WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 16 – Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, September 17 – Sophia and Others, Martyrs

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, September 18 – Eurenius, Bishop

8:30 AM          Health of Kathleen Scrase

 

Wednesday, September 19 – Trophimus and Others, Martyrs

 

Thursday, September 20 – Eustace and Others, Martys

 

Friday, September 21 – Codratus, Apostle

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, September 22 – Phocas, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          Health of John Bosak

 

Sunday, September 23 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

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

11:00 AM           ECF Classes

 

 PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Bob Brock, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castaña,  Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon,  Rob Hooper,  Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson, 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, Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Tanya Petach,  Fred Reinhart, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,663.00; Candles: $53.50; Coffee Social: $17.00; Holy Day: $200.00; Property Rent: $575.00

TOTAL: $2,508.50 / ATTENDANCE – 43

UPCOMING

  • October 1st: Feast of the Patronage (Protection) of the Theotokos, our parish’s patron, Divine Liturgy will be at 7:30 PM.

 

ANNUAL FAMILY DAY

Our Annual Family Day this year will be on Sunday, September 30th.  The festivities begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM, followed by a pot luck luncheon in the large hall.  Sign-up sheets may be found in the small hall.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, September 23rdOnce again Family Day will be a joint venture of the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary and the Presentation of Mary Romanian Catholic Mission.

 

LETTER FROM BISHOP JOHN

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

 

The month of August, 2018 will be remembered as a month of infamy for the Catholic Church in the United States.  The revelations of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury about clerical abuse of children by priests and the cover-up that happened after the fact is a stain that the Church will have to live with for generations.  The victims of this abuse have had their lives irreparably damaged physically, psychologically and spiritually that it is impossible to know how harmed and maimed their lives have been.  Please remember these innocent victims whose souls have been ravaged by clerical sexual abusers in your daily prayer.  There are no excuses for this behavior by men who masqueraded as priests of our loving Lord.

 

During the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great we pray: “Remember, O Lord, the presbyterate, the diaconate in Christ and every holy order (bishops & cardinals) let none of us who surround your holy altar be put to shame.”  This prayer has been violated in the most extreme way.  Nonetheless, we need to remember how much those of us who serve at the Lord’s altar need to live our life in a most worthy way.  This is a time of penance and purification for us who serve at the altar of the Lord.  The Holy Father has spoken about this terrible wound inflicted on the Body of Christ and I do hope that we trust in the Lord and the Holy Spirit to show us the way to regain the trust that has been lost by the scandalous horrible actions of the unfaithful men of the cloth.  Again, if there are any kind of allegations in our Eparchy, please contact the Safe Environment Office.  Hopefully, all our priests are faithful in their service to the Lord.

 

I will conclude with the latter section of that prayer: “Visit us in your goodness, O Lord.  Reveal yourself to us in your rich compassion.”  Despite the horrific actions of priests and the hierarchy the Church is Christ’s work from the beginning at Pentecost, and He has promised us that the “gates of hell will not prevail or destroy it.”  Thank you for your love and faithfulness and may Mary, our Eparchy’s Protectress show us the way to wholeheartedly serve her Son, our Saviour and Redeemer.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Bishop John Pazak, C.Ss.R.

 

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