WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, March 15 - Third Sunday of the Great Fast / Veneration of The Cross
8:30 AM        Matins
9:30 AM        Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, March 16 – Sabinus & Papas, Martyrs
7:30 AM        Morning Prayer

 

Tuesday, March 17 -Alexis Man of God, Venerable

 

Wednesday, March 18 – Cyril of Jerusalem, Archbishop
7:30 PM        Presantified Divine Liturgy +Jerry Sumandra from the Sumandra Family

 

Thursday, March 19 – Chrysanthus & Daria, Martyrs

 

Friday, March 20 – Venerable Fathers of the St. Sabbas Monastery
7:30 AM        Morning Prayer
7:30 PM        Presanctified Divine Liturgy  +John Bosak from the Macala Family

 

Saturday, March 21 – Fourth All Souls Saturday
8:30 AM      +Deceased of St. Mary’s
7:30 PM        Vespers

 

Sunday, March 22 – Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast
8:30 AM Matins
9:30 AM Divine Litugry
Coffee Social: Mike Koman

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

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.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Tithe: $1,571.025; Candles: $48.35; Coffee Social: $13.00; Church Improvements: $50.00; Special Collection: $100.00; Flowers: $260.00
TOTAL: $2,042.60 / ATTENDANCE – 61

 

UPCOMING

  • 2/26-3/21: Special Collection- Church in Central and Eastern Europe Please use the labeled
    envelope, or put “Central and Eastern Europe” on the memo line of your check.
  • This year’s Eparchial appeal is in full swing. Extra flyers are in the back of the church. Thank you for your generosity!

Creative Fasting

One of the many reasons that we abstain from meat on Wednesdays and Fridays is so that we are fasting as a community. The whole Body of Christ is emptying itself of passions and attachments in preparation and anticipation of the fulfillment of Pascha. Because of this, it’s important that we all follow this directive from the bishop. Our contemporary situation though, is such that 1) many people are vegetarian/vegan so is letter of the law is followed, but the “spirit of the law” is lacking 2) human circumstances such as eating disorders, dietary restrictions, and personalized health regimens prevent a personal intensification of the bishop’s guidance in the traditional ways (refraining from meat, dairy, wine and oil for the whole 40 days). If you fall into one of these categories, it is important to find creative ways of living this fruitful time of the Great Fast. Let’s talk in person if you would like some specific help/guidance, but here are some ideas that have been fruitful for others: Fasting: restrict social media, put smart phone on black and white mode, no media in the car, get your third or fourth choice on the menu instead of the first etc. We may also find ourselves in situations where we are unable to follow traditional guidelines for prayer and almsgiving, so… Prayer: Pray the prayer of St. Ephrem (in a previous bulletin) multiple times a day, and increase your praying of the Jesus Prayer. Almsgiving: Invite fellow parishioners over for coffee/tea/ a meal. Blessed Great Fast! -Father Michael

 

Parish Updates

-We’ve been honored to have Father John Kovach living in the old convent these past few years. He will be moving out soon, but will hopefully remain in the area. We are discussing the future use of the property with the bishop and Advisory Board. Many Years Father John!!
-Conny and Lance, whom parishioners are helping with temporary stability and personal gifts, have had their grant for vehicle repair approved and will likely have an apartment available to them soon. Thank you for your prayers and assistance!
-Ashton, whom individual parishioners have assisted with rental assistance, a work belt, and scaffolding harness, is doing well. He got the job, and has been able to pay subsequent rent. Thank you for your prayers and assistance!

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