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St. Marks Armenian Catholic Church – Sunday E Bulletin for April 7, 2013
Today is New Sunday (Nor Kirak). Easter Sunday is followed by a period of fifty days (Hinoonk). This period from the Resurrection to Pentecost (Hogegaloost) is dedicated to the glorification of the Resurrection. The first day of the week through Christ’s resurrection became consecrated and Sunday became a dominical day. Our readings are Acts 5:34-6:7 and John 1:1-7
During today’s Badarak please pray for the soul of Joseph Michael Jamack .
Terri Gaspar has requested the Hokehandkisd this morning.
Badaraks during the week are:
Monday For the souls in Purgatory / req. by the Mazzone family
Tuesday for the soul of George Dallanian / req. by Linda Dallanian
Wednesday for the soul of Alice Zeibari
Thursday For the soul of Elizabeth Polisi
Friday For the soul of Zaven Davidian / req. by Noel Zeibari
Saturday For the intention of Tom Shabely / req. by Edel Finnegan
Sunday Open Intention
Prayer list – please remember in your prayers, all the deceased of the parish, and all those who are ill at home, in hospitals or in nursing homes. Please contact Father or the Parish Office to add a name. Names will be deleted from the list after three weeks. Please remember in your prayers, Mike & Liz Scutti, Karl Kalfaian, Paul Mirzayan, Mary Vendittelli, Bedros Minasian and Harry Jeinter (Sona Zarzatian)
Your prayers are especially; asked for Rev. Michel Kayyal, an Armenian Catholic priest who was kidnapped on February 9, in Aleppo, Syria, pray for his freedom and for all those who are suffering in Syria.
Sanctuary Lamp I & II – In memory of Gary Bezdikian / req. by the Ghazarian family
Altar Candles – In memory of Simon & Leonie Garabedian / req. by the Garabedian family
Holy Cross – In memory of Joseph Vosbikian / req. by Vicky, John & Noelle, & Rosemary Vosbikian
Bl. Mother Candles – In Memory of Elize Zerounian / req. by the Zerounian Family
O L of Perp. Help – In memory of Simon & Leonie Garabedian / req. by the Garabedian family
Sacred Heart Candles – In memory of Joseph Michael Jamack / req. by Terri Gaspar
Bread & Wine – In Naomi & Peter Rustigian and Norma & Gerard Karagheusian / req. by Naz Sookiasian
Attendance for last Sunday – 148 / Attendance last Year – 148
Apr 9 Parish Council meeting at 7 PM
Apr 24 Genocide Commemoration – St. Sahag at 7 PM
Apr 27 Genocide Walk 1 PM See flyer for info
May 4 First Communion
May 10 Mother’s Day Eve Dinner (As of the P C meeting – will be changed to Friday, May 9th)
Men’s Club – Our thanks to the Men’s Club for the great hoagies and the opportunity for some great conversations and games. We look forward to the next event.
Flowers – Our thanks to Joe & Sona Hoplamazian for donating the Easter flowers for Holy Week & Easter and the center pieces for our brunch this morning.
House Blessings – Father Mikael would be pleased to bless your home during this Easter season. Please contact Father to make your appointment.
Old palm – Blessed palms are considered sacramentals. To dispose of last year’s palms please bury or burn them. Do not throw them away with your household refuse. If you cannot burn or bury your palms, please bring them to church and place them in the marked containers.
Monthly Financials – For the month of March, our ordinary income was $4,226.00, while our ordinary expenses were $8,618.00. This gave us a deficit of $4,392.00, which was covered by the Easter Collection ($4,130) and Memorial donations ($920).
The GOOD NEWS is that for the current fiscal year, our weekly contributions have risen by some $7,500. Thank you to all who have increased their weekly contributions, have their check come automatically from their checking account or have their contributions come directly from their paycheck. Be consistent with your contributions to better help us plan – an easy way to accomplish this is by signing up for electronic giving through your bank.
Maintenance Fund – The monthly donation for the Maintenance Fund is $20.00. The Fund covers the major maintenance items. If you have any questions on the amount you owe, please contact the office. As always, thank you for your support.
Koffee Klutch – Is your family celebrating a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, retirement, etc. , why not share this happy occasion with your church family by hosting the Coffee Hour following Badarak?
ST. MARKS IS GETTING SOCIAL!
St. Marks Parish is now on Facebook! Please stay connected with us and informed on parish events by “liking” our page.
Visitation of the Sick – If you or someone in your family is HOMEBOUND due to illness, disability, or advanced age, please call Father Mikael so arrangements can be made to bring Holy Communion. In addition, please let Father know when someone is in the hospital.
Newsletter – We are looking for sponsors for our bi-monthly Newsletter to underwrite the cost of the printing & mailing. This can be offered in memory of a loved one, or for a happy event. We are also looking for page donors ($40 per page). We will also accept donations for listing your business Cards. Please see Patrick for further details.
2012 Contributions Statements – have been mailed out to the parish. If you do not receive a statement and you should, please notify Father Mikael. All parishioners are urged to use their envelopes, which are mailed to them. If you do not receive envelopes on a monthly basis, please see Patrick. It is to our benefit and is a good audit procedure for the parish office for you to use your envelopes.
Weekend of 6/13 – 15 – The U S Open will be held at the Merion Golf Club, this week. Those coming to church from the West, may hit traffic &/or congestion due to this event. You may want to consider an alternate route rather than Haverford Ave. (Eagle Rd or Lancaster Ave).
Stewardship – is a word for how we all contribute to the work done at, through, and by St. Mark. It is how we support the priorities and objectives that the church community has set. Our Church’s work is funded completely through the donations of parishioners and their fund-raising efforts.
“Remember the Sabbath day and
keep it holy.” ~Exodus 20:8
Remember your church in your will:
Many members and friends have been blessed and want to give generously to the Lord, but have concerns about health, outliving their resources, etc. One good way to give back to God while balancing our earthbound concerns is to remember the church in your will. For example, some faithful folks tithe
10% (or more) of their estate to the church. After our worldly cares are over, what a wonderful legacy to our faith!
Membership info update – Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved or are you preparing to move soon? Do you have children no longer living at home? Have a new e-mail address? Have you received our recent emails?
Please help us keep our records current by contacting the office at 610.896.7789
Parish Outreach – There is nothing worse than an empty belly. There is nothing more senseless in this land of plenty than hunger. Please help our parish provide for those less fortunate. The list is simple. The need is great. Please help by bringing a food donation next Sunday. Please bring your can goods to the container in the church hall.
Sacred Heart of Jesus – Jesus has promised a special gift for those who are devoted to his Sacred Heart, including his promise that the person will not face death unprepared and will have the chance to confess and have Jesus in his heart, at that time. His requested devotion with the essential prayers and acts, including the “First Friday” and Nine consecutive months promises, with the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion and along with Badarak is offered on every first Friday of the month, the next 1st Friday will be May 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm.