Sunday Bulletin

SUNDAY, October 19, 2014
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Tone 2; Matins Gospel 8
Apostolic reading: 2 Cor. 11:31-12:9; Lk. 8:5-15

Schedule of this week's events:

Sat 10/18 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Intention of parishioners
Sun. 10/19 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
+Ann Vansach by Karen and Michael Pavelschak (25-12)
High school ECF
Mon. 10/20 8:30 a.m. +Mike and Betty Barbuscak by daughter Chrissy (24-6)
Tues. 10/21 6:30 p.m. Parish bingo – What are you doing this evening?
Fri. 10/24 8:30 a.m. +Jean Ferrence by John and Maria Schneider (23-7)
Sat. 10/25 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Intention of parishioners
Sun. 10/26 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
+Jack Evansco by Robert and Adrienne Terleck (23-18)
ECF quiz 3
Mon. 10/27 7 p.m. Pastoral Council meeting

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 Click here to read the notes from the Aug. 18 Pastoral Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for
Aug. 18.

Supporting the mission of our parish: Sunday collection: offertory: $1,421; holy day: $40; candles: $39; building fund: $120; poor: $40 ; Horizons: $11.
TOTAL EXPENSES: $1,738.07.

Breakdown of expenses for Oct. 13 - 17: salaries: $990.40; maintenance: $266.96; employee taxes: $176.94; utilities: $303.77.

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 prepared.

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: Kristen Teleha (22), Linda Squires (23), Richard Shullick (25), Jeanette Koscho (26), Emily Demyan (27) and Rosemary Teleha (28).

Anniversaries in October: Thomas and Katherine Knick (22).

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, Sunday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.
pirohi making, Monday, 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.

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 p.m.

Eastern-rite cemetery dedication: On Monday, Oct. 20, the new Eastern-rite section of Ridge Hill Cemetery will be dedicated by Eastern-rite clergy, including Father Nick. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will follow.

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

Food collection news: The Second Harvest Food Bank served 707 people for the month of September. Thank you for sharing your food for this need.


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 publication.


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
Stewardship 221
Religious ed. 225
Safe environment
coordinator 228
Finance office 230
Victim assistance
coordinator 246

Clambake: St. Nicholas Croatian Byzantine Catholic Parish, 3431 Superior Avenue, corner of East 36th and Superior Avenue, Cleveland, is having a clambake Saturday, Oct. 25, 5-10 p.m. to support the church maintenance fund. $25 a ticket; extra dozen clams $8. The meal includes New England clam chowder, roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, corn, cole slaw and dessert. There will also be a Chinese raffle and cash bar. Live music will be performed by the Sarena Tamburitza Orchestra. Call Cookie Krizmanich at (216) 398-4737 for tickets. You can also contact her at

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


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GCU: GCU Lodge 77 will have a meeting, Sunday, Oct. 19 after the Divine Liturgy. Plans for the upcoming bus trip will be discussed. There will be a donut and coffee social for the parish family.

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.

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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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