WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, November 26 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, November 27 – James the Persian, Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, November 28 – Stephen, Venerable Martyr            

8:30 AM          Emmanuel Moleben

 

Wednesday, November 29 – Paramon and Philemon, Martyrs  -  Simple abstinence recommended

 

Thursday, November 30 – Andrew, Apostle

 

Friday, December 1 – Nathum, Prophet – Simple abstinence

8:30 AM – Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, December 2 – Habakkuk, Prophet              

8:30 AM          Priest’s intention

 

Sunday, December 3 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Steve Petach, Reader: Christine Petach, Coffee Social: Stephanie & Nick Sumandra

11:00 AM          ECF Classes

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: 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, Suzanne Reinhart,  Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Rev. Francis Vivona, 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: $1,662.00; Candles: $46.65; Coffee Social: $30.00; Property Rent: $350.00; Loan Repayment: $1,608.77

TOTAL: $3,697.42 / ATTENDANCE – 77

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • December 5th: Vigil of St. Nicholas, Vespers and the Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM.
  • December 7th: Vigil of the Conception of St.. Anna, Vespers and the Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM.
  • December 10th: St. Nicholas Celebration Pot-luck sponsored by the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary and the Presentation of Mary Romanian Catholic Church will be held after the Divine Liturgy which will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on this day.  Please make sure that you bring sufficient food for your family and six guests.  “St. Nicholas” is planning to visit with all children 10 years of age or younger, and present them with a small gift.  Parents make sure that you register your child or children when you sign up for the Pot-luck, sign-up sheets are in the small hall.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, December 3rd.
  • December 10th: Collection for the Religious Retirement Fund, envelopes are in your packet.

 

 

PILGRIM VOCATION ICON PROGRAM

This week Fr. John Kovach receives the Icon into his home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, December 3rd, the Patrick O’Neill family will receive the Icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.

 

PRAY FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

Our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East need our solidarity and prayer.  A concern for our Christian brethren is inclusive and does not exclude a concern for all the peoples of the region who suffer violence and persecution, both minorities and majorities, both Muslim and Christian.

 

A recent United States Conference of Catholic Bishops delegation visit to Iraq confirmed once again what has happened – and continues to happen – to Christians and other minorities in Syria and in Iraq at the hands of the so called “Islamic State, is genocide.  It is important for Syrians and Iraqis of all faiths to recognize this as genocide, for that recognition is a way to help everyone come to grips with what is happening.  Likewise, a particular focus on minorities is essential to forming communities that respect the rights of all, including members of the majority.

 

What can our nation do? The United States can:

*Accept our share of the most vulnerable, especially victims of genocide and atrocities.

* Encourage the central government in Bagdad and the regional government in Erbil to strengthen the rule of law based on equal citizenship and the assurance of protection for all peoples, this is also requested of the Syrian government. U.S. assistance should help local and national efforts to improve policing and the judiciary, while encouraging appropriate self-government at the local level in these countries.

To focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities, a Week of Awareness begins this Sunday, November 26th, each our parochial families are encouraged to pray the prayer, on the provided prayer card, each day for a week.

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