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Bulletin June 4, 2023

SUN  JUNE 4 HOLY PENTECOST: Feast of the Holy Trinity.

  • СВЯТА П’ятидесятниця. День Святої  Троїці.
  • Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Acts 2:1-11
  • Gospel  Jn. 7:37-52, 8:12
  • Vespers with kneeling prayers @12:00 noon

SAT  JUNE 10 Moleben to the Mother of God.

  • Молебень до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 5:00 PM

SUN  JUNE  11 1st Sunday after Pentecost. All Saints.  Tone 8  

  • 1ша неділя після П’ятидисятниці. Всіх Святих.
  • Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Hebr. 11:33-12:2
  • Gospel  Mt. 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30
  • Panakhyda for Serhij Szwez, requested by Meroslava Szwez and the family.



 INDEPENDENCE DAY EXTRAVAGANZA is being planned in our parish for Saturday, June 17 (rainy day June 24). We will have it outdoors; in our parking lot. A list of needed ingredients is posted in the kitchen. Monetary donations are also needed and will be greatly appreciated. Please, consider bringing newer items in good condition that can be sold at a tag sale that day. Small kitchen appliances, dish sets, home décor, fishing, and sporting gear, and children’s toys/games are good sellers. NO clothes or shoes. Items need to be brought to the hall by Thursday, June 15. Start spreading the word, please. Half of the proceeds will go to support Ukraine’s war efforts. Volunteers are needed to sort, organize, cook, and conduct this event!  

ФЕСТИВАЛЬ ДО ДНЯ НЕЗАЛЕЖНОСТІ запланований у нашій парафії на 17 червня (або 24 червня, якщо дощ). Він відбудеться надворі за церквою. Потрібна участь і допомога від усіх парафіян. Список необхідних інгрідієнтів для приготування їжі знаходиться на кухні. Ставайте спонсором, або пожертвуйте гроші. Cлідкуйте за подальшими оголошеннями і долучайтеся до цього проекту; це справа всіх нас! Приносьте новіші речі для “гаражного випродажу”; одежа та взуття не приймаються! Поширюйте інформацію про фестиваль серед ваших друзів і знайомих! Половина прибутку від фестивалю піде на підтримку наших героїв на Україні.

SISTERHOOD NEWS: We have potato and blueberry pyrohi available for purchase and we still have a few loaves of bread available!! SISTERHOOD is looking for sponsors to buy a professional-grade food processor for our church kitchen. The cost is $690. If you can, please help! Please, see Natalia Kyrychenko or Anne Bailly with your donations. НАШІ СЕСТРИЦІ шукає спонсорів, щоб купити кухонний комбайн професійного класу для нашої церковної кухні. Вартість $690. Якщо можете, будь-ласка, допоможіть! Будь-ласка, звертайтеся до Наталі Кириченко або Анни Бейлі з вашими пожертвами.

HOLY MATRIMONY: the Handmaiden of God Melissa Anna Kubis, and the Servant of God David Bouchard were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Saturday, May 27, 2023.  May God grant Mellissa and David Many Happy and Blessed Years in love and peace!

CAN ORTHODOX Christians celebrate a “Pride” month? In short, NO… According to Orthodox teaching “pride” is the source of all sins. Pride is selfish, disobedient, and self-righteous. No wonder the first person to exercise pride was the devil, who, being the closest angel to God, rebelled against his Creator. So, questions we should ask ourselves during this month are: What are we really celebrating? Should we, Christians, teach our children that pride is good and needs to be celebrated every year in June? Is pride, not a sin anymore? Is sexual immorality ok now?.. As Orthodox Christians, we should counter the celebrated vice of pride with often-scorned virtues of humility and true love… If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will try to do what is best for them. Can there be anything better than Heaven and eternal life with our Loving Creator? Of cause, not! So, we should humbly remind ourselves and those, who are involved in certain lifestyles that: “… neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor those habitually drunk, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the Kingdom of God.” (1 Cor. 6, 9-10)  It is out of Christian charity that we should pray during this month of “pride”, that all God’s children may “be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth” (1 Tim. 2, 4). It’s out of our Christian duty that we have to remember the words of St. Paul: “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret… Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Eph. 5, 11-17)

CEMETERY Committee thanks Urszula Korycinski for her generous $20 donation toward the beautification and upkeep of the cemetery.  God Bless you.***Please be aware that Craig Czaja will start repairing headstones.  Unfortunately, there are many that are tilting and unstable on their foundations.  This will be an ongoing project.

ROPER CHURCH ATTIRE: As hot summer days are approaching, please keep in mind that our Orthodox temple is a sacred place to worship God with reverence and modesty. Please, consider that when you dress to come to church. ПРАВИЛЬНЕ ВБРАННЯ до церкви: З наближенням спекотних літніх днів, будь-ласка, майте на увазі, що православний храм є святим місцем для поклоніння Богу з благоговінням і скромністю. Будь-ласка, врахуйте це, одягаючись і приходячи до нього.

COFFEE and…: Thank you to Olena Bezhura for hosting coffee and… last Sunday!! Hosting today is Hanna Pukas and hosting next Sunday is the Samoylyuk Family!! Thank you to Meroslava Szwez for making a dessert for coffee and… last Sunday!! We still need more coffee and monetary donations!! Thank you for your continuous support!!



TODAY we lovingly congratulate Olivia Eve Irvin and Arina Sergiivna Saschenko for making their first Confessions yesterday.  They will be receiving Solemn Holy Communion during Divine Liturgy today. May God grant Olivia Eve, Arina Sergiivna, their parents and families, and their teacher, Sarah Bailly, MANY BLESSED YEARS!  MNOHAYA LITA!

Happy birthday to Emma, who will celebrate her birthday in the coming week. Congratulations to Olivia whose patron saint, St. Olivia of Palermo, will be observed on June 10.  She celebrated that special occasion with her classmates on the last day of Church School. 

Loving thanks go to the following friends who participated in placing flags last week on the graves of veterans in our cemetery: Fr. Andrii, Kim (event chairperson), Olivia and Lilah Irvin, Heather, Genna and Clara Duffy, Melissa, Lou and Cora Josefiak, Nataliia and Arina Sashchenko.  May God grant all who participated in the flag-placing event MANY BLESSED YEARS!  MNOHAYA LITA!

We would like to list all graduations (high school and above) and special awards (academic, sports, and extra-curricular) in our June 18 bulletin.  Please give that information to Cynthia Sirick in writing by June 14 (czsirick@gmail.com).