Parish Bulletin -December 16, 2018

Parish Bulletin -December 16, 2018

St. Michael the Archangel
Orthodox Church of America in Concord, CA

Saturday Vespers at 5 p.m.- confessions following
Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.- Confessions 9 – 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Bulletin – December 9, 2018


Monday, December 24th
FESTAL VESPERS at 5:00 p.m.
Confessions – 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and following Vespers

Tuesday, December 25th
DIVINE LITURGY at 10:00 a.m.


Welcome to all our parishioners and visitors this Sunday! If you are from visiting, please introduce yourself!

Monthly Short Panikhida – A short Panikhida will be served today and every 3rd Sunday of the month after the Divine Liturgy.

Canned Food for Fire Victims –We collected 32 bags of canned food!  Thank you all for your loving attention to the needs of our brothers and sisters!

St. Nicholas Feast – Much gratitude to Linda Rafeedie who coordinated last Sunday’s feast for the children!  Thanks to David for his magnificent role as the Saint! Thanks to all who brought food!

Christmas Tree Trimming – Sunday, December 23, after Liturgy we will trim the tree outside. Bring lights and some decoration. We’ll have hot cocoa, egg nog and sing Christmas Carols!



Words of Holy Men and Women
“I would like an abundance of peace.  I would like full vessels of charity.  I would like rich treasures of mercy.  I would like cheerfulness to preside over all.”
St. Brigid of Ireland (A.D.451-523)


Prayer of the Week
Before Thy, birth, O Lord, the angelic hosts looked with trembling on this mystery and were struck with wonder: for Thou who hast adorned the vault of heaven with stars hast been well pleased to be born as a babe; and Thou who holdest all the ends of the earth in the hollow of Thy hand art laid in a manger of dumb beasts. For by such a dispensation has Thy compassion been made known, O Christ, and Thy great mercy: glory to Thee.


Reader today is Stan Scioscia.  Reader for December 23 is Subdcn. Nicholas.
Agape fellowship today is Aziza Estevez.  Next Sunday, Dec. 23 is Stan Scioscia.

Fr. Peter Fermeglia –
P.O Box 728, Concord, CA 94522

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