Sunday, July 12, 2020 UTC

NOV 2, 3 & 6: 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (RESUME STANDARD TIME)

 

 NOTE: PLEASE “FALL BACK” CLOCK 1 HOUR AT 2:00 AM SUNDAY! NOV 2: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; NOV 3: 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; NOV 6: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY & CATECHISM – 10:00 AM.

The Gospel reading this Sunday is Luke 8:41-56. We read about Christ healing the hemorrhaging woman. Important to note in this story is that thoughts are a means of communication with God. The hemorrhaging woman was healed because she thought, ‘If I can but touch the hem of his garment, I shall be healed.’  Her faith so strong even in thought!

NOTE: After DIVINE LITURGY on November 4th we will be celebrating All Hallow’s Eve and the Feast of St. Michael and all the Angels. Children are invited to dress as saints or beggars for the festivities. Please bring meats and hearty soups that were traditional at the Michaelmas feasts of the Middle Ages.  Parishioners may contribute sides and desserts, cider, “soul cakes” etc. if they like.  We will also again create “Good Samaritan” bags. These are filled with items for people we may encounter who need help. (Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13 verse 2!). Parishioners are encouraged to bring in warm woolen socks, small bottles of water, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes and paste, chapstick, etc. – anything that might give aid and comfort. Our Byzanteens will assemble the contents into the socks and the resulting “Samaritan Socks” will be provided to parishioners to keep in their cars to share when they encounter someone in need.