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1 DIOCESE OF CHARLESTON Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church th Avenue N., N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME July 17, 2016 Rev. D. Anthony Droze Pastor Rev. Roger Morgan Parochial Vicar Rev. José O. Cheverria Jimenez Parochial Vicar Hispanic Ministry Sr. Glafira G. Ortega HCJS Deacons Robert J. Tyson Andrew F. Stoshak Richard M. Flenke Peter M. Casamento Masses Sunday Vigil (Saturday) 5:00 PM Sunday - 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 Noon Misa en Español 1:30 PM Signing for the Deaf 4th Sunday 10:00 AM Daily: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM 1st Saturday 8:00 AM Confessions Saturday 3:30-4:30 PM Parish Office Phone: Fax: Office Hours Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Website: A Ministry of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Karen Luzzo, Principal web:

2 Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church PRAYER AND WORSHIP Rev. D. Anthony Droze Pastor Ext. 17 Rev. Roger Morgan Parochial Vicar Ext 23 Rev. J. Orlando Cheverria Jimenez Parochial Vicar Ext. 29 Hispanic Ministry Sr. Glafira G. Ortega HCJS Ext.29 OLSS Outreach Ministry Ext. 13 Catholic Charities Administrative Offices Business Manager Linda Britzke Ext. 10 Director of Music Ministry John Thorn Co-Directors of Religious Education Charlotte Watkins Angel Roesch Hairston Ext. 22 Faith Formation Ministry Dorothy Foss, Chairperson Director of Maintenance Steve Speedling Ext. 12 Office Staff Rosie Plank - Ext. 11 Vicki McCambley - Ext. 24 Lucy Garcia - Ext. 27 Nicole Cocchiola - Ext. 26 MASS INTENTIONS July 16, 2016 through July 24, 2016 Sat. 07/16 Gn 18:1-10a;Col 1:24-28; Lk 10: :00 PM Angela Mary (Stoshak) Vitale Holy Trinity 5:00 PM Dr. Russell Burgess (Family) Sun.07/17 Gn 18:1-10a;Col 1:24-28; Lk 10: :00 AM Leslie Nikin (Mom) 10:00 AM Margaret Muise (Anita & Lloyd Muise) 12:00 N Michael Pendzich (Parents, Bob & Linda) 1:30 PM Pro Populo (for the People of the Parish) Mon. 07/18 Mi 6:1-4, 6-8; Mt 12: :00 AM Special Intention for Rev. Msgr. Chet Moczydlowski (Fr. Droze) Paul Leva (John & Sandy Leary) Tue. 07/19 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Mt 12: :00 AM Tony Sneska (Jim & Joan Burke) Mark T. Rowinski (New Beginnings) Dr. Russell Burgess (Family) Wed.07/20 Jer 1:1, 4-10; Mt 13:1-9 8:00 AM Gloria Ravo (Rosemarie & Pat Miele) Marilyn Riordan (Husband, Ed) Frederick William Swanda, Jr. (Kasia & Al Worrell) 6:00 PM W. Donald Horn (Kitty & Joe Church of Resurrection Thu. 07/21 Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13; Mt 13: :00 AM Ronald Shoop (Kimberly Anderson) Frank Gale (Mary Murphy) Wendell Long (Margaret & Chet Lempitsky) Fri. 07/22 Jer 3:14-17; Jn 20:1-2, :00 AM Debbie Falco (Diane Yatkauskas) Nazario Paragano, Sr. (Vicki & Joe McCambley) 6:00 PM Patricia Tuite (Janet & Church of Resurrection Sat. 07/23 Gn 18:20-32;Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 4:00 PM Frank LaValle (Tom & Nancy Holy Trinity 5:00 PM Frances DeJosia (Ed Mahon & Gina) Sun.07/24 Gn 18:20-32;Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 8:00 AM Susan Mulcahy (Joan & Thomas Cunnigham) 10:00 AM Pro Populo (for the People of the Parish) 12:00 N Richard Cesarski (Wife, Pat) 1:30 PM Special Intention SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTION The sanctuary lamp will burn in memory of Charlotte Hock from Joy & Denny Reed. RECENTLY DECEASED Kindly pray for the repose of the soul??? of the following who recently passed away and all who grieve. Diane Scott FLOWER INTENTION An arrangement is given in Memory of Dr. Russell Burgess from Family. Last week s second arrangement was given in Memory of Donald Williams from Family

3 PRAYER AND WORSHIP Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Adoration is held every Friday after the 8AM Mass until 4:30 PM followed by Benediction. DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET - The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited Monday through Friday after the 8:00 AM Mass. The Chaplet is recited in the cry room. All are invited. MARIAN MOVEMENT - Cenacle - following Divine Mercy every Wednesday in the Cry Room. ROSARY Rosary prayed every Monday through Friday before the 8:00 AM Mass. All are invited. 4:00 PM SATURDAY MASS Beginning June 11th through September 3rd, there will be a Mass at 4:00 PM every Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Longs. There will be Confession before Mass from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. We hope this additional Mass will be the perfect solution for you if you wish to avoid the busy summer traffic in North Myrtle Beach on a Saturday afternoon. Directions to Holy Trinity from Our Lady Star of the Sea. Turn left onto Highway 17, turn right on Robert Edge Parkway. Continue on the parkway (2 traffic lights). After second light, go straight and the road will continue on to Highway 90 (toward Conway). After approximately 4 miles, look for large billboard with ad for Holy Trinity Catholic School and make a right onto Star Bluff Rd. Continue for about one mile and make a right turn at the sign for Holy Trinity. MASS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED The 10:00 AM Mass on the 4th Sunday of the month will be signed as a service to those in need in our community. If you know of anyone who is hearing impaired, please invite them to attend. PRESENTING THE GIFTS If you would like to present the gifts at one of the weekend Masses, please sign your name & phone number in the Sign-Up Book located on the table in the rear of the Church. W V M While we are encouraged to embrace Jesus cross, perhaps the next best thing we can do as the faithful is to turn to the Blessed Mother for guidance Blessed Mother, please help me. As human beings, we can t do everything. But the Blessed Mother can go to her Son Jesus and do wonders. The Knights of Columbus are offering intimate prayer devotions in your own homes to all parishioners so that every family may experience visitation for one week from our Visiting Madonna. Families will begin to experience a sense of peace, quiet and reflection while saying the Rosary as a family with Our Lady. The family that prays together stays together. If you are interested in participating in welcoming the Visiting Madonna, please call Sam Konrad at (843) or him at This week, The Visiting Madonna will be presented to Joe & Joanne Morrone at the 12:00 Noon Mass. CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST The Order of Worship begins at #166 Gathering: Gather Us In # 848 Gloria: Simplex Readings begin at # 1139 Ps. : The One Who Does Justice R&A Gospel Acc: Halle, Halle, Halle # 329 Creed: #174 & also on inside front cover Gifts: Without Seeing You # 922 Holy, Holy, Holy # 370 Memorial Acclamation # 373 Amen # 372 ~ Lamb Of God: 390 Communion: Blest Are They # 735 Recessional: Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God # 658 Blessed Basil Hopko Byzantine Catholic Mission, 3059 Highway 90, Conway, SC will have Divine Liturgy on July 17th, July 24th and July 31st all at 10 AM. Contact Jack Securda at or phone Jean Wirth at (843) for further information. BAPTISM CLASS Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00PM Parish Center Call the church office to register. BOOK OF INTENTIONS If someone you know is in need of our prayers, please enter their name(s) in the book located in the Holy Family alcove. EVANGELIZATION R.C.I.A. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults The R.C.I.A. is a process of spiritual conversion and growth, over time, in one s relationship with God and the Church. It is a faith journey where adults are fully welcomed into the Catholic Church. If you re interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus Christ; inquiring about the Catholic Church; becoming Catholic; and being fully initiated into the Catholic Church through the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist, WE WELCOME YOU! For more information about the R.C.I.A. process, please contact Deacon Bob at the Church Office. C S.

4 Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church CHRISTIAN FORMATION HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL A Ministry of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish PRAYER GARDEN - The Trinity prayer garden is in the process of being revitalized thanks to the class of 2016! So far, a garden flag and two statues gi ed to the school by the graduates have been placed in the garden along with the exis ng bench and St. Francis statue. Throughout the school year, new plants and statues will be added. We hope to create a beau ful place for reflec on and communion with God. REGISTRATION FOR Registra on for grades K4-8 is on-going for the school year. Please feel free to call the school office at (843) to schedule a tour. SPONSORING A STUDENT - Some of our families are in need of assistance with tui on for their child/ children. If you are feeling called to sponsor a student with either full or par al assistance, please contact Mrs. Luzzo at the school office for more informa on. THE GIVING TREES - There are Giving Trees located in the narthex of the church and in the hall on the school campus. If you would like to make a dona on, simply put the item amount into the envelope and drop it in the collec on basket or leave it at the church or school offices. The Giving Trees will remain in place through the Labor Day weekend. We thank you greatly for all your dona ons and your con nued support of Holy Trinity Catholic School. VIRTUS PROTECTING GOD S CHILDREN The Diocese of Charleston and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church are committed to ensuring the safety of all children and vulnerable adults. All priests, deacons, sisters, staff members, and all volunteers who have any contact whatsoever with children and other vulnerable persons are required to be trained through VIRTUS in how to provide a safe environment. These same people receive background screenings in addition to education on how to make the safest environment possible. Diocesan Office of Child Protection Service: Diocesan Victim Assistance: OLSS Safe Environment Coordinator: FAITH FORMATION FULL OF GRACE In this beautiful movie, we see Mary now living her final days on earth, pondering her life with Jesus as she eagerly awaits the return of Peter from his apostolic journeys. This 90 minute movie will be presented on August 18 at 10 AM in classrooms A/B. To REGISTER prior to August 15, or for questions call: Dotty Foss or Kim Balbach A breathtaking film and celebration of faith. I have not been moved by a film like this since The Passion of The Christ. Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. Editor-in-Chief, Magnificat. There is no fee for this film. CATHOLIC SCRIPTURE STUDY This year s Catholic Scripture Study will begin on Thursday, September 15th. We will be studying the Book of Isaiah. It is a 26 week course. Classes will be every Thursday from 9:30-11:30 AM in classroom A in the Parish Center. The cost for all materials is $55.00 per person. If interested, please call Chris Kleczkowski at to register. The last day to register is Friday, August 19th. Thank you. OLSS SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB The book club meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 9 am to 11 am in the Youth Group room on the second floor of the Pastoral Center. All books are available on line; or can be special ordered in most book stores; or can be included in the bulk club order. This order is placed 2 months prior to the date of review, and will be available on the month prior to its review. With few exceptions, registrations are not necessary. COME WHEN YOU CAN, KNOW THAT WE WILL MISS YOU WHEN YOU CAN'T. July 27: Swimming In The Sun (Albert Haase, O.F.M.) August 24: The Long Loneliness (Autobiography of Dorothy Day) Sept.28: Beautiful MERCY Dynamic Catholic (Numerous Contributors) To order books, or for any questions call Kim Balbach at or M S G O L S S Men, kindly join us for a positive way to kick start the weekend with light refreshments, HIS gospel works, discussions and fellowship. Free readings sent to your or at table. Please leave name and or phone. Friday, July 22nd at 9:00-10:00 AM Parish Hall, Room D ~ Respectfully, Henry Karasch, , or at Sponsored by the Faith Formation Ministry.

5 Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time CHRISTIAN FORMATION

6 Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church COMMUNITY BUILDING THIS WEEK Mon. Jul. 18 Legion of Mary 9:00-10:00AM Prayer Shawl Ministry 10:00AM - 12 Noon Board Games & Cards 12:00 Noon - 4:00PM Narcotics Anonymous 8:00-9:00PM Tue. Jul. 19 Hispanic AA Meeting 7:00-9:00PM Wed. Jul. 20 Quilters & Crafters 9:00-12:00PM Parkinson s Support Group 2:00-4:00PM Baptism Class 7:00-8:00PM Hispanic AA Meeting 7:00-9:00PM Narcotics Anonymous 8:00-9:00PM Thur. Jul. 21 Thrift Store Drop Off 9:00-11:00AM AA Meeting 12:00 Noon - 1:00PM Charismatic Group 2:00PM Our Lady s Kitchen 4:30-6:00PM K of C 4th Degree - 6:30-8:00PM Fri. Jul. 22 Eucharistic Adoration 8:30-4:30PM Church Office Closes at Noon Men s Spirituality Group 9:30-11:00AM Benediction 4:30-5:00PM Sat. Jul. 23 Church Cleaners - between 6:30-10:00AM AA Meeting 8:30-10:00 AM QUILTERS & SEWERS NEEDED If you sew or quilt, come join the OLSS Quilters Group on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 AM - to 12:00 Noon in Room C. We will teach beginners. All cotton fabric donations are welcome. CRAFT FAIR DONATIONS Do you have any gently used or new jewelry that you no longer want or wear? Please consider donating to the crafters for the fall Craft Fair. Also needed are empty jewelry boxes to display the treasures. Donations may be dropped at the office. Or stop by any Wednesday from 9:00AM to 12Noon and visit us in the Parish Center in room G. We appreciate your support and thank you in advance for your donations. Any questions, call Nanette OLSS Book & Gift Center Shop Hours are: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 12:00 Noon and before & after Weekend Masses Ext.16 WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER So many times we are like Martha, anxious and worried about many things, we forget the most important thing Jesus. Learn how to make Jesus a part of your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends are: Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC and Nov 4-6, 2016 in Atlantic Beach, NC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or O Holy Spirit, Soul of my soul. I adore Thee. Enlighten, guide, Strengthen. And console me, Tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it. I promise to be submissive, in everything that Thou permittest to happen to me, Only show me What is Thy Will. Amen WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT THERE IS ALWAYS MORE! If you are interested in learning more about the graces offered by the Holy Spirit, please join the Charismatic Community, Thursdays at 2:00PM in Classroom D. PLEASE COME AND JOIN NEW BEGINNINGS Our goal is to create an environment for widows, widowers and single people in order to enjoy fellowship, social activities and emotional support as needed for surviving spouses and single people through Christian Spirituality. We meet the 1st Tuesday of every month, which always includes an activity/planned event. Please contact Rosemary Hornbuckle at if you are interested in joining in on the fellowship of New Beginnings. NEW CANTORS NEEDED Please contact John Thorn at to audition. CMGConnect PARENTS A New Online Learning Tool Brought to You by Catholic Mutual Group KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE Internet safety starts with smart parents. Learn how to protect your kids form internet dangers and how to better guide them to wise choices with a quick and free video course from CMGConnect Parents. For more information Go to: to set up a free account. The Grand Strand Citizens for Life, a non-profit Pro-Life group that works to promote a public recognition of the dignity and right to life of every individual from the time of conception to natural death, announces its new website. It not only helps to educate and inform, but can help those that need counseling or abortion alternatives. The new site is interactive with autoresponding s, a guestbook, photo albums, audio and video clips and links to many services in the Grand Strand area. The new website address is : Please stop by and use the and guestbook. If you'd like to join us, you can download and print an application and mail with your membership fee, or join online and pay the yearly membership fee online. You can also donate a one time or recurring monthly donation to help their cause. It is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Thank you for your help. You may reach us directly at or our group president, Theresa Borkes (member of St. Michael's in Garden City) at:

7 COMMUNITY BUILDING Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY The mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it. Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life. Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness (Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus 2). NEW Alzheimer s Caregiver Support Group The South Carolina Alzheimer s Association and the Chapter office in Myrtle Beach supports an Alzheimer s Caregiver Support Group at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. The monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2-3:30 pm in room 224. Refreshments served, no reservations required. Please enter via the Church Office door. Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church 410 6th Avenue South; North Myrtle Beach, SC Facilitator-Kathy Bazzarre, R.N., Vol. Faith Community Nurse THRIFT STORE PARTNERSHIP Remember to bring your new and/or gently used items to the rear of the parish center on Thursday mornings from 9AM-11AM for pickup by BloomingDeals. For large items, call the church office and arrangements will be made for their pickup from your home. Your continuing support of this successful fundraiser is very much appreciated. "Interested in Becoming a Member of the Knights of Columbus, call " You Grow Girl ~ Women s Group Support Group to help with Depression & Anxiety Every Wednesday from 3:00-4:30PM ~ TLC Counseling Center 289-H HWY. 90 East, Foxfire Plaza, Little River r No Charge Ancient Order of Hibernians At Last a Wee Bit of Ireland in Myrtle Beach with a mix of Southern Hospitality. At present we are seeking new members. Keep Up Your Irish Heritage - Join The Ancient Order of Hibernians. For more information, contact Matthew Tully, Membership Chairman at Horry County Division 1 Myrtle Beach, SC 28TH ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL October 28th and 29th, Rain or Shine Sponsored by the Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Women s Club, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island This year s Arts and Crafts Festival promises to be another big success. You will have ample opportunity to go home with many treasures! All are invited to attend this free event. Proceeds from this event will benefit worthwhile causes in and around the Low Country community. The hours are Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM inside the Parish Life Center For further information, call the PLC at For more information regarding the above news article, please contact Sharon Mercy Minutes Our video pilgrimage through the Jubilee year. Mercy Minutes is a video pilgrimage through the Jubilee Year of Mercy produced by the Diocese of Charleston. Check throughout the year for the latest Mercy Minutes update. Mercy Minutes: What is Mercy? Resources: Vatican Jubilee of Mercy Website: content/gdm/en.html USCCB Jubilee of Mercy Website: beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/ jubilee-of-mercy/ Our Sunday Visitor: StudyGuides/YearofMercy.aspx RACHEL S VINEYARD RETREAT Rachel s Vineyard Retreats bring spiritual healing and strengthening of faith to individuals who have had or participated in an abortion. Join us on the journey to healing, peace and reconciliation. July 22-24, 2016 in Charleston, SC. For information and registration, call Christy or Kathy GROW YOUR FAITH Are you looking for a way to grow in your relationship with Christ? Would you like to better understand Catholic teaching on moral issues? Do you want to get more involved in service to families? Or maybe you are a ministry leader who needs continuing education or a parent looking for ways to strengthen your family? One of the best things you can do for yourself is to sign up for Family Honor s online course, The Truth and Meaning of Sexuality, Love and Family. This online course provides useful information on topics relating to chastity education, child development, the family, theology of the body and current moral issues. Plus, the flexible online format works with your busy schedule. Go to: and click the Training tab. Questions? Call or the Family Honor office: or Summer Semester starts June 1 and ends August 31. Created in 1988, Family Honor provides and promotes a family-centered Catholic approach to chastity education. The organization is based in South Carolina and has teams of adult presenters in nine states who deliver a variety of programs to parents and teens at parishes across the country.

8 Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church SOCIAL OUTREACH OLSS LIFE CHANGING MINISTRY Please Take Me Shopping With You Your Help Is A Blessing To Those In Need Toilet Paper Can Tomato Prod. Box Mashed Potato Stuffing Mix Hamburger Helper Can Vegetables Mac & Cheese Can Fruit Can Potatoes Salad Dressing STEWARDSHIP WEEKLY COLLECTIONS July 10, 2016 Offertory $ 22, Online Giving $ 2, Budget $ 25, Variance $ (8.64) YTD Offertory $ 52, YTD Budget $ 52, YTD Variance $ nd Collection: Holy Trinity Catholic School $ 2, Tuna / Chicken Peanut Butter/Jelly Grits / Rice Cereal, Hot or Cold SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND INFIRM PRIESTS Catsup, Mayo, Mustard Saltine Crackers Sugar/Flour Pers. Hygiene Prod. Cake/Cookie Mix Pancake Mix/Syrup Can Tomato Prod. Cleaning Products For I was Hungry and you gave me food OLSS OUTREACH MINISTRY Thank you for your continued support for OUR LADY S KITCHEN and our families in the Food Distribution Program. Our need is still great. Many have had hours cut from work, putting another strain on the family income this winter season. Our Food Security program and Our Lady s Kitchen has been a real life support for the families who struggle to make ends meet. Your financial donations and food contributions are our only means of support for this growing need in the North Myrtle Beach Communities. These programs could not exist without You Thank You and May God Continue to Bless You.. We Can t Help Everyone. But Everyone Can Help Someone. COLUMBARIUM AND PRAYER GARDEN Spend some quiet, prayerful time in this beautiful and holy place. Niches are $3,000 for one or $5,500 for two. No-interest financing is available. To reserve a niche or for more information, call or stop by the Church Office. HYMNAL INTENTIONS If you would like to donate a hymnal in memory or in honor of a loved one, please pick up a donation form in the back of the Church or at the Church office. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Our diocese has a strong history of dedicated men who have offered a lifetime of service to the catholic faithful here in South Carolina. Even before the establishment of our diocese in 1820, groups of dedicated priests have served our local region. That tradition of service continues to this day. A primary goal to our diocese is to properly care for our priests by providing them much needed medical attention. I write to ask for your assistance to provide our ill or retired priests with our best care and support in this time of escalating medical costs. Please be generous to our collection for INFIRM PRIESTS. These priests have spend their lives caring for others and helping those most in need. I am confident that we will continue to do our best to care for them as well. In the Lord s peace, Most Reverend Robert Guglielmone Bishop of Charleston SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND Mission Appeal Fr. Anthony Benjamine who is serving in our Diocese will be speaking at all Masses on behalf of his home Diocese in Sivagangai, India BAA UPDATE OLSS Goal: $87, Total amount pledged to date: $76, % Participation: 25.76% Thank you so much for your continued generosity towards the Bishops Annual Appeal. If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider sending in your pledge today. Pledge cards are available in the narthex and you may use your monthly BAA envelope to make your payments. The Bishop s Annual Appeal funds numerous outreach ministries in our diocese. This year s Diocesan Goal is $3,750,000 and $2.9 million has been received today, which is a good start. Your continued prayers and support are very much appreciated.

9 "JESUS EN CASA DE MARTA Y MARIA" (Evangelio de san Lucas 10, 38-42). Queridos Hermanos: En el Evangelio de este Domingo, nos cuenta que dos mujeres reciben a Jesús en su casa. Son dos mujeres muy santas pero con actitudes diferentes para recibir al Señor. Por un lado; María ha comprendido la Buena Noticia que trae Jesús y quiere empaparse de ella. Por otro lado; Marta, como los doce Apóstoles, es discípula de Jesús, pero sigue atada a la Ley, al cumplimiento, a lo que ella cree estar bien, a las múltiples imposiciones, a lo de siempre; todavía ella no ha descubierto a profundidad quién es Jesús. Marta es figura de la persona que siempre está ocupada, de aquella persona que siempre está trabajando todo el tiempo sin descanso. Ella se siente segura, cree tener la verdad, pero es esclava de su propio estilo de vida, no tiene tiempo para descansar. A pesar de tener a Jesús en su casa, no ha descubierto la importancia de su presencia divina. En cambio; María es la otra cara de la moneda; aprovecha la visita de Jesús al máximo, por eso, se sienta a los pies de Jesús para escucharlo y aprender de El. Como discípula de Jesús, ella se deja moldear por El, porque quiere ser transformada por Jesús. Hay muchas maneras de acoger el mensaje de Jesús; y todas son válidas si responden a la escucha del Evangelio, y si nos llevan a ser discípulos de Jesús. En la Liturgia de este Domingo; no se reprocha a Marta; sino a su actitud de ansiedad, inquietud y nerviosismo, preocupándose solamente por los quehaceres del hogar, y no aprovechar al máximo la visita de Jesús. tampoco hay que caer en el error, diciendo que María estaba despreocupada de sus responsabilidades en el hogar; sino que aprovechó al máximo la visita de Jesús, y para ella lo más importante era escuchar a Jesús. Por lo tanto; podemos decir, que debemos ser contemplativos en la acción y activos en la contemplación. Trabajo y oración deben ir juntos de la mano. Necesitamos saber escuchar, saber estar en silencio, no dejarnos llevar de tanta prisa, desprendernos de tanto agobio, escucharnos a nosotros mismos, tener tiempo para el descanso. Pues nuestra vida no consiste en solo trabajar, es necesario sacar tiempo para la oración y encuentro con Dios. En la época de Jesús, según los maestros de la ley; las mujeres no tenían derecho a profundizar y aprender la ley de Dios. Esto era solamente tarea y responsabilidad de los hombres. María, rompe esa norma y se sienta a los pies de Jesús para aprender la ley de Dios. Marta en cambio, no quiere reclamar ese derecho. Y Jesús, le critica por ser prisionera de lo que ella considera su papel propio de mujer. Jesús la llama, para que rompa con esa mentalidad de dedicarse solamente a los quehaceres de la casa, haciéndole entender que las mujeres también pueden ser discípulas, y pueden aprender la ley de Dios. De esta manera; Jesús libera a la mujer de aquella mentalidad que la margina y la sitúa en segundo plano como ama de casa. Pidámosle a La Virgen María, para que Ella, nos ayude a escuchar siempre a Jesús en el trabajo y en la oración al mismo tiempo. Dios los bendiga. Padre Orlando. EVANGELIZACION Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora Estrella del Mar DECIMO SEXTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO CATEQUESIS PARA ADULTOS (R.I.C.A.) El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos es un proceso de conversión y crecimiento espiritual, que toma tiempo, en nuestra relación con Dios y la Iglesia. Es un camino de fe donde los adultos están totalmente bienvenidos en la Iglesia Católica. Si usted está interesado en la exploración de una relación con Jesucristo y se a preguntado acerca de la Iglesia Católica, o convirtiéndose a la fe católica, la iniciación en la Iglesia Católica a través de la celebración de los sacramentos del Bautismo, Confirmación y Eucaristía. LE DAMOS UNA CORDIAL BIENVENIDA! Para obtener más información acerca del proceso, R.I.C.A. por favor póngase en contacto con la Hermana Glafira Ortega a los teléfonos o SE RETOMAN LAS CLASES DE RICA EL DIA MARTES, AGOSTO 9 DEL 2016.

10 COMPARATIENDO NOTICIAS.. Decimo Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario CONFERENCIA II 2016 Lanzando Las Redes de Misericordia Agosto 13 del :00 am - 6:00 pm Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 1101 Lincoln St.; Columbia, SC Escuela de la Fe Cristo Maestro Diócesis de Charleston *Requerido a todo estudiante de la Escuela de la Fe *Abierto a todos aunque aún no sean estudiantes *Santa Misa de clausura con el Sr. Obispo, Robert E. Guglielmone. El Año de la Misericordia promulgado por el Papa Francisco, nos llama a la acción evangelizadora de salvar almas para Dios dentro de ministerios eclesiales realizados con mucha misericordia comocristo lo hizo durante su vida pública. Diferentes Talleres Costo de la Conferencia: $20.00 / Niños no pagan Si ya pago por la Conferencia, al llegar al Centro de Convenciones solo diga su apellido y nombre en las mesas de inscripción (mantenemos record de asistencia de estudiantes) Si todavía no se ha inscrito, lo puede hacer ese mismo día al llegar al Centro de Convenciones Cada familia es responsable de sus hijos Opciones para Almuerzo: -Si trae lonchera dejarla en su coche-hay venta de comida en el local -Ir a un restaurant cercano Habrán ventas de artículos religiosos, CD s, DVD, libros sobre oración y ministerios litúrgicos, etc. Documentos eclesiales que estarán de venta El Vaticano II será estudiado en la Primavera Más información: Ana Hidalgo, Th. M. Supervisora Diocesana Escuela de la Fe José Tello, Miembro Equipo de Conferencia Visite la página web: sccatholic.org/escuela-de-la-fe- cristo-maestro * Pulse en opciones a la izquierda. Escriba a Escuela de la Fe, Ministerio Hispano 2800 Bush River Rd. Suite #5 Columbia SC Escuela de la Fe Cristo Maestro Centro Columbia Diócesis de Charleston Oficina de Ministerio Hispano Para Hispanos mayores de 18 años ofrecidas por instructores de conocimiento teológico. Conoce y fortalece tu fe cristiano-católica a través de estudios teológicos th Av N. & Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach,,S.C los 2dos.y 4tos.Jueves de cada mes; 7:00 9:00 pm Más información: Coordinador Local: Vicente Aguirre Supervisora Diocesana: Ana Hidalgo Bush River Rd Suite #5 Columbia, SC Pagina web: sccatholic.org/escuela-de-la-fe- cristo-maestro -pulse en opciones lado izquierdo La Escuela de la Fe reanuda sus clases siempre abiertas a participantes nuevos. Los que ya son estudiantes o no han seguido, les exhortamos continúen su formación. Curso 9: El Nuevo Testamento Agosto 8 y 22 / Septiembre 12 y 26 Curso 10: Cristología Oct 10 y 24 / Noviembre 14 y 28 EXPOSICION DEL SANTISIMO Todos los Jueves hay Hora Santa, Exposición y Bendición con el Santísimo. A las 7:00 PM. INFORMACION Si necesita alguna información para algún Sacramento o alguna Celebración Litúrgica, favor comunicarse con el Padre Orlando Cheverria Teléf.: EL SANTO ROSARIO Si alguien desea llevar la imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe y rezar el santo rosario durante la semana por favor llamar a Esmeralda Alfaro al BAUTISMOS La próxima clase para la preparación del sacramento del Bautismo, será el Martes, 26 de Julio a las 6:30 P.M. (Seis y treinta de la tarde). Deben asistir papás y padrinos. Los padrinos deben ser católicos y casados por la Iglesia Católica, o solteros. (Favor no traer niños porque hacen mucho ruido). Los papás deben hablar antes de la preparación, con el Padre Orlando. MATRIMONIOS Las parejas que deseen contraer el Sacramento del Matrimonio, pueden participar en la formación el primer y tercer lunes de cada mes de 7:00-9:00PM. Para mas información comuníquese con la Hermana Glafira Ortega a los teléfonos o QUINCEAÑERA Para la celebración de una Quinceañera, los papás y familiares deben informar al Padre Orlando, al o al mínimo tres meses de anticipación, para hacer la preparación necesaria. CONFESIONES Las Confesiones se realizarán todos los Domingos después de Misa o por cita, favor llamar al Padre Orlando, si necesita el Sacramento de la Confesión. CORO ~ Practica del coro todos los Miércoles a las 7:00 PM. Para mas información por favor contáctese con Juan Beltrán al Les invitamos a participar. Colecta de la Semana Julio 17, 2016 Colección Total $ Colección de la Comunidad Hispana incluida en el Total $ Gracias por su Colaboración.