SUNDAY, August 24, 2014
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Tone 2; Matins Gospel 11
Apostolic reading: 1 Cor 9:2-12; Mt 18:23-35
Schedule of this week's
Intention of parishioners
+Delores Opalenik by the family (25-10)
+Richard Salasovich by Gerry Adams (11-23)
Parish bingo – What are you doing this evening?
Mike Willis family by Jacqueline Rachford Kaiser (13-12)
+Randy Super by family (16-25)
+Fannie Marino by Steve and Joanne Dury (15-7)
Intention of parishioners
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: $1,331; holy day: $109;
COLLECTION INCOME: $1,474.50.
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: Gail Mitro (23), Hazel Gross
(26) and Karen Pavelschak.
Anniversaries in August: Steve and Joanne Dury (25) and Ted and
Carolyn Szabo (26).
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.
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: Lake Erie Crushers,
Aug. 24, 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
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.
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.
Reverse raffle: The reverse raffle realized a profit of
Bingo deposit: $963.30; expenses: $454.00. 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, Aug. 26: The following households
can bring their baked goods to the parish kitchen on Saturday evening or
Sunday morning as well as on Tuesday: T. Knick, M. Koscho, G. Ksenich,
V. Kusznir and G. Lehman.
Bingo bakers for Tuesday, Sept. 2: J. Lehman, M. A. Lemley, L.
Mackin, M. Moran, M. Mrosko and
M. J. Naymik.
Thank you: We thank the parishioner households who provided baked
goods for bingo on Aug. 19: J.J. Huber, J.B. Huber, H. Ilcisko, F.
Kodman and C. Szabo.
Thank you: We thank all who gave their time to help at bingo on
Aug. 19: Frank Giamboi, Richard Shullick, Mary Ann Lemley, Betty Turner,
Carolyn Szabo, Carol Sekerak, Mary Lou Lesiecki, Joe Batcha, LaVerne
Mackin, Frank and Erna Kodman, Robert Terleck, Charlie Teleha, Kat
Varju, Jerome Davis, Tim Taylor, Mario Mattei and Kim Risdon.
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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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 Bier Garten 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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Mt. St. Macrina pilgrimage: The theme for the 80th pilgrimage is
“Theotokos, Fountain of Mercy.” It is being held Labor Day weekend,
Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31. Contact information:
call (724) 438-8644 or e-mail
email@example.com. The address is 500 West Main Street,
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.
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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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