April 25, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              For the parishioners

Sun. 25: 9:00am @ Infant Jesus

               Sunday of the Paralytic

               Man

               +Helen Brill from

                Byzantine Social Club

Mon. 26: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                +Amy Wakeling from

                Laura Eby

Tues. 27: 8:30 am@ Infant Jesus

                 +Mary Halus from

                 +Edward Halus

Wed. 28: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 29: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                 +Frances D. DiFrischia

                 From Laura Eby

Fri. 30: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                 +Fr. Robert Halus from

                 +Edward Halus

Sat. May 1: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the Parishioners

Sat. 02: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Sunday of the Samaritan

Woman

            Living & Deceased members

            Of the Altar Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 4/18/2021

$               1480.00           Offertory

$                   85.00           Holy Day

$                   59.00           Candles

$                 100.00           Easter Offering

$               1824.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

 Saturday: 21

 Sunday: 50

 On Line: 9

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.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to Jaden Rivera on receiving his Eagle Scout Badge. Your hard work and dedication have paid off. May God continue to bless you.

ROSARY:

Praying of the rosary by the Altar Rosary Society will be Sunday May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, prior to 9:00 am Liturgy. All parishioners are invited to join.

HELPING HANDS:

Helping Hands Day is sponsored by GCU Lodge 442. The Spring clean up and landscaping project will be held on Saturday May 8, 2021 from 9:00 am -12:00 (noon) at Infant Jesus Church grounds in Boardman.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00 (noon) helping hands will be at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery on Hyatt Street in Campbell.

All parishioners, friends, and families are invited to join for this project. The more volunteer “helping hands” we have, the more we can do to beautify our church grounds and St. Nicholas Cemetery for the Spring and Summer seasons.

There will be a light lunch provided at Infant Jesus and beverages and snacks at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. For the week of April 18-24, the right Sanctuary candle was for special intentions of Tillie Chachko.  It was inadvertently omitted. The left Sanctuary candle this week is for +Monica Matteo from Greg and Paula Slemons.

Inner meaning

John 5:1-9 (continued) certain scholars think this passage is an allegory. The man stands for the people of Israel. The five porches stand for the five books of the law. In the porches the people lay ill. The law could show a man his sin, but could never mend it; the law could uncover a man’s weakness, but could never cure it. The law, like the porches, sheltered the sick soul but could never heal it. The thirty-eight years stand for the thirty- eight years in which the Jews wandered in the desert before they entered the promised land; or for the number of the centuries men had been waiting for the Messiah. The stirring of the waters stands for baptism. In point of fact in early Christian art a man is often depicted as rising from the baptismal waters carrying a bed upon his back. It may well be that it is now possible to read all these meanings into this story; but it is highly unlikely that John wrote it as an allegory. It has the vivid stamp of factual truth. But we do well to remember that any Bible story has in it far more than fact. There are always deeper truths below the surface and even the simple stories are meant to leave us face to face with eternal things.

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