Christ is risen!  Indeed He is risen!


Sunday, May 6 – Sunday of the Man Born Blind

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes


Monday, May 7 – Appearance of the Sign of the Cross

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, May 8 – John, Apostle and Evangelist


Wednesday, May 9 - Vigil of the Ascension of our Lord 

7:30 PM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Thursday, May 10 – Ascension of Our Lord                  

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer


Friday, May 11 – Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slavs


Saturday, May 12 – Epiphanius and Germanus, Bishops

8:30 AM          +Mike & +Jerry Sumandra by Paul Sumandra


Sunday, May 13 – Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s, Our mothers, living & deceased

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Matthew Wiggins, Coffee Social: O’Neill Family



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,  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., Rev. Paul Smith, CR, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Edith Waddell, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $1,887.00; Candles: $70.50; Catholic Home Mission: $200.00; Coffee Social: $18.00; Property Rent: $425.00; Loan Repayment: $19,202.00; Rebate: $571.05

TOTAL: $22,373.55 / ATTENDANCE: 40


  • May 9th: Vigil of the Ascension of our Lord, Vespers and the Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM; Thursday, May 10th, Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM.  Day of obligation for all Byzantine Catholics.



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: $6,025.00* / RECEIVED: $5,785.00*

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledges to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal: Ian Herbert, John Michnya, Anne Seabright, Mark Sumandra*

 (*As of 31 March 2018, report is sent to parish at the end of the month.)


The Holy Protection Eparchy of Phoenix Vocations Office announces “Alive in Christ 2018.”  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.  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 You may also contact Fr. Michael Mandelas, Assistant Vocations Director, at 206-329-9219 or at



The annual Myrrh-Bearers Retreat for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+) will be held on June 22nd through 24th at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ.  This year the topic for the retreat is Theotokos: Model of Grace, with special emphasis on the Akathist Hymn of the Theotokos.  Brochures containing the schedule and registration information are available in the small hall. Deadline for all registration is June 1st, 2018.



The sheep’s pool, Jacobs well, the pool of Siloam.  For the third Sunday in a row, we hear about water.  In John’s gospel, water symbolizes the Holy Mystery of Baptism.  Baptism is also referred to as “holy illumination.”  Those who recently baptized were called the “newly illuminated.”  As the man is cured of his blindness when he washes in the waters of the pool of Siloam, as Jesus tells him to do, so we are brought out of darkness into a new life when we were baptized as Jesus instructed us to be.  Jesus restores his creation, mankind, with the potential to become what it was meant to be before the fall of Adam.


“Patience produces character, and character produces hope.  And this hope will never disappoint us (Romans 5: 4-5).”

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