Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

                      Sunday Bulletin - JULY 7, 2024

7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


MYSTERY OF REPENTANCE


CONFESSION is offered before and after all Services (no confession around “Jesus Prayer”); Saturday at 3:30pm and after Liturgy, Sunday starting 10:00am and at 2:00pm. To set up an alternative time for Confession or spiritual direction, please email Fr. Nathan at fradams@ephx.org.



WEEKLY SCHEDULE


Saturday, July 6th

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy 7th Sunday After Pentecost

Intention: Sandy Sirgo


Sunday, July 7th 7th Sunday After Pentecost

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners  

1:00pm Mystagogia: The Divine Liturgy

Potluck following Liturgy


Monday, July 8th

6:00pm Divine Liturgy Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Intention: Mount Carmel Intentions


Tuesday, July 9th

6:00pm Divine Liturgy Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Intention: Mount Carmel Intentions


Wednesday, July 10th

6:00pm Divine Liturgy Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Intention: Mount Carmel Intentions


Thursday, July 11th

6:00pm Divine Liturgy Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Intention: Mount Carmel Intentions


Friday, July 12th

6:00pm Divine Liturgy Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Intention: Mount Carmel Intentions


Saturday, July 13th

4:00pm Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sunday of the Father of the 6th Ecumenical Councils

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners


Sunday, July 14th: Sunday of the Father of the 6th Ecumenical Councils

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am  Divine Liturgy Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Intention: Aliyah Arnot

12:00pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel Celebration

  

 

                     Oh Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner

  



    SAINTS OF THE DAY


6th - Our venerable father, Sisoes the Great, Hermit and Anchorite in Egypt. He died about A.D. 429 after 62 years in the wilderness.


7th - Our venerable fathers, Thomas of Malea and Acasius who is mentioned in “The Ladder of Perfection.” - St. Cyriaca, Martyr, a wealthy Roman widow who sheltered persecuted Christians. Her charity cost her life. She was scourged to death as a Christian A.D. 249 under persecutor Decius, Emperor. 


8th - St. Procopius, Great Martyr, a Palestinian Christian, a disciple of St. Peter, the Apostle, and sent by him as missionary Bishop into Sicily, where he laid down his life for Christ. St. Theodore, Bishop of Edessa and The fasting Ten Thousand Saints.


9th - St. Pancratius, Priest-Martyr, bishop of Taormina, was a disciple of St. Peter, the Apostle and sent by him as missionary Bishop into Sicily, where he laid down his life for Christ. – St. Theodore, Bishop of Edessa and the fasting Ten Thousand Saints. 


10th - Our venerable father, Anthony of the “Kiev-Cave,” being the first of all the Monks of “Rus” to lead a monastic life during the sovereignty of Vladimir the Great, Grand Duke of “Rus.” He died A.D. 1078 having spent 26 years in the cave, attainting to the advanced ago of 90 years. Forty-five Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia, Mauricius, Daniel, Antonius and others with them who suffered death under Licinius, Emperor, A.D. 317. 


11th - St. Euphemia, Martyr, the most commendable, her knowledge was like that of the Holy Father, martyred A.D. 288. The death of Blessed Olga, Grand Duchess of Kiev. In baptism (about A.D. 955) she chose the name “Helen.”


12th - St. Proclus and Hilarion, Martyrs, were Christians of Ancyra in Galatia (Asia Minor), tortured and put to death by Trajan and Maximum, Emperors A.D. 115. Our venerable father, Michael of Malea flourished in the year A.D. 931. St. Mary, Martyr, was the wife of a magician. Lived in the year A.D. 588 in the reign of Mauricius, Emperor. 


13th - Synaxis of St. Gabriel, the Archangel. Our venerable father Stephen of Sabbas, who suffered death during the reign of Severus, Emperor, A.D. 201.


14th - St. Aquila, Apostle, died A.D. 65 – Onesimus, venerable.

                          



ANNOUNCEMENTS


CHURCH AND OFFICE HOURS - Hours are subject to change such as on a Feast day with Liturgy.


Monday through Wednesday 6:00am – 7:00am

Wednesday through Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm



CONFESSION is offered before and after all Services (no confession around “Jesus Prayer”); Saturday at 3:30pm and after Liturgy, Sunday starting 10:00am and at 2:00pm. To set up an alternative time for Confession or spiritual direction, please email Fr. Nathan at fradams@ephx.org.


2024 EPARCHIAL APPEAL - Each registered family is asked to participate and help us reach our financial goal of $18,505.00 and also our goal of 100% participation. Currently, with 31 families, we have raised $13,900 or 77.01%. There are pledge forms at the back of the church. Thank you!


NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL - Mt. Carmel Devotions begin July 8th through July 16th with devotions, teachings and Liturgy daily. All weekday liturgies are at 6:00pm. Please come and pray with us!


SILENT AUCTION – We are in need of items for our silent auction at the Mt. Carmel Celebration. If you have anything to donate, please bring it to church this week. See Karen St. George and/or Cheryl Rosales if you have any questions.


VOLUNTEERS are needed on Saturday, July 5 at 10:00am and on Monday, July 8 at 10:00am to set up for Mount Carmel. You can still sign-up to help at the Luncheon Celebration at the back of the church.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week. Jessica Noll July 7; John Milano July 9. God Grant You Many Happy Blessed Years!


SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – Son of David, have mercy on us, your people! Heal our spiritual blindness so that we may see the paths that we should take. Help those who are called to serve you as priests, deacons, monks, and nuns to answer your call and stay faithful to your call, we pray you hear and have mercy.



EDUCATION


CATECHESIS FOR THE CATECHUMENATE is held every Sunday at 8:30am. Our catechumens will be prepared for baptism through this one-year program. Anyone who wants to learn more or refresh their Byzantine faith is welcome to attend. For the class, download the Ascension app on your phone or computer. See the flyers at the back of the church for more information on the resources you will need.


MYSTAGOGIA: CATECHESIS FOR THE ENLIGHTENED Adult education continues through continual faith formation each Sunday at 1:00pm. Join us for advanced studies in our spiritual life, Liturgy, theology, patristics and more. For the classes, you can purchase The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers from our bookstore. 

         

FACEBOOK GROUP - If you are on Facebook, please join Fr. Nathan’s “Eastern Catholic Daily Catechesis Group”: The group features daily Bible Readings, the Saints of the Day, and a Daily Icon. The group also offers educational opportunities in the Eastern Tradition.

 

PHONE APPLICATION FOR DAILY PRAYER —for daily prayer services and more, download the application ECPubs.  This is great for family prayer. 


YOU TUBE - Please check out and subscribe to our new Our Lady of Wisdom - YouTube.   


  

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Glory to Him Forever!