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October 15th, 2021
Jesus tells the disciples, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me.” Jesus calls them away from their petty and destructive argument of who among them is ‘the greatest’ and instead asks them to look outside of themselves and their fragile egos. All the readings for this weekend can be found at the USCCB WEBSITE.
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:

Children: Am I willing to help others, even if no one thanks me for it?
Adults: Who is a model of Christian servanthood in your life?
SACRAMENTS & WORSHIP
INCENSE AT MASS
“Let my prayer arise before you like incense…”
 
Please be aware that incense will be used at several of our Masses this weekend Oct. 16/17, in honor of the feast of St. Margaret Mary. For those of you who have allergies or a sensitivity to incense, you may want to consider participating at the 8am or 6pm Sunday Mass, when incense will NOT be used.
ALL SOULS' DAY

On Tuesday, November 2, the Church celebrates the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. We recall our ancestors in faith who have died and recognize them as yet-to-be-named saints awaiting the resurrection. We will also remember the deceased parishioners who have gone before us within the past year at 5:30pm in the Church. This Mass will be LIVESTREAMED.
SCRIPTURE FOCUS WITH FR. WALSH

Each week Fr. Walsh shares a video with his thoughts about the readings for the upcoming weekend. This week he talks about Jesus' life of dedicated service to others. WATCH THE VIDEO
HOMILY REWIND
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

As Catholics, we uphold a consistent ethic of life from conception until natural death. Jesus looks at us with eyes of love, calls us to receive His gaze that we might follow him, and in turn bring that love to those around us. VIEW THE VIDEO.
FIRST RECONCILIATION CLASS

First Reconciliation class will be held this Tuesday, October 19 for registered students. Remember to bring your book and bag of supplies to class. 
SMM NURSERY IS OPEN

The SMM Nursery is open for the Saturday Mass at 5pm and the Sunday Mass at 9:30am. Reservations are required and it is limited to 10 children per Mass. RSVP each week on OUR WEBSITE. Please contact the Family Life Office with questions or for more information: 407-645-0284.
WEEKLY CALENDAR

View our weekly calendar and the daily Mass intentions for the week of 10/18 - 10/24. VIEW THE CALENDAR AND MASS INTENTIONS.
FAITH FORMATION
SPECIAL EVENT: SCOTT HAHN
Friday, October 29th at 6:30pm in the Church

Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at St. Margaret Mary on Friday, October 29. Unlock the treasures of Scripture with one of today's top Catholic scholars. Reserve your spot now! This event will sell out so get your tickets today on THEIR WEBSITE.
MATC: THEOLOGY ON TAP
Cocina 214 – Wednesday, October 27th 6-8pm

"Everything You Didn’t Know about St. Joseph" Speaker – Deacon Jerry Hempstead. Limited Seating - RSVP TODAY. Please RSVP so we can get an accurate count. Also, please use your credit card and pay with your registration. $25 includes dinner, tip and tax. To save on wait staff time, SMM will be paying the dinner bill with one check.
BLESSED IS SHE
Tuesday, October 19, 7:30-9pm, in the FLC

Ladies small faith sharing group every other Tuesday night. This study is for women who desire two things: prayer and community. Using the study materials from blessedisshe.net, we will send out a video to watch before each session and then all are invited to come and pray and share. RSVP to [email protected]
FAITH FORMATION

We will be collecting small toys and candy for the children who reside at the hotels on Lee Road, in conjunction with the Lazarus Ministry. Notes will go home with the children this weekend and will be posted online for virtual students. Please being your donations next weekend to class, or drop in the blue bins outside of the Parish Hall. All donations should be marked “Lazarus Ministry”.
CIRCLE OF GRACE

Circle of Grace for Fourth grade students will be taught in the classroom (during regular class time) and at 1pm via Zoom for virtual learners, on Sunday, October 17.
YOUTH MINISTRY

Mark your calendar for our upcoming October youth ministry meetings! This month, we are focusing on Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve) and All Saints’ Day!
Amplify High School Ministry: Sunday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30pm
Revive Middle School Ministry: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30-8:00pm.
OUTREACH & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
FOOD PANTRY

The Farmworker Association of Florida is a statewide, grassroots, community-based, non-profit, membership organization with over 10k Haitian, Hispanic, and African American members with a 35-year history of working for social and environmental justice with farmworkers. This week consider: Tortillas - Salsa - Spaghetti & Sauce - Peanut Butter & Jelly - Dried Beans - Rice - Cooking Oil
HAITIAN RECOVERY

Have you ever wondered about the history of homes, buildings, and churches in Winter Park? On Oct. 16/17, members of the Haiti Faith and Worship committee will be selling a book "Walking Together: A History of Winter Park, Florida." The book is a compilation of the Walking Tours. We ask a $10 donation which will benefit the Haiti Recovery Fund. Thank you for your support!
COOKING FOR THE HOMELESS
1st Wednesday of each month from 7-9:30am

Not a chef? No experience? That’s fine! Help us provide hot, nutritious meals for the Coalition for the Homeless. Last month they provided almost 18,000 meals. A couple hours per month of your time will help hundreds of people stay nourished. Contact Scott at 407-628-1324, or [email protected].
BABY BOTTLE DRIVE

Support JMJ, one of our crisis pregnancy centers with our annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser. If you didn’t receive a baby bottle, please feel free to donate online HERE. Under “write us a comment” please input “SMM Baby Bottle Drive.” 
ELIZABETH MINISTRY

Elizabeth Ministry Meal Team Volunteers are needed to provide a home-cooked meal to a family after the birth of a new baby or when a child is in the hospital. Contact Allie for details on how to volunteer at: [email protected]
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
RESPECT LIFE: ASSISTED SUICIDE

The deadly and dangerous practice of assisted suicide is now legal in five states. With new momentum and lots of money, assisted suicide proponents are pursuing an aggressive nationwide campaign to advance their agenda through legislation, ballot measures, litigation, and public advertising, targeting states they see as most susceptible to their message. READ MORE
NATIONWIDE ROSARY CRUSADE
Saturday, October 16, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Courtyard

All are invited to participate in a nationwide public Rosary crusade. Join thousands as we pray for our country's tensions. For more information, contact Barbara at 407-647-9230. Prayers are answered.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE

Our Spring Prayer Vigil needs people to sign up for a prayer hour(s). Sign up online at 40DaysForLife.com/Altamonte-Springs.
Or call Kathy: 407-230-3666 or Mark: 321-945-2895 and we will be happy to get you signed up.
SUPPORT
SURVIVING SPOUSES
Monday Oct. 25, from 11am to 12:30pm

You are invited to join other widows and widowers for the purpose of bringing together the members of our parish who have lost a wife or husband. The group offers an atmosphere of support and understanding with encouragement through sharing and prayer. For more information please contact Louise at 863-944-8909.
COMMUNITY CPR
Thursdays, 5:00-5:30pm, on Zoom

A brief and meaningful time to reflect on the blessings and challenges of the week with SMM friends. New folks welcome. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.
CONNECT
YOUNG ADULTS: MARIAN MONDAY
Marian Mondays at 6:45pm in the Chapel

We will meet to pray a Rosary to the Blessed Virgin Mary and then find a local joint afterwards for some food and fellowship. Masks optional at this time. Contact Lana or Ben at [email protected] for more info.
SMM PLAYGROUP

Playgroup for families with children ages 4 and under:
-At Phelps Park: Thurs., Oct. 21, 10:30am-11:30am
RSVP on OUR WEBSITE. For more information please contact Jenny at [email protected].
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