24 June 2018 – Fifth Sunday After Pentecost / Nativity of John the Baptist

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Sunday, June 24 - 5th Sunday after Pentecost / Nativity of John the Baptist

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Monday, June 25 – Febronia, Venerable Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, June 26 – David of Thessalonica, Venerable


Wednesday, June 27 – Sampson, Venerable; Bl. Nicholas Charnetsky & Others, Martyrs              

Apostles’ Fast, simple abstinence recommended


Thursday, June 28  – Translation of the Relics of Cyrus and John / Vigil of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

7:30 PM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Friday, June 29 - Peter and Paul, Preeminent Apostles 

8:30 AM         Morning Prayer


Saturday, June 30 - Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles

8:30 AM          C.R. mission in Tanzania


Sunday, July 1 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor – Mike Mina, Reader – Ken Bosak, Coffee Social – Mary Jo Keogh & family



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 & 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.



Collection: $1,255.00; Candles: $32.75

TOTAL: $1,287.75 / ATTENDANCE – 46


  • June 28th: Vigil of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (a day of obligation for all Byzantine Catholics), Vespers and Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM; June 29th, Morning Prayer at 8:340 AM
  • July 1st: Annual Peter’s Pence collection in support of Papal Charities.
  • July 22nd:  The blessing of vehicles, in honor of the holy prophet Elijah (Elias), will take place after the Divine Liturgy.



The Annual Bishop’s Appeal for 2018 is finished.  The parish has made its goal, and went over!!!

GOAL: $12,650.00 / PLEDGED: $18,300.00* / RECEIVED: $18,300.00*

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledges to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal: Ophelia De La Garza, Michael Koman, Mary Jo Koman-Keogh, Shannon & Patrick O’Neill, Ella Onufrak, Jerome Parrot, Christine & Steve Petach, Steve Sumandra, Rick White

 (*As of 31 May 2018, report sent to parish at the end of the month.)



The 19th Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be held on August 17th, 18th & 19th in Olympia, WA at St. George’s Byzantine Catholic Parish.  The pilgrimage is designed to provide a unique opportunity for the spiritual enrichment of the entire family. If you have no plans for a summer vacation, consider a trip to the Pacific Northwest to enjoy spectacular scenery, and possibly make the trip a Byzantine experience by also visiting our parishes in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA.  Brochures are available in the small hall.



One day a five year old boy climbed onto an eight ton road roller left idling at a highway construction site.  He pressed some buttons and pulled some levers. The machine rolled over five cars before someone was able to get it under control.


Sometimes our own lives are like that.  We start out with freedom of choice, but we continue to choose he wrong thing until it is out of control and we cannot stop it.  Any drug addict or alcoholic will tell you he or she would give anything to be freed of their habit.  They are chained and bedeviled like the two men in today’s gospel (Matthew 8: 28-24).  They could not control themselves.  They were held captive and looked for freedom.


Jesus freed those two unfortunate men from the terrible possession tormenting them.  Today, Jesus still has the power to destroy the demon in anyone.  What no human can do, Jesus can.  The names of the devils may not be the same as Jesus exorcised in today’s gospel, but the power of Jesus is greater than any demon can claim over a human being.  No matter what type of bedevilment may threaten our own lives, we have available to us the saving power of Jesus if we want it and ask for it.

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