THEOPHANY JANUARY 12, 2020

13 01 2020

Saturday, Jan. 11
4:00 PM ✞ Nellie Wdowiak – Robert Redinski & Family

Sunday, Jan.12 SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, January 18
4:00 PM ✞Catherine Papula – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, January 19 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & PHARISEE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Angels
Barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by. She never tried to speak, she never said a word. Many people passed, but never did one person stop.
Just so happens the next day I decided to go back to the park, curious if the little girl would still be there.
Right in the very spot as she was yesterday she sat perched on high, with the saddest look in her eyes. Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl. As we all know a park full of strange people is not a place for young children to play.
As I began walking towards her I could see the back of the little girl’s dress indicated a deformity. I figured that was the reason the people just passed by and made no effort to help. As I got closer, the little girl slightly lowered her eyes to avoid my intent stare. I could see the shape of her back more clearly. It was grotesquely shaped in a humped over form. I smiled to let her know it was ok, I was there to help, to talk.
I sat down beside her and opened with a simple Hello. The little girl acted shocked and stammered a hi after a long stare into my eyes. I smiled and she shyly smiled back. We talked ’til darkness fell and the park was completely empty. Everyone was gone and we were alone. I asked the girl why she was so sad. The little girl looked at me and with a sad face said “Because I’m different.”
I immediately said “that you are!” and smiled. The little girl acted even sadder, she said, “I know.” “Little girl,” I said, “You remind me of an angel; she stood to her feet, and said, “Really?”
“Yes, ma’am, you’re like a little guardian angel sent to watch over all those people walking by.” She nodded her head yes and smiled, and with that she spread her wings and said with a twinkle in her eye, “I am.” I was speechless, sure I was seeing things. She said, “And since you thought of someone other than yourself, my job here is done.”
Immediately I stood to my feet and said, “Wait, so why did no one stop to help an angel?” She looked at me and smiled, “You’re the only one who could see me, and you believe it in your heart.” And she was gone. And with that my life was changed dramatically.
So, when you think you’re all you have, remember, there is an angel always watching
over you.
like the story says we all need someone.

WHEN GOD SHUTS THE DOOR
It’s best to not be frightened when God shuts the door real hard
For He will have a reason to keep the pathway barred
We might feel that life’s gone crazy by this changing of events
But, if we cannot change it then it must be heaven sent

There has to be a far greater purpose than we know
We could be being sheltered from a tragedy unknown
The angels may be blocking us within a mighty hedge
Protecting us from mysteries a greater pain or death

God may be changing something or altering a heart
He may be working in our family Something special to impart
He might be showing us a secret that only this reveals
Something of Himself to make our faith more real

So, when we cannot find a reason nor hope to understand
Then it is guaranteed God’s working on a plan
’Tis only in this trusting that frustrations ever cease
’Tis only in believing we ever find His peace

You should live for today, dream for tomorrow,
and above all remember what you learned from yesterday.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light has not been requested for this week and for many weeks in the future. If you have a request please write it on the card provided for this purpose. Have a light burn in memory of a loved one or a happy occasion, a need, sickness, etc. The candle burns for the week and the donation is $15.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank Walter & Zova Narkoff for their donation to our parish Building Fund in memory of Anna Giza.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all those who are in need of God’s mercy.

Nativity SET dismantle: The date of Tuesday, January 14th, at 11:00 AM is set for the dismantling of the Nativity set. As for all projects, help is needed. Come and help with this cleanup for your church. All are welcome to join in one happy parish family. See you there – we hope. Any little job is a big help.


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