07 October 2018 – Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 7 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost                

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes

 

Monday, October 8 - Pelagia, Venerable

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, October 9 – James Alpheus, Apostle

8:30 AM          +Brandon Nelson by Anna Tombazzi

 

Wednesday, October 10 – Eulampius & Eulampia, Martyrs

 

Thursday, Ocotber 11 – Phillip, Deacon-Apostle

 

Friday, October 12 – Probus and Others, Martyrs

8:30 AM          Moleben for Vocations

 

Saturday, October 13 – Carpus and Others, Martyrs

8:30 AM          +John Kunak by the Linkowsky Family

 

Sunday, October 14 – Sunday of the Fathers of the 17th Ecumenical Council                

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Matthew Wiggins, Reader: Mike Mina, Coffee Social: Helen Stroka & John Michnya

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Bob Brock, 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., Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, 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: $1,932.00; Candles: $40.00; Coffee Social: $24.00; Holy Day: $40.00; Property Rental: $400.00

TOTAL: $2,436.00 / ATTENDANCE – 71

UPCOMING

  • October 14th: Annual collection for Eparchial Priest Health Insurance, this second collection will take place after the distribution of Communion at Sunday Divine Liturgy.
  • November 2nd to 4th: “Come and See”   Men between the ages of 18 and 35 who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church are invited to attend this weekend of discernment at the Metropolitan Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.  There is no charge for the weekend (travel expenses are the responsibility of the individual).  For further information or registration contact the Seminary at www.bcs.edu.  Deadline for registration is October 10th.
  • November 4th: Return to Pacific Standard Time, set clock and watches back ONE HOUR.

 

SPECIAL PRIESTS’ MEDICAL INSURANCE COLLECTION

On Sunday, October 14th, our Eparchy will once again take a special collection to help subsidize the medical insurance premiums of our priests.  Your outstanding generosity in previous collections has been extremely helpful.  Bishop John, thankful as always, asks each eparchial household to pray and consider what it can contribute this year.  Medical insurance premiums, as you undoubtedly know, are very expensive and still on the rise.  Our Eparchy has been burdened financially with these increased premiums.  Each month is a new struggle to make ends meet, even with practical efforts to curb expenses.  The goal this year is $100.00 per household, please be as generous as your financial situation allows.  God bless you for your continued support and generosity.

 

WHAT’S NEW?

The answer to the question is not New York, or New Jersey, or New Hampshire, or New Orleans, or even New Caledonia.  It’s the parish’s new email address.  The new email address was necessitated because the parish changed to a new voice carrier, Spectrum.  The new email address for the parish is stmarypcso@gmail.com.

 

WEEP NOT

“When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said: ‘Weep not (Luke 7: 13)!’”  He never forgets those who cry.  He never neglects those who are grieving.  “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5: 4).”  “Compassionate and merciful is the Lord, long-suffering and generous in mercy (Psalm 102: 8).”  If we have deep compassion, then we know love.  And this love is not something of this world.  It has nothing in common with the flesh, but is God’s love, divine love.  “We love, because He first loved us (1 John 4: 19).”

The people of Nain rejoiced at the miracle that they had witnessed as well as the life that had been returned to them.  We must also rejoice at the miracle of new life Christ has given to us.  And having received this great gift of love, compassion and mercy, we must share it with others.  “Freely you have received, freely give (Matthew 10: 8).”   We must become emissaries of Jesus Christ.  “You are my witnesses in this world,” Jesus says in Luke 24: 48.

Remember that we were once dead in sin.  But Jesus in his deep compassion and love for us always comes to us with his life-giving Word and his loving touch – the Holt Scriptures and the Holy Eucharist.

 

 

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