January 29, 2023 Bulletin
Sat. 28: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
+Paul Edward Swantek
Sun. 29: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
Sunday of Publican and
+Joseph Hritz from
Byzantine Social Club
Mon. 30: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
Three Holy Hierarchs
For the parishioners
Wed. Feb. 1 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
Meeting of Our Lord with
Simeon and Anna
BLESSING OF CANDLES
Krispinsky from David &
Fri. 3: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
Synaxis of the holy
Prophets Simeon and Anna
For the Living & Deceased
Members of the Sacred
Sat. 4: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
+Anna Mamone from Bob &
Sun. 5: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Living & Deceased
Members of the Altar &
Week of 01/22/2023
$ 1318.00 Offertory
$ 15.00 Maintenance Fund
$ 10.00 Initial Offering
$ 41.00 Candles
$ 1384.00 TOTAL
Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:
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.
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.
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.
The 2023 Sanctuary request sheet is available on the vestibule table.
The Altar & Rosary Society will again be praying the rosary NEXT Sunday, February 5th at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.
First All-Souls Saturday is February 11th, please submit your Hramoty intentions by February 5th.
The liturgical calendars for 2023 are available in the vestibule. If you would like a calendar for your home, please take one.
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.
ST. MARY’S SUPER BINGO
Saturday March 4, 2023 at St. Mary’s Social Hall will be a Super Bingo. Tickets are $45 for 24card + 1 special. Door are open at 3pm, start at 5pm.
For info call 330-793-8163
ECF classes for children of our parish will resume on February 5th following 9:00 am liturgy.
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.
The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions.
For the week of January 29-Feb. 4, the right sanctuary candle is the special intentions of Tillie Chachko. There are no requests for the left sanctuary candle.
PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE SUNDAY
By St. Gregory Palamas
THE unseen patron of evil is full of evil ingenuity. Right at the beginning he can drag away, by means of hopelessness and lack of faith, the foundations of virtue already laid in the soul. Again, by means of indifference and laziness, he can make an attempt on the walls of virtue’s house just when they are being built up. Or he can bring down the roof of good works after its construction, by means of pride and madness. But stand firm, do not he alarmed, for a diligent man is even more ingenious in good things, and virtue has superior forces to deploy against evil. It has at its disposal supplies and support in battle from Him Who is all-powerful, Who in His goodness strengthens all lovers of virtue. So not only can virtue remain unshaken by the various wicked devices prepared by the enemy, but it can also lift up and restore those fallen into the depths of evil, and easily lead them to God by repentance and humility.