December 18, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Marian Dzurak from

             family

Sun. 18: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday before Christmas-

             Of the holy Ancestors

             Baptism of Stella Jane

             Kurkiewicz

             +Joseph Hritz from Carol

             Dumez, Mary Jane

             Schultheis & Michael

             Kudlovsky

Mon. 19: NO LITURGY

Tues. 20: NO LITURGY

Wed. 21: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 22: NO LITURGY

Fri. 23: 7:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Christmas Eve-Great

             Compline & Candle light

             Procession

             For the Parishioners              

Sat. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Saturday Virgil of

              Christmas Divine Liturgy

              Of St. Basil the Great      

              +Mary Lynn Smercansky

             From family

Sun. 25: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

               Christmas Day Divine

               Liturgy

              +Patricia Flaherty from

              Family

Collection Report

Week of 12/11/2022

$              1,793.00     Offertory

$                 320.00     Holy Day

$                   50.00     Christmas

$                   30.00     Maintenance Fund

$                 260.00     Christmas Candles

$                   90.00     Christmas Flowers

$                   60.00     Anniversary Book Sale

$                   54.00     Candles

$               2657.00     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 32

Sunday: 54

ON LINE: 8

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Nina Zavatsky & Bernie Litwin all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & Louise Macabobby at Hampton Wood 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.

ANNIVERSARY BOOKS:

Our 50th Anniversary are available to purchase for $15-please see Fr. Michael to purchase.  Those who generously donated and receive a free book, please see Fr. Michael or Paula Slemons.

SANCTUARY CANDLE:

The 2023 Sanctuary request sheet is available on the vestibule table.

ROSARY:

The Altar & Rosary Society will again be praying the rosary on Sunday, January 1st at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to Robert & Stephanie Kurkiewicz on the Baptism/Chrismation of their daughter Stella Jane today. May God bless Stella and her beautiful family with health, happiness and many blessed years.

CHRISTMAS DINNER:

Thank you to Bob & Stephanie Sheely and the Byzantine Social Club for hosting the Christmas Dinner last week. Congratulations to Karen Kollar who won the 50/50 raffle and all who won poinsettias. It was a wonderful time. Hoping to be having more socials in 2023.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY:

REMINDER:

The Children’s Christmas Party will be THIS Sunday December 18th following 9:00 am liturgy.

SAVE THE DATE:

The Tenth Annual Women’s Retreat will be held on February 24-26, 2023 @ Our lady of the Pines Retreat Center in Freemont, Ohio. Contact Joan Washburn for further information @ 865-696-7809.

The Second Annual Men’s Retreat will be on March 10-12, 2023 at the same place. Contact Ken Busam for further information @ 419-626-6811.

Save the Date Cards are on the vestibule table and both events are sponsored by St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Marblehead. Ohio.

CHRISTMAS LITURGICAL SCHEDULE:

December 23, Friday-Christmas Eve

Great Compline & candlelight procession

4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

7:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

December 24, Saturday Vigil of Christmas-Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

December 25, Sunday-Christmas Day Divine Liturgy:

 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

11:00 am @ St. Nicholas

December 26, Monday-Synaxis of the Theotokos

10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

December 27, Tuesday-Stephen Protomartyr

6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS:

All parishioners are welcomed to add a family ornament to the tree in the back of the church.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of December 18-24, the   right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mary Mehley from Karen & Kathy Kollar. The left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Anna Mamone from Peter Smerchansky

Christ genealogy

PSEUDO-CHRYSOSTOM:

 Having enumerated the generations from Abraham to Christ, He divides them into three divisions of fourteen generations, because three times at the end of fourteen generations the state of the people of the Jews was changed. From Abraham to David they were under Judges; from David to the carrying away into Babylon under Kings; from the carrying away to Christ under the High Priests. What he would show then is this; like as ever at the end of fourteen generations the state of men has changed, so there being fourteen generations completed from the carrying away to Christ, it must needs be that the state of men be changed by Christ. And so since Christ all the Gentiles have been made under one Christ Judge, King, and Priest. And for that Judges, Kings, and Priests prefigured Christ’s dignity, their beginnings were always in a type of Christ; the first of the Judges was Joshua the son of Nave; the first of the Kings, David; the first of the Priests, Jesus son of Josedech. That this was typical of Christ none doubts.

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