January 1, 2023 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

Mon. 2: NO LITURGY

Tues. 3: NO LITURGY

Wed. 4: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 5: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

               Vigil of Theophany

               For the parishioners

Fri. 6: 10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

            Theophany of Our Lord

            For peace in the world

            Thru the most blessed

            Mary & the Rosary

            From the Sacred Heart

            Society of St. Nicholas

Sat. 7: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Synaxis of John the Baptist

             +Anna Mamone from

              Anonymous

Sun. 8: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday after Theophany

             +Mary Lou Kasper from             Tillie & Elaine Chachko

Collection Report

Week of 12/25/2022

$              1,215.00     Offertory

$                 240.00     Holy Day

$               3415.00     Christmas

$                 200.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   60.61     Utility offerings

$                   10.00     BCW

$                   20.00     Candles

$              5160.61     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 40

Sunday: 45

ON LINE: 12

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 THIS Sunday, January 1st at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.

END OF YEAR STATEMENTS:

If any parishioners would like their end of year financial statements, there is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule or call Paula @ (330)799-5983.  Your statements will be available the following week.

DONATION BOX:

There is a yellow donation box in the parking lot by the pavilion for new/slightly used coats, clothing and shoes. These donations will be sent to the Ukraine to those affected by the war. Your donations are truly appreciated.

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.

THANK YOU:

Thank you to all parishioners for your generous donations for the Christmas season. May God bless all of you for your continued support of our parish.

BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARIES:

We are updating our records and if you would like to have your birthday or anniversary in the bulletin, please fill out the forms in the vestibule and drop in the collection basket.

HAPPY NEW YEAR:

Father Michael, Maryna, Andriy, Emma and Veronica wish all parishioners, families and friends Happy New Year. May God bless all with a healthy, happy and prosperous 2023.

HOLY WATER:

Please bring in your containers for holy water that will be available following the Theophany Liturgy this week.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of January 1-7, the   left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Janice Salcedo from her family. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mary Mehley from Maureen Kredel.

THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

The eighth day following His birth, the Divine Child was presented in the Temple and circumcised according to the Law existing in Israel since the time of Abraham. On this occasion, He was given the name Jesus, which the Archangel Gabriel announced to the All-Holy Virgin Mary. The Old Testament circumcision was the proto-type of the New Testament baptism. The circumcision of our Lord shows that He received upon Himself the true body of man and not just seemingly, as was later taught of Him by heretics. Our Lord was also circumcised because He wanted to fulfill the entire Law which He Himself gave through the prophets and forefathers. In fulfilling the written Law, He replaced it with Baptism in His Holy Church as was proclaimed by the Apostle Paul: “For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision, but only a new creation” (Galatians 6:15). (In the cycle of the liturgical calendar of the Church, this Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision has neither a Forefeast nor an Antefeast).

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