11 February 2018 – Sunday of Cheesefare

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Sunday, February 11 – Sunday of Cheesefare

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Monday, February 12 – First day of the Great Fast – Strict Abstinence

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, February 13 – Martinian, Venerable


Wednesday, February 14 – Day of simple abstinence / Auxentius, Venerable

7:30 PM – Presanctified Liturgy


Thursday, February 15 – Onesimus, Apostle


Friday, February 16 – Day of simple abstinence / Pamphilius & Others, Martyrs

8:30 AM – Liturgical Hour


Saturday, February 17 – Commemoration of the Miracle of the Great-Martyr Theodore

8:30 AM          Kelly Family


Sunday, February 18 – First Sunday of The Great Fast 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Matthew Wiggins; Reader: Ken Bosak; Coffee Social: Carol & Ed Golya

11:00 AM      ECF Classes


Please remember the following people in your prayers: Bob Brock, Rev. Tony Bu֙֙s, C.R., Deacon Craig Anderson, Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castañeda, Sr. Christopher, OSBM, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Rev. Marcus Gamori,  Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon,  Rob Hooper,  Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson, Maria Kasperek, 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, Rev. Michael Osuch, C.R., Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Tanya Petach,  Rev. Norbert Raszeja, C.R., Fred Reinhart, Ashley Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Rev. Paul Smith, CR, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Rev. Tom Wojciechowski, C.R.,Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $1,877.00; Candles: $50.25; Coffee Social: $35.00; Holy Day: $280.00; Church Improvements 440.00; Property Rent: $630.00

TOTAL: $3,312.25 / ATTENDANCE: 60


The Annual Bishop’s Appeal began in January.  This year, we are requested to send our pledges directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, and our checks made to Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Eparchy.  Our parish goal is $12,650.00.  Please support the Annual Appeal to the best of your financial ability, BUT PLEASE SUPPORT IT!



This week the Mike Mina family receives the Icon into their home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, February 18th, John Michnya will receive the icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed for 2018, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.


When do we start?  We have already started our preparation for the Great Fast beginning with the Sunday of Zacchaeus, January 14th.  These Sundays have given us ideas, motivation and direction for a successful Great Fast.  The Great Fast actually begins on Pure Monday, February 12th.

What about Ash Wednesday?   The Byzantine Church does not have an Ash Wednesday.  The Western (Latin) Church begins the holy season on a Wednesday with their proper services which include the distribution of ashes.  The Byzantine Churches start two days earlier because they use s different counting system to arrive as the traditional forty days. The Western Len consists of forty days, excluding Sundays,

Leading up to Easter Sunday.  The Byzantine Churches keep the forty days without interruption leading up to Lazarus Saturday.  This accounts for the different starting dates.  Great and Holy Week is a separate and more intense period in preparation for Pascha.

Where do we go from here?  Hopefully, you now know more about the Great Fast.  You are the only one who can make something out of the Great Fast.  Prepare how you will abstain; how much you will pray, especially by participating in the weekday services; and how you will give alms.  Plan well what you will be doing to make this Great Fast the best in your life.




A.  Requires us to abstain from met and meat-by-products, but permits eggs and

dairy products.

B.  Simple abstinence is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays during the Great Fast.

C.  All the faithful of the Eparchy, who receive Holy Communion, are obligated to observe

Simple abstinence.



A.  Strict Fast forbid the use of meat, meat-by-products, eggs and dairy products.

B.  Strict fast is to be observed on the first day of the Great Fast, February 12th, and on

Good and Holy Friday, March 30th

C.  All the faithful, eighteen years and older, are obligated to observe the Strict Fast.

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