ST JOHN THE Confession:
AT THE DIVINE LITURGY
Antiphon: Through the prayers of the Mother of God, O Savior save us.
Available before or after any service, or
BAPTIST by appointment. - The Lord has made known his ways to Moses, and his will to Israel’s children.
Melkite Greek Catholic Please contact the pastor in advance to
Church arrange for the required instructions. - He deals not with us as our sins demand, nor does He repay our evil deeds.
200 E. North Ave., Northlake,
A notice of at least 6 months should be Troparion of the Resurrection (5th Tone): Let us O Faithful praise and worship the Word
given to the pastor, before the proposed coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For He has
wedding date to arrange for the required
DIVINE LITURGY AT 11:00 AM
interview and instructions. willed to be lifted in the flesh upon the Cross, and to endure death, and to raise the dead by
(Español Liturgia 9:00 AM) his glorious Resurrection.
Communion of the sick:
Rt. Rev. Fouad Sayegh: Sick parishioners may receive the Holy
Tel: (708) 938 5804 Fax: (708) 938 5807 Communion at home. Please advise the
Office: (708) 492 0391 pastor whenever this sacrament is
Church/Hall Phone: (708) 562 7050 needed.
Troparion of the patron of the church (4th Tone) O Prophet and … (DLB p.27)
email@example.com Anointing the sick:
Rt. Rev. Angel Marzal: (708) 339 3139 Please contact the pastor at any time for Kondakion: O never failing Protectress of Christians and their ever present intercessor
ArchDn. Elias Sahyouni: (847) 674 8564 this mystery. before the Creator, despise not the petitions of us sinners, but in your goodness extend
ProtoDn. Antoine Shehata: (847) 705-5935 your help to us who call upon you with confidence. Hasten, O Mother of God, to intercede
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for us, for you have always protected those who honor you.
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The Church is the Holy House of God:
Please do not speak with each other, be appropriately dressed, sit properly Epistle:
and dispose of any chewing gum before entering the church. Prokimenon:You, O Lord, will keep us and preserve us always from this generation.
A Warm Welcome to all visitors who worship with us today. Please join us at the Save me, O Lord, for there is no longer any holy man,
Coffee Hour in the hall after Divine Liturgy; introduce yourself and let us get to know for truthfulness has vanished from among the children of men.
Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans (12: 6-14)
BRETHREN, we have gifts differing according to the grace that has been given us, such
Weekly Bulletin Announcements: Please notify the Church Office (708/492-0391), as prophecy to be used according to the degree of faith, or ministry in ministering, or
latest by Tuesday evening, for any announcements in the Bulletin or if you wish to instruction in teaching, or exhortation in encouraging, or almsgiving in being generous
mention someone in the Intentions Section. with simplicity, or leadership in leading with discretion, or works of mercy in performing
them joyfully. Let love be without pretense. Hate what is evil. Hold to what is good. Love
June 22nd, 2008: 6th Sunday of Pentecost one another with fraternal charity, being the first to honor the other. Be not slothful in
2002 22 zeal; be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope. Be patient in tribulations,
persevering in prayer. Relieve the saints’ needs, practicing hospitality. Bless those who
Our Theme For This New Liturgical Year (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31) persecute you: bless, and do not curse!
Hand In Hand We Will Build Our Community - Your favor, O Lord, I will sing forever; from generation to generation, my mouth will
proclaim your faithfulness.
Please take this BULLETIN home with you, read it carefully with your family and - For You have said, “My kindness is established forever.” In heaven You have confirmed
pass it on to someone who did not come to Church today. Thank you. your faithfulness.
Basel George Alcheikh (Connant High School), Rana
George Alcheikh (Keller Junior High), Mariana Hani Tadros
(Lemont High School), Ramzey Sam Shehadeh (Whitney
21 6 21 Young Magnet High School),Fuad Ghassan Rafidi (Oak
Forest High School), Elias Ghassan Rafidi (Jack Hill Middle
Scool), Fuad Fadi Rafidi (Drauden Point Middle School),
Christine Tony Deek (Wheeler High School-Valdictorian),
Elias Nicola Yanaki (MBA University of Chicago), Esis
Nicola Yanaki (MA Education, Roosevelt University),
Mark Maurice Hanna (Lincoln Technical Institute), Sally
Tony Nahhas (Lincoln Hall), Mussel Kamel Shehadeh
Congratulation to our Elected New PAC Members: Pierre Azar, Bashar Zayadeen,
Gospel (Mt 9: 1-8): Healing of a Paralytic at Capernaum Fahim Shadid, Inaam Bicharat, Maha Noujeime, Joann Fakhoury and Ibrahim Souri.
At that time getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over and came to his own town. And behold,
they brought to him a paralytic lying on a pallet. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the
paralytic, “Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven you.” And behold, some of the Scribes Upcoming Commemorations:
said within themselves, “This man blasphemes.” And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Monday, June 23: Visitation of the Theotokos to her Cousin
“Why do you harbor evil thoughts in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are Elizabeth (.)عيد زيارة سيدتنا والدة اإلله لنسيبتها إليصابات
forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has Tuesday, June 23: Nativity of the Prophet and Forerunner John the
power on earth to forgive sins” then he said to the paralytic “Arise, take up your pallet and go Baptist (.)مولد النبي الكريم السابق المجيد يوحنا المعمدان
to your house.” And he arose, and went away to his house. But when the crowds saw it, they Sunday, June 29: Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Apostles Peter &
were struck with fear, and glorified God who had given such power to men. Paul (.)تذكار القديسين المجيدين والرسولين الزعيمين بطرس وبولس الجديرين بكل مديح
8 2 9
June 29-July 3: The National N.A.M.Y. Conference will take
place at the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcaia Park, San
Diego, CA. You can visit their website at www.sandiego.edu.
July 2-6: 44th Annual Melkite Convention, San Diego, CA – hosted by St. Jacob
Melkite Mission; theme: “Glorify God with Faith, Hope and Love”.
If you are planning to attend the convention, please let Fr Fouad and Inaam Bisharat
know, so we can do something together, and appoint delegates from our attending
St. John’s Announcements Parishioners to the General Assembly.
Congratulation to our Graduates 2008: “Church without youth is a church without a Book Club: THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
future, Youth without Church are youth without future.” (Patriarch Gregorios III). Theology of the Body Explained (Revised), A
Commentary on John Paul II’s: “Man and Woman
He Created Them”. By Christopher West:
Christopher West illuminates John Paul II’s theology of We make the sign of the cross - first, to put us in mind of the Blessed Trinity; and secondly, to remind us
the body in this revised and expanded edition of his that God the Son dies for us on the Cross.
Theology of the Body Explained (2003). This revised HOW MANY KINDS OF CATHOLICS ARE THERE BESIDES ROMAN CATHOLICS?
edition incorporates all of the changes discovered by In addition to the Roman Catholics, there are also Eastern Catholics who are linked with the Church of the
Michael Waldstein’s outstanding translation of His West under the leadership of the Pope. The Churches of the East and West, said Vatican Council II,
Holiness Pope John Paul II’s catechesis: Man and “although they differ somewhat among themselves in what are called rites (that is, in liturgy, ecclesiastical
Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body, discipline, and spiritual heritage) are, nevertheless, equally entrusted to the spiritual guidance of the Roman
Pontiff, the divinely appointed Successor of St. Peter in supreme governance over the universal Church”
including the newly discovered addresses on the Song (Decree on Eastern Catholic Churches, n. 3).
of Songs, Tobit, and Ephesians unfolded here for the Usually the Eastern Catholic Churches are grouped into the following traditions:
first time. ALEXANDRIAN: Coptic Catholic Church; Ethiopian Catholic Church.
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Church; and Byzantine Churches which are: Italo-Albanian Catholic Church; Bulgarian Catholic Church;
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Churhc; Melkite Catholic Church, Romanian Catholic Church; Russian Catholic Church; Ruthenian
FATHER MARZAL’S BULLETIN Catholic Church; Slovak Catholic Church, and Ukrainian Catholic Church.
THE PARABLES OF JESUS Of course, in the Western tradition or ROMAN (or Latin ) rite: we have the Ambrosian rite; the Mozarabic
“I will open my mouth in parables. I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world” (Mt 13: 35) rite; and the Roman rite ( which the most world-wide spread).
MASTER AND SERVANT. “Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him
when he has come in from the field. ‘Come at once and sit down at table’? Will he not rather say to him, ON THE DIVINE LITURGY
‘Prepare supper for me and gird yourself and serve me, tell I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and After the Holy Gifts have been transferred to the small table inside the sanctuary, the deacon or priest begins
drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have only done a litany in which he calls upon the people to express their gratitude towards God: “Stand up. Now that we
all that is commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants we have only done what was our duty.’” (Lk 17: 7- have received the divine, holy, spotless, immortal, heavenly, life-giving, awesome mysteries of Christ, let us
10). give worthy thanks to the Lord”.
The context shows that Jesus addressed this parable to his disciples. Probably we should not overestimate the Characteristic of this prayer are the epithets applied to the Holy Gifts: “divine” because they contain God
poverty of Jesus’ followers and underestimate the number of households of only modest income who were able and make us partakers of His life; “holy” because they sanctify us; “spotless” or most pure, because they
to have one slave (and the parable gives no indication of more than one). The family of Zebedee and his sons purify the soul; “immortal” for “this is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that if any man eat of it,
had at least two servants (Mk 1:20). More importantly, the disciples need not even had slaves to appreciate the he may not die”; “life-giving” because Holy Communion sustains our spiritual life; “heavenly” because this
force of the illustration. They would have been well enough acquainted with the practice, even if only second- bread, like the manna of the Old Testament, came down from heaven; and finally “awesome”, for whoever
hand, to appreciate its relevance. receives the Holy Sacrament unworthily commits the grave sin of sacrilege.
We love to claim our rights! But who can satisfy the claims of love? Jesus used this parable of the dutiful
servant to explain that we can never put God in our debt or make the claim that God owes us something. We THE MENU
must regard ourselves as God’s servants, just as Jesus came “not to be served, but to serve”. True love is A priest was looking at a beautiful young lady member of the parish.
sacrificial, generous and boundless. God honors the faithful servant who loves generously. He is ever ready to “Father, you surprise me”, said an older parishioner.
work through us and in us for his glory. We must remember, however, that God can never be indebted to us. “Just because I‘m on a diet doesn‘t mean I can‘t look at the menu“.
We have no claim on him. His love compels us to give him our best! And when we have done our best, we End of Fr Marzal’s Bulletin
have simply done our duty. We can never outdo God.
Jesus is highlighting the need for disciples to renounce any claim they might try to make on God’s grace. The
parable does not deny that God will not reward his people; but it stresses that an individual’s relationship with Attending Liturgy while away: Hopefully, you will keep in mind the Obligation for
God is not a matter of earning or deserving, still less of bargaining, but all of grace. The precious truths of Sunday Liturgy. If your travel plans are for a city that has another Melkite Parish or any
God’s sovereignty and grace apply to all Christians. They can be summarized as follows (1) God retains the Catholic parish, you may find their schedules at www.masstimes.org
right to command his followers to live however he chooses. (2) God’s people should never presume that their
obedience to his commands has earned them his favor.
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