WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, May 28 -  Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, May 29  -  Theodosis, Venerable Martyr  /  Memorial Day

8:30 AM            Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, May 30  -  Issac, Venerable

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Wednesday, May 31   -  Hermas, Apostle and Hermeas, Martyr

 

Thursday, June 1  -  Justin and Others, Martyrs

 

Friday, June 2  -  Nicephor, Patriarch

8:30 AM           Moleben for Vocations

 

Saturday, June 3  -  Fifth All Souls Saturday

8:30 AM           5th All Souls Saturday

 

Sunday, June 4  -  Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor, Mike Mina; Reader, Matthew Wiggins; Coffee Social, Stephanie & Nick Sumandra

 

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, Chris Johnson, J.J. Leonard, Mary Kukowski, Patricia Kurczak, 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: $1,948.00; Candles: $37.75; Coffee Social: $15.00; Property Rent: $250.00; Church Improvement: $20.00; Holy Day: $12.00; Easter: $50.00; In memory of Ed Sovich: $600.00; Pascha breads: $16.00; Gift Shop: $30.00; Refunds: $1,625.16

TOTAL: $4,751.91          ATTENDANCE: 60

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 19-23: Clergy Conference, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Phoenix, 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; PLEDGED: $12,905.00; RECEIVED: $13,655.00

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

Violet & John Bosak, Gene Krupa, Ella Onufrak, Stephen Sumandra, Dina & Matthew Wiggins

 

MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT

Myrrh-bearers Retreat, “O women, be the heralds of good news,” is sponsored by the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+). This year the theme is “Feasting and Fasting.” The retreat will be held June 23 – 25 at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Brochures, including registration form, are available in the small hall. Registration deadline is June 1.

 

FIRST COUNCIL OF NICEA

Today, we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the 1st Council of Nicea which affirmed the divinity of Jesus.

Our celebration this weekend pays respect to the collective witness that the bishops gave to Christian truth. We are already looking towards Pentecost and how the power of the Holy Spirit can give courage to speak for Christ and the truth.

 

In our Apostolic reading (ACTS 20: 16-20 & 28-38), St. Paul charges the leaders of the Church of Ephesus to keep watch for wolves who would lead the flock astray. It might be said that what causes corrosion in the Church is both on the universal and local levels.

 

As this Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Council of Nicea testifies, theological error is part of the corrosion. However, studies have shown that people drop out of the Church for a number of reasons: mobility without deep religious roots, too little or too much change, deterioration of Catholic family life, diminishing loyalty to the Church, a quarrel with or perceived insult from a priest or a religious man or woman. To be honest, the major reasons people drop out of the Church are more personal than theological. Today’s Apostolic reading is a real warning to us to be honest with God and ourselves as well as to constantly make the effort to be active members of the Body of Christ, the Church.

 

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

 

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