Sunday Bulletin

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 events:

Sat 8/23 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Intention of parishioners
Sun. 8/24 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
1:05 p.m.
+Delores Opalenik by the family (25-10)
Crushers game
Mon. 8/25 8:30 a.m. +Richard Salasovich by Gerry Adams (11-23)
Tues. 8/26 6:30 p.m. Parish bingo – What are you doing this evening?
Wed. 8/27 8:30 a.m. Mike Willis family by Jacqueline Rachford Kaiser (13-12)
Fri. 8/29 8:30 a.m. +Randy Super by family (16-25)
Sat. 8/30 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
+Fannie Marino by Steve and Joanne Dury (15-7)
Sun. 8/31 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
Intention of parishioners

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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: $1,331; holy day: $109;
candles: $34.50.

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 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


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 $1,528.


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, P. 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, 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 The address is 500 West Main Street, Uniontown,
PA, 15401.

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 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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