03 June 2018 – Second Sunday after Pentecost

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday, June 3  – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, June 4  -  Metrophanes, Patriarch

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, June 5  -  Dorotheus, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          Akathist Hymn of the Theotokos

 

Wednesday, June 6  -  Bessarion and Hillary, Venerables  /  Apostles’ Fast, simple abstinence recommended

 

Thursday, June 7  -  Theodotus, Bishop-Martyr

 

Friday, June 8  -  Translation of the Relics of the Great-Martyr Theodore  /  Apostles’ Fast, simple abstinence / 8:30 AM  – Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, June 9  -  Cyril of Alexandria, Archbishop

8:30 AM          Priests, Nuns & Religious victims of Communism

 

Sunday, June 10  -  3rd Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Matthew Wiggins

12:00 PM            MOMS, DADS & GRADS pot-luck luncheon

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Bob Brock, Rev. Tony Bu֙֙s, C.R., Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castaña, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla &P Veronica, Victoria Flores,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon,  Rob Hooper,  Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson, Patricia Kurczak,  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,  Fred Reinhart, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Rev. Paul Smith, CR, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Edith Waddell, 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: $1,306.00; Candles: $25.50; Coffee Social: $24.00; Catholic Communication Campaign: $1,059.00

TOTAL: $2,414.50 / ATTENDANCE – 42

UPCOMING

  • June 10th: MOMS, DADS & GRADS – This year we are honoring Moms, Dads and Grads (three from high school) in a single celebration on Sunday, June 10th, at a pot-luck luncheon following the Divine Liturgy.  Sign-up sheets for attendance and for the type food you will bring are available in the small hall.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, June 3rd.

 

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2018

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal for 2018 is in its last month.   PLEASE SUPPORT IT!

GOAL: $12,650.00 / PLEDGED: $8,650.00* / RECEIVED: $8,410.00*

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledges to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal: Joseph Babin, Violet & John Bosak, Frankie Fletes, Martha & Carlos Herrera, Frank H. Horey, Stephanie & Nick Sumandra*

 (*As of 30 April 2018, report is sent to parish at the end of the month.)

 

MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT

The annual Myrrh-Bearers Retreat for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+) will be held on June 22nd through 24th at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ.  This year the topic for the retreat is Theotokos: Model of Grace, with special emphasis on the Akathist Hymn of the Theotokos.  Brochures are available in the small hall. Deadline for all registration is June 10th,2018.

 

FOLLOW ME

Anyone who says: “follow me,” usually knows where he or she is going.  Jesus certainly knew.  St. John records Jesus’ words: “I go to the Father (John 14: 12),” and He wants to take us there with him.  Jesus came to bring us to heaven, to lead us into the presence of God.  He came to give us forgiveness and peace with God and with ourselves.  He came to bring us the Father’s love and bids us to follow him.

 

The words “to follow” are mentioned some eighty times in the Gospel.  There is a big difference between following and believing.  It’s easy to say: “I believe in Jesus.”  It doesn’t cost much to say it.  To declare: “I follow Jesus,” on the other hand may be quite challenging.  Why?  Because following Jesus intrudes on our lifestyle and on our values.  It gets personal.  As an authentic Christian, we are expected not merely to believe in Jesus, the Christ, to admire him, to call him nice names like Lord and Master.  We are expected to move in the same direction like him.

 

Today’s Gospel (Matthew 4: 18-23) is addressed not only to the first disciples, it’s addressed by Jesus to each one of us.  “Follow me,” means to walk into the future, and not to live in the past.  Jesus guides us from our past and shows us the way to eternal happiness.  He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  St. John records these stirring words of Jesus: “He who follows me does not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8: 12).”

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