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Weekly Bulletin – March 4, 2012

March 4, 2012

Weekly Schedule

Sunday,       March 4, 2012

2nd Sunday of the Great Fast *

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy              for parish

following liturgy

Fellowship in St. Mary’s Hall – everyone is invited

Monday,      March 5, 2012


6:00 PM


Tuesday,     March 6, 2012


6:30 PM

Patristics Theology Class

Wed.,           March 7, 2012


6:00 PM

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Thursday,    March 8, 2012



Renovation work in the church

Friday,         March 9, 2012


6:00 PM

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Saturday,   March 10, 2012

3rd All Souls Saturday

9:00 AM

Divine Liturgy for deceased family members

5:30 PM

Vigil Divine Liturgy        for parish

Sunday,     March 11, 2012

3rd Sunday of the Great Fast

Veneration of the Cross*

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy             for parish

following liturgy

Fellowship in St. Mary’s Hall – everyone is invited
Note: * designates obligation to attend liturgy
























Events Calendar

  • Wilderness to the Promised Land: The Pilgrimage of the Church will be presented by the Byzantine Catholic Cultural Center at St Nicholas Church in Munster, IN on Sunday March 11 1-6 PM.
  • The next Ancient Healing Service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 at 7 PM.
  • 3rd Annual Men’s Retreat, “In Weakness, Power Reaches Perfection”, Akron, OH March 16-18.


The new icon screen continues to be improved.  The trim was added, nails heads were covered, and the majority of the wood was re-stained. Coating the cherry wood with oil still needs to be done. Please thank Bishop John who has entrusted the iconostasis to our parish. Thanks to all the parishioners who’ve donated their time. It’s great to see so many people take ownership in their parish to help beautify our church.

The Great Fast

While fasting from food is important, many things in our ever challenging world can become damaging to the soul.  Whatever we deem to be more important than our relationship with the Triune God puts our salvation at risk.  Some examples might be:  money, therefore we should tithe properly or give alms; TV, computers, video games, sports etc. might be another competitor from which we might fast.  We should make a greater effort to attend and participate in the Presanctified and All Souls Liturgies and to spend more time in prayer, so that our relationship with God might be healed or improved.   “O my soul, devote yourself to repentance and unite yourself to Christ in mind.  Cry out and groan, Pardon my terrible deeds, that I may receive from you, who alone are good, forgiveness and eternal life.”  May you have a great and joyful fast!

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