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05 November 2017 – 22nd Sunday After Pentecost

Saturday, November 4th, 2017


Sunday, November 5 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Marty’s

11:00 AM          ECF Classes


Monday, November 6 -Paul the Confessor, Archbishop

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, November 7 - 33 Martyrs of Melitene Vigil of the Solemnity of Archangel Michael and all Angels

7:30 PM          Health of Rev. James Lane


Wednesday, November 8 – Solemnity of Archangel Michael and all Angels    

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer


Thursday, November 9 – Onesiphorus and Pophryius, Martyrs


Friday, November 10 – Eratus and Others, Apostles


Saturday, November 11 – Menas, Victor & Vincent, Martys 

8:30 AM          Deceased Veterans of St. Mary’s Parish


Sunday, November 12 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Mike Mina, Reader: Ken Bosak,  Coffee Social: O’Neill family




Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John, Julie Carlin, Andrea Castaneda, 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., Rev. James Lane, Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, 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, Vidal Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $1,720.00; Candles: $30.50; Coffee Social: $11.00; Holy Day: $80.00; Church Improvement: $50.00; Priests’ Medical Insurance: $100.00

TOTAL: $1,991.50 / ATTENDANCE: 42


  • November 5th through 19th: Thanksgiving food collection for the homeless and the needy.  Please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the basket before the St. Nicholas Icon.  The collected food items will then be distributed by the St. Vincent de Paul chapter at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Sherman Oaks.
  • November 15th: Beginning of the “Philip’s Fast” in preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Simple abstinence is encouraged and recommended to be observed on all Wednesdays during this time period; simple abstinence is to be observed on all Fridays during this time



This week Jerome Parrot receives the Icon into his home for a week of prayer.  Next Sunday, November 12th, the Frank Horey family will receive the Icon.  Volunteers to pray for vocations are still needed, sign-up sheet is located in the church foyer.



Thank you to all who participated in the Annual Priests’ Medical Insurance collection.  There are no other words to describe the situation, as you are well aware, medical insurance is expensive.  This collection helps lessen the burden on the Eparchial financial resources which pays the difference between the actual premium and what is contributed by the parishes. Due to your generous participation in this annual collection, the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary was able to send a check to the Eparchy for the amount of $5,436.00.  Thank you and God bless!



A church had burnt to the ground.  Only a statue of Jesus was salvaged.  It was placed by the fire fighters on the sidewalk in front of the church.  An unchurched neighbor observed the statues and said: “This is the first time that those people have ever taken Jesus out of that church.”  May that never be said of St. Mary’s parish.  One of our main tasks is in the “liturgy after the Liturgy” is to take Jesus out of the church and into hearts of people in the world.


The Dead Sea is dead because it has no exit.  The Jordan River flows into it, but not through it.  It just stays there and becomes stagnant.  There are also “Dead Sea” souls today.  They come to the Divine Liturgy, receive the blessings of the Holy Trinity, but keep them locked up in themselves.  They do not share with others the blessings they have received.  Their faith has not exit.  This is not the way it was intended to be.  The liturgy if not finished in church, it begins there, but is completed in the world.  “When does the liturgy begin?” someone phoned to ask.  The priests replied: “It begins when we leave the church.”  We not only go liturgy, we are the liturgy where we go.  We become the presence of Jesus to the world.