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25 November 2018 – Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, November 25th, 2018



Sunday, November 25 – 27th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s


Monday, November 26 - Alypius the Stylite, Venerable

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Tuesday, November 27 - James the Persian, Martyr

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour


Wednesday, November 28 – Stephen, Venerable Martyr / Day of simple abstinence recommended


Thursday, November 29 – Paramon and Philemon, Martyrs


Friday, November 30 – Andrew the Apostle / Day of simple abstinence

8:30 AM          Emmanuel Moleben


Saturday, December 1 - Nahum, Prophet

8:30 AM          +Henry Zugger


Sunday, December 2 -  28th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor: Steve Petach, Reader: Mike Mina, Coffee Social: Stephanie & Nick Sumandra

11:00 AM        ECF Classes



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 and all those who serve in the Armed Forces.



Collection: $1,570.00; Candles: $39.01; Coffee Social: $25.00; Property Rent: $400.00; Loan Repayment: $1,608.77

TOTAL: $3,642.78 / ATTENDANCE: 47



  • December 5th:  Wednesday, Vigil of the Solemnity of St. Nicholas – Vespers and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 7:30 PM; Thursday, Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM.
  • December 8th: Solemnity of the Maternity of St. Anna, the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:30 AM.
  • December 9th: Annual collection the Retired Fund for Religious.



This year the annual visit will be held on Sunday, December 9th.  A pot-luck luncheon will be sponsored by the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary parish and the Presentation of Mary Romanian Catholic parish.  This will follow the Divine Liturgy which will be celebrated at 10:00 AM.  Please bring sufficient food for your family and six guests.  “St. Nicholas” will visit with all the children 10 years of age or younger, and present them with small gift.  Parents make sure that you register your child or children when you sign up for the pot-luck luncheon.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, December 2nd.



Miracles give witness to the power of the holy to break into our regular everyday world.  Today’s Gospel, Luke 13: 10-17, tells of such resistance to the manifestation of the power of the holy.  The interpreters were zealous to keep the Sabbath holy (Luke 13: 14).  This law was not intended as a burden, it was meant to help, people remain open to the holy.  But it had been perverted, it had become a zealous exercise of avoiding work.  The act of avoiding work indeed became work. The woman in today’s Gospel, Luke 13: 11, had suffered for eighteen years.  Jesus refuses to politely wait until the next day to hear her.   He heals the woman on the Sabbath, and the lawyers are indignant (Luke 13: 12-14).


We are bounded by the limits of space and time and mortality.  But, God is not limited.  God is able, God promises and God comes to us from outside our narrow constructs.  We may no longer be restricted by some religious laws, but we may, like the leaders in Jesus’ day, interpret the Bible in such a way that we remain blind to the saving work of God.  We, thus, set up a glass ceiling that confines our activities to a zone that we perceive as safe.  But that zone is dangerous if it allows us to live our lives unconscious of the holiness of God.


At every Divine Liturgy, we sing of the holiness of God that invades the world in which we live.  “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.  Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.”  Our worship is meant to open up our lives.  Christ meets us here in the spoken word of the liturgy and sermon and the visible words of the Holy Mysteries.  In his holy house, we receive our sight so that as we go into visible world, we also may testify to the power of God that surges through our universe.