FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Tone 1. The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. St Mary of Egypt.
Hebrews 9:11-14 (Epistle) Mark 10:32-45 (Gospel)
Hebrews 2:11-18 (Epistle, Theotokos) Luke 1:24-38 (Gospel, Theotokos)
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.
PARISH TITHING AND GIVING
(General budget income; does not include designated funds)
Amount received on Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018: $2,861.70
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for March, 2018: $16,004.73
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
Parish Semi-Annual Meeting – TODAY! Sunday, March 25 During Lunch Hour
Last Sunday's Hunger Lunch raised $490 for the breakfast club at Jasper Place High School. We would like to thank the parish for their generosity – the donation will be greatly appreciated! If anyone would like to still add a financial donation to this program please see one of the social action committee. Thank you all for your big hearts!
- Social Action Committee
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It is time again for our annual St. Peter The Aleut Summer Camp Fundraiser. Bonnie Zaworski will be available during coffee hour today, Sunday, March 25 and next Sunday, April 1 to collect your orders. If you would like to have your sausage by Pascha please place your order today.
Jasper Place High School Breakfast Club
The collection box for Jasper Place High School Breakfast Club will be in the narthex until Palm Sunday. As always, donations of healthy cereal, juice boxes, granola bars and fruit cups are very welcome. If you would like to donate a grocery card to this program, please see Louise Fairley, Melanie Samaroden, or Rod Tkachuk.
There are two groups looking for volunteer help: the Christian Care Centre is a local drop-in centre where St. Herman's volunteers help out on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Lil Trefan if you would like to know more. The other group needing help is the Food Bank. Our volunteers help distribute hampers on Friday night - about a 1 1/2 hr. commitment every 6 or 7 weeks. Please speak to Rod Tkachuk if you would like to volunteer.
Great Lent is a traditionally a time when Orthodox Christians, in the spirit of repentance, make an extra effort to go to the Sacrament of Confession. Although many people like to have the Priest hear their Confession on Sunday morning before Divine Liturgy, this is not always possible in our parish because of the responsibilities of the Priest before the Liturgy begins. The best time is before or after Great Vespers each Saturday evening. If there is a second Priest serving, then Confessions can be heard Sunday morning, and during Great Vespers. You may also book a time for Confession during the week.
Parish Clean-up Sessions
Please save the dates of Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31, 2018 on your calendars as a major clean-up of the church building is being organized. A list of duties for volunteers to sign up for is posted on the Narthex bulletin board. The work bees will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
St. Athanasius Seminar – Calgary, May 14-18, 2018
Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church is sponsoring a week-long seminar with the V. Rev. Dr. John Behr, a leading scholar of early Christian theology. Students will study the development of Christian theology in the crucial period leading up to the Council of Nicaea.
Option 1: Seminar: Cost: $250.00 including daily lunch and morning coffee.
Option 2: Seminar and accommodation $370 - $500.00, including daily lunch, morning coffee and residence style accommodation on the Ambrose University campus from Sunday through Friday.
Note: After April 1, add $50.00 late fee.
Brochures are located on the candle stand in the narthex. To register, please visit: www.saintpeter.ca or contact Fr.Phillip@saintpeter.ca.