Sunday Bulletin 5/22/22

Bulletin as of May 21 2022


Christos Voskrese! Voistino Voskrese!


Sunday, May 22 – Sunday of the Man Born Blind         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, May 23 – Michael of Synnada, Bishop-Confessor        

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Tuesday, May 24 – Simeon, Venerable        

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, May 25 – 3rd Finding of the Head of John the Baptist   

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

5:30 PM          Vespers & Divine Liturgy: Ascension Thursday      Father Gianni Anima

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday, May 26 – The Ascension of Our Lord       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, May 27 – Therapont, Bishop-Martyr          

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00PM           Compline

Saturday, May 28 – Nicetas, Bishop       

5:00 PM          VC Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, May 29 – Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy   


Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken Bosak, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla, Lupita & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Larry Goodwin, Holly Garlow,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Jeanne Hart, Michael Hefferon, Nicole Hefferon, Rob Hooper, Chris Johnson, Mary-Jo Koman-Keogh, 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, Denise Painter, Austin Pearce, Tanya Petach, Casandra Porch, Nicholas, Rodriguez Diane Romano, Paul Saucedo, Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins,  Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces


Collection: $1,258.00; Socials: $15.00; Online: $135.00; VC Outreach: $33,744.00; Church Improvements: $25.00; Married Priest Subsistence: $115.00

Total: $35,292.00 / Attendance- PSM: 71 VCO: 45

Legacy Council

It is very important to me that I continue learning about the history of St. Mary’s, and listen to the thoughts of those who have been part of this parish for longer than I have.  If you have been coming to St. Mary’s regularly for more than 10 years, please join me for a listening session at 12pm on Sunday, July 10th.  Thanks in advance!  Love, Father Michael

Going-Away Party

The last Sunday that Father Nathan and Father Michael will both be at St. Mary’s will be next Sunday, May 29th.  Please bring a dish or drink to share. S’bohom (Go with God) Father Nathan and family!!

Wednesdays in June

Because both Father Nathan and Father Michael have an unusually complicated month of June, we will take a break from Wednesday evening Divine Liturgies and firepit socials.  We will resume the first week of July. 

Touching the Priest’s Vestments

I’m sure most of you have noticed that some parishioners touch our vestments as we process through the church.  This tradition comes from other Byzantine churches, but many have adopted it in our parish and outreach.  This tradition comes mainly from an ancient liturgical practice of alerting the priest who is carrying the offerings of bread and wine during the great entrance to one’s own intentions so that these intentions can be brought to the altar as well.  If you are practicing this tradition then, I would encourage you to call to mind, and maybe even whisper, your intention for the Divine Liturgy when you touch the priest’s vestments.  Some, especially our children, will touch the vestments every time a priest is near.  This is fine too, and can be an imitation of the woman with the flow of blood touching the tassel of Christ’s cloak, but it’s important to remember that this action should be accompanied by either the offering of one’s intentions for the Divine Liturgy (a sick relative, soul of a departed friend etc.) or a sign of reverence for the Gospel book the priest is carrying or Christ himself, to whom the priest is a witness.             

-Fr. Michael


“One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see!” The healing love of Christ gave sight to the man born blind. Have you received the eyes to spiritually see your calling in life? Is he calling you to help the world see Him more clearly by a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate, monastic or religious life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


Eparchial Appeal

The Annual Eparchial Appeal is underway!  You should have received a letter and donation instructions from Bishop Olmsted and the Eparchy of Phoenix.  You can use the instructions you received from the bishop, or you can visit our parish’s donation page here:

We are working to support our Eparchy as a community, so please prayerfully discern what you can give, and I know we will meet and exceed our goal (we get a large percentage back) if we have full participation. Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to those who have contributed: Clemens, Crans, Michnya, Patzwahl, Theisen, P. Zimmerman, and W. Zimmerman


Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

adopted by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.  The Eparchy, within all its parishes, institutions and programs, is committed to assuring a safe environment in ministry for its children and young people that conforms to the Charter requirements. 

For information regarding the Eparchial Safe Environment Program, please contact:
Dcn. Michael Hanafin: Safe Environment Program Coordinator

Cell: (480) 307-5182 – Email:
Sbdcn. Paul F. Kilroy: Asst. Safe Environment Program Coordinator
Office: (602) 861-9778 – Cell: (702) 498-5972 – Email:
Dr. Caroline Bonham: Victim Assistance Coordinator 

Cell: (505) 314-3943 – Email:



Saturday, May 21 –

  • 1:08 PM