Sunday Bulletin

SUNDAY,  April 20, 2014
Resurrection of Our Lord – Pascha
Tone 7 Festal Matins Gospel
Apostolic reading: Acts 1:1-8; Jn. 1:1-17

Schedule of this week's events:

Thurs. 4/17 8:30 a.m.
7 p.m.
Matins (40 min.)
Liturgy of the Mystical Supper (1 hr., 30 min.)
Fri. 4/18 8:30 a.m.
12 p.m.
7 p.m.
Matins (Strasti - 12 Gospel readings), (1 hr., 30 min.)
Royal Hours (2 hrs. 30 min.)
Vespers of the Burial (1 hr., 30 min.)
Sat 4/19 9 a.m.
5 p.m.
Jerusalem Matins (1 hr., 15 min.)
Vesperal Liturgy (1 hr. 30 min.)
+Charles Rachford by Father Nick
blessing of baskets
Sun. 4/20 9 a.m.

.5 p.m.
Paschal Liturgy (2hrs., 15 min.)
Intention of parishioners
blessing of baskets
Paschal Vespers (30 min.)
Mon. 4/21 8:30 a.m. Bright Monday
+Mary Vanca by Joanne and Steve Dury (16-11)
Tues. 4/22 8:30 a.m.

6:30 p.m.
Bright Tuesday
+Virginia Kosmo by the family (14-1)
Parish bingo – your volunteer help is vital to our parish.
Wed. 4/23 8:30 a.m. St. George the Great Martyr
+George Demyan by Mary Suhy and family (8-7)
Fri. 4/25 8:30 a.m. +Randy Super by the family (16-23)
Sat. 4/26 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Intention of parishioners
Sun. 4/27 9 a.m.
10 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
+Helen Fossie by Edward and Barbara Gross (21-2)
St. Thomas Sunday brunch

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 Click here to read the notes from the Feb. 3, 2014  Pastoral Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for
March 24.

Supporting the mission of our parish: Sunday collection: offertory: $2,045; holy day: $79; Lent: $151;
Easter: $275; Horizons: $17; flowers: $60; candles: $49; poor: $15; initial offering: $10; building fund: $85. COLLECTION INCOME: $2,645.
TOTAL EXPENSES: $3,844.80.

Breakdown of expenses for April 14-17: salaries: $842.00; property insurance (2nd quarter): $1,109.00;
utilities: $889.97; maintenance: $302.97; snow removal: $500.00; office: $200.86.

St. Thomas Sunday brunch: Our annual St. Thomas Sunday brunch will be April 27 following the Divine Liturgy. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children five to 12 years old: no charge for children under five years old.

Parishioner birthdays this week: Andreas Camp (20), Helen Evansco (20) and Debbie Gresh (20).

Parishioner anniversaries for the month of April: Gary and Sandra Farnsworth (19), Matthew and Michelle Moran (20), Thomas and Janet Vislosky (24), John and Rosemary Teleha (24) and Andrew and Emily Demyan (29)

Golf News: The St. Nicholas Golf League will be starting up Thursday, May 1 at Cherry Ridge Golf Course,
1211 West River Road, Elyria. If you wish to join us, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the side entrance or call Bill Sandor at 282-5827 for more info.

Horizons: Eparchy of Parma statutes require every family in the eparchy to receive the eparchial newspaper. There are four envelopes designated for the Horizons in your envelope box. The annual subscription is $12. The 2013 invoices from the eparchy totaled $1,625. Only $616 was collected from the Horizon envelopes from parishioners. The difference was paid out of the general fund. Please pay your fair share if you haven’t already.

St. Nicholas School/Academy reunion update: The next meeting is Sunday, March 16, after the Divine Liturgy. Only four months until the reunion, Saturday, July 19. Keep sending in student info to the parish office e-mail address 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 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.

Share the wealth: GCU Lodge 77 is sponsoring a 50/50 Share the Wealth ticket raffle. Proceeds will benefit the St. Nicholas School Reunion. Tickets are $1 each. The drawing will be held at the church picnic on Saturday, June 21. Gary Stanko, LaVerne Mackin and Anne Dillon will be selling the tickets. Tickets will also be available after the Divine Liturgies. Your support will be appreciated.


    Some notes about funerals: Several items may be helpful for people to know and you may want to give this information to your family members.
     No funerals may be prayed on obligation, simple or solemn holy days. Should it be necessary, the funeral is without the Divine Liturgy and is not be celebrated in the church.
     On Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday a funeral can be prayed in the morning but not in church. A funeral may never be prayed on Good Friday.
     On Mondays through Fridays of the weeks of Great Fast the funeral is prayed without the Divine Liturgy.
     No funeral is celebrated with Divine Liturgy or in the church on the All Souls Saturdays.
     If there be a great need for a funeral on Sunday, it must be prayed in the afternoon and without the Divine Liturgy.
Concerning cremation: The Church permits cremation for appropriate reasons and provided it is not intended as a denial of the resurrection. The Church believes in the resurrection of the body and recommends as the ideal that the body be buried intact in imitation of the Savior. It is preferable that the cremation follow the funeral Liturgy with the body present and properly interred or inurned later. The ashes are never to be scattered nor kept in the home or any other disposition. With permission of the bishop, though, the funeral service could take place in the church with the ashes present and in an appropriate container.


Bingo deposit: $1,873.06; expenses: $999.00. 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, April 22: 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 and C. Demyan.

Bingo bakers for Tuesday, April 29: K. dillon, 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 April 15:
J. Batcha, P. Brandon and T. Vislosky.

Thank you: We thank all who gave their time to help at bingo on April 15: Frank Giamboi, Richard Shullick, Betty Turner, Carol Sekerak, Carolyn Szabo, LaVerne Mackin, Frank and Erna Kodman, Adrienne Terleck, Charlie Teleha, Kat Varju, Jerome Davis, Tim Taylor and Mario Mattei.

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.


Easter flowers in memory/honor:

Juraj Balak, Sr. by Juraj Balak
Burt and Helen Underwood, Alexander and Virginia Maillouxand Philip
and Viola Tardiff by the Camp Family
Margaret A., Marilyn A. and Mary A. Collins by Jerry Collins
Charles R. Crawford, Frank and Barbara Stacko and John
and Barbara Vajda by Barb Crawford
Carl Dostall and Sandy Dostall Weaver by Marge Dostall
George Dudukovich, Helen and Stephen Phillips by Marie Dudukovich
Joan Dunick and Kristina Burns by Mike Dunick
John Evansco by Helen Evansco
John Evansco by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ostang
Joseph Ilcisko by Helen Ilcisko
Michael Kolcun and Steve Kolcun by Ann Jewell
Steve Kolcun and Michael Kolcun by Mary Kolcun
Deceased members in the Kundrat and Huber Families by Joe and Mary Huber
Mike and Mary Mrosko by Mary Nahm
Helen Socotch by Jim Lehman
George Stanko and George Demyan, Sr. by Mary Stanko
Margaret Oleair Thomas by John Thomas
William and Paul by Dorothy Tomasic
Deceased members of the Vanca Family by Linda Vanca
Joseph and Mary and Joseph E. Vinarcsik by Mary Ann Vinarcsik

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Facebook: The Eparchy of Parma has joined the Facebook generation with a "Page" of its own. If Facebook users "like" our Page, "Eparchy of Parma", each post will automatically appear on their own page. Others may go directly to the site: The posts are connected with a Twitter account so that with each Facebook post a "tweet" is sent, as well. The Eparchy's Twitter account is @ParmaByz.

Some chancery extensions: at (216) 741-8773:
Bishop's secretary -- 221
Tribunal -- 228
Safe environment coordinator -- 228
Finance -- 229
Vocations director -- 232
Victim assistance coordinator -- 246


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St. George patron saint dinner: St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral at 1123 44th St. NE, Canton, will host a traditional Romanian dinner on April 27 at 12:30 p.m. If you would like to attend or need more information call (330) 492-8413 or email  Please RSVP by April 23.

Tamburitzans: This world famous folk ensemble will perform Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. at Euclid Senior High School, 711 East 222nd Street, Euclid. Tickets: $14 main floor and lower balcony, $13 upper balcony. Call (216) 732-8707 or (216) 732-8543 for tickets.

Dear Friends of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary: Glory to Jesus Christ Tuesday, May 6, is the date of the 2014 Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving. The Pittsburgh Foundation, along with Give Local America, will match a portion of your gift of $25 up to $1,000 made to our Seminary: Byzantine Catholic Seminary. This is a great opportunity to make your money go further. This is our second year participating and we want to make sure it is more successful than last year. Will you please help? And you don't have to live in Pittsburgh to participate. Donations are accepted from across the country.
Giving is easy. From 6 a.m. to midnight on May 6, simply:
Go to
Click on Day of Giving.
Click on Donate Now.
Enter your name, e-mail and phone number. From the drop-down list of nonprofit(s), select Byzantine Catholic Seminary.
Enter gift amount ($25 minimum up to $1,000).
Enter your credit card information on the secure donation form and click “Submit.”
You will receive confirmation that your donation has been received and an e-mail will be sent to you for tax purposes.
Please plan to give. This is also a great chance to encourage your friends and family to give.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you in advance for your support.

Become a Hospice Volunteer. Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. We care for our patients wherever they call home. As a vital part of our team volunteers come from all walks of life, and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort, help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, meal preparation, run errands, make phone calls, help with clerical work, attend health fairs, make a presentation. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.
     The next two west side series of volunteer classes will be held at Hospice of the Western Reserve, 29101 Health Campus Drive, Building 2, Suite 400, Westlake, OH 44145 on Mondays & Wednesdays, May 5,7,12, and 14 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. OR Hospice of the Western Reserve, 14601 Detroit Ave., Suite 100, Lakewood, OH 44107 on Mondays & Wednesdays, June 2,4,9,11 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Teen and volunteers not having patient contact only need attend the first hour hours of a series while most other volunteers attend all sessions. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call (800) 707-8922 ext. 6881.

Hospice of the Western Reserve warehouse sale: Donations are needed for our next sale, Friday,
May 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland. Proceeds support patients and families of Hospice of the Western Reserve. We are accepting gently used indoor and outdoor furniture, other household items, collectibles, framed artwork, and holiday items. To donate items please contact the Warehouse Sale Team at (800) 707-8922 ext. 6881.

Byzantine Catholic Family Day at Cedar Point is Thursday, June 19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Adult tickets (ages 19+):$36, junior (ages 3-18): $33, luncheon buffet (ages 13+): $13 and junior luncheon buffet (ages 3-12): $8. Reservations for the catered lunch and prepaid orders for all discounted tickets must be submitted by June 6. The sign-up sheet and more information sheets are posted on the side entrance bulletin board. The schedule for the day:
10 a.m. Park opens
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Adult’s registration- Coral Courtyard Adults aged 18+ register to win one of several gift cards.
11:30 a.m. Moleben -Coral Dining Room
12-1:30 p.m. Catered lunch (optional) Coral Courtyard
2:30 p.m. Free bingo with prizes Coral Courtyard
10 p.m. Park closes

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St. Nicholas Parish Pastoral Council
Notes from the meeting of Feb. 3, 2014

The meeting opened at 7 p.m. with prayer. Present were: Father Nick, Craig Demyan, Sue Druga, Ronnie Kusznir, Linda Squires and Madeline Zaworski. Joe Batcha and MaryAnn Giamboi were excused. The notes from the meeting of Nov. 25, 2013 were approved as printed.

The first point was preparations for the General Assembly follow-up session scheduled for Feb. 9. Everything is in order for the refreshments. Sue will take care of beverages, Madeline, Ronnie and Linda are taking care of the food.

Next was preparations for refreshments for the icon lecture and demonstration scheduled for Feb. 16. Council members will call upon other parishioners to help with this.

The evaluation of the St. Nicholas celebration was the next topic. Father Nick said that there were about 116 people attending. The decorations were great. Thanks, Gary Stanko. He also did a fine job as St. Nicholas. The icon mementos were good as was the food.

The ecumenical service evaluation was next. There were about 130 people in attendance. The choir was very good. Rev. Madsen’s message was excellent. There were many good comments from our visitors. Madeline noted that people appreciated our warm hospitality and the variety of food available. The reverence of the participating clergy was also noted.

The final point of discussion was Kotter’s eight-step process of successful change. Father Nick pointed out that we are utilizing the steps, even if not in sequential order. A general discussion followed.

The meeting adjourned with prayer at 7:50 p.m

The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 24.

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