Sunday Bulletin 05/16/21

Bulletin as of May 15 2021

Sunday of The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

WEEKLY LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 16         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, May 17       

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Tuesday, May 18       

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, May 19  

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy                        Leo Matthew Davies

Thursday, May 20      

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, May 21          

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, May 22 – 5th All Souls Saturday        

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy & Panachida                        +The Deceased of St. Mary’s 

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, May 23 – Pentecost Sunday         

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: $1,199.00; Online: $810.00; Home Missions: $100.00

Total: $2,109.00

UPCOMING

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

EPARCHIAL APPEAL 2021

We are in the midst of this year’s Eparchial Appeal. Funds donated to this appeal will support the various ministries that the Bishop and the Eparchy of Phoenix carry out for the Glory of God and the up-building of the Church. We need about $325.00 from each family to reach our goal. Please give more if you can, as some cannot give that amount. Details should have been sent to you by the Eparchy, but if you have not received anything you can contribute anyway by writing “Eparchial Appel” on the memo line of a check to the parish, or donate online at https://ephx.org/st-marys-eparchial-appeal/
Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to those who have contributed: Anonymous, Clemens, Golya, Healy, Herrera, Horey M, Michyna, Mina, Mowery, Father O’Loughlin, O’Neill, Patzwahl, Sumandra NS, Tabak, Theisen, Zimmerman PM, and Zimmerman WJ.

Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

This Sunday is the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Council of Nicea. Obviously, the “fathers” of the council refers to the 318 Bishops that traveled from all over the world to join together to give voice to the orthodox Catholic Faith as it was established and received from the Apostles. Primarily, the fathers of the council focused their attention on the Arian heresy and proclaimed with one voice that Jesus is truly God and truly man, an Eternal Divine Person with two distinct natures. One of the bishops that joined the council was the great Saint Athanasios, bishop of Alexandria.

It was Saint Athanasios who, in his debates with the arch-heretic Arius, uttered the famous statement “God became man that man might become god.” This truth, so central to our Christian faith, restates the foundational Christian belief that the purpose of the Incarnation, the reason why God became a man in the womb of Holy Theotokos, was so that he might reclaim his creation from the dominion of the devil and reunite us with Him. Through our baptism, we are joined to Christ in a real way so that we are able to say with Saint Paul, “it is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.”                  

-From God With Us Online

“Keep them through your Name which you have given me, so that they may be one, even as we are one.” Jesus prayed that we would share in the unity of the life-creating Trinity. The Church needs men and women who are called to live this prayer out in a religious vocation. He may be calling you to become a monk, a nun, or to ordained ministry. Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, May 15 –

  • 12:18 PM
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