23 June 2019 – Second Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, June 23 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost                    

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Monday, June 24 – Nativity of John the Baptist

11:00 AM           +Helen Stroka by M/M Michael Onufrak


Tuesday, June 25 – Febronia, Venerable Martyr


Wednesday, June 26 – David of Thessalonica, Venerable  (day of simple abstinence recommended)


Thursday, June 27 – Sampson, Venerable; Bl. Nicholas Charnetsky and Others, Martyrs


Friday, June 28 – Translation of the Relics of Cyrus & John -Unmercenaries (day of simple abstinence)


Saturday, June 29 – Saints Peter and Paul (Day of obligation)

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Sunday, June 30 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost                     

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Matthew Wiggins, Reader: Mike Mina, Coffee Social: Christine & Steve Petach



Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Holly Garlow,  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, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Kathleen Savko, 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.



Collection: $1.223.00; Candles: $23.00

TOTAL: $1,246.00 / ATTENDANCE: 33 


  • June 17th thorough 28th: Apostles Fast – period of fasting in preparation for the feast of Saints Peter & Paul (June 29th), simple abstinence recommended on Wednesdays, simple abstinence require on Fridays.
  • June 30th: Annual Peter’s Pence collection will be taken up.  The Peter’s Pence collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to requests to aid the neediest throughout the world – those who suffer as a result of war, oppression, and natural disasters.  It likewise provides the faithful with a tangible opportunity to not only empower the weak, defenseless, and voiceless, but also sustain those who suffer.
  • July 20th & 21st: The blessing of vehicles, in honor of the holy prophet Elijah (Elias), will take place after the Divine Liturgy on Saturday and on Sunday.



As of June 12th, the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary Parish has reached its goal of $12,925.00 and surpassed it by $2,423.61 for a total of $15,347.61.  Thank you to all who participated in this annual collection.  If you have not participated, there is still time to donate to the Annual Eparchial Appeal.  Remember, the parish receives a 20% rebate on the goal and the amount over.



One day a five year old boy climbed onto a road roller left idling at a highway construction site.  He pressed some buttons and pulled some levers.  The machine rolled over five cars before someone was able to get it under control.


Sometimes our lives are like that.  We start out with freedom of choice, but we continue to choose the wrong thing until it is out of control and we cannot stop it.  Any drug addict or alcoholic will tell you that he or she would give anything to be free of their habit. They are chained and bedeviled like the two men in Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 8: 28-9:1).  They could not control themselves.  They were held captive and looked for freedom.


Jesus freed those two unfortunate men from the terrible possession tormenting them.  Jesus still has the power to destroy the demon in anyone.  What no human can do, Jesus can.  The names of the demons may not be the same as Jesus exorcised in the gospel, but the power of Jesus is greater than any demon can claim over a human being.  No matter what type of bedevilment may threaten our own lives, we have available to us the saving power of Jesus, if we want it and ask for it.

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