Sunday, October 22 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes


Monday, October 23 – James the Apostle, Brother of Our Lord


Tuesday, October 24 – Aerthas and Other Martyrs


Wednesday, October 25 – Marcian and Martyrius, Martyrs


Thursday, October 26 – Demetrius, Great Martyr


Friday, October 27 – Nestor, Martyr


Saturday, October 28 – Paraskevia, Martyr             

8:30 AM          Health of Debbie Hoff


Sunday, October 29 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Ken Bosak, Coffee Social: Christine & Steve Petach



Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castaneda, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon, Rev. Gregory Helminski, C.R., Debbie Hoff, 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, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike,  Shannon O’Neill, Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Tanya Petach, Suzanne Reinhart, Nicholas Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Vidal Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $882.00; Candles: $47.50; Coffee Social: $12.00; Holy Day: $40.00; Church Improvement: $20.00; Property Rent: $925.00; Gift Shop: $115>00

TOTAL: $2,041.20 / ATTENDANCE: 33



  • October 23rd – 27th:  Annual clergy retreat for the Eparchy of Phoenix.
  • November 5th: Return to Pacific Standard Time, remember to set your clocks and watches back one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday, November 4th


This week Fr. Mel receives the Icon into his home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, October 29th, Christine & Steve Petach will receive the Icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.



We are all called to be saints.  And we are called to make saints!  This October, Respect Life Month, we are remembering five saints who were fed by prayer, heard the call and answered it to become missionary disciples.  They built the kingdom of God in their midst.  And, they are:


Sts. Anne and Joachim – They were regular parents.  But they raised Mary, the greatest saint of all time, and they were the grandparents of Jesus!  Their ministry was to be holy parents and so live their vocation.


St. John Paul II – Not only did write and speak eloquently of the dignity of human life, and the blessing of the elderly, but he lived it.  He showed us how to suffer for Christ and offer one’s life as a gift to the Lord.


St. Jerome Emiliani – A military captain, Jerome fought valiantly in war until he was captured and imprisoned.  He experienced a radical conversion in prison, and upon his release, began welcoming war orphans into his home.  He embraced these orphans and the poor with love.


Servant of God, Dorothy Day – She experienced the pain of abortion in her life.  But she found healing and conversion in her lifetime, she on to raise a daughter as a single mother and found the Catholic Worker movement, serving the poor and homeless in a revolutionary way.


Prayer cards representing each of these saints may be found in the foyer of the church.



Remember the days before the interstates, when driving any distance on two lane roads could become monotonous and how Burma Shave saved the day.  Here are some more examples of those monotony breakers:

Don’t lose you head to gain a minute, you need your head, your brains are in it– Burma Shave

            Drove too long, driver snoozing, what happened next is not amusing – Burma Shave

Speed was high, weather was not, tires were thin, X marks the spot– Burma Shave

            The midnight ride of Paul for beer, led to a warmer hemisphere – Burma Shave

No matter the price, no matter how new, the best safety device in the car is you – Burma Shave


The true children of God are those who let God’s spirit lead them.

Romans 8: 14

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