News and Events

Bulletin September 17, 2017

Altar Candles: The altar candles are burning during the month of September in memory of +Deacon Paul Pipta.

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.

Parish Directory and Family Photography: I am very excited to offer everyone an opportunity to get a free professional photograph as well as a parish directory. These directories are free, however, those interested in getting family photographs may purchase from their packages. But it would be really great if we can get every possible parishioner and family member photographed for a comprehensive parish directory. The photo session dates have changed and will be on October 1 and 2. You may now schedule your photography session on the sign up sheet in the church hall, or online.

Saint Gregory’s Slavic Food Festival:

Food Festival Update, September 17

Thanks to all our kolácsi makers, bakers, tasters and cleaner-uppers. This year’s total of 767 kolácsi consists of 360 walnut; 133 apricot, 115 raspberry 97 poppyseed, and 62 lekvar/prune.
All those who preordered kolácsi can pick them up on Sundays (or make other arrangements with Sue). They are $14 each regardless of fillings.
There will be a meeting about outdoor signs today after Liturgy. We’ll discuss content—notice of Slavic food coming, when, where, time and directional arrows. Parking lot. Additional handicap spaces—and how could we indicate them. Any suggestions?
Holupki: Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21
Haluški: Tuesday October 31 and Wednesday November 1
Food Festival November 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Can you reserve one to three hours on November 4 to help out at our Food Festival. For more information, contact festival coordinator Sue.

Annual Eparchial Priest Retreat: Fr. Lewis will be at the Eparchial Priest retreat from Monday Sept. 25rd until Thursday Sept. 28. If there are any pastoral emergencies, please contact your local Roman Catholic Priest first, then call Fr. Lewis’ cell phone so that he is aware of urgent situations; thank you.

Confessions on Sunday Sept. 24th: Father Deacon Bill will be attending the annual Eparchial Deacon Retreat over this weekend and Fr. Lewis will be celebrating the Festal Matins. I apologize that confessions will not be available at the normally scheduled time.

Eastern Christian Formation: ECF classes will resume this year. Please let Fr. Lewis know if your children will be participating and what grades they are in. Because of parish dynamics it seems we will have the program once or twice a month to help younger children understand better those aspects of the faith particular to the Byzantine Tradition, and for the adolescence to learn how to engage our current cultural landscape. We will begin our Eastern Christian Formation (ECF) program on Sunday October 29.

Upcoming Parish And Eparchial Events
Sept. 25-28 Eparchy of Passaic Priest Retreat
Sept. 30 Great Vespers for the Protection of the Theotokos (Solemn Holy Day) 7:30PM
Oct. 1 First Day of photo shoot 11:30AM to 6PM
Oct. 2 Second Day of photo shoot 2pm to 9pm
Oct. 20 Holupki making Day 1
Oct. 21 Holupki making Day 2
Oct. 29 Catechetical Sunday: beginning of ECF program after the Divine Liturgy
Oct. 31 Haluški making Day 1
Nov. 1 Haluški making Day 2
Nov. 4 The Great Slavic Food Festival
Dec. 3 Saint Nicholas Celebration