April 11, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Bright Saturday

For the Parishioners

Sun. 11: 9:00am @ Infant Jesus

            Thomas Sunday

+ Rose Valko from Jeannie

           Danko

Mon. 12: NO LITURGY

Tues. 13: NO LITURGY

Wed. 14: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 15: NO LITURGY

Fri. 16: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

           +Helen Vaclav from

Granddaughter Denise & Jim Danko

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the Parishioners

Sat. 18: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers

            +Sophie Cimino from Family

Collection Report

Week of 4/4/2021

$               1249.00           Offertory

$                 165.00           Holy Day

$                   98.00           Candles

$                 220.00           Great Thursday

$                 362.00           Great Friday

$                 335.00           Resurrection Matins

$               3875.00           Easter

$                 400.00           Palm Sunday

$                     5.00           BCW

$                   53.58           Gas Royalties

$                 215.00           Maintenance Fund

$               6977.58          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Easter Sunday: 130

On Line: 50

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

EASTER FLOWERS:

Thank you to all who donated towards the beautiful Easter Flowers. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. The list is in the vestibule.

HAPPY EASTER:

Fr. Michael, Maryna, Andriy, and Emma would like to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

The Altar and Rosary Society and GCU Lodge 442 will have 1st/2nd Quarter meetings following Liturgy THIS Sunday, April 11, 2021 (Sunday after Easter) at 10:15am in the side atrium of Infant Jesus of Prague Church. All members are invited to attend

THANK YOU:

Thank you to all volunteers who beautifully decorated the Church for Easter. Your talent is greatly appreciated.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary candle is in memory of +Monica Matteo from Greg & Paula Slemons. There are no intentions for the right sanctuary candle.

A MEANS TO AN END

As precious as it is, faith is but the means to an end. For the soul, faith is the seed — spiritual life is the fruit. Life is the natural result of faith. Every person’s life is affected by what each believes. A person’s belief forms the principles of conduct in life. Faith in Christ is the means to a spiritual life with Him. “These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, believing this, you may have life through His name” (John 20:31). Jesus came that we might have life, and that we have it more abundantly.

We can, therefore, conclude that faith is more than doctrine and rules. It is a profound commitment which confers on us the ability to live a new life in Christ. Faith is –God’s gift to us. It cannot be merited. It is given to us because God loves us. We are asked to respond to God’s loving initiative. Since we have a free will, we can fail to respond (as did many who saw Jesus) and even refuse God’s free gift of faith. “Wherever your treasure lies, there your heart will be also.” (Lk. 12:34)

April 4, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 03: 5:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

7:30 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrectional Matins with

            Procession followed by Solemn

            Blessing of Paschal Basket

Sun. 04: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrection of Our Lord

             Blessing of Paschal Baskets

Living & Deceased members of the Altar Rosary Society

Mon. 05: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Bright Monday

+Janice Salcedo from Anonymous

Tues. 06: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

            Bright Tuesday

+Mary Halus from +Edward Halus

Wed. 07: Bright Wednesday

            NO LITURGY

Thurs. 08: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

            Bright Thursday

+Fr. Robert Halus from +Edward Halus

Fri. 09: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

              Bright Friday

+Mary Hayer from MaryBeth Hayer, Janice and David Hartzell

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Bright Saturday

            For the Parishioners

Sun. 11: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Thomas Sunday

+Rose Valko from Jeannie Danko

Collection Report

Week of 3/28/2021

$               2394.00           Offertory

$                 125.00           Holy Day

$                   37.00           Candles

$                 232.00           Easter Candles

$                   20.00           BCW

$                   41.66           Gas Royalties

$                 150.00           Maintenance Fund

$               2999.66          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 20

Sunday: 86

On Line: 40

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

Due to Easter, the next praying of the rosary by the Society will be on May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, before 9:00 am liturgy.

EASTER FLOWERS:

Thank you to all who donated towards the beautiful Easter Flowers. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. The list is in the vestibule.

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

The Altar and Rosary Society and GCU Lodge 442 will have 1st/2nd Quarter meetings following Liturgy on Sunday, April 11, 2021 (Sunday after Easter) at 10:15am in the side atrium of Infant Jesus of Prague Church. All members are invited to attend.

HAPPY EASTER:

Fr. Michael, Maryna, Andriy, and Emma would like to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter. May the Risen Lord Bless all of you.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary candle is for the Health and Well-Being of Janice and David Hartzell from MaryBeth Hayer. The right Sanctuary candle is for +Mary Hayer from MaryBeth Hayer and Janice and David Hartzell.CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!
VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

The Son of God, who in His compassion became man, died so far as His body was concerned when His soul was separated from His body; but this body was not separated from His divinity, and so He raised up His body once more and took it with Him to heaven in glory. Similarly, when those who have lived here in a godly manner are separated from their bodies, they are not separated from God, and in the resurrection they will take their bodies with them to God, and in their bodies they will enter with inexpressible joy there where Jesus has preceded us (cf. Heb. 6:20) and in their bodies they will enjoy the glory that will be revealed in Christ (cf. 1 Pet. 5:1).

Indeed, they will share not only in resurrection, but also in the Lord’s ascension and in all divine life.

St. Gregory Palamas, To the Most Reverend Nun Xenia no. 15, The Philokalia Vol. 4 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber pg. 298

March 28, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Saturday of Lazarus

+ Dr. Brian Sullivan from the Terleck Family

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Palm Sunday

+Margaret Iannazone from Carol Dumez

Mon. 29: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

            Holy Monday

             Lenten Services

Tues. 30:  6:00 pm @ St. Michael’s

             In Campbell

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

            Followed by Confessions

Wed. 31: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Reconciliation from 5 to 6pm

Healing services with anointing to follow Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 01: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Reconciliation 5-6pm

Liturgy of St. Basil the Great with Vespers

Fri. 02: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

            6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Entombment Vespers with

            Burial of Our Lord

Sat. 03: 5:30 pm @ St. Nicholas

7:30 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Resurrectional Matins with

            Procession followed by Solemn

            Blessing of Paschal Basket

Sun. 04: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

              Resurrection of Our Lord

              Blessing of Paschal Baskets

Living & Deceased members of the Altar Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 3/21/2021

$                 946.00           Offertory

$                   81.00           Candles

$                   35.00           Holy day

$               1067.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 57

On Line: 8

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

LENT:

Please remember this Holy week to abstain from meat on Wednesday and strict fast on Good Friday-no meat or milk products.

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

Due to Easter, the next praying of the rosary by the Society will be on May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, before 9:00 am liturgy.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:

The 2020 church financial statement is available on the table in the vestibule. Please take a report and if you have any questions please contact Fr. Michael or Greg Slemons @ (330)360-6465.Blessing of Easter Baskets will be held outside on a parking lot if weather permits. Baskets to be place on car hood and Father will come and bless it.

EASTER CANDY REMINDER:

REMINDER! GCU Lodge 422 will be sponsoring Easter Candy Day today on Palm Sunday March 28, 2021 for all children and altar servers of the parish. The Easter candy (bunnies) will be given out in the vestibule following Sunday liturgy. There is no need to sign up, all children and altar servers are welcomed.

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

The Altar and Rosary Society and GCU Lodge 442 will have 1st/2nd Quarter meetings following Liturgy on Sunday, April 11, 2021 (Sunday after Easter) at 10:15am in the side atrium of Infant Jesus of Prague Church. All members are invited to attend.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: REMINDER

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Campbell, is having a Take-Out Only Spaghetti Dinner on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 at St. Michael’s Hall, 405 Robinson Road, Campbell.  Tickets are $11.00 per dinner and children under 10 are $5.00.   The time of pickup is 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.  Please call 330-770-9213 with your orders.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left and right Sanctuary candles are for the health & well-being of Bob Jonda from his family

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, or Palm Sunday

On this day the Holy Church especially commemorates the imperial glorification of Jesus Christ before His death on the cross to indicate that the sufferings of the Savior were voluntary. The event of the feast is described in the Gospels (Mt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-41; John 12:12-19). The beginning of this feast goes back to deep antiquity. We meet the most ancient instruction on it in the teaching for this day of Methodius of Patara (3rd c.). Beginning from the VII century, many hymnographers (Andrew of Crete, Cosmas of Maium, John of Damascus, Theodore and Joseph of the Studite Monastery, the Emperor Leo the Philosopher, Theophanes and Nicephorus Xanthopoulos) have glorified the feast with hymns, which we sing even now. It is traditional to use palms on this feast (palm branches). It is even called “Palm” Sunday, “Flower bearing”, “Flower offering” or “Flowery”, and in popular usage “Palm Sunday”. For us willows replace palms because the willow tree blossoms before other trees. The tradition to use palms on this feast is based on the circumstances of the event of the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (refer to page 274). Praying as though we will invisibly meet the Lord and greet Him as the Victor over Hades and death, we hold in our hands the “signs of victory”

Schedule for Holy Week and Resurrection Year 2021

Mon. 29: 8:30 am Lenten Hours at

                 Infant Jesus

Tues. 30 : 6.00pm Pre-Sanctified

                    Liturgy at St. Michaels

                   Followed by confessions

Wed. 31: 6:00 pm at Infant Jesus

             Reconciliation 5 to 6pm

Healing services with anointing to follow Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs 1 : 6:00 at Infant Jesus

                 Reconciliation 5-6pm

Liturgy of St. Basil the great with   Vespers        

Fri.2: Entombment Vespers with Burial of our Lord

             4:00pm- St. Nicholas

             6:00pm- Infant Jesus

Sat. 3: Resurrectional Matins with procession followed by Solemn Blessing of Paschal Baskets

              5:00 pm-St Nicholas

              7:30pm- Infant Jesus

Sun. 4: Resurrection of our

                    Lord Divine Liturgy and blessing of Paschal Baskets

9:00 am- Infant Jesus

11:00am – St. Nicholas

March 21, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Akathistos Saturday

Health & well-being of Mary Rotunno on her 93rd Birthday from family

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

5th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. Mary of Egypt

+Helen Brill from Tillie & Elaine Chachko

Mon. 22: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Tues. 23:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 25: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

Annunciation of The Theotokos

Fri. 26: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Saturday of Lazarus

             + Dr. Brian Sullivan from the Terleck Family

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Palm Sunday

+Margaret Iannazone from Carol Dumez

Collection Report

Week of 3/14/2021

$               1665.00           Offertory

$                   76.00           Candles

$                   25.00           Easter Flowers

$                   35.00           BCW

$                   50.00           Maintenance Fund

$               1851.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 28

Sunday: 50

On Line:10

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

EASTER CANDY:

GCU Lodge 422 will be sponsoring Easter Candy Day on Palm Sunday March 28, 2021 for all children and altar servers of the parish. The Easter candy (bunnies) will be given out in the vestibule following Sunday liturgy. There is no need to sign up, all children and altar servers are welcomed.

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The GCU bowling that is scheduled for March 21, 2021 has been CANCELLED. We look forward to having it next year!!!!

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

Due to Easter, the next praying of the rosary by the Society will be on May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, before 9:00 am liturgy.

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

The Altar and Rosary Society and GCU Lodge 442 will have 1st/2nd Quarter meetings following Liturgy on Sunday, April 11, 2021 (Sunday after Easter) at 10:15am in the side atrium of Infant Jesus of Prague Church. All members are invited to attend.

SPAGHETTI DINNER:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Campbell, is having a Take-Out Only Spaghetti Dinner on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 at St. Michael’s Hall, 405 Robinson Road, Campbell.  Tickets are $11.00 per dinner and children under 10 are $5.00.   The time of pickup is 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.  Please call 330-770-9213 with your orders.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. There are no Sanctuary Candles for this week.

March 14, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            4th All Souls Saturday

+Jake Markovith from Att. Mark Hanni

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

4th Sunday of the Great Fast

            St. John Climacus

+Don Chachko from Tillie Chachko

Mon. 15: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Tues. 16:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 18: 6:00PM @ Infant Jesus

            Canon of Andrew of Crete

Fri. 19: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Akathistos Saturday

Health & well-being of Mary Rotunno on her 93rd Birthday from family

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

5th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. Mary of Egypt

+Helen Brill from Tillie & Elaine Chachko

Collection Report

Week of 3/7/2021

$               1575.00           Offertory

$                   71.00           Candles

$                   15.00           Holy Day

$                   20.00           Easter Flowers

$                   84.00           BCW

$                   20.00           Easter Vigil Lights

$                   20.00           Initial Offering

$                   55.26           Gas Royalties 

$                 795.00           Maintenance Fund

$               2655.26          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 48

On Line:15

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

BAPTISM:

Congratulations to Declan Anthony Sheehan who received Holy Mystery of Initiation this weekend. Declan is the son of Kyle & Rachel Sheehan and grandson of Mark & Nancy Stanko. May God bless Declan, his big brother Harrison and his beautiful family with health & happiness.

EASTER CANDY:

GCU Lodge 422 will be sponsoring Easter Candy Day on Palm Sunday March 28, 2021 for all children and altar servers of the parish. The Easter candy (bunnies) will be given out in the vestibule following Sunday liturgy. There is no need to sign up, all children and altar servers are welcomed.

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The GCU bowling that is scheduled for March 21, 2021 has been CANCELLED. We look forward to having it next year!!!!

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

Due to Easter, the next praying of the rosary by the Society will be on May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, before 9:00 am liturgy.

ETHNIC FOOD & BAKE SALE:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2140 Highland Rad, Hermitage, Pa. is holding a Lenten Ethnic Food Sale on Wednesday, March 16 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. PRE-ORDERS ONLY. 1 dozen potato/cheese pierohi-$8.00 (frozen);

1 dozen sauerkraut-$8.00 (frozen); 1 quart fresh haluski-$8.00. Call Bill @ (724)-962-4618 or Christine @ (724) 866-0058 to place your order. NO WALK-INS!! Check out the bake sale also!

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The right Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Tillie Chachko. The left Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Monica Matteo from Greg & Paula Slemons

ST. JOHN CLIMACUS

Abbot of Sinai, so called “Climacus” from the title of his famous book, The Climax, or The Ladder of Perfection; also known as John Scholasticus. He was a Syrian or a Palestinian who started his eremitical life at sixteen, living for many years as a hermit on Sinai. He then went to Thale. Revered also as a scriptural scholar, he authored The Ladder of Perfection to provide a comprehensive treatise on the ideal of Christian perfection and the virtues and vices of the monastic life. Composed in thirty chapters, it was intended to correspond to the age of Christ at the time of his baptism by John the Baptist. John was elected abbot of the monks of Mt. Sinai at the age of seventy He died there on March 30.

“Confession is like a bridle that keeps the soul which reflects upon it from committing sin, but anything left unconfessed we continue to do without fear as if in the dark.” (John, p. 107)

“Lay bare your wound to the healer. Only through shame can you be freed from shame. Tell him and do not be ashamed: “This is my wound. Father, this is my injury. It happened because of my negligence and not from any other cause.” (John, p. 108)

March 7, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 06: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            3rd All Souls Saturday

            +Mike Virostek Sr. from

Mike Virostek Jr. & Phyllis Virostek

Sun. 07: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

3rd Sunday of the Great Fast

            Veneration of the Cross

            For the Living & Deceased

Members of the Altar Rosary Society

Mon. 08: NO LITURGY

Tues. 09:  8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Wed. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 11: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

            Lenten Services

Fri. 12: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            4th All Souls Saturday

+Jake Markovith from Att. Mark Hanni

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

4th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. John Climacus

+Don Chachko from Tillie Chachko

Collection Report

Week of 2/28/2021

$               1470.00           Offertory

$                   41.00           Candles 

$                 280.00           Easter Flowers  

$                   75.00           Maintenance Fund

$               1866.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 20

Sunday: 51

On Line:16

ATTENTION PARISHIONERS: All bulletin announcements should be sent to Paula Slemons. Please call (330)799-5983 with any information to be put in the bulletin by Wednesday of that week. Thank you very much.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & Bob Jonda all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

ETHNIC FOOD & BAKE SALE:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2140 Highland Rad, Hermitage, Pa. is holding a Lenten Ethnic Food Sale on Wednesday, March 16 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. PRE-ORDERS ONLY. 1 dozen potato/cheese pierohi-$8.00 (frozen);

1 dozen sauerkraut-$8.00 (frozen); 1 quart fresh haluski-$8.00. Call Bill @ (724)-962-4618 or Christine @ (724) 866-0058 to place your order. NO WALK-INS!! Check out the bake sale also!

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:

The 2020 church financial statement is available on the table in the vestibule. Please take a report and if you have any questions please contact Fr. Michael or Greg Slemons @ (330)360-6465.

ECF REMINDER:

ECF classes have begun again for the second half for all school age children ON LINE @ 6:00 pm. Please see Fr. Michael or call the church for more details.

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The Youngstown Area GCU Junior Bowling Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 for all boys & girls ages 5-18 who attend a Byzantine Church. It will be held at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road Boardman, OH. Sign in is at 12:30 pm and bowling starts at 1:00pm sharp. There is no-cost bowling, plus food, prizes, and fun! Social distancing and state guidelines will be followed. Please mail in or call (330) 755-6243. Deadline for entries is Saturday March 15th.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary candle is in memory of + Joseph Kollar from Karen and Kathy Kollar. The right Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Declan Anthony Sheehan from family.

Why Byzantines making sign of the cross touching right shoulder first.

The act of “Placing the cross on oneself” is a request for a blessing from God. We make if from right to left to mirror the actions of the priest when he blesses us. The priest, looking at the parishioners, blesses from left to right. Therefore, the parishioners, putting on the sign of the cross on themselves, do it from right to left.

Because the Lord separated the sheep from the goats, putting the faithful sheep on His right side, and the goats on the left, the Church always treats the right side as the preferred side. We only cross ourselves with our RIGHT hand. The priest, when blessing a person, first touches or points to their RIGHT side, then their left. Also the censing of the Holy Table in the Altar is always done from the RIGHT side first; censing of the Ikonostasis, the Congregation and of the Church itself always begins with the right side. The priest always gives communion with his RIGHT hand, even if he is left handed. There are other examples of this right side preference.

february 28, 2021 bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              2nd All Souls Saturday

               +Thomas Urdea from family

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             2nd Sunday of the Great Fast

             For the Parishioners

Mon. March 1: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Tues.2:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 3: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 4: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

              Lenten Services

Fri. 5: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

              Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

              For the Living & Deceased

              Members of the Sacred Heart

              Society

Sat. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              3rd All Souls Saturday

               +Mike Virostek Sr. from

                Mike Virostek Jr. & Phyllis

                Virostek

Sun. 7: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             3rd Sunday of the Great Fast

             Veneration of the Cross

             For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar Rosary

             Society

Collection Report

Week of 2/21/2021

$               1233.00           Offertory

$                   22.00           Candles 

$                   20.00           Easter Flowers  

$                   10.00           Maintenance Fund

$               1285.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 38

On Line:16

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & Bob Jonda all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The Youngstown Area GCU Junior Bowling Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 for all boys & girls ages 5-18 who attend a Byzantine Church. It will be held at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road Boardman, OH. Sign in is at 12:30 pm and bowling starts at 1:00pm sharp. There is no-cost bowling, plus food, prizes, and fun! Social distancing and state guidelines will be followed. Please mail in or call (330) 755-6243. Deadline for entries is Saturday March 15th.

ECF REMINDER:

ECF classes have begun again for the second half for all school age children ON LINE @ 6:00 pm. Please see Fr. Michael or call the church for more details.

ALL SOULS SATURDAY:

Reminder, for all those who have not yet sent their Hramoty request to Fr. Michael, Third All Souls Saturday will be March 6th.

ETHNIC FOOD & BAKE SALE:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2140 Highland Rad, Hermitage, Pa. is holding a Lenten Ethnic Food Sale on Wednesday, March 16 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. PRE-ORDERS ONLY. 1 dozen potato/cheese pierohi-$8.00 (frozen);

1 dozen sauerkraut-$8.00 (frozen); 1 quart fresh haluski-$8.00. Call Bill @ (724)-962-4618 or Christine @ (724) 866-0058 to place your order. NO WALK-INS!! Check out the bake sale also!

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary candle is in memory of + Cindy Martz from Mary Lou Kasper. The right Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Angel Perez from Greg & Paula Slemons

Gregory Palamas

What is most important about St. Gregory Palamas is not the details of his life but his clear explanation of the Faith: the teaching about God’s vision for our lives. Gregory taught that we cannot experience God through education, philosophy, intellectual discussion and debates. God is a person with whom we are to be in a relationship, not a topic to be discussed or facts to memorize. He taught that God desires us to know Him, to experience Him, to share His life, to become one with Him. Even today, there exists a tendency in some non-Catholic Churches to focus on knowing about God and these churches resemble lecture halls in which pastors deliver lengthy sermons which are the focus of the Sunday worship. The center of these churches is a man in a pulpit rather than the presence of God on the holy altar. The emphasis seems to be learning about God more than experiencing God. Gregory studied the Holy Scriptures, read the early Church Fathers and learned from his own experience on Mount Athos that it was possible to know and experience God in this life. This is what our Lord prayed for in His final prayer before His passion and death, that we share His life and become one with Him:

May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, so also may they be in Us. (John 17:21)

The Holy Apostle Peter says we are destined and called to “partake of the divine nature”. (2 Peter 1:4)

February 14, 2021 bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

All Holy Ascetical Fathers and Mothers

              For the Parishioners

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of Cheesefare

+Rose Valko from Paul and Mary Kasper

Mon. 15: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             First Day of the Great fast

             Strict Fast

             Special Service for First Day of  Lent

Tues. 16:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             +Helen Yurko from Carol Dietz

Thurs. 18: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

              Lenten Services

Fri. 19: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

              Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

              +Mary & + Nicholas Terlecky

              From Myron Terlecky

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Commemoration of the

              Miracle of the Great Martyr Theodore

               For the Parishioners

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             1st Sunday of the Great Fast

+Janice Salcedo from Mike Kotyuha

Collection Report

Week of 2/7/2021

$               1760.00           Offertory

$                   67.00           Candles 

$                 145.00           Holy Day   

$                 280.00           Maintenance Fund

$                   65.00           Easter Flowers

$               2317.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 30

Sunday: 45

On Line:17

Announcements and information

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & Bob Jonda all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

END OF YEAR STATEMENTS:

The end of year financial statements for each family are available on the glass table in the vestibule.

LENT:

Monday begins the season of the Great Fast.

Monday & Great Friday are STRICT fast-no meat or dairy products. Also, on Wednesday & Fridays during the Great fast, abstinence from meat.

PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY:

Pre-Sanctified Liturgies will be on Wednesday @ 6:00 pm at Infant Jesus and on Friday @ 4:00 pm at St. Nicholas.

HOLY WATER:

Holy water is available for all parishioners in the vestibule please bring you own containers.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to our parishioners Rachel & Kyle Sheehan on the birth of their second son Declan Anthony, born on February 3rd. May God bless their beautiful family with health & happiness.

ALL SOULS SATURDAY:

Second All Souls Saturday will be   February 27th, please get your Hramoty into Fr. Michael.  

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The Youngstown Area GCU Junior Bowling Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 for all boys & girls ages 5-18 who attend a Byzantine Church. It will be held at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road Boardman, OH. Sign in is at 12:30 pm and bowling starts at 1:00pm sharp. There is no-cost bowling, plus food, prizes, and fun! Social distancing and state guidelines will be followed. Please mail in or call (330) 755-6243. Deadline for entries is Saturday March 15th.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Monica Matteo and the right Sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Pam Kerola both from Greg & Paula Slemons.

Why no ashes for us Byzantines? I’m not discussing this is in an elitist way or in a way that is critical of our Christian brethren who have the practice of spreading ashes on their heads to mark the beginning of Great Lent. The tradition of the ashes has to do with sorrow over sins, and marking ourselves as sinners. The tradition of Clean Sunday is that while we acknowledge our sinfulness, the theme of the day is the need for spiritual cleanliness.

Many people associate Great Lent strictly with fasting, in other words with deprivation of food. While fasting is part of Great Lent, Great Lent is not only about deprivation. It is about discipline and spiritual growth. The discipline to stay away from certain kinds of food will train our minds to also stay away from certain kinds of behaviors. If we tame the thing we want the most often, food, we can tame other things that we want—greed, power, ego, lust, control, anger, etc.

Lent is a time to look at our relationship with God. Does our life reflect loyalty and closeness to God our Father, or have we squandered our faith and His gifts to us in profligate living, becoming like the Prodigal Son. Lent is also a time to look at our relationship with one another. Do we love our neighbor as ourselves? Are we concerned with his welfare—with feed, clothing, visiting and helping him?

The Lenten services provide both instruction and inspiration. The Great Compline emphasizes stillness. This service is quiet and sedate. Most of the service is the reading of Psalms of repentance. The Pre-Sanctified Liturgy provides us the opportunity to receive Christ through Holy Communion in the middle of the week, as a way to strengthen and support us in our time of fasting. And of course, each Sunday provides us with the opportunity to hear the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Even more important than giving up food, we should each give up some time each week to attend additional worship services.

February 7, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 06:  6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

1st All Souls Saturday

                        +Paul Swantek from Lori

                        Swantek

Sun. 07: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of Meat Fare

                        Living & Deceased members of

             The Altar Rosary Society

Mon. 08: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

+Jeanette Kulifay from Mary Kay Castor

Tues. 09: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

+Millie Klanica from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis

Wed. 10: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 11 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

+Helen Brill from Barbara Smith

Fri. 12: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

+Thomas Urdea from the Walsh Family

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

All Holy Ascetical Fathers and Mothers

              For the Parishioners

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of Cheesefare

+Rose Valko from Paul and Mary Kasper

Collection Report

Week of 1/31/2021

$               1233.00           Offertory

$                   45.00           Candles 

$                 145.00           Holy Day   

$                 130.00           Maintenance Fund

$                   20.00           Initial Offerings

$                   50.00           Easter Flowers

$               1623.00       TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 30

Sunday: 36

Announcements and information

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS:

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & Bob Jonda all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, 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.

END OF YEAR STATEMENTS:

The end of year financial statements for each family are available on the glass table in the vestibule.

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

All parishioners are invited to join this wonderful association. Members pray the Rosary the first Sunday of each month at 8:30 AM. Dues for 2020 & 2021 are only $5.00 for both years (two years for the price of one). Envelopes for dues are on the table in the vestibule for you to deposit into the collection basket. You can also mail your dues to Mary Beth Hayer, 1063 Runge Avenue, Struthers, Ohio  44471. Contact President Elaine Chachko for more information.

HOLY WATER:

Holy water is available for all parishioners in the vestibule please bring you own containers.

ALL SOULS SATURDAY:

Second All Souls Saturday will be   February 27th, please get your Hramoty into Fr. Michael.  

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

The Youngstown Area GCU Junior Bowling Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 for all boys & girls ages 5-18 who attend a Byzantine Church. It will be held at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road Boardman, OH. Sign in is at 12:30 pm and bowling starts at 1:00pm sharp. There is no-cost bowling, plus food, prizes, and fun! Social distancing and state guidelines will be followed. Please mail in or call (330) 755-6243. Deadline for entries is Saturday March 15th.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left Sanctuary Candle is in memory of +Thomas Urdea from Family. The right Sanctuary Candle is for the health and well-being of Bob Jonda from his Grandchildren and Great-Granddaughter-Grace.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SEASON OF THE GREAT FAST – 2021

simple abstinence

  • The law of simple abstinence forbids the use of meat, but permits the use of eggs and dairy products.
  • All faithful of the Archeparchy who receive the Eucharist are obliged to observe simple abstinence when prescribed. Abstinence is obligatory on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast.

strict abstinence

  • The law of strict abstinence (fast) forbids the use and consumption of all meat, eggs and dairy products.
  • All faithful of the Archeparchy who receive the Eucharist are obliged to observe strict abstinence when prescribed.
  • Strict abstinence (fast) is to be observed in 2021 on Pure Monday, February 15 (the first day of the Great Fast), and on Great and Holy Friday, April 2.

dispensations

  • Priests and parents are to ensure that minors are educated in the authentic sense of penance.

Pastors and administrators, with just cause and taking into account acceptable reasons due to personal circumstances, may grant to the individual faithful as well as to individual families, dispensations, transferals, or commutations of abstinence and strict fast into other pious practices. Superiors of religious houses or clerical institutions enjoy these same faculties relative to their constituents.

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