WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 2 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, September 3 – Anthimus, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, September 4 – Babylas, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          +Rev. Joseph Melito

 

Wednesday, September 5 -Zachary, Prophet and Elizabeth

 

Thursday, September 6 -Miracle of the Archangel Michael

 

Friday, September 7 – Sozon, Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, September 8 – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Theotokos

9:30 AM          Victims of United flight #93 who died on 09/11/01

 

Sunday, September 9 – Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina; Reader: Matthew Wiggins; Coffee Social: O’Neill Family

11:00 AM         ECF Classes

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Bob Brock, Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, 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., Rev. Paul Smith, CR, Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Edith Waddell, 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: $1348.00; Candles: $20.62; Coffee Social: $12.00; Holy Day: $10.00; Church Improvement: $5.00; Berkfeld Memorial: $150.00

TOTAL: $1,545.62 / ATTENDANCE – 30

 UPCOMING

  • September 9th: Beginning of Eastern Christian Formation classes for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Registration forms are available from Fr. Mel.
  • September 14th: The Vigil for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Vespers and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 13th.  On Friday, September 14th, Morning Prayer will be at 8:30 AM

 

ANNUAL FAMILY DAY

Our Annual Family Day this year will be on Sunday, September 30th.  The festivities begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM, followed by a pot luck luncheon in the large hall.  Sign-up sheets may be found in the small hall.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, September 23rdOnce again Family Day will be a joint venture of the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary and the Presentation of Mary Romanian Catholic Mission.

 

PRACTICAL WAYS OF MERCY AND LIVING

All we are, all that we have are gifts from God.  We have been truly blessed by him.  The call to show mercy suggests that we give of our time, our talents and our treasure.

Giving time: Service to our parish and community consists of offering one’s time to serve the poor, teaching, visiting the sick, volunteering for projects and allowing time for prayer because it is an important part of our daily lives.

Sharing talents:  We have all been blessed by God with unique individual talents.  Through an offering of our unique God given talents, we serve God through service to the parish and to one another.  We need to seek opportunities and ways to volunteer our talents.

Sharing our treasure:  Sharing our treasure is probably the most challenging test of our faith.  Society teaches us that wealth and possessions are symbols of our personal success.  This is not what Jesus teaches.  We must prayerfully consider how the use of our treasures can help us to grow spiritually.  There are no guarantees of return or of gratification from our financial gifts.  We are not “purchasing” anything with our gifts, but rather making a return to the Lord for the many gifts He has bestowed on us.  Our blessings are only ours through the grace of God and those blessings can help to do God’s work if used appropriately.

 

ONE LINERS

“You’re driving a car!”  It isn’t a telephone booth, a beauty parlor or a restaurant!

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”

“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out.

“I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

“Every time a person smiles, and much more when he laughs, it adds something to his fragment of life.”

“If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, instead of the ceiling.”

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