March 27, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 26: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel

             Health & well-being of Mary

             Rotunno from family

Sun. 27: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             4th Sunday of the Great Fast

             St. John Climacus

             + Sister Mary Ann Vasilchek

             From Mickey Vasichek

Mon. 28: NO LITURGY

Tues. 29: NO LITURGY

Wed. 30: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             Lenten Education Class to

             follow

Thurs. 31: NO LITURGY

Fri. April 1: 6:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Sacred Heart

             Society

 Sat. 2: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Akathistos Saturday

             +Alan Mike from Jeff Soccosi

              & family

Sun. 3: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             5th Sunday of the Great Fast

             St. Mary of Egypt

             Living & Deceased Members

             Of the Altar Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 3/20/2022

$               1640.00          Offertory

$                   20.00          Holy Day

$                   75.00          Maintenance Fund

$                     9.00          Easter Candles

$                 365.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   20.00          Easter Flowers

$                   45.00          Candles

$               2174.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 28

Sunday: 65

On Line: 13

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 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.

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary on Sunday April 3rd at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited

EASTER EGG HUNT:

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for all children 14 and under on April 10th, following Palm Sunday Liturgy. Please see the sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Again, all children are invited to participate.

LENTEN EDUCATION CLASS:

This year, following all Wednesday liturgies there will be a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith.

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. For both parishes so far, we were able to collect $5595.00 May God bless all of you for your support.

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to Father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

RUMMAGE SALE:
St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, Pa is holding a rummage sale on Thursday, March 31st from 4:00-7:00pm,Friday, April 1st from 9;00 am-2:00pm and Saturday , April 2nd from 9:00 am-noon. $ 2.00/bag and bake sale included.

UKRAINE RELIEF FUNRAISER:

Mark your calendars! A Ukraine Relief Fundraiser (Holupki Dinner) will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 11:00-3:00pm at Byzantine Centre at the Grove. More information will be forthcoming.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of March 27-April 2 the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Dorothy Slemons and the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Leonard (Ben) Slemons both from Greg, Paula, Bri & Elena Slemons

pray TO believe, believe TO pray.

Augustine: Where faith fails, prayer per­ishes. For who prays for that in which he does not believe?… So then in order that we may pray, let us believe,and let us pray that this same faith by which we pray may not falter. sermons on the new testa­ment lessons 65.I.

March 20, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 19: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             3rd All Souls Saturday

             For the parishioners          

Sun. 20: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             3rd Sunday of the Great Fast

             Venerations of the Cross

             + Joseph Kollar from Karen

             & Kathy Kollar

Mon. 21: NO LITURGY

Tues. 22: NO LITURGY

Wed. 23: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             Lenten Education Class to

             follow

Thurs. 24: NO LITURGY

Fri. 25: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Annunciation of Theotokos

             +Paul Swantek from John &

             Carole VanSuch

 Sat. 26: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel

             Health & well-being of Mary

             Rotunno from family

Sun. 27: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             4th Sunday of the Great Fast

             St. John Climacus

             + Sister Mary Ann Vasilchek

             From Mickey Vasichek

Collection Report

Week of 3/13/2022

$               1433.00          Offertory

$                     5.00          Holy Day

$                 160.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   20.00          BCW

$                   25.00          Easter Candles

$                 830.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   75.00          Easter Flowers

$                   65.00          Candles

$               2613.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 27

Sunday: 45

On Line: 10

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 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.

LENTEN EDUCATION CLASS:

This year, following all Wednesday liturgies there will be a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith.

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to all parishioners who generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. May God bless all of you.

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary on Sunday April 3rd at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited.

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to Father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

RUMMAGE SALE:
St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, Pa is holding a rummage sale on Thursday, March 31st from 4:00-7:00pm,Friday, April 1st from 9;00 am-2:00pm and Saturday , April 2nd from 9:00 am-noon. $ 2.00/bag and bake sale included.

UKRAINE RELIEF FUNRAISER:

Mark your calendars! A Ukraine Relief Fundraiser (Holupki Dinner) will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 11:00-3:00pm at Byzantine Centre at the Grove. More information will be forthcoming.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of March 20-26 the left sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Anna Mamone and the

right sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Helen Mock both from William & Stefania

Schollaert.

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.

March 13, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 12: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             2nd All Souls Saturday

             For the parishioners          

Sun. 13: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             2nd Sunday of the Great Fast

             + Don Chachko from Tillie

             Chachko & family

Mon. 14: NO LITURGY

Tues. 15: NO LITURGY

Wed. 16: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             Lenten Education Class to

             follow

Thurs. 17: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 18: 6:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

 Sat. 19: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             3rd All Souls Saturday

             For the parishioners          

Sun. 20: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             3rd Sunday of the Great Fast

             Venerations of the Cross

             + Joseph Kollar from Karen

             & Kathy Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 3/6/2022

$               2331.00          Offertory

$                   50.00          Easter

$                 332.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 385.00          Memory-Olin Sheely

$                 158.51          Utility Offerings

$                 132.00          BCW

$                 520.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   65.00          Easter Flowers

$                 100.00          Candles

$               4073.51          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 40

Sunday: 65

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 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.

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to Father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to Bob& Stephanie Sheely and family for the generous donation of $ 385.00 to the maintenance fund in memory of Bob’s father Olin Sheely.

LENTEN EDUCATION CLASS:

This year, following all Wednesday liturgies there will be a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith.

RUMMAGE SALE:
St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, Pa is holding a rummage sale on Thursday, March 31st from 4:00-7:00pm,Friday, April 1st from 9;00 am-2:00pm and Saturday , April 2nd from 9:00 am-noon. $ 2.00/bag and bake sale included.

HEARTFELT THANK YOU!

We humbled and grateful for a huge support for Ukraine in a light of recent war with Russia. So far, we received $3310.00 of generous donations from both parishes. From behalf of all people who suffers from war in Ukraine we would like to thank you for your support and prayers!

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of March 13-19 the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Helen & +Joseph Pavlov Jr. from Mary Beth Hayer and Janice & David Hartzell. There is no request from the right sanctuary candle.

Gregory Palamas

The scion of a noble Anatolian family, St. Gregory was born, probably at Constantinople, c. 1296. After his father’s death, he became a monk, as did several members of his family. He entered a monastery on Mt. Athos and followed the rule of St. Basil. He lived on Athos in solitude for most of the following twenty years. In the 1330’s, he began to defend the practice of hesychasm against the attacks of people like Barlaam of Calabria, who denied, among other things, that the light of Tabor which hesychasts experience is the uncreated light. Athough the 1341 council of Constantinople upheld Gregory’s teachings about theosis, he was excommunicated in 1344. Three years later, he was consecrated bishop of Thessaloniki. Because hesychasm had come to have political as well as theological associations, the choice was not popular, and he entered his see with the aid of the Byzantine emperor. The Turks captured Gregory in 1354 and kept him captive for a year. He died in 1359.

Gregory believes that although God is ultimately unknowable, man can experience his energies through the sacraments and mystical experience, which are possible because of the Incarnation of Christ. The practice of the Jesus prayer opens one to God’s energies.

March 6, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 5: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Commemoration of the
             Miracle of the Great-Martyr

             Theodore

             +Andrew Swantek from

             family

Sun. 6: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            First Sunday of the Great Fast

            For the Living & Deceased

            Members of the Altar &

            Rosary Society      

Mon. 7: NO LITURGY

Tues. 8: NO LITURGY

Wed. 9: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             Lenten Education Class to

             follow

Thurs. 10: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 11: 6:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

 Sat. 12: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             2nd All Souls Saturday

             For the parishioners          

Sun. 13: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             2nd Sunday of the Great Fast

             + Don Chachko from Tillie

             Chachko & family

Collection Report

Week of 2/27/2022

$               1124.00           Offertory

$                   20.00           Holy Day

$                 100.00           Maintenance Fund

$                     3.00           Initial Offering

$                 250.00           Easter Flowers

$                   37.00           Candles

$               1534.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 26

Sunday: 65

On Line: 8

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 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.

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary THIS SUNDAY March 6th at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited.

Collection for the Eparchy of Mukachevo

Our Archeparchy will be collecting donations for our Church and people in Ukraine because of effect of the Russian invasion on Third Sunday of The Great Lent. Checks are made to Infant Jesus of Prague.

LENTEN EDUCATION CLASS:

This year, following all Wednesday liturgies there will be a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith.

LENTEN ETHNIC FOOD SALE:

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church 2140 Highland Road, Hermitage is having a Lenten ethnic food & bake sale on March 9th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Homemade cheese & potato or sauerkraut pierohi (frozen)-$8.00/dozen or halushki-$8.00/1 quart. Pre-orders only. Call Bill @ 724-962-4618 or Christine @ 724-866-0058 to place an order.

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to Father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of March 6-12 the right sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being Of Anna Mamone and the left sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Bernie Litwin both from Tom & Joyce lesko.

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT is dedicated to the triumph of the Church’s teaching over the “Iconoclasts” or “Destroyers of Icons.” The Second Council of Nicea, held in 787, clearly established the proper teaching concerning the veneration of images.

The Vesper service of this Sunday explains this teaching: “In assuming our body, You (O Christ) accepted all its properties. Therefore, we represent Your likeness and embrace it with the model in mind. We go up to Your love and, following the divine tradition set by the apostles, we draw from it the grace of healing.”

“Truly the Church of Christ received honorable adornment in the noble and holy icons of Christ the Savior, of the Mother of God, and of all the Saints. We lift them up with joy and gladness as the Church rejoices in grace, happily glorifying her God, the Lover of Mankind, who patiently suffered for her sake.” “As the tabernacle of the Covenant held the presence of God, so do the icons show forth the presence of the One we worship and revere. By venerating them, we never go astray. It is glory for us to kneel in true worship of the Incarnate Christ. O believers, let us then embrace His icon and cry out: “O God, save your people and bless your inheritance.’

February 27, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 26: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           For the health & well-being of

           Anna Mamone & Helen Mock

           From Greg & Paula Slemons

Sun. 27: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of Cheese-Fare

            For the parishioners           

Mon. 28: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             First Day of the Great Fast

             Service for the beginning of

 The Great Lent for peace in Ukraine

Wed. 2: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             Lenten Education Class to

             follow

 Fri. 4: 4:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             For World Peace thru the

             Most Blessed Mary & the

             Rosary from Sacred Heart

             Society of St. Nicholas

 Sat. 5: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Commemoration of the
             Miracle of the Great-Martyr

             Theodore

             +Andrew Swantek from

             family

 Sun. 6: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            First Sunday of the Great Fast

            For the Living & Deceased

            Members of the Altar &

            Rosary Society      

Collection Report

Week of 2/20/2022

$               1884.00           Offertory

$                   20.00           Holy Day

$                   20.00           Maintenance Fund

$                   45.76           Utility Offering

$                   70.00           Easter Flowers

$                   33.00           Candles

$               2072.76          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 31

Sunday: 52

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 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.

CONDOLENCES:

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Mark, Annmarie, Bobby & Britney Jonda on the passing of Annamarie’s Mom, Rose Gaffney. Mrs. Gaffney volunteered her time and talent during her illness to refurbish the crucifix from St. Peter & Paul Church for our 50th anniversary and in memory of Janice Salcedo. Blessed repose to his servant Rose.

REGULATIONS FOR THE GREAT FAST:

STRICT ABSTINENCE: (fast) is toobserved on Pure Monday, February 28th-the 1st day of the Great Fast & on Great & Holy Friday, April 15th. This includes no use or consumption of all meats, eggs and dairy products.

SIMPLE ABSTINENCE: Thisforbids the use of meat on all Wednesdays & Fridays during the Great fast but allows eggs and dairy products.

PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGIES will be celebrated every Wednesday @ Infant Jesus of Prague -6:00pm and every Friday @ St. Nicholas-4:00pm during the Great Fast. Pre-Sanctified Liturgies will also be celebrated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week (schedule to be determined).

LENTEN EDUCATION CLASS:

This year, following all Wednesday liturgies there will be a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith. Classes begin this Wednesday, March 2nd.

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary on March 6th at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited.

LENTEN ETHNIC FOOD SALE:

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church 2140 Highland Road, Hermitage is having a Lenten ethnic food & bake sale on March 9th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Homemade cheese & potato or sauerkraut pierohi (frozen)-$8.00/dozen or halushki-$8.00/1 quart. Pre-orders only. Call Bill @ 724-962-4618 or Christine @ 724-866-0058 to place an order.

CONDOLENCES:

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Bob & Stephanie Sheely and family on the passing of Bob’s father, Olin Sheely this past week. Blessed repose to his servant Olin.

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of Feb.27-March 5 the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Rose Gaffney from Greg & Paula Slemons. The left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Rose Gaffney from Bri Slemons, Joe Winiecki & Elena Slemons.

February 20, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

 Sat. 19: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            1St All-Souls Sunday

            For the parishioners

Sun. 20: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of Meatfare

            +Mary Jean Vrabel from the

            Komara family

 Mon. 21: NO LITURGY

Tues. 22: 4:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Alan Mike from Jeff

             Soccorsi & family

Wed. 23: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 24: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 25: NO LITURGY

 Sat. 26: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           For the health & well-being of

           Anna Mamone & Helen Mock

           From Greg & Paula Slemons

Sun. 27: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of Cheese-Fare

            For the parishioners           

Collection Report

Week of 2/13/2022

$               1618.00           Offertory

$                 242.00           Holy Day

$                 227.00           Maintenance Fund

$                 197.41           Utility Offering

$                   32.00           Candles

$               2316.41          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 21

Sunday: 50

On Line: 7

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 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 THE CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS:

There is a sign-up sheet on the vestibule table for any parishioner who would like an end of the year contribution statement. For those who signed up, your statements are on the table in the vestibule.  

ALL-SOULS:

First All Souls Saturday is this Saturday, February 19th.  If you did not get your request in, please contact Fr. Michael or Paula Slemons with your intentions.

LENTEN EDUCATION CLASS:

Pre-Sanctified liturgies will begin on March 2nd -the first week of the Great Lent@ 6:00 pm in Infant Jesus of Prague. This year, following all Wednesday liturgies there will be a Lenten adult education class. All parishioners, family and friends are welcomed to learn about our Byzantine faith.

LENTEN ETHNIC FOOD SALE:

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church 2140 Highland Road, Hermitage is having a Lenten ethnic food & bake sale on March 9th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Homemade cheese & potato or sauerkraut pierohi (frozen)-$8.00/dozen or halushki-$8.00/1 quart. Pre-orders only. Call Bill @ 724-962-4618 or Christine @ 724-866-0058 to place an order.

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

SUPER CASH BONANZA is the Ohio State Council’s annual Charity Campaign. The income from the Charity Campaign provides a significant amount of funding for our many charitable donations that are given to our church, school systems and community projects. 

1st Prize — $49,680, 2nd Prize — $18,780 3rd Prize — $12,720 and more. You can purchase tickets after Liturgy.

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary on March 6th at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of Feb.20-26 the right sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Anna Mamone and the

left sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Helen Mock both from William & Stefania Schollaert.   

February 13, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

 Sat. 12: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             For the parishioners

Sun. 13: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of the Prodigal Son

            +Mary Mehley from Karen &

            Kathy Kollar

Mon. 14: NO LITURGY

Tues. 15: NO LITURGY

Wed. 16: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 17: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 18: NO LITURGY

 Sat. 19: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            1St All-Souls Sunday

            For the parishioners

Sun. 20: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of Meatfare

            +Mary Jean Vrabel from the

            Komara family

Collection Report

Week of 2/6/2022

$               1618.00           Offertory

$                 242.00           Holy Day

$                 227.00           Maintenance Fund

$                 197.41           Utility Offering

$                   32.00           Candles

$               2316.41          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 22

Sunday: 50

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 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.

SOUP SALE:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Campbell is having a “Soup-er Bowl” Carry out Soup Sale on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13th. Homemade wedding soup, loaded potato soup & vegetarian vegetable soup will be available for $8.00 per quart. Pick up time will be 11:00 am-1:30 pm at St. Michael Hall, 405 Robinson Rd. Pre-orders are suggested. You may place an order by calling Annette @ 330-540-4334.

HALUSHKI SALE:

St. Michael Church is also having a Halushki sale on Friday, February 18th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at the church hall. Halushki will be sold for $8.00 per quart. Eat-in or take out will be available. Pre-orders can call Keri @ 330-770-9213

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

ALL-SOULS:

First All Souls Saturday will be next week, February 19th. All requests need to be in as soon as possible. Please contact Fr. Michael or Paula Slemons with your intentions.

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary on March 6th at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of Feb.13-19 the left sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Anna Mamone and the

right sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Helen Mock both from Joyce & Tom Lesko.

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

ATHANASIUS: 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.

FEBRUARY 6, 2022 Bulletin

Sat. 5: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            + Michael Virostek Sr. from

            Mike Virostek Jr. & Phyllis

            Virostek

Sun. 6: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of the Publican and

            Pharisee

            For the Living & deceased

            Members of the Altar &

            Rosary Society

Mon. 7: NO LITURGY

Tues. 8: NO LITURGY

Wed. 9: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 10: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 11: 8:15 am @ Infant Jesus

            For the Living & deceased

            Members of the Sacred Heart

            Society

 Sat. 12: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             For the parishioners

Sun. 13: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of the Prodigal Son

            +Mary Mehley from Karen &

            Kathy Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 1/30/2022

$               1215.00           Offertory

$                 125.00           Holy Day

$                   70.00           Maintenance Fund

$                   42.07           Utility Offering

$                   50.00           Candles

$               1502.07          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 20

Sunday: 50

On Line: 8

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 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 THE CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS:

There is a sign-up sheet on the vestibule table for any parishioner who would like an end of the year contribution statement. For those who signed up, your statements are on the table in the vestibule. 

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary the THIS Sunday February 6th at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited.

SOUP SALE:

St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Campbell is having a “Soup-er Bowl” Carry out Soup Sale on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13th. Homemade wedding soup, loaded potato soup & vegetarian vegetable soup will be available for $8.00 per quart. Pick up time will be 11:00 am-1:30 pm at St. Michael Hall, 405 Robinson Rd. Pre-orders are suggested. You may place an order by calling Annette @ 330-540-4334.

HALUSHKI SALE:

St. Michael Church is also having a Halushki sale on Friday, February 18th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at the church hall. Halushki will be sold for $8.00 per quart. Eat-in or take out will be available. Pre-orders can call Keri @ 330-770-9213

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of Feb.6-12 the right & left sanctuary candles are in memory of +Mike Virostek Sr. from family.

THE PUBLICAN RECEIVES ABSOLUTION.

CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA: It says that the tax collector “stood afar off,” not even venturing to raise up his eyes. You see him abstaining from all boldness of speech. He seems devoid of the right to speak and beaten down by the scorn of conscience. He was afraid that God would see him, since he had been careless in keeping his laws and had led an unchaste and uncontrolled life. You also see that he accuses his own depravity by his external manner. The foolish Pharisee stood there bold and broad, lifting up his eyes without a qualm, bearing wit-ness of himself and boastful. The other feels shame for his conduct. He is afraid of his judge. He beats his breast. He confesses his offenses. He shows his illness as to the Physician, and he prays that he will have mercy. What is the result? Let us hear what the judge says. He says, “This man went down to his house justified rather than the other.” COMMENTARY ON LUKE, HOMILY I20.

January 30, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 29: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the parishioners

Sun. 30: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of Zaccheus

            Three Holy Hierarchs

            Health & well-being of John A

            & Mary Ann Basista on their

            70th wedding anniversary from

            John M. & Gwyneth Basista

            and Thomas & Gloria Basista           

Mon. 31: NO LITURGY

Tues. Feb. 1: NO LITURGY

Wed. 2: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Meeting of Our Lord with

            Simeon & Anna

            +Paul Swantek from Ann

            Vanyo

Thurs. 3: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 4: 8:15 am @ Infant Jesus

            For the Living & deceased

            Members of the Sacred Heart

            Society

 Sat. 5: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            + Michael Virostek Sr. from

            Mike Virostek Jr. & Phyllis

            Virostek

Sun. 6: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of the Publican and

            Pharisee

            For the Living & deceased

            Members of the Altar &

            Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 1/23/2022

$               1093.00           Offertory

$                     5.00           Holy Day

$                     8.00           BWC refund

$                   23.00           Candles

$               1129.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 30

On Line: 10

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 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.

CONGRATULATIONS:

Congratulations to Maryna Farynets who received her “white coat” for nursing this past week. Maryna is enrolled in the nursing program at YSU. Good luck and great job!

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

END OF THE CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS:

There is a sign-up sheet on the vestibule table for any parishioner who would like an end of the year contribution statement. For those who signed up, your statements are on the table in the vestibule.  

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary the NEXT Sunday February 6th at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 the right sanctuary candle is for the special intentions of Tillie Chachko. There is no request for the left sanctuary candle.

Zacchaeus Welcomes Jesus to His House.

Augustine: The Lord, who had already welcomed Zacchaeus in his heart, was now ready to be welcomed by him in his house. He said, “Zacchaeus, hurry up and come down, since I have to stay in your house.” He thought it was a marvelous piece of good luck to see Christ. While imagining it was a marvelous piece of luck quite

beyond words to see him passing by, he was suddenly found worthy to have him in his house.

Grace is poured out, and faith starts working through love. Christ, who was already dwelling in his heart, is welcomed into his house. Zacchaeus says to Christ, “Lord, half my goods I give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone of anything, I am paying back four times over.” It is as if he were saying, “The reason I am keeping back half for myself is not in order to have it, but to have something from which to pay people back.”

There you are. That is really what welcoming Jesus means, welcoming him into your heart. Christ was already there. He was in Zacchaeus and spoke through him. The apostle says that this is what it means, “For Christ to dwell by faith in your hearts.” sermon 174.5.

January 23, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 22: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           +Mary Prest from the Walsh

             family

Sun. 23: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             35th Sunday after Pentecost

            +Sophie & Victor “Vito”

            Cimino from family

Mon. 24: NO LITURGY

Tues. 25: NO LITURGY

Wed. 26: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 27: NO LITURGY

 Fri. 28: NO LITURGY

Sat. 29: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the parishioners

Sun. 30: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

            Sunday of Zaccheus

            Three Holy Hierarchs

            Health & well-being of John A

            & Mary Ann Basista on their

            70th wedding anniversary from

            John M. & Gwyneth Basista

            and Thomas & Gloria Basista            

Collection Report

Week of 1/16/2022

$               1053.00           Offertory

$                     5.00           Holy Day

$                   30.00           Maintenance fund

$                   25.00           Initial Offering

$                   87.00           Candles

$               1200.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 27

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 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.

HOLY WATER:

Please bring your containers for holy water, which will be available in the vestibule.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to John. A & Mary Anne Basista who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on January 19th. May God bless John & Mary Anne with peace, health and happiness.

50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK:

As we are continuing to work on the 50th anniversary book, we are asking for more pictures from 1971 to present of events of Infant Jesus of Prague. Please bring to father Michael so we can complete and have the book available as soon as possible.

END OF THE CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS:

There is a sign-up sheet on the vestibule table for any parishioner who would like an end of the year contribution statement. For those who signed up, your statements are on the glass table in the vestibule.  

ROSARY:

Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary the first Sunday of every month at 8:30 am. All parishioners, families and friends are invited. The next Sunday will be February 5th.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of Jan. 23-29 the left sanctuary candle is in memory of  +Anna Chuba and the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Stephen Jonda both from Bob & Millie Jonda

St. Remigus Bishop of Reims on Mt. 15:21-28

In these words is given us a pattern of catechizing and baptizing children; for the woman says not ‘Heal my daughter,’ or ‘Help her,’ but, “Have mercy upon me, and help me.” Thus there has come down in the Church the practice that the faithful are sponsors to God for their young children, before they have attained such age and reason that they can themselves make any pledge to God. So that as by this woman’s faith her daughter was healed, so by the faith of Catholics of mature age their sins might be forgiven to infants.

Allegorically; This woman figures the Holy Church gathered out of the Gentiles. The Lord leaves the Scribes and Pharisees, and comes into the parts of Tyre and Sidon; this figures His leaving the Jews and going over to the Gentiles. This woman came out of her own country, because the Holy Church departed from former errors and sins.

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