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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.

April 24, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 23: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Bright Saturday

             George-Great-Martyr

            + Andrew Swantek from

             family

Sun. 24: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Thomas Sunday

             +Olin Sheely from Ron &

             Diane Fimognari

Mon. 25: NO LITURGY

Tues. 26: NO LITURGY

Wed. 27: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 28: NO LITURGY

Fri. 29: NO LITURGY

Sat. 30: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             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            

Collection Report

Week of 4/17/2022

$               2115.00          Offertory

$                     5.00          Palm Sunday

$               3630.00          Easter

$                 185.00          Great Thursday

$                 450.00          Great Friday

$                   70.00          Holy Day

$                     5.00          BCW

$                 320.00          Resurrection

$                   55.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   50.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   58.00          Candles

$               6943.00         TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Holy Thursday: 25

Great Friday: 65

Resurrection: 75

Easter: 125

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.

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.

THANK YOU:

A very special thank you to Mary & Jerry Novak for preparing our church for Easter with the beautiful flowers. Your continued time, talent and dedication to our parish is greatly appreciated. May our dear God bless you both with many blessed years.

In addition, continued appreciation to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. Both parishes have collected thus far 6025.00.

EASTER FLOWERS:

There is a list in the vestibule of who donated towards our beautiful Easter flowers in memory / honor of their loved ones. Your continued support is truly appreciated.

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. Both parishes have collected thus far 6025.00. May God bless all of you for your continued support.

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!

VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

UKRAINE RELIEF FUNRAISER:

REMINDER: This Sunday is the fundraiser at Byzantine at the Grove from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcomed with limited quantities available. Pre-orders recommended-call (330)782-6388.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of April 24-30, there are no request for the sanctuary candles.  

Forgiving sins

Priests have received a power which God has given neither to angels nor to archangels. It was said to them: “Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose, shall be loosed.” Temporal rulers have indeed the power of binding: but they can only bind the body. Priests, in contrast, can bind with a bond which pertains to the soul itself and transcends the very heavens. Did [God] not give them all the powers of heaven? “Whose sins you shall forgive,” he says, “they are forgiven them; whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.” The Father has given all judgment to the Son. And now I see the Son placing all this power in the hands of men [Matt. 10:40; John 20:21-23]. They are raised to this dignity as if they were already gathered up to heaven (John Chrysostom The Priesthood 3:5 [A.D. 387]).

April 17, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 16: 7:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrection Matins with

             With procession followed by

             Blessing of Paschal Baskets

Sun. 17: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrection of Our Lord

             Followed by blessings of

             Paschal Baskets

             For the Parishioners

Mon. 18: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Bright Monday

              +Paul Swantek from Lori

              Swantek

Tues. 19: 6:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

               Bright Tuesday

               +Jeanette Kulifay from 

               John Kulifay

Wed. 20: NO LITURGY

Thurs. 21: NO LITURGY

Fri. 22: NO LITURGY

Sat. 23: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Bright Saturday

             George-Great-Martyr

            + Andrew Swantek from

             family

Sun. 24: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Thomas Sunday

             +Olin Sheely from Ron &

             Diane Fimognari

Collection Report

Week of 4/10/2022

$               1113.00          Offertory

$               1890.00          Palm Sunday

$                 140.00          Easter

$                   15.00          Great Thursday

$                   15.00          Great Friday

$                   75.00          Holy Day

$                   15.00          Resurrection

$                   25.00          Easter Flowers

$                   50.00          Maintenance Fund

$                   15.00          Easter Candles

$                   40.00          Ukraine Fund

$                 100.00          Candles

$               3493.00         TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 42

Sunday: 88

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.

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 EGG HUNT:

Thank you to the Altar & Rosary Society & GCU Lodge for sponsoring the Easter Egg Hunt last Sunday.  A special appreciation to Elaine Chachko who organized and Karen & Kathy Kollar who assisted with the egg hunt. All the children had a great time

EASTER FLOWERS:

There is a list in the vestibule of who donated towards our beautiful Easter flowers in memory /honor of their loved ones. Your continued support is truly appreciated.

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. Both parishes have collected thus far 6025.00. May God bless all of you for your continued support.

HAPPY EASTER:
Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter from the Farynets Family!

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

CHRSITOS VOSKRESE!

VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

UKRAINE RELIEF FUNRAISER:

Our Ukraine fundraiser will be April 24, 2022 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at Byzantine Center at the Grove.  A TAKE-OUT ONLY Holupki dinner will be sold. The cost is $14.00 for 2 stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, corn, roll/butter and cake. Stuffed cabbage will also be sold by the dozen or individually. Pre-sale orders/payments are required by calling (330) 782-6388 (payment can be credit/debit) or orders forms are available in the vestibule and can be returned in the collection basket. All pre-sale orders must be in by THIS Monday April 18, 2022. Please make checks payable to Byzantine Center at the Grove.  If anyone would like to donate/bake a cake, please notify Paula Slemons or call (330) 782-6388 and bring to the Grove on Saturday on April 23from 1:00-3:00 pm. ALL proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Ukraine relief fund.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of April 17-23, the right sanctuary candle is for the special intentions of Tillie Chachko. There is no request for the left sanctuary.

April 10, 2022 Bulletin

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 9: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Saturday of Lazarus

             +Mary Hayer from Mary

             Beth Hayer, Janice & David

             Hartzell

Sun. 10: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Palm Sunday

             +Leonard (Ben) Slemons

             from Bri Slemons & Joe

             Winiecki

Mon. 11: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

              Lenten Hours

              Confessions to follow

Tues. 12: 6:00 pm @ St. Michael

                (Campbell)

               Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

              Confessions to follow

Wed. 13: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

               Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

               Healing Services with

               Anointing to follow

               5:00-6:00 pm-Confessions

Thurs. 14: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

               Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

               With Vespers

               5:00-6:00 pm Confessions

Fri. 15: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Entombment Vespers with

             Burial of Our Lord

Sat. 16: 7:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrection Matins with

             With procession followed by

             Blessing of Paschal Baskets

Sun. 17: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Resurrection of Our Lord

             Followed by blessings of

             Paschal Baskets

             For the Parishioners

Collection Report

Week of 4/23/2022

$               1912.00          Offertory

$                   10.00          Holy Day

$                   17.00          Resurrection

$                  487.00         Maintenance Fund

$                 103.49          Gas Royalties

$                   25.00          Easter Candles

$                 825.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   31.00          Candles

$               3410.49          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 39

Sunday: 54

On Line: 12

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

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

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 EGG HUNT:

REMINDER, the Easter Egg Hunt for all children who signed up is this Sunday following Divine Liturgy.

CONFESSIONS (RECONCILIATION):

The following are the times for confessions during Holy Week:

6:00 pm-Monday, April 11th, following Lenten Hours

6:00 pm-Tuesday, April 12th@ St. Michael in Campbell following Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

5:00-6:00 pm Wednesday, April 13th @ Infant Jesus

5:00-6:00 pm, Thursday, April 14th@ Infant Jesus

HOLY WEEK:

The following are the time of services @ Infant Jesus of Prague:

April 15th– Good Friday-6:00 pm

April 16th-Holy Saturday-7:00pm

April 17th-Pascha Sunday-9:00 am

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. Both parishes have collected thus far 6025.00. May God bless all of you for your continued support.

UKRAINE RELIEF FUNRAISER:

Our Ukraine fundraiser will be April 24, 2022 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at Byzantine Center at the Grove.  A TAKE-OUT ONLY Holupki dinner will be sold. The cost is $14.00 for 2 stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, corn, roll/butter and cake. Stuffed cabbage will also be sold by the dozen or individually. Pre-sale orders/payments are required by calling (330) 782-6388 (payment can be credit/debit) or orders forms are available in the vestibule and can be returned in the collection basket. All pre-sale orders must be in by Monday April 18, 2022. Please make checks payable to Byzantine Center at the Grove.  If anyone would like to donate/bake a cake, please notify Paula Slemons or call (330) 782-6388 and bring to the Grove on Saturday on April 23from 1:00-3:00 pm. ALL proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Ukraine relief fund.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of April 10-16 the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Janice Salcedo from Parents-Bob & Millie Jonda. The left Sanctuary candle is in memory of +Rosemarie Gaffney from Bob & Millie Jonda

April 3, 2022 Bulletin

      LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sat. 2: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Akathistos Saturday

             Health & well-being of Jeff

             Soccorsi

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

Mon. 4: NO LITURGY

Tues. 5: NO LITURGY

Wed. 6: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             Lenten Education Class to

             follow

Thurs. 7: NO LITURGY

Fri. 8: 6:00 pm @ St. Nicholas

             Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

             For the Living & Deceased

             Members of the Sacred Heart

             Society

 Sat. 9: 6:00 pm @ Infant Jesus

             Saturday of Lazarus

             +Mary Hayer from Mary

             Beth Hayer, Janice & David

             Hartzell

Sun. 10: 9:00 am @ Infant Jesus

             Palm Sunday

             +Leonard (Ben) Slemons

             from Bri Slemons & Joe

             Winiecki

Collection Report

Week of 3/27/2022

$               1253.00          Offertory

$                 212.00          Holy Day

$                   70.00          Maintenance Fund

$                 300.00          Easter

$                   49.29          Gas Royalties

$                 220.00          Easter Candles

$                 430.00          Ukraine Fund

$                   50.00          Palm Sunday

$                   42.00          Candles

$               2626.29          TOTAL

Attendance from last week’s Liturgies:

Saturday: 38

Sunday: 54

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.

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 sign-up all children on the sheet in the vestibule.

PARISHIONER NEWS:

Our beloved and long-time parishioner, Robert Tablack, passed away this past week. Private services were held. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Robert’s family and friends. Blessed repose and eternal memory to his servant Robert.

THANK YOU:

A special thank you to all parishioners who continue to generously donated to the Ukrainian fund. Both parishes have collected thus far 6025.00. May God bless all of you for your continued support.

UKRAINE RELIEF FUNRAISER:

Our Ukraine fundraiser will be April 24, 2022 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at Byzantine Center at the Grove.  A TAKE-OUT ONLY Holupki dinner will be sold. The cost is $14.00 for 2 stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, corn, roll/butter and cake. Stuffed cabbage will also be sold by the dozen or individually. Pre-sale orders/payments are required by calling (330) 782-6388 (payment can be credit/debit) or orders forms are available in the vestibule and can be returned in the collection basket. All pre-sale orders must be in by Monday April 18, 2022. Please make checks payable to Byzantine Center at the Grove.  If anyone would like to donate/bake a cake, please notify Paula Slemons or call (330) 782-6388 and bring to the Grove on Saturday on April 23from 1:00-3:00 pm. ALL proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Ukraine relief fund.

SANCTUARY CANDLES:

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

For the week of April 3-9 the right sanctuary candle is in memory of +Mary Hayer from Mary Beth Hayer, Janice & David Hartzell. There is no request for the left sanctuary candle.

Schedule for Holy Week and Resurrection

Mon.  11: 6:00 pm Lenten Hours at                             

                 Infant Jesus (confession)

Tues.   12 : 6.00pm  Pre-Sanctified    

                    Liturgy at St. Michaels

                   Followed by confessions

Wed.   13 : 6:00 pm at Infant Jesus

             Reconciliation 5 to 6pm

Healing services with anointing to follow Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thurs  14 : 6:00 at Infant Jesus

                 Reconciliation 5-6pm

Liturgy of St. Basil the great with          Vespers        

Fri.15: Entombment Vespers     

            with Burial of our Lord

             4:00pm- St. Nicholas

             6:00pm- Infant Jesus

Sat.      16: Resurrectional Matins with procession followed by Solemn Blessing of Paschal Baskets

              4:00 pm-St Nicholas

              7:00 pm- Infant Jesus

Sun.    17:  Resurrection of our  

                    Lord Divine Liturgy and blessing of Paschal Baskets

            9:00 am- Infant Jesus

            11:00am – St. Nicholas

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.’

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