News and Events

Bulletin August 21, 2016


The Dormition of the Theokotos: The Dormition, or the “falling asleep” of the Theotokos is a Holy Day of Obligation. The leavetaking of the feast is on Tuesday.

Seminary Choir: The Seminary Choir of Blessed Theodore Romzha Academy in Mukačevo, Ukraine will perform a concert at St. Gregory s on Thursday evening, September 29th at 7:00 PM. The concert will include selections from liturgical services and religious hymns in Old Church Slavonic. The seminarians will visit a number of Byzantine Catholic parishes throughout the Northeast during their visit.

Prior to the Concert, we have been asked to provide dinner for the seminarians. There are about 16 seminarians in the group, 2 chaperones, and 3 drivers. Bishop Nil Lushchak, Auxiliary Bishop of Mukačevo, may accompany the seminarians. Dinner should begin at 6:00 PM with the concert following at 7:00 PM. The public will be invited to the Concert itself with dessert and coffee to follow after the Concert.

Baking: The baking process for this year’s Slavic Food Festival—Saturday, November 5th—has already begun! But we still depend upon your continued generous donations to minimize the costs involved with baking. Currently we need:

  • flour (name brands)
  • sugar
  • butter (salted and unsalted)
  • margarine (not the ‘spreads’)
  • large eggs
  • monetary donations to fill in the gaps

At this point we have all the walnuts we need for this year’s baking – all generously donated! Butter and margarine are needed throughout Food Festival prep: butter and margarine are used for kolácsi (60 lbs.), haluški (18 lbs.), sauerkraut (8 lbs.), and pirohi (30+ lbs.).

Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help: This year will mark the 82nd annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, PA on Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th. The full schedule of events is published in the July and August issues of the Eastern Catholic Life newspaper. Fr. Lewis will be attending this year’s Pilgrimage and Fr. Conan Timoney will be Celebrating the Divine Liturgy for the Faithful of St. Gregory of Nyssa at 10:30AM and there will be no Matins this day.

Email Communications: We will be compiling a list of parishioners’ email addresses for emergency or alternate communication needs. Please fill out your address on the sheet provided in the hall, or email your address to:

Baseball Game: The Patronage Men’s Club is inviting our parishioners to join them to see the Orioles baseball game on Sat. Sept. 24th. They are offering free tickets to any altar server who would like to attend. Please contact our parish office via phone or email.

Upcoming Events
Sat. Aug. 27 10AM Kolácsi Baking, Session 2!
Fri—Mon Sept. 2-5 Uniontown Pilgrimage No Matins, Fr. Conan will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM. Fr. Lewis will be at the 82nd Annual Pilgrimage in Uniontown, PA
Sat. Sept. 10 10AM Kolácsi Baking, Session 3
Wed. Sept. 14 11AM-1PM “Rome Sweet Home” lunch with the pastor book series with Fr. Conan at Patronage of the Mother of God in Arbutus
Sat. Sept. 17 5PM Divine Liturgy and Crabfest at Arbutus
Thurs. Sept. 29 7PM Seminary Choir Concert at St. Gregory’s
Sat. Oct. 1 11AM Slavonic Divine Liturgy by the Seminary Choir with Bishop Nil Luschak, O.F.M. as main celebrant at Patronage of the Mother of God Church in Arbutus, MD
Sat. Oct. 15 Men’s Retreat in Arbutus conducted by Fr. Lewis