Christ Is Risen! / Indeed He Is Risen!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 5 – Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

9:30 AM          Parishioners of  St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes

 

Monday, May 6 - Job, Venerable

8:30 AM          For the health of Helen, Mike & Nancy

 

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

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Wednesday, May 8 – John, Apostle and Evangelist

 

Thursday, May 9 – Translation of the Relics of Nicholas of Myra, Bishop

 

Friday, May 10 – Simon the Zealot, Apostle

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

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

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

 

Sunday, May 12 – Sunday of the Paralytic Man

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

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

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Holly Garlow,  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,   Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Helen  Stroka, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $910.00; Candles: $41.26; Catholic Home Missions: $86.00; Property Rent: $1,700.00; Loan Repayment: $1,608.77; Coffee Social: $19.00; Gift Shop: $88.00; Holy Land Collection: $30.00

TOTAL: $5,257.03 / Attendance: 32

UPCOMING

  • ALIVE IN CHRIST:  an “ascetical boot camp” is a retreat for Byzantine Catholic young men, ages 7 years to 17 years, with their fathers, or legal male guardian.  It will be held on July 11th through 14th at Black Diamond Camp, Auburn, WA.  See Fr. Mel for registration forms.  You may also contact Fr. Michael Mandelas, director, at mjmandelas@gmail.com.
  • MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT: “Women, teens and girls, age 7+, are invited to register for the annual Myrrh-Bearer retreat, June 28th – 30th, at Albuquerque, NM.  Cost of the retreat is $110.00 and includes lodging, all meals, activities and a free T-shirt, if you register by 31 May 2019!  Financial aid is available for large families.  Please register online at https://myrrh-bearers.com and pay for the retreat at https://ephx.org/giving/ and select myrrh-bearers.  Or, if you prefer you can mail your flyer (available in the small hall) and check to Pani Janet Escobedo, 2235 Galahad Rd, San Diego, CA 92123. Thank you for supporting this event.  Transportation by VAN available from San Diego contact Pani Janet at 505-720-8012.

EPARCHIAL APPEAL 2019

The Eparchial Appeal began in January.  Please support the Annual Eparchial Appeal to the best of your financial ability, BUT PLEASE SUPPORT IT!

Goal: $12,925.00 / Pledged: $5,097.61* / Received: $5,097.61*

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledge to the Annual Eparchial Appeal: Martha & Carlos Herrera, John Michnya

(*As of 30 April 2019 report sent to the parish at the end of the month.)

OUTSTRETCHED HANDS

Sixteen centuries ago, St. Athanasius (feast 02 May) said: “It is only on a cross that a man dies with outstretched hands.”  What a magnificent symbolism hides behind those outstretched hands.  On the cross, God himself in the person of Christ is stretching his hands out to us appealing to us to repent and return to him, offering to bless with the forgiveness of our sins, and calling us into the service of his Kingdom.

 

Meditating on the outstretched hands of Christ, a monk wrote: “Your feet are nailed to the wood…You have no possibility of escape.  You are waiting for me at the rendezvous which You have assigned to me.  Fastened to the Cross, You come yourself to this waiting.  It is possible for me not to come, but You are there and You remain there where You have allowed yourself to be placed.  Your arms are stretched out.  They are opened as an appeal to all.  They cannot be closed again.  The nails keep them there in this gesture which at one and the same time an invitation and an embrace.  In silence, they beckon to me, ‘COME.’”

 

It is better to finish something, than to start it.  -Ecclesiastes 7:8

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