5th SUNDAY OF PASCHA
Tone 4. Samaritan Woman. Apostles Carpus and Alphæus of the Seventy (1st c.). Greatmartyr George the New at Sofia (Bulgaria—1515). Uncovering of the Relics of Ven. Makáry, Abbot of Kalyazin (1521). Martyrs Abercius and Helen, children of the Apostle Alphæus (1st c.). St. John Psichaita the Confessor, of Constantinople (9th c.). St. Augustine of Canterbury, Evangelizer of England (ca. 605).
Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 John 4:5-42 (Gospel)
Please direct all inquiries to the church office.
*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347
is available Sunday morning at the Continental Inn parking lot – 166 St. and 100 Ave. If you expect to park there regularly remember to place a parking permit card on your dash. Parking permits are available on the candle desk in the narthex.
Bluffton Monastery – June 1, 2019
There is a need for some assistance again at the Holy Protection Monastery in Bluffton. We would like to send out a little work crew on June 1. Help is needed for gardening, some minor repairs, some fencing work, and moving chicken coops. Some strong young men are necessary and would be much appreciated! A sign-up list is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. The plan for the day is to arrive at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to stay for a service which lasts from 5-8 p.m. if they wish.
We will also do a food collection for the sisters on Sunday May 26 (one Sunday only). Needed items include: white, icing, berry, and brown sugars, salt, unbleached white flour, lentils, potatoes, onions, yams.
For more information please contact Rod Tkachuk @ 780-428-1593, email@example.com or Rod.Linda@hotmail.ca
New Church Building Fundraiser
After 30 years of serving in the lower B.C. mainland, Fr. Lawrence Farley and his parish of St. Herman's Orthodox Church in Langley are now beginning the process of building their very first church. The following link will give you a look at St. Herman’s building plans: http://www.saintherman.net/home/a-plan-to-build. On Sunday, June 9, we will be receiving a special offering during lunch hour to help support our sister parish in this historical endeavor.
EARLY BIRD CAMPER REGISTRATION IS HERE!!!
This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for... it's time to register your child for St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Summer Camp 2019!! And if you get your child's completed registration form in before June 23rd you will receive $25 off your camper registration fee!! Deadline for registrations is July 14th. Camp is open to anyone in grade 2-9 as of June 1, 2019. Forms are available on the display case in the Narthex, and completed forms can be sent to Fr. Daniel & Matushka Valerie Friesen (all their info is in the camper forms). Please reach out to Katherine Bessette, Fr. Vincent or Fr. Daniel if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you all this summer!
Purchasing Items for the Parish
Please don't purchase any items for our parish with the expectation of receiving a tax receipt or reimbursement, without first getting the blessing of Fr. Vincent to do so.
Lawn Mowing Season is Here!
A sign-up sheet for mowing the lawn is located on the bulletin board in the narthex. Please take time to put your name down to volunteer.
PLEASE NOTE: If using a gas or electric mower the City of Edmonton has asked us not to mow the lawn before 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays and before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
To assist Fr. Vincent in the blessing of the graves of your family members, please sign your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex.
It is traditional in the Orthodox Church to bless the graves of our loved ones during the Paschal season. As we bless the graves with Holy Water, we also pray that the Lord would have mercy on our loved ones, and grant them a place of brightness, a place of refreshment, and a place of rest, where all sickness, sighing, and sorrow have fled away. We also pray that God would forgive all the sins which they have committed in this life, and bestow upon them His bountiful love. What a wonderful way that we can still be a part of our loved one's lives, even after they after departed this life from us. Some people even take a lunch to the grave blessing with them, to share with their family at the grave after the grave blessing.
Grave Blessing Schedule:
Sunday, May 26
Westlawn @ 12:15 pm
Beechmount @ 1:00 pm
Saint Michael @ 2:00 pm
Evergreen @ 4:00 pm
If you have a loved one buried in a cemetery not listed on the schedule above or you are unable to be at the cemetery during the scheduled times, please let Fr. Vincent know.