05 August 2018 – Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, August 5  -  11th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, August 6  -  Transfiguration of Our Lord

7:30 PM          Priest’s intention + Blessing of Fruit

 

Tuesday, August 7  -  Domitius, Venerable Martyr

 

Wednesday, August 8  -  Emilian, Bishop-Confessor Dormition Fast – simple abstinence recommended

 

Thursday, August 9  -  Matthias, Apostle

 

Friday, August 10  -  Lawrence, Archdeacon- Martyr Dormition Fast – day of simple abstinence

8:30 AM          Liturgical hour

 

Saturday, August 11  -  Euplus, Martyr

 

Sunday, August 12  -  12th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Steve Petach, Reader: Christine Petach, Coffee Social: Helen Stroka & John Michnya

 

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,  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.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,357.00; Candles: $17.22; Coffee Social: $27.00; Church Improvement: $200.00; Holy Day: $200.00

TOTAL: $1,801.22 / ATTENDANCE – 34

 

UPCOMING

  • August 6th: Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM, followed by the blessing of fruit.
  • August 14th: Vigil of the Dormition of the Theotokos (feast of obligation), Vespers and Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM, followed by the blessing of flowers.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

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.

 

WHAT IS FORGIVENESS?

Well, here is what forgiveness is not. Forgiveness is not forgetting. The deeper you’ve been hurt, the more likely is you will not forget. You can forgive, even if you can’t forget.

Forgiveness is also not reconciliation. Reconciliation is always preferred, but it takes two people. The sad reality is that the offender may never apologize for their wrong. You can forgive without reconciling.

Forgiveness is not condoning or dismissing. So often we fail to forgive because we think we will justify the actions of the person who harmed us. Forgiveness does not excuse bad behavior. Nor is forgiveness pardoning. When you forgive, you release someone from your perceived right to avenge. But there still may be consequences for their behavior that they must face.

So, what is forgiveness? First, it is surrendering the right to get even. When you forgive, you have to throw away your lists of wrongdoing and give up the right to hold an account against the one who harmed you.

Second, forgiveness requires reinterpreting the person. Take off the label that characterizes the person as wrongdoer and realize they are the same weak, needy, complicated, and selfish person you are. Have compassion.

Finally, you must seek God’s blessing for the person who harmed you. Forgiveness is not made complete until the Great Commandment to love your neighbor has won out.

 

Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other as God forgave you in Christ.

-Ephesians 4:32

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