Volume 50; Number 13 April 6, 2014
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
Today we commemorate St. Mary of Egypt. St. Mary lived a life of debauchery. She left her land and went to the Holy City. She followed the crowd that was moving towards the Church of the Resurrection, on the day of the Exaltation of the Cross. An invisible force prevented her entering the Church. Left alone, she began to realize that it was her impure life that prevented her approaching the holy Wood. Seeing an icon of the Mother of God, she made this prayer to her: “O Sovereign Lady, who didst bear God in the flesh, I know that I should not dare to look upon thine icon, thou who are pure in soul and body, because, debauched as I am, I must fill thee with disgust. But, as the God born of thee became man in order to call sinners to repentance, come to my aid! Allow me to go into the church and prostrate before His Cross. And, as soon as I have seen the Cross, I will renounce the world and all pleasures, and follow the path of salvation that thou willest to show me.”
St. Mary fervently venerated the Holy Cross and declared herself ready to follow the path that the Virgin would show her. A voice came to her from on high: “If you cross the Jordan, you will find rest.”
Think about the way St. Mary misused her body, but through repentance was saved. Also think of the fact that our Salvation was bought with a price: Christ’s body being sacrificed on the Cross for our sins. These examples show us that we need to ask ourselves and to think about how to honor God with our bodies.
Peta Nedelja Velikog Posta
Danas mi slavimo Sv. Mariju Egipćanku. Sveta Marija je živela u grehu. Ona je napustila svoju zemlju i pri dolasku i Sveti Grad , pratila je grupu ljudi upala je u Crkvu Vaskrsenja Hristova na dan kada se slavilo Uznošenje Časnog Krsta. Ali kada je stupila na prag crkve, nevidljiva sila ju je sprečila da uđe ma koliko se ona trudila. Ostavljena sama shvatila je da je njena grešnost ta što je sprečava da priđe Časnom Krstu. Gledajući u ikonu Majke Božije usrdno se pomolila:Vladarko Gospođo , koja si nosila Gospada u utrobi svojoj, znam da nisam dostojna da ni gledam u ikonu Tvoju, Ti koja si čista telom i dušom, jer, Ti mora da me se gnušaš koliko sam nečista. Ali , kako Gospod rođeni od Tebe, postade čovek nas radi da nas prizove pokajanju, tako pomozi meni. Dopusti mi da uđem u Crkvu i da se poklonim Njegovome Krstu. I čim vidim Krst , ja ću se odreći svih zadovoljstava ovoga sveta i pratito stazu spaselja koju mi odrediš.
Ona se usrdno pokloni i onada vrativši se Ikoni Majke Božije objavi da je spremna da prati put koji joj Presveta Djeva pokaže. Glas sa visine joj se javi i reče”Ako pređeš reku Jordan naći ćeš dobar mir”.
Kada vidimo kako je Sveta Marija Egipćanka zloupotrebljavala svoje telo … ali kroz mnogo kajanje je spašena , i sama činjenica da je naše Spasenje plaćeno – Hristovo telo je žrtvovano na krstu na grehe naše …. mi moramo da se zapitamo i da razmislimo kako da ugodimo Bogu našim telima.
READINGS FOR TODAY Fifth Sunday of Great Lent / St. Mary of Egypt
Epistles: Heb. 9:11-14; Gal. 3:23-29; Readers: Alexandria Donelly & Joshua Pavlovich
Gospels: Ss. Mark 8:34–9:1; Luke 7:36-50
READINGS FOR Next Sunday: Epistle: Phil. 4:4-9; Gospels: St. John 12:1-18.
Remembered at the Prayers for the Departed today are METROPOLITAN JOVAN OF ZAGREB; GORDANA NENADOVIC (funeral Saturday at New Gracanica Monastery); PETAR TUCO; SAVKO KODIC; victims of the shootings at the Ft. Hood, TX, Army base, and all recent victims of natural disasters and war.
THIS EVENING Great Lenten Vespers will be served at our parish, at 5:00 PM. Please come and show our hospitality to our guests from neighboring Orthodox churches. Drop off your contributions by 4 PM today. Stay to help serve if possible.
The last Fish Fry of Great Lent will be served this Friday, 4 to 7 PM. Don’t miss it!.
SPECIAL CHILDREN’S PROCESSION with pussy willows will be held on Saturday at 5 PM. Like the children with the palms of Victory who awaited Christ, our children wear bells to greet our Lord as He enters Jerusalem. Parents, bring your children to this wonderful liturgical celebration which is meant for the CHILDREN!
HOLY FRIDAY FLOWERS & CANDLES The Tutors are accepting donations for flowers and candles to decorate Christ’s Tomb on Holy Friday. Thank you for helping to beautify the church for the Feast of Feasts.
SIGN UP TO READ AT THE TOMB OF CHRIST. Orthodox Christians are encouraged to keep watch at the Tomb and read the Psalms. Sign up to read and enjoy the peace of the Blessed Sleep of our Lord. Sign up sheet is on the Bulletin Board in the hallway.
CHURCH CLEANING will be held on Great and Holy Monday, April 14 at 10:00 AM. All parishioners are welcome to help prepare the Church for this most holy Feast Day of our Lord’s Resurrection.
PARENTS bring your children to help clean the Church on Monday, April 14 at 10:00 AM, and to help decorate the Tomb of Christ on Holy Friday at 10:00 AM. It is an honor for all of us to help prepare for Christ’s Holy Resurrection during Holy Week. Extra credit will be given for Church School attendance for those students helping at these times.
PLAN TO BRING YOUR CHILDREN,GRAND- CHILDREN, and GODCHILDREN to the Services of Holy Week. God sees how seriously parents, grandparents and Kumovi take their roles, especially when they bring the children to God in these holy days. Every child in our parish should attend services at least on Holy Friday and on Pascha, Easter Sunday, and as often as possible during Great & Holy Week.
Prepare yourselves to partake of the Holy Sacraments of Confession and Communion during this Great Lenten season. We should not wait until the last minute to come to Confession. Confessions are heard every Saturday night after Vespers, before feast day Divine Liturgies, or by appointment. Sunday morning confessions are for those coming a great distance or who are frail. Be prepared to receive the Holy Sacraments of Confession and Communion as often as possible. Call Fr. Rastko for any questions. Receive the Body of Christ; Taste the Fountain of Immortality! Alleluia!
REMEMBER THE POOR Thank you to those who have so generously donated to the Lenten Collections already! So far 115 tuna fish, 97 soup, 59 deodorant, 61 shampoos, 215 toilet paper, 129 bars of soap, 68 pasta, 56 pasta sauce, 39 toothbrushes, 53 toothpaste, 8 dish detergent, 9 laundry detergent and 9 misc. items have been collected. Today’s donations are toothpaste and toothbrushes. Next week (FINAL WEEK): dish and laundry detergent. God bless you all! Neka Vas Bog blagoslovi!
ANTIPHON SINGERS will be called this week and invited once again to sing the special Antiphons on Palm Sunday and Pascha. Rehearsals will be held on Palm Sunday morning at 9:30 AM, and on Pascha at the same time, 9:30 AM.
PUSSY WILLOWS Pussy willows will be blooming, and any parishioners having pussy willows are asked to cut them, tie them, and bring them to the church next Saturday– Lazarus Saturday (April 12). Thank you for this kind donation to our liturgical services. HVALA!
BRING YOUR COOKED, RED EASTER EGGS to the Church Hall on Holy Saturday. There will be a sign up sheet when you drop off your eggs. Women in our Kolos and other faithful are encouraged to bring 1 ½ doz cooked red (only) eggs, to be blessed and distributed on Pascha.
RED EGG DYE is available at the Candle Stand.
LAST DAY—St. Stephen’s Tamburitzans Annual Easter Lamb Roast • April 20 • 12:00 P.M. Pick up following Church Services. Price $12.00 per Lb. Fresh bread: $4.00. Sign up Sheet is located on the Church Hall Bulletin Board or contact Mark Vranjes at email@example.com or 646-1028 by April 6. ADVANCE ORDERS ONLY. Help support the Tammies and Dancers. Sign up for yours today!
COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of SUNDAY, April 6, 2014, through SUNDAY, April 13, 2014
Fasting throughout the week.
Today Divine Liturgy & Church School, 10 AM; Pan Orthodox Vespers here at our parish, 5 PM;
Monday Feast Annunciation; Vesperal Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Tammies & Dancers 6 PM; Parish Council Meeting 7 PM.
Wednesday No Services. Fr. Rastko will be attending clergy confessions in Cleveland.
Friday Last Fish Fry 4–7 PM; Vespers for the Raising of Lazarus 7 PM; Holy Week Choir following Vespers.
Saturday Lazarus Saturday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Children’s Vrbice Procession 5 PM, followed by Vespers & Confessions
Sunday Antiphon practice 9:30 AM; Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy & Church School, 10 AM; Vespers at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church Niagara Falls, ON. 5 PM
Great and Holy Week The most important week of the year. Services every day.
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE
ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father.
St. Mary of Egypt (from The Prologue of Ochrid, Holy Bishop Nikolaj)
The recorder of the life of this wonderful saint was St. Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
A hieromonk, the elder Zossima, had gone off at one time during the Great Fast a twenty-days’ walk into the wilderness across the Jordan. He suddenly caught sight of a human being with a withered and naked body and with hair as white as snow, who fled in its nakedness from Zossima’s sight. The elder ran a long way, until this figure stopped at a stream and called: ‘Father Zossima, forgive me for the Lord’s sake. I cannot turn round to you, for I am a naked woman.’
Then Zossima threw her his outer cloak, and she wrapped herself in it and turned round to him. The elder was amazed at hearing his name from the lips of this unknown woman. After considerable pressure on his part, she told him her life-story.
She had been born in Egypt, and had lived as a prostitute in Alexandria from the age of twelve, spending seventeen years in this way of life. Urged by the lustful fire of the flesh, she one day got into a ship that was sailing for Jerusalem. Arriving at the Holy City, she made to go into one of the churches to venerate the Precious Cross, but some unseen power prevented her from entering. In great fear, she turned to an icon of the Mother of God that was in the entrance, and begged her to let her go in and venerate the Cross, confessing her sin and impurity and promising that she would then go wherever the Most Pure led her. She was then allowed to enter the church. After venerating the Cross, she went out again to the entrance and, standing in front of the icon, thanked the Mother of God. Then she heard a voice: ‘If you cross the Jordan, you will find true peace.’
She immediately bought three loaves of bread and set off for the Jordan, arriving there the same evening. She received Communion the following morning in the monastery of St. John, and then crossed the river. She spent forty-eight whole years in the wilderness in the greatest torments, in terror, in struggles with passionate thoughts like gigantic beasts. She fed only on plants.
After that, when she was standing in prayer, Zossima saw her lifted up in the air. She begged him to bring her Communion the next year on the bank of the Jordan, and she would come to receive it.
The following year, Zossima came with the Holy Gifts to the bank of the Jordan in the evening, and stood in amazement as he saw her cross the river. He saw her coming in the moonlight and, arriving on the further bank, make the sign of the Cross over the river. She then walked across it as though it were dry land.
When she had received Communion, she begged him to come again the following year to the same stream by which they had first met. Zossima went, and found her dead body there on that spot. Above her head in the sand was written: ‘Abba Zossima, bury in this place the body of the humble Mary. Give dust to dust. I passed away on April 1st, on the very night of Christ’s Passion, after communion of the divine Mysteries.’ Zossima learned her name for the first time, and also the awe-inspiring marvel that she had arrived at that stream the previous year on the night of the same day on which she had received Communion — a place that he had taken twenty days to reach.
And thus Zossima buried the body of the wonderful saint, Mary of Egypt. When he returned to the monastery, he recounted the whole story of her life and the wonders to which he had been an eyewitness.
Thus the Lord glorifies repentant sinners. St. Mary is also commemorated in the Fifth Week of the Great Fast. The Church holds her up before the faithful in these days of the Fast as a model of repentance. She entered into rest in about 530.
Why is so much said and written about the sufferings of holy men and women? Because these saints are counted as victors — and how can there be victory without struggle, pain and suffering? In ordinary, earthly warfare no man is reckoned as victorious and heroic who has never been in battle, who has not endured and suffered to a very considerable extent. All the more is this so in spiritual warfare, where the truth is clear and where self-assertion is not only of no use but is a real hindrance. He who knows no struggle for the sake of Christ, either with the world or with the devil or with his own self — how can he be counted among Christ’s soldiers? How, indeed, among Christ’s fellow-victors?
St. Mary spoke of this gigantic struggle to the elder Zossima: ‘For the first seventeen years in this wilderness, I struggled with my mindless passions as with fierce beasts. I wanted to eat meat and fish, which I had eaten abundantly in Egypt. I wanted to drink wine, and did not even have water here. I wanted to hear lustful songs. And I wept and smote my breast. I prayed to the most pure Mother of God to remove these thoughts from me. When I had wept enough and done enough smiting of my breast, I then saw a light that flooded over me from all sides, and was filled with a wonderful peace.’
Read the complete LIFE OF ST. MARY OF EGYPT by St. Sophronios at http://www.monachos.net/monasticism/mary_of_egypt/life.shtml
Sv. Marija Egipćanka. (Ohridski Prolog, Sveti Vladika Nikolaj)
Životopis ove divne svetiteljke napisao je sv. Sofronije patrijarh Jerusalimski.
Neki Jeromonah, starac Zosima, udalji se jednom uz Časni Post u zajordansku pustinju za dvadeset dana hoda. Na jednom on ugleda jedno ljudsko biće, suha, naga tela, i kose bele kao sneg, koje nagne begati od pogleda Zosimovog. Starac je dugo trčao, dok ono biće ne prileže u jednom potoku i ne viknu: avvo Zosime, prosti mi radi Gospoda, ne mogu ti se obrati ti, jer sam žena naga!
Tada joj Zosim dobaci svoju gornju haljinu; ona se ogrnu i javi mu se. Ustrašen beše starac čuvši svoje ime iz usta te žene nepoznate. Posle dugog navaljivanja njegovog žena mu ispriča svoje žitije.
Ona beše rođena u Misiru, i od dvanaeste svoje godine poče živeti razvratno u Aleksandriji, i provede u razvratu punih 17 godina. Gonjena bludnim ognjem telesnim ona sede jednoga dana na lađu, koja plovljaše ka Jerusalimu. Prispev u Sveti Grad htede i ona ući u crkvu da se pokloni Časnom krstu, ali je neka nevidljiva sila zadržavaše i ne davaše joj ući. U velikom strahu pogleda ona u ikonu Presvete Bogorodice u pritvoru i moljaše se Njoj, da joj dopusti ući i celivati Časni Krst ispovedajući grešnost i nečistoću svoju, i obećavajući da će posle poći tamo kamo je Sveta Prečista bude uputila. Tada joj bi dopušteno ući u crkvu. Pošto celiva krst izađe ponovo u pritvor pred ikonu i zahvali se Bogorodici, no u tom ču glas: ako pređeš Jordan, naći ćeš dobar mir
Ona odmah kupi tri hleba i krenu za Jordan, gde stiže istog večera. Sutradan se pričesti u manastiru sv. Jovana i pređe reku. I prožive u pustinji čitavih 48 godina, u prevelikim mukama, u strahu, u borbi sa strasnim pomislima kao sa divljim zverovima. Hranila se zeljem.
Posle toga kada stajaše na molitvi vide je Zosima kako stoji uzdignuta na vazduhu. Ona ga zamoli da iduće godine donese joj Pričešće na obalu Jordana, a ona će doći da se pričesti.
Iduće godine Zosima dođe s Pričešćem u veče na obalu Jordana, no čuđaše se, kako će svetiteljka preći Jordan. U tom vide prema mesečini, da ona dođe reci, prekrsti reku, i pođe po vodi kao po suhu.
Kad je pričesti, ona ga zamoli, da iduće godine dođe u onaj isti potok gde su se prvo videli. Zosima ode i nađe telo njeno mrtvo na onom mestu, i više glave na pesku napisano: pogrebi, avvo Zosime, na ovom mestu telo smerne Marije, predaj prah prahu, prestavila sam se 1 aprila u samu noć spasonosnog Hristovog stradanja po pričešću Božestvenih Tajni. Iz ovoga napisa dozna Zosima prvo njeno ime, i drugo i strašno čudo, da je ona prošle godine one iste noći kad se pričestila stigla u taj potok, do koga je on morao putovati 20 dana.
I tako Zosima sahrani telo čudesne svetiteljke Marije Egipćanke. A kada se vrati u manastir ispriča celu istoriju njenoga života i čudesa, koja je on lično video od nje.
Tako Gospod zna da proslavi pokajane grešnice. Sv. Marija spominje se još i pete nedelje Časnog Posta. Crkva je ističe vernim u te posne dane kao uzor pokajanja. Upokojila se oko 530 god.
Za što se uvek toliko govori i piše o mukama svetih ljudi i svetih žena? Zato što se u svete računaju samo pobedioci; a zar može biti neko pobedilac bez borbe, muke i stradanja? I u običnom zemaljskom vojevanju niko se ne računa pobediocem ni junakom ko nikad nije bio u borbi, i ko se nije dosta namučio i dosta postradao. Tim pre u duhovnom vojevanju, gde se zna istina, i gde samoisticanje ne samo ne pomaže ništa nego upravo odmaže. Ko nema nikakve borbe radi Hrista, ni sa svetom, ni sa đavolom, ni sa samim sobom, kako se može računati u Hristove vojnike? Kako li tek u Hristove sapobednike?
O svojoj divovskoj borbi govorila je sv. Marija starcu Zosimi: „sedamnaest prvih godina provedoh u pustinji ovoj boreći se sa mojim bezumnim pohotama kao sa ljutim zverovima. Želela sam da jedem mesa i ribe, što imah obilno u Misiru. Želela sam i vina da pijem, a ovde ni vode ne imadoh. Želela sam da čujem razbludne pesme… I plakah, i bijah se u prsi. Molih se Prečistoj Bogorodici, da odagna od mene takve pomisli. Kada dovoljno plakah i u prsi se gruvah, tada videh svetlost kako me odasvud oblistava, i tišina me neka čudna ispuni”.
Čitajte čitavo Žitije: http://www.prijateljboziji.com/_sveta-prepodobna-marija-egipcanka/21260
ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.
Litany of Fervent Supplication: FR. MILAN ZOBENICA; DOROTHY BARRON (Aliq.); MICHAEL VANICH (DelawareHts); MILENKO ZDJELAR SR. (home) STEPHANIE FRAUER; AMANDA SZCZESNIAK; SERAFIMA ZDJELAR; +MILDRED KOKANOVICH; BEN SAUER (BUF); BRADY McLAUGHLIN (FL)MARILYN GRIFFIN; Patrick Waldron; ANNA SREMCEVIC; ALEKSANDRA LAZAREVSKI; SPENCER CALOS; KRISTIN ENGELHART; Popadija ROBERTA YONITCH; SVETOZAR GRGUREVICH; JAMES KOVACEVIC (PA); MIRJANA PAVLICA; GEORGENE STEVANOFF (OLV); Matushka LAURA SCHMIDT (PA); JOVANA MARJANOVIC; KATIE RAPASKY; SCOTT & MAXINE SMATLAK (PA); CARLY SERRA; LAUREN TASSEFF; LORRAINE ROWLEY (NC); RESA WILLIAMSON (CO); PAUL JUST (NC); CONRAD & MARY JEAN TOEPFER; OLGA TRACY (TX); (CA); HELEN BIGGS; DRAGAN REZNICAK (W.Va); MARTHA PAVLAKIS; STOJAN KOSOVAC (Hamilton); ANNA TONARELY (FL); MILENKO ZDJELAR; ERIKA TIEM (Germany); CARL HEINZ BLASHKE (Germany); DUSAN CURUVIJA; Popadija TAMARA SPASOJEVIC (Chicago).
Proskomedia: MICHAEL MALYAK; STEVO JOJIC; SAM POZNANOVICH; WADE (VLADIMIR) McFARLAND; TIJANA TIMATYOS; MICHALENE CONTI (FL); ANNABELLE SAUER; TANJA TRIFKOVIC; MELANIE ROZWOOD; MILKA KARLOVIC; DAN & MARY STOJANOVICH; SHARON LUTHER (FL); EVELYN & VLADIMIR POPOVIC; FR LAURENCE LAZAR; FR. JOHN NEHREBECKI; FR. DAVID VERNAK; FR ZVONIMIR KOTORCEVIC; FR GEORGE YATSKO; FR. ROMAN BRAGA (MI); PAULA HUGHES; JOHN & JOAN MUNICH; MILAN PAJIC; LJUPKA PALAVESTRA; KELLY PAVICH; CHRISTINE KMITCH (FL); DAN BOLAM; MARSHA YUNKE; BILJANA OPACIC; KATHERINE LIPPARD; STEPHEN TODOROVICH; MILE ZDJELAR; DANIEL PAVICHEVICH (CA) VLADIMIR JOVIC; VALU TUMPALOFF; NICOLE DICIOCCIO; MILKA BOSILKOVSKI; NADA ZDERO; NICHOLAS SKIRPAN; DANIEL METZ; KARL STEFANOVICH; JAMES & JOANN RADITIC; HELEN PARKER (Weinberg); BRANKO GUSKIC; KATHRYN FREDERICK; DAVID PRELJEVA; JOSEPH YORK; HENRY DARMSTEDTER; ANNA VIRUET; MILAN JOVIC; STEVO SIMIC; NANCY HEALY; GEORGE & CAROL KOVACEVIC (NC); LINDA MORAN (MN); JACQUELINE FUELLHART; PATRICIA WILSON; MAURIE & JAMES JACHIMIAK; JOANN PANEK; VERA & MARK MARKOFF; DARINKA NEDELKOV (home); RAMON MURPHY; MATTHEW BARUSIC; VUKICA STOJANOVIC; MILENA CORHASANOVIC; IRENE FRUHAUF; DALE HAUSER; NICHOLAS KOKOT (FrBakerMan); MOTHER ANA; BASIL KORBUT; JOHN STANZ; LYDIA SALEH; VIDOSAVA TOSKOVIC; MISS MARY KORACH (FrBakerMan); YUBA BELICH (OrchHts); MARTIN DARMSTEDTER; LEISELOTTE SILJEGOVIC; DRAGANA SALOM (IL); ROBERT SETTER; CHRISANTE GASSETT; ZARKA POPOVIC (CA); ROBERT BOLLER; WAYNE & THOMAS JOUSMA; MARGE SPANO, ANTHONY DIPIANO; JEANETTE STANLEY; MARY KAROLEWSKI; MARIJA TRBOJEVIC (IL); GALE MAUS (FL); ROSANN TEDEROUS; ISO BJELANOVIC; DUSAN SAMARDZIJA; DRAZEN JOKANOVIC; MARY PARILLO (MA); WYATT & TONY LAMB; CAROL MAGARIS; KATHY HANNY (FL); JANE GLASS (Hamburg); ANNAME GRACER; DANIEL DiCIOCCIO; JOANNE HAMILTON; CHRISTINE MADEJ (MA); LEISA WHEELER; DIANE & RONALD KUKAVICA; MILJAN VANOVAC; MIKI STIPANOVICH (IN); RICHARD WYSE; ARLENE SCHMITZ; PETER MITICH; DUSKO VANOVAC; ANASTASIA HILES (PA); CATHY SMILINIC; OLGA YANDRICH (Pgh); STEPHEN ENGLE; DOROTHY BARON (PA); DANIELLE WILLIAMS; PATRICIA MALETICH (OH); RICHARD CARNEY; JENNIFER POPOVICH; DAVID DONALD (PA); LJUBICA JEVTIC; MARY BETH BUNTICH (NM); FR. SRBOLJUB BULICH (Belgrade); FR ALEXANDER ATTY; FR. HERMAN SCHICK; FR. MILADIN GARICH; FR. MICHAEL ZAPARYNIUK (FL); FR. DENNIS PAVICHEVICH; JOANNE MARKEY; JOSEPH ROZWOOD Jr; ROSE GARDINA; ELAINE DAMINSKI; PAULA RUSSIAN (FL); GREGORY SMITH (DC); DAN NEARY; MARGARET NIGRELLI; ADAM BREVNER(LI); RICHARD LOCKWOOD; CHRISTINE MARX (IL); ARTHUR REIS; VERA SREDANOVIC (CA); RONALD BEDE (OH); MARY LOU BREMMER; HELEN TANNER (FrBakerMan); and any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.