TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DECEMBER 2, 2018

24 12 2018

Saturday, Dec. 1
4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

Sunday, Dec. 2 TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
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Thursday, Dec. 6 NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
9:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for Anna Dankiw –
Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, Dec. 8 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNE
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM ✞Steven Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, Dec. 9 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNE
8:30 AM Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SAINT NICHOLAS, THE WONDERMAKER
FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS
December 6

Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra in Asia Minor, is one of the most popular Saints, especially among Eastern Christians. He won great esteem through his numerous works of mercy during his life and through great zeal in defending the divinity of Christ against the heretic Arius at the Council of Nicaea in 325. He is regarded as the Patron Saint of children and sailors. He was popularized in America by the Dutch puritans who disguised the “popish” Saint as a Nordic magician, called “Santa Claus” from their name Sinterklaas.
In 1087 Italian merchants brought St. Nicholas’ body to Bari in Italy from Asia, to protect them from Muslims. A perfumed oil is still flowing out of his holy relics.
Our prince Vsevolod Yaroslavych introduced his feast into Ukraine under Pope Urban II (1088-99). Saint Nicholas is very popular among our people, both Catholic and Orthodox.

A Prayer to Saint Nicholas of Myra
O good St. Nicholas, you who are the joy of the children,
put in my heart the spirit of childhood,
which the gospel speaks, and teach me to seed happiness around me.
You, whose feast prepares us for Christmas,
open my faith to the mystery of God made man.
You good bishop and shepherd,
help me to find my place in the Church
and inspire the Church to be faithful to the Gospel.
O good Saint Nicholas, patron of children, sailors and the helpless,
watch over those who pray to Jesus, your Lord and theirs,
as well as over those who humble themselves before you.
Bring us all in reverence to the Holy Child of Bethlehem,
when true joy and peace are found. Amen.

The Real Meaning of Christmas

Two thousand years ago the King of Kings was born.
’The Lamb of God’ later made to feel the thorn,
If his words are accepted and not scorned,
They will make us all reborn.

Though God’s grace, Joseph and Mary presented
A gift to the world that day, which we can all repay,
by living the ten commandments each and every day.

Try to remember and keep in your heart and mind
Jesus’ gospel while here on Earth,
Redemption not a life lived in constant mirth. 
Peace on Earth, good will toward man
Everyone should try it, whenever they can.

The Lord gave us the option and choice of ‘free will,’
Now it’s up to us to fit the bill.

So when you’re Christmas shopping for family and friends,
and money is tight at both ends,
Remember that the greatest gift of all,
Is your love of Jesus in the manger stall.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week, Dec. 1 – 8 – by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of daughter Sandra Elko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar candles are requested to burn during the month of December at all services by Albert Piston in memory of his parents Michael & Jennie Piston.

HELLP NEEDED: The cleaning of our Church will be on Thursday, Dec. 6th at about 10:30 AM. Help is needed from all men and women who can be available to do a good job. Please, if you are able, come out and join in this project.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers our parishioners who are in hospitals, nursing facilities and at home.


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