March 7, 2021 Bulletin


Sat. 06: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            3rd All Souls Saturday

            +Mike Virostek Sr. from

Mike Virostek Jr. & Phyllis Virostek

Sun. 07: 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


Tues. 09:  8:30 am @ Infant


             Lenten Services

Wed. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 11: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

            Lenten Services

Fri. 12: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            4th All Souls Saturday

+Jake Markovith from Att. Mark Hanni

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

4th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. John Climacus

+Don Chachko from Tillie Chachko

Collection Report

Week of 2/28/2021

$               1470.00           Offertory

$                   41.00           Candles 

$                 280.00           Easter Flowers  

$                   75.00           Maintenance Fund

$               1866.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 20

Sunday: 51

On Line:16

ATTENTION PARISHIONERS: All bulletin announcements should be sent to Paula Slemons. Please call (330)799-5983 with any information to be put in the bulletin by Wednesday of that week. Thank you very much.


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.


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.


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!


The 2020 church financial statement is available on the table in the vestibule. Please take a report and if you have any questions please contact Fr. Michael or Greg Slemons @ (330)360-6465.


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.


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.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary candle is in memory of + Joseph Kollar from Karen and Kathy Kollar. The right Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Declan Anthony Sheehan from family.

Why Byzantines making sign of the cross touching right shoulder first.

The act of “Placing the cross on oneself” is a request for a blessing from God. We make if from right to left to mirror the actions of the priest when he blesses us. The priest, looking at the parishioners, blesses from left to right. Therefore, the parishioners, putting on the sign of the cross on themselves, do it from right to left.

Because the Lord separated the sheep from the goats, putting the faithful sheep on His right side, and the goats on the left, the Church always treats the right side as the preferred side. We only cross ourselves with our RIGHT hand. The priest, when blessing a person, first touches or points to their RIGHT side, then their left. Also the censing of the Holy Table in the Altar is always done from the RIGHT side first; censing of the Ikonostasis, the Congregation and of the Church itself always begins with the right side. The priest always gives communion with his RIGHT hand, even if he is left handed. There are other examples of this right side preference.

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