Sunday, October 21 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes


Monday, October 22 – Abericus, Bishop

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, October 23 – James, Apostle-Brother of the Lord

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Wednesday, October 24 – Arethas and Others, Martyrs


Thursday, October 25 – Marcian and Martyrius, Martyrs


Friday, October 26 – Demetrius, Great-Martyr

8:30 AM          Moleben for Vocations


Saturday, October 27 – Nestor, Martyr

8:30 AM          +Marie Basile by Anna Tombazzi


Sunday, October 28 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s -Panachida-Marlyn O’Neill-30th Anniversary

Cantor: Matthew Wiggins, Reader: Mike Mina, Coffee Social: Nancy Sumandra & Peter Mugar



Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Bob Brock, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castaña,  Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores,  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,  Fred Reinhart, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $1734.00; Candles: $30.00; Coffee Social: $24.00; Holy Day: $65.00; Church Improvement: $50.00: Priests’ Health Insurance: $5,125.00; Gift Shop: $30.00

TOTAL: $7,058.00 / ATTENDANCE – 40


  • October 22nd – 26th: Please pray for the members of the Eparchy of Phoenix who will be attending the Annual Clergy Retreat.
  • November 4th: Return to Pacific Standard Time, set clocks and watches back ONE HOUR.
  • November 7th: Vigil of Archangel Michael and all Angels, Vespers and Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM; on Thursday, November 8th, Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM.
  • November 9-10: Eastern Catholic Bible Conference – A Walk through the Gospel of St. Matthew, will be held at Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church, 2235 Galahad Rd, San Diego , CA 92123, Ph. 858-277-5511.  The featured speakers are: Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo, Fr. Sebastian Carnazzo & Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier; the cost per participant is $30.  Register at ECBIBLEFALL2018.evenbrite.com.
  • November 15th: The beginning of the “Philip’s Fast” in preparation for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord, simple abstinence is encouraged every Wednesday and is observed every Friday during this time.



In the parable of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16: 19-31), the great gulf between the rich man and God (“Abraham’s bosom”) is a metaphor.  The unrepentant wicked will be lost and separated from God [by a great chasm], while the righteous will enjoy a close relationship with God.


Originally, the story was leveled at the rich of Jesus’ day, those who thought riches and righteousness always went together, at those who were more concerned with money rather than showing mercy toward the poor.  Good stewardship includes helping those less fortunate.  This is an important issue to Luke, and one he comes back to on a regular basis (e.g. Luke 12: 13-34; 14: 1-14; 16: 1-15 and 18: 18-30).


As Christians, we see in this parable that God’s people are not necessarily vindicated in this life.  Lazarus continued to suffer until his dying day.  The rich man was rich until his death.  Jesus’ gospel of liberty is about spiritual liberty and a relationship of love and faith with God now, and eternal life in the kingdom to come.


Lazarus is in the kingdom because of his relationship with God.  He is pictured as a true child of Abraham who is the “father of the faithful” in Scripture.  This implies that the rich man kept himself out of the kingdom because of faithlessness, which caused him to have a loveless relationship with his fellow human beings.  The lesson from the parable is that, in the end, true Christians win the victory through Christ.  In the resurrection, they enjoy an eternal relationship of love with God.


The one who plants and the one who waters have the same purpose, and each will be rewarded for his own work.

1 Corinthians 3: 8


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