6 09 2011

Saturday, September 3– 4:00 PM
Rose Sivick – Brian Sivick

Sunday, September 4 – 8:30AM
His Beatitude Joseph Cardinal Slipyj on the anniversary of his death, Sept. 7, 1984

Wednesday, September 7 – 9:00 AM
Evely Romashko – Joanne Evans

Thursday, September 8 – 9:00 AM
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS – Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Mary Valadja – Niece Carol & Bernie Kosek

Friday, September 9 – 9:00 AM
Josephine Wnuk – Josephine Carpenter

Saturday, September 10 – 4:00 PM
Sandra Elko – Justin Tomko

Sunday, September 14– 8:30AM
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

The Beginning of the Liturgical Year – September 1st
We call the Liturgical Year the Ecclesiastical or Church Year, because it contains the Church Calendar, which in some respects is similar to and in others differs from the civil calendar. In the Eastern Church the Church Year differs from the civil calendar in that it does not begin the New Year with the first of January as does the civil year, but begins it with the first day of September, which is called the Beginning of the Indiction. This means that the whole cycle of our Church Year begins with the first of September and ends with the thirty first of the following August.
The word “indiction” comes from the Latin word “indictio”, which literally means “institution, proclamation, appeal, and announcement.” The “indiction” was an edict of Roman Emperors used to determine the land tax throughout the Roman Empire. The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Nicea in the year 325 adopted the first of September as the opening of the New Church Year and this day has been observed in the Easter Church to the present time. The Latin Church opens its Liturgical Year on the first day of Advent, i.e., the beginning of the preparation for Christmas.
The Spiritual significance of the Liturgical Year: In the pastoral letter written by our bishops and the Archbishop Major Cardinal Joseph Slipyj at the conclusion of the Second Council (1955), we read: “The Liturgical cycle of our Church is very rich. Our Liturgical Constitutions guide the faithful throughout the whole year and continuously place before their eyes the mysteries of the life, passion, death, and resurrection of our Divine Savior, the grandeur of the Divine Motherhood and powerful intercession of the most Holy Virgin Mary, the lives of holy men and women, who by their heroic imitation of Christ glorified God and the whole human race. The seasons of fast and abstinence from boisterous entertainment are to help the faithful exercise more self-control and better prepare them for the sacramental encounter with Christ in the Holy Eucharist and that face-to-face encounter with Christ on the day of his Second Coming at the end of the world.
The Liturgical Year, like a beautifully painted iconostas, constantly places before our eyes the sublime history of the redemption of the human race. Let us strive, therefore, to be, not mute but vocal witnesses, and active participators in the sacred events of our Liturgical Year, who exemplify these
events in the actions of our daily lives.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 3-10 by James and James Bruce Fromel in memory of Julia Fromel.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar candles that will burn for all services for the month of September are requested by a Military Veteran for all Military Veterans and their Families.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Helen Shebloski who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal.

LOTTERY TICKETS: The Lottery Tickets are available for the Month of November. It would be doing your part to participate in this Fund Raiser for our Parish if you would at least purchase 5 tickets per parishioner. We do not have Bazaars and we are sure if we did you would spend more than $25. This would be a big help in trying to sell the tickets. Mike Sinko does a fine job going to different markets to try and sell as much as he can. If you could possibly sell any, please see Mike and he will be glad to accommodate you for this project. Try to do your part in this Fund-raiser.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: All Married faithful are invited to join Archbishop Metropolitan Stefan at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral on October 23, 2011 for the celebration of their Wedding Anniversaries followed by a Banquet in their honor in the Cathedral Hall. Cost: $30.00 per Anniversary Couple and $20.00 per Guest. Registration forms are available if you are interested in attending this lovely celebration.



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