BULLETIN FOR WEB PAGE - St. John the Baptist Byzantine

Byzantine Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist
301 Cherry Street, Pottstown PA 19464
Email: [email protected]
Pastor: Fr. Nicholas de Prospero
Rectory 610-326-1877
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Michael Senoyuit
Web: stjohnbyz.org
Sunday 1 February Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Sat 31 Jan
+Peter Leck by Veronica Leck & Family
Sun 1 Feb
Parishioners of St. John’s
+Cecilia Thees by Mary Ann Monaghan
Mon 2 Feb
Feast of the Encounter of our Lord and Simeon (Candlemas)
Solemn Holy Day +Mary Shanta by her Family
Thr 5 Feb
+John Bolgiano by The Bolgiano Family
Fri 6 Feb
+Paul Velgus by Betty Bartko
Sat 7 Jan
+All Souls of the Faithful Departed by Shawn McLaughlin
Sun 8 Feb
+Sherman & Vera Reifsnyder by David & Debi Mondik
Parishioners of St. John’s
7 Branch Candles are given for the repose of the soul of +Michael Barkasi by his Family..
Parish Income Sun 25 Jan., Offertory $1,262; Candles $56; Fuel $135. Holy Days $15;
Initial Off., $20; Total $1,543 Month to date: $6,002. Guild Special Donation $5,000
Divine Liturgy
Changeable Parts Large Green Book Tone 1 p. 125; Prodigal Son p. 216
Opening Hymn: Red Book: Holy This Moment p. 152
Closing Hymn: Red Book: Rejoice O Purest Mother p. 157
The Feast of the Encounter of our Lord and Simeoon will be celebrated this coming
Monday 2 Feb., at 9:00am. This is a Solemn Holy Day honoring our Lord and our Lady We
pray that the Light of Christ will increase in us in this New Year.
The Solemn Blessing of Candles will be observed on this Feast. Blessed Candles will be
available following the Services. If the weather is bad, the Liturgy will be in the Chapel.
The First All Souls Saturday of the year will be observed next Sat., 7 February. Please PRINT the
names of the Persons, you wish to be remembered, on the All Souls Envelope provided in your
envelope box.
The Easter Nut Rolls Bake Sale will be held on Mar., 15-16-17. Please mark your calendars and try
to set some time aside to volunteer to help with the baking. The Easter Paskas will be baked on
Mae., 30-31-1 April the Mon-Tues- Wed., of Holy Week, Orders Blanks go out on 14 Feb.
St. John’s Guild made a Special Donation of $5,000 to the church. May the Lord bless and reward
the Guild Members for their support for our Parish.
Pre Lenten Covered Dish and Forgiveness Vespers will be held on Sunday 15 February. Please
sign up and indicate the number of persons and which covered dish you will bring.
Lenten Vespers will be held on Sun.,1 March at Coatesville, 8 March here in Pottstown, 15 Mar.,
Mont Clare, 22 Mar SS Peter & Paul Uk., Cath., Church, Phoenixville. All Vespers will be at
Adult Bible Study Anyone interested in participating in an adult Bible Study is asked to sign up.
Bible Study will be held on Sundays following the 8:00am Liturgy.
St. John’s Choir will meet this coming week depending on the weather.
A Bus Trip to Hollywood in Harrisburg will take place on Wednesday 11 February 2015 departing
at 8:30am. Tickets are $20; $30 back; $5 Food Voucher. The bus is full, but you can be placed on
the waiting list in case of a cancellation . Contact Ann Mehallick.
End of the Year Financial Statements for Church Contributions will be prepared for all who
request them.. Please sign up on the list provided in the church vestibule.. Statements will be mailed
to you.
Poinsettias that adorned the church for Christmas need a good home. They are available for adoption
in the school hall.
Prayers are Needed for Paul Kochu who is missing in Pittsburgh and needs all of the help we can
give him with our prayers.
Please remember in your prayers: parishioners, family and friends recovering from illness and surgery and residents in
Nursing Homes: Berkshire Manor: Rose Mihalcik, Bryn Mawr Terrace: Paul Cahill; Coventry Manor: Helen
Lewis; Manatawny Manor: Dot Leck, Helen Pestrock; Manor Care: Jean Toroney. And Also the following: Margaret
Foley, Helen & Stanley Grayouskie, Kathy Heimbach, Ann Hydutsky, Margaret Kalinik, Paul Kochu, Michael Kriczky,
Mildred Kriczky, James Koren, Veronica Leck, Joanne & Robert Marcheskie, Fr. Michael Mondik, Ronald Shreves,
Harold Schweitzer, Andrew Skitko Sr., Sophie Slabodin, Barry Strogus, Joseph Yonas