December 5, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 4: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              For the parishioners

Sun. 5: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             28th Sunday after Pentecost

             For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar

             Rosary Society of Infant

             Jesus

Mon. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Nicholas of Myra

             Archbishop

             +Helen Brill from Tillie

             Chachko

Tues. 7: NO LITURGY

Wed. 8: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           Maternity of the Holy Anna

           +Mary Kay Democko from

           Robert Democko

Thurs. 9: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 10: NO LITURGY

Sat. 11: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the parishioners

Sun. 12: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Forefathers

            + Carl Pasternak from

            Karen & Kathy Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 11/28/2021

$                 980.00           Offertory

$                   19.00           Holy day

$                   10.00           BCW

$                   20.00           Catholic Charities

$                   40.09           Gas Royalties

$                 259.00           Thanksgiving

$                   45.00           Maintenance fund

$                   59.00           Candles

$               1432.09          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

 Saturday: 18

 Sunday: 56

 On Line: 10

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.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Our dear parishioner Andrew Swantek passed away this week.  Private service was held. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Blessed repose to his servant Andrew.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to Ava Valko, a senior at Boardman High School, for an outstanding tennis season this fall.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS:

Thank you to all who came out this Saturday to help decorate and prepare our church for the upcoming Christmas season. The church looks beautiful. Again, all families are invited to bring in a Christmas ornament for the family tree in at the entrance of the church. 

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.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:

December 24, Friday – Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy with Vespers and Candle light procession:

 St. Nicholas-4:00 pm

                            Infant Jesus-6:00 pm

December 25, Saturday – Christmas Day Divine Liturgy:

                            Infant Jesus-9:00 am

                            St. Nicholas-11:00 am

UPCOMING EVENT:On December 12 Oles Cheren & Lyubov Yesyp, dba Cataract Press from Parma will be visiting our parish with a large selections of Slavic (Croation, Polish, Rusyn, Slovak, Slovenian & Ukrainian) merchandise. This will include books, CD’s, DVD’s, embroidery, imported from Ukraine, jewelry. The focus of the display is the Lord’s Nativity and includes Christmas, tree ornaments

and carols. The display will be in the vestibule and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to our parish.

POLKA! CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON:

On Sunday, December 12th, there will be a Penn Ohio Polka Pals & Christmas Luncheon held @ Byzantine at the Grove from 12:00-5:00 pm. Cost is $25.00/person.

12:00-Doors open

1:00- Buffet Luncheon

2:00-5:00-Music & dancing featuring Del Shinchak Band & Bill Bevec Band.

50/50 raffle & Chinese Auction. All proceeds from the Chinese Auction will benefit the St. Nicholas Capital Campaign.

For reservations call- JoAnn @ (330) 782-6388.

2022 SANCTUARY CANDLE:

The 2022 sanctuary candle sign-up sheet is in the vestibule on the table.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of Dec. 5-11 the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Irene Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of + Catherine Patterson from Mary Beth Hayer, Janice & David Hartzell

What has become of gratitude?

Jesus questioned the lack of appreciation of the nine who had been healed. How often have we given or received grati­tude? With the many things we have to do, expressing gratitude may be overlooked. We may put it off and then forget or we may assume the other person knows we are grateful. How many “thank you” notes or phone calls are postponed indefinitely?

Problems and difficulties are part of our lives. There are periods of sorrow when gratitude isn’t experi­enced. But maybe there has been a time of fullness where we felt just great and gratitude came easily. Gratefulness needs to be expressed, for it enriches the giver as well as the receiver. It opens one up to the possibilities and positive values in life.

Amid our daily problems, can we recognize mo­ments of grace and healing? Can we, right now, think of a reason to be grateful? Let us do ourselves and the world a favor by expressing gratitude this day.

Sister Ancilla Keinberger OP

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