Sunday Bulletin 04/18/21

Bulletin as of April 17 2021

Christ is Risen!    Indeed He is Risen!

Christos Voskrese!    Voistinnu Voskrese!

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers

WEEKLY LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 18        

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, April 19      

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, April 21 

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            +Michael Sumandra from Steve Sumandra

Thursday, April 22     

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, April 23         

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy            Msgr. Michael Moran

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, April 24     

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy            +John Bosak from MJ Koman-Keogh

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, April 25 – Sunday of the Paralytic Man         

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, Rob Hooper, 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, 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: $2,190.00; Candles: $27.22; Online: $1,060.00; Church Improvements: $50.00; VC Outreach: $56.00; Pascha: $150.00; Holy Land: $225.00; Bookstore: $300.00; Special Gift: $10,000

Total: $14,058.22 / Attendance: 64

BISHOP’S APPEAL

The annual Eparchial Appeal is underway! You should have received an envelope from Phoenix by mail. Donations can be made online: https://ephx.org/eparchial-appeal/  Our goal is to have 100% participation this year. Thank you for your generosity!

UPCOMING

Next week, April 25, is the special collection for the Catholic Home Missions.

God With Us Online is hosting a free Webinar I Believe: a study of the Creed of the Church Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm April 14 – June 16. Register online. Flyers are on the bulletin boards.

Saint Stories for Families:  Holy Great-Martyr George – April 23

George had a tumultuous childhood.  His father died when he was young, and his mother moved him far from his hometown.  When he grew up, he became a soldier in the military, achieving a very high rank.  He treasured his faith much more than the treasures of the world, and when the emperor began to abuse and kill Christians, George bravely proclaimed that he loved Christ and wasn’t afraid of suffering.  Enraged, the emperor tortured him in evil and imaginative ways.  George’s feet were bound and a huge stone was laid on his chest.  Then he was buried up to his neck and left in the ground for days.  The emperor hoped that these and even more depraved tortures would break George’s spirit, but instead his witness of zeal and peace in Christ inspired many to accept God’s gift of Faith.  One of those who converted to Christianity was the emperor’s wife Alexandra.  This was the last straw and the emperor killed both George and his own wife.  

One of the best known miracles stories about George tells of his saving a young maiden and an entire town from the wrath of an evil dragon.  The dragon in the story is likely some manifestation of the devil.  A town had one source of water, and a dragon prevented the people   from accessing it.  The dragon demanded that, in order to get water for the day, the people had to sacrifice one member of the village, and because of their need for water, they obeyed.  When the princess of the village was chosen by lot one day, the townspeople pleaded with the dragon to change his mind, but he refused.  Just before the dragon devoured the young girl, George arrived, and using both his strength of body and soul, slew the dragon.  

Our friendship and communion with the saints makes us more open to both Our Lord’s protection and his Fatherly gifts.

“You seek Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen!” In the midst of sadness, the good news comes to us and tells us of the life in Christ. To share this life with vigor, Christ seeks men and women to be like the angel who shared this good news to the myrrh-bearing women. He may be calling you to do this by a life as a religious, consecrated man or woman, or to holy orders. Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, April 17 –

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