February 19, 2023 Bulletin
Sat. 18: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
+Tom &Kay Urdea from
Sun. 19: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
Sunday of Cheese-Fare
+Patricia Flaherty from
Tillie & Elaine Chachko
Mon. 20:6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
First Day of the Great Fast
Service for the beginning of
The Great Lent
Tues. 21: NO LITURGY
Wed. 22: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
Lenten Education Class to
Thurs. 23: NO LITURGY
Fri. 24: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas
Sat. 25: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
Commemoration of the
Miracle of the Great-Martyr
+Paul Edward Swantek
From Ann Vanyo
Sun. 26: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
1st Sunday of the Great Fast
+Michael Hritz Jr. from
Mary & John Basista
Week of 02/12/2023
$ 1221.00 Offertory
$ 10.00 Holy Day
$ 25.00 Maintenance Fund
$ 31.00 Candles
$ 1287.00 TOTAL
Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:
ON LINE: 6
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 Sunday, March 5th at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.
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.
REGULATIONS FOR THE GREAT FAST:
The Great Lent begins THIS MONDAY February 20th, the following are Lenten restrictions.
STRICT ABSTINENCE: (fast) is toobserved on Pure Monday, February 20th-the 1st day of the Great Fast & on Great & Holy Friday, April 7th. This includes no use or consumption of all meats, eggs and dairy products.
SIMPLE ABSTINENCE: Thisforbids the use of meat on all Wednesdays & Fridays during the Great fast but allows eggs and dairy products.
LENTEN EDUCATION CLASS:
This year, following all Wednesday Pre-Sanctified liturgies there will be again, a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith. Classes begin this Wednesday, February 22.
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.
The following is a report on how your maintenance contributions are being utilized. New commodes were installed this past week in both the women and men’s restrooms. Two new vacuum cleaners were purchased for our cleaning volunteers of the church. A new meter was installed at the gas well after the old one failed. An evaluation was completed by a structural engineer firm on the church roof in order for us to move forward on a possible replacement/repair of the dome. We truly appreciate your continued contributions to our maintenance fund.
LENTEN ETHNIC FOOD SALE:
St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church,
2140 Highland Road in Hermitage is holding Lenten Ethnic Food Sale on Wednesday, March 8th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. PRE-ORDERS ONLY! All food is homemade which includes frozen potato-cheese, sauerkraut or prune pierohi for $9.00/dozen and 1 quart fresh halushki-also $9.00. Call Bill @ 724-962-4618 or Christine @ 724-866-0058 to place an order.
The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions.
For the week of February 19-25, the right and the left sanctuary candles are for the health & well-being of Paulette Kloes from the Jonda and Slemons families.
Why We Should Fast
By St. Isaac the Syrian
If the lawyer Himself fasts, how can any of those who have to obey the Law, be exempt from fasting? This is why the human race knew no victory before fasting, and the devil was never defeated by our nature as it is: but this weapon has indeed deprived the devil of strength from the outset. As soon as the devil sees someone possessed of this weapon, fear straightway falls on this adversary and tormentor of ours, who remembers and thinks of his defeat by the Savior in the wilderness; his strength is at once destroyed and the sight of the weapon, given us by the Supreme Leader, burns him up. A man armed with the weapon of fasting is always afire with zeal. He who remains therein, keeps his mind steadfast and ready to meet and repel all violent passions.