Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church
Fr. Richard Janowicz, Pastor email@example.com
John Patterson, Deacon
704 Aspen Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477
"We believe that the venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches
is an integral part of the heritage of Christ's Church . . .
the first need for Catholics is to be familiar with that tradition..."
- Pope John Paul II, Orientale Lumen, "Light of the East" (1995)
"That the Eastern Catholic Churches and their
venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a spiritual treasure for the whole Church."
- Pope Benedict XVI, Prayer Intention for November 2011
Nativity Parish is an Eastern Catholic parish which celebrates the Byzantine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
Divine Liturgy is at 10 a.m. every Sunday Confessions before and after any service For directions to Nativity click here
But God, being rich in faithful love, through the great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead in our sins, brought us to life with Christ—it is through grace that you have been
saved—and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus.
This was to show for all ages to come, through his goodness towards us in Christ Jesus, how extraordinarily rich he is in grace.
Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God;
not by anything that you have done, so that nobody can claim the credit.
We are God's work of art, created in Christ Jesus for the good works which God has already designated to make up our way of life.
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
And now a lawyer stood up and, to test him, asked, 'Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?'
He said to him, 'What is written in the Law? What is your reading of it?'
He replied, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.'
Jesus said to him, 'You have answered right, do this and life is yours.'
But the man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbour?'
In answer Jesus said, 'A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of bandits; they stripped him, beat him and then made off, leaving him half dead.
Now a priest happened to be travelling down the same road, but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
In the same way a Levite who came to the place saw him, and passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan traveller who came on him was moved with compassion when he saw him.
He went up to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. He then lifted him onto his own mount and took him to an inn and looked after him.
Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper and said, "Look after him, and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have."
Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell into the bandits' hands?'
He replied, 'The one who showed pity towards him.' Jesus said to him, 'Go, and do the same yourself.'
The Gospel of Luke with Carl Olson - 7:30 pm
Phillip's Fast Begins
The 40-day fasting period in preparation for Christmas
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am
Epistle: Ephesians 2:14-22
For he is the peace between us, and has made the two into one entity and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart, by destroying in his own person the hostility,
that is, the Law of commandments with its decrees. His purpose in this was, by restoring peace, to create a single New Man out of the two of them,
and through the cross, to reconcile them both to God in one Body; in his own person he killed the hostility.
He came to bring the good news of peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
Through him, then, we both in the one Spirit have free access to the Father.
So you are no longer aliens or foreign visitors; you are fellow-citizens with the holy people of God and part of God's household.
You are built upon the foundations of the apostles and prophets, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone.
Every structure knit together in him grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
and you too, in him, are being built up into a dwelling-place of God in the Spirit.
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21
Then Jesus told them a parable, 'There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from his land,
thought to himself, "What am I to do? I have not enough room to store my crops."
Then he said, "This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods in them,
and I will say to my soul: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come; take things easy, eat, drink, have a good time."
But God said to him, "Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?"
So it is when someone stores up treasure for himself instead of becoming rich in the sight of God.'