10 February 2019 – Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, February 10 – Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee              

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM         ECF Classes

 

Monday, February 11 – Blase, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, February 12 - Meletius, Archbishop

8:30 AM          +Robert Hamilton

 

Wednesday, February 13 – Martinian, Venerable

 

Thursday, February 14 – Death of Cyril, Apostle to the Slavs

 

Friday, February 15 - Onesimus, Apostle

8:30 AM          Acathist to the Theotokos

 

Saturday, February 16 – Pamphilius & Others, Martyrs

8:30 AM          +Evie & +Eddy Kasprzycki by M. & F. Rybinski

 

Sunday, February 17 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son                

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor – Matthew Wiggins, Reader – Mike Mina, Coffee Social – Carol & Ed Golya

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Jackie Brait, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castaña,  Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Holly Garlow,  Michelle Grana, William Harkness, 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,   Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., John Smith,  Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,160.00; Candles: $26.00; Coffee Social: $24.00; Church Improvements: 395.00; Holyday: $220.00; Property Rent: $425.00; AT & T Refund: $37.43

TOTAL: $2,287.43 / ATTENDANCE: 27

UPCOMING

  • February 19th, 20th & 21st:  Parish Enhancement Workshops at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ; topics Financial Management, Safe Environment & Evangelization.
  • February 23rd: 1st All Souls Saturday, Divine Liturgy and Panachida will be celebrated at 9:30 AM.
  • March 4th: Beginning of the Great Fast, a day of STRICT ABSTINENCE.

 

ALL SOULS SATURDAY

Following the Byzantine Catholic tradition, five Saturdays are set aside for the remembrance of the departed members of our families and of our friends.  In 2019, the first All Souls Saturday is February 23rd.  Using the envelope provided in your packet or on a sheet of paper, please submit the names of those you which to have remembered at the Divine Liturgy on these five Saturdays.  Only write the first names of the individuals to be commemorated; if the list of names is the same as last year, simply write “same as last year,” or write “add the following name (s) to my list.”  Return your requests to the parish office by mail or by placing them in the collection basket.  Deadline for returns is Sunday, February 17th.

 

EPARCHIAL APPEAL 2019

The Eparchial Appeal (formally Bishop’s Appeal) begins in January.  The pledge form and information for the appeal will be sent directly from the Bishop’s office.  Again this year, we are requested to send our pledges directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, and our checks are to be made out to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo.

Our parish goal this year is $15,177.61.  Please support the Annual Appeal to the best of your financial ability.  BUT, PLEASE SUPPORT IT!

 

BREAD – FOR WHOM?

For whom is Jesus the “Bread of Life?”  Jesus states plainly that He is the Bread of Life not to all, as He says, to him “who comes to me;” “who believes in me,” and to him “who eats my flesh and drinks my blood.”  Before Jesus can be the “Bread of Life” to a person, one must first choose freely to come to Jesus, to believe in him and to unite oneself to him in the most intimate manner by partaking of his Precious Body and Blood in Holy Communion.  Jesus identifies the “Bread of Life” with his own Body and Blood: “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh (JN 6: 51).”

 

Jesus did not say: “I am the medicine of life.  Take me only when there is sickness or death, otherwise don’t bother me!”  Also, He did not say: “I am the candy of life.  Take a sweet dainty bite of me on Sunday and forget about me the rest of the week.”  Instead, Jesus said: “I am the bread of life.  I am your all or else I am nothing to you.”  Come to Jesus, believe in him, receive him, let him become your all, and He will become for you the “Bread of Life” satisfying completely your deepest hunger and thirst.

 

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