Tuesday, October 23, 2018 UTC

SEPT 3 & 4: 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

On this Sunday the Gospel is Matthew 25:14-30, The Parable of the Talents. The meaning of this parable extends beyond money investments. God gave each each of us a variety of gifts, and expects us to use those gifts wisely and in the service of God. It’s not acceptable to put our gifts on a shelf and ignore them. Also, like the 3 servants, we are not given the same gifts and, therefore, God expects us to return the gifts to the degree we use them.  The servant with 1 talent was condemned because he did nothing with what he was given. The point of the parable is that we are to use whatever we have been given for God’s purposes. The severe consequences to the unproductive servant, far beyond anything triggered by mere business mediocrity, tell us that we are to invest our lives, not waste them.

AUG 12: PARISH MEETING (ALL PARISHIONERS REQUESTED TO ATTEND)

  AUG 12: PARISH MEETING – 11:45 AM (AFTER DIVINE LITURGY) IN PARISH HALL.  The quarterly Parish Meeting will have the following agenda:

PARISH MEETING

  1. Opening prayer by Father Mark
  2. Call meeting to order and review agenda (Anthony)
  3. Report on finances (Lance Morgan)
  4. Projects Report:
    1. Church Sign update (Anthony)
    2. Church Exterior upkeep and Lawn Cutting (Jim/Lance)
    3. Rectory and Site Plan (Father Mark)
    4. Lighting Project (Lance)
  1. Religious Education – Starting in September Parish wide (Monthly)
    1. Tuesday Catechism Update (Marie)
    2. Family/persons Prayer in Church and Schedule Board (Father Mark)
  1. Market Update (Nancy)
    1. Budget
  1. Byzanteens (Rachel)
    1. Paint the Narthex to raise money for their group
    2. Basket in Hall for donations during the Potluck
    3. Retreat to Eparchy Farm
    4. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Pilgrimage
    5. Movie Night
  1. PPC Membership Discussion
  2. Concerns or Suggestions by Parish Members in attendance (open discussion)
  3. Closing prayer

 

JAN 19: 2018 MARCH FOR LIFE – “LOVE SAVES LIVES”

Image2This annual event & Annual Parish Trip which will be held in Washington D.C. on January 19th at 1130 AM on the National Mall. Please see Michelle for details.  Website details:  http://marchforlife.org/