5 09 2022

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Saturday, Sept. 3

4:00 PM          God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners   

Sunday, Sept. 4 THIRTEENTH  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM God’s Blessing’s on Father Hector

Thursday, Sept. 8 NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Anointing with Holy Oil & Myrovania

8:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

           Saturday, Sept. 10

4:00 PM ✞Father Uriy Markewych – Olympia Pasicznyk

        Sunday, Sept. 11 SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

              8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM

The Origins of Labor Day
The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing “Labor Day” on one day or another, and Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

Enjoy your Labor Day…..

THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

One of the great feast days we celebrate 

 at the beginning of the Liturgical Year is the fest of the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God (Theotokos). This Feast is a joyful and significant feast day. It is joyful because it is the birthday of the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and earth. It is significant because it places before our eyes the great truth of our holy faith concerning the Divine Motherhood of the most Pure Virgin Mary, from whom “shone forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.” 

The Gospel records very few incidents in the life of the most Pure Virgin Mary. It says nothing about her nativity, her parentage, her childhood or youth, or her holy assumption into heaven. 

The chief source of information on the life of the most Holy Mother of God is the Apocryphal book written around the year 170-180 called Proto-evangelium of James. This book presented the basis for the institution of such feasts as the Conception of St. Anna, the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God, the Presentation in the Temple, and the feasts honoring Joachim and Anna, the parents of Mary. 

In the Proto-evangelium of James we learn that the most Pure Virgin Mary was descended on her father’s side from the royal house of David, and on her mother’s side from the priestly line of Aaron. Her parents lived in Nazareth and were fairly well off. They were also distinguished for the great holiness of their lives and their great love of God and neighbor. Joachim was accustomed to dividing the fruits of his labor into three parts; one part he gave to God as sacrifice, the second part he distributed among the poor, and the third part he kept for himself. Their one great sorrow was that they had no children. Among the Jews, childlessness was looked upon not only as an absence of God’s blessing, but as a punishment from God. Joachim and Anna had to suffer much. Therefore, it is not surprising that they should unceasingly implore God for a child. This was the main purpose of all their prayers, fasting, and alms. Finally, the Lord God blessed them in their old age with a child who was destined to become the Mother of God. 

The birth of Mary was a singular source of joy for her parents – Joachim and Anna, for heaven, for earth, and for all creations. Various Fathers of the Church have stressed the spiritual joy occasioned by this feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week September 3 – 10 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Louis Kolotelo.

BUILDING FUND: Donations were received for the Parish Building Fund in memory of Michael Sirak by Mrs. Helene Sirak, The Hromisin Famiy, The Grabowski Family and The Macieko Family. Your donations are greatly appreciated with many thanks.

PLYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Plymouth Historical Society is celebrating their thirty-sixth year with an Open House on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2-5 pm at Historical Society on Gaylord Avenue. The Program will consist of skits performed by PHS Board Members and friends, telling tales of Old Time Plymouth; A hilarious afternoon of local memories. The program is free and everyone is welcome! Free refreshments follow the program.

WOMENS SOCIETY: The women have been very busy setting up the items for the fall Rummage Sale. There are a lot of good sales. Come and shop, you may find something you need. The Dates are set for October 7, 8 & 9th


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