30 July 2017

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8th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

30 JULY 2017

Sunday, July 30 

9:30 AM Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, July 31

8:30 AM Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, August 1

8:30 AM Liturgical Hour  

Beginning of the Dormition Fast

 

Friday, August 4  

8:30 AM   Moleben for Vocations

 

Saturday, August 5

8:30 AM +Mike & +Jerry Sumandra by Paul Sumandra

 

Sunday, August 6

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor – Steve Petach

Reader – Ken Bosak

Coffee Social – Stephanie & Nick Sumandra

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Marilyn Hawse, Michael Hefferon, Rev. Gregory Helminski, C.R., Rob Hooper, Frank Horey, Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson,  Patricia Kurczak, Bishop Robert Kurtz, C.R., Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Diane McDonald, Heather & Zach McGowan, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike,  Shannon O’Neill, Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Suzanne Reinhart, Nicholas Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Vidal Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,751.25; Candles: $35.18; Coffee Social: $35.00

TOTAL: $1,824.43

ATTENDANCE: 51

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August: Theosis inserts will not be found in the weekly bulletin during this month as the publisher, Eastern Christian Bulletin Service, has decided not to print them.

August 1st: Beginning of the “Dormition Fast” in preparation for the Dormition of the Theotokos on August 15th.

August 6th: Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, the traditional blessing of fruit will take place after the 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

August 14th:  Vigil of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (day of obligation for all Byzantine Catholics), Vespers and the Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM, followed by the blessings of flowers.

August 15th:  Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM.

August 18th – 20th: 18th Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Olympia, Washington.  The shrine is located on the grounds of St. George’s Byzantine Catholic Church.  For details and amenities offered, brochures are available in the small hall.  This would be an ideal destination for your summer holiday.

 

“BROKEN” BODY AND “SHED” BLOOD

The broken bread in the Eucharist signifies the Body of Jesus that was “broken” for our salvation; the poured wine symbolizes the Precious Blood that was “shed” for our redemption.

Bread and wine are two substances that have to be completely broken before they can become what they are.  Wheat has to be broken utterly and crushed under the “Golgotha” of a mill before it can become bread.  Grapes must also be completely broken and subjected to the “Gethsemane” of a wine press before they can become wine. They symbolize the struggle of our own salvation since we, also, must die to ourselves (Kenosis) before we can live for Christ.

 

Since Holy Communion effects a union with Christ and with one another, it means that I who eat the Bread of Life must become broken bread to the hungry lives of those about me.  I who live by the sacrifice of my Lord Jesus must offer up my life on the altar of my neighbor’s needs.

 

Thus, Holy Communion is an occasion for brokenness.  We must come to it with a broken spirit.  In the words of David: “The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise (Psalm 51).”  Christ cannot come into a heart unless it be broken by humility, repentance and love.

 

CHRISTIAN ONE LINERS

Peace starts with a smile.

“Be ye fishers of men.  You catch them – He’ll clean them”

Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.

Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to church.

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