News & Activities

Parish and Eparchy News:

Upcoming Cake and Coffee Fellowships in the parish center immediately following the Sunday Liturgy
       June 3rd   farewell to Fr. Frank
       June 17th welcoming Fr. Yuri and his family


Saint Michael Parish Meeting concerning Construction

Church Repair Proposal


New Pastoral Assignments: Fr. Frank Hanincik has been relieved of his duties at St. Michael Church, Allentown and Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Palmerton, and has been appointed as Pastor of Ss.Cyril & Methodius Church, Fort Pierce FL, effective June 11th.
Fr. Peter Hosak has been appointed acting Administrator of St. Michael Church, Allentown and Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Palmerton, effective June 11th,  both in additional to his current assignments.


Eparchial Wedding Jubilarian Celebration: All couples desiring to attend the celebration on  Sunday August 19th at Ss. Peter & Paul Church Minersville, PA  need to fill out the form in the bulletin and return it ASAP.  A Hierarchial Divine Liturgy and dinner with Bishop Kurt o If you are celebrating a wedding anniversary in increments of 5s, (5th, 10th, 15th , 20th ) you are eligible to attend. 


Eastern Catholic Life


Recent Baptism (Mysteries of Initiation)  We welcome Mariam Marie Ivory into our parish family and congratulate her parents and family. May God grant her many years!

 

 

 

 


Activities:

2018 Byzantine Family Day at Knoebels Park


Fourth Grade Food Drive  Thank you to everyone who donated food to the Food Bank.

 

 


 

Palm and pussywillow preparation Thanks to everyone who came out to help with the palms and pussywillows. Also thanks to everyone who helped prepare the church for Holy Week and Pascha. 

 


ECF Easter Egg Hunt  was held at 9:00 AM on Palm Sunday.

 

 

 


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!


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.


 

Volunteers and Parish Action Committees:

Singers:  Add  your voice in melody or harmony with the cantor. Not a formal choir and reading music is not a necessity. 

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)

Readers: 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

 

Facility Services Comittee – General upkeep, basic painting, maintenance.  Please see Bill Komnath if you are interested. We will begin to develop a maintenance plan for the church buildings.  

 

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.

Altar Servers –  Fr. Frank is looking for any male who would be willing to help as an altar server with preparing the censor and opening and closing the side doors of the icon screen during the Liturgy.

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.

Please take time to fill out this survey for Metropolitan William in preparation of the 2018 Synod.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE 2018 SYNOD OF BISHOPS ON YOUNG PEOPLE, THE FAITH AND VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT


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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


 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

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