Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

                      Sunday Bulletin - JUNE 16, 2024

4TH 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, June 15th

4:00pm  Vespers

5:00pm  Divine Liturgy  4th Sunday After Pentecost

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners


Sunday, June 16th  4th Sunday After Pentecost

8:30am  Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am  Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

Intention: The Noll Family

Pot Luck following Liturgy   


Monday, June 17th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   


Tuesday, June 18th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   


Wednesday, June 19th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

11:30am  6th Hour

12:00pm  Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry


Thursday, June 20th

No service


Friday, June 21st

No service


Saturday, June 22nd

4:00pm Festal Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy   5th Sunday After Pentecost

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners   


Sunday, June 23rd   5th Sunday After Pentecost

8:30am  Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am  Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

1:00pm  Mystagogia: Divine Liturgy

Intention: Stephen Bankhead+

Pot Luck following Liturgy

  

 

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

  



    SAINTS OF THE DAY


15th - St. Amos, Prophet, was the father of Isaias, the Prophet. Tradition says he was scourged and his temples pierced with an iron spike in the 8th century B.C. Venerable, Jerome, born at Stridonium in Dalmatia, was one of the most learned doctors. He studied at Rome, visited centers of learning in Gaul and Greece, retired into the Desert of Syria for study and prayer, was ordained a priest at Rome, became confidant and advisor of Pope St. Damasus, and finally settled in Bethlehem. He died A.D. 420. He compiled the “Vulgate” edition of the Bible which is used even now. Translation of the Relics of our father, Theodore “Sykeot” A.D. 613 in the reign of the Emperor Heracleus.


16th - St. Tychon, wonderworker, Bishop of Amathunsa, was conspicuous for his detestation of idolatry and his care of the poor. He died about A.D. 450.


17th - SS. Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael, Persian Martyrs, Christians, sent by their King, Baitan, to negotiate peace with the Emperor Julian, the Apostate. Tradition has it that Julian had them arrested, condemned, beheaded and their bodies burned A.D. 362. SS. Isaurus, Basil, Innocent, Jeremias and others, having concealed themselves in a cave at Appolonia in Macedonia in the 3rd century persecution, on being discovered were tortured and beheaded.


18th - St. Leontius, Martyr, suffered torture and death for Christ in Tripoli in Phoenicia about A.D. 76 in the reign of Vespasian, Emperor.


19th - St. Jude, Apostle, brother of St. James, the Less, and thus related to our Lord Jesus, was one of the Twelve, called also Thaddeus, preached in Mesopotamia and with St. Simon in Persia. Both suffered martyrdom together in Persia. St. Zosimus, Martyr, was beheaded for the Faith at Spoleto in Italy under Trajan, about A.D. 110.


20th - St. Methodius, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Patara, in the reign of Aurelian, A.D. 275.

                



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

Tuesday through Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm

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 20 families, we have raised $7,474.20 or 41.41%. There are pledge forms at the back of the church. Thank you!

       

BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Monday, June 24th at 11:00am.


PETER AND PAUL, PREEMINENT APOSTLES Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Friday, June 28 at 6:00pm and Saturday, June 29 at 8:00am.


PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION will be taken Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th. The Peter’s Pence Collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to requests to aid the neediest throughout the world; those who suffer as a result of war, oppression and natural disasters.


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!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week. David Petschauer June 17.  God Grant You Many Happy Blessed Years!


VOLUNTEERS – Craftsmen and seamstresses are needed for some upcoming projects in the parish. If you have these skills and can volunteer, please contact Fr. Nathan. 


FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST- Lord our Savior, we are not worthy that you enter our roof, and yet you call us to be one with you. We ask that you would enter our lives more and more each day. We especially ask for an abundance of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, monastic and religious life, 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!