Sunday Bulletin

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 events:

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 8:30 a.m.
7 p.m.
+Delores Opalenik by Ted and Linda Squires (21-17)
Pastoral Council meeting
Tues. 10/28 6:30 p.m. Parish bingo – What are you doing this evening?
Wed. 10/29 8:30 a.m.
7 p.m.
Dan and Rosemary Tardiff’s 65th anniversary by the Camp family
Economic council meeting
Fri. 10/30 8:30 a.m. +Richard Salasovich by Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. Uthe (11-25)
Sat. 11/1 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
+Nick Szabo by Connie and Joe Huber (19-3)
Sun. 11/2 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
6 p.m.
Intention of parishioners
Potato prep
Mon. 11/3 6:30 a.m.
8 a. m.
7 p.m.
Early prep
Pastoral Council meeting
Pirohi making

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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: $1,344; 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 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: 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 p.m.

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. 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.

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.


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

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 Lisa at
(216) 570-8201 or visit 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 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 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 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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