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07 April 2019 – Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast / Mary of Egypt

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 7 – 5th Sunday of the Great Fast / Mary of Egypt                      

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes

 

Monday, April 8 - Herodian & Others, Apostle

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, April 9 – Eupsychius, Martyr

 

Wednesday, April 10 - Terence and Others, Martyrs (Day of simple abstinence)

7:30 PM           Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

 

Thursday, April 11 – Antipas, Bishop-Martyr

 

Friday, April 12Basil, Bishop (Day of simple abstinence)

8:30 AM          Moleben of the Cross

 

 Saturday, April 13 – Saturday of Lazarus                

8:30 AM          +Jackie Brait

 

Sunday, April 14 – Palm Sunday                     

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Matthew Wiggins, Reader: Mike Mina, Coffee Social: Helen Stroka & John Michnya

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castaña,  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.,  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: $1,317.00; Candles: $20.65

TOTAL: $1,337.65 / ATTENDANCE: 33

UPCOMING

  • April 7th: Pick-up ethnic foods ordered from Annunciation Church in the small hall.

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.

MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT: Annual retreat for girls, teens and women on June 28-30, 2019.  Theme is “Finding Martha and Mary in each of us – using both to be a courageous witness for our Byzantine Catholic Faith.”  The retreat will be held at Madonna Retreat Center in Albuquerque, NM.  Details and registration forms will be available soon.  You may also contact Pani Janet Escobedo at escobedo7174@msn.com or at 505-720-8012.

 

EPARCHIAL APPEAL 2019

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

GOAL: $12,925.00 / PLEDGED: $2,497.61* / RECEIVED: $2,497.61*

Thank you to the following parishioners who have made their pledges to the Annual Eparchial Appeal: Kimberly & Paul Clemens

(*As of 31 March 2019, report sent to the parish at the end of the month.)

 

VENERABLE MARY OF EGYPT

An anonymous author once said: “Others will judge your God by the way you present him.”  How right he was.  Reflecting upon our own lives, we can testify to the fact that the good Samaritans who crossed our path and radiated the spirit of joyfulness, understanding, kindness, generosity and especially mercy and forgiveness, made an imprint upon our hearts and minds forever.  As the second person of the Holy Trinity, Jesus presented God as He really is.  To the woman caught in the act of adultery, as He witnessed her repentant disposition, He was merciful and forgiving, exhorting her to go and sin no more.  Not one of us is beyond the reach of God no matter how serious we may have sinned throughout our lives.  On this Sunday of the Great Fast, the fifth, our Byzantine Catholic tradition brings to our attention the life of am Egyptian woman who after living a very immoral and degrading existence, found how compassionate and loving God is.  (Fr. Frank A. Firko, Journey through the Great Fast, pg. 57)

We have you as a model of repentance, venerable Mary of Egypt!

Pray to Christ during the Great Fast that the gift of repentance may be  conferred upon us so that we may join you in praising God with hymns of faith and of love.

 

PLEASE SEE THE CHURCH BULLETIN BOARDS AND WEBSITE FOR THE 2019 SCHEDULE FOR HOLY AND GREAT WEEK SERVICES AND FOR PASCHA.