FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

24 06 2020

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE SAINTS OF RUS’-UKRAINE

JUNE 28, 2020

Saturday, June 27        

4:00 PM       ✞Mary Ambrose – Don & Donna Winsock 

Sunday, June 28                  FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                    God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Monday, June 29 FEAST OF SS PETER AND PAUL – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

9:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Anointing with Holy Oil Myrovania 

Tania Blanco God’s Blessing and Good Health by Ulana Campbell

Saturday, July 4              

           4:00 PM     ✞Eugene Slabinski – Irene Pstrak and sons

Sunday, July 5                  FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER

    The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon Peter, but the Lord was pleased to call him Peter, or Cephas (Jn 1:42). He was the first of the disciples to give clear expression to the faith, saying: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (Mt 16:16). His love for the Lord was very strong, and his faith in Him went from strength to strength. 

    When the Lord was put on trial, Peter denied him three times, but it needed only one look into the face of the Lord, and Peter’s soul was filled with shame and repentance. After the descent of the Holy Spirit, Peter became a fearless and powerful preacher of the Gospel. After his sermon in Jerusalem, about 3,000 souls were converted to the Faith. He preached the Gospel throughout Palestine and Asia Minor, in Italy and Illyria. He performed many wonders, healing the sick and raising the dead, and even when only his shadow fell on the sick. He had a major struggle with Simon the Magician, who declared himself to be from God but was actually a servant of the devil. Peter finally put him to shame and overcame him. 

    Peter was condemned to death on the order of the wicked Emperor Nero, a friend of Simon’s. After installing Linus as Bishop of Rome and exhorting and encouraging the flock of Christ there, Peter went to his death with joy. When he saw the cross before him, he asked the executioner to crucify him upside-down, because he felt himself unworthy to die in the same way as his Lord. And so this great servant of the greatest Master went to his rest and received a crown of eternal glory. 

THE HOLY APOSTLE PAUL 

   Born in Tarsus and of the tribe of Benjamin, he was formerly called Saulus Paulus and studied under Gamaliel. He was a Pharisee and a persecutor of Christians. He was wondrously converted to the Christian faith by the Lord Himself, who appeared to him on the road to Damascus and Jesus said to him, “Why do you persecute Me?”  . He was baptized by the Apostle Ananias, named Paul and enrolled in the work of an Apostle. 

    He preached the Gospel everywhere with burning zeal, from the borders of Arabia to the land of Spain, among both the Jews and Gentiles, and receiving the title of “The Apostle to the Gentiles.” His fearful sufferings were matched only by his fortitude and temperance. Through most of the years of his preaching, he hung from day to day like a thread between life and death. 

    Filling his days and nights with toil and sufferings for Christ, organizing the Church in many places and receiving a high level of perfection, he was able to say: “I live, yet not I but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20). He was beheaded in Rome in the reign of Nero, at the same time as St. Peter

Trust Me

“Trust me”, says the Lord,
“I will take care of you
Just as I take care of the little sparrow.
Believe in ME and live this day for it self.
If you do this, you’ll not worry about tomorrow.”

“I hurt when you hurt and cry when you cry
And when you are lonely outstretched is my hand.”

“Only myself and the Father know the number of your days
As well as the number of each grain of sand”.

“Dearly love, just as I love each of you;
Always, Doing so, you express your true love for ME.
Begin each day as if it were a new Life
And when you can no longer bear your burdens;
Let Me!”

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Teach Us to Love

O God, perfect us in love, that we may conquer all selfishness and hatred of others; fill our hearts with Thy joy, and shed abroad in them Thy peace which passeth understanding; that so those murmurings and disputing to which we are too prone may be overcome. Make us long-suffering and gentle, and thus subdue our hastiness and angry tempers, and grant that we may bring forth the blessed fruits of the Spirit, to Thy praise and glory, in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirt.   Amen.

God’s Alphabet

Always be faithful.
Be the best you can be.
Care for all people.
Don’t just say it; do it.
Each day could be your last – make it count.
Forgive.
Give of yourself.
Help those in need.
Invite God into your life.
Joy is meant for you.
Kindness counts.
Love yourself.
Mean what you say.
Never say things, which are mean.

Open your heart to God’s will.
Pray every day.
Quiet your mind for the answers.
Reach for your dreams.
Say what’s in your heart.
Today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the ‘present’.
Understanding goes a long way.
Vanity doesn’t get you far.
Walk with me.
Xenophobia is fear and hatred of strangers and foreigners – think about it.
You are loved for all time.
Zestfully live each day in My name.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week 

June 27 – July 4 by Irene Pstrak & sons in loving memory of Joseph Pstak.

Donations: We wish to thank Irene Pstrak & Sons for the donations made to our Building Fund in memory of Eugene Slabinsi and to the Cemetery Fund in loving memory of her husband Joseph Pstrak. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

PRAYERS: Our prayer list is published for you to pray for the requests of those in need of Prayers. Place your requests in the collection and the names will be remembered. A request from Rose Mytch to pray for –  Rosemary Morran, Bob Henry, and Alison Mytych. Please say a prayer to day for those in need of God’s blessings. 


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