WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, August 13 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, August 14  -  Vigil of the Dormition of the Theotokos

7:30 PM        Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Tuesday, August 15 – Dormition of the Theotokos

8:30 AM          Morning prayer

 

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

 

Thursday, August 17 – Myron, Martyr

 

Friday, August 18 – Flourus and Laurus, Martyrs

8:30 AM          Moleben for vocations

 

Saturday, August 19 – Andrew and Other Martyrs

8:30 AM          +Mike & +Jerry Sumandra by Paul Sumandra 

 

Sunday, August 20 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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, 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, 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: $1,095.00; Candles: $41.50 Coffee Social: $14.00; Church Improvements: $270.00; Holy Day: $355.00; Property Rent: $500.00

 TOTAL: $2,275.50

ATTENDANCE: 51

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • August: Theosis inserts will not be found in the weekly bulletin during this month as the publisher, Eastern Christian Bulletin Service, has decided not to print them..
  • 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.
  • August 20th: Last day for registration for the 2017 – 2018 ECF classes, see Fr. Mel for registration and calendar of classes.
  • September 2nd & 3rd: 83rd Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Mount Saint Macrina, Uniontown, PA.  This year’s theme is: “Mary: Life-Giving Spring.”  Brochures with the full weekend schedule may be found in the small hall.

THANK YOU

The Proto-Cathedral parish expresses its gratitude to Ed Golya, to Frank Horey, to Joe Horey and to Peter Mugar who spent their Saturday, August 5th, assembling and hanging the sound boards in the small hall.  What are sound boards?  They are an attempt at absorbing or lessening the noise generated at the coffee social in the small hall on Sunday mornings.

 

 

MUSTARD SEED FAITH?

“If you have faith a small as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain: ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17: 20).”

 

The gospel is telling us that there is no difficulty bigger than God.  He is bigger than any temptation, any sin, any failure or any problem.  When we place our lives in his hands, through a personal act of faith, He gives us the power to become bigger than we ever dreamed possible for us – bigger than an illness, bigger than our weaknesses, bigger than our hatred, bigger than our prejudices and even bigger than our defeats.  John offers these words of encouragement: “He who is in you, that is Christ, is greater than he who is in the world, that is Satan.” (1 John 4: 4)

 

In today’s gospel (Matthew 17: 14-23), Jesus himself restores a boy to his right mind after his own disciples fail because they doubted the powers Jesus had given themIn those disciples, we easily see ourselves when we confront the mountains of life.  Jesus alone helps us face the mountains in our own lives with the conviction that faith can and will move them.

 

 

“The Lord does not listen to the wicked, but He hears the prayers of those who do right.”

Proverbs 15: 29

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