Sunday, August 12  -  12th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Monday, August 13  -  Maximus the Confessor, Venerable

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, August 14  - Translation of the Relics of Theodosius of the Cave, Venerable

7:30 PM          Vigil of the Dormition of the Theotokos (day of obligation) Blessing of flowers


Wednesday, August 15  -  Dormition of the Theotokos         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer


Thursday, August 16  -  Translation of the Icon of Our Lord


Friday, August 17  -  Myron, Martyr


Saturday, August 18   -  Florus and Laurus, Martyrs

8:30 AM          +Bernard Monahan


Sunday, August 19  -  13th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Ken Bosak, Coffee Social: Carol & Ed Golya



Please remember the following people in your prayers: Bob Brock, Rev. Tony Bu֙֙s, C.R., Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, 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., Rev. Paul Smith, CR, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Edith Waddell, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $919.00; Candles: $37.86; Coffee Social: $15.00; Church Improvement: $275.00; Holy Day: $20.00

TOTAL: $1,266.86 / ATTENDANCE – 40


  • September 8th: Nativity of the Theotokos This year the feast falls on a Saturday, the Divine Liturgy well be celebrated at 9:30 AM.
  • September 14th: The Vigil for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Vespers and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 13th.  On Friday, September 14th, Morning Prayer will be at 8:30 AM



The 84th Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be held September 1 & 2 at Mount St. Macrina, Uniontown, PA.  “During this 84th Annual Pilgrimage, we honor our most holy Mother under the title of ‘Hope of All Generations.’  Young or old we can always come to Mary and know that she is there to help us and intercede for us before her beloved Son, Jesus.  There is never a time when she is not ready to listen (Sr. Ruth Plante, OSBM).”  Brochures are available in the small hall.



The Fathers of the Church spoke out quite explicitly about the need to help the poor in order to ensure that Christian life may be true and that the Holy Mysteries may find their fullness.


St. Basil the Great: he took a strong stance against injustices and excessive taxes.  He distributed his goods graciously to the poor, thus practicing charity and inviting his parishioners to do the same.  He set up a vast health complex where the poor could receive the help and support they needed.


St. Gregory of Nyssa: he dealt with the social ills of his time, such as usurious rates on loans, indifference and contempt towards the poor.  He fought for the recognition of the dignity of the poor, and he invited the people to share with them.


St. John Chrysostom: he was the defender of the poor.  In his preaching, he lashed out against the ill will of the rich and who accumulated wealth.  For him, the poor were the sacraments of God.


St. Ambrose: he was particularly involved in defending the poor against the rich, loan-sharks and oppressors.  He invited his listeners to give alms, which he considered as simply the restitution of goods that belonged to everyone and had been stolen by the rich.


St. Augustine: he said that true poverty, which all of us are called to live, is the distance we must keep with respect to the ownership of things which allows one to search for God and to belong to God.

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