SUNDAY, October 26, 2014
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Tone 3; Matins Gospel 9
Apostolic reading: Gal. 1:11-19; Lk. 16:19-31
Schedule of this week's
Intention of parishioners
+Jack Evansco by Robert and Adrienne Terleck (23-18)
ECF quiz 3
+Delores Opalenik by Ted and Linda Squires (21-17)
Pastoral Council meeting
Parish bingo – What are you doing this evening?
Dan and Rosemary Tardiff’s 65th anniversary by the Camp family
Economic council meeting
+Richard Salasovich by Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. Uthe (11-25)
+Nick Szabo by Connie and Joe Huber (19-3)
Intention of parishioners
8 a. m.
Pastoral Council meeting
Navigate to the portion of the bulletin you want to view:
here to read the notes
from the Aug. 18 Pastoral Council meeting. The next
meeting is scheduled for
Supporting the mission of our parish: Sunday collection:
offertory: $1,344; holy day: $3; candles:
$26. COLLECTION INCOME: $1,347.
TOTAL EXPENSES: $3,042.52.
Breakdown of expenses for
Oct. 20 - 24: maintenance: $573.56; property insurance (4th qtr.):
$1,109.00; eparchial assessment (partial payment for 12/13: $750.00;
office: $141.89; utilities: $303.77; miscellaneous: $164.30
ECF quiz: Quiz three will be on Unit four for grade seven on
Sunday, Oct. 26 after the Divine Liturgy in room two. Please be
Rosary: The Rosary Society will be praying the rosary in October
after the Divine Liturgy in honor of the Patronage of the Theotokos on
Oct. 1. All are welcome to stay and pray with us. If anyone wish us to
pray for a special intention please let us know.
Parishioner birthdays this week: Jeanette Koscho (26), Emily
Demyan (27), Rosemary Teleha (28), Marge Skrepich (31), Rose Camp (11/2)
and Kathy Knick (2).
Anniversaries in October: Joseph and Elizabeth Pelo (3) and
George and Marie Moran (20).
The annual eparchial stewardship appeal: You have received the
mailing for the kick-off of the annual stewardship appeal. This is a
vital part of raising the necessary money to fund the eparchial programs
as outlined in the information you received. You may not feel the direct
effect of the programs because many are programs to support what goes on
in our parish. It is important that you assist in funding these by
pledging for the stewardship appeal. Our parish goal of $5,000 is based
on membership and parish financial situation and is reasonable. These
programs and activities really are important for the life of our parish
by providing resources we would otherwise not be able to have available
to us. Remember to make your check out to St. Nicholas if you are going
to put it in the collection basket.
Kitchen workers schedule:
potato prep, Nov. 2, Nov. 9
pirohi making, Monday, Nov. 3, 10
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.
Cookie Walk: We are asking that each family donate at least
six dozen festive cookies for Dec. 13. We are also accepting donations
of all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar and
walnuts. These items can be brought in as soon as possible. This cookie
walk will be our final and much needed fund-raiser for our parish for
2014.The next planning meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. All
parishioners are encouraged to attend. More information will be
forthcoming. The Cookie Walk will be Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-1
Rummage sale: You may start bringing items for the rummage
sale fund-raiser (date to be determined) after the weekend Divine
Liturgies and place them in classroom one. The tables are labeled
according to category. Please place your items in an orderly fashion on
the tables. Write the contents on your boxes and bags. Larger items can
go underneath the tables. Wait until the week before the sale if you
have very large items to donate.
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.
s/Helen Ilcisko, 233-5947
s/Linda Squires, 988-3768
Food collection news: The Second Harvest Food Bank served 707
people for the month of September. Thank you for sharing your food for
Donation: A check for $479.00 was sent to the St. Joseph
Shelter. This was the amount collected from the church envelopes for the
poor for the third quarter. Thank you for your generosity.
FROM THE PASTOR
Supporting the parish financially: Your contributions each
week are vital to being able to pay our bills. Each week I report in the
bulletin what the collection was and what the expenses were. The monthly
average collection, not designated for specific purposes, is $8,800. The
average monthly expenses are $16,000. Please try to increase your weekly
contribution. In addition, the various fund-raising activities are also
necessary to raise the amount of money needed to keep us in the black.
Bingo has not been doing very well and we cannot continue to rely on it
to pay our bills. In fact, if it doesn’t improve, we will be cancelling
the bingo completely.
Anniversary book: I am continuing to work on the anniversary
book and probably won’t have it ready for the printer until mid or late
November. Mark Teleha and Mary Jo Thomas are working with me on this
project and we want it to be a truly attractive and historical
Bingo deposits for 10/14: $2,148.70, expenses: $1,528.95. 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, Oct. 21: The following households can
bring their baked goods to the parish kitchen on Saturday evening or
Sunday morning as well as on Tuesday: R. Camp, J. Collins, B. Crawford,
Dr. J. Deliman, A. Demyan, C. Demyan and K. Dillon.
Bingo bakers for Tuesday, Oct. 28: M. Dostall, J. Dovin, S. Dovin,
S. Drew, M. Druga and R. Druga.
Thank you: We thank the parishioner households who provided
baked goods for bingo on Oct. 14: J. Batcha,
P. Brandon, M. Vinarcsik and T. Vislosky. Thank you to Arnnie Shullick
for the cabbage and noodles.
Thank you: We thank all who gave their time to help at bingo on
Oct. 14: Frank Giamboi, Richard Shullick, Mary Ann Lemley, Joe Batcha,
LaVerne Mackin, Linda Squires, Carolyn Szabo, Adrienne Terleck, Charlie
Teleha, Kat Varju, Julius Varju, Jerome Davis, Tim Taylor, Mario Mattei
and Tim Dillon.
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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Some chancery extensions
at (216) 741-8773:
Bishop's secretary 221
Religious ed. 225
Finance office 230
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Byzantine Catholic Cultural
Center, 2420 West 14th Street, across from Lincoln Park in
Cleveland’s historic Tremont Neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 14, 6-10
p.m. Join us as we exhibit gold-filigree and enameled vessels,
brocade and embroidered vesture, silver and gold-gilt icons and
other priceless Byzantine treasures. Enjoy apple tarts, corn
fritters, spiced cider and a variety of fall beverages., Afterwards,
view the priceless, century-old 24 foot high Hungarian hand-carved
wooden and gold gilt icon screen inside Holy Ghost church. You may
also view the exhibit on Sundays throughout November following the
11 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Find out more. Visit us online
Fourth Annual Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic School: Craft
and gift show 4600 State Road, Cleveland. Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. More than 50 exhibitors, kettle corn and good food. Call
(216) 570-8201 or visit
www.northcoastpromo.com for more info .
Eighth Annual Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Parish handmade only
craft show: Sat, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun, Nov. 16
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 5500 West 54th Street, Parma. More than 70
exhibitors. This show is part of the Northcoast Promotions Made In
America Series. Handmade crafts and good food. Call Lisa at (216)
570-8201 or visit
www.northcoastpromo.com for more info.
Seventh annual St Mary Magdalene Byzantine Catholic Parish annual
craft and gift show: 3690 West 220th Street, Fairview Park,
Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 90 exhibitors,
religious items and church bake sale, crafts, gifts and good food.
Call Lisa at (216) 570-8201 or visit
for more info.
The tenth annual St. Nick show: Saturday, Dec 13. from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. One of the
largest free admission shows in Northeast Ohio. The Byzantine
Cathedral of Saint John, Parma, Ohio (corner of Snow and Broadview).
Enter building through either Snow Road entrance or 1900 Carlton
Road, one block south of Snow Road off Broadview. More than 140
exhibitors, live holiday music, good food, raffles, baked goods. Two
floors of booths this year. Call Lisa at (216) 570-8201 or visit
for more info (216) 570-8201.
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40 Days for Life: From Sept. 24 through Nov. 2, you’re invited to
join other Christians for 40 Days for Life. Forty days of prayer and
fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and
peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside
Preterm at 12000 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland or Planned Parenthood at
25350 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights, or Family Planning at 54 South
State Street, Painesville. If you’d like more information and especially
if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact: John Noall at (216)
245-9744 or email at
Pancake breakfast: Holy Trinity Boy Scout Troop 462 is having a.
pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at Holy Trinity
School, 2610 Nagel Road, Avon. Breakfast includes pancakes or chocolate
chip pancakes, sausage links, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange
juice. Cost: adults, $7; seniors, $5;
child (3-10); $3; under 3 years, free, Scouts in uniform, half-price.
Takeout orders available. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
Questions? Contact Sherrie Robertson (440) 937-1829.
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.
Mental Health Weekend: Oct. 31-Nov. 2 has been designated as
Mental Health Weekend. Issue #5 is a renewal, not an increase. This
10-year, 1.2 mill levy currently costs the owner of a $100,000 home
about $3.06 per month. It was reviewed by the Board of Mental Health
Finance Committee and the County Auditor to make sure that the money was
needed and would be spent efficiently.
The Catholic TV Network, America’s Catholic Television Network, is
now available to cable and satellite providers in our area. Please help
provide this upbeat, youthful and exciting Catholic network and a
powerful resource to the people of our area and the entire nation. To
help, simply visit GetCatholicTV.com as an easy way to petition your
cable or satellite provider. If you are unable to access the Internet
please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider.
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St. Nicholas Parish Pastoral Council
Notes from the meeting of 18
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
Following this were the evaluations of parish events since the April
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
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
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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