CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, April 23  -  Thomas Sunday / George, Great Martyr

9:30 AM            Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, April 24  -  Sabbas, Martyr

8:30 AM            Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, April 25  -  Mark, Apostle and Evangelist

8:30 AM           Moleben for Vocations

 

Wednesday, April 26  -  Basil, Bishop and Martyr

 

Thursday, April 27  -  Simeon, Bishop and Martyr

 

Friday, April 28  -  Jason and Sosipater, Apostles

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, April 29  -  The Nine Holy Martyrs of Cyzice

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Sunday, April 30  -  Sunday of the Ointment-Bearing Women

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, Rosalinda de Leon, Christine Di Nubila, Adam & Frankie Fletes, Layla Fletes, Victoria Flores, Aurora Garcia, Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Marilyn Hawse, Michael Hefferon, Rev. Gregory Helminski, C.R., Rob Hooper, Frank Horey, Chris Johnson, J.J. Leonard, Mary Kukowski, Patricia Kurczak, Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Marg Mauro, Diane McDonald, Heather 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, Lana Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Good Friday: $140.00; Collection: $813.00; Pascha Vigil: $880.00; Pascha: $1,670.00; Church Improvement: $5.00; Holy Day: $5.00; Candles: $262.95; Bishop’ Appeal: $600.00; Holy Land Collection: $390.00; Coffee Social: $30.00; Home Missions: $25.00

TOTAL: $4,820.85 / ATTENDANCE: Vigil – 62,  Pascha – 74

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • May 31:  Deadline for Bishop’s Appeal
  • June 19-23:  Clergy Conference, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ
  • June 23-25:  Myrrh Bearers Retreat: Franciscan Renewal Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • July 6-9: Alive in Christ 2017 Retreat: Prescott Pines Christian Camp, Prescott, AZ

 

2017 BISHOP’S APPEAL

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal for 2017 is underway. Let us support it to the best of financial capability, BUT, PLEASE SUPPORT IT!

GOAL: $11,275.00; PLEADGED: $4,155.00; RECEIVED: $ $4,155.00

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledges to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal:

Joseph Babin, Martha & Carlos Herrera, and Rick White.

 

THOMAS SUNDAY

In the church services, the stress is on the Apostle Thomas’ vision of Christ and the significance of the day comes to us in the words of the gospel. Then He said to Thomas: “Put your finger here, and see my hands, and put your hand, and place it in my side, do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered him: “My Lord and my God.” Jesus said to him: “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed re those who have not seen and yet believe (John 20: 27 – 29).” We have not seen Christ with our physical eyes nor touched his risen body with physical hands, yet in the Holy Spirit, we have seen and touched and tasted the Word of Life (1 John 1: 1 – 4), and so we believe.

 

At each of the daily services until the feast of the Ascension, we sing the Paschal troparion. At each of the Sunday services beginning with Antipascha, we sing the Paschal canon and hymns, and repeat the celebration of the “first day of the week” on which Chr4ist rose from the dead. At all of the Divine Liturgies during this season, the Apostolic readings are taken from the Acts of the Apostles telling us of the first Christians who lived in communion with the Risen Jesus. All of the gospel readings are taken from the Gospel of St. John, considered by many to be a gospel written particularly for those who are newly baptized into the new life of the Kingdom of God through death and new birth in Christ [baptism], in the name of the Holy Trinity. The reason for this opinion is that all the “signs,” as miracles in St. John’s gospel are called, deal with sacramental themes involving water, wine and bread. Thus each of the Sundays after Thomas Sunday, with the exception of the third, is dedicated to the memory of one of these “signs.”

 

“If you make a promise to God, don’t be slow to keep it.”

Ecclesiastes 5: 4

 

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