Sunday, March 18 – 5th Sunday of the Great Fast / Mary of Egypt

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Monday, March 19 – Chrysanthus & Daria, Martyrs

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, March 20- Venerable Fathers of the St. Sabbas Monastery


Wednesday, March 21James of Catania, Bishop-Confessor (Day of simple abstinence)

7:30 PM – Pre-Sanctified Liturgy


Thursday, March 22 – Basil of Ancyra, Priest-Martyr


Friday, March 23 – Nicon and Others, Venerable-Martyrs (Day of simple abstinence)

8:30 AM – Moleben to the Cross


Saturday, March 24  – Saturday of Lazarus

8:30 AM          +Barry Lelaspi


Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday / Annunciation of the Theotokos

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Ken Bosak, Coffee Social: Nancy & Mark Sumandra



Please remember the following people in your prayers: Bob Brock, Rev. Tony Bu֙֙s, C.R., Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castañeda, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores,  Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon,  Rob Hooper,  Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson, Maria Kasperek, 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, Rev. Michael Osuch, C.R., Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Tanya Petach,  Fred Reinhart, Ashley Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Rev. Paul Smith, CR, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Edith Waddell, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Rev. Tom Wojciechowski, C.R.,Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $1,268.00; Candles: $64.05; Coffee Social: $17.00; Church Improvement: $30.00; Holy day: $70.00; Flowers: $345.00

TOTAL: $1,794.05 / ATTENDANCE: 36


The Annual Bishop’s Appeal for 2018 is underway.  Please support the Annual Appeal to the best of your financial ability, BUT PLEASE SUPPORT IT!

GOAL: $12,650.00 / PLEDGED: $3,300.00* / RECEIVED: $3,060.00*

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledges to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal: Kimberly & Paul Clemens, Rev. John Kovach, Nancy Sumandra*

 (*As of 28 February 2018, report is sent to parish at the end of the month.)



This week Peter Mugar receives the Icon into his home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, March 25th, the Michael Mina family will receive the icon.


The Holy Protection Eparchy of Phoenix Vocations Office announces “Alive in Christ 208.”  This “ascetical boot camp” retreat is to take place Thursday to Sunday, 12 to 15 July 2018 at Palomar Christian Conference Center, CA.   Parish boys from 7 to 17 years of age and their fathers are invited to attend.  Boys under 11 years old must have a father or legal male guardian in attendance.  The camp aims at helping young men mature in their Catholic faith and a life of authentic Christian discipleship by means of an intensive spiritual program coupled with recreation and friendship building.  Application forms and further information are now available, see Fr. Mel.  Applications and tuition are due by May 18th.  For further details, please feel free to contact   Fr. Michael O’Loughlin, Eparchial Vocations Director, at 720-254-9219, or at michaelpauloloughlin@gmail.com. You may also contact Fr. Michael Mandelas, Assistant Vocations Director, at 206-329-9219 or at mjmandelas@gmail.com.



Jesus believed in the goodness of human beings.  It is a staggering thing hearing Jesus say to a person of loose morals: “Go, and sin no more.”  The wonderful, heart-uplifting thing about Jesus was his belief in men and in women.  Confronted with someone who had done wrong, He did not say: “You are a wretched and a hopeless person.”  He simply said: “Go, and sin nor more.”  Jesus believed that with his help any sinner has it in him to become a saint.  Jesus’ method was not to blast a person with the knowledge (which they already possessed) that they were sinners, but to inspire them with the unrealized discovery that they were potential saints.


Lord Jesus, left to ourselves we see only the sins of others.

We need grace and strength to see our brothers and sisters as You see them.

We pray during the Great Fast that You heal our blindness.

Open our eyes to see all persons as potential saints.

Hear our prayer and help us to see with your eyes.


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