January 8, 2023 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

Mon. 9: NO LITURGY

Tues. 10: NO LITURGY

Wed. 11: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 12: NO LITURGY

Fri. 13: NO LITURGY

Sat. 14: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Marian Dzurnak from

            Bob & Millie Jonda

Sun. 15: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             32nd Sunday after Pentecost

             +Michael Hritz Jr. from

             Michael & Suzanne Hritz

Collection Report

Week of 01/01/2023

$               1859.00     Offertory

$                 370.00     Holy Day

$                 950.00     Christmas

$                 210.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   50.00     Christmas Flowers

$                 244.49     Utility offerings

$                 115.00     Initial Offering

$                   39.00     Candles

$                3837.49    TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 28

Sunday: 45

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.

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, February 5th 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.

HOLY WATER:

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

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS:

We will taking Christmas decorations NEXT Sunday, January 15th after 9:00 am liturgy. All help will be greatly appreciated.

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.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of January 8-14, the   left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Helen Brill from her family. The right sanctuary candle is for the Markovitch family from the Lenyk family

Theophany – The Holy Festival of the Lights.  By St. Gregory Nazianzus

Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light. Christ is baptized; let us also go down with Him, and rise with Him. John is baptizing when Jesus draws near. Perhaps He comes to sanctify His baptizer; certainly, He comes to bury sinful humanity in the waters. He comes to sanctify the Jordan for our sake and in readiness for us; He Who is spirit and flesh comes to begin a new creation through Spirit and water. The Baptist protests; Jesus insists. Then John says: “I ought to be baptized by You.” He is the lamp in the presence of the Sun, the voice in the presence of the woman in the presence of the Firstborn of all creation, the one who leapt in his mother’s womb in the presence of Him Who has already come and is to come again. “I ought to be baptized by You”; we should add: “and for You, ” for John is to be baptized in blood, washed clean like Peter, not only by the washing of his feet. Jesus rises from the waters; the world rises with Him. The heavens like Paradise with its flaming sword, closed by Adam for himself and his descendants, are rent open. The Spirit comes to Him as to an equal, bearing witness to His Godhead. A voice bears witness to Him from heaven, His place of origin. The Spirit descends in bodily form like a dove that so long ago announced the ending of the flood and so gives honor to the body that is one with God.

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