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Baptisms: Registered parishioners should contact the office to make arrangements. If possible, this should be done at least three months before the birth of your baby. Baptisms will be celebrated in April, August, and December.

Marriages: Registered parishioners should contact the office at least one year in advance of making marriage arrangements.

RCIA: This process is open to anyone interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Faith. Please contact the office.

Going into the Hospital: Please contact the office if you need a priest to come to your home to anoint you, or to be anointed at a weekday Mass.

St. John Paul II Catholic School:

4341 W. Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461 Phone (352) 746-2020 Web site: www.sjp2.us CLERGY

Rev. Erwin Belgica Pastor

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM Sunday Masses: 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Spanish Mass

Weekday Masses: 9:00 AM Monday to Friday

Eucharistic Adoration First Fridays 9:30 AM to 3:45 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturdays: 2:30 to 3:15 PM __________________ PARISH OFFICE

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Staff

Mary Arnold Director of Faith

Formation Vinny DeMaio

Sacristan Ed Putnam Director of Music Michele Vermilyea Financial Secretary/ Office Manager Victoria Perrin

Bulletin Editor/ Secretary Moses Nunez Facility Manager

Website: https://ourladyofgracefl.org Office email: parishoffice@ourladyofgracefl.org Faith Formation: faithformation@ourladyofgracefl.org

Music Director: musicdirector@ourladyofgracefl.org OurLadyOfGraceBeverlyHillsFL

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Our Lady of Grace Parish

“Gathering in Faith ~ Striving in Hope ~ Serving in Love

6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, Florida 34465 Telephone (352) 746-2144 - FAX (352) 746-6892

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PRAYER

“Father, let the light of your truth guide us to your kingdom through a world filled with lights contrary to your own.” Amen. July 11, 2021 Page Two

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Ex 1:8-14, 22; Ps 124:1b-8; Mt 10:34 -11:1

Tuesday: Ex 2:1-15a; Ps 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34; Mt 11:20-24

Wednesday: Ex 3:1-6, 9-12; Ps 103:1b-4, 6-7; Mt 11:25-27

Thursday: Ex 3:13-20; Ps 105:1, 5, 8-9, 24-27; Mt 11:28-30

Friday: Ex 11:10 -12:14; Ps 116:12-13, 15, 16bc, 17-18; Mt 12:1-8

Saturday: Ex 12:37-42; Ps 136:1, 23-24, 10-15; Mt 12:14-21

Sunday: Jer 23:1-6; Ps 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34

TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading - Amos said, “The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me, Go, prophesy to my people” (Amos 7:12-15).

Psalm - Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (Psalm 85).

Second Reading - The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3-14 [3-10]).

Gospel - Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two (Mark 6:7-13).

Who chose first, God or you? That is the question explored in today’s three readings. The second reading, from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, reads almost like a hymn. It praises God for choosing us, for calling us to serve, and for blessing us in our service. Paul makes it clear how honored we are and how special is the call to live as children of God. This is through no doing of our own.

The first reading and the Gospel use prose rather than poetry to describe the same truth: God did the choosing, not us. When the prophet Amos was berated for being a prophet, he retorted that the whole thing wasn’t his idea in the first place. Neither did the twelve apostles in today’s Gospel ask for their calling. Jesus sent them forth, two by two, to do the work of his kingdom.

Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

Here’s a simple test to find out whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t. —Anonymous

Website: https://ourladyofgracefl.org

PRAY FOR US, O HOLY MOTHER OF GOD.

O clement, O loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary...

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MASSES FOR THE WEEK Discipleship through Stewardship and

Sacrificial Giving

July 4, 2021

Offertory $8,868.30 St. John Paul II School $ 611.00

2021 Annual Pastoral Appeal (As of 7/6/21) Goal: $81,541.00 Pledged: $49,580.00 Paid: $45,410.00

# of Pledges: 257 # of Families: 861

% Family Participation: 29.8% Pray for our sick…

Catherine Ludlum, Mary

Coleman, Vince Wojteczko, Mary Gruss, Dolores Salaman, Dorothy Dunbar, Alma Eberle, Ken Goss, Andrea Gumaskas, Joseph Grivois, John Hinrichs, Joanie Hayward, Alberto Sitchon, James Smith, Vince Cloonan, Louis Oberle, Ileen Jervis, Doug Rober, Greg Jorif, Barry & Jean Clarke, Anna Palmer, Marge Henry, John Rodgers, Juan Diaz, Jr., Herb Murfin, Enoc Moreno, Christine Finer, Diego Bertagna, Gene Brizuela, Eduardo Cortes.

Remember Our Deceased We remember our brothers and sisters who have died recently. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

ALICE BELANGER

July 11, 2021 Page Three

Today’s readings are about being chosen and sent. The prophet Amos was chosen by the Lord and sent to use his talents for the people of God. The Gospel recounts the story of the sending of the twelve disciples; and in the second reading, St. Paul reminds us that we, too, are chosen. For what have I been chosen? To whom have I been sent?

MONDAY, July 12

9:00 AM  STAATS & WOLF FAMILIES By Rita Staats

TUESDAY, July 13

9:00 AM  JOAN REINHART By Rita Staats WEDNESDAY, July 14

9:00 AM DEITER CINCH

By Karen & Robin Cushing THURSDAY, July 15

9:00 AM  GABRIEL FAMILY By Lynne

FRIDAY, July 16

9:00 AM  DELORMA & DOROTHY HACKETT By son, Bob

SATURDAY, July 17

4:00 PM  THOMAS SMITH By Mrs. Charles Quinn SUNDAY, July 18

8:00 AM KATHY ISASI By Karen Boynton

10:30 AM SUSIE ORNDOFF  By Judy Knight

12:30 PM PEOPLE OF THE PARISH

Month of July SANCTUARY CANDLE

In Memory of

SIS., EVELYN C. CAGALAWAN

& MOM, EUTIQUIA CABANLET By Russell & Victoria Perrin

Month of July ALTAR CANDLES

In Memory of FRANK BANAS

By wife, Emy Month of July

BREAD & WINE In Memory of FRANK BANAS

By wife, Emy

ALTAR FLOWERS July 4-17, 2021

In Memory of DANIEL OUELETTE

By wife, Suzanne For the list of the sick, please see the prayer

board located near the book rack in Church.

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July 11, 2021 Page Four

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION CATECHISTS NEEDED

We are in search of parishioners who enjoy working with children and would share their faith journey with our young parishioners. Are you that person? As we look to open our Faith Formation Program this fall, we are searching for several catechists. Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade Catechists are needed. You do

not need a degree in education or theology to help out. We ask for a weekly commitment of your time from 9:00-10:20 on Sunday mornings from September to May and a desire to accompany your class as they deepen their relationship with Jesus. Please call Mary Arnold at 746-2144, email faithformation@ourladyofgracefl.org, or stop by the parish office for more information.

Sunday Gospel Reflections From Bishop Parkes Let the Lord lead you

“He instructed them to take nothing for the journey

but a walking stick-no food, no sack, no money in their belts.” – Mark 6:8

When we go on a trip, maybe a vacation to the mountains or beach, we pack our bags and bring the appropriate clothes for the destination. When I was a child and we’d travel from New York to Florida to spend time with my grandparents, mom would often prepare snacks, sandwiches or a meal to eat on the road. She was a planner and often had each day and activity detailed. My Dad had the route on a map or trip tik (if you remember what those were) in case it was needed. The car was packed in just the right order.

Mark’s Gospel this weekend has Jesus doing things a bit differently when sending the disciples into the world to spread His Word. Instead of the disciples packing food, clothes and making preparations for housing at a local inn, He said, “take nothing for the journey but a walking stick - no food, no sack, no money.” Our Lord wanted to teach a lesson to His followers that God will take care of all their needs regardless of the circumstances. The even deeper lesson is that we should not let worldly distractions or personal wants get in the way of doing the work of the Lord.

We might say to ourselves, when tasked with volunteering for a ministry in the church, “Well, I’d like to, but I just don’t have the time. Or, I have to take care of this or that.” Or perhaps, “I’m not as talented as others. I don’t have the ability or the means.” But, our Lord tells us to “Go.” We shouldn’t worry about all the reasons why we can’t do something. Trust in God and that He will never ask us to do something unless He gives us what we need to accomplish it.

He calls us to do His work on earth, and by submitting to His will, God will take care of all our needs. Does it take trust and courage? It certainly does. Will we at times face doubt, rejection and even persecution? Probably. But God gives us the strength to persevere if we only let Him. That’s what we are called to do—to courageously live the Gospel in all circumstances, sharing the Good News wherever He leads us.

Pray for the boldness and courage to go forth today and allow Him to lead you on the right path and to invite others to come along on the journey. Bishop Gregory Parkes

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July 11, 2021 Page Five

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Invitation to the Eucharistic Prayer

After the presider washes his hands, he turns to the people and says, “Pray that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.” We have brought forward bread and wine, and now we are asked to see in these simple gifts upon the altar a sacrifice offered to God. Our response is rich in theological meaning. “May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands.” The words point to the unique role of the priest, whose hands, at his ordination, were anointed for just this purpose: that he might

“sanctify the Christian people and offer sacrifice to God” (Rite of Ordination). We ask God to accept our sacrifice not because it is worthy of God, but simply “for the praise and glory of his name.” God does not need our offering, but allows us to give it so that we might grow in holiness. And God, never to be outdone in generosity, gives all that we have given back to us, “for our good and the good of all his Church.” This Mass benefits not just those who have gathered, but, in the mysterious economy of grace, the whole Church. In the words of Saint Paul, when one part rejoices, the whole body “share[s] its joy” (1 Corinthians 12:26).

—Corinna Laughlin, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

Our Lady of Grace Community of Catholic Women

CCW welcomes all parishioners to participate in Christmas in July for the Pregnancy and Family Life Center. Baby wipes, diapers, infant and children clothing will be collected in front of the PLC on Tuesday, July 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our cars will be open to receive your donations and we will deliver the donations the same day. Thank you for your generosity.

CCW

Hispanic Ministry Fundraiser Sunday, July 18, 2021

For Presale Tickets Call Moses: 352 270-0533 Or the Parish office: 352 746-2144

Savory Pork Roast Sandwich, Choice of Beverage, and Chips

YOUR CONTRIBUTION: $10

The Homeless Ministry is in dire need of financial help. We are making a humble appeal to your generous HEARTS, and are hoping that you will share your MONDAYS & TUESDAYS blessings with our less fortunate brothers and sisters, either by a monetary or gift card donation. (Walmart or Winn Dixie).

All donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. God bless you!

Clarel and Fifie Charles

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE 352-746-2144.

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

If you have had a change of Address & phone number, please contact the parish office at 746-2144 so we could update our records. Thank

you so much for your kind assistance.

Do you enjoy finding interesting information online? Creating memes? Working with website

design? The Communication, Media and Technology Ministry are looking for parishioners who might be interested in helping with various technology needs that arise at the church from time to time. If any of this sounds interesting, please reach out to Mylene Taylor at olgmedia@ourladyofgracefl.org.

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July 11, 2021 Page Six

NEEDS DEEDS WISHES

G

enerosity from the

H

eart

Tasks that are ongoing or

one time only requiring volunteers Needs or deeds that you think would improve our community Replace the AED

Estimated cost $2000.00. This need has been fulfilled.

Thank you!

Flea Market welcomes men and women to help unpack and sell donated items. Hours 7:00 -1:00 on the first Sat. Sept.-May.

Or make your own hours!

What wishes do you or your ministry have?

Let us know. Call 746-2144

Replace signs on the church

property. Estimated cost

$2000.00. Project is underway!

Feeding the Homeless A team of two to cover Tuesdays.

Plastic mat makers.

What wishes do you have as a parishioner?

Let us know. Call 746-2144 Take over the $15.00 monthly

fee for a ZOOM license for our volunteers.

Need fulfilled. Thank you.

Catechists for Faith Formation Kindergarten,

1st and 3rd grades.

Feeding the Homeless A Corporal Work of Mercy

Financial donations of any amount are always needed to

continue this ministry. .

Canteen crews Sept-May 1st Sat. Volunteers needed from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM to sell coffee, bagels, donuts, hot dogs and soda. Set up and clean up.

(Not a wish but a need) Parishioners are welcome on our teams to Sanitize the Church after each service. We are desperate for help after the 4:00 PM Mass. Can you help keep us safe?

Classroom Assistants for Faith

Formation grades K, 4, 5 and 7. Substitute Catechists and

for all grades.

Please consider helping our children enrolled in these classes.

33 Days to Morning Glory A Do-It-Yourself Retreat We invite one and all to join the Parish starting on July 13 in preparation for Marian Consecration on August 15th.

Everyone should have a genuine devotion to Mary and entrust their lives to her motherly care. Encouraging everyone to have a genuine devotion to Mary and entrust their lives to her motherly care.

As we joyously return to regular mass attendance and relaxed protocols, the Hospitality Ministry needs additional volunteers. Our Hospitality Ministers greet incoming mass-goers, assist parishioners and visitors with finding seats, make sure that we are all able to gather at mass safely and securely, assist with offertory and communion, and in general are the happy, welcoming faces that greet everyone as they enter the church building. Are you a people-person? Would you be willing to arrive at mass at least 20 minutes early to assist with greeting parishioners? Is the Lord calling you to participate more fully in the mass? Join our wonderful Hospitality ministry by contacting the parish office at (352) 746-2144.

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Decimoquinto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Ministerio Hispano Recaudacion de Fondos Domingo, 18 de julio, 2021

Para boletos de preventa, llame a Moses: (352) 270-0533 O la oficina: (352) 746-2144

Sándwich de cerdo asado sabroso, opción de bebida y bolsa de papitas fritas

SU CONTRIBUCIÓN: $ 10 Reflexiones del Evangelio Dominical del Obispo Parkes

Deja que el Señor te guie

“Les mandó que no llevaran nada para el camino:

ni pan, ni mochila, ni dinero en el cinto, sino únicamente un bastón”. – Marcos 6, 8

Cuando nos vamos de viaje, tal vez de vacaciones a las montañas o a la playa, hacemos las maletas y llevamos la ropa adecuada para el lugar a donde vamos. Cuando yo era niño y viajábamos de Nueva York a la Florida para pasar un tiempo con mis abuelos, mi mamá a menudo preparaba bocadillos, sándwiches o una comida para el camino. Ella era una buena planificadora y a menudo tenía cada día y actividad detallada. Mi papá tenía la ruta en un mapa o en un trip tik (¿los recuerdas?) en caso de que fuera necesario. El auto iba abarrotado, pero de forma ordenada.

El Evangelio de Marcos de este fin de semana nos presenta a Jesús haciendo cosas un poco diferente cuando envía a los discípulos al mundo para difundir su palabra. En lugar de dejar que los discípulos empacaran comida y ropa, y se hospedaran en una posada les dijo “que no llevaran nada para el camino: ni pan, ni mochila, ni dinero en el cinto, sino únicamente un bastón". Nuestro Señor quería enseñar a sus discípulos la lección de que Dios se haría cargo de todas sus necesidades a pesar de las circunstancias. La lección aún más profunda es que no debemos dejar que las distracciones mundanas o los deseos personales obstaculicen la obra del Señor.

Cuando se nos encomienda la tarea de servir como voluntarios en un ministerio en la Iglesia podríamos decirnos: "Me gustaría hacerlo, pero no encuentro el tiempo”; o “tengo que ocuparme de esto o aquello”; o tal vez nos dijéramos “no tengo esos talentos como los demás”. “No tengo la capacidad ni los medios". Pero, nuestro Señor nos dice: “hazlo". No debemos preocuparnos por todas las razones que nos damos para no hacer algo. Confía en Dios que nunca nos pedirá que hagamos algo a menos que nos dé lo que necesitamos para lograrlo.

Dios nos llama a hacer su obra en la tierra y, si nos entregamos a su voluntad, atenderá todas nuestras necesidades. ¿Se necesita confianza y valentía? Desde luego que sí. ¿Afrontaremos a veces la duda, el rechazo e incluso la persecución? Probablemente sí. Pero Dios nos da la fuerza para perseverar si se lo permitimos. Esto es lo que estamos llamados a hacer: vivir valientemente el Evangelio en todas las circunstancias y compartir la buena nueva dondequiera que el Señor nos lleve.

Ora para recibir la audacia y la valentía de emprender hoy el camino correcto dejándote guiar por Dios e invita a otras personas a que te acompañen en tu caminar. Monseñor Gregory Parkes

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