04 November 2018 – Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 4 – 24th Sunday after Pentecost              

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes

 

Monday, November 5 – Galaction and Episteme, Martyrs

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, November 6 – Paul the Confessor, Archbishop

 

Wednesday, November 7 – Vigil of Archangel Michael and All Angels / 33 Martyrs of Melitene

7:30 PM          Deceased of the Rybarczyk family

 

Thursday, November 8 – Archangel Michael and All Angels           

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

 

Friday, November 9 – Onesiphorus and Pophryius, Martyrs

 

Saturday, November 10 – Erastus and Others, Apostles

8:30 AM          +Gerald, +Marcella & +Stanley Kukla

 

Sunday, November 11 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost             

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Matthew Wiggins, 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: $1,814.00; Candles: $33.00; Coffee Social: $24.00; Church Improvement: $5.00

TOTAL: $1,876.00  / ATTENDANCE – 52

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • November 4th through 18th: Thanksgiving food collection for the homeless and the needy.  Please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the basket before the St. Nicholas icon.  The collected food items will be distributed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society chapter at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Sherman Oaks.
  •  November 6th: Election Day, get out and vote!
  • November 9-10: Eastern Catholic Bible Conference – A Walk through the Gospel of St. Matthew, will be held at Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church, 2235 Galahad Rd, San Diego , CA 92123, Ph. 858-277-5511.  The featured speakers are: Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo, Fr. Sebastian Carnazzo & Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier; the cost per participant is $30.  Register at ECBIBLEFALL2018.evenbrite.com.
  • November 15th: The beginning of the “Philip’s Fast” in preparation for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord, simple abstinence is encouraged every Wednesday and is observed every Friday during this time.

 

ANNUAL VISIT BY ST. NICHOLAS

This year the annual visit will be held on Sunday, December 9th.  A pot-luck luncheon will be sponsored by the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary parish and the Presentation of Mary Romanian Catholic parish.  This will follow the Divine Liturgy which will be celebrated at 10:00 AM.  Please bring sufficient food for your family and six guests.  “St. Nicholas” will visit with all the children 10 years of age or younger, and present them with small gift.  Parents make sure that you register your child or children when you sign up for the pot-luck luncheon.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, December 2nd

 

“DO NOT WEEP…”

We, too, were dead by the sin of Adam, and Jesus died to give us life.  But man of us, although in the state of grace, are still asleep as to what constitutes a real spiritual life.  It is true that it is sufficient to remain in the state of grace to obtain heaven, but one who is willing to settle for this and this alone is like one asleep to the great things within his possession.

 

The world today lives in a state of satisfaction with itself, a satisfaction which borders on complacency.  Are you one who is anesthetized by this state of complacency that you fail to make any extra effort?  Is your life, which may from all outer appearances seems to be a happy one, still troubled by an unexplainable feeling of incompletion?  Are you willing to leave this life pretty sure you’ll go to heaven, but knowing that you could have done more?  Then, you are not dead, but you are certainly asleep.

 

Just as Jesus cried out to the girl in today’s gospel, Luke 8: 41-56, “Arise,” He cries out today to each of us to arise.  We must rearm ourselves with spiritual reawakening of our lives – a spiritual reawakening of every facet of our lives.  The state of grace is not sufficient.  We must arise and be counted by God among those who burn out their lives striving for perfection, to give off the brightest light, to be true citizens of the Kingdom of God.

 

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