WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, July 23

9:30 AM Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Blessing of vehicles

 

Monday, July 24

8:30 AM Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, July 25

11:00 AM +Mike & +Jerry Sumandra by Paul Sumandra

 

Friday, July 28

8:30 AM Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, July 29

8:30 AM +Arthur Yago by Patrick O’Neill

 

Sunday, July 30

9:30 AM Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor – Matthew Wiggins

Reader – Mike Mina

Coffee Social – Christine & Steve Petach

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender, Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Aurora Garcia, Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Marilyn Hawse, Michael Hefferon, Rev. Gregory Helminski, C.R., Rob Hooper, Frank Horey, Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson, Patricia Kurczak, Bishop Robert Kurtz, C.R., Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Diane McDonald, Heather & Zach McGowan, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike, Shannon O’Neill, Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Suzanne Reinhart, Nicholas Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Vidal Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,208.36; Candles: $48.50; Coffee Social: $35.00; Gift Shop: $30.00

TOTAL: $1,321.36     ATTENDANCE: 65

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July – August: Theosis inserts will not be found in the weekly bulletin during these months as the publisher, Eastern Christian Bulletin Service, has decided not to print them.

August 1st: Beginning of the “Dormition Fast” in preparation for the Dormition of the Theotokos on August 15th.

August 6th: Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, the traditional blessing of fruit will take place after the 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

August 14th: Vigil of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (day of obligation for all Byzantine Catholics), Vespers and the Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM, followed by the blessings of flowers.

August 15th: Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM.

August 18th – 20th: 18th Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Olympia, Washington. The shrine is located on the grounds of St. George’s Byzantine Catholic Church. For details and amenities offered, brochures are available in the small hall. This would be an ideal destination for your summer holiday.

 

TYPES OF BLINDNESS

There are three types of blindness: physical blindness; mental blindness (closed mindedness or prejudice); and spiritual blindness. Jesus dealt repeatedly with the problem of spiritual blindness. He declared that only the pure of heart could really see God (Matthew 5: 8) and that a divided loyalty made it impossible for one to see clearly (Matthew 6: 22-28). John declared that hatred causes one to dwell in the darkness of spiritual blindness (1 John 2: 11).

 

Christ wants to open our eyes and help us to see. He wants to open our eyes and help us to see that God is a God of love, grace and mercy. He wants to open our eyes and help us see the deadly nature of sin. He wants to open our eyes and help us to see that the abundant life is a life of unselfish devoted giving of self for the welfare of others. He wants to open our eyes and help us to see the need of an unsaved world for the good news of Jesus Christ. He wants to open our eyes and help us to see the spiritual resources that are available to those who walk by faith and who seek to live a life of loving obedience.

 

Paul declared: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him (1 Corinthians 2: 9).” Some hav quoted this as referring to the blessings and he joys that heaven holds for the redeemed. A closer examination will reveal that it describes the present experience of those who are followers of Christ and who are sensitive to the leadership and guidance of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2: 10). Christ continues to open the eyes of those who let him.

 

“Do not forget to do good to others, and share with them, because such sacrifices please God.”

Hebrews 13: 16

 

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