September 18, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Saturday after Exaltation

            Of the Cross

            Health & well-being of Ken

            & Bernie Litwin from family

Sun. 18: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday after the Exaltation

            Of the Cross  

            +Matt Kloes from Slemons

            family

Mon. 19: NO LITURGY

Tues. 20: NO LITURGY

Wed. 21: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 22: NO LITURGY

Fri. 23: NO LITURGY

Sat. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the parishioners

Sun. 25: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            16th Sunday after Pentecost

            + Joseph Terry, and the

            deceased members of the

            Palyok & Gorda families

            from Dorothy Terry

Collection Report

Week of 9/11/2022

$               1436.00     Offertory

$                 399.00     Maintenance Fund

$                 245.78     Utility offerings

$                 730.00     Mary Lou Kasper mem.

$                 100.00     Joe Hritz memory

$                 230.00     Holy Day

$                   86.00     Candles

$               3226.78      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 53

ON LINE: 9

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

The Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church on Sunday October 2nd.  All are welcome.

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to both the Kasper and Hritz families for their donation to our maintenance fund in memory of their loved ones-+Mary Lou Kasper and +Joseph Hritz. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

ECF CLASSES:

As school begins, so will our ECF program for all school age children. In person classes will be held every Sunday from 10:30 am-11:30 am beginning NEXT SUNDAY September 25, 2022. Classes will be held inside the church. This year’s teachers are Christine Bero, Francine Schuler and Mary Sinowski. Registration forms are on the table in the vestibule or see Fr. Michael. Please consider educating your children on our Byzantine faith.

CHINESE AUCTION:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2140 Highland Rd, Hermitage is having their 45th Annual Chinese Auction. The event will be held on Sunday, October 9th in their social hall. Doors open at 1:00 pm and drawing is at 2:15 pm. Admission is $6.00 which includes lunch and one free tear sheet. Additional sheets are 6 for $5.00. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, autumn/lottery raffle and a grand prize raffle.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of September 18-24, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mary Lou Kasper and the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Olin Sheely both from Tom & Joyce Lesko.

On rightly loving THE world. Caesarius of arles: While there is much in the world to love, it is best loved in relation to the One who made it. The world is beautiful, but much fairer is the One who fashioned it. The world is glorious, but more delightful is the One by whom the world was established. Therefore, let us labor as much as we can, be­loved, that love of the world as such may not overwhelm us, and that we may nor love the creature more than the creator. God has given us earthly possessions in order that we may love him with our whole heart and soul. But sometimes we provoke God’s dis­pleasure against us when we love his gifts more than God himself. The same thing hap­pens in human relationships. Suppose some­one gives a special gift to his protege. But the protege then begins to despise the giver, and loves the gift more than the one who gave. Suppose he comes to think of the giver no longer as friend but enemy. Just so it is with our relationship with God. We love more those who love us for ourselves rather than our gifts. So God is known to love those who love him more than the earthly gifts he gives. sermons 159.6.

September 11, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Saturday before Exaltation

            Of the Cross

            +Michael Hritz Jr. from wife

            Clara & son David

Sun. 11: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday before the Exaltation

            Of the Cross  

            +Leonard “Ben” Slemons

            From Anonymous

Mon. 12: NO LITURGY

Tues. 13: NO LITURGY

Wed.14: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Exaltation of the Holy

              Cross

              For the parishioners

Thurs. 15: NO LITURGY

Fri. 16: NO LITURGY

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Saturday after Exaltation

            Of the Cross

            Health & well-being of Ken

            & Bernie Litwin from family

Sun. 18: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday after the Exaltation

            Of the Cross  

            +Matt Kloes from Slemons

            family

Collection Report

Week of 9/4/2022

$               1142.00          Offertory

$                 300.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   95.00          Holy Day

$                   81.00          Candles

$               1627.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 18

Sunday: 50

ON LINE: 10

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

The Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church on Sunday October 2nd.  All are welcome.

MAINTENANCE HELP:

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church is looking for a maintenance man for the church. If interested please see Fr. Michael.

ECF CLASSES:

As school begins, so will our ECF program for all school age children. In person classes will be held every Sunday from 10:30 am-11:30 am beginning on September 24, 2022. Classes will be held inside the church. This year’s teachers are Christine Bero, Francine Schuler and Mary Sinowski. Registration forms are on the table in the vestibule or see Fr. Michael. Please consider educating your children on our Byzantine faith.

CHINESE AUCTION:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2140 Highland Rd, Hermitage is having their 45th Annual Chinese Auction. The event will be held on Sunday, October 9th in their social hall. Doors open at 1:00 pm and drawing is at 2:15 pm. Admission is $6.00 which includes lunch and one free tear sheet. Additional sheets are 6 for $5.00. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, autumn/lottery raffle and a grand prize raffle.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of September 11-17, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Peter & +Mary Lou Kasper from Paul & Mary Kasper.  The right sanctuary candle is in memory of + Stephen & +Catherine Kopkash from Paul & Mary Kasper.

THE CROSS RAISED FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE. ANDREW OF CRETE: The cross is raised and appears above the earth, which until recently malice had kept hidden. It is raised, not to receive glory (for with Christ nailed to it what greater glory could it have?) but to give glory to God who is worshiped on it and proclaimed by it…. It is not surprising that the church rejoices in the cross of Christ and robes herself in festal clothes, revealing her bridal beauty as she honors this day. Nor is it surprising that this great throng of people has gathered together today to see the cross exposed aloft and to worship Christ whom they see raised upon it. For the cross is exposed in order to be raised and is raised to be exposed.

What cross? The cross, which a little while ago was hidden in a place called The Skull but now is everywhere adored. This is what we rejoice over today; this is what we celebrate; this is the point of the present feast; this is the manifestation of the mystery…. For this hidden and life-giving cross had to be exposed, set on high like a city on a hill or a lamp on a stand, for all the world to see. HOMILY II ON THE EXALTATION OF THE VENERABLE CROSS.

September 4, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 3: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Anna Mamone from

            Michael & Philomena

            Virostek

Sun. 4: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            13th Sunday after Pentecost

            Living & deceased members

            of the Altar Rosary Society

Mon. 5: NO LITURGY

Tues. 6: NO LITURGY

Wed.7: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Birth of the Theotokos

              For the parishioners

Thurs. 8: NO LITURGY

Fri. 9: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Living & deceased members

            of the Sacred Heart Society

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Saturday before Exaltation

            Of the Cross

            +Michael Hritz Jr. from wife

            Clara & son David

Sun. 11: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday before the Exaltation

            Of the Cross  

            Health & well-being of Ken

            & Bernie Litwin from family

Collection Report

Week of 8/28/2022

$               1410.00          Offertory

$                     8.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 183.00          Holy Day

$                   26.00          Candles

$               1627.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 30

Sunday: 56

ON LINE: 10

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!

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

THIS Sunday, September 4, 2022, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

MAINTENANCE HELP:

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church is looking for a maintenance man for the church. If interested please see Fr. Michael.

ECF CLASSES:

As school begins, so will our ECF program for all school age children. In person classes will be held every Sunday from 10:30 am-11:30 am beginning on September 24, 2022. Classes will be held inside the church. This year’s teachers are Christine Bero, Francine Schuler and Mary Sinowski. Registration forms are on the table in the vestibule or see Fr. Michael. Please consider educating your children on our Byzantine faith.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Our beloved and long-time parishioner Mary Lou Kasper passed away last Sunday. Her services were held on Wednesday. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Blessed repose to his servant Mary Lou.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of September 4-10, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Anna Mamone from Bob & Millie Jonda. The right sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Nicholas Petito from Dorothy Terry.  

hear another parable. chrysostom: This parable suggests many things: God’s providence had been at work toward them from the outset; their disposition was murderous from the be­ginning; nothing had been neglected of what­ever pertained to an attentive care for them. even when prophets had been slain. God had not turned away from this people but had sent them his very Son; it is now clear that the God of both the New and the Old Testaments is one and the same; we know that the Son’s death will effect great blessings; we here learn that they were to endure extreme punishment for the crucifixion; here we learn of the calling of the Gentiles and the turning aside of the unbeliev­ing Jews.

He presents this parable after the previous one that he may show the charge to be even greater in this case and highly unpardonable. In what way? Although the Jews had received so much care from God, they were now found to be worse than harlots and publicans, and that by a wide margin. the gospel of matthew, homily 68.1.

August 28, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             For the parishioners          

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            12th Sunday after Pentecost

            +Helen & +Louis Hayer

             from Mary Beth Hayer,

             Janice & David Hartzell

Mon. 29: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Beheading of St. John the

             Baptist

             For the parishioners

Tues. 30: NO LITURGY

Wed. 31: NO LITURGY

Thurs. Sept.1: NO LITURGY

Fri. 2: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

            Living & deceased members

            of the Sacred Heart Society

Sat. 3: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Anna Mamone from

            Michael & Philomena

            Virostek

Sun. 4: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            13th Sunday after Pentecost

            Living & deceased members

            of the Altar Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 8/21/2022

$               1375.00          Offertory

$                 225.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 415.00          Holy Day

$                   87.00          Candles

$               2102.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 38

Sunday: 46

ON LINE: 8

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

MAINTENANCE HELP:

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church is looking for a maintenance man for the church. If interested please see Fr. Michael.

ECF CLASSES:

As school begins, so will our ECF program for all school age children.  We are starting in person classes on September 24, 2022 after Sunday Liturgy from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Classes will be held inside the church building. Registration forms are available on the table in the vestibule or see Fr. Michael. Our Teachers Mary Sinowski, Francine Schuler and Christine Bero are really excited to meet your kids, please consider educate your children according to our Byzantine Catholic tradition.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE:

The Sisters of St. Basil invite all to their 88th Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on September 3 & 4, 2022 in Uniontown, Pa. Please see sistersofstbasil.org for the complete schedule.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of August 28-Sept. 3, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Irene & +Joseph Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Helen & +Louis Hayer from Mary Beth Hayer, Janice & David Hartzell.

Seek THE life that endures. Augustine: The Lord said to a certain young man, “If you would enter life, keep the commandments,” He did not say “If you would have life” but “If you would enter life,” defining that life as eternal life. Let us first consider then the love of this life. For this life is loved, whatever its quality; and however troubled it is, however wretched, people are afraid to end it. Hence we should see, we should consider, how much eternal life is to be loved, when this miserable life that must at some time be ended is so loved. Consider, broth­ers, how much that life is to be loved when it is a life you never end. You love this life, where you work so much, run, are busy, pant. In this busy life the obligations can scarcely be counted: sow­ing, plowing, working new land, sailing, grind­ing, cooking, weaving. And after all this hard work your life comes to an end. Look at what you suffer in this wretched life that you so love. And do you think that you will always live and never die? Temples, rocks, marbles, all rein­forced by iron and lead, still fall. And a person thinks that he will never die? Learn therefore, brothers, to seek eternal life, when you will not endure these things but will reign with God for­ever. Sermon 84.1

August 21, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Mary & +James Hayer

            from Mary Beth Hayer,

            Janice & David Hartzell

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            11th Sunday after Pentecost

            +Olin Sheely from

             Anonymous

Mon. 22: NO LITURGY

Tues. 23: NO LITURGY

Wed. 24: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 25: NO LITURGY

Fri. 26:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             For the parishioners          

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            12th Sunday after Pentecost

            +Helen & +Louis Hayer

             From Mary Beth Hayer,             

Janice & David Hartzell

Collection Report

Week of 8/14/2022

$               1371.00          Offertory

$                   70.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   10.00          Holy Day

$          150,000.00          Patoray Donation

$                   56.00          Candles

$          151,507.00      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, & Patricia Flaherty, & Bernie Litwin all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & Louise Macabobby and Nina Zavatsky 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE:

The Sisters of St. Basil invite all to their 88th Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on September 3 & 4, 2022 in Uniontown, Pa. Please see sistersofstbasil.org for the complete schedule.

MAINTENANCE HELP:

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church is looking for a maintenance man for the church. If interested please see Fr. Michael.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Our devout and long-time parishioner Joseph Hritz passed away and services were held this past week. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Joe’s family and friends. Blessed repose to his servant Joseph.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of August 21-27, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Helen & +Fred brill from family. There is no request for the right sanctuary candle.

Ten thousand talents owed, A hundred denarii collected. Cyril OF Alexandria: The God of all releases us from the difficulties of our faults, according to the parable. This is what is signified by the ten thousand talents, But this happens on the proviso that we our­selves release our fellow servants from the hun­dred denarii, that is, from the few minor faults they have committed against us. The angels who stand over us and are under the same yoke of service as we are make accusations before God. They do not speak to God as if God does not know—for God knows everything. Rather, in the interest of justice, they demand the proper punishment for those who choose to despise and dishonor the command that we love one another. When we meet our proper deserts, either we receive punishment in our present life, such as being visited with some pain or trouble or infirmity, or if not, we will certainly be punished in the future life. God punishes the obsti­nate, intractable person with a view to improving and changing him for the better. This is easy to see. Holy Scripture is pertinent here, in these wisely spoken words: “the Lord disci­plines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son,” and again: “Abide instruc­tion.” fragment 216.

August 10, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Andrew Swantek from

            family

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            10th Sunday after Pentecost

            +Janice Salcedo from Family

Mon. 15: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Dormition of the Theotokos

             Blessings of flowers

             For the parishioners

Tues. 16: NO LITURGY

Wed. 17: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 18: NO LITURGY

Fri. 19:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Mary & +James Hayer

            from Mary Beth Hayer,

            Janice & David Hartzell

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            11th Sunday after Pentecost

            +Olin Sheely from

             Anonymous

Collection Report

Week of 8/7/2022

$               2035.00          Offertory

$                 325.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 300.00          Holy Day

$                 141.53          Utility offerings

$                   63.00          Candles

$               2864.53      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 37

Sunday: 50

ON LINE: 12

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, & Bernie Litwin all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & Louise Macabobby and Nina Zavatsky 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE:

Archbishop William C. Skurla will be the main celebrant for the Dormition

Vigil Divine Liturgy on THIS Sunday, August 14th @ 7:00 pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson. The 57th Annual Assumption Pilgrimage will be August 13-15th.

DEDICATION OF STATUE:

This Sunday, following the 9:00 am liturgy, Fr. Michael will be dedicating the new Infant Jesus of Prague statue. The statue was donated by Dr. Stephen Salcedo and family (Bryant, Robert, Maureen and granddaughter Grace) in memory of +Janice Salcedo.

DONATION TO OUR CHURCH:

Thank you to Michael and Chelsea Patoray for a generous donation of $175,000.00 to our Building and Maintenance Fund. May God reward their generosity and grant them many and blessed years!

BLESSING OF FLOWERS:

If anyone would like their flowers blessed, Fr. Michael will be blessing them on Monday after both liturgies (10:00 am @ St. Nicholas and 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus) in honor of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of August 14-20, the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Anna Mamone from Ron & JoAnne Hoxworth. There is no request for the left sanctuary candle.

Say To this Mountain; Move.

Chrysostom: The disciples seem to me to be in anxiety and fear that they had lost the grace with which they had been entrusted. For they had received power over unclean demons. So they ap­proached him in private and asked him the ques­tion, not out of shame (for if the matter had got out and they were criticized, it would have been superfluous for the future to have been ashamed of admitting it in their words) but because what they were going to ask him was secret and of great moment.

What, then, does Christ say? “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” But if you say “Where did they move a mountain?” I will say that they did things much greater than that in raising up innumerable dead. For moving a mountain and moving death from a body are not at all comparable. After them other saints, far inferior to the disciples, are said to have moved mountains when neces­sity demanded. It is clear that the disciples also would have done so had necessity demanded. But if there was never need at that time, do not find fault with them. The gospel of Mat­thew, homily 57.4.

August 7, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           Transfiguration of Our Lord

           Blessing of fruits

           +Thomas & Kay Urdea from

           family

Sun. 7: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            9th Sunday after Pentecost

            Blessings of the fruits

           Living & deceased members

           of the Altar & Rosary

           Society

Mon. 8: NO LITURGY

Tues. 9: NO LITURGY

Wed. 10: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 11: NO LITURGY

Fri. 12:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Andrew Swantek from

            family

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            10th Sunday after Pentecost

            +Janice Salcedo from Family

Collection Report

Week of 7/31/2022

$                 996.00          Offertory

$                   25.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   10.00          Holy Day

$                   26.00          Candles

$               1057.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 22

Sunday: 65

ON LINE: 11

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, & Bernie Litwin all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & Louise Macabobby and Nina Zavatsky 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

BLESSING OF STUDENTS & TEACHERS:

As the beginning of the school year fast approaches, Father Michael will be blessing all school age children (pre-school to college) and teachers after liturgies THIS WEEKEND August 6th & 7th.

FUNDRAISER, LAST WEEK:

Maryna is selling homemade nut kolachi for $15.00 each as a fundraiser for the Ukraine. This will be the last week to submit your orders. Order forms are on the vestibule table and can be returned to the collection basket or by calling the rectory.

PILGRIMAGE:

Archbishop William C. Skurla will be the main celebrant for the Dormition

Vigil Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 14th @ 7:00 pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson. The 57th Annual Assumption Pilgrimage will be August 13-15th.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of August 7-13, the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mr. & +Mrs. Michael R. Bohn from Bob & Kathy Sheppa. The left sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Paulette Kloes from Bob & Millie Jonda.

The week of July 17-23, the right sanctuary candle was for the health & well-being of Nicholas Petito from Dorothy Terry.

14:24 The Boat Beaten by Waves

many furlongs distant FROM THE land. The disciples are tossed on the waves again. They are in a storm, fully as bad as the previous one. Gently and by degrees he ex­cites and urges the disciples on toward greater responsiveness, even to the point of bearing all things nobly. Whereas in the previous storm they had him with them in the ship, now they were alone by themselves. Even when he was asleep in the boat in the previous situation, he was ready to give them relief from danger. But then he was present to them.

Now he is leading them into a greater degree of challenge. Now he is not even present to them. He has departed. In mid-sea he permits a storm to arise. This was all for their training, that they might not look for some easy hope of preservation from any earthly source. He then allows them to be tossed by the storm all night! This had the purpose of awakening their stony hearts in a most complete way. This is how Jesus dealt with the nature of their fear, which the rough weather and the timing had produced. He cast them directly into a situation in which they would have a greater longing for him and a con­tinual remembrance of him. Chrysostom: the gospel of Matthew, homily  50.I.

July 31, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 30: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Anna Mamone from Mary

            & Jerry Novak

Sun. 31: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             8th Sunday after Pentecost

             +Paul Edward Swantek

              from family

Mon.  Aug 1: NO LITURGY

Tues. 2: NO LITURGY

Wed. 3: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 4: NO LITURGY

Fri. 5:  4:00 PM @ Infant Jesus

Vigil of Transfiguration of Our Lord – Blessing of fruits

           For Living & Deceased

           Members of the Sacred

           Heart Society

Sat. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           Transfiguration of Our Lord

           Blessing of fruits

           +Thomas & Kay Urdea from

           family

Sun. 7: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            9th Sunday after Pentecost

Blessing of fruits

           Living & deceased members

           of the Altar & Rosary

           Society

Collection Report

Week of 7/24/2022

$               1440.00          Offertory

$               1000.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   50.00          Holy Day

$                 150.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   28.00          Candles

$               2668.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 28

Sunday: 50

ON LINE: 33

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, & Bernie Litwin all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & Louise Macabobby and Nina Zavatsky 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

NEXT SUNDAY- August 7, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

FUNDRAISER:

Maryna is selling homemade nut kolachi for $15.00 each as a fundraiser for the Ukraine. Order forms are on the vestibule table and can be returned to the collection basket or by calling the rectory.

PILGRIMAGE:

Archbishop William C. Skurla will be the main celebrant for the Dormition

Vigil Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 14th @ 7:00 pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson. The 57th Annual Assumption Pilgrimage will be August 13-15th.

100th ANNIVERSARY

St Michaels Byzantine Church is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Archbishop William Skurla begins at 3PM. May God grant peace, health and happiness to St. Michaels parish family!

BLESSING OF STUDENTS & TEACHERS:

As the beginning of the school year fast approaches, Father Michael will be blessing all school age children (pre-school to college) and teachers after liturgies on August 6th & 7th.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of July 31-August 6, the right sanctuary candle is in memory of + Anna Mamone from Jerry & Mary Novak. The left sanctuary candle is in memory of + Joseph Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar.

the five loaves OF THE five books OF THE law.

Hilary of Poitiers: When the disciples advised that the crowds be sent away into the neighboring villages to buy food, he answered, “They do not need to go away.” This signaled that these people whom he healed with the food of teaching, teaching that was not for sale, had no need to go back to Judea and buy food. He ordered the apostles to give them something to eat. But was Jesus unaware there was nothing to give? Did he not know the disciples possessed a limited amount of food? He could read their minds, so he knew. We are invited to explain things by reasoning according to types. It was not yet granted to the apostles to make and administer heavenly bread for the food of eter­nal life. Yet their response reflected an ordered reasoning about types: they had only five loaves and two fish. This means that up to then they depended on five loaves—that is, the five books of the law. And two fish nourished them—that is, the preaching of the prophets and of John. For in the works of the law there was life just as there is life from bread, but the preaching of John and the prophets restored hope to human life by virtue of water, Therefore the apostles offered these things first, because that was the level of their understanding at the time. From these modest beginnings the preaching of the gospel has proceeded from them, from these same apostles, until it has grown into an immense power. on Matthew 14.I0.

July 24, 2022 Bulletin

         

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 23: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Blessing of Cars to follow

            +Andrew Swantek from Lori

             Swantek

Sun. 24: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             7th Sunday after Pentecost

             Blessings of cars to follow

            +Leonard Slemons from

             Karen & Kathy Kollar

Mon. 25: NO LITURGY

Tues. 26: NO LITURGY

Wed. 27: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 28: NO LITURGY

Fri. 29:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 30: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Anna Mamone from Mary

            & Jerry Novak

Sun. 31: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             8th Sunday after Pentecost

             +Paul Edward Swantek

              from family

Collection Report

Week of 7/17/2022

$                 745.00          Offertory

$                   20.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 125.00          Holy Day

$                     6.00          Candles

$                 896.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: N/A

Sunday: 60

ON LINE: N/A

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, & Bernie Litwin all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & Louise Macabobby and Nina Zavatsky 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

On August 7, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE:

A celebration of marriage will be held by our diocese on September 11, 2022 at St. Elias Church in Pittsburgh for all parishioners who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary of 10, 25, 35,40,45,50 or additional years that are a multiple of 5 years during 2022. Please notify Fr. Michael or Paula Slemons by July 29, 2022 so that your names can be submitted to the diocese.

PARISH PICNIC:

Our annual parish picnic will be held on Wednesday, July 27th, in the church pavilion @ 6:00 pm. Byzantine Social Club will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers as well as the drinks. Please bring your favorite side dish. We hope to see you there for an enjoyable evening.

HELPING HANDS:

Thank you to all who came this Saturday for “Helping Hands”. The church grounds look beautiful. We will be having another day in September to finish the work not completed. May God bless all of you for your continued time and talent for our parish.

FUNDRAISER:

Maryna is selling homemade nut kolachi for $15.00 each as a fundraiser for the Ukraine. Order forms are on the vestibule table and can be returned to the collection basket or by calling the rectory.

CONGRATULATIONS:

Our congratulations to Sister Bernarda Sevachko, OSBM who celebrated her 75th anniversary of religious life as a Sister of St. Basil the Great this past Tuesday, July 19th. May the Lord God grant Sr. Bernarda health, peace, happiness and many blessed years.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Happy Birthday to Sr. Leocadia Sevachko who will celebrate her 95th birthday on July 23rd.  May the Lord God grant Sr. Leocadia peace, happiness, health for many blessed years.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Our devout and long-time parishioner Michael Hritz Jr. passed away and services were held this past week. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Mike’s family and friends. Blessed repose to his servant Michael.

PILGRIMAGE:

Archbishop William C. Skurla will be the main celebrant for the Dormition

Vigil Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 14th @ 7:00 pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson. The 57th Annual Assumption Pilgrimage will be August 13-15th.

BLESSING OF THE CARS:

Father Michael will be blessings cars after each liturgy this weekend.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of July24-30, the right and left sanctuary candles are in memory of +Janice Salcedo both from the Jonda, Salcedo and Slemons families.

July 17, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 16: NO LITURGY (will be rescheduled)          

Sun. 17: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Fathers of

             The Six Ecumenical

             Councils

             +Olin Sheely from

              Byzantine Social Club

Mon. 18: NO LITURGY

Tues. 19: NO LITURGY

Wed. 20: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 21: NO LITURGY

Fri. 22:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 23: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Blessing of cars

            +Andrew Swantek from Lori

             Swantek

Sun. 24: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             7th Sunday after Pentecost

            Blessing of cars

             +Leonard Slemons from

              Karen & Kathy Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 7/10/2022

$               1662.00          Offertory

$                   30.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   28.00          Candles

$               1720.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 34

Sunday: 60

ON LINE: 6

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

Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, & Bernie Litwin all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko & Louise Macabobby and Nina Zavatsky 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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

On August 7, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE:

A celebration of marriage will be held by our diocese on September 11, 2022 at St. Elias Church in Pittsburgh for all parishioners who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary of 10, 25, 35,40,45,50 or additional years that are a multiple of 5 years during 2022. Please notify Fr. Michael or Paula Slemons by July 29, 2022 so that your names can be submitted to the diocese.

PARISH PICNIC DATE CHANGE:

Our annual parish picnic will be held on Wednesday, July 27th, in the church pavilion @ 6:00 pm. Byzantine Social Club will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers as well as the drinks. Please bring your favorite side dish. We hope to see you there for an enjoyable evening.

HELPING HANDS:

Please mark your calendars for our annual “Helping Hands “that will be held on Saturday, July 23rd starting at 9:00 am.  Our plan is to get the grounds of the church spruced up. A lunch will be provided. We hope to see you all there.

FUNDRAISER:

Maryna are selling homemade nut kolachi for $15.00 each as a fundraiser for the Ukraine. Order forms are on the vestibule table and can be returned to the collection basket or by calling the rectory.

Fr. Michael was tested positive for Covid, there would not be a Liturgy on Saturday night this weekend. On Sunday morning Monsignor Alexis will celebrate the Liturgy at 9 Am at Infant Jesus only. Stay safe!

BLESSING OF THE CARS:

Father Michael will be blessings cars after Weekends liturgies for Elijah the Prophet.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of July 17-23, the right sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Nicholas Petito from Dorothy Terry. There is no request for the left sanctuary candle.

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