Sat. 28: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
Health & well-being of Ken &
Bernie Litwin from family
Sun. 29: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Beheading of St. John the
+Helen & +Louis Hayer from
Mary Beth Hayer, Janice &
Mon. 30: NO LITURGY
Tues. 31: 8:15 am @ Infant Jesus
Divine Liturgy for Peace from
Wed. Sept 1: NO LITURGY
Thurs. 2: 8:15 am @ Infant Jesus
+Millie Klanica from family
Fri. 3: 8:15 am @ Infant Jesus
For increase in Religious
Vocations from the Sacred
Sat. 4: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus
For the parishioners
Sun. 5: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus
15th Sunday after Pente
For the Living and Deceased
Members of the Altar Rosary
Week of 8/22/2021
$ 1701.00 Offertory
$ 51.00 Candles
$ 35.00 Holy Day
$ 1000.00 50th Ann. Jerry &
$ 500.00 Sheely Fund
$ 3287.00 TOTAL
Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:
On Line: 7
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PARISHIONERS
Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, & Patricia Flaherty, Robert Democko all at home; Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Dolores Schurko and 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.
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.
Please note that the WEEKDAY ONLY liturgical time will change to 8:15 am, effective this coming week.
MOUNT MACRINA PILGRIMAGE:
The 87th Annual Pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Health will be Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Mount Macrina in Uniontown, Pa. Please visit sistersofstbasil.org for more information
BLESSING OF THE STUDENTS:
Father Michael will be blessing all school age (K-12) and college students this weekend after each Divine Liturgy. Let us start the new school year with this special blessing.
ECF classes will begin Tuesday, September 21, 2021 for all school aged children K-12th grade. Classes will remain on-line with short meetings following Sunday liturgies. Please contact Fr. Michael to sign -up. This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to learn the Byzantine faith and meet children of our parish with wonderful teachers Mary Sinowski and Francine Stanko
50th ANNIVERSAR BOOK:
LAST CHANCE!!! This is your last chance to have your pictures taken, submit a family memoir, or place an advertisement for the 50th Anniversary Book. The deadline is THIS TUESDAY August 31, 2021. Please contact Fr. Michael at the rectory or Paula Slemons at 330-799-5983 with any questions or requests.
Suggested Liturgy offering will now be a $20 throughout the Metropolitan Church in Pittsburgh as decided by the Council of Hierarchs.
St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Campbell is having their annual 3-Tier Chinese Auction on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at their hall -405 Robinson Road, Campbell. Admission is $7.00 & includes 25 tier-one tickets and lunch. Doors open at NOON & drawings begin at 2:00 PM. Great prizes, gift certificates & theme baskets all witing to win.
Thank you very much to Mary & Jerry Novak for their donation of a $1000.00 to our 50th Anniversary. We are very appreciative for your continued support, time, and talents that you both give to our parish. May God grant you health, happiness, and many blessed year
The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. The left sanctuary candle is in memory of +Joseph Kollar from Karen & Kathy Kollar. The right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Helen & +Louis Hayer from MaryBeth Hayer, Janice & David Hartzell
Invitation to the feast. Gregory The Great: First we must ask whether this lesson in Matthew is what Luke describes as a dinner, since some details appear inconsistent. Here it is a midday meal, there a dinner; here the one who came to the marriage feast improperly dressed was cast out, and there none of those said to have entered is shown to have been cast out. From Matthew we can infer that in this passage the marriage feast represents the church of the present time, and the dinner in Luke represents the final and eternal banquet. Some who enter the one will leave it, but no one who has once entered the other will later go out. But if anyone argues that it is the same lesson, I think it better to save the faith and yield to another’s interpretation than to give in to strife. Perhaps we can reasonably take it that Luke kept silent about the man Matthew said came without a marriage garment and was thrown out. That one called it a dinner and the other a midday meal does not stand in the way of my interpretation, because when the ancients took their daily midday meal at the ninth hour it was also called a dinner….
A clearer and safer thing to say is that the Father made a marriage feast for his Son by joining the church to him through the mystery of his incarnation, The womb of the Virgin who bore him was the bridal chamber of this bridegroom, and so the psalmist says, “He has set his tent in the sun, and he is like a bridegroom coming forth from his bridal chamber.” He truly came forth like a bridegroom from his bridal chamber who, as God incarnate, left the inviolate womb of the Virgin to unite the church to himself.
And so he sent his servants to invite his friends to the marriage feast. He sent once, and he sent again, because first he made the prophets and later the apostles preachers of the Lord’s incarnation. He sent his servants twice with the invitation, because he said through the prophets that his only Son’s incarnation would come about, and he proclaimed through the apostles that it had.
Because those who were first invited to the marriage banquet refused to come, he said in his second invitation, “See, I have prepared my meal; my oxen and fattened animals have been slain, and everything is ready.” What do we take the oxen and fattened animals to be but the fathers of the Old and New Testaments? Forty gospel homilies 38.1.3-4.