SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE
Tone 4. The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise. St. Leo the Great, Pope of Rome (461). Ven Cosmas of Yakhromsk (1492). St. Agapitus the Confessor, Bishop of Synnada in Phrygia (4th c.). St. Flavian the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople (449-450).
Romans 13:11-14:4 (Epistle) Matthew 6:14-21 (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.
PARISH TITHING AND GIVING
(General budget income; does not include designated funds)
Amount received on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018: $5,986.40
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for February, 2018: $9,301.97
Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00
REMINDER TO COFFEE HOUR GROUPS
Please remember that as we enter Great Lent, our food must keep in line with the fasting guidelines of the Orthodox Church. Please refrain from including meat, fish, and dairy products (including eggs) for the parish meals. Shrimp is OK, and we will permit milk/cream for coffee. There are many great recipes available in our parish cookbook, and online. Please see Fr. Vincent if you have any questions.
Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers
Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers will take place at Saints Constantine & Elena Romanian Orthodox Church (9005 132 Avenue NW) February 25 at 6:00 p.m. Youth & Children are encouraged to bring their favourite icon & participate in the triumphal procession of icons during Great Vespers. Following Great Vespers stay and enjoy Christian hospitality & fellowship. Begin the Fast in the joyous company of our clergy and brethren-in-the-Faith!
Tax receipts for charitable donations are available!
If you have a mailbox in the church basement, you should find it there. If you don't and you attend St. Herman's regularly, then you should find it in mailboxes 99 (A to L) or 100 (M to Z). All others will be mailed out.
If you want to donate to St. Herman's anonymously but want a tax receipt as well, you can do that by donating through Canada Helps. There's a link on the parish website. When you set up the donation, there's a check box for people wanting the donation to be made anonymously to the church.
Men's Fellowship Night
Christ is in our midst! On the evening of Saturday, March 3, following Great Vespers, the men of our parish are invited to participate in a social gathering at a local coffee shop or tea house (location to be announced). Please join us for praying and singing together at Great Vespers at 6 PM, then some good fellowship time together afterwards. For more information, call or text Jeff Place @ 780.904.3559, or email email@example.com. Looking forward to this and the times together each month that we do this.
Starting on Thursday, March 1 (7-9 PM), and continuing for 8 weeks, Fr. Vincent will be leading another group study on the book “Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life” by Fr. Anthony Coniaris. This class is ideal not only for Orthodox who would like to deepen their understanding of their Orthodox Faith, but is also a great introduction to the Faith for any non-Orthodox who would like to understand a bit more about the Orthodox Church (what it believes and teaches, and why). It is also a catechism class for those wishing to become Orthodox. There will be a fee of $20 to cover the cost of your book (provided at the first meeting). Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. If you would like to take the class, please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board, or talk to Fr. Vincent.
15th Annual Orthodox Men's Retreat of St. John the Baptist
April 20 to April 22, 2018
Sanctum Retreat Centre
Theme: Do You Want to Die? Finding Life Through Christian Death
Guest Speaker: Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos
Information is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex or visit the website: http://www.orthodoxcalgary.ca/mensretreat