11 August 2019 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, August 11 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost                  

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, August 12 – Photius and Anicetus, Martyr

8:30 AM          +Helen Stroka by Debbie Rees

 

Tuesday, August 13 – Maximus the Confessor, Venerable

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Wednesday, August 14 – Vigil of the Dormition of the Theotokos (day of obligation) + Blessing of flowers

7:30 PM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s  

 

Thursday, August 15 – Dormition of the Theotokos              

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

 

Friday, August 16 – Translation of the Icon of Our Lord

 

Saturday, August 17 – Myron, Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Sunday, August 18 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost                  

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

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

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

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, Ken Kokason, 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 Pasnak, Tanya Petach, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Karole Woods,  Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,152.00; Church Improvement: $345.00; Holy Day: $10.00; Candles: $46.00; Coffee Social: $49.00

TOTAL – $1,602.00 / ATTENDANCE – 36

 

UNIONTOWN PILGRIMAGE

The Sisters of St. Basil the Great warmly invite you to attend the 85th Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, August 31 & September 1, 2019, at Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, PA.  The theme for this year’s pilgrimage is “Mary, Cause of our Joy.”  Brochures, with detailed pilgrimage activities, are found in the small hall, or contact the website www.sistersofstbasil.org.

 

DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE

Like Peter walking on the water (Matthew 14: 28-29), the Lord is calling us to do things that we might think are impossible for us, that we think that we cannot do, or, worse that we just do not want to do, because we are too lazy or unwilling to take a leap of faith.  We tend to take the path of least resistance, and we tend just to say: “Do not bother me, and let me do my own thing!”  But, Christ will not have it that way.

 

We have to respond to Christ.  We cannot just sit in the boat and say: “Well, You come to me!”  No, He is going to say: You come to me, and I will help you.  You look at me, you keep your eyes fixed on me, you trust in me, and you can walk on those waters.”  We have to have the Lord with us, and we have to reach out for his hand.  Jesus knows that we are going to stumble, we are going to falter, we are going to have doubts and have disappointments, and we are going to start sinking.  But Christ is never farther than a “Lord save me!” away.  He will always be right there when we call on him in our need.

 

Christ is calling us.  His is the power and the grace and wisdom that are going to help us; we do not have to look at ourselves and say:  “Well, I do not have what it takes.”  Of course we do not have what it takes.  Jesus Christ does!  Jesus said: “You have nothing to fear.”  He did not say: “You have nothing to do.”

 

If Jesus calls us to do something, He will not accept us saying: “I cannot do it.”  He says: “Yes you can, because I called you, and when I call you, I give you the grace to do it.”  So you have to come, you have to come across the water, that is the way to heaven.

 

“God loved us, and through his grace He gave us a good hope and encouragement that continues forever.”

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