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10 December 2017 – 27th Sunday After Pentecost

Saturday, December 9th, 2017


Sunday, December 10 – 27th Sunday after Pentecost       

10:00 AM       Parishioners of St. Mary’s

12:00 PM        “St. Nicholas Day” luncheon


Monday, December 11 – Daniel the Stylite, Venerable & Spiridon, Wonderworker and Bishop

8:30 AM        Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe             

11:00 AM        Intention of Mariah Hamdi


Wednesday, December 13 – Eustratius and Others, Martyrs                 

Day of simple abstinence recommended


Thursday. December 14 – Thrysus and Others, Martyrs


Friday, December 15  - Eleutherius, Bishop and Martyr                       

Day of simple abstinence / 8:30 AM – Emmanuel Moleben


Saturday, December 16 – Haggai, Prophet

9:30 AM        Divine Liturgy with Anointing – Health of Peter Mugar


Sunday, December 17 – Sunday of The Forefathers                         

9:30 AM         Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Matthew Wiggins, Reader: Mike Mina, Coffee Social: Carol & Ed Golya

11:00 AM        ECF Classes



Please remember the following people in your prayers:Deacon Craig Anderson, Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castañeda, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Rev. Marcus Gamori,  Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Michael Hefferon, Debbie Hoff, Rob Hooper,  Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson, Patricia Kurczak, Bishop Robert Kurtz, C.R., 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, Suzanne Reinhart,  Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Rev. Francis Vivona, 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: $1,639.00; Candles: $51.92; Coffee Social: $25.00; Church Improvement: $275.00; Holy Day: $100.00; Flowers: $165.00; Religious Retirement: $1,225.00

TOTAL: $3,480.92 / ATTENDANCE – 68



Check the Christmas/Theophany Schedule for 2017/2018 on the bulletin boards.



This week Nancy Sumandra receives the Icon into her home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, December 17th, Stephanie and Nick Sumandra will receive the Icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.



“Your generous contribution helps us to care for retired sisters, and enables our younger sisters to continue in active ministry,” writes a religious sister.  Your gift to today’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide medications, nursing care and more for thousands of senior sisters, brothers and religious order priests. It also helps assure younger members can continue the good works of their elders.



Jesus wants to do immensely more for us than cure our physical ills.  He wants to give us a relationship with him that will not only last forever, but will give us more than “normal” life.  Apparently nine out of ten people are willing to settle for less than that.  They are interested only in this life, its comforts and its pleasures.  It would not occur to them to pray for anything other than tangible and visible realities.


How do we get more?  The tenth man in today’s gospel, LK 17: 12-19, was a Samaritan, one outside the “faith,” certainly undeserving, the one who should not have been cured in the first place.  Yet, he did not stop at the physical change.  He went deeper into the reality of his cure and found gratitude to be so overwhelming that he returned to the source of God’s blessing, Jesus, to give thanks.  Gratitude, after all, is a generous spirit. So, the Lord, having given him so much already, gives him more, “the more,” that which we are all looking for, He gave him salvation.


The others missed the chance to respond to God’s grace.  They responded to his commands and received what they hoed and asked for, the cure.  Having received the grace of healing, they did not respond to that grace, they did not seize the opportune moment to go beyond.  The Samaritan’s example teaches us that conscious thanksgiving – constantly recalling God’s graces to us – fuels faith.  It brings us to a higher level – to that “more” which God wants to share with us – eternal life.