March 13, 2022 Bulletin
Sat. 12: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
2nd All Souls Saturday
For the parishioners
Sun. 13: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
2nd Sunday of the Great Fast
+ Don Chachko from Tillie
Chachko & family
Mon. 14: NO LITURGY
Tues. 15: NO LITURGY
Wed. 16: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
Lenten Education Class to
Thurs. 17: NO LITURGY
Fri. 18: 6:00 pm @ St. Nicholas
3rd All Souls Saturday
For the parishioners
Sun. 20: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
3rd Sunday of the Great Fast
Venerations of the Cross
+ Joseph Kollar from Karen
& Kathy Kollar
Week of 3/6/2022
$ 2331.00 Offertory
$ 50.00 Easter
$ 332.00 Maintenance Fund
$ 385.00 Memory-Olin Sheely
$ 158.51 Utility Offerings
$ 132.00 BCW
$ 520.00 Ukraine Fund
$ 65.00 Easter Flowers
$ 100.00 Candles
$ 4073.51 TOTAL
Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:
On Line: 9
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:
Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, & Bernie Litwin all at home. 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.
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.
50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:
As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to Father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.
A special thank you to Bob& Stephanie Sheely and family for the generous donation of $ 385.00 to the maintenance fund in memory of Bob’s father Olin Sheely.
This year, following all Wednesday liturgies there will be a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith.
St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, Pa is holding a rummage sale on Thursday, March 31st from 4:00-7:00pm,Friday, April 1st from 9;00 am-2:00pm and Saturday , April 2nd from 9:00 am-noon. $ 2.00/bag and bake sale included.
HEARTFELT THANK YOU!
We humbled and grateful for a huge support for Ukraine in a light of recent war with Russia. So far, we received $3310.00 of generous donations from both parishes. From behalf of all people who suffers from war in Ukraine we would like to thank you for your support and prayers!
The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions.
For the week of March 13-19 the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Helen & +Joseph Pavlov Jr. from Mary Beth Hayer and Janice & David Hartzell. There is no request from the right sanctuary candle.
The scion of a noble Anatolian family, St. Gregory was born, probably at Constantinople, c. 1296. After his father’s death, he became a monk, as did several members of his family. He entered a monastery on Mt. Athos and followed the rule of St. Basil. He lived on Athos in solitude for most of the following twenty years. In the 1330’s, he began to defend the practice of hesychasm against the attacks of people like Barlaam of Calabria, who denied, among other things, that the light of Tabor which hesychasts experience is the uncreated light. Athough the 1341 council of Constantinople upheld Gregory’s teachings about theosis, he was excommunicated in 1344. Three years later, he was consecrated bishop of Thessaloniki. Because hesychasm had come to have political as well as theological associations, the choice was not popular, and he entered his see with the aid of the Byzantine emperor. The Turks captured Gregory in 1354 and kept him captive for a year. He died in 1359.
Gregory believes that although God is ultimately unknowable, man can experience his energies through the sacraments and mystical experience, which are possible because of the Incarnation of Christ. The practice of the Jesus prayer opens one to God’s energies.