St. Ambrose Catholic Church at 380 South Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-4423 US - Message from Father Dalton
Message from Father Dalton
Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
A PERSONAL RESPONSE OF FAITH: Today’s Gospel starts with a conversation with which Jesus begins his journey to Jerusalem—and the cross. As his followers, we strive to march with him, even to the cross.
Paul’s Letter to the Galatians tells us that we who have been baptized have “clothed” ourselves with Christ. Being one with Christ, we must no longer discriminate according to nationality or race, according to social status, according to gender.
The prophet Zechariah, centuries before anyone heard of Jesus, spoke of how the people find God’s message uncomfortable, and so turn against the messengers. Later, though, the people awaken to the realization of what they have done and are moved to repentance. Thus, they are always welcomed back by God, who always gives us grace to do the right thing, however difficult it may be.
Have a wonderful week—Remember—the most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling; and even more beautiful is knowing that you are the reason behind it!
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday: The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Thursday: St. Cyril of Alexandria
Friday: St. Irenaeus
Saturday: Ss. Peter and Paul
A man sent his little rambunctious boy to bed. Five minutes later, he heard, “Da-ad! I’m thirsty. Will you bring me a drink of water? “No,” he replied, “you had your chance. Lights out.” Five minutes passed and he heard again, “Da-ad! I’m thirsty. Will you please bring me a drink of water?” “No,” the father shouted, “and if you ask again, I’ll come up there and punish you!” The little boy was quiet for another five minutes, but could not stand being thirsty anymore. So he yelled, “Da-ad!” “What?” the man asked. “When you come up to punish me, will you bring me a drink of water?”
QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK
A. Here is a very important message for the people of our time. One of the fundamental errors of our age is the exaggerated focus on
self-seeking, putting me at the center of everything. Jesus regarded self-seeking as a disastrous program for life. But self-denial in the service of love is the sure way to develop our human potential and reach deep fulfillment in life. It is in
giving that we receive.
CONFIDENCE: Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong. —Anonymous
ADOM NON-PAROCHIAL COLLECTIONS 2013
June 30 —Holy Father’s Appeal (Peter’s Pence)
July 21 — American Black and Indian Missions
August 4 — Parish Burse - Seminary Appeal
September 1— Catholic University of America
October 20 — Society for the Propagation of the Faith
November 24 - Campaign for Human Development
December 8 — Retirement Fund for Religious
SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
(Effective June 8th thru October 26th, 2013)
Weekday Mass (Mon—Fri) 7:30 & 11 am
Saturday Morning Mass: 7:30 am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 pm
Sunday Mass: 7:30, 9, & 10:30 am, 12 nn & 6pm
(Last 5:30 mass was on June 1st. Restart the 5:30 mass on November 2nd.)
Please Note: Chapel Hours: Mon.—Fri. 6:30 am to 6 pm, Sat. & Sun.-Closes after the last scheduled mass.
St. Ambrose School News
St. Ambrose School is now eligible for Step Up for Students
Providing Scholarships to more than 27,000 Low-income Children in Florida
We provide scholarships for low-income Florida school children and believe in equal educational opportunities.
The scholarships give low-income parents the opportunity to choose the School that best meets their children’s needs.
What are the guidelines to be eligible for the Scholarship?
One guideline is that children must be entering kindergarten or first grade OR must have spent a full year in a Florida public school. The other guideline is based on income.
Frequently Asked Questions:
...What are the guidelines to be eligible for the scholarship?
...Where can I find an eligible school?
...What is the status of my application?
...What is the next step once I am approved?
...What is the status of my appeal?
...More Questions? Call: 1-877-735-7837
Renewal Families: Please continue to apply.
School Phone: (954) 427-2226
School Website: www.stambroseeagles.com
Life Line Screening
The Power of Prevention
Where: St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Sponsored by: Bethesda Health
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Pre Registration is required.
Call 1-800-324-1851 Priority Code: HSC6395
2013-2014 Religious Education
Donna Gonzalez, DRE
Registration forms are now available in the Parish Office. Classes will begin late September, early October (exact dates TBA).
We are in need of creative teachers for our classes on Sundays and Wednesdays. If you want to share your faith with our youth, please come in and fill out an application. All you need is a willing heart, attend a three hour course on how to keep our children safe and be fingerprinted, no cost to you. You will receive a Catechist Guide with all the answers to help inspire our children to grow in their walk with the Lord. Parents remember, if you teach a class, the registration fee is waived.
We also are in need of teen aides. This is a wonderful way for your teen to give back, stay connected to the church and earn service hours for school. You can fill out an application in the Parish Office.
I hope you all have a fun and safe summer. Make time for the Lord.
Remember: “The family that prays together, Stays together.”
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS — Every Monday evening at 7:30 pm, 2nd floor Parish Center.
ANNIVERSARY MASS — All Wedding Anniversaries for the month will be celebrated on the Last Sunday of the month at the 10:30 am Mass. Please call the Rectory Office to provide your name and anniversary date at least one week prior to the Anniversary Mass. Next date June 30, 2013
ARTS & CRAFTS — Mondays, 2nd floor Parish Center at 1:00 pm. Next meeting: September 9, 2013.
BAPTISM — By appointment only. Must be a registered member for a minimum of 6 months. Please call the Rectory office for more information. You must register for the Baptism Class by calling 954-427-2225. Next Baptism Class July 11, 2013 at 7 pm.
BINGO — Matinee Bingo will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The cost is $20 includes lunch and all the paper you can play. The doors open at 9:15 am. Lunch is served at 11:15 am.
CARNIVAL Carnival Meeting will be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month in the main parish hall. For more information call Gail Kammerer (561)
CENTERING PRAYER — Learn the practice of Silent Prayer. Every Monday evening at 7 pm in the Chapel. For more information call Luciana (954) 415-5819.
CHOIR PRACTICE — Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm upstairs Parish Center during the winter & spring season. Everyone have a wonderful and safe summer - Choir practice will resume in the fall.
COFFEE & DONUTS — Are served in the Parish Center after all the Sunday morning Masses. Everyone is invited to join.
CUB SCOUTS — Boys first grade through 5th grade meet the third Thursday at 6:30 pm each month in the Parish Hall. Call Sal Biviano for more information 954-675-5683. Next Meeting, July 18, 2013.
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK — Parishioners who are sick and hospitalized, in a rehabilitation facility or at home wishing to receive the Holy Eucharist may call the Rectory at (954) 427-2225 and a Eucharistic minister will respond with a scheduled visit.
RESPECT LIFE — St. Ambrose is a Respect Life Parish, from conception to natural death. Respect Life Hot Line (954) 977-7769. Web site—www. respectlifemiami.org
ROSARY MAKERS — Every other Tuesday, from 9 to 11, upstairs in the Parish Center. Next meetings September 2, 2013.
ST. AMBROSE MEN’S CLUB — Meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month. Next meeting will be July 3, 2013 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall . Go to the Men’s Club website for all the latest info: menofstambrose.com
ST. AMBROSE COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN — General Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month, Upstairs Parish Hall Center at 7 pm. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Downstairs Parish Hall. Everyone have a safe and fun summer - we will see you all in the fall. The first General Meeting will be held on September 26, 2013.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Classified Ads -Please check the bulletin board in the parish hall for classified ads posted by our parishioners. Thank you.
Catholic Hospice Broward Office:
2900 W Cypress Creek Rd, Suite #7
Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
Marriage Preparation - All couples who wish to be married in a Catholic ceremony in St. Ambrose must first meet with Father Dalton, Father Lynch or Father Dariusz in preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage. It is advisable that couples not set a firm date for the wedding until they have attended this meeting. At this meeting, the Parish Marriage Ministry will explain the importance of the sacrament of marriage and the Archdiocesan Rules and Parish Guidelines. Individual appointments and confirmed dates for marriage will not be set until after you attend this session. Classes are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm in the chapel. Next Class: June 27, 2013. Please call to register 954-427-2225.
Religious Gift Shop - Located in the Parish Center, open Saturday after the 4 pm mass, Sunday from 8 am – 1 pm and on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 10 am – 1 pm. Visit us for all your Catholic gifts!
SAINT AMBROSE SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Thank you to our St. Vincent de Paul Volunteers. Every Thursday morning from 9 am to 10 am, distributing food to the needy and homeless of our area. Thanks to all who respond so generously to our requests. Although many answer our call, the need is still great. Please remember the food baskets and poor boxes as you leave Church. The poor and needy are always among us. Thank you for caring.
PARKING – HELP! We know parking becomes more difficult during the season and even worse during the Carnival but we need your help. Please park only in designated parking spaces. Do not block entrances or exits. Please do not block the entrances to the basketball court, and leave the designated handicapped parking spaces for those who are truly handicapped!
St. Joseph Retirement Residence -A caring Assisted Living facility, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami, offering beautifully furnished apartments or suites with a 24 hour emergency pull cord system. We provide three delicious meals daily, weekly housekeeping and linens, plus a full-time Activities Director. We also offer assistance in bathing, dressing, and monitoring medications. The Residence has a beautiful chapel offering scheduled and private worship for all faiths. All this for a reasonable monthly rate. Call for more information: 954-739-1483.
WORLDWIDE MARIAGE ENCOUNTER Rekindle and renew your love for each other on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. Available 2013 dates are: June 21 – 23, November 1 – 3. Go online to register at: wwmesefla.com. For more info contact Ann and John Geer at (954) 785-5955 or email@example.com. To ensure a place, please register at least two weeks before the weekend.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Sunday, June 23, 2013
7:30 Father's Day Novena
9:00 Father's Day Novena
10:30 Father's Day Novena
12:00 Father's Day Novena
6:00 Father's Day Novena
Monday, June 24, 2013
7:30 Father's Day Novena
11:00 Father's Day Novena
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
7:30 For Good Health Valbona Bushi, Patricia Mackay by Donald Mackay
11:00 Joyce Walsh by Mary & Patrick Dolan, Dr. J.C. Bruyere by Wife, Claire, Edward A. Terra by Friend Tony & Family, Edward G. Terra by Friend Tony & Family, Irene Healy by Daughter, Mary, Patrick O'Brien by Loving Mother
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
7:30 Dad McGovern by His Loving Family, Cliff Bea by the Buono Family
11:00 Marcia Maillot by Dee Buys
Thursday, June 27, 2013
7:30 Frank G. Roedell by Elaine & Frank Roedell, Norma Soler by the Fuentes Family
11:00 Alicia Bushi by Mother, Valbona Bushi, Birthday Remembrance Pat O'Brien by Loving Wife
Friday, June 28, 2013
7:30 Mrika Bushi by edrid & Valbona Bushi
11:00 Joan Madden by Frank Beirne
Saturday, June 29, 2013
7:30 Happy 43rd Anniversary to our Pastor, Rev. Bryan Dalton by St. Ambrose Parish Family
4:00 Joseph Sortino by Betsy Hoak, Shirley Flanagan by Loving Family, Salvatore Patruno by the Dotro Family, Joseph L. Cerezo by Hilda Cerezo, Isabel De Cerezo by Hilda Cerezo, Luis R. Cerezo by Hilda Cerezo, Jose A. Ferreiro by Hilda Cerezo, Hilda V. Ferreiro by Hilda Cerezo, Margaret Roedell Guerin by Peggy & Joan McCloskey, Lyndsey Hoddinott by Jackie Russell & Brooke, Helena Sharp by Arasi Family, Fr. Gabriel O'Reilly by Dr. Aldo Morales, Raymond DeVeaux by Connie & Ken Burger
St. Ambrose Church
“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven”
“...a time to be born of water and spirit…”
Kylie Xiao Neuman
"...a time to be healed..."
Frank Abruzzo, Alex D., Nancy Ackroyd, Deb Adkins, Mary Akers, William Akers, Alejandro, Alessia Amalfi, Mary Arndt, Dan Baker, Jim Baker, Carmela Barbieri, Christine Barrile, Marilyn Becker, Anthony Beirne, Dennis Bellehumeur, Cathy Belmonte, Janice Benggio, Robert Berardi, Patricia Bernardin, Jerome Beresch, Michael Bevis, Marian Blackburn, Alan Boudreau, Ralph Bountempo, Greg Brosek, Robert Buonato, Ken Burger, Kevin Burger, Mary Lou Burton, Michaella Burvant, Sharon Butler, Piedad Caggiani, Dee Callum, Buddy Campbell, Bianca Cecchini, Lee Celestino, Mark Chiavello, Alberta Ciccone, Christine Ciccone, Gene Ciotoli, Christine Coder, Armida Cohen, Michael Colarusso, Bob Cole, Joseph Cole, Carol Colucci, Jean Compare, Becky Concato, John Contarino, Marie Corrin, Joe Courchesne, Susan Courtney, Thomas Crawford, Judith Crawley, Charles Cushman, Danny D’Andrea, Harry D’Onofrio, Bill Dailey, Fr. Bryan Dalton, Kathleen Danes, Ellyn Davison, James DaVita, Helena DeGarcia, Lenny Dems, Mary DeVeaux, Anthony DiGiorgio, Mary DiGiorgio, Ruth DiGiorgio, Donna DiMario, Helen Dines, Ralph DiPrima, Donna DiStasio, George Dodson, Jennifer Dolan, Luis DosSantos, Arthur Dove, Jennifer Ebert, William Elliott, Debra Evers, Clara Faherty, Edward Farrell, Frank Farrell, Giovanni Ferraino, Samantha Findley, Chris Flatley, Barry Flynn, Joan Foca, Joseph Foca, George Fortmuller, Betty Frey, Mia Fuentes, Paul Gagne, Roseanne Gallagher, William A. Gass, Raymond Gauthier, Al Gentile, Anthony Giambone, Dominic Giambone, Rosario Giambone, Carol Giallombardo, John Gibbons, Dan Gladding, Annette Gogol, Ellen Golding, Bella Gonzalez, Jane Marie Graceffo, Pearl Greene, Carl Grizzaffi, Graham Guthrie, Mary Haaga, Jerry Hall, Rosemarie Halligan, Sadie Harika, Nilda Heagy, Richard Heagy, Kerlande Henry, Marilyn Hill, John Hobbs, Margie Hommer, Betty Horstman, James Horton, Tim Houle, Lori Hoyt, Lorraine Hoyt, Duane Hunt, Dean Johnson, Ginny Justian, Lisa Kane, Didi Kelley, Mary Lynn Kelley, Mary Kelly, Thomas Kelly, Sandra Keough, Margaret Kerins, Rita Klippel, Cynthia Korleski, Jackie Krantz, Coleen Landry, Marianne Larkinm Richard LaRosa, Margaret Lathers, Claire LaValle, Bob Lee, Joan Lee, Bruce Leffler, Joie Leigh, Kerrie Liedy, Anthony Lindquist, Beverley Lombardi, Jim Long, Ruth Long, Gloria Longo, Marie Lucel, Tony Lucido, Mike Lutrell, Carol Lydon, Alan MacKinnon, Vickie Maher, Ron Mangis, Kaisa Maples, Viola Marano, Peter Marchione, Nikolas Marulis, Mary Molly Martin, Carol Maxwell, Frank Mazzella, Sean McCarthy, John McClatchy, Valerie McElligott, Kathy McCabe, Gisele McCalla, Sean McCarthy, Virginia McCarthy, John McLaughlin, Nancy McDonough, James McIntire, Chuck McLoughlin, Brian McSweeney, Sophia Megdanis, Karen Meisha, John Mielach, Benjamin Miller, Rayo Moreno, Brian Morrison, Lynne Morrison, Michelle Morrisroe, Patricia Mossoroso, Albina Mulhern, Viola Murano, Barbara Murray, Jeffrey Nash, Anna Marie Neiman, Adriana Newman, Larry Newman, Betty Nichols, Lindsey Nick, Kristen Nordstrum, Jim O’Brien, Kathy Ochs, Bernard O’Driscoll, Lucy Obstarczyk, Connie Olschcwske, Bertha Orosz, William Penny, Diana Perri, Christine Phelan, Jacob Phelps, Del Philips, Rosemarie Philips, Judy Pinkston, Marie Ponzelli, Mel Porter, Judi Powell, Martin Prosserman, Ronnie Prosserman, Fred Radie, Kaylee Reilly, Edna Ricci, Ann Riccitelli, Roger Robinson, Alex Rodgers, Bella Rodriguez, Mario Rossetti, Aldene Rotella, Sam Rotella, George Roy, Angelo Rusello, Jerry Russello, Filippo Russo, Josephine Russo, Mike Sadeka, Rocco Salvatore, Joanne Santoro, Mary Ellen Santoro, Michael Santoro, Philip Santoro, Maria Schneider, Arthur Schops, Frank Scully, Norma Socarraf, Joseph Schindler, Robert Sekula, Beatrice Seligson, Scott Seligson, Corinne Sena, Gretchen Sheehan, Assad Shoucair, Madalyn Sibio, Karen Siegal, William Singleton, Mary Ann Smith, Melinda Soffioti, Katie Speicher, Joanne Stewart, Daniel Stigliano, Richard Strauss, Floris Surpris, Christina Tagliazia, Marlene Tassi, Dorothy Terrell, Donald Tessier, Jessie Thompson, Halli Thorrson, Frank Tiano, Joanne Toich, Lynn Torngren, Grace Torres, Kate Tremblay, Albina Trinchitella, Joseph Troklus, Robert Tully , Harold Turner, Walter Urban, Darla Van Asselt, Ron Valdeserrie, Frank Vanak, Sr., Irene Vanderwell, Terry Vanhover, John Vassallo, James H. Verrillo, Barbara Vernon, Indira Virtue, Marie Vitale, Phyllis Wager, Dianne Wierda, Bob Wilkinson, Florence Wilson, Jean Marie Young, Robert Young, Mike Zeff
"....a time to die ..."
Raymond DeVeaux, Alfreda Peterson & Richard Smith
“...and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
To have someone from your family enrolled on our prayer list, please call the Rectory Office. Names will be listed for one month unless the office is notified that the condition continues and prayers are still requested.
Parishioners who are sick and hospitalized, in a rehabilitation facility or at home wishing to receive the Holy Eucharist may call the Rectory at (954) 427-2225 and a Eucharistic minister will respond with a scheduled visit.
St. Ambrose Family Members in the Service of Our Country
Lt Col. Scott Fitzgerald, Captain Adam Campbell, Lt Col. Michael C. Arndt, CPO Thomas Kennedy, Lt. Cmdr. Dale Gregory, C.P.O. Michael Zisler, Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Phelps, Mstr SGT Daniel McCracken, CWO4 Shawn Stacey, Cpl. Eric Waizenegger, PFC James A. Fuson, PFC Robert Moore, Lance Cpl. Marty L. Waite, Jr., P.O. Brian Jones, Capt. Nicholas Toth, Capt Lowell Wallace, Capt. Andrew Curtis, Lance Cpl. Kirk Patrick Syros, PFC Michael Payton, P.O. William Reistrom, Lt. Cmdr. David Wuestewald, Lance Cpl Shaun Wuestewald, Sgt. Vince Johnson, Cpl Kyle S. Dooley, Lance Cpl. Michael J. Paul, Cpl. David Schuler, P.O. 3Class Gregory H. Ayers, PFC Maulana M. Reid, PFC David Spada, Lt Nathaniel Velico, Capt. Barry Elliott, Sgt. Michael Catron, Joseph Kacko, AM3 Christopher Deimel, Lt. Jr. Grade Brian Gleason, PFC Devin Rizo, Lance Cpl Shawn Davis, PFC Adam Elia-Lucarelli, Cpl. Gabriel Castaneda, A1C E3 Christopher Korleski, PFC Michael Joseph Hern, LT. CMDR Charles Johnson, HN Corey Luce, PFC Brian Herzig, A1C Jeffrey Orban, 2nd Lt. Daniel White, Tech Sgt John Werth, Specialist Gerald Squirlock, Jr., 2 CPO James Vanzella, Lt. Zachary West, Sgt. Eddie Alegria, CMDR Dennis Farrell, SPC Michael Smith, HMC David Hartzell, Sgt. James H. MacDonald, Adm. Andrew L. Lewis, Lieut. J.G. Andrew L. Lewis, Jr., Ens. Thomas Nieporte, III, Seaman Kevin Duffy, 2nd Lt John Schettino, Cpl Frank Spano, lst Lt. Michael Rappe, PFC Brett R. Bryant, Seaman Jessica Moran, Lance Cpl Henry Hines
Please pray for our family members in the service of our country. To have a family member listed please call the Rectory at 954-427-2225.
Altar Breads - June Benson by Nephew Steve Griffin
Oil for Candles - Fr. Charles Peterman By St. Ambrose Parish Family
Sanctuary Candles - Mary Ellen Purkrsbek By Maria Kourtesis
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 23, 2013