January 25, 2015 Soyata — Sunday Bulletin

Volume 51; Number 4 January 25, 2015

Homily on the Happiness of Zacchaeus the short

“Today, salvation has come to this house” (St. Luke 19:9).

Thus it was spoken by the One Whose word is life and joy and restoration of the righteous. Just as the bleak forest clothes itself into greenery and flowers from the breath of spring, so does every man, regardless of how arid and darkened by sin, becomes fresh and youthful from the nearness of Christ. For the nearness of Christ is as the nearness of some life-giving and fragrant balsam which restores health, increases life, give fragrance to the soul, to the thoughts and to the words of man. In other words, distance from Christ means decay and death and His nearness means salvation and life.

“Today, salvation has come to this house” said the Lord upon entering the house of Zacchaeus the sinner. Christ was the salvation that came and Zacchaeus was the house into which He entered. Brethren, each one of us is a house in which sin dwells as long as Christ is distant and to which salvation comes when Christ approaches it. Nevertheless, will Christ approach my house and your house? That depends on us. Behold, He did not arbitrarily enter the house of the sinner Zacchaeus, rather He entered as a most desired guest. Zacchaeus of little stature climbed into a tree in order to see the Lord Jesus with his own eyes. Zacchaeus, therefore, sought him; Zacchaeus desired Him. We must also seek Him in order to find Him and desire Him in order that He would draw nearer to us and, with our spirit, to climb high in order to encounter His glance. Then He will visit our house as He visited the house of Zacchaeus and with Him salvation will come.

Draw near to us O Lord, draw near and bring to us Your eternal salvation.

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

Holy Bishop Nikolaj, Prolog

BESEDA o sreći Zakheja maloga 

Danas dođe spasenije kući ovoj (Lk. 19, 9) 

Tako je rekao Onaj, čija je reč život i radost, i obnovljenje pravednim. Kao što se pocrnela gora oblači u zelenilo i cvet od prolećnog daha,tako se i svaki čovek, ma koliko sasušen i zacrnjen grehom, osvežava i podmlađuje od blizine Hristove. Jer Hristova je blizina kao blizina nekog životvornog i mirisnog balsama, što povraća zdravlje, umnožava život, daje miris duši, i mislima, i rečima, Jednom rečju: udaljenost Hristova znači truljenje i smrt, a blizina Njegova znači spasenje i život.

Danas dođe spasenije kući ovoj, reče Gospod ušavši u kuću Zakheja grešnika, Hristos beše spasenje što dođe, a Zakhej beše kuća, u koju On dođe. Svaki je od nas, braćo, kuća, u kojoj stanuje greh, dok je Hristos daleko, i kojoj dolazi spasenje, kada joj se Hristos približi. Da li će se pak Hristos približiti kući mojoj i tvojoj, to zavisi od nas. Gle, On NIJE samovlasno ušao ni u kuću grešnog Zakheja, nego kao najželjeniji gost. Mali Zakhej se penjao na drvo, samr da bi video očima Gospoda Isusa. On Ga je, dakle, tražio, on Ga je želeo. I mi Ga moramo tražiti, da bismo Ga našli, i želeli Ga, da bi nam se približio, i penjati se visoko duhom svojim, da bi susreli njegov pogled. Tada će On posetiti kuću našu kao što je posetio kuću Zakhejevu. A s Njim će doći i spasenje.

Približi nam se, o Gospode, približi, i donesi i nama spasenje Tvoje večno. Tebi slava i hvala vavek. Amin.

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj, Prolog

READINGS FOR Today Sunday after Theophany/Zacchaeus
Epistle: Eph. 4:7-13;         Reader: Marianna Zdjelar Gospels: Ss. Matt 4:12-17; Luke 19:1-10.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: 2 Tim. 3:10-15; Gospel: St. Luke 18:10-14.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are HELEN MALLOY; MILENA CILLAG; YUBA BELICH; JILLIAN HENSLEY (requested by family); STEPHEN VRANJES (requested by Vivian Vranjes); STANLEY KOVACEVIC and all recent victims of disasters, epidemics and war.

PLEASE WELCOME Fr. Stephen Gousios who is again serving today along with Fr. Rastko. We are grateful that Fr. Stephen can help us out when Fr. Rastko is under the weather.

TODAY WE CELEBRATE both our temple Slava of St. Stephen, as well as the church school Slava of St. Sava. We will celebrate the St. Stephen Slava at the end of the Liturgy. The Domacini this year are Milan and Mira Ristic. We will be looking for a parishioner to step forward and accept the “domacinstvo,”  to be host, of next year’s celebration. The Oath of Office for Parish Council and organizational officers will take place at the end of the Liturgy. The St. Sava Slava will be celebrated in the hall, followed by the Slava Dinner donated and prepared by the Sv. Petka Kolo, and then the St. Sava Program by our Church School students, and our Tammie and Dancers. A Happy Slava to all! Sretna Slava!

The funeral service for Milena Popovich (Cillag) will be held Saturday, February 7 at 10am, Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. Interment at Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY with a reception following at the Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. Parastos service will be held on Sunday, February 8th, after the Divine Liturgy, St Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, 177 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, 177 Weber Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

HOME BLESSINGS are now re-scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 3. You will receive a schedule in the mail. Fr. Rastko will call in the evening prior to coming to your home.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Holy Canons!

A senior from the International Preparatory School was shot and killed in front of his home in Riverside, not far from our Serbian Club. Vice Principal Danielle Cugalj has told us the school is accepting donations from the greater Western, NY community to create a memorial to him. Envelopes for donations are at the Tutors stand for those wishing to donate. Make out checks to St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, with the words “Memorial-School” on the front. Our parish will forward any monies collected in memory of the student.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: SUNDAY, January 25 through SUNDAY, February 1, 2015.

There is fasting Wednesday and Friday of this week.

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; St. Stephen & St. Sava slava celebrations, swearing in of officers for 2015; Dinner and St. Sava Program.

Monday Tammies & Dancers

Tuesday St. Sava Divine Liturgy 10 AM.

Saturday Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

COMING EVENTS

February 14 Saturday of the Souls; Zadusnice; DIvine Liturgy 10 AM

February 15 Annual Tammie Brunch

February 20 First Parish Fish Fry, Fridays during Lent. Details to follow

February 22 Forgiveness Sunday

February 23 First Day of Great Lent; Great Canon of St. Andrew and Pre-Sanctified Liturgy served during this solemn first week of Great Lent. All are encouraged to attend.

 

Theophany greeting:

God is REVEALED! — Indeed He is REVEALED! 

BOG se JAVI! — Vaistinu se JAVI!

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Archpriest Thomas Hopko (PA); Metodije Damljanovic; Branka Sciuk (Gates); Irene Fruhauf (StJoe’s); Rick Zivic; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler; John Butz (IL); Fr. Joseph Cervo; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Jovana Marjanovic; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Helen Biggs; Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL); Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic (Chicago).

Proskomedia: Natalie Hawkins; David Preljeva; Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John & Joan Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); Leiselotte Siljegovic; Dragana Salom (Il); Robert Setter; Chrisante Gassett; Zarka Popovic (CA); Robert Boller; Wayne & Thomas Jousma; Marge Spano, Anthony Dipiano; Jeanette Stanley; Mary Karolewski; Marija Trbojevic (Il); Gale Maus (FL); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); Fr. Herman Schick; Fr. Miladin Garich; Fr. Michael Zaparyniuk (FL); Fr. Dennis Pavichevich; Joanne Markey; Joseph Rozwood Jr; Rose Gardina; Elaine Daminski; Paula Russian (FL); Gregory Smith (DC); Dan Neary; Margaret Nigrelli; Adam Brevner (Li); Richard Lockwood; Christine Marx (IL); Arthur Reis; Vera Sredanovic (CA); Ronald Bede (OH); Mary Lou Bremmer;  Helen Tanner (FrBakerMan); And any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.

January 18, 2015 Soyata — Sunday Bulletin

Volume 51; Number 3 January 18, 2015

THE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

When our Lord reached thirty years from His physical birth, He began His teaching and salvific work. He Himself signified this “beginning of the beginning” by His baptism in the Jordan River. St. Cyril of Jerusalem says, ” The beginning of the world – water; the beginning of the Good News – Jordan.” At the time of the baptism of the Lord in water, that mystery was declared to the world: that mystery which was prophesied in the Old Testament; the mystery about which in ancient Egypt and India was only fabled; i.e., the mystery of the Divine Holy Trinity. The Father was revealed to the sense of hearing; the Spirit was revealed to the sense of sight, and in addition to these, the Son was revealed to the sense of touch. The Father uttered His witness about the Son, the Son was baptized in the water, and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovered above the water. When John the Baptist witnessed and said about Christ, “Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world” (St. John 1:29), and when John immersed and baptized the Lord in the Jordan, the mission of Christ in the world and the path of our salvation was shown. That is to say: The Lord took upon Himself the sins of mankind and died under them [immersion] and became alive again [the coming out of the water]; and we must die as the old sinful man and become alive again as cleansed, renewed and regenerated. This is the Savior and this is the path of salvation. The Feast of the Epiphany [Theophany in Greek] is also called the Feast of Illumination. For us, the event in the Jordan river illuminates, by manifesting to us God as Trinity, consubstantial and undivided. That is one way. And, the second: everyone of us through baptism in water is illumined by this, that we become adopted by the Father of Lights through the merits of the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Holy Bishop Nikolaj, Prolog

Bogojavljenje

Kada Gospod Isus beše navršio trideset godina od Svog telesnog rođenja, On otpoče Svoj učiteljski i spasiteljski posao. I sam, početak početka oznamenova krštenjem na Jordanu. Sveti Kiril Jerusalimski veli: “Početak sveta voda, početak Jevanđelja Jordan”. Pri krštenju Gospoda u vodi objavila se svetu ona tajna koja se u Starom Zavetu nagoveštavala, o kojoj se u starom Misiru i Indiji samo basnoslovilo, tj. tajna božanske Svete Trojice. Otac se javio čuvstvu sluha, Duh se javio čuvstvu vida, a Sin se javio uz to još i čuvstvu dodira. Otac je izrekao Svoje svedočanstvo o Sinu. Sin se krstio u vodi a Duh Sveti u vidu goluba lebdeo je nad vodom. A kada Jovan Krstitelj zasvedoči i reče o Hristu: “Gle, Jagnje Božije koje uzima na se grijehe svijeta” (Jn 1, 29) i kada on pogruzi i krsti Gospoda u Jordanu, time se pokaza i misija Hristova u svetu i put našega spasenja. Naime: Gospod uze na se grehe roda čovečjeg i pod njima umre (pogruženje) i ožive (izlazak iz vode); i mi moramo umreti kao stari grehovni čovek i oživeti kao očišćeni, obnovljeni i preporođeni. Ovo je Spasitelj, i ovo je put spasenja. Praznik Bogojavljenja (Teofanija, grčki) prosvećuje pokazujući nam Boga kao Trojicu jednobitnu i nerazdelnu. To je jedno. I drugo: jer se svak od nas krštenjem u vodi prosvećuje time što postaje usinovljen od Oca Svetlosti, zaslugom Sina i silom Duha Svetoga.

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj, Prolog

READINGS FOR Today Theophany Eve/Krstovdan
Epistle: 2 Tim. 4:5-8 ;         Readers: Brennan Hughes Gospel: St. Mark 1:1-8.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: Eph. 4:7-13; Gospel: St. Matt 4:12-17.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are HELEN MALLOY (funeral last Friday); MILENA CILLAG; YUBA BELICH; LYDIA SALEH (mother of Sinia Korach); GERALDINE BALA (mother of Debbie Dujanovich); PAVO, JULIA, DUSHAN CUGALJ, ANDJA, DUSHA PESKIR, BOSILJKA BASICH, DOROTHY DUKICH, NICHOLAS, STANKO KOVACEVIC, LUKA, DRAGINJA BAKICH (req. by family); and all recent victims of disasters, epidemics and war.

PLEASE WELCOME Fr. Stephen Gousios who is again serving today. We are grateful that Fr. Stephen can help us out when Fr. Rastko is under the weather.

THREE CALENDARS
• Church wall calendars for 2015 are available courtesy of Colonial Chapels Funeral Home.
• Diocesan pocket calendars for 2015 are available for purchase for $1.50.  You will notice that photos of our St. Stephen Church are featured on both the inside and outside of the back cover.
• The large yearbook Calendar of the Serbian Church is now available for $12.00.

HOME BLESSINGS are scheduled to begin next Monday, January 26, God willing. You will receive a schedule in the mail. Fr. Rastko will call in the evening prior to coming to your home.

DOUBLE SLAVA CELEBRATIONS The combined celebration of our temple Slava of St. Stephen, as well as the church school slava of St. Sava, will be celebrated next Sunday, January 25. Recitations are being distributed to students who are registered in the church school program. If you want your child to have a part in the St. Sava program, make sure they come to church school. A SIGN-UP SHEET is on the bulletin board for the Slava Dinner. There is no charge. Free will offerings will be accepted. Sign up today.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Family!

PLEASE NOTE: During the service of the Reading of the Hours, about 20 minutes  before the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, there should be no talking in church.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: SUNDAY, January 18 through SUNDAY, January 25, 2015.

Today, KRSTOVDAN, the Eve of Theophany, is a strict fast day in preparation for the Feast of Theophany. There is also fasting Wednesday and Friday of this week.

Sunday Eve of Theophany, Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Vespers of Theophany and Great Blessing of Water 4 PM.

Monday Theophany–Bogojavljenje Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Tuesday Synaxis of St. John–Sveti Jovan, Divine Liturgy 10 AM, All who celebrate their Slava on this day should bring their kolaches to Church to be blessed.

Saturday Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; St. Stephen & St. Sava slava celebrations, swearing in of officers for 2015; Dinner and St. Sava Program.

COMING EVENTS

January 25 Joint celebration of our Church Slava St. Stephen and St. Sava, along with our traditional children’s program on that day.

January 27 Feast of St. Sava, Divine Divine Liturgy 10 AM.

February 15 Annual Tammie Brunch

Theophany greeting:

Christ is REVEALED! — Indeed He is REVEALED! 

Hristos se JAVI! — Vaistinu se JAVI!

St. Paisios glorified

Our venerable and God-bearing Father Paisios of Mount Athos or Paisios the New, of the Holy Mountain (July 25, 1924 – July 12, 1994), also known as Elder Paisios, was a monastic of Mount Athos. An ascetic, he was known by his visitors for his gentle manner and acceptance of those who came to receive his advice, counsel, and blessing. His words of counsel continue to be published. Elder Paisios was canonized on January 13, 2015, by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Church commemorates St. Paisios on July 12.

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Paisios_of_Mount_Athos

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Metodije Damljanovic; Branka Sciuk (Gates); Irene Fruhauf (StJoe’s); Rick Zivic; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler; John Butz (IL); Fr. Joseph Cervo; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Jovana Marjanovic; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Helen Biggs; Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL); Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic (Chicago).

Proskomedia: Natalie Hawkins; David Preljeva; Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John & Joan Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); Leiselotte Siljegovic; Dragana Salom (Il); Robert Setter; Chrisante Gassett; Zarka Popovic (CA); Robert Boller; Wayne & Thomas Jousma; Marge Spano, Anthony Dipiano; Jeanette Stanley; Mary Karolewski; Marija Trbojevic (Il); Gale Maus (FL); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); Fr. Herman Schick; Fr. Miladin Garich; Fr. Michael Zaparyniuk (FL); Fr. Dennis Pavichevich; Joanne Markey; Joseph Rozwood Jr; Rose Gardina; Elaine Daminski; Paula Russian (FL); Gregory Smith (DC); Dan Neary; Margaret Nigrelli; Adam Brevner (Li); Richard Lockwood; Christine Marx (IL); Arthur Reis; Vera Sredanovic (CA); Ronald Bede (OH); Mary Lou Bremmer;  Helen Tanner (FrBakerMan); And any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.

January 7, 2015 Soyata — Bulletin

Volume 51; Number 2 January 7, 2015

From the Christmas message of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej

We are celebrating once again in this year of the Lord, brothers and sisters, the day of Christ’s Nativity, the day on which God descended  to earth, the day on which the Only-begotten Son of God became incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary in order to grant us, mortal and transitory people, eternal life.

The Nativity of our Lord is the day on which God became man, so that men could become gods by grace; the Lord’s Nativity is the day of the revelation of the eternal truth about God, man and the world; the Nativity is the day on which heaven was united with earth; the day on which the eternal light of the knowledge of God shown forth; the Nativity is the day on which mankind is reconciled with God and people recognize that they are children of God – that all people are and will eternally be brothers, called to mutual love, reconciliation and forgiveness.

The joyous news of the birth of the Son of God first of all announces to us a twofold truth: the truth about the God-Man Christ, true God and true Man, the Son of man Who is the one and self-same Only-begotten Son of the Father, whose lineage cannot be expressed and Who, at the same time, is from the royal lineage of David. Similarly, according to the divinely inspired words of Holy Bishop Nicholai of Zicha: In Him both commandments of God are fulfilled: whoever loves Him loves the perfect God; whoever loves Him, loves the perfect Man, and in Him loves the original man, all men and all creatures of God.

We pray to the Newborn Christ that in the upcoming year there will be less unrest and more peace, less hatred and more love, less discord and more unity, and we call down God’s blessing upon all of you, our dear spiritual children, wherever you might be in this world, that in peace and love for God and man you may celebrate Christmas, greeting each other with the joyous and ancient greeting:

Peace from God — Christ is Born!

Please take a copy of the complete Patriarchal encyclical, which is located at the entrance to the church.

Iz božićne poslanice njegova svetosti patrijarha Irineja

Proslavljamo, braćo i sestre, i ove godine Gospodnje dan Hristovog Roždestva, dan u koji je Bog sišao na zemlju, u koji se Jedinorodni Sin Božji ovaplotio od Duha Svetoga i Marije Djeve da bi nas ljude, smrtne i prolazne, obdario životom večnim.

Božić je dan u koji je Bog postao čovek, da bi ljudi postali bogovi po blagodati; Božić je dan otkrivanja večne istine o Bogu, čoveku i svetu; Božić je dan u koji se sjedinilo Nebo i Zemlja, u koji je zasijala svetu večna svetlost bogopoznanja; Božić je dan u koji su se ljudi izmirili sa Bogom i poznali da su sinovi Božji – da su svi ljudi braća i večna sabraća, prizvana na uzajamnu ljubav, mirenje i praštanje.

Radosna vest o rođenju Sina Božjeg blagovesti nam najpre dvojednu istinu: istinu o Hristu Bogočoveku, istinitom Bogu i istinitom Čoveku, Sinu čovečjem, jednome i istome Jedinorodnom Sinu Očevom čiji je rod neizraziv i Koji je istovremeno iz carskoga roda Davidova. Tako, po bogonadahnutim rečima Svetog Vladike Žičkog: na Njemu se ispunjavaju obadve zapovesti Božje: ko voli Njega, voli savršenog Boga; ko ljubi Njega, ljubi savršenog Čoveka, i u Njemu iskonsku čovečnost, sve ljude i sva stvorenja Božja.

Molimo se novorođenom Hristu da u godini koja dolazi bude manje nemira a više mira, manje mržnje a više ljubavi, manje nesloge a više sloge, i prizivamo blagoslov Božji na vas, deco naša duhovna, ma gde da ste u svetu, da u miru i ljubavi sa Bogom i ljudima proslavite Božić, pozdravljajući jedni druge radosnim i drevnim pozdravom:

Mir Božji – Hristos se rodi!

 

READINGS FOR Today Christmas/Božić
Epistle: Gal. 4:4-7;         Readers: Conor Sullivan & Stefan Marjanovic Gospel: St. Matt Matt 2:1-12.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: Heb. 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40; Gospel: St. Matt 2:13-23.

There is no Litany for the Departed on Christmas.

THREE CALENDARS
• Church wall calendars for 2015 are available courtesy of Colonial Chapels Funeral Home.
• Diocesan pocket calendars for 2015 are available for purchase for $1.50.  You will notice that photos of our St. Stephen Church are featured on both the inside and outside of the back cover.
• The large yearbook Calendar of the Serbian Church is now available for $12.00.

DOUBLE SLAVA CELEBRATIONS The combined celebration of our temple Slava of St. Stephen, as well as the church school slava of St. Sava, will be celebrated on Sunday, January 25. Recitations are being distributed to students who are registered in the church school program. If you want your child to have a part in the St. Sava program, make sure they come to church school. A SIGN-UP SHEET is on the bulletin board for the Slava Dinner. There is no charge. Free will offerings will be accepted. Sign up today.

CHURCH CLEANING We thank the volunteers who contributed their time last Saturday to cleaning and decorating our temple for the Nativity feast.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Family!

PLEASE NOTE: During the service of the Reading of the Hours, about 20 minutes  before the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, there should be no talking in church.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: WEDNESDAY, January 7 through SUNDAY, January 11, 2015.

There is no fasting from Christmas through January 17. January 18, KRSTOVDAN, is a strict fast day in preparation for the Feast of Theophany

Wednesday Christmas — Božić Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Thursday Synaxis of Theotokos Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Vespers 6 PM

Friday St. Stephen the First Martyr Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Saturday Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Movie outing for High School class.

COMING EVENTS

January 16 Church School Teachers’ Meeting, 6:00 PM

January 18 Sunday, Day before Feast of Theophany; Krstovdan; STRICT FAST DAY; Divine Liturgy 10 AM, Vespers & Great Blessing of Water 4 PM

January 19 Feast of Theophany; DIvine Liturgy & Great Blessing of Water, 10 AM.

January 20 Feast of St. John the Baptist, Divine Liturgy, 10 AM. All who celebrate their Slava on this day should bring their kolaches to Church to be blessed.

January 25 Joint celebration of our Church Slava St. Stephen and St. Sava, along with our traditional children’s program on that day.

January 27 Feast of St. Sava, Divine Divine Liturgy 10 AM.

Peace from God, Christ is born! — Indeed He is born! 

Mir Božji Hristos se rodi! — Vaistinu se Rodi!

St. Ambrose of Milan’s teachings on the Star

“Who are the Magi, if not those who – as history teaches – are descended from Barlaam, by whom it was prophesied: ‘A Star shall rise out of Jacob’ [Numbers 24:17]? … He (i.e., Barlaam) saw the Star in the spirit; they saw it with their eyes and believed.  They had seen a new Star, which had not been seen from the creation of the world.  They had seen a new creation, and sought – not only on earth, but also in heaven – the Grace of a new man, according as Moses prophetically described that ‘a Star shall rise out of Jacob, and a Man shall spring out of Israel’ [Numbers 24:17].  And they knew this to be the Star which signifies Man and God.  They worshipped the Child.  They would surely have not worshipped, if they had believed Him to be only a child.”

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Metodije Damljanovic; Branka Sciuk (Gates); Irene Fruhauf (StJoe’s); Rick Zivic; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler; Fr. Joseph Cervo; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Jovana Marjanovic; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Helen Biggs; Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL); Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic (Chicago).

Proskomedia: David Preljeva; Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John & Joan Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Lydia Saleh; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); Leiselotte Siljegovic; Dragana Salom (Il); Robert Setter; Chrisante Gassett; Zarka Popovic (CA); Robert Boller; Wayne & Thomas Jousma; Marge Spano, Anthony Dipiano; Jeanette Stanley; Mary Karolewski; Marija Trbojevic (Il); Gale Maus (FL); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); Fr. Herman Schick; Fr. Miladin Garich; Fr. Michael Zaparyniuk (FL); Fr. Dennis Pavichevich; Joanne Markey; Joseph Rozwood Jr; Rose Gardina; Elaine Daminski; Paula Russian (FL); Gregory Smith (DC); Dan Neary; Margaret Nigrelli; Adam Brevner (Li); Richard Lockwood; Christine Marx (IL); Arthur Reis; Vera Sredanovic (CA); Ronald Bede (OH); Mary Lou Bremmer;  Helen Tanner (FrBakerMan); And any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.

January 4, 2015 Sunday Bulletin — Soyata

Volume 51; Number 1 January 4, 2015

on Daniel the Prophet

… And the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth (Daniel 2:35).

Suffering, brethren, can weaken a man’s character; however, luxury can weaken it even more. Daniel, the man of God, could not be weakened either by suffering or by luxury. In both instances he remained the same, and in both instances he was equally the messenger of the one Living God and a clairvoyant revealer of God’s mysteries. He lived in royal luxury and then in a lions’ den. In both instances, he remained unchanged: in royal luxury he fasted, and in the lions’ den he did not hunger. The Most-high God rewarded his faithful servant with the great gift of prophecy. The main subject of his prophecies is Christ the Lord. Christ will come and will destroy idol worship throughout the whole earth. He will fill the earth with Himself like no man clothed in the flesh has ever done. He is the One to Whom will be given dominion and glory and a Kingdom, that all people, nations and languages should serve Him (Daniel 7:14). Daniel, the great prophet of God, prophesied the time, the exact time, of the coming of the Lord Jesus into the world.

How we Christians must be ashamed before this Daniel! We see all the promises fulfilled in Christ, and yet we are lax in our faith and in our love for Christ. All was not revealed to Daniel as it is revealed to us who are baptized; nevertheless, he did not turn away from God, not once. O Lord God of Daniel, strengthen us, give us repentance, and have mercy on us.

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

Holy Bishop Nikolai, Prolog

o Danilu proroku 

A kamen koji sruši idola posta gora velika i napuni svu zemlju (Dan. 2, 35) 

Stradanje, braćo, raslabljava karakter čoveka, raskoš pak raslabljava ga još više. Danila, čoveka Božjeg, ne može raslabiti ni stradanje ni raskoš. On osta isti u oba slučaja; i u oba slučaja on bi podjednako vesnik Boga živog i jedinog i vidoviti otkrivač Tajni Božjih. On življaše u raskoši carskoj, potom u jami lavovskoj. U oba ta slučaja on osta nepromenjen: u raskoši carskoj on pošćaše, a u lavovskoj jami ne bi gladan. Svoga vernog slugu nagradi Bog Svevišnji velikim, velikim darom proročanstva. Glavni predmet njegovih proricanja jeste Hristos Gospod. Hristos će doći i srušiti idolopoklonstvo po svoj zemlji. On će napuniti Sobom svu zemlju kao nikad niko od svih ljudi, obučenih u telo. On je taj kome će se dati vlast i slava i carstvo, da mu služe svi narodi i plemena i jezici. Veliki prorok Božji Danil prorekao je i vreme, tačno vreme, dolaska u svet Gospoda Isusa.

Kako se moramo mi hrišćani stideti ovoga Danila! Mi gledamo sva obećanja u Hristu ispunjena, pa ipak smo labavi u veri i hristoljublju. A Danilu ne beše sve otkriveno što nama krštenim, pa ipak on ne odstupi od Boga nijedanput.

Gospode Bože Danilov, ukrepi nas, pokaj nas i pomiluj. Tebi slava i hvala vavek. Amin.

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj, Prolog

 

READINGS FOR Today 30th Sunday/Holy Fathers
Epistle: Heb. 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40;         Reader: Alexander Korach Gospel: St. Matt 1:1-25.

READINGS For Christmas: Epistle: Gal. 4:4-7; Gospel: St. Matt 2:1-12.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: Heb. 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40; Gospel: St. Matt 2:13-23.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are: MILENA CILLAG (funeral not scheduled yet); NICK MAMULA (AZ req. by Desanka Bojovic); YUBA BELICH; DOROTHY GRUBICH (req. by Milo Wuslich); LOUISE SKIRPAN; NICHOLAS KOKOT; AMELIA (MIKI) STIPANOVICH (requested by Kay Von Ins); JULIE & RUBEN SIMICH, PAUL & MARTHA MUNICH (req. by Peter Munich); GEORGE & HELEN ENGLE, EFTIN & VASILKA STEVANOFF, KORUN & DOROTHY SIMOFF, MARY FRENETT (req. by Peter & Georgene Stevanoff); DIMITRI EVANOFF; and all recent victims of war, natural disasters and epidemics. May their memory be eternal!

CALENDARS Church wall calendars for 2015 are available courtesy of Colonial Chapels Funeral Home. Also, Diocesan pocket calendars for 2015 are available for purchase for $1.50.  You will notice that photos of our St. Stephen Church are featured on both the inside and outside of the back cover.

CHURCH CLEANING We thank the volunteers who contributed their time yesterday to cleaning and decorating our temple for the Nativity feast.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Family!

PLEASE NOTE: During the service of the Reading of the Hours, about 20 minutes  before the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, there should be no talking in church.

JANUARY 7  CHRISTMAS falls on a Wednesday. Parents, please inform your child’s public school that this is a religious holiday and your child will be out of school on Jan. 7th. It will not be counted as an illegal absence. Fr. Rastko can provide a written note for you to send to school Have your children come to Church on these important feast days on January 6th and 7th.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: SUNDAY, January 4 through SUNDAY, January 11, 2015.

We fast every day until Christmas.  There is no fasting between Christmas and January 17. January 18.

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Serbian Father’s Day (Church School celebration) ;Antiphon rehearsal; Pick up of roasted pigs that were ordered.

Tuesday Christmas Eve Vesperal Liturgy 10 AM; Badnjak burning & Vigil 9:30 PM

Wednesday Christmas — Božić Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Thursday Synaxis of Theotokos Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Vespers 6 PM

Friday St. Stephen the First Martyr Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Saturday Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Movie outing for High School class.

COMING EVENTS

January 16 Church School Teachers’ Meeting, 6:00 PM

January 18 Sunday, Day before Feast of Theophany; Krstovdan; STRICT FAST DAY; Divine Liturgy 10 AM, Vespers & Great Blessing of Water 4 PM

January 19 Feast of Theophany; DIvine Liturgy & Great Blessing of Water, 10 AM.  Blessing of homes begins.

January 20 Feast of St. John the Baptist, Divine Liturgy, 10 AM. All who celebrate their Slava on this day should bring their kolaches to Church to be blessed.

January 25 Joint celebration of our Church Slava St. Stephen and St. Sava, along with our traditional children’s program on that day.

January 27 Feast of St. Sava, Divine Divine Liturgy 10 AM.

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! — HE IS AND SHALL BE! 

ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС! — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ!

St. Ambrose of Milan’s teachings on the Star

“Who are the Magi, if not those who – as history teaches – are descended from Barlaam, by whom it was prophesied: ‘A Star shall rise out of Jacob’ [Numbers 24:17]? … He (i.e., Barlaam) saw the Star in the spirit; they saw it with their eyes and believed.  They had seen a new Star, which had not been seen from the creation of the world.  They had seen a new creation, and sought – not only on earth, but also in heaven – the Grace of a new man, according as Moses prophetically described that ‘a Star shall rise out of Jacob, and a Man shall spring out of Israel’ [Numbers 24:17].  And they knew this to be the Star which signifies Man and God.  They worshipped the Child.  They would surely have not worshipped, if they had believed Him to be only a child.”

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Metodije Damljanovic; Branka Sciuk (Gates); Irene Fruhauf (StJoe’s); Rick Zivic; David Preljeva; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler; Fr. Joseph Cervo; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Joan Munich; Jovana Marjanovic; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Helen Biggs; Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL); Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic (Chicago).

Proskomedia: Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Lydia Saleh; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); Leiselotte Siljegovic; Dragana Salom (Il); Robert Setter; Chrisante Gassett; Zarka Popovic (CA); Robert Boller; Wayne & Thomas Jousma; Marge Spano, Anthony Dipiano; Jeanette Stanley; Mary Karolewski; Marija Trbojevic (Il); Gale Maus (FL); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); Fr. Herman Schick; Fr. Miladin Garich; Fr. Michael Zaparyniuk (FL); Fr. Dennis Pavichevich; Joanne Markey; Joseph Rozwood Jr; Rose Gardina; Elaine Daminski; Paula Russian (FL); Gregory Smith (DC); Dan Neary; Margaret Nigrelli; Adam Brevner (Li); Richard Lockwood; Christine Marx (IL); Arthur Reis; Vera Sredanovic (CA); Ronald Bede (OH); Mary Lou Bremmer;  Helen Tanner (FrBakerMan); And any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.