WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, January 7 – Sunday after Theophany

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM         ECF Classes

 

Monday, January 8 – George, Dominica & Emilian, Venerables         

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, January 9 – Polyeuct, Martyr         

8:30 AM          Vocation Moleben

 

Wednesday, January 1o – Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop

 

Thursday, January 11 – Theodosius, Venerable

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Friday, January 12 – Tatiana, Martyr

 

Saturday, January 13 – Saturday after Theophany

8:30 AM          Health of Bob, Ed, Frank, Greg, Norb and Tom

 

Sunday, January 14 – 32nd Sunday after Pentecost / Sunday of Zacchaeus

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Ken Bosak, Coffee Social: O’Neill Family

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Deacon Craig Anderson, Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castañeda, 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., 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,  Rev. Norbert Raszeja, C.R., Suzanne Reinhart, Ashley Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., 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: $1,821.29; Candles: $50.00; Holy Day: $35.00.

TOTAL: $1,906.29 / ATTENDANCE – 43

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2018

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal will begin in January.  The pledge form and information for the appeal will be sent directly from the Bishop’s office.  This year, we are requested to send our pledges directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, and our checks made to Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Eparchy.

 

PILGRIM VOCATION ICON PROGRAM

This week Seraphim receives the Icon into his home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, January 7th, the Shewmon family will receive the icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed for 2018, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.

ALL SOULS SATURDAY

Following the Byzantine Catholic tradition, five Saturdays are set aside for the remembrance of the departed members of our families and of our friends.  In 2018, the first All Souls Saturday is February 3rd.  Using the envelope provided in your packet or on a sheet of paper, please submit the names of those you wish to have remembered at the Divine Liturgy on these five Saturdays.  Only write the first names of the individuals to be commemorated; if the list of names is the same as last year, simply write “same as last year,” or write “add the following names to my list.”  Return your requests to the parish office by mail or by placing them in the collection basket.  Deadline for returns is Sunday, January 28th.

 

THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD

Theophany means manifestation of God.  In the history of the Church, a Theophany occurs three times: first, at the baptism of Jesus; second, at the Transfiguration; and third, at Pentecost.

 

On the occasion of the baptism of Jesus, the Father proclaimed Jesus his beloved Son, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove.  What is celebrated at the Theophany is: the manifestation of the Trinity to the world; the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry; the celebration of the appearance of God’s glory and mercy and compassion as expressed in the person of Jesus.

 

At his baptism, Jesus enters into the very center of his mission.  He brings redemption and reconciliation to mankind, matter is made a temple of the indwelling grace of the Holy Spirit.  When Jesus plunged his human body into the Jordan, the rays of his divinity penetrated all the elements of nature.  The whole universe becomes alive in God to whom it can sing a hymn of praise.

 HOUSE BLESSING

On the feast of the Theophany water is blessed in the Byzantine Church.  This newly blessed water is also used, traditionally, for the blessing of houses.  If you would wish to have your home blessed, please fill out the form in the bulletin.

 

 

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