February 5, 2023 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 4: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Anna Mamone from Bob &

            Stephanie Sheely

Sun. 5: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Prodigal Son

             Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society

Mon. 6: NO LITURGY

Tues. 7: NO LITURGY

Wed. 8: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 9: NO LITURGY

Fri. 10: NO LITURGY

Sat. 11: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             1st All Souls Saturday

            +Marion Dzurnak from

            Anonymous

Sun. 12: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of Meat-Fare

             +Mary Lou Kasper from

             Joseph & Mary Sinowski

Collection Report

Week of 01/29/2023

$               1564.00     Offertory

$                 115.00     Holy Day

$                     9.00     Maintenance Fund

$                     3.00     Initial Offering

$                   31.00     Candles

$               1722.00     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 36

Sunday: 51

ON LINE: 7

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.

HRAMOTY:

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

SANCTUARY CANDLE:

The 2023 Sanctuary request sheet is available on the vestibule table.

ROSARY:

The Altar & Rosary Society will again be praying the rosary THIS Sunday, February 5th at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.

ECF CLASSES:

ECF classes for children of our parish will resume on THIS SUNDAY 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.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of February 5th-11th, the   right sanctuary candle is for the Pankewiez family from the Lenyk family.. There are no requests for the left sanctuary candle.

THE FATHER WELCOMES THE PRODIGAL TO THE DIVINE FEAST AS A SON.

ATHANASIUS, FESTAL LETER 7:

Then he shall get up, come to his father, and confess to him, “I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me like one of your hired servants.”

When he confesses like chat, he will be considered worthy of more than that for which he prayed. His father neither takes him in like a hired servant nor treats him like a stranger. Oh no, he kisses him as a son. He accepts him as a dead man come back to life again. He counts him worthy of the divine feast and gives him the precious garment he once wore,

Now there is singing and joy in the father’s home. What happened is the result of the Father’s grace and loving kindness. Not only does he bring his son back from death, but also through the Spirit he clearly shows his grace. To replace corruption, he clothes him with an in-corruptible robe. To satisfy hunger, he kills the fatted calf. The Father provides shoes for his feet so that he will not travel far away again. Most wonderful of all, he puts a divine signet ring upon his hand. By all these things, he begets him anew in the image of the glory of Christ. FESTAL LETER 7.

January 29, 2023 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

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

              +Anthony “Randy”

              Krispinsky from David &

              Tammy Demiduk

Fri. 3: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

              Synaxis of the holy

              Prophets Simeon and Anna

              For the Living & Deceased

              Members of the Sacred

              Heart Society 

Sat. 4: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Anna Mamone from Bob &

            Stephanie Sheely

Sun. 5: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Prodigal Son

             Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society

Collection Report

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:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 64

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 NEXT 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.

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:

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.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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.

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.

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.

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.

January 1, 2023 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 31: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Saturday after Christmas

             +Andrew Swantek from

             family

Sun. Jan. 1: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday before Theophany

             Circumcision of Our Lord

             Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society

Mon. 2: NO LITURGY

Tues. 3: NO LITURGY

Wed. 4: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 5: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

               Vigil of Theophany

               For the parishioners

Fri. 6: 10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

            Theophany of Our Lord

            For peace in the world

            Thru the most blessed

            Mary & the Rosary

            From the Sacred Heart

            Society of St. Nicholas

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

Collection Report

Week of 12/25/2022

$              1,215.00     Offertory

$                 240.00     Holy Day

$               3415.00     Christmas

$                 200.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   60.61     Utility offerings

$                   10.00     BCW

$                   20.00     Candles

$              5160.61     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 40

Sunday: 45

ON LINE: 12

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 THIS Sunday, January 1st 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.

THANK YOU:

Thank you to all parishioners for your generous donations for the Christmas season. May God bless all of you for your continued support of our parish.

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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR:

Father Michael, Maryna, Andriy, Emma and Veronica wish all parishioners, families and friends Happy New Year. May God bless all with a healthy, happy and prosperous 2023.

HOLY WATER:

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

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of January 1-7, the   left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Janice Salcedo from her family. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mary Mehley from Maureen Kredel.

THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

The eighth day following His birth, the Divine Child was presented in the Temple and circumcised according to the Law existing in Israel since the time of Abraham. On this occasion, He was given the name Jesus, which the Archangel Gabriel announced to the All-Holy Virgin Mary. The Old Testament circumcision was the proto-type of the New Testament baptism. The circumcision of our Lord shows that He received upon Himself the true body of man and not just seemingly, as was later taught of Him by heretics. Our Lord was also circumcised because He wanted to fulfill the entire Law which He Himself gave through the prophets and forefathers. In fulfilling the written Law, He replaced it with Baptism in His Holy Church as was proclaimed by the Apostle Paul: “For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision, but only a new creation” (Galatians 6:15). (In the cycle of the liturgical calendar of the Church, this Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision has neither a Forefeast nor an Antefeast).

December 25, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Saturday Virgil of

              Christmas Divine Liturgy

              Of St. Basil the Great      

              +Mary Lynn Smercansky

             From family

Sun. 25: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

               Christmas Day Divine

               Liturgy

              +Patricia Flaherty from

              Family

Mon. 26: 10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

                Synaxis of the Theotokos

                For the parishioners

Tues. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

                Stephen Protomartyr

                +Nicholas Vasilchek from

                Michael Vasilchek

Wed. 28: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 29: NO LITURGY

Fri. 30: NO LITURGY

Sat. 31: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Saturday after Christmas

             +Andrew Swantek from

             family

Sun. Jan. 1: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday before Theophany

             Circumcision of Our Lord

             Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 12/18/2022

$              1,474.00     Offertory

$                   65.00     Holy Day

$                 480.00     Christmas

$                   10.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   20.00     Christmas Candles

$                   10.00     BCW

$                   28.00     Candles

$               2087.00     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 22

Sunday: 80

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.

THANK YOU:

Thank you to St. Nicholas and all who organized the children’s Christmas party last week. All the children had a wonderful time.

Also, thank you to all who donated for Christmas flowers in memory of their loved ones. A list in the vestibule. May God bless all parishioners for their continued support of our parish.

ROSARY:

The Altar & Rosary Society will again be praying the rosary on Sunday, January 1st at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.

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 Dtae Cards are on the vestibule table and both events are sponsored by St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Marblehead. Ohio.

MERRY CHRISTMAS:

Father Michael, Maryna, Andriy, Emma and Veronica wish all parishioners, families and friends a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of December 25-31, the   left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Irene & Joseph Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Joseph Terry and the deceased members of the Nicholas, Gorda and  Palyok families.

Nativity of Our Lord

St John Chrysostom

Let us then also follow the magi, let us separate ourselves from our barbarian customs, and make our distance from them great, that we may see Christ, since they too, had they not been far from their own country, would have missed seeing Him. Let us depart from the things of earth. For so the wise men, while they were in Persia, saw but the star, but after they had departed from Persia, they beheld the Sun of Righteousness. Or rather, they would not have seen so much as the star, unless they had readily risen up from thence. Let us then also rise up; though all men be troubled, let us run to the house of the young Child; though kings, though nations, though tyrants interrupt this our path, let not our desire pass away. For so shall we thoroughly repel all the dangers that beset us. Since these too, except they had seen the young Child, would not have escaped their danger from the king. Before seeing the young Child, fears and dangers pressed upon them from every side; but after the adoration, it is calm and security; and no longer a star but an angel receives them, having become priests from the act of adoration; for we see that they offered gifts also.

December 18, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Marian Dzurak from

             family

Sun. 18: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday before Christmas-

             Of the holy Ancestors

             Baptism of Stella Jane

             Kurkiewicz

             +Joseph Hritz from Carol

             Dumez, Mary Jane

             Schultheis & Michael

             Kudlovsky

Mon. 19: NO LITURGY

Tues. 20: NO LITURGY

Wed. 21: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 22: NO LITURGY

Fri. 23: 7:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Christmas Eve-Great

             Compline & Candle light

             Procession

             For the Parishioners              

Sat. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Saturday Virgil of

              Christmas Divine Liturgy

              Of St. Basil the Great      

              +Mary Lynn Smercansky

             From family

Sun. 25: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

               Christmas Day Divine

               Liturgy

              +Patricia Flaherty from

              Family

Collection Report

Week of 12/11/2022

$              1,793.00     Offertory

$                 320.00     Holy Day

$                   50.00     Christmas

$                   30.00     Maintenance Fund

$                 260.00     Christmas Candles

$                   90.00     Christmas Flowers

$                   60.00     Anniversary Book Sale

$                   54.00     Candles

$               2657.00     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 32

Sunday: 54

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.

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, January 1st at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to Robert & Stephanie Kurkiewicz on the Baptism/Chrismation of their daughter Stella Jane today. May God bless Stella and her beautiful family with health, happiness and many blessed years.

CHRISTMAS DINNER:

Thank you to Bob & Stephanie Sheely and the Byzantine Social Club for hosting the Christmas Dinner last week. Congratulations to Karen Kollar who won the 50/50 raffle and all who won poinsettias. It was a wonderful time. Hoping to be having more socials in 2023.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY:

REMINDER:

The Children’s Christmas Party will be THIS Sunday December 18th following 9:00 am liturgy.

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.

CHRISTMAS LITURGICAL SCHEDULE:

December 23, Friday-Christmas Eve

Great Compline & candlelight procession

4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

7:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

December 24, Saturday Vigil of Christmas-Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

December 25, Sunday-Christmas Day Divine Liturgy:

 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

11:00 am @ St. Nicholas

December 26, Monday-Synaxis of the Theotokos

10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

December 27, Tuesday-Stephen Protomartyr

6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS:

All parishioners are welcomed to add a family ornament to the tree in the back of the church.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of December 18-24, the   right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mary Mehley from Karen & Kathy Kollar. The left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Anna Mamone from Peter Smerchansky

Christ genealogy

PSEUDO-CHRYSOSTOM:

 Having enumerated the generations from Abraham to Christ, He divides them into three divisions of fourteen generations, because three times at the end of fourteen generations the state of the people of the Jews was changed. From Abraham to David they were under Judges; from David to the carrying away into Babylon under Kings; from the carrying away to Christ under the High Priests. What he would show then is this; like as ever at the end of fourteen generations the state of men has changed, so there being fourteen generations completed from the carrying away to Christ, it must needs be that the state of men be changed by Christ. And so since Christ all the Gentiles have been made under one Christ Judge, King, and Priest. And for that Judges, Kings, and Priests prefigured Christ’s dignity, their beginnings were always in a type of Christ; the first of the Judges was Joshua the son of Nave; the first of the Kings, David; the first of the Priests, Jesus son of Josedech. That this was typical of Christ none doubts.

December 11, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Michael Hritz Jr. from

             John Hritz

Sun. 11: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Forefathers

             +Irene Kollar from Karen &

             Kathy Kollar

Mon. 12: NO LITURGY

Tues. 13: NO LITURGY

Wed. 14: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 15: NO LITURGY

Fri. 16: NO LITURGY

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Marian Dzurak from

             family

Sun. 18: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday before Christmas-

             Of the holy Ancestors

             Baptism of Stella Jane

             Kurkiewicz

             +Joseph Hritz from Carol

             Dumez, Mary Jane

             Schultheis & Michael

             Kudlovsky

Collection Report

Week of 12/4/2022

$              1,573.00     Offertory

$                 115.00     Holy Day

$                   50.00     Thanksgiving

$                 205.00     Maintenance Fund

$                 253.16     Utility offering

$                   20.00     Christmas Candles

$                 200.00     Christmas Flowers

$                  106.00    Candles

$               2522.16     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 22

Sunday: 55

ON LINE: 7

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, January 1st at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES:

CHRISTMAS DINNER:

Reminder, the Christmas party will be at the Holiday Inn in Boardman this Sunday December 11, 2022 from 5:00-9:00 pm for all those who signed up. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Please see Bob or Stephanie Sheely if interested in attending.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY:

The Children’s Christmas Party will be Sunday December 18th following 9:00 am liturgy. Everyone is invited for a snack, beverage and a special visit from St. Nicholas. Children age 14 and under please sign up in church vestibule by this Sunday December 11th.

CHRISTMAS KOLACHI:

Maryna is baking nut kolachi for Christmas. Order forms are available on the vestibule table and can be returned to Fr. Michael or in the collection basket. Orders can also be called into the rectory.  Deadline to order is this Sunday December 11th. All orders will be completed by December 22nd.

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS:

All parishioners are welcomed to add a family ornament to the tree in the back of the church.

CHRISTMAS LITURGICAL SCHEDULE:

December 23, Friday Christmas Eve -Great Compline & Candle light procession:

4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

7:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

December 24, Saturday Vigil of Christmas Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil The Great:

4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

December 25, Sunday-Christmas Day Divine Liturgy:

 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

11:00 am @ St. Nicholas

December 26, Monday-Synaxis of the Theotokos

10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

December 27, Tuesday-Stephen Protomartyr

6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of December 11-17, the   right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Wasyl Wenger from the Lenyk family. There is no request for the left sanctuary candle.

THE HEAVENLY FOOD OF JESUS’ WORD.

CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA: The holy agape is the sublime and saving creation of the Lord…. An agape is in reality heavenly food, a banquet of the Word. The agape, or love, “bears all things, endures all things, hopes all things. Love never fails. “Blessed is he who eats bread in the kingdom of God.” The most unlikely of all downfalls is charity that does not fail” to be thrown down from heaven to earth among all these dainty seasonings. Do you still imagine that I refer to a meal that will be destroyed? “If I distribute my goods to the poor and do not have love,” Scripture says, “I am nothing.” The whole law and the word depend on this love. If you love the Lord your God and your neighbor,’ there will be a heavenly feast in heaven. The earthly feast, as we have proved from Scripture, is called a supper. It is permeated with love yet is not identified with it but is an expression of mutual and generous good will. CHRIST THE EDUCATOR 2.i.16

December 4, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 3: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             + Paul Edward Swantek

             From family

Sun. 4: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             26th Sunday after Pentecost

             For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society of Infant

             Jesus of Prague

Mon. 5: NO LITURGY

Tues. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

               Nicholas of Myra-

               Archbishop

               For the parishioners

Wed. 7: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 8: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

                Maternity of St. Anne

                For the parishioners

Fri. 9: NO LITURGY

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Michael Hritz Jr. from

             John Hritz

Sun. 11: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Forefathers

             +Irene Kollar from Karen &

             Kathy Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 11/27/2022

$              1,324.00     Offertory

$                 170.00     Holy Day

$                 426.00     Thanksgiving

$                 125.00     Maintenance Fund

$                   55.00     Archeparchial Charities

$                     5.00     Christmas Flowers

$                   65.00     Candles

$               2170.00     TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 55

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 be praying the rosary THIS Sunday, December 4th at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed.

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES:

CHRISTMAS DINNER:

Reminder, the Christmas party will be at the Holiday Inn in Boardman on December 11, 2022 from 5:00-9:00 pm for all those who signed up. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Please see Bob or Stephanie Sheely if interested in attending.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY:

The Children’s Christmas Party will be Sunday December 18th following 9:00 am liturgy. Everyone is invited for a snack, beverage and a special visit from St. Nicholas. Children age 14 and under please sign up in church vestibule by Sunday December 11th.

CHRISTMAS DECORATING:

Thank you to all who came this Saturday and helped decorate the parish for the Christmas season. The church looks beautiful. Also, to Mary & Jerry Novak for supplying the refreshments and food. May God bless all of you with your continued time and talent.

CHRISTMAS KOLACHI:

Maryna is baking nut kolachi for Christmas. Order forms are available on the vestibule table and can be returned to Fr. Michael or in the collection basket. Orders can also be called into the rectory.  Deadline to order is December 11th. All orders will be completed by December 22nd.

EVENT REMINDER:

This Sunday, December 4th, Oles Cheren & Lyubov Yesyp, dba Cataract Press from Parma will be visiting our parish with a large selection of Slavic (Croatian, Polis, Rusyn, Slovak, Slovenian & Ukrainian) merchandise.  This will include books, embroidery, jewelry. The focus of the display is the Lord’s Nativity and includes Christmas tree ornaments. The display will be in the vestibule and a percentage will be donated to our parish.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of December 4-10, the   right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Catherine Patterson from Mary Beth Hayer. The left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Irene Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar.

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