News and Events

Bulletin April 23, 2017

Let Us Remember in Prayer: Those who are ill or convalescing. May our Lord Jesus Christ, the Physician and Healer of souls and bodies, grant them peace and good health for many blessed years.
Please let Fr. Lewis know if anyone should be added or taken away from this prayer list.

Byzantine Catholic Inquiry Classes: There seems to be a need for us to hold Inquiry Classes for those interested in becoming members of our particular Rite of Catholicism. These classes will begin some time after Bright Week, once Father Lewis has acquired the appropriate materials. However, those interested are highly encouraged to continue to participate in any and all services held by our parish. One basic lesson of Eastern Christian theology is that if you want to know what we believe, then come and pray with us, and you will learn what we believe. This is because our theology is present in all of our services.

Eparchial Pilgrimages: Fr. Conan and Fr. Lewis are interested in grouping together so the faithful may attend this year’s pilgrimages. We would like to get a bus or van booked so that as many as possible can attend these important spiritual events. Please consider attending these events and place them on your calendar. Information will be coming soon. For those who may have children attend the Altar Server Camp, please know that they will be serving a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Bishop Kurt at the Pilgrimage in Sybertsville, Pennsylvania.

Parish Cleanup/Fixing Day & Picnic: Thank you very much to everyone who helped out yesterday at our clean up day. It did rain, but we had plenty to do indoors. We enjoyed some good picnic food and each others company. We may engage in another such day when the weather is more predictable, and when we can get to our outdoor tasks. Thank you all again!

Congratulations! On Sunday morning of April 2nd, James and Lillian welcomed into the world their newest son, Joseph Archer. The baptism will take place on today within the Divine Liturgy. Also, James and Lillian’s other two boys Thomas Gunner and Elijah Hunter will also receive the remaining Mysteries of Christian Initiation: Chrismation and Holy Communion. Congratulations on their entering into the fullness of the faith!

Holy Week Readers: I am very grateful that our parish has been blessed with so many talented Epistle Readers! We had a great variety of Readers for our Holy Week services, 8 in all. Thank you so much again for lending your voices to proclaim the Word of God.

Presbyteral Days: Father Lewis will be attending the Eparchial Presbyteral Days events in Northern New Jersey this week. If there are any pastoral emergencies, please call your local Roman Catholic Church. But please know that I will be reachable on my cell phone so please let me know of anything urgent.

Upcoming Eparchial Events
July 9 St. Nicholas Pilgrimage at Carpathian Village
August 5-9 Altar Server Camp at the Carpathian Village
August 6 Sybertsville Pilgrimage for Peace and Feast of the Transfiguration
August 12-13 Pilgrimage with the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate in Sloatsburg, NY
Sept. 1-4 Pilgrimage with the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in Uniontown, PA