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January 14th, 2019 - The Baptism of the Lord
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Let the grace of your baptism bear fruit in a path of holiness.”

-Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate (n. 15)
CALL TO HOLINESS
FOCUS ON "CALL TO HOLINESS"

The universal call to holiness reminds us that we are called to sainthood. We accomplish this by adopting the mind and heart of Jesus as expressed in the Beatitudes’ values. Over the next several months, we will present each of the Beatitudes, suggested personal challenges, related Catholic Social Teachings as well as saints whose lives have exemplified the values of Jesus. 
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

The Best Kept Secret of the Catholic Church: The Beatitudes have a social dimension that guides us in our communal lives. The church’s social teaching is a “treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society” (USCCB). READ MORE
MONTHLY CHALLENGE

-As a family make a list of your blessings. When a family member is feeling down, refer to your list and remind each other to be grateful and happy when following the Lord.

-Ask each family member to state his or her favorite Beatitude, an attitude that accompanies it, and how to live out that Beatitude.
SAINT OF THE MONTH

St. Josephine Bakhita: She was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. Eventually, she was made the slave-servant for a girl attending a convent school run by the Canossian Sisters in Italy. Bakhita became a Christian and fell in love with the convent, and when the girl's parents came to collect their daughter and her servant, Bakhita refused to leave. READ MORE
LITURGY
ALTAR SERVER REGISTRATION

Altar Servers enhance the quality of liturgical celebrations by assisting the priest and leading liturgical processions. They are scheduled to serve at Mass about once or twice a month. Boys and girls in the 5th grade or higher are eligible. New altar server training begins Monday, January 28th. Go to OUR WEBSITE to register.
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

February 2 is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas Day. At St. Margaret Mary, there will be a blessing of candles at the 8am daily Mass on Saturday, February 2 in the Chapel. You are invited to bring candles from home that you would like to have blessed for use during the coming year. READ MORE
EVENTS
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER MATTHEW KELLY

Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose. Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you searching for a deeper sense of purpose? More joy? Don’t miss Dynamic Catholic and Matthew Kelly’s upcoming event At SMM on March 22, 7pm-10pm. Tickets are $39 each. Find out more information on OUR WEBSITE. Tickets available online or in the church office during business hours.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
LIFE IN THE EUCHARIST RETREAT
March 29 6:30pm–9 pm - March 30 8:30am–5 pm

Are you seeking a deeper understanding of the Eucharist Do you really comprehend the statement from the Catholic
catechism that states, "the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christin life?” Are you looking for an invigorating parish retreat to renew you and prepare you for Easter? For more info: Andrea Cavalere 407-998-5678
PARISH MISSION BY FR. JIM SICHKO
Jan. 21, 22, 23, 2019

“60 Minutes for Jesus” More about Fr. Jim Sichko: He is a priest of the Diocese of Lexington, KY. He travels throughout the U.S. giving missions, retreats, and days of recollection. Known for his storytelling, Father Jim weaves everyday life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel.
CONFIRMATION FOR CATHOLIC ADULTS

Are you a practicing Catholic who has never been confirmed? If so, preparation classes begin Sunday, Jan. 27. For more information and for registration, please contact Sr. Rosemary at 407-644-6812 or srrosemary@stmargaretmary.org 
CHRISTIAN SERVICE
SHOPPING FOR THOSE IN NEED

  • Diapers sizes 4, 5, 6; wipes & pull-ups
  • Individual serving pop-top canned pasta, (not condensed), Vienna Sausages, baked beans or pork and beans, and canned peas or mixed vegetables, regular size cans of pasta, soups and vegetables as well as any of the buy one-get one specials 

Leave donations on pantry cart in the parish hall before and after Mass and during office hours on weekdays. Thank you.
FAMILY PROMISE
Families arrive Sunday, January 20

If you took a donation label, please bring your donation to Mass next week. If you are curious about where and how the families stay here, you are invited to tour the living facilities Sunday after the 9:30 Mass. There are a few other volunteer opportunities available as well.You can volunteer on OUR WEBSITE.
FLORIDA MISSION OF MERCY
March 22-23 at Edgewater High School

Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM) is a large-scale, two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost, with the goal of serving those who would otherwise go without care. We need all kinds of non-dental volunteers - from parking lot, to patient ambassadors. Visit OUR WEBSITE for more info.
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.
PRISON MINISTRY

As part of the St Vincent DePaul Society, a group of Catholic volunteers committed to reducing the recidivism in Central Florida. We offer spiritual and practical training programs that start in prison and continue outside the walls. For more information contact: Carlos Benitez, Program Manager, St Peter Claver Prison Ministry at (407) 614-2355, spcpmorlando.org.
SACRAMENTS
FIRST COMMUNION
Tuesday, January 15, 6:45pm in the church

Children will sit with parents in their assigned groups. Childcare is available, contact Kristie with the name and age of siblings ten years and under who need this service. In January you will be contacted so you can choose your retreat date and your Mass date. Please contact Kristie@stmargaretmary.org or call 407-647-5171 if you have questions.
VOCATIONS
VOCATION ESSAY CONTEST
January 2 - March 2, 2019

Theme: How have your heroes inspired you to build the Kingdom of God? Grade Levels: 5-6, 7-8, 9-12 and College. Cash prizes awarded. Please email entries to Kristie@stmargaretmary.org by March 2, 2019. More information on OUR WEBSITE.
ADVOCACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE
BRIDGING THE COLOR DIVIDE
17th Annual Unity Heritage Festival - Shady Park @ Hannibal Square - Jan. 20, 1-5pm & Jan. 21, 11am - 5pm

The SMM Booth will include books on local African-American history and children's books featuring heroes of all colors and ethnicities. In addition to food, music, games, and vendors, the Festival will promote family heritage and raise funds for local economically disadvantaged youth. To volunteer contact Betsy Swart (508)783-8308 or Trish Moser (386) 689-2507
PEACE AND JUSTICE MEETING
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6pm Social/6:30 Meeting

One way to respond to our Baptismal Call to Holiness is to become more informed about social issues in our communities. You are invited to a monthly Peace and Justice meeting for discussion of local issues and opportunities to act in ways that promote greater respect for human dignity. Join us for prayer and planning about issues such as racism, poverty, interfaith dialogue, and how we can be better stewards of creation. Contact Meghan meghancollinsCNM@gmail.com for information.
HAITI MINISTRY
A 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 for $100. At John Dumas’ request, all proceeds will go to the future building of St. Francis Chapel in Haiti. Find out more about the artist and order the print on OUR WEBSITE.
SMM SCHOOL
OPEN HOUSE (PreK - 8th Grade)

We will hold an Open House for all who are interested in learning about the school’s programs on Thursday, Jan 31 at 9am in the Parish Hall. We will begin with a presentation about the school’s programs and will be followed by a tour of the school. Babysitting for children 5 and under is available. Email Kim dalyk@smmknight.org for more information or call the School Office at 407-644-7537.
SMM AUCTION
Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 6:30pm

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School will hold its 28th Annual Auction: Havana Nights. Each year, this popular event draws almost 400 members of the school and community together and is our school's primary fundraiser. All proceeds benefit our school and its students and teachers. Please visit smmauction.com for more information.
FAMILY MATTERS
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

Our goal is to create a home in this parish for young adults to grow in faith and friendship. To get connected with us visit stmargaretmary.org/young-adults. Our next event: Marian Mondays at 6:30 PM! Starting January 14, we will be gathering in the church to pray the rosary as a community every Monday night throughout the month of January to deepen our devotion to the Blessed Mother.
PARENTING WITH CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE

This 5 part parenting series will meet on Tues. mornings and will focus on communication tools that help with cooperation, conflict, and upset! Registration now open for 2019: 9-11am - 1/22, 1/29, 2/12, 2/19, & 2/26. Conscious Discipline is based on brain research that helps us understand how behaviors and the development of a child’s brain are related. Go to OUR WEBSITE to register.
SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

Special Needs Ministry will meet at Panera’s at 1:00-2:30pm on Thursday, Jan 31. 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 information contact Trina tcassidy@cfl.rr.com.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR PARENTS
This Thursday, January 17

Choose morning 8:30-9:30am OR evening option 7-8pm. An important time to identify ways to prepare our kids to face today's tough moral issues. Come to this one hour session for a short video and helpful family applications to foster meaningful conversations at home. RSVP ONLINE
CONTINUE THE JOURNEY

All ladies who have completed the MOMS or Grace Within program are invited to Continue the Journey with our new schedule of events: Jan. 25, after school play date @Phelps Park. - Feb. 12, Kickoff MOMs reunion @East End Market 6pm - March 14, JMJ Baby Shower Breakfast @First Watch on Aloma at 9am - First Tuesday of every month daily mass and Panera. Contact Nikki for more information or to RSVP for each event: lessardnikki@gmail.com
9 DAYS FOR LIFE

Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual pro-life novena, 9 Days for Life, Monday, Jan 14 – Tuesday, Jan 22. Pray for the respect of all human life with daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Download the free mobile app, or sign up to receive the novena through daily emails or text message. (A printable version is also available online) Sign up at www.9daysforlife.com
SUPPORT
DIVORCE SURVIVAL GUIDE

Is anyone in your family divorced? Please invite them to the twelve-week Surviving Divorce program, which will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30pm in the Holy Grounds Room. The cost of the program is $20 and includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials. Call the Family Life Office at 407-645-084 or visit OUR WEBSITE to register.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
3rd Monday of every month from 10:00-11:30am

We invite you…. If you are; a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, the spouse or related to someone dealing with cancer to join us. We are made up of all of the above groups. Our mission is to listen, support and learn from each other. We welcome all to join our little family. For more information call Deacon Bill at 407 647-3392 or email bill@stmargaretmary.org
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
4th Tuesday of every month from 10:00-11:30am

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 info call Deacon Bill at 407 647-3392
YOUTH MINISTRY
ADORATION AND PRAISE & WORSHIP
Saturday, Jan. 19, 3:00pm-4:45pm
 
All are invited to join us for an afternoon of praise and worship and Eucharistic Adoration featuring Catholic HEART Workcamp artist, PJ Anderson! PJ will be leading our Confirmation retreat during the day, and this final session, which includes prayerful music and adoration, is open to everyone! This is a great opportunity to pray and grow for teens and adults alike.
AMPLIFY: HIGH SCHOOL
Prayer pt. 2 - Sunday, Jan. 20, 7:00pm-8:30pm

All high school students are invited to join as we continue our discussion on prayer! Tonight, we’ll talk about what St. Paul means when he tells us to “pray unceasingly.” Each night we'll have dinner, reflection, discussion, and prayer- newcomers are always welcome!
JOURNEY TOGETHER
Sunday, Jan. 20, 10:45-11:45am (Youth Room)
 
Middle School students are invited to join us as we begin a new journey this semester with our series, "Follow Me". We're going back to basics to take a look at what it really means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ- and how that can change your life forever.
REVIVE: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School Spring Kickoff Wed, Jan. 16 6:30-8:00pm

All middle school students (6th-8th grade) are invited to join us as we kick off our spring semester! We'll have a great night with pizza, soda, and some great games!
SOCIAL
SUPPER CLUB
Thursday, January 17, 6pm

Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen, 2203 Aloma Ave Winter Park. Join us for great food, good conversation, and a chance to meet other parishioners. Please RSVP to SupperClubSMM@gmail.com for reservations by January 15. For inquiries call Michelle at 407-998-5659. 
WRITING OUR STORIES
Wednesdays from 10am-noon

Celebrate who you are, where you have been, what and who you love in the written word. Join our group to share your own stories. This is a sharing group, not a class or a critique. There are all levels of writing ability, so there is no reason to be intimidated. We meet for 6 weeks. Often,
we go to lunch afterwards. Please put the following dates on your calendar: Jan 9-Feb 13.
SENIOR MINISTRY

Guided Tour of the Winter Park History Museum. Tuesday January 22 at 11am. This event is open to all. The exhibit showcases years of the WP hotels and motels. Limited to 25 people. Those who wish can join us at the Alfond for Lunch at 12 noon. Please RSVP to Maureen Brady 407-628-2977.
PLAYGROUP MOVES TO WEDNESDAYS!

In 2019 playgroup will move to Wednesdays at 10am. For more information contact Ray at rzeliadt3@msn.com or call the Family Life Office at 407-645-0284.
TECHNOLOGY
HOMILY REWIND: BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Who is driving your boat? Fr. Josh Swallows, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Orlando, encourages us to realize that our hearts are configured to Jesus, and that Jesus is the one that continues to move in our hearts. His river of grace is the path that our boat is meant to follow. WATCH THE HOMILY
FORMED

Free Catholic Resources for the whole family on FORMED. The best Catholic resources online - accessible from any device or mobile. Movies, books, audios, podcasts, and studies - for youth, children, and adults! Creating your own personal account is easier than ever! No access code needed. Go to: smm.formed.org. Call the Family Life Office if you need help: 407-645-0284.
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