January 22, 2023 Bulletin

 LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

Mon. 23: NO LITURGY

Tues. 24: NO LITURGY

Wed. 25: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 26: NO LITURGY

Fri. 27: NO LITURGY

Sat. 28: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Paul Edward Swantek

            From family

Sun. 29: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of Publican and

             Pharisee

             +Joseph Hritz from

             Byzantine Social Club

Collection Report

Week of 01/15/2023

$               1438.00     Offertory

$                   40.00     Holy Day

$                   85.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   38.00     Initial Offering

$                   60.00     Candles

$               1661.00     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 24

Sunday: 60

ON LINE: 9

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.

HRAMOTY:

First All-Souls Saturday is February 11th, please submit your Hramoty intentions by February 5th.

LITURGICAL CALENDARS:

The liturgical calendars for 2023 are available in the vestibule. If you would  like a calendar for your home, please take one.

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.

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.

THANK YOU:

Thank you to all who stayed last Sunday and took down our Christmas decorations. As always, your time and help are greatly appreciated. God bless all of our wonderful parishioners.

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.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of January 22-28, the   left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Helen Hrosar and the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Stephen Jonda both from Bob & Millie Jonda.

To See Christ.

Cyril of Alexandria: Come and let us see what was the method of Zacchaeus’s conversion. He desired to see Jesus and therefore climbed into a sycamore tree, and so a seed of salvation sprouted within him. Christ saw this with the eyes of deity. Looking up, he also saw Zacchaeus with the eyes of humanity, and since it was his purpose for all to be saved, he extends his gentleness to him. To encourage him, he says, “Come down quickly.” Zacchaeus searched to see Christ, but the multitude prevented him, not so much that of the people but of his sins. He was short of stature, not merely in a bodily point of view but also spiritually. He could not see him unless he were raised up from the earth and climbed into the sycamore, by which Christ was about to pass. The story contains a puzzle. In no other way can a person see Christ and believe in him except by climbing up into the sycamore, by making foolish his earthly members of fornication, uncleanness, etc. commentary on Luke, homily 127.

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