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July 3, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 2: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           +Andrew Swantek from the

            Walsh family

Sun. 3: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             4th Sunday after Pentecost

             Living & deceased members

             of the Altar & Rosary

             Society of Infant Jesus

Mon. 4: NO LITURGY

              HAPPY 4th OF JULY

Tues. 5: NO LITURGY

Wed. 6: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 7: NO LITURGY

Fri. 8:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 9: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           +Paul Edward Swantek from

            family

Sun. 10: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             5th Sunday after Pentecost

             +Leonard Slemons from

             Dr. Stephen Salcedo

Collection Report

Week of 6/26/2022

$               1849.00          Offertory

$                 351.00          Holy Day

$                   86.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 100.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   51.00          Candles

$               2020.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 32

Sunday: 55

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 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.

SCHOOL OF DIACONAL STUDIES:

School for diaconal studies are now accepting new applicants for 2023. Any man who are discerning a call to the diaconal service for the church are encouraged to apply. Deadline to register is July 1, 2022. Classes for the first year of the 4 year program will be held June 18-July 1, 2023 in the Seminary. A two week residency is required for each year. For further information, e-mail vocations@archpitt.org.

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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

THIS Sunday, July 3rd, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

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.


HAPPY 4th OF JULY:

Father Michael, Maryna, Andriy, Emma & Veronica wish all parishioners and their families a blessed 4th of July.

KENNYWOOD:

2022 Byzantine Family Day at Kennywood Park will be Thursday July 28, 2022. It a 100th anniversary. There are discounted park tickets. Ticket options are: $25 Ride All Day ticket; $22 Senior (65+) Ride All Day; Lunch $10 kids (3-10) and $17 (11+)

There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule and the deadline to sign up is Monday July 11th. Tickets are prepaid, made to Infant Jesus of Prague. If you would like to participate please let parish office know.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of July 3-9, the left sanctuary candle is memory of +Violet & + Bill Novak Sr. from Bill Novak & Dan Magulick.  The right sanctuary is for the health & well-being of Bob & Millie Jonda on their 65th wedding anniversary from their family.

June 26, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 25: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           +Michael Virostek Sr. from

             Michael Virostek Jr. &

             Phyllis Virostek

Sun. 26: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             3rd Sunday after Pentecost

             +Olin Sheely from Rosalie

             Krivan

Mon. 27: NO LITURGY

Tues. 28: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Vigil of Peter & Paul

              Preeminent Apostles

              For the parishioners

Wed. 29: 10:00 am @ St. Nicholas

              Peter & Paul Preeminent

              Apostles

              For the parishioners

Thurs. 30: NO LITURGY

Fri. July 1: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

               For the people killed in the

               Ukraine War from the

               Sacred Heart Society

Sat. 2: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           +Andrew Swantek from the

            Walsh family

Sun. 3: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             4th Sunday after Pentecost

             Living & deceased members

             of the Altar & Rosary

             Society of Infant Jesus

Collection Report

Week of 6/19/2022

$               1596.00          Offertory

$                   65.00          Holy Day

$                 150.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 100.00          Ukraine Fund

$                 109.00          Candles

$               2020.00      TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 28

Sunday: 55

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.

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE:

Although it is uncertain if the actual celebration can be held, the diocese is still asking for all parishioners to submit their names who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary of 10,25,35,40, 45, 50 or additional years that are a multiple of 5 during 2021. Please notify Fr. Michael or Paula Slemons by July 29, 2022. If a celebration does occur, it will be held on September 11, 2021 at St. Elias Church in Pittsburgh. All jubilarians will receive a certificate.

BLESSING OF THE INFANT STATUE:

There will be a blessing of the new Infant Jesus of Prague statue following 6:00 pm liturgy for St. Peter & Paul, patron saints of our church, on Tuesday, June 28t. All parishioners are welcomed.

SCHOOL OF DIACONAL STUDIES:

School for diaconal studies are now accepting new applicants for 2023. Any man who are discerning a call to the diaconal service for the church are encouraged to apply. Deadline to register is July 1, 2022. Classes for the first year of the 4 year program will be held June 18-July 1, 2023 in the Seminary. A two week residency is required for each year. For further information, e-mailvocations@archpitt.org.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of June 26-July 2, the right sanctuary candle is memory of +Margaret Yurko from Andrew (Jack) Yurko. The left sanctuary is for the health & well-being of Randy & Paulette Kloes on their wedding anniversary from Bob & Millie Jonda.

THE VALUE OF LIFE. CHRYSOSTOM:

Note the acceleration of images: just when the lilies are decked out, he no longer calls them lilies but “grass of the field.”13 He then points further to their vulnerable condition by saying “which are here today.” Then he does not merely say “and not tomorrow” but rather more callously “cast into the oven.” These creatures are not merely “clothed” but “so clothed” in this way as to be later brought to nothing. Do you see how Jesus everywhere abounds in amplifications and intensifications? And he does so in order to press his points home. So then he adds, “Will he not much more clothe you?” The force of the emphasis is on “you” to indicate covertly how great is the value set upon your personal existence and the concern God shows for you in particular. It is as though he were saying, “You, to whom he gave a soul, for whom he fashioned a body, for whose sake he made everything in creation, for whose sake he sent prophets, and gave the law, and wrought those innumerable good works, and for whose sake he gave up his only begotten Son.”

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, HOMILY 22.1.14

June 19, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 18: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           Health & well-being of Greg

           Slemons from Mary & Jerry

           Novak

Sun. 19: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             2nd Sunday after Pentecost

             Father’s Day

             +Rose Marie Gaffney from

             Karen & Kathy Kollar

Mon. 20: NO LITURGY

Tues. 21: NO LITURGY

Wed. 22: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 23: NO LITURGY

Fri. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Birth of St. John the

              Baptist

              For the parishioners

Sat. 25: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

           +Michael Virostek Sr. from

             Michael Virostek Jr. &

             Phyllis Virostek

Sun. 26: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             3rd Sunday after Pentecost

             +Olin Sheely from Rosalie

             Krivan

Collection Report

Week of 6/5/2022

$               1324.00          Offertory

$                 230.00          Holy Day

$                   10.00          Seminary Fund

$                   15.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   50.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   60.10          Candles

$               1689.10        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 30

Sunday: 56

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.

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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

On Sunday, July 3rd, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

SIMPLY SLAVIC: REMINDER

Simply Slavic is THIS Saturday, June 18th, from 12:00 (Noon)-Midnight in downtown Youngstown. Admission is $5.00.  Children 12 and under are free. Homemade food, live music, folk dance performances, educational exhibits, children activities and a bonfire after dark. Come and enjoy the rich traditions of Eastern Europe.

SCHOOL OF DIACONAL STUDIES:

School for diaconal studies are now accepting new applicants for 2023. Any man who are discerning a call to the diaconal service for the church are encouraged to apply. Deadline to register is July 1, 2022. Classes for the first year of the 4 year program will be held June 18-July 1, 2023 in the Seminary. A two week residency is required for each year. For further information, e-mail vocations@archpitt.org.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY:

We wish all fathers, grandfathers and godfathers a very Happy Father’s Day. May God bless all of you with health, happiness and many blessed years.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of June 19-25, the right sanctuary candle is memory of +Andrew Yurko from Andrew (Jack) Yurko. The left sanctuary is for the intentions of Tillie Chachko.

Fathers in Our Lives

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives.

Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail.
We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed.

This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways–both big and small–they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.

So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families.

For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.
For Yours is the Kingdom and The Power, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever.

Amen.

June 12, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 11: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Paul Swantek from Lori

             Swantek

Sun. 12: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of All Saints

             +Andrew Mulichak from

             Gene & Sharon Mulichak

Mon. 13: NO LITURGY

Tues. 14: NO LITURGY

Wed. 15: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 16: NO LITURGY

Fri. 17:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 18: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

          Health & well-being of Greg

          Slemons from Mary & Jerry

          Novak

Sun. 19: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             2nd Sunday after Pentecost

             Father’s Day

             +Rose Marie Gaffney from

             Karen & Kathy Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 6/5/2022

$               1943.00          Offertory

$                 170.00          Holy Day

$                   20.00          Peter’s Pence

$                 118.58          Gas Royalties

$                 285.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 100.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   33.52          Candles

$               2670.10        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 32

Sunday: 54

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.

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.

June 13th begins the Peter and Paul Fast or the Apostles’ Fast (Petrovka)

Simple abstinence from meat of Friday and enriching spiritual life with more prayers added to our everyday prayer practice.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to Ava Valko who graduated from Boardman High School last Sunday. Ava will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall. May God continue to bless Ava as she enters the next chapter of her life.

SIMPLY SLAVIC:

Simply Slavic will be held on Friday, June 17th from 5:00 pm-11:00pm & Saturday, June 18th, from 12:00 (Noon)-Midnight in downtown Youngstown. Admission is $5.00.  Children 12 and under are free. Homemade food, live music, folk dance performances, educational exhibits, children activities and a bonfire after dark. Come and enjoy the rich traditions of Eastern Europe.

CHURCH UPGRADES:

These past few weeks, work has been down to the Infant Jesus of Prague Statue grotto area. A new statue was donated by Dr. Stephen Salcedo and family in memory of +Janice Salcedo. The statue is much larger than the original and a new wall had to be constructed. This wall was donated by Greg & Paula Slemons and family in memory of Greg’s parents +Ben & +Dorothy Slemons and +Janice Salcedo. Thank you and God bless the Salcedo and Slemons families for their generosity and support of our parish.

SCHOOL OF DIACONAL STUDIES:

School for diaconal studies are now accepting new applicants for 2023. Any man who are discerning a call to the diaconal service for the church are encouraged to apply. Deadline to register is July 1, 2022. Classes for the first year of the 4 year program will be held June 18-July 1, 2023 in the Seminary. A two week residency is required for each year. For further information, e-mail vocations@archpitt.org.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of June 12-18, there are no request for the sanctuary candles.

Abba Poemen said that Abba John said that the saints are like a group of trees, each bearing different fruit, but watered from the same source. The practices of one saint differ from those of another, but it is the same Spirit that works in all of them. Sr. Benedicta Ward, “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers,” (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1975), pp. 89-95

June 5, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 4: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Leonard Slemons from

             Ron & JoAnne Hoxworth

Sun. 5: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Pentecost

             +For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society

Mon. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pentecost Monday

            For Peace in Ukraine

Tues. 7: NO LITURGY

Wed. 8: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 9: NO LITURGY

Fri. 10:  NO LITURGY

Sat. 11: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Paul Swantek from Lori

             Swantek

Sun. 12: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of All Saints

             +Andrew Mulichak from

             Gene & Sharon Mulichak

Collection Report

Week of 5/29/2022

$               1084.00          Offertory

$                 349.00          Holy Day

$                 110.00          Peter’s Pence

$                 130.52          WMO Settlement

$                   20.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 100.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   37.00          Candles

$               1830.52        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 32

Sunday: 55

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.

SALE EVENT:

On June4 and 5 Oles Cheren & Lyubov Yesyp, dba Cataract Press from Parma will be visiting St Nicholas Byzantine Church with a large selections of Slavic (Croation, Polish, Rusyn, Slovak, Slovenian & Ukrainian) merchandise. This will include books, CD’s, DVD’s, embroidery, imported from Ukraine, jewellery. The focus of the display is paschal and includes Pysankas, egg wraps, wooden eggs, basket covers, and books. The display will be in the vestibule and a 10% of the proceeds will be donated to our parish.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

This Sunday, June 5th, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

SCHOOL OF DIACONAL STUDIES:

School for diaconal studies are now accepting new applicants for 2023. Any man who are discerning a call to the diaconal service for the church are encouraged to apply. Deadline to register is July 1, 2022. Classes for the first year of the 4 year program will be held June 18-July 1, 2023 in the Seminary. A two week residency is required for each year. For further information, e-mail vocations@archpitt.org.

FIRST COMMUNION:

Congratulations to Nathan Bero, son of Steve & Katie Bero, on receiving his First Holy Communion this weekend. May the blessings of Christ be upon Nathan always!

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of June 5-11, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mykola & +Claudia Lenyk from Mr. & Mrs. Bohdan Lenyk. There is no request for the right sanctuary candle.

Dissention of Fiery Tongues

‘And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 2:3-4). They partook of fire, not of burning but of saving fire; of fire which consumes the thorns of sins, but gives luster to the soul. This is now coming upon you also, and that to strip away and consume your sins which are like thorns, and to brighten yet more that precious possession of your souls, and to give you grace; for He gave it then to the Apostles. And He sat upon them in the form of fiery tongues, that they might crown themselves with new and spiritual diadems by fiery tongues upon their heads. A fiery sword barred of old the gates of Paradise; a fiery tongue which brought salvation restored the gift.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem (Catechetical Lectures: Lecture 17 no. 15)

May 29, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 28: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Andrew Swantek from

             Jane Orlo

Sun. 29: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the fathers of

             The 1st Ecumenical Council

             +Irene Kollar from Karen &

             Kathy Kollar

Mon. 30: 12:00 PM St Nicholas

                Cemetery

               Memorial Day Service

Tues. 31: NO LITURGY

Wed. June 1: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 2: NO LITURGY

Fri. 3: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

           For the Living & Deceased

           Members of the Sacred Heart

           Society of St. Nicholas

Sat. 4: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Leonard Slemons from

             Ron & JoAnne Hoxworth

Sun. 5: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Pentecost

             +For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 5/22/2022

$               1494.00          Offertory

$                   95.00          Holy Day

$                 240.00          Peter’s Pence

$                     4.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   31.00          Candles

$               1864.00        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 35

Sunday: 61

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.

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.

PRAYING THE ROSARY:

Next Sunday, June 5th, the Altar & Rosary Society will be praying the rosary @ 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.

SCHOOL OF DIACONAL STUDIES:

School for diaconal studies are now accepting new applicants for 2023. Any man who are discerning a call to the diaconal service for the church are encouraged to apply. Deadline to register is July 1, 2022. Classes for the first year of the 4 year program will be held June 18-July 1, 2023 in the Seminary. A two week residency is required for each year. For further information, e-mail vocations@archpitt.org.

FIRST COMMUNION:

On June 5th, Nathan Bero will be receiving his First Holy Communion in our church at 9:00 am Liturgy.

MEMORIAL DAY:

As we celebrate Memorial Day this Monday, may we remember, pray and honor all those who have given their lives our great country.  We wish all parishioners, families and friends a blessed Memorial Day.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of May29-June 4, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Irene Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar There is no request for the right sanctuary candle.

MEMORIAL DAY:

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. Many people still designate it as such. It was a time set aside to honor the nation’s Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first celebrated on May 30, 1868, to commemorate them after General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic made a proclamation on May 5 in General Order No. 11 that:

“The 30th of May 1868 is desig­nated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise deco­rating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance, no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.” During the first May 30, 1868 celebration of Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate sol­diers who were buried in the ceme­tery.

May 22, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 21: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Janice Salcedo from family

Sun. 22: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Man Born

             Blind

             Health & well-being of

             Robert Ingram from Judith

             Soccorsi

Mon. 23: NO LITURGY

Tues. 24: NO LITURGY

Wed. 25: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Vigil of Ascension of Our Lord

            For peace in Ukraine

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

            Ascension of Our Lord

            For peace in Ukraine

Fri. 27: NO LITURGY

Sat. 28: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Andrew Swantek from

             Jane Orlo

Sun. 29: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the fathers of

             The 1st Ecumenical Council

             +Irene Kollar from Karen &

             Kathy Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 5/15/2022

$               1157.00          Offertory

$                   35.00          Holy Day

$                 200.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   15.00          Peter’s Pence

$                 260.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   50.00          Candles

$               1717.00        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 24

Sunday: 62

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.

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.

CLERGY DAY:

Father Michael will be out of town on Tuesday, May 24th, for Clergy Day. If an emergency, please contact him by his cell phone @ (412)-722-4670.

SCHOOL OF DIACONAL STUDIES

School of diaconal studies accepting new applicants now for 2023. Man, who are discerning a call to diaconal service in the Church are encouraged to apply. Deadline for registration form is July 1, 2022. Classes for the first year of the 4-year program will be held June 18 – July 1, 2023 in Seminary. A two-week residency is required each year. For any further inquiries, you may e-mail vocations@archpitt.org

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of May22-28, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mykola Lenyk from Mr.  & Mrs. Bohdan Lenyk. The right sanctuary candle is for the health & well-being of Greg & Paula Slemons on their 30th Anniversary from family.

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!

VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

Does he suffer for the Glory of God? Chrysostom: Here again is another difficulty if [it is true that] it was not possible that the glory of God should be shown without this man’s punishment. Certainly it was not impossible, for it was possible. But it happened so “that [God’s glory] might be made evident even in this man.” One might ask, however, Did he suffer wrong for the glory of God? Tell me what he did wrong. For what if God had never willed to make him at all? But I assert that he even received benefit from his blindness. Because he recovered the sight of the eyes within. What were the Jews profited by their eyes? They incurred the heavier punishment, being blinded even while they saw. And what injury did this man have because of his blindness? For through his blindness he recovered his sight. As, then, the evils of the present life are not evils, so neither are the good things good. Sin alone is an evil, but blindness is not an evil. And he who had brought this man from not being into being also had power to leave him as he was.

Homilies on the Gospel of John 56.1.

May 15, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 14: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             For the parishioners

Sun. 15: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Samaritan

             Woman

             +Helen & +Joseph

              Pavlov Jr. from Mary Beth

              Hayer and Janice & David

              Hartzell

Mon. 16: NO LITURGY

Tues. 17: NO LITURGY

Wed. 18: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 19: NO LITURGY

Fri. 20: NO LITURGY

Sat. 21: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             +Janice Salcedo from family

Sun. 22: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Man Born

             Blind

             Health & well-being of

             Robert Ingram from Judith

             Soccorsi

Collection Report

Week of 5/8/2022

$               1334.00          Offertory

$                 177.33          Gas Royalties

$                   55.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   88.00          Candles

$               1804.33        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 31

Sunday: 64

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.

UPCOMING EVENT:

On May 28 and 29 Oles Cheren & Lyubov Yesyp, dba Cataract Press from Parma will be visiting St Nicholas with a large selections of Slavic (Croation, Polish, Rusyn, Slovak, Slovenian & Ukrainian) merchandise. This will include books, CD’s, DVD’s, embroidery, imported from Ukraine, jewelry. The focus of the display is paschal and includes Pysankas, egg wraps, wooden eggs, basket covers, and books.

UKRAINIAN FUNDRAISER:

An update from the Stuff cabbage fundraiser: the final profit is $ 10,044. Our deepest appreciation to all who supportive this event.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY:

Our prayers, thoughts and sympathy to Mary & Jerry Novak on the passing of Mary’s sister Anna Mamone.  Even though Ana was not a parishioner, she assisted with all fundraisers. Her baking skills and culinary expertise aided to our success and we will be forever grateful. Blessed repose to his servant Anna.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of May 15-21, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Janice Salcedo from family and the right sanctuary candle is in memory of

+Helen & +Joseph Pavlov Jr. from Mary Beth Hayer & Janice and David Hartzell.

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!

VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

The Samaritan Woman

So inspired was the Samaritan Woman by His words that she left her water pot, the reason for which she came, ran into the city, and drew all the people to Jesus. Observe her zeal and wisdom. She came to draw water, and when she had lighted upon the True Well, she after that despised the material one. She taught us that when we are listening to spiritual matters, we must overlook the things of this life, and make no account of them. For what the Apostles did, that, after her ability, did this woman also. They left their nets when they were called; she of her own accord, without the command of any, leaves her water pot, and elated with by joy performs the office of Evangelists. She calls not one or two, as did Andrew and Philip, but aroused a whole city and people, and so brought them to Him.
St. John Chrysostom Commentary on John 4:28-29

May 8, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 7: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Paul Swantek from John &

             Carole VanSuch

Sun. 8: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Paralytic Man

             MOTHERS DAY

             +Peter Kasper from

             Mary Lou Kasper & family

Mon. 9: NO LITURGY

Tues. 10: NO LITURGY

Wed. 11: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 12: NO LITURGY

Fri. 13: NO LITURGY

Sat. 14: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             For the parishioners

Sun. 15: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Samaritan

             Woman

             +Helen & +Joseph

              Pavlov Jr. from Mary Beth

              Hayer and Janice & David

              Hartzell

Collection Report

Week of 5/1/2022

$               1616.00          Offertory

$                   10.00          Great Thursday

$                 430.00          Seminary Collection

$                 265.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 565.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   40.00          Candles

$               2926.00        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 32

Sunday: 64

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.

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.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY:

We would like to wish all Mothers, grandmothers, godmothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. May God bless all of you with health, happiness and many blessed years.

THANK YOU:

Our continued appreciation to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. Both parishes have collected thus far 6740.00.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of May 8-14, the left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Pauline Ragan and the right sanctuary candle is in memory of + Elizabeth Stanko both from Nancy & Mark Stanko.

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!

VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

Mother’s Day


Once upon a time, there was a child ready to be born. So one day he asked God: “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?” God replied: “Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” Said the child, “But tell me, here in Heaven, I don’t do anything else but sing and smile, that’s enough for me to be happy. And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don’t know the language that men talk?” God responded “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.” “And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.” “I’ve heard that on earth there are bad men, who will protect me?” “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its own life.” “But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.” “Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.” At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard, and the child in a hurry asked softly: “Oh Father, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.” Said God, “Your angel’s name is of no importance. You will simply call her MOM!

May 1, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 30: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             James the Greater Apostle

             For the Parishioners

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

             Sunday of the Myrrh-

             Bearers

             For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Altar &

             Rosary Society            

Mon. 2: NO LITURGY

Tues. 3: NO LITURGY

Wed. 4: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 5: NO LITURGY

Fri. 6: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

            End of the war in Ukraine in

            Obedience to the Immaculate

            Conception from Sacred

            Heart Society of St. Nicholas

Sat. 7: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            +Paul Swantek from John &

             Carole VanSuch

Sun. 8: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Sunday of the Paralytic Man

             +Peter Kasper from

             Mary Lou Kasper & family

Collection Report

Week of 4/24/2022

$               2090.00          Offertory

$                   25.00          Palm Sunday

$                 425.00          Easter

$                   10.00          Great Friday

$                 425.00          Holy Day

$                   98.48          Gas Royalties

$                   10.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 150.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   42.00          Candles

$               3275.48        TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 35

Sunday: 62

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.

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.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:

An end of year financial statement of our parish for 2021 is available for all parishioners and is on the vestibule table. The ending balances as of December 31, 2021 are the following:

SAVINGS ACCOUNT: $592,927.77

CHECKING ACCTOUNT: $66,717.50. Thank you all for your continued support of our church.

EASTER OFFERING:

This year’s Easter Sunday contribution as of date is $4490. Thank you to all parishioners for their continued financial support to our parish.

UKRAINIAN RELEF FUNDRAISER:

Thank you to all who supported the holupki fundraiser for the Ukrainian. A special gratitude to Paul & Mary Kasper, Kathy Sheppa and the Slemons family for donating cakes and working the fundraiser.

In addition, continued appreciation to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. Both parishes have collected thus far 6175.00.


WELCOME:

We would like to welcome to our parish three seminarians- Luke Iyengar (Reader) from Pitssburgh-3rd year, Tyler Wisniewski also from Pittsburgh-2nd year and Thomas Donlin from Phoenix, 2nd year. May God grant Luke, Tyler and Thomas many blessed years.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of May 1-7, the left sanctuary candle is for the special intentions of Tillie Chachko. There is no request for the left sanctuary candle.

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!

VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

The frailty OF beholders AND their gradual recognition.

Our Lord and redeemer revealed the glory of his resur­rection to his disciples gradually and over a period of time, undoubtedly because so great was the virtue of the miracle that the weak hearts of mortals could not grasp [the signifi­cance of] this all at once. Thus, he had re­gard for the frailty of those seeking him. To those who came first to the tomb, both the women who were aflame with love for him and the men, he showed the stone rolled back.Since his body had been carried away, he showed them the linen cloths in which it had been wrapped lying there alone. Then, to the women who were searching eagerly, who were confused in their minds about what they had found out about him, he showed a vision of angels who dis­closed evidences of the fact that he had risen again. Thus, with the report of his resurrection already accomplished, going ahead of him, the Lord of hosts and the king of glory himself at length appeared and made clear with what great might he had overcome the death he had temporar­ily tasted. Bede:  Homiles on the gospels 2.9.

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