Sunday Bulletin 3/20/22

Bulletin as of March 19 2022

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Mar. 20  –  3rd Sunday of the Great Fast        

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Mar. 21  –  James of Catania, Bishop-Confessor       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Tuesday, Mar. 22  –  Basil of Ancyra, Priest-Martyr       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer           

Wednesday, Mar. 23  –  Nicon and Others, Venerable Martyrs (Mid Lent)   

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy +Fr. Mel

Thursday, Mar. 24  –  Zachary, Venerable     

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Vespers for The Annunciation of the Theotokos

Friday, Mar. 25  –  Annunciation of the Theotokos         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Vesper-Liturgy: Annunciation Intentions of Fr. Nathan

6:30 PM          VC Vesper-Liturgy: Annunciation Members of the VC Outreach

Saturday, Mar. 26  –  Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel       

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Mar. 27  –  4th Sunday of the Great Fast           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

PRAYER REQUESTS

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

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $2,000.00; Candles: $64.90; Online: $610.00; VC Outreach: $980.00; Church Improvements: $200.00; Flowers: $80.00; Socials: $7.50; Ukrainian Orphans: $1469.00

Total: $5,411.40 / Attendance- PSM: 54

 

Entertaining Angels

Monday March 28, Fr. Michael and Mother Natalia will discuss the Ascetical practice of hospitality for God With Us Online. In the Old Testament, Abraham and Sarah served three strangers not knowing they were messengers of God, setting an icon for us to demonstrate that in serving our neighbor, we serve the one who came to save us. Join them as they explore the importance of hospitality to others in our Christian life.

Register today: EasternCatholic.org/events 

 

Veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

The 40 days of the Great Fast are a time to “See my own sins” (Prayer of St.  Ephrem) and introduce ascetical practices (prayer, fasting and almsgiving) that reduce our tendency to commit these sins.  This of course can be exhausting, and now halfway through the fast, we could use some refreshment and encouragement.  This Sunday of the Cross is given to us, then, as a type of Oasis in the desert of these 40 days.  We remove our gaze from a focus on our shortcomings and spiritual woundedness, to remember that the cross is a witness to the self-gift, healing and reconciliation of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.  By venerating the cross, we are reminded that there is an end and a purpose to the tough love that we impose on ourselves by being honest with how debilitating our sins have become to our journey of faith.   We have a foreshadowing of what is to come during Great and Holy Week, when this cross that seems heavier every week will be borne by one who can and will transform it into a medicine for what ails us, and an investment in Eternal Life. 

 

“Whoever will lose his life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will save it.” A vocation is a cross, a way to lose our lives for the Lord and His Gospel by giving life to the world in a life of prayer and devotion to the holy mysteries of the Church. The Lord may be showing you that holy orders or the religious life is something to consider.  Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, March 19 –

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