FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Tone 1. St Mary of Egypt. Hieromartyr Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, Martyr Cyril the Deacon, of Heliopolis, and others who suffered under Julian the Apostate (ca. 364). Ven. John, Anchorite, of Egypt (4th c.). St. Eustathius the Confessor, Bishop of Bithynia (9th c.).
Hebrews 9:11-14 (Epistle) Mark 10:32-45 (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.
Over the past year, many of us have received great blessings from God. Today, Sunday, March 29, there will be a brief service of Thanksgiving following the Divine Liturgy. If you would like to have your name mentioned in this service, as one who is offering special thanks to the Lord, please let Fr. Vincent know.
*Parish Semi-Annual Meeting – TODAY, Sunday March 29
May God grant many years to the newly Chrismated servants of God, Michael Hancock, Sheri (Xenia) Buhler, and Jackie (Elena) Pearson.
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
At the recent meeting of the Holy Synod, His Grace Bishop Irenee was elevated to the rank of Archbishop. Axios to His Eminence, Archbishop Irenee, Archbishop of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Canada!
Church Pre-Pascha Clean-up
This Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st there will be a Pre-Pascha General Clean-up of the church building.
A list of duties is posted on the Narthex bulletin board so that volunteers may sign up for the duties that they are able to assist with. The work bees will start at 9:00 am on each of the days of the clean-up.
The Holy Unction service will be served at our parish on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend this healing service, to be prayed for and anointed with Holy Oil.
Toy Corner Clean-up
A toy corner clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 4 at 1 pm. Parents are encouraged to help clean as all children play in the toy area. For further information, please contact Kristina Place.
Palm Leaf Crosses and Appeal for Pussy Willows
Would you like to learn how to make a cross from a palm leaf? Beginning at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4, in the church hall Hani will be instructing those who would like to make palm leaf crosses to go with pussy willows that are handed out on Palm Sunday. Anyone who would like to bring pussy willows should have them at the church before 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4.
Two or three extra helpers are needed to help dye a large number of eggs red, in preparation for the Pascha service. This will take place on the afternoon of Great and Holy Friday, April 10. If you can help, please let Anita Navarro or Donna Petasky know.
Immediately following Paschal Vespers, Sunday April12, there will be a Paschal Party for anyone and everyone that would like to come and celebrate at the home of Deacon Jesse and Matushka Roxanne – 7240 190 Street. We will have food and drinks, and everyone is welcome to bring their favorite dishes and desserts. Feel free to bring games, instruments, and other activities if you wish. We hope to see you all there!
Habitat for Humanity Build
Save the date: July 4 is the date for our annual Habitat for Humanity build. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to participate - we want to have a full team out this year! More information will be forthcoming closer to the time.
While it is not required that Orthodox Christians of this parish go to Confession each week prior to partaking of Holy Communion, it is important that we go to Confession on a regular basis throughout the year, and most especially just before Pascha. These are the times that Fr. Vincent has made available for Confessions to be heard: Saturday evenings before and after Great Vespers (5:30 PM being the best time); Sunday mornings at 9:00 am (prior to Divine Liturgy), as time permits. Because of Fr. Vincent's other obligations on Sunday mornings (before the Liturgy), the best time for Confession is Saturday evening. Feel free to also contact Fr. Vincent to make arrangements to have your Confession heard during the week.