Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church
Fr. Richard Janowicz, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
John Patterson, Deacon
Cantor: Joe Escobar
704 Aspen Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477
Nativity Parish is an Eastern Catholic parish which celebrates the Byzantine Liturgy of
St. John Chrysostom.
"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
Divine Liturgy is at 10 a.m. every Sunday Confessions before and after any service For directions to Nativity
But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
Therefore, it says:
“He ascended on high and took prisoners captive;
he gave gifts to men.”
What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended into the lower regions of the earth?
The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,
to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ.
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17
When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.
He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,
that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled:
“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
the people who sit in darkness
have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death
light has arisen.”
From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Bible Study - 7:30 pm
Gospel of Matthew with Carl Olson
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 am
Bible Study after Liturgy
Acts of the Apostles with Father Richard
Thirty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am
Epistle: 1st Timothy 1:15-17
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners. Of these I am the foremost.
But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might
display all his patience as an example for those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life.
To the king of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
Now as he approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”
The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!”
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
“What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”
Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”
He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.