WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 2 – Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council            

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, June 3 – Lucian and Others, Martyrs

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, June 4 – Metophanes, Patriarch

8:30 AM          +Helen Stroka by Debbie Rees

 

Wednesday, June 5 – Dorotheus, Bishop-Martyr

 

Thursday, June 6 – Bessarion and Hilary, Venerables

 

Friday, June 7 – Theodotus, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, June 8 –   5th All Soul Saturday      

8:30 AM        

 

Sunday, June 9 – Pentecost Sunday  

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Christine Petach, Reader: Nadia Wiggins, Coffee Social: John Michnya

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, 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: $1,464.00; Candles: $37.00; Coffee Social: $35.00; Holyday: $200.00

TOTAL: $1,736.00 / ATTENDANCE: 34

 

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.  Final day for registration, Monday, June 3rd.
  • 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.
  • June 30th: Annual Peter’s Pence collection will be taken up.

 

EPARCHIAL APPEAL 2019

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

Goal: $12,925.00 / Pledged: $14,072.61* / Received: $14,072.61*

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledge to the Annual Eparchial Appeal: Christine & Steve Petach, Stephanie & Nick Sumandra

 

FATHERS OF THE COUNCIL OF NICEA

This Council affirmed the divinity of Christ.  Our celebration this weekend pays respect to the collective witness that the bishops gave to Christian truth.  We are already looking towards Pentecost and how the power of the Holy Spirit can give us courage to speak for Christ and the truth.

 

St. Paul charges the leaders of the Church of Ephesus to keep watch for wolves who would lead the flock astray.  It might be said that what causes corrosion in the Church is found both on the universal and local levels.

 

As this Sunday of the Holy Fathers testifies, theological error is part of this corrosion.  However, studies have shown that some people drop out of the Church for various reasons; mobility without deep religious roots, too little or too much change, deterioration of Catholic family life, diminishing loyalty to a specific parish, the impersonalism of the large parish, a quarrel with or perceived insult from a priest or religious.  To be honest, the major reasons that people drop out of the Church are more personal than theological.

 

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a real warning to us to be honest with God and ourselves as well as to constantly make the effort to be active members of the Body of Christ, the Church!

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