Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church 313 First Avenue Jessup, PA 18434-1013 Rectory Phone 570 489-2353 School Social Hall 570 489-9055 Fax 570 489-7049 Deacon: Rev. Mr. Robert Behrens Subdeacon: Lewis Rabayda Head Cantor: Richard Covaleski Served by Rev. Msgr. John T. Sekellick, J.C.L. E-Mail [email protected] Assistant Cantors: Nicholas Katchur , Julie Caswell and Joyce Covaleski; Religious Ed. Coordinator: Joyce Covaleski; Secretary: Winifred Behrens WEB PAGE: www.holyghostjessup.weebly.com nd January 18, 2015 SUNDAY of ZACCHAEUS / 32 SUNDAY AFTER HOLY PENTECOST Tone 7 Pew Book – pages 156, ff. Epistle – 1 Timothy 4:9-15; Gospel – Luke 19:1-10 “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 5:6-7) WELCOME! You enter this church as a guest of God, your heavenly Father. Come with joy in your heart and thanks on your lips into His presence. Be grateful to the faithful who, in Jesus’ Name, built this place of worship, and to all who have beautified and hallowed it with their prayers and praise. Ask His blessing on those who love His house of faith as the inspiration of their labor, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, and may that blessing rest on you. ~ SCHEDULE OF DIVINE LITURGIES AND SERVICES ~ SLAVA IISUSU CHRISTU! SLAVA VO V’IKI BOHU! 7:50 AM – Catholic Radio JMJ GLORY TO JESUS, THE Saturday 17 Sunday 18 Monday 19 CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER TO GOD! 2:00 p.m. 3:00 – 3:25 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. Vespers for 32nd Sunday after Holy Pentecost CONFESSIONS: Holy Mystery of Penance + Stephen and Victoria Mizerak – Daughter, Alice Holy Ghost and Saint John’s (Forest City) Parishioners Macarius – Venerable 7:30 a.m. Readings: 33rd Week + Anna Gasper – Barbara Wasilchak, Joanne and Ed Ilnicki Euthymius the Great – Venerable Tuesday 20 7:30 a.m. + Aborted Children since 1973 Supreme Court Decision Wednesday 21 Maximus the Confessor – Ven. 7:30 a.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Rel. Ed. for our Public School Students + Margaret Bailleau – George and Wanda Chekan Thursday Timothy – Apostle; Anastasius – Martyr John (“Red”) Mancak – Mm. Michael Lewczuk and Family 22 7:30 a.m. + 23 Clement of Ancyra – Martyr 7:30 a.m. + 2:00 p.m. 3:00 – 3:25 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. Vespers for the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee CONFESSIONS: Holy Mystery of Penance + Shirley Ilnicki – Andrea Novak Holy Ghost and Saint John’s (Forest City) Parishioners Friday Saturday 24 Sunday 25 Abstinence from Meat or Equivalent Penance Required Andrew Koscho, Jr. – Deborah and Joseph Corcoran SANCTUARY CANDLE is given this week in loving memory of Jack and Margaret Jackson by Peter and Terry Statuto. SINCERE SYMPATHY AND PRAYERFUL CONDOLENCES to the family of the late Anna Gaydos whose funeral took place Monday, January 12, 2015. May she rest now in peace and eternal be her memory. V’icnaja jej pamjat’. The following Divine Liturgy offerings have been turned in from Barbara Wasilchak, Joanne and Ed Ilnicki, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dubrovcak and Family. DEACONATE ORDINATION – Bishop Kurt will be with us on Sunday, February 8 for our 11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy at which he will ordain Subdeacon Lewis Rabayda to the deaconate after which there will be a social reception in our school auditorium. Everyone is welcome. We would be grateful to have a few cakes and cookies to offer at the dessert tables. Please be considerate and leave parking close to the church for all our outof-town guests and our new deacon’s family. Adult Envelopes used last weekend: 120 Children’s 14 INCOME: $3,184.83 EXPENSES: $725.70. 2015 ENVELOPES AND CALENDARS are on the ledge in the vestibule. Have you picked yours up yet? After today, envelope sets not picked up can be picked up at the church office. THANK YOU to our St. Mary’s Guild for their $500.00 donation to assist with the repairs / upgrading of our church bells; $200.00 in memory of the late Lovey Lubniewski by Mary Ellen Frame. ST. MARY’S GUILD will meet again on February 1st at 2:00 p.m. New members always welcome! 2014 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT NEEDED? Please call the rectory office at 570 489 2353. STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN – Please do your best to contribute to this important eparchial Appeal. Although donations had to be in by December 31st, we will still accept additional contributions as they come in. Kindly keep in mind how very generous and supportive Bishop William and now Bishop Kurt have been helping us with our expenses. Even though our goal has now been raised to $13,000.00, with your prayerful and generous support, we can reach and even oversubscribe this. If you have not yet received your material in the mail, please let me know as soon as possible. At this Campaign, if we do reach our goal, we will have a 40% rebate on the entire goal’s amount which comes to $5,200.00 (out of $13,000.00). To date (Jan. 12), we have received $4,330.00 from 57 donors leaving an outstanding balance of $8,670.00 to goal! Others? REMEMBER HIS WILL IN YOURS – You can express your commitment to our Parish by making a bequest to HOLY GHOST CHURCH. Simply have the following statement included in your will: “I LEAVE TO HOLY GHOST PARISH, JESSUP, PA, THE SUM OF $________.___ (or _______% of the residue of my estate) for its religious, educational and charitable works.” May God abundantly bless you for considering to do this for us! VOLUNTEERS (Male and/or Female) NEEDED for cleaning up after BINGO on Friday evenings. This involves just about 15 or 20 minutes of light work clearing tables of paper and other trash from the games around 10:20 p.m. Please let me know if you can help on a regular basis. So far, only one individual has kindly stepped up. Others? SNOW REMOVAL VOLUNTEERS – please come to help with shoveling snow especially when we have a funeral and over weekends to keep our church steps and walk areas open and clean for pedestrians. CHANGES OF ADDRESS – If you have moved in the past year or have a new phone number, please let us know so our records will be up-to-date by calling 570 489 2353. A KIND REQUEST – although we certainly welcome visits to the parish office, it is a courteous gesture to call ahead (489 2353) to be sure someone is in the office to receive you and that you will not be interrupting anyone else who may be there at the same time. A CORDIAL INVITATION to our men and boys – we are in need of additional altar servers. Any male parishioner interested, please call 489 2353 to arrange for a practice and “pointers.” Any one? PRO-LIFE PRAYER BREAKFAAST – Saturday, Jan. 31st starting at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Center, Scranton. For reservations, please call 570 906 1107. ALSO Bus to Washington, D.C. ~ MARCH FOR LIFE ~ on January 22nd For further information, please call Pennsylvanians for Human Life at 570 347 8299 or 570 876 4087. CRISIS PREGNANCY? Call 1 888 LIFEAID (1-888- 543 3243) WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP THE PRO-LIFE CAUSE ? PLEASE PRAY FOR AN INCREASE IN VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE, PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IN UKRAINE AND OUR PERSECUTED BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN IRAQ.
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