THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST FEAST OF THE MOST SWEET JESUS CHRIST JUNE 14, 2015

11 06 2015

Saturday, June 20
4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Fathers
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday, June 21 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
FATHER’S DAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Wednesday, June 24 BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

PARISHIONERS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Metropolitan Stefan has decided to convey the “Summary” and “Report” of the 2014 Sobor onto the deanery level by means of a series of meetings in each of the six deaneries of the Archeparchy.  Our Deanery has chosen Thursday, June 18th, for the meeting and thanks to the gracious cooperation of Fr. Paul it will be held at St. Vladimir Parish Hall in Edwardsville from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Light refreshments will be served. The meeting will be conducted by Chancery staff with the possible attendance of the Metropolitan. The deanery Fathers, pastoral and finance council members, Sobor delegates and any and all interested parishioners are asked and encouraged to attend.  The deanery encourages these individuals to attend so that we will have a good representation at the meeting.  There should be no observers from outside our parishes.  
The purpose is to facilitate the implementation of the conclusions of the Sobor in each deanery and to mitigate the often heard criticism that nothing is done after the Sobor.  It is important for all participants to be familiar with the “Summary” and ” Report” and conclusions of the Sobor which were distributed to all of us at the recent clergy conference.

THE FEAST OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was adopted by the Syrian, Maronite, Chaldean, Armenian, Melchite, and Italo-Greek Catholics of the Eastern Church. The revision of our liturgical books conducted by the Holy See in the 1940’s retained the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our breviary under the name “The Feast of the Most Sweet Lord and God our Savior Jesus Christ, Lover of Mankind.”
In his promises given to St. Margaret Alacoque, Jesus Christ promised the veneration of his Sacred Heart the necessary graces for their state of life; peace in their families; consolation in their pains and trials; assured refuge in life, and especially the grace of a happy death. Millions of souls throughout the world have found peace and happiness, growth in love, and the practice of Christian virtues in the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
A characteristic mark of love is to sacrifice oneself for the beloved and strive to repay love for love. Such was the love of our Savior: “We love God, for he has first loved us,” says St. John in his first letter.
In the encyclical of June 28, 1889 – where he encourages all to embrace the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Leo Xlll writes: “The most fervent desire of our Savior is to see the fire of love with which his heart burns being born and growing in the souls of the faithful. Therefore, let us go to him for he asks of us nothing more than that we repay him love for love.”

Saying the Jesus Prayer
The classical form of the Jesus Prayer is,
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
June 13 – 20 by The Halloway Family in memory of the deceased members of the Halloway Family.

CEMETERY: The road ways cracks in the asphalt in the cemetery have been cleaned out sealed with the black top. The Job was conducted by Ziscoat in the amount of $3,875. The other cleanup of the side road also amounted to $340. And the Tree removal amounted to $800. This was a large expense for the cemetery and any donations would be appreciated.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The last meeting for the Women’s Society until September 8, 2015 was held at Costello’s Restaurant in Edwardsville, PA with a group of 10 participating. The dinner was enjoyed by all. Happy Summer.

LOTTERY WINNERS: LOTTERY: Winners for the last of the May lottery :
Date Winner Number Seller
5-28 Frank Sikeel 266 Mike Sinko
5-29 Tony Kralife 077 Mike Sinko
5-30 Jaclyn Rudeski 294 J. Rudeski
5-31 Tim Everett 410 Ann Beshada

Thanks to Dolores and Mike Sinko for their services in conducting this Fund Raiser.
Mike reported a profit of $3,186. Thanks to those who participated in the sales and the purchasing of the tickets.

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