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May 2, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. May 1: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             For the parishioners

Sun. 2: 9:00am @ Infant Jesus

              Sunday of the Samaritan

              Woman

               Living & Deceased

               Members of the Altar

               Rosary Society

Mon. 3: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

               +Veronica & Alexander

                Kaniecky from Dr.

                Andrew Bulazo

Tues. 4: 8:30 am@ Infant Jesus

                +Mary Halus from

                +Edward Halus

Wed. 5: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 6: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                 +Fr. Robert Halus from

                 +Edward halus

Fri. 7: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                 For the recovery from

                 Addiction from the

                 Sacred Heart Society of

                 St. Nicholas

Sat. 8: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            + Thomas Urdea from family

Sat. 02: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Sunday of the Man Born

Blind

Mother’s Day

            +Pamela Schnell from Kathy

             & Karen Kollar

Collection Report

Week of 4/25/2021

$               1387.00           Offertory

$                 175.00           Holy Day

$                   57.00           Candles

$                   41.80           Utility Offering

$                   10.00           Great Friday

$                   25.00           Resurrection

$               1695.80          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

 Saturday: 19

 Sunday: 56

 On Line: 10

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to Britney Jonda and the YSU Girl’s Golf team who are the Horizon League Conference champs. Wishing you and your

Continued success.

ROSARY:

Praying of the rosary by the Altar Rosary Society will be Sunday May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, prior to 9:00 am Liturgy. All parishioners are invited to join.

HELPING HANDS:

Helping Hands Day is sponsored by GCU Lodge 442. The Spring clean up and landscaping project will be held on Saturday May 8, 2021 from 9:00 am -12:00 (noon) at Infant Jesus Church grounds in Boardman.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00 (noon) helping hands will be at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery on Hyatt Street in Campbell.

All parishioners, friends, and families are invited to join for this project. The more volunteer “helping hands” we have, the more we can do to beautify our church grounds and St. Nicholas Cemetery for the Spring and Summer seasons.

There will be a light lunch provided at Infant Jesus and beverages and snacks at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery.

THANK YOU!

Fr. Michael and Family would like to thank you for all wishes and greetings with the birth of their daughter Veronica Faith. Last Wednesday Archbishop William Skurla officiated a private ceremony of Christian Initiation of Veronica Faith. May God grant His servant Veronica many and blessed years!

The Samaritan Woman

Before You preach, leave your water jar. Augustine: Having heard, “I that speak with you am he,” and having received Christ the Lord into her heart, what could she do now but leave her water jar and run to preach the gospel? She cast out lust and hurried to proclaim the truth. Let those who would preach the gospel learn: let them throw away their water jar at the well. You remember what I said before of the water jar. It was a vessel with which the water was drawn, called hydra, from its Greek name, because water is hydor in Greek; just as if it were called aquarium, from the Latin. She threw away her water jar then, which was no longer of use but a burden to her, such was her eagerness to be satisfied with that water. Throwing her burden away to make Christ known, “she ran to the city and says to those men, ‘Come, and see a man who told me everything I ever did.”‘ Tractates on the Gospel of John 15.30.

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen:There is something good in everything. Evil has no capital of its own; it lives in goodness as a parasite. But loving the partial goodness in others we bring them more quickly to the circle of Goodness which is God. This was the tactic of Our Lord when He spoke to an adulteress at the well. There was nothing in common between His Divine Goodness and her sinful life, except a love of a drink of cold water. So He started there…and led her on to a declaration that He was Love and Savior of the world.

April 25, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              For the parishioners

Sun. 25: 9:00am @ Infant Jesus

               Sunday of the Paralytic

               Man

               +Helen Brill from

                Byzantine Social Club

Mon. 26: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                +Amy Wakeling from

                Laura Eby

Tues. 27: 8:30 am@ Infant Jesus

                 +Mary Halus from

                 +Edward Halus

Wed. 28: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 29: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                 +Frances D. DiFrischia

                 From Laura Eby

Fri. 30: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                 +Fr. Robert Halus from

                 +Edward Halus

Sat. May 1: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the Parishioners

Sat. 02: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Sunday of the Samaritan

Woman

            Living & Deceased members

            Of the Altar Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 4/18/2021

$               1480.00           Offertory

$                   85.00           Holy Day

$                   59.00           Candles

$                 100.00           Easter Offering

$               1824.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

 Saturday: 21

 Sunday: 50

 On Line: 9

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Congratulations to Jaden Rivera on receiving his Eagle Scout Badge. Your hard work and dedication have paid off. May God continue to bless you.

ROSARY:

Praying of the rosary by the Altar Rosary Society will be Sunday May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, prior to 9:00 am Liturgy. All parishioners are invited to join.

HELPING HANDS:

Helping Hands Day is sponsored by GCU Lodge 442. The Spring clean up and landscaping project will be held on Saturday May 8, 2021 from 9:00 am -12:00 (noon) at Infant Jesus Church grounds in Boardman.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00 (noon) helping hands will be at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery on Hyatt Street in Campbell.

All parishioners, friends, and families are invited to join for this project. The more volunteer “helping hands” we have, the more we can do to beautify our church grounds and St. Nicholas Cemetery for the Spring and Summer seasons.

There will be a light lunch provided at Infant Jesus and beverages and snacks at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

The Sanctuary candles will be lit for the entire week for your intentions. For the week of April 18-24, the right Sanctuary candle was for special intentions of Tillie Chachko.  It was inadvertently omitted. The left Sanctuary candle this week is for +Monica Matteo from Greg and Paula Slemons.

Inner meaning

John 5:1-9 (continued) certain scholars think this passage is an allegory. The man stands for the people of Israel. The five porches stand for the five books of the law. In the porches the people lay ill. The law could show a man his sin, but could never mend it; the law could uncover a man’s weakness, but could never cure it. The law, like the porches, sheltered the sick soul but could never heal it. The thirty-eight years stand for the thirty- eight years in which the Jews wandered in the desert before they entered the promised land; or for the number of the centuries men had been waiting for the Messiah. The stirring of the waters stands for baptism. In point of fact in early Christian art a man is often depicted as rising from the baptismal waters carrying a bed upon his back. It may well be that it is now possible to read all these meanings into this story; but it is highly unlikely that John wrote it as an allegory. It has the vivid stamp of factual truth. But we do well to remember that any Bible story has in it far more than fact. There are always deeper truths below the surface and even the simple stories are meant to leave us face to face with eternal things.

April 18, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              For the parishioners

Sun. 18: 9:00am @ Infant Jesus

               Sunday of the Myrrh-

               Bearers

                +Sophie Cimino from

                 family

Mon. 19: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                +Fr. Robert Halus from

                +Edward Halus

Tues. 20: 8:30 am@ Infant Jesus

                 +David Knight from Jeff,

                 Judy & Vilana Soccossi

Wed. 21: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 22: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

                 +Mary Halus from

                 + Edward Halus

Fri. 23: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              George Great Martyr

              +Thomas Urdea from Jerry

               & Mary Novak

Sat. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the Parishioners

Sat. 25: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Sunday of the  Paralytic Man

            +Helen Brill from the

             Byzantine Social Club

Collection Report

Week of 4/11/2021

$               1537.00           Offertory

$                 100.00           Holy Day

$                   78.00           Candles

$                   20.00           Great Thursday

$                   35.00           Great Friday

$                   60.00           Resurrection Matins

$                   55.00           Easter

$                   25.00           Easter Flowers

$                 120.00           Maintenance Fund

$               2030.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

 Saturday: 24

 Sunday: 55

 On Line: 15

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

NEW ARRIVAL:

Congratulation to Fr. Michael, Maryna and big brother Andriy and little sister Emma on the birth of Veronica Faith (Nica) this past week.

May God continue to bless your beautiful family.

ROSARY:

Praying of the rosary by the Altar Rosary Society will be Sunday May 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am, prior to 9:00 am Liturgy. All parishioners are invited to join.

HELPING HANDS:

Helping Hands Day is sponsored by GCU Lodge 442. The Spring clean up and landscaping project will be held on Saturday May 8, 2021 from 9:00 am -12:00 (noon) at Infant Jesus Church grounds in Boardman.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00 (noon) helping hands will be at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery on Hyatt Street in Campbell.

All parishioners, friends, and families are invited to join for this project. The more volunteer “helping hands” we have, the more we can do to beautify our church grounds and St. Nicholas Cemetery for the Spring and Summer seasons.

There will be a light lunch provided at Infant Jesus and beverages and snacks at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA:

Little did Joseph know that his own tomb would become the Holy Sepulchre. Joseph not only buried Jesus in his tomb, he later became a missionary to England. He was a member of the Sanhedrin, which was the highest court of the Jewish nation, as well as their supreme religious council. This group voted to put Jesus to death. Joseph, however, abstained from voting. He was chained and imprisoned for burying Jesus. However, Jesus appeared to him after His burial, and so Joseph believed. He was released from prison and exiled from Jeruselem. He traveled with the Apostle Philip and many other apostles to England, winning converts along the way. They were all thrown into prison by the chief, who would only release them if they remained in one area, a reservation, of his choosing. It was swampland, which the Christians all drained and made habitable. The area is now known as Glastonbury. They built a chapel to the Archangel Gabriel, and Joseph is buried in Avlon.

CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!
VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

April 11, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Bright Saturday

For the Parishioners

Sun. 11: 9:00am @ Infant Jesus

            Thomas Sunday

+ Rose Valko from Jeannie

           Danko

Mon. 12: NO LITURGY

Tues. 13: NO LITURGY

Wed. 14: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 15: NO LITURGY

Fri. 16: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

           +Helen Vaclav from

Granddaughter Denise & Jim Danko

Sat. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            For the Parishioners

Sat. 18: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers

            +Sophie Cimino from Family

Collection Report

Week of 4/4/2021

$               1249.00           Offertory

$                 165.00           Holy Day

$                   98.00           Candles

$                 220.00           Great Thursday

$                 362.00           Great Friday

$                 335.00           Resurrection Matins

$               3875.00           Easter

$                 400.00           Palm Sunday

$                     5.00           BCW

$                   53.58           Gas Royalties

$                 215.00           Maintenance Fund

$               6977.58          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Easter Sunday: 130

On Line: 50

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

EASTER FLOWERS:

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

HAPPY EASTER:

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

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

THANK YOU:

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

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

A MEANS TO AN END

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

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

April 4, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

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

7:30 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrectional Matins with

            Procession followed by Solemn

            Blessing of Paschal Basket

Sun. 04: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrection of Our Lord

             Blessing of Paschal Baskets

Living & Deceased members of the Altar Rosary Society

Mon. 05: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Bright Monday

+Janice Salcedo from Anonymous

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

            Bright Tuesday

+Mary Halus from +Edward Halus

Wed. 07: Bright Wednesday

            NO LITURGY

Thurs. 08: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

            Bright Thursday

+Fr. Robert Halus from +Edward Halus

Fri. 09: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

              Bright Friday

+Mary Hayer from MaryBeth Hayer, Janice and David Hartzell

Sat. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Bright Saturday

            For the Parishioners

Sun. 11: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Thomas Sunday

+Rose Valko from Jeannie Danko

Collection Report

Week of 3/28/2021

$               2394.00           Offertory

$                 125.00           Holy Day

$                   37.00           Candles

$                 232.00           Easter Candles

$                   20.00           BCW

$                   41.66           Gas Royalties

$                 150.00           Maintenance Fund

$               2999.66          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 20

Sunday: 86

On Line: 40

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

EASTER FLOWERS:

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

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

HAPPY EASTER:

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

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

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

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

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

March 28, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Saturday of Lazarus

+ Dr. Brian Sullivan from the Terleck Family

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Palm Sunday

+Margaret Iannazone from Carol Dumez

Mon. 29: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

            Holy Monday

             Lenten Services

Tues. 30:  6:00 pm @ St. Michael’s

             In Campbell

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

            Followed by Confessions

Wed. 31: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Reconciliation from 5 to 6pm

Healing services with anointing to follow Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 01: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Reconciliation 5-6pm

Liturgy of St. Basil the Great with Vespers

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

            6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Entombment Vespers with

            Burial of Our Lord

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

7:30 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Resurrectional Matins with

            Procession followed by Solemn

            Blessing of Paschal Basket

Sun. 04: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

              Resurrection of Our Lord

              Blessing of Paschal Baskets

Living & Deceased members of the Altar Rosary Society

Collection Report

Week of 3/21/2021

$                 946.00           Offertory

$                   81.00           Candles

$                   35.00           Holy day

$               1067.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 57

On Line: 8

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

LENT:

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

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:

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

EASTER CANDY REMINDER:

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

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

SPAGHETTI DINNER: REMINDER

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

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, or Palm Sunday

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

Schedule for Holy Week and Resurrection Year 2021

Mon. 29: 8:30 am Lenten Hours at

                 Infant Jesus

Tues. 30 : 6.00pm Pre-Sanctified

                    Liturgy at St. Michaels

                   Followed by confessions

Wed. 31: 6:00 pm at Infant Jesus

             Reconciliation 5 to 6pm

Healing services with anointing to follow Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs 1 : 6:00 at Infant Jesus

                 Reconciliation 5-6pm

Liturgy of St. Basil the great with   Vespers        

Fri.2: Entombment Vespers with Burial of our Lord

             4:00pm- St. Nicholas

             6:00pm- Infant Jesus

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

              5:00 pm-St Nicholas

              7:30pm- Infant Jesus

Sun. 4: Resurrection of our

                    Lord Divine Liturgy and blessing of Paschal Baskets

9:00 am- Infant Jesus

11:00am – St. Nicholas

March 21, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Akathistos Saturday

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

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

5th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. Mary of Egypt

+Helen Brill from Tillie & Elaine Chachko

Mon. 22: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Tues. 23:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 24: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 25: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

Annunciation of The Theotokos

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

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 27: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Saturday of Lazarus

             + Dr. Brian Sullivan from the Terleck Family

Sun. 28: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

Palm Sunday

+Margaret Iannazone from Carol Dumez

Collection Report

Week of 3/14/2021

$               1665.00           Offertory

$                   76.00           Candles

$                   25.00           Easter Flowers

$                   35.00           BCW

$                   50.00           Maintenance Fund

$               1851.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 28

Sunday: 50

On Line:10

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

EASTER CANDY:

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

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

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

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

SPAGHETTI DINNER:

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

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

March 14, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            4th All Souls Saturday

+Jake Markovith from Att. Mark Hanni

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

4th Sunday of the Great Fast

            St. John Climacus

+Don Chachko from Tillie Chachko

Mon. 15: 8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Tues. 16:  NO LITURGY

Wed. 17: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 18: 6:00PM @ Infant Jesus

            Canon of Andrew of Crete

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

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 20: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Akathistos Saturday

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

Sun. 21: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

5th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. Mary of Egypt

+Helen Brill from Tillie & Elaine Chachko

Collection Report

Week of 3/7/2021

$               1575.00           Offertory

$                   71.00           Candles

$                   15.00           Holy Day

$                   20.00           Easter Flowers

$                   84.00           BCW

$                   20.00           Easter Vigil Lights

$                   20.00           Initial Offering

$                   55.26           Gas Royalties 

$                 795.00           Maintenance Fund

$               2655.26          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 48

On Line:15

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

BAPTISM:

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

EASTER CANDY:

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

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

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

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY:

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

ETHNIC FOOD & BAKE SALE:

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

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

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

ST. JOHN CLIMACUS

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

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

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

March 7, 2021 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 06: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            3rd All Souls Saturday

            +Mike Virostek Sr. from

Mike Virostek Jr. & Phyllis Virostek

Sun. 07: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

3rd Sunday of the Great Fast

            Veneration of the Cross

            For the Living & Deceased

Members of the Altar Rosary Society

Mon. 08: NO LITURGY

Tues. 09:  8:30 am @ Infant

              Jesus

             Lenten Services

Wed. 10: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs. 11: 8:30 am @ Infant Jesus

            Lenten Services

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

            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Sat. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

            4th All Souls Saturday

+Jake Markovith from Att. Mark Hanni

Sun. 14: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

4th Sunday of the Great Fast

           St. John Climacus

+Don Chachko from Tillie Chachko

Collection Report

Week of 2/28/2021

$               1470.00           Offertory

$                   41.00           Candles 

$                 280.00           Easter Flowers  

$                   75.00           Maintenance Fund

$               1866.00          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 20

Sunday: 51

On Line:16

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

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

Ken & Bernie Litwin, Richard Kuty, Pearl Tablack, Patricia Flaherty & Bob Jonda all at home. Mary Rotunno at Assumption, Louise Macabobby at Hampton Woods, and the rest of our parishioners who are in nursing homes.  May God grant to all the sick of our parish many blessed, happy and healthier years.

ATTENTION:

If any parishioner or family member is ill & would like to be on the pray list, or receive get-well wishes, call Karen or Kathy Kollar @330-272-1857.

ETHNIC FOOD & BAKE SALE:

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

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

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:

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

ECF REMINDER:

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

GCU JUNIOR BOWLING:

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

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

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

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

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

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