30 September 2018 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, September 30- 19th Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 AM        Parishioners of St. Mary’s

12:00 PM         Family Day luncheon

 

Monday, October 1 – Solemnity of the Protection (Patronage) of the Theotokos

7:30 PM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Tuesday, October 2 – Cyprian, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Wednesday, October 3 – Denis the Areopagite, Bishop-Martyr

 

Thursday, October 4 – Hierotheus, Bishop-Martyr

 

Friday, October 5 – Charitina, Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, October 6 - Thomas, Apostle

8:30 AM          +Edward Parrot by Jerome Parrot

 

Sunday, October 7 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Matthew Wiggins, Coffee Social: Stephanie & Nick Sumandra

11:00 AM           ECF Classes

 

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: $1,789.00; Candles: $77.40; Coffee Social: $27.00; Holy Day: $30.00; Church Improvement: $50.00; Property Rental: $1,900.00

TOTAL: $3,873.40 / ATTENDANCE – 49

 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.

 

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.

 

LIVING UNPLUGGED

When you forget to plug a cell phone into the power source, it’s going to be powerless.  It is the same for you.  You’re designed by God to regularly plug into your power source.  When you don’t, you increasingly lose power and life becomes less kind and harsher; less peaceful and more stressed; less about others and more about yourself.  As the demands increase, your power to meet them seems to be diminishing.  These are clear indicators that you are trying to live unplugged.  You’ve been “Martha-ed.”

 

When Jesus came to dinner, Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.  She came to him and asked: “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?  Tell her to help me (Luke 10: 40).”  Jesus answered: “You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed (Luke 10: 41).”  All the “important” things that Martha was doing were not as important as what Mary was doing – sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to him.

If life has become too stressful and overwhelming for you, it’s a good possibility you’ve been making the same mistake as Martha.  You’ve allowed the overload squeeze out your personal time with Jesus.  The busier and “behinder” you get, the more desperately you need the perspective and power that comes only from sitting at the feet of the Son of God.

 

Make your time with Jesus not an option, if and when you have time, but the singular non-negotiable of your daily schedule.  If you are running out of power, it’s because you have been unplugged from the source of power for too long a time.  Get back to the source of your power – JESUS!

 

If you cannot do even the little things, then why worry about the big things.

Luke 12: 26

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