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SUNDAY, August 31, 2014
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Tone 2; Matins Gospel 11
Apostolic reading: 1 Cor 15:1-11; Mt 19:16-26

Schedule of this week's events:

Sat 8/30 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Vespers
+Fannie Marino by Steve and Joanne Dury (15-7)
Sun. 8/31 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
Matins
Intention of parishioners
Tues. 9/2 6:30 p.m. Parish bingo – What are you doing this evening?
Wed. 9/3 8:30 a.m. +Mary and Michael Druga, Sr. by Kate and Mike Druga (24-21)
Fri. 9/5 8:30 a.m. +Vernette Super by Margaret V. Super (3-9)
Sat. 9/6 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Vespers
Intention of parishioners
Sun. 9/7 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
Matins
+Harry and Marian Sawczyn by Doris Durica (25-8)
 

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Aug. 18.

Parish
Supporting the mission of our parish: Sunday collection: offertory: $1,462; holy day: $33; candles: $19.
COLLECTION INCOME: $1,514.
TOTAL EXPENSES: $8,329.70.

Rosary: The Rosary Society will be praying the rosary in August after the Divine Liturgy in honor of the Dormition of the Theotokos on Aug. 15. All are welcome to stay and pray with us.

Parishioner birthdays this week: Karen Pavelschak (30), Robert Druga (9/2), Elizabeth Turner (2) and Charles Teleha (4).

Anniversaries in August: Kevin and Anne Dillon (2), Jeffrey and Debra Szabo (2), Charles and Martha
Teleha (4), John and Deborah Obergas (20) and Paul and Marilyn Firment (28).

Anniversary book: Samples of how your ad can look in the anniversary commemorative book which will be published after the anniversary Liturgy are on the bulletin board and on the front entrance table. Cost of ads is: full page, $100; half-page, $50; quarter page, $25. See Father Nick to arrange for your ad. Deadline is Sept. 1.

Donation: A check for $513 was sent to St. Joseph Shelter. This was the amount collected from the church envelopes for the poor for the second quarter. Thank you for your generosity.

Updates: Please notify the office of changes of address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Rebate: A stewardship rebate check for $795 was received from the eparchy. This was the amount over and above the $5,000 goal that was reached for the 2013-2014 appeal.

Upcoming events: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, followed by the 100th anniversary banquet, Sept. 14.

Anniversary banquet: Banquet tickets will go on sale the weekend of Aug. 9-10. The following week tickets will go on sale to the general public. The number of tickets is limited; first come, first served. Price of the tickets is $35 for adults, $20 for children six through 12.

Kitchen workers schedule:
potato prep, Sunday, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.
pirohi making, Monday, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, 12, Nov. 3, 10
onion prep, Monday, Oct. 10
potato prep, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Nov. 9
nut prep, Monday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.
nut/poppy seed roll making, Dec. 3,4,10,11
early prep, 6:30 a.m., rollers, 8:30 a.m.

Praying for you: In the Bible, Jesus prays and teaches his apostles to pray. Jesus says to present your needs to God in prayer. In response to this, Helen Ilcisko and I wish to start a prayer ministry here at St. Nicholas. We don’t know what our ministry will look like or how it will run, but we believe it will evolve according to God’s plan. We’ll pray for your needs or for friends or relatives or neighbors or anyone who asks us. Perhaps we’ll do what many churches do and start “prayer chains” for special needs. We believe in the power of prayer, especially when hearts are united. And. of course, all prayers are free. Sincerely,
s/Helen Ilcisko, 233-5947
s/Linda Squires, 988-3768

FROM THE PASTOR

Prayer garden: Thank you to Gary Stanko, who served as landscaping consultant to the Scouts who did sections of the prayer garden, to the Scouts themselves and those who helped them, to John Gresh who helped me with work in some of the sections, to Becky and John Camp, Michelle Moran and Bob and Adrienne Terleck, who have done volunteer weeding and to those who donated shrines: Drew Marko, Linda Squires, Margaret Super and myself. Linda Vanca has established a Vanca Family Memorial Fund for the improvement and beautification of the prayer garden. The garden is a truly peaceful and restful place to come and spend time in prayer.

Papal blessing: Pope Francis has given our parish his blessing for our 100th anniversary. The parchment attesting to this is hanging on the west corridor wall of the narthex.

Reverse raffle: The reverse raffle realized a profit of $1,528.

BINGO REPORT

Bingo deposit: $1,543.85; expenses: $476.00 These figures do not necessarily reflect the actual profit for the evening.

When you provide baked goods, please indicate on a label whether your homemade baked goods contain nuts.

Bingo bakers for Tuesday, Sept. 2: The following households can bring their baked goods to the parish kitchen on Saturday evening or Sunday morning as well as on Tuesday: J. Lehman, M. A. Lemley, L. Mackin, M. Moran, M. Mrosko and M. J. Naymik.

Bingo bakers for Tuesday, Sept. 9: M. E. Naymik, M. Pavelschak, I Prosowski, J. Pelo, Father Nick
and B. Sandor.

Thank you: We thank the parishioner households who provided baked goods for bingo on Aug. 26:
V. Kusznir, G. Lehman, M. A. Lemley.

Thank you: We thank all who gave their time to help at bingo on Aug. 26: Frank Giamboi, Richard Shullick, Mary Ann Lemley, Betty Turner, Helen Bado, Carolyn Szabo, Mary Lou Lesiecki, Joe Batcha, Joanne Mrosko, Robert Terleck, Charlie Teleha, Kat Varju, Jerome Davis, Tim Taylor and Mario Mattei.

We need volunteers for the following positions: kitchen, set-up, caller, instant servicers, door, miscellaneous. If you can give one to three hours a month it would help the dedicated volunteers who are there every week, all evening. Training will be provided.

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Eparchy

The next eparchial gathering will take place on Oct. 4 at the Cathedral. Bishop John has asked that all members of all parish pastoral councils be present. He will present the eparchial pastoral plan and parishes will begin working on their three-year plans to implement the eparchial plan.

European festival: St. Mary Magdalene Byzantine Catholic Parish, 5390 West 220th Street, Fairview Park, will hold its Fifth Annual European Festival, Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There will be live musical entertainment throughout the day with performances from groups of various European heritage, European cuisine, hand-pinched pirohi and homemade bakery, a Biergarten with selections from Europe, a Craft fair and religious goods available for sale, children’s activities, bounce houses, basket raffles and cash prizes. There will also be church tours and guest speakers Reverend Michael Lee and Reverend Larry Ober. Church services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. For more information, visit the parish website, www.ebni.com/stmarymagdalene or contact (216) 906-3463

 

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Community

Polka Mass and dinner: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, 2143 Homewood Drive, Lorain, is hosting a Polka Mass and dinner on Saturday, Sept. 13. Dinner will follow the 4 p.m. Mass. There will be a cash bar, door prizes and a Chinese raffle. The band and dancing will be 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and available for purchase at the rectory.

GCU casino trip: GCU Lodge 77 is having a bus trip to Presque Isle Casino in Pennsylvania, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The cost is $35 per person. Each entry will receive $35 in playback money at the casino. The bus will leave 8 a.m. sharp from Sheffield Center. Park near Conrad’s. There will be games and prizes on the bus. Please contact LaVerne Mackin at 233-5006 to make reservations.

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St. Nicholas Parish Pastoral Council
Notes from the meeting of 18 Aug., 2014


The meeting opened at 7 p.m. with prayer. Present were: Father Nick, Sue Druga, MaryAnn Giamboi, Ronnie Kusznir, Linda Squires, Gary Stanko and Madeline Zaworski. Joe Batcha was excused. The notes of the April 28 meeting were approved as printed.

The first agendum was a review of the proposed calendar for September 2014 through August 2015. Some changes and additions were made. Food for Thought needs to be scheduled.

Father Nick reported about the plans for Sept. 13 and 14. On Saturday, Sept. 13, there will be both vespers and Divine Liturgy. On Sept. 14 there will be matins at the usual 9 a.m. The hierarchical Liturgy will be at 4 p.m. with the banquet to follow at German’s Villa. During dinner Cecilia Ilg will provide harp music. The program will be a video of parish history. Invitation have gone out to eparchial and local clergy as well as civil officials.

Following this were the evaluations of parish events since the April meeting.

The ethnic churches lecture was well-received and it was proposed to have David Simmer come back on April 26 to give the stained glass windows of Lorain County lecture. Father Nick will contact him.

The Mothers/Fathers brunch was well-attended and should be repeated next year. It is scheduled for May 24. Make sure the bulletin announcement notes that all are welcome whether they are parents or whether their parents now rest in the Lord.

The parish picnic was good. Next year the tent will not be set up outside since no one eats outdoors. The picnic will be on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The Killer Kings, who played for the school reunion, will be asked to provide music.

The Mariapoch pilgrimage should be better attended. Next year it will be on June 28.

The school reunion was a resounding success and people are still talking about it. It was suggested that there be another one in five or 10 years from now.

The prayer garden blessing was a nice event.

Madeline Zaworski spoke about the need for better communications and to combat the rumor mill that spreads misinformation and causes divisions within the parish. More people should be involved with helping in parish activities. Madeline pointed out that, while we are celebrating the past 100 years, we should also be stressing that we are starting the next 100 years. Gary said that, perhaps, our new theme should be, "Keep the dome glowing".

MaryAnn Giamboi expressed her appreciation for being a member of the Pastoral Council and, especially, for taking such an active part in the publicity committee for the anniversary. She has submitted her resignation from the Pastoral Council.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 27, 2014.


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