february 28, 2021 bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              2nd All Souls Saturday

               +Thomas Urdea from family

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             2nd Sunday of the Great Fast

             For the Parishioners

Mon. March 1: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Tues.2:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 3: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 4: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

              Lenten Services

Fri. 5: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

              Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

              For the Living & Deceased

              Members of the Sacred Heart

              Society

Sat. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              3rd All Souls Saturday

               +Mike Virostek Sr. from

                Mike Virostek Jr. & Phyllis

                Virostek

Sun. 7: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             3rd Sunday of the Great Fast

             Veneration of the Cross

             For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar Rosary

             Society

Collection Report

Week of 2/21/2021

$               1233.00           Offertory

$                   22.00           Candles 

$                   20.00           Easter Flowers  

$                   10.00           Maintenance Fund

$               1285.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 38

On Line:16

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & Bob Jonda all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The Youngstown Area GCU Junior Bowling Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 for all boys & girls ages 5-18 who attend a Byzantine Church. It will be held at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road Boardman, OH. Sign in is at 12:30 pm and bowling starts at 1:00pm sharp. There is no-cost bowling, plus food, prizes, and fun! Social distancing and state guidelines will be followed. Please mail in or call (330) 755-6243. Deadline for entries is Saturday March 15th.

ECF REMINDER:

ECF classes have begun again for the second half for all school age children ON LINE @ 6:00 pm. Please see Fr. Michael or call the church for more details.

ALL SOULS SATURDAY:

Reminder, for all those who have not yet sent their Hramoty request to Fr. Michael, Third All Souls Saturday will be March 6th.

ETHNIC FOOD & BAKE SALE:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2140 Highland Rad, Hermitage, Pa. is holding a Lenten Ethnic Food Sale on Wednesday, March 16 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. PRE-ORDERS ONLY. 1 dozen potato/cheese pierohi-$8.00 (frozen);

1 dozen sauerkraut-$8.00 (frozen); 1 quart fresh haluski-$8.00. Call Bill @ (724)-962-4618 or Christine @ (724) 866-0058 to place your order. NO WALK-INS!! Check out the bake sale also!

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary candle is in memory of + Cindy Martz from Mary Lou Kasper. The right Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Angel Perez from Greg & Paula Slemons

Gregory Palamas

What is most important about St. Gregory Palamas is not the details of his life but his clear explanation of the Faith: the teaching about God’s vision for our lives. Gregory taught that we cannot experience God through education, philosophy, intellectual discussion and debates. God is a person with whom we are to be in a relationship, not a topic to be discussed or facts to memorize. He taught that God desires us to know Him, to experience Him, to share His life, to become one with Him. Even today, there exists a tendency in some non-Catholic Churches to focus on knowing about God and these churches resemble lecture halls in which pastors deliver lengthy sermons which are the focus of the Sunday worship. The center of these churches is a man in a pulpit rather than the presence of God on the holy altar. The emphasis seems to be learning about God more than experiencing God. Gregory studied the Holy Scriptures, read the early Church Fathers and learned from his own experience on Mount Athos that it was possible to know and experience God in this life. This is what our Lord prayed for in His final prayer before His passion and death, that we share His life and become one with Him:

May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, so also may they be in Us. (John 17:21)

The Holy Apostle Peter says we are destined and called to “partake of the divine nature”. (2 Peter 1:4)

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