January 15, 2023 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

Mon. 16: NO LITURGY

Tues. 17: NO LITURGY

Wed. 18: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 19: NO LITURGY

Fri. 20: NO LITURGY

Sat. 21: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Thomas & Kay Urdea

            From family

Sun. 22: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

              Sunday of Zaccheus

             +Leonard Slemons from

             Byzantine Social Club

Collection Report

Week of 01/08/2023

$               1598.00     Offertory

$                 370.00     Holy Day

$                 150.00     Christmas

$                 240.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   21.99     WMO Class Settlement

$                 240.67     Utility offerings

$                   45.00     Initial Offering

$                   66.00     Candles

$               2731.66     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 29

Sunday: 56

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.

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.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS:

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

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.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of January 15-21, the   left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Patricia Flaherty from Joyce & Tom Lesko. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Elizabeth Stanko from Mark & Nancy Stanko.

17th Sunday After Pentecost

Commentary: St. John Chrysostom

The Canaanite woman whose daughter was tormented by a devil came to Christ begging his help. Most urgently she cried out: Lord, have pity on me. My daughter is grievously tormented by a devil. Notice that the woman was a foreigner, a gentile, a person from outside the Jewish community. What was she then but a dog, unworthy to obtain her request? It is not fair, said the Lord, to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs. Nevertheless, by perseverance she became worthy; for Christ not only admitted her to the same noble rank as the children, dog though she was, but he also sent her away with high praise, saying: Woman, you have great faith. Let it be as you desire. Now when Christ says: You have great faith, you need seek no further proof of the woman’s greatness of soul. You see that an unworthy woman became worthy by perseverance.

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