Welcome!

Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!
Slava Isusu Christu!   Slava na v’iki!

  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ”  (Matthew 6:19-21)

If you are looking for a spiritual home, please know you are always welcome to be a part of our Parish Family.  – Father Frank Hanincik, Pastor

February 26th Sunday of Cheese-fare    

Rosary 9:30 AM  Glorious Mysteries 

Divine Liturgy  10:00 AM   (+ Peter Skimbo by Father Frank)

Section of Liturgy                    Pew Book or hymnal page
Beautiful Holy Queen hymnal         27
Litany of Peace                                11
Troparion  Tone 8                          161
Kontakion                                      218
Holy God                                       28B
Prokeimenon /Alleluia                   219
Cherubic Hymn                               42
Creed                                              51
Our Father                                      74
Panachida                                     432

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Readings: Romans 13:11-14:4 and Matthew 6:14-21

Friday March 3rd Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Allentown – 7:00PM 

Friday Psalms                           12
Psalm 140                                 61
Lamp-Lighting  Psalm               19
Stichera                                     61
O Joyful Light                            22
Prokeimena                               66
Great Entrance                       36A

This vespers service is unique to the Byzantine Rite. It is celebrated during the Great Fast, and provides the faithful with the opportunity to receive Holy Communion on those days when then the Eucharistic Sacrifice is not celebrated. The word “presanctified” indicates that the “gifts” (the Body and Blood of Christ) which are distributed at the service are those consecrated at a previous Eucharist.

 

Epistle readings are from the Revised Standard Version –  Second Catholic Edition, Gospel readings are from the New King James Version.                      

Recordings of the musical settings used in our parishes can be found HERE 


Travelling?  See Mass Times for listings of churches and times for any area.


Winter WeatherPlease check back here or on our Facebook page for any changes or cancellations.


“The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High shall  overshadow you.” 

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. (Romans 12:6)

Have you thought about how you can volunteer to serve your parish?

Readers: We are looking for anyone interested in reading or learning to chant the Epistle.  Men, women or children of any age; no experience needed.

Readers Course Video 1,   Readers Course Video 2

Singers:  Anyone wishing to lend their voice in worship to assist the cantor.  Not a formal choir and reading music is not a necessity. 

Cleaning Brigade – Volunteers for basic vacuuming and cleaning bathrooms of the church and center.

Plant and Property Management – General upkeep, basic painting, maintenance.

See  Fr. Frank or our cantor for more information.


 News and Happenings –

Food Drive Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan, Natalie Komnath has started a food collection for non-perishable items to be donated to the local food bank. Please place items in the basket at the back of the church.


We want to hear from you!

Parish Survey –   word-document-icon-mdThere’s still time to fill out this short survey and  email it back, or print out a copy and give it to the one of the ushers, the cantor, or Fr. Frank. Please return it as soon as you can so results can be compiled and we can better serve our parish and parishioners.


There are still 2017 envelopes and wall calendars are available in the church basement for pick up. 


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Thanks to the Kushner and Hoffman families for their donation of a new Altar Gospel Book for use during the Divine Liturgy and other services. It is donated in memory of Rose Hoffman.   We also have a new cadillo (censer) for use in the Divine Liturgy for burning incense. It was purchased by an offering from Lois Brink and family. They offer it in memory of Lois’s husband Harold R. Brink Jr. We thank them for their generosity in memorializing this liturgical item.  May the memory of the servants of God, Rose and Harold, be eternal!


Rosary Society –  Volunteers needed to lead the praying the Rosary before the Liturgy on Sundays. Just come to church 20-30 minutes before the Liturgy to pray the Rosary out loud for the intention that God would bless our parish, bring about a renewal at Saint Michael’s, and help us meet the challenges ahead according to His will. Rosary booklets are available for everyone.

The foundation of every good work is prayer. Jesus said, “Without me you can do nothing.” Jesus acts in our lives and inspires us to do good largely through an active life of prayer.


Charity Fund  – We are going to be setting up a fund to help those in need. 

For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;  I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.   (Matthew 25: 36-37)


                      Video of the Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic 2/5/17

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Uniontown Video Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic


Gift Cards Fundraiser Retailers where you shop donate money to our church!  We have begun a new program with a great opportunity to  help our parish simply by shopping with Gift Cards purchased through our church.  ANYBODY can join our scrip program simply by going to the website  www.shopwithscrip.com, click enroll, and  entering  our enrollment code 4E85BLFF48759.   If you link up to prestopay, the money will come directly out of your bank account instead of  having to bring a check or cash to church.  See Janice Kavounas, Sandra Brink or Jennie Komnath for details.


 Holy Bible rsv2ce

These beautiful new Bibles, the Revised Standard Version – 2nd Catholic Edition,  provided by our shepherd Bishop Kurt are now in the pews for all to use.

“I think you will be thrilled when you see them in our churches. And I will be thrilled if you pick them up and read them!” – Bishop Kurt

 

 


 Rosary booklets 

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Pray the Rosary  booklets are now available for everyone in the parish.  This expanded version contains the Luminous Mysteries and is  ideal for Rosary Novenas, family Rosary, and private recitation. 

 

 


The Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic  DL Slavonic cover

A PDF 40-page booklet containing text and music (multiple melodies, in some cases) for the Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic, with English rubrics, following the format of The Divine Liturgies of our holy fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great (2007).

 

 

 


Byzantine Catholic Hymnal

Traditional Spiritual Songs and Hymns of the Divine Liturgy In English and Slavonic MCI 2007


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St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.


The Lord is near, do not be anxious about anything. Instead, pray about everything. (Philippians: 4:5-6)

 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

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