Parish announcements this week

The newly formed Facilities Maintenance Team of St. Michael’s schedules of work sessions for the entire year so that plans can be developed for doing all the projects and arrangements made for the purchase of required supplies and equipment. The usual time frame for the work sessions will run from 6:30 to about 9:30 p.m. All parishioners are invited to be a part of the team. Call Fr. Iura with your contact information.

Awakenings —Adult Faith Formation: “Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad” (Psalms 34: 3).

Humankind – in the Image and Likeness of God: In accordance with God’s eternal plan, the divinization of human beings is possible. It is possible because of the incarnation of God’s Son, through which we receive the gift of becoming partakers in the nature of God (see 2 Pt 1:4) as gods by grace, and attain to eternal life, “We have not been made gods from the beginning, but at first merely human beings, then finally gods; for God has adopted this course out of his pure benevolence, that no one may impute to him invidiousness or grudgingness [i.e. envy or reluctance].” It is precisely because God has loved us that he desires for us to become like him: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48; see 1 Pt 1:16). (Christ Our Pascha, 127)