Sunday, October 13 - Sunday of the Father’s of the 7th Council

9:30 AM        Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Monday, October 14 – Paraskevia, Venerable

8:30 AM        Morning Prayer


Tuesday, October 15 – Euthymius, Venerable

8:30 AM        Morning Prayer


Wednesday, October 16 – Longinus, Martyr


Thursday, Octoboer 17 – Hosea, Prophet


Friday, October 18 – Luke, Apostle-Evangelist

8:30 AM        Akathist to Our Lord


Saturday, October 19 – Joel, Prophet

10:00 AM        Funeral Divine Liturgy for +Nancy Sumandra


Sunday, October 20 -  19th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM
Cantor: Mike Mena, Reader: Matthew Wiggins, Coffee Social: John Michnya


Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender, Ken Bosak, Julie Carlin, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla, Lupita & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Larry Goodwin, Holly Garlow, Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Jeanne Hart, Michael Hefferon, Rob Hooper, Chris Johnson, Ken Kokason, 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, Tanya Petach, Casandra Porch, Diane Romano, Paul Saucedo, Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Karole Woods, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces.


Collection: $1,739.00; Church Improvements: $290.00 Holydays: $220.00; Candles: $60.55; Coffee Social: $11.00
TOTAL: $2,320.55 / ATTENDANCE – 72


  • Today: Special Collection for Priest Healthcare
  • October 21-26: Eparchial Clergy on Retreat

Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of L.A. has produced resources that we are encouraged to utilize: You can find flyers and posters around the church, or find more information at www.la-archdiocese.org/org/oljp
-OneLife LA: Jan. 18, 2020: Event connecting those who need with those who can help OneLifeLA.org
-Catholics Love Foster: Support for those who are foster parents: OneLifeLA.org/foster
-By Your Side LA: Post-Abortion healing program w/ retreats for men and women: archla.org/healingretreats
-Whole Person Care: Workshops to prepare people for serious illness or end-of-life issues. Archla.org/wholepersoncare

Special Collection Today: Priest Healthcare

This collection is taken within the Eparchy of Phoenix to assist in the cost of health insurance for priests of our Eparchy. Thank you for your generosity!
If you don’t have an envelope for this collection, please write “Priest Healthcare” on the memo line of your check.

A Reflection on Today’s Feast by Gregory Dipippo
In the Byzantine tradition, today is the commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, the second held in the city of Nicaea, at which the Iconoclast heresy was condemned, and the sacred images restored to their rightful places for the veneration of the Christian faithful… The definitive decree on the veneration of images was promulgated on October 13, 787; the commemoration is fixed according to various traditions to a Sunday close to that date… This council did not decree that sacred images are merely good and useful, but that they are necessary!

…The refusal to depict Christ is a rejection of the fullness of His humanity, which is real, solid, and “circumscribed”, i.e., subject to limitations, and therefore capable of being expressed in an image. His humanity is the means of our redemption and salvation, as we confess in the Creed every Sunday, “For us men and for our salvation He came down from Heaven etc.” …The Council therefore also anathematized all who do not confess that “Christ our God is circumscribed according to His humanity.” The Greek word “perigrapton – circumscribed” is related to the verb “graphein – to write”, the term which is traditionally used in Greek to refer to the painting of icons…. (Read the entire article at http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2013/10/the-feast-of-holy-fathers-of-seventh.html#.XaFFGkZKiUk)

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