WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, November 12 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, November 13 – John Chrysostom, Archbishop

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, November 14 – Philip, Apostle

 

Wednesday, November 15 – Gurias, Samonas, and Habib; Martyrs     

Simple abstinence recommended

 

Thursday, November 16 – Matthew, Apostle-Evangelist

 

Friday, November 17 – Gregory, Wonderworker-Bishop            

Simple abstinence required / 8:30 AM – Emmanuel Moleben

 

Saturday, November 18 – Plato and Roman, Martyrs 

8:30 AM          +Rev. Richard Roach by Jerome Parrot

 

Sunday, November 19 – 24th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Matthew Wiggins, Coffee Social: Alicia Fletes & Alma Gutierrez

11:00 AM           ECF Classes

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

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, Rev. Marcus Gamori,  Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon, Debbie Hoff, Rob Hooper,  Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson,  Patricia Kurczak, Bishop Robert Kurtz, C.R., Rev. James Lane, 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,  Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Rev. Francis Vivona, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,626.48; Candles: $48.75; Coffee Social: $25.00; Church Improvement: $435.00

TOTAL: $2,135.23 / ATTENDANCE: 60

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • November 5th through 19th: Thanksgiving food collection for the homeless and the needy.  Please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the basket before the St. Nicholas Icon.  The collected food items will then be distributed by the St. Vincent de Paulchapter at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Sherman Oaks.
  • November 15th: Beginning of the “Philip’s Fast” in preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Simple abstinence is encouraged and recommended to be observed on all Wednesdays during this time period; simple abstinence is to be observed on all Fridays during this time
  • December 10th: St. Nicholas Celebration Pot-luck sponsored by the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary and the Presentation of Mary Romanian Catholic Church will be held after the Divine Liturgy which will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on this day.  Please make sure that you bring sufficient food for your family and six guests.  “St. Nicholas” is planning to visit with all children 10 years of age or younger, and present them with a small gift.  Parents make sure that you register your child or children when you sign up for the Pot-luck.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, December 3rd.

 

PILGRIM VOCATION ICON PROGRAM

This week Frank Horey and family receive the Icon into their home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, November 19th, Rick White will receive the Icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.

 

THE PHILIP’S FAST

The Philip’s Fast begin on Wednesday, November 15th.  It is a time of preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Reflect on your busyness.  Can you redirect some of this time and energy to quiet time with Jesus?  Create the daily opportunities to hear God’s message to you, his whispers of what He desires of you.  A good period of fasting involves some self-denial of oneself to greater holiness.  We should prepare our hearts for Christ to live in them daily.  Get rid of the clutter within – the odds and ends of foolish thoughts and familiar sins that we find difficult to let go.

 

Search for and develop communication modes with Jesus, and with the Theotokos.  Covet still and quiet time with them.  Thank God and give praise to him in individual prayer and in the communal prayer of the Church.  Speak with Jesus as you would with your best friend, sharing joys and difficulties and the needs of family and friends.  Seek forgiveness and healing through the Holy Mystery of Reconciliation.  Gain the presence of Jesus in your life through participation in the Divine Liturgy, and do not limit this to Sunday alone, and especially ion the reception of the Holy Eucharist.  Rejoice in your Catholic faith.  Rejoice in your close relationship with Jesus as you grow and develop in your means of communication with him. Rejoice in Jesus’ presence in the midst of us as we prepare for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

“Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices over truth.”

1 Corinthians 13: 6

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