03 December 2017 – 26th Sunday After Pentecost

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, December 3 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes

 

Monday, December 4 – Barbara, Great Martyr / John Damascene

8:30 AM          Emmanuel Moleben

 

Tuesday, December 5 – Sabbas, Venerable / Vigil of the Solemnity of St. Nicholas

7:30 PM          +Nick Rusnak

 

Wednesday, December 6 – Nicholas of Myra, Archbishop        

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

 

Thursday, December 7 – Ambrose, Archbishop / Vigil of the Solemnity of the Maternity of the Holy Anna

7:30 AM          +Anna Polinski & +Anne Rybarczyk

 

Friday, December 8 – Maternity of the Holy Anna               

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

 

Saturday, December 9 -Patapius, Venerable

8:30 AM          Vocations

 

Sunday, December 10 – 27th Sunady after Pentecost         

10:00 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Matthew Wiggins

12:00 PM         St. Nicholas Pot-luck luncheon

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castañeda, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Rev. Marcus Gamori,  Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon, Debbie Hoff, Rob Hooper,  Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson, Earl Keppel, Patricia Kurczak, Bishop Robert Kurtz, C.R., Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Toni Martin, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike,  Shannon O’Neill, Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Tanya Petach, Suzanne Reinhart,  Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Rev. Francis Vivona, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,803.00; Candles: $40.00; Coffee Social: $22.00; Church Improvement: $15.00; Holy Day: $15.00; Christmas: $5.00; Flowers: $5.00; Religious Retirement: $10.00

TOTAL: $1,915.00 / ATTENDANCE – 52

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • December 10th: St. Nicholas Celebration Pot-luck sponsored by the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary and the Presentation of Mary Romanian Catholic Church will be held after the Divine Liturgy which will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on this day.  Please make sure that you bring sufficient food for your family and six guests.  “St. Nicholas” is planning to visit with all children 10 years of age or younger, and present them with a small gift.  Parents make sure that you register your child or children when you sign up for the Pot-luck, sign-up sheets are in the small hall.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, December 3rd.
  • December 10th: Collection for the Religious Retirement Fund, envelopes are in your packet.

 

PILGRIM VOCATION ICON PROGRAM

This week the Patrick O’Neill Family receives the Icon into their home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, December 10th, Nancy Sumandra will receive the Icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.

 

CAN CANDY TEACH?

There was a man who loved Jesus so much that he decided to do something for Jesus’ birthday.  Since he was a candy maker, he decided to use his talents to make a special candy in honor of Jesus.  So, he designed the first candy cane.

 

If the candy cane is held upright, it is in the shape of a shepherd’s staff which the shepherd uses as he watches over his sheep.  Jesus is our shepherd.  If the candy cane is turned upside down, it becomes the letter “J” for Jesus.

 

The scriptures tell us that by Jesus’ stripes we are healed (1 Peter 2: 24).  Jesus was beaten and stripes were put upon his back when He was crucified in payment for our sins.  So, the candy cane was made with red and white stripes to represent the blood of Jesus which washes away our sins and makes us pure and white as snow.  One bold stripe represents our belief in one God who is Father of us all.  The three fine stripes represents the Trinity.  One God who has revealed himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

There are all types of candy canes in the stores today made with different colors, but they are not true candy canes unless they are red and white and have one bold stripe and three fine stripes.  So, when you see a cane this Christmas season, let it remind you of our Savior and the reason for His birth.  For it is true, “with His stripes we are healed.”

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