Sunday, Sept. 26 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 AM Matins
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Monday, Sept. 27 – Callistratus and Others, Martyrs
Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Chariton, Venerable-Confessor
Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Cyriacus, Venerable
Thursday, Sept. 30 – Gregory Illuminator, Bishop-Martyr
6:30 PM Vigil Liturgy: The Protection of the Theotokos +Cheri Herndon from Marie O’Loughlin
7:30 PM Firepit Social
Friday, Oct. 01 – Protection of the Theotokos
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
4:00 PM Evening Prayer
Saturday, Oct. 02 – Cyprian, Bishop Martyr
5:00 PM Ventura County Divine Liturgy
6:30 PM Vespers
Sunday, Oct. 03 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 AM Matins
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
11:30 AM Family Day Celebration
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, 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
Collection: $1,452.00; Candles: $58.10; Online: $925.00; VC Outreach: $110.00
Total: $2,545.10 / Attendance PSM: 88
In blessed repose, grant, O Lord, eternal rest to your departed servant, the priest John, and remember his name forever.
Fr. John Kovach passed away this Wednesday Sept, 15. His funeral will be in Cleveland on Sept. 28. Fr. Michael will be in attendance. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
In celebration of our parish’s patron, we will once again have our annual Family Day potluck next Sunday, October 3rd, in the small hall and on the patio. There will be a bounce-house for children and plenty of food and drink for adults. Sign-up sheets are in the small hall.
From our book club text, Everywhere Present and Filling all Things, Chapter 5, we read, “’Practical Atheism,” meaning by it that, although a person may espouse a belief in God, it is quite possible for that belief to be so far removed from everyday life that God’s nonexistence would make little difference.”
Have you thought about this? If you stopped going to church, where else in your everyday life would you find a significant difference? After the shutdowns, due to the Corona Virus, some people never came back to church. For the most part, they found that for them, God really did not make a difference in their life, so “why bother even coming back?” On the other hand, many of us can look at every day, every hour, every moment, and we know God makes all the difference in a meaningful life. On the more narrow scale of balancing God’s importance, we may need to more heavenly weigh God’s significance in certain parts of our lives’. Where God is not permitted to make a difference because we do not want him too? God is life. If we want to benefit from all He has to offer, we must allow Him into all sectors of our lives; otherwise, certain parts or even all of our lives’ will be dead.
“When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.” Have you seen the Lord work in your life in such a powerful way that you would consider leaving everything to follow him? This is the response of the apostles in today’s gospel reading. The Church is fortified by men and women who follow him as priests, deacons, monks and nuns. If you may be hearing this call, Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF PHOENIX subscribes to the
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) 387-5182 – Email: email@example.com
Sbdcn. Paul F. Kilroy: Asst. Safe Environment Program Coordinator
Office: (602) 861-9778 – Cell: (702) 498-5972 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Caroline Bonham: Victim Assistance Coordinator
Cell: (505) 314-3943 – Email: email@example.com
Saturday, September 25 –