11 June 2017 Sunday of All Saints

By Admin | Filed in Weekly Bulletin

 

 WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, June 11 – Sunday of All Saints

9:30 AM           Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, June 12  -  Onuphrius and Peter, Venerables  /  Beginning of the Apostles Fast

8:30 AM           Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, June 13 -  Aquilina, Martyr

11:00 AM          Deceased members of the C.R.

 

Wednesday, June 14  -  Elisha, Prophet

Day of Recommended Abstinence

 

Thursday, June 15  -  Amos, Prophet

 

Friday, June 16 -  Tychon the Wonderworker, Bishop

Day of Abstinence

8:30 AM           Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, June 17 -  Manuel, Sabel, and Ishmael, Martyrs

8:30 AM            Blessings for Fr. Adrian & Fr. John

 

Sunday, June 18 -  Second Sunday after Pentecost

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

Cantor, Christine Petach; Reader, Steve Petach; Coffee Social, Carol & Ed Golya

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender, Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, 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, Juan Gabriel Martinez, 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, Vidal Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,281.00; Candles: $49.10; Coffee Social: $25.00; Church Improvement: $360.00; Holy Day: $386.00; Bishop’s Appeal: $1,250.00; Refund: $977.11

 TOTAL: $4,327.21      ATTENDANCE: 48

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • June 12: Beginning of the Apostles’ Fast in preparation for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, simple abstinence is to be observed on all Fridays during this time and highly recommended for Wednesdays.
  • June 19-23: Clergy Conference, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ
  • June 25: Annual Peter’s Pence collection.
  • June 28: Vigil of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Vespers and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrate at 7:30 PM;
  • June 29: Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM. This is a day of obligation for all Byzantine Catholics.

 

2017 BISHOP’S APPEAL

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal for 2017 is finished, THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS.

We reached our goal of $11,275.00 and exceeded it, collecting a total of $14,905.00. This means that St. Mary’s should receive a rebate of $4,471.50.

 

THE APOSTLES’ FAST

The Apostles’ Fast is one that was actually engaged in by the disciples following the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. As part of their preparation to take the Gospel to all nations, they began to fast and pray, asking God to strengthen their resolve and to be with them in their missionary undertakings.

 

It is in this fast that we ourselves participate in when we observe the Apostles’ Fast. We fast to prepare ourselves to be sent as missionaries into our world to reflect and radiate Christ to those around us. That is the essence of being an apostle.

 

We may not be called to die for Christ, as did the original apostles, but let us remember that the root of the word “martyr” means “WITNESS.” The Romans were not, primarily, interested in killing the apostles and other Christians. They merely wanted them to deny their belief in Christ.

 

The Apostles’ Fast is therefore something which should be undertaken with an apostolic vision on our part. When Christ told his disciples to go and preach to all nations, He had us in mind as well. When He set the standards of “feeding the hungry, clothing the naked…,” He was also using these in the spiritual sense.

 

How many are around us who thirst for spirituality? How many who hunger for the Word of God? What about those in the prison of their own sinfulness? Or those who are naked, that is, unclothed by the grace of the Holy Spirit? These are all apostolic opportunities that are presented to us by our Lord himself. Do not let them pass away from you!

 

“Do not let evil defeat you, but defeat evil by doing good

(Romans 12: 21).”

 

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