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May 20th, 2019 - 5th Week of Easter
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
So if we dare to go to the fringes, we will find him there. Indeed he is already there.

-Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate (n. 135)
CALL TO HOLINESS
THIS MONTH'S HOLINESS CHALLENGE

  • At your next meal me with family or friends, identify someone who you think is brave or a hard worker
  • We can seek righteousness through our faith, belief and dependence on God. Challenge yourself to pray daily for strength and dependence on God and to grow closer to the Holy Spirit. Ask God to show you his plan and will for you each day
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: MAY
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected - the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative. READ MORE
SAINT OF THE MONTH
St. Oscar Romero, Martyr

Óscar Romero (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980), commonly known as Monseñor Romero, was a priest of the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador. He became prelate archbishop of San Salvador. He witnessed numerous violations of human rights and began a ministry speaking out on behalf of the poor. READ MORE
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: CST 101

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. Learn from Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Msgr Ray East, and Joan Rosenhauer as they discuss Solidarity. VIEW THE VIDEO on The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers.
LITURGY
ARE YOU FROM ANOTHER CULTURE?

Do you speak a language other than English? Would you like to assist with reading the intercessions in different languages on Pentecost Sunday? Please contact Lisa Weis, liturgy director, at lisa@stmargaretmary.org or 407-647-0726. You will be given a petition to translate into your own language and have the opportunity to read the intercession at the Mass(es) of your choice on June 8/9.
ADORATION DURING THE EASTER SEASON

Adoration will continue each Friday in chapel from 8:30am to 4:30pm during this Easter Season. You can stop in any time, or SIGN UP for an hour of adoration. "A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament." St. Padre Pio
ORLANDO LITURGICAL CONFERENCE
August 22nd – 24th, 2019 at the Hilton Orlando

The title of this year's conference is: “Liturgy in Action: Crossing the Threshold." The Orlando Liturgical Conference is committed to evangelize, inspire, form, and educate diverse liturgical ministers. For more information and to register go to OUR WEBSITE.
MEMORIAL DAY MASS
Monday, May 27th at 9:00am in the church

Join us this Memorial Day for a special Mass at 9:00am in the church. It will be the only Mass of the day at St. Margaret Mary.
PARISH PLAN/DISCIPLE MAKER SURVEY
IN-DEPTH RESULTS

Many months ago we asked the parish to take part in the parish-wide survey created by the Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI). We had 1,749 parishioners participate and your voices have greatly helped the lay leaders and members of our staff interpret the results and create an action plan based on our strengths and areas in which we can improve. READ MORE
CHRISTIAN SERVICE
SHOPPING FOR THOSE IN NEED

  • Size 4 diapers
  • The Farmworkers of Apopka are in need of vegetable oil, tortillas, salsa, chopped canned tomatoes, dry pasta, rice & beans , as well as any of the buy one-get one specials 

Leave donations on the pantry cart in the parish hall before and after Mass and during office hours on weekdays. Thank you.
FEEDING THOSE IN NEED

First Wednesday of the month, cooking starts at 8am. We prepare hot meals and desserts. At 2:15pm, volunteers gather to make PB&J sandwiches. Items are delivered to the Coalition, providing a hot, healthy dinner and a snack for a later meal. To volunteer, contact Colleen at 407-647-2579 or Colleen@stmargaretmary.org.
STOCK THE SHELVES - FOOD DRIVE

THANK YOU for your overwhelming support of our Boy Scout Troop 62 “Stock the Shelves” food drive. This past weekend, you brought in over three tons of food to help our Winter Park and Apopka Farmworkers pantries get through the lean summer months. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 
ADVOCACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE
IMMIGRATION/REFUGEE ALERT
The Remain in Mexico Policy

Our Bishops recently released an action alert asking that Catholics request the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the “Remain in Mexico” Policy and support asylum seekers by following existing law. Bishop Seitz of El Paso testified April 30th before a Congressional committee on border security about these issues. Find out more on OUR WEBSITE.
HUMAN RIGHTS REVOLUTION

How does the Beatitude about hungering & thirsting for righteousness connect to our social teaching about the dignity of work and the rights of workers? Learn about the CIW’s Wendy’s Boycott, support the fair food movement effort & help create working conditions that promote greater respect for the dignity of work and the rights of workers; visit our website for MORE INFORMATION.
VIGIL TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY

On the eve of the scheduled execution of Robert Joseph Long, Wednesday, May 22, 6pm, SMM Chapel “Our faith tradition offers a unique perspective on crime and punishment, one grounded in mercy and healing, not punishment for its own sake. No matter how heinous the crime, if society can protect itself without ending a human life, it should do so. READ MORE
FILM SCREENING: LEFTOVERS
Monday, June 3rd, 6:45 PM (Antioch & Damascus)

1 in 6 seniors struggles with hunger and may not know where their next meal may come from. Learn more about the problem of food insecurity among seniors at a screening of the 68-minute documentary Leftovers, which investigates senior hunger and the lack of resources for and compassion towards senior citizens. READ MORE
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
EVENING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
“Mystery // Blessed Conversations” A Study on the Rosary
Every Thursday in May, 7-8:30pm

As May is the month in which we celebrate our Blessed Mother, all women of the parish are invited to a 5-week bible study focused on the mysteries of the rosary continuing May 23. For more info and to register go to OUR WEBSITE.
SUMMER WOMEN'S BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursdays in June, starting June 6, 10am in the Upper Room

Women will read and discuss Into His Likeness by Edward Sri and published by Ignatius Press. Please order your own copy and read through page 39 for the first session.
If you have questions, please contact Kristie Altman at Kristie@stmargaretmary.org or 407-647-5171.
SMM LIBRARY

There used to be a book cart in the courtyard between weekend Masses that contained a variety of Social Justice, Theology, and Catholicism titles for parishioners to borrow. We still have all of them and have been cataloging and expanding the library to more than 500 titles. For more information on how to borrow these books go to OUR WEBSITE.
HAITI MINISTRY
HAITI INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Come and See! Have you ever thought you might like to visit our mission in Haiti? Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm (Upper Room) Join us for an informational meeting. Many parishioners have expressed interested in an opportunity like this. Bring your questions. Presented by the Haiti Faith and Worship Committee.
MAY FUNDRAISER FOR HAITI

A beautiful work of art, signed by the artist. Through the generosity of artist John Dumas, these numbered prints are available on our website and in the parish office during the month of May for $100. At John Dumas’ request, all proceeds will go to the future building of St. Francis Chapel in Haiti. Find out more OUR WEBSITE.
FAITH FORMATION
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
June 17-21, 9am to Noon

Registration is open. ROAR into summer! Children will experience what it is like to be an Israelite living at the time of Moses and the Pharaoh. They will discover that God protected the Israelites and guided them to the Promised Land. Through life’s challenges, children will recognize that God is good and caring.
VBC: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

To have a successful week, teen and adult aides are needed. Those wishing to help should contact Kristie@stmargaretmary.org or 407-647-5171. Training will be Sunday, June 9, 10:45am, in the Cana Room. New this year, we will host a pizza and decorating craft session for teens and adults on Wednesday, June 5, at 6pm in the Cana Room. Please RSVP to 407-647-5171.
YOUNG ADULTS
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

  • Marian Monday: May 20, 6:45pm, youth room
  • Book study: Thursday, May 23, & 30th, 7-8:30pm, youth room

To RSVP or for more information visit OUR WEBSITE.
FAMILY MATTERS
PARENTING PRACTICES GROUP
Tuesdays at 9-10:15am in the Upper Room

1 session remains: May 28. This group would read and discuss the Becky Bailey, PhD., book, “Easy To Love, Difficult to Discipline”. The group will be facilitated by Flora M Torra and Tina Tetrick. Participants are invited to purchase the book on your own and read the first chapter prior to the first meeting. To RSVP call Flora at 407.375.7286 or email the Family Life Office at lori@stmargaretmary.org.
SUPPORT
BLESSED ARE YOU WHO MOURN

This is a 6-week faith based bereavement support group with facilitator Chaplain Leslie McCranie. Thursdays from 7-8:30pm, May 23 - June 27 at the church. Topics are: May 23 Believing it happened, May 30 Feeling the reality, June 6 Living without them, June 13 Building a different life, June 20 Examing my faith, June 27 Honoring and remembering. To register contact Bill Timmes 407-647-3392 or bill@stmargaretmary.org
SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY
Thursday, May 30 1:00-2:30pm (Meet at Panera) 

If you or someone you know is involved in the care of a child or adult with special needs, please feel free to join us as we share the joys and challenges of this unique calling on our lives. For more informationor contact the Family Life Office at 407-645-0284. 
SURVIVING SPOUSES POT LUCK
Monday, May 20 from 11:00 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 info please contact Deacon Bill at Bill@stmargaretmary.org, 407-647-3392.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
May 28th from 10:00-11:30am (Family Life Center) 

If you care for a loved one at home or in a facility, consider taking this time to share with those who are experiencing the same situations and emotions. Give yourself the gift of prayer and support by sharing with one another. For more information call Deacon Bill at 407 647-3392
TECHNOLOGY
PROJECTIONISTS NEEDED

We’re looking for more volunteers to run the slides at the weekend Masses. If you’re interested in volunteering, or if you’re just interested in seeing how it’s done, send an email to mark@stmargaretmary.org.
HOMILY REWIND: 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

God created us all, now what? Fr. Shenoy talks about the readings of the past few weeks, and how the apostles and Paul built the new Church. He tells us that just like the new Church, the Church of today is based on love. This love grew from the seed Jesus planted at the last supper, and was cultivated with his death and Resurrection on the cross. WATCH THE HOMILY
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