The Apostles Fast: Presently we are observing the Apostle’s Fast (Petrovka Post’, literally the Fast of Peter) in preparation for the Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul (this Wednesday, June 29th). While the degree to which we observe this fast today is voluntary, we should practice at least Simple Abstinence (from meat) on all Fridays throughout the year and perhaps extend the abstinence to Wednesdays during the fast period.
- 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 religions 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
Transition Team: I would like speak to our Transition Team members following the Divine Liturgy today – focusing on the organizing and storing of records in the Social Hall in the (former) “Bingo Room,” discussing the upcoming Food Festival, and focusing on planning and executing a proper welcome for Fr. Conan and for Fr. Lewis who will be the resident Parochial Vicar. Further I wish to discuss some minor repairs to the rectory.
This Week: Throughout this week I would appreciate your help once again in sorting, filing, organizing, shredding, and storing records and files, packing books, and assisting with whatever tasks arise from this process.
We begin working no earlier than 10:00 AM and, if you are only available for a later shift, please call and come by when you can.
Painters: The lighting has been upgraded in the Church and the ceiling has been replaced but the walls and ceiling in the priest’s Sacristy remain water-stained and the light fixtures need repaired/replaced. While the ceiling and light fixtures are covered, I am looking for painters to give the walls afresh, bright, clean coat of paint (Please note that the walls are cinder block and thus require a particular technique.) If you wish to help with this task please let me know as soon as possible – time is moving along quickly.
Let us remember in prayer all those who are in some special need of God’s loving kindness and mercy at this time. Let us remember particularly the “Prayer Requests” of all who have asked for the prayerful support of our Parish Family in their special intentions.
ByzanTEEN Youth Rally 2016: This summer the Inter–Eparchial Youth Commission of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of Pittsburgh will sponsor the bi–annual ByzanTeen Youth Rally. The host Eparchy will be the Diocese of Parma and it will be held at Notre … Continue reading