Supporting the mission of our parish: Sunday collection:
offertory: $2,060; holy day: $320; candles:
$29.50; Horizons: $53; Memorial/Activity: $370 in memory of Jack
Evansco, $40 in memory of Launey Dovin and $25 in memory of Jean
Ferrence; poor: $425.
COLLECTION INCOME: $3,047.50.
TOTAL EXPENSES: $164.81.
Breakdown of expenses for
Dec.9-13: utilities: $164.81
Rosary: The Rosary Society will be praying the rosary in December
after the Divine Liturgy in honor of the Maternity of Holy Anna. All are
welcome to stay and pray with us.
St. Nicholas Loving tree: We will again have the names on the
loving tree of the parishioners who are on our sick and shut-in call
list. We ask that you take a name and visit that person, bringing with
you a small gift. Just as before you will see the looks of gratitude on
their faces that lets them know that even though they cannot be with us
during this holy Christmas season, they are still loved and not
forgotten. The tree will be available at the side entrance. Thank you.
Parishioner birthdays this week: Carol Sekerak (22), Colin
Lehman (24), Helen Briggs (24) and Mary Ann Lemley (26).
Parishioner anniversaries for the month of December: Roger and Becky Camp (29).
St. Nicholas School/Academy reunion update: The initial response
has been good, but we need YOUR help with student information. The
school records are not accessible. We need names, addresses and/or
e-mail, which is the best method of contact and the exact or approximate
year of graduation. Send your information to the parish office e-mail
address email@example.com or fax to
the church office (440) 282-9185 or drop in the reunion box at the
church parking lot entrance. All updates will be posted in the parish
bulletin and also online at
www.stnicks.org. This is a reunion for ALL students that attended
St. Nicholas, not just graduates. We need everyone’s help to have a
successful and fun event. Pass the word. Thanks. s/Gary, class of `71.
Food collection news: The Second Harvest Food Bank served 657
people for the month of November. Thank you for sharing your food for
FROM THE PASTOR
General Assembly follow-up sessions:
Today is the third of our sessions and we will listen to and discuss
Father John Petro’s talk. These sessions are an opportunity to continue
renewing our understanding of who God is, who we are in relationship to
God, what the Church is and how we are to be the Church. These sessions
will prepare us for the final session in March during which you will be
invited to offer comments, suggestions and ideas as to where the Eparchy
of Parma and, by extension, our parish, are to go in the coming years.
Those who attend the preparatory sessions will be well-prepared to offer
these ideas in a manner that is in tune with a correct understanding of
Immediately following the Liturgy there will be a time of placing
ourselves in the presence of God and then about a 20-minute prayerful
reading and reflection on the Gospel passage for the following Sunday.
Going into the parish hall, there will be light refreshments and viewing
45-minute DVD presentation of the day’s topic followed by discussion.
Each session is expected to end no later than 1 p.m.
The next dates and topics are:
Dec. 15– Creation as redeemed and transfigured
Jan. 12 – evangelization
Feb. 9 – liturgy
March 9 – the nature of the Church
March 23– input session
All parishioners should consider these sessions valuable opportunities
for deepening their understanding of the Church and should plan to take
part in all of them.
Again, I cannot overemphasize the necessity of each and everyone of our
parishioners, whether you go to the Saturday or the Sunday Liturgy, to
take part in these sessions for the good of the present and future of
Bingo deposit $1,643.65; expenses: $890.00. These figures do
not necessarily reflect the actual profit for the evening.
If you can give one to three hours a month it would help the dedicated
volunteers who are there every week, all evening.
When you provide baked goods, please indicate on a label whether
your homemade baked goods contain nuts.
Bingo bakers for Tuesday, Dec. 10: The following households
can bring their baked goods to the parish kitchen on Saturday evening or
Sunday morning as well as on Tuesday: J. Pelo, Father Nick, B. Sandor,
C. Sekerak, R.Shullick and J. Shumyla.
No bingo on Tuesday, Dec. 24
Thank you: We thank all who gave their time to help at bingo on
Dec. 10: Frank Giamboi, Richard Shullick, Joe Batcha, Mary Ann Lemley,
Pat Brandon, Joanne Mrosko, Carolyn Szabo, Linda Squires, Adrienne
Terleck, Charlie Teleha, Kat and Julius Varju, Jerome Davis, Mark
Cheers, Tim Taylor and Kathy Wolford.
We need volunteers for the following positions: 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.