November 14, 2021 Bulletin

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              +Thomas & +Kay Urdea

              From family

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             25thSunday after Pentecost

             +Irene & +Robert O’Shelski

             from Mary Beth Hayer,

             Janice & David Hartzell

Mon. 15: NO LITURGY

             +Sophie & Victor “Vito”

Tues. 16: 8:15 am @ Infant Jesus

             Health & well-being of

             Mark & Annamarie Jonda

             on their 25th Anniversary

             from family

Wed. 17: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 18: 8:15 am @ Infant Jesus

              Dr. Danica Vasilchek from

              Mickey Vasilchek

Fri. 19:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Paul Swantek from

              Andrew & Theresa

              Swantek

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             26thSunday after Pentecost

             Entrance of the Theotokos

             + Helen Brill from family

Collection Report

Week of 11/7/2021

$               1716.00           Offertory

$                 115.00           Holy day

$                 142.00           BCW

$                 175.00           Catholic Charities

$                 130.36           Gas Royalties

$                   25.00           Thanksgiving

$                 362.00           Maintenance fund

$                   40.00           Candles

$               2705.36          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

 Saturday: 30

 Sunday: 50

 On Line: 7

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty all at home. Bernie Litwin-Inn at Poland Way, Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & 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:

GCU Lodge 442 Community Project for 2021 will the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. All parishioners are welcome to participate. All non-perishable food items are welcomed. Most needed items: cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit, dry pasta, canned soup, tuna fish and macaroni & cheese. GCU Lodge 442 is matching all donations and the collection runs through the end of November.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS:

We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, December 4th @ 9:00 am. All parishioners are welcomed to help prepare our church for the Christmas season.  Lunch will be provided.

CHILDREN CHRISTMAS DAY:

Infant Jesus of Prague Parish/St. Peter & Paul Church is holding a

Children’s Christmas Present Day on Sunday, December 12th following

9:00 am liturgy. Presents and a treat bag will be given out in the side atrium. Children will need to sign up in the vestibule by Sunday, December 5th. All ECF students and parish children ages 14 and under are invited to sign up. This event is sponsored by GCU Lodge 442 and the Altar & Rosary Society.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions.

For the week of Nov.14-20 the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +James Hayer from Mary Beth Hayer, and Janice & David Hartzell. There is no request for the left sanctuary candle.

AN ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN. ORIGEN: One of the elders wanted to interpret the parable as follows. The man who was going down is Adam. Jerusalem is paradise, and Jericho is the world. The robbers are hostile powers. The priest is the law, the Levite is the prophets, and the Samaritan is Christ. The wounds are disobedience. The beast is the Lord’s body. The pandochium (that is, the stable), which accepts all who wish to enter, is the church. The two denarii mean the Father and the Son. The manager of the stable is the head of the church, to whom its care has been entrusted. The fact that the Samaritan promises he will return represents the Savior’s second coming….

The Samaritan, “who took pity on the man who had fallen among thieves,” is truly a “guardian,” and a closer neighbor than the Law and the Prophets. He showed that he was the man’s neighbor more by deed than by word. According to the passage that says, “Be imitators of me, as I too am of Christ,” it is possible for us to imitate Christ and to pity those who “have fallen among thieves.” We can go to them, bind their wounds, pour in oil and wine, put them on our own animals, and bear their burdens. The Son of God encourages us to do things like this. He is speaking not so much to the teacher of the law as to us and to everyone when he says, “Go and do likewise,” If we do, we will receive eternal life in Christ Jesus, to whom is glory and power for ages of ages. Amen. HOMILIES ON THE GOSPEL OF LUKE 34.3, 9.

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