CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, May 21  -  Sunday of the Man Born Blind

9:30 AM           Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes

 

Monday, May 22  -  Basiliscus, Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, May 23  -  Michael of Synnada, Bishop and Confessor

 

Wednesday, 24  -  Vigil of the Ascension of our Lord

7:30 PM           Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Thursday, May 25  -  Ascension of Our Lord

8:30 AM            Morning prayer

 

Friday, May 26  -  Third Finding of the Head of john the Baptist

 

Saturday, May 27  -  Therapont, Bishop and Martyr

8:30 AM            +Edward Parrot by Jerome Parrot

 

Sunday, May 28  -  Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

9:30 AM            Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor, Matthew Wiggins; Reader, Mike Mina; Coffee Social, Nancy & Mark Sumandra

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender, Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Rosalinda de Leon, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Aurora Garcia, Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Marilyn Hawse, Michael Hefferon, Rev. Gregory Helminski, C.R., Rob Hooper, Frank Horey, Chris Johnson, J.J. Leonard, Mary Kukowski, Patricia Kurczak, Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Marg Mauro, Diane McDonald, Heather & Zach McGowan, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike, Shannon O’Neill, Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Suzanne Reinhart, Nicholas Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Lana Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,460.00; Candles: $35.75; Bishop’ Appeal: $3,575.00; Coffee Social: $25.00; Property Rent: $500.00

TOTAL: $5,395.75 / ATTENDANCE: 56

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • May 31: Deadline for Bishop’s Appeal
  • June 19-23: Clergy Conference, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ

 

2017 BISHOP’S APPEAL

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal for 2017 is underway. Let us support it to the best of financial capability, BUT, PLEASE SUPPORT IT!

GOAL: $11,275.00; PLEDGED: $9,205.00; RECEIVED: $ $9,955.00

Needed to reach goal: $1,320.00

 

MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT

Myrrh-bearers Retreat, “O women, be the heralds of good news,” is sponsored by the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+). This year the theme is “Feasting and Fasting.” The retreat will be held June 23 – 25 at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Brochures, including registration form, are available in the small hall. Registration deadline is June 1st.

 

SHEEP’S POOL, JACOB’S WELL, 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.” And those who are newly baptized are called the newly illuminated. The man in today’s gospel (John 9: 1-38) is cured of his blindness when he washes in the waters of the pool of Siloam, as Jesus tells him to do so, so are we brought out of darkness into a new life when we were baptized. Jesus restores his creation, mankind, with the potential to become what it was meant to be before the fall of Adam.

 

We also read in today’s gospel that after the man was cured many of those who knew him before did not recognize him. He is still the same man, but something has significantly changed about him. He is no longer blind. So when we are illuminated, we are also new persons, though our outward appearance might be the same. To symbolize this newness, a white garment is put on us to show the purity with which we start this new existence. We must however, also become different and unrecognizable in our inward and outward actions. We must radiate this new our new existence to those around us through these actions. We must say to the world: “I am he who was blind, but now my eyes are opened.” Credit must be given to him who has us of darkness and gives us illumination and continued guidance through the Holy Spirit.

CHRISTIAN ONE LINERS

  • Don’t let worries get the best of you, Moses started out as a basket case.
  • Many people want to serve God. But, only as advisers.
  • It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
  • The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
  • When you get to your wits end, you’ll find God lives there.
  • Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on the front door forever.

 

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