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14 October 2018 – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost / Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 14 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost / Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, October 15 – Euthymius, Venerable

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, October 16 – Longius, Martyr

8:30 AM          +PFC Peter Monahan (1918)

 

Wednesday, October 17 – Hosea, Prophet

 

Thursday, October 18 – Luke, Apostle-Evangelist

 

Friday, October 19 – Joel, Prophet

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, October 20 – Artemis, Great-Martyr

8:30 AM          Florence & +Robert Oris by Anna Tombazzi

 

Sunday, October 21 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Steve Petach, Reader: Matthew Wiggins, Coffee Social: Carol & Ed Golya

11:00 AM           ECF Classes

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

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.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1753.00; Candles: $34.50; Coffee Social: $13.00; Holy Day: $330.00; Church Improvement: $510.00: Property Rental: $150.00

TOTAL: $2,790.50 / ATTENDANCE – 74

UPCOMING

  • 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 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.

 

WHAT DO WE REALLY WANT?

“We have got to know what it is we want, or someone is going to sell us

a bill of goods somewhere along the line that can do irreparable damage to

our self-esteem, our sense of worth and our stewardship of the talents that

God gave us.”  (Richard Nelson Bolles)

On our spiritual journeys, getting to know ourselves may sometimes mean developing a new form of toughness.  As we get to know ourselves better, we have a better sense of what we really care about, what is truly important for us, and what is not.  We have learned that there are evil actions in the world and bad things do happen to good people.  Sometimes it appears that the good side does not always win.  If we follow the teachings of Jesus and truly adopt the value system He taught us, we know that it is important for us to know ourselves and our weaknesses.  We also know that we must stand up for what we believe is right and just, and not be pushovers when our basic values and needs are challenged.  We must leave room for making mistakes and continue to grow and learn from them, but we must stand up for what we believe as we see it in this moment.  We must never join the forces that would put us down or destroy us.  We must also remember that sometimes those negative forces are within us more than they are outside.  Our strongest defense, regardless of where it comes from, is to know clearly what we want and truly care about.  Let us pray that God will help us to keep in touch with the wisdom we have received from him and to rely upon the strength that comes from him to defend our beliefs.

 

A 5th grade teacher in a Catholic school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in ways to communicate ideas about God.  Here are some results:

God is like Bayer aspirin, He works miracles.

            God is like Hallmark Cards, He cares enough to send His very best.

God is like Tide, He gets the stains out others left behind…

            God is like Costco, He has everything.

God is like Delta Airlines, He is ready when you are. 

            God is like All State, you’re in good hands with Him.

God is like Dial Soap, aren’t you glad you have Him?  Don’t you wish everybody did?