16 12 2013

Saturday, Dec. 14 ~ 4:00 PM Marion Pstrak Flynn – Daughter Adrianne Flynn

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Dec. 19 ~ 9:00 AM Anna Phillips – Son Peter Phillips

Saturday, Dec. 21 ~ 4:00 PM David Dubiinski – Kopka Family

Sunday, Dec. 22 – 8:30 AM SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS –
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS – Plans were discussed for having our Ukrainian Holy Supper January 6th. The date for the Christmas Eve is on a Monday so it was decided by Father and the council to have the supper on Sunday, January 5th, 2014. This affair will be celebrated if we have enough people interested in attending. A sign up sheet is in the vestibule if you will attend. If we do not have people interested the affair will be cancelled.
Of course it was plenty for the doll. He softly said, “Thank you Jesus for giving me enough money.” Then the boy said “I just asked Jesus to give me enough money to buy this doll so Momma can take it with her to give to my sister.” “And he heard my ask him, but he gave me enough to buy the doll and a rose for my Momma.” “She loves white roses so very much”.
In a few minutes the aunt came back and I wheeled my cart away. I could not keep from thinking about the little boy as I finished my shopping in a totally different spirit than when I had started. And I kept remembering a story I had seen in the newspaper several days earlier about a drunk driver hitting a car and killing a little girl and the Mother was in serious condition. The family was deciding on rather to remove the life support. Now surely this little boy did not belong with that story.
Two days later I read in the paper where the family had disconnected the life support and the young woman had died. I could not forget the little boy and just kept wondering if the two were somehow connected. Later that day, I could not help myself and I went out and bought some white roses and took them to the funeral home where the young woman was. And there she was holding a lovely white rose, the beautiful doll, and the picture of the little boy in the store.
I left there in tears, my life changed forever. The love that little boy had for his little sister and his mother was overwhelming. And in a split second a drunk driver had ripped the life of that little boy to pieces. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
Submitted by: John London

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 14 – 21 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of mother Mary Sinko.

ALTAR CLOTHS: The beautiful Altar cloths that have been placed on the Altars were brought back by Father Volodymyr from the Ukraine and were purchased in memory of Marion Pstak Flynn by her daughter Adrianne Flynn. The generosity of this gift is greatly appreciated. May God bless you for your kindness.

NATIVITY SET UP: Sunday, December 22nd has been planned to have the Nativity set up. We are asking for all the help we can get to do this beautiful scene. The more help we get the faster it will be accomplished. Please try to be at the church about 1:00 PM.

THE HOLY SHROUD: Plans are moving forward for the arrival of the Holy Shroud which will be presented to our Parish March 2, 2014. Pamphlets and posters will be printed in the near future and if you know of any business that you can display a poster please inform the office. Remember to tell all your friends and relatives of this sacred occasion.

CHURCH: The men and women who came out to clean the church on Thursday did a great job. May God bless you for your time and energy to keep our church in good condition.



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