Walking with Jesus through Holy Week Saturday, March 17, 10 AM – 2 PM day of recollection presented by Fr Frank Hanincik at Holy Dormition Friary in Sybertsville. We are really present at the events we remember in the Holy Week services. Walk with Jesus on his journey from Palm Sunday to Good Friday,
exploring the hymns and rituals that help us truly participate in this part of the life of our Lord.
Cost $25 includes full meal and opportunity for Confession. Register by March 12 at email@example.com or 570-788-1212 ext 407 (leave message). Overnight accommodations available.
You are welcome to join the friars for Saturday 7 AM Matins, 8 AM Divine Liturgy. This day of recollection is sponsored by the Office of Eastern Christian Formation of the Eparchy of Passaic and the Franciscan Friars.
Family or Individual Portraits A photo backdrop has been set up in the Parish Center for anyone wishing to have complimentary family, group or individual pictures taken on Sundays before or after the Liturgy, on weekends or evenings by appointment. Pictures can be added to a private section of the website for an online Parish Directory. Files will be available free to have prints made. Please see our Cantor Will Komnath for more information.
Saint Nicholas Breakfast was held this past Sunday with a visit from Saint Nicholas!
Palm and pussywillow preparation Thanks to everyone who helped out.
Food Drive Thank you to everyone who donated items for the local food bank.
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)
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.
Parish and Eparchy News:
+ Nicholas Yackanicz, cantor emeritus Our parish offers condolences to Gabriella Yackanicz and family upon the falling asleep of Gabriella’s husband, Nicholas. Nicholas fell asleep in the Lord on November 7 2017 and was buried from our church that Saturday. May his memory be eternal!
Volunteers and Parish Action Committees:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16)
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.
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