December 25, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

Mon. 26: 10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

                Synaxis of the Theotokos

                For the parishioners

Tues. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

                Stephen Protomartyr

                +Nicholas Vasilchek from

                Michael Vasilchek

Wed. 28: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 29: NO LITURGY

Fri. 30: NO LITURGY

Sat. 31: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Saturday after Christmas

             +Andrew Swantek from

             family

Sun. Jan. 1: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday before Theophany

             Circumcision of Our Lord

             Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 12/18/2022

$              1,474.00     Offertory

$                   65.00     Holy Day

$                 480.00     Christmas

$                   10.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   20.00     Christmas Candles

$                   10.00     BCW

$                   28.00     Candles

$               2087.00     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 22

Sunday: 80

ON LINE: 10

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.

THANK YOU:

Thank you to St. Nicholas and all who organized the children’s Christmas party last week. All the children had a wonderful time.

Also, thank you to all who donated for Christmas flowers in memory of their loved ones. A list in the vestibule. May God bless all parishioners for their continued support of our parish.

ROSARY:

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

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS:

Father Michael, Maryna, Andriy, Emma and Veronica wish all parishioners, families and friends a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of December 25-31, the   left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Irene & Joseph Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Joseph Terry and the deceased members of the Nicholas, Gorda and  Palyok families.

Nativity of Our Lord

St John Chrysostom

Let us then also follow the magi, let us separate ourselves from our barbarian customs, and make our distance from them great, that we may see Christ, since they too, had they not been far from their own country, would have missed seeing Him. Let us depart from the things of earth. For so the wise men, while they were in Persia, saw but the star, but after they had departed from Persia, they beheld the Sun of Righteousness. Or rather, they would not have seen so much as the star, unless they had readily risen up from thence. Let us then also rise up; though all men be troubled, let us run to the house of the young Child; though kings, though nations, though tyrants interrupt this our path, let not our desire pass away. For so shall we thoroughly repel all the dangers that beset us. Since these too, except they had seen the young Child, would not have escaped their danger from the king. Before seeing the young Child, fears and dangers pressed upon them from every side; but after the adoration, it is calm and security; and no longer a star but an angel receives them, having become priests from the act of adoration; for we see that they offered gifts also.

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