March 14, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

Mon. 15: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Tues. 16:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 18: 6:00PM @ Infant Jesus

            Canon of Andrew of Crete

Fri. 19: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Akathistos Saturday

Health & well-being of Mary Rotunno on her 93rd Birthday from family

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

5th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. Mary of Egypt

+Helen Brill from Tillie & Elaine Chachko

Collection Report

Week of 3/7/2021

$               1575.00           Offertory

$                   71.00           Candles

$                   15.00           Holy Day

$                   20.00           Easter Flowers

$                   84.00           BCW

$                   20.00           Easter Vigil Lights

$                   20.00           Initial Offering

$                   55.26           Gas Royalties 

$                 795.00           Maintenance Fund

$               2655.26          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 48

On Line:15

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & 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.

BAPTISM:

Congratulations to Declan Anthony Sheehan who received Holy Mystery of Initiation this weekend. Declan is the son of Kyle & Rachel Sheehan and grandson of Mark & Nancy Stanko. May God bless Declan, his big brother Harrison and his beautiful family with health & happiness.

EASTER CANDY:

GCU Lodge 422 will be sponsoring Easter Candy Day on Palm Sunday March 28, 2021 for all children and altar servers of the parish. The Easter candy (bunnies) will be given out in the vestibule following Sunday liturgy. There is no need to sign up, all children and altar servers are welcomed.

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The GCU bowling that is scheduled for March 21, 2021 has been CANCELLED. We look forward to having it next year!!!!

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

Due to Easter, the next praying of the rosary by the Society will be on May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, before 9:00 am liturgy.

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 right Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Tillie Chachko. The left Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Monica Matteo from Greg & Paula Slemons

ST. JOHN CLIMACUS

Abbot of Sinai, so called “Climacus” from the title of his famous book, The Climax, or The Ladder of Perfection; also known as John Scholasticus. He was a Syrian or a Palestinian who started his eremitical life at sixteen, living for many years as a hermit on Sinai. He then went to Thale. Revered also as a scriptural scholar, he authored The Ladder of Perfection to provide a comprehensive treatise on the ideal of Christian perfection and the virtues and vices of the monastic life. Composed in thirty chapters, it was intended to correspond to the age of Christ at the time of his baptism by John the Baptist. John was elected abbot of the monks of Mt. Sinai at the age of seventy He died there on March 30.

“Confession is like a bridle that keeps the soul which reflects upon it from committing sin, but anything left unconfessed we continue to do without fear as if in the dark.” (John, p. 107)

“Lay bare your wound to the healer. Only through shame can you be freed from shame. Tell him and do not be ashamed: “This is my wound. Father, this is my injury. It happened because of my negligence and not from any other cause.” (John, p. 108)

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