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"And we went into the Greek lands, and we were led into a place where they serve their God,

and we did not know where we were, in Heaven or on Earth"

Divine Liturgy Schedule

 

Saturday

4:00 PM Anticipated Sunday Obligation with Vespers


Sunday 

8:30 AM Slavonic / English mix

11:00 AM English

 

Weekdays and Holy Days please consult the bulletin

 

Confessions 

Examination of Conscience

Between Liturgies or by appointment

 

 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the St Nicholas Church website.

Feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit.

We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

The Sunday celebration of the Lord's Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church's life. "Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church."

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! 

GLORY FOREVER! 

 

SLAVA ISUSU CHRISTU!

SLAVA NA VIKI!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-in of our parish: Anna Uhrin, Gerald May,

Brian St Germain, Cindy Dinsmore, Marie Sloff, Lillian Stefano, Kitty Marchione, and Doris Crawley

and continue to give support and prayers for the future ordination of

Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore. 

 

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SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST     

St. GREGORY PALAMAS

Epistle:  Hebrews 1: 10-2:3

Gospel:  St. Mark 2: 1-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday of the Great Fast:  Carrying Other People 

 

People are self-centered — perhaps more than any other time in history. Urban migration, pressures of work and the demands of the family have left us with very little time for our friends. When we do have some time, we wish to relax and unwind in our own privacy. There is a lack of interest in spending time with other people, to be concerned for them and to share in their struggles. But as people of Christ, we are commanded to share with others the good news of God’s saving grace through the Lord Jesus. Unsaved people do not know how to trust in Christ and we need to lead the way for them to follow. Just like the four friends in Mark 2:1-12, we need to carry our friend who is "paralyzed" by sin and suffering to be healed by the Lord Jesus (our friend could be paralyzed because of COVID).  The above passage tells of four (4) principles that we need to observe when we consider carrying other people. So, how do we carry others?  Firstly, we need to carry our friends. Secondly, we need to carry our friends to Jesus. The direction we bring them towards is the Lord Jesus Christ. Thirdly, we need to carry our friends above other people. Like the four friends we need to give priority to the salvation of our friends.  And finally, we need to carry our friends by faith. In Mark 2:5, Jesus saves the paralytic because of the faith of his friends.  We are living in perilous times. We need to make our lives count. Indeed he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30) We must look beyond our own personal problems and look out for others. Who are you carrying to Jesus today?

        

If you’ve already given something up for Great Lent … it’s not too late to embrace something, too.  Volunteer somewhere and get up close and personal with people who can teach you about faith in the midst of poverty and despair.  Go on a retreat and spend some time alone with God.  Heal a relationship that you wrote off long ago.  Be nice to telemarketers, the lepers of our time.  Take a teenager to lunch and see the world through the eyes of youth.  Call someone in a nursing home.  Praise your spouse, your kids and your co-workers.  Invite someone to lunch you wouldn’t normally include.  Use a talent you left buried.  Pick up your clarinet, your novel, your paintbrush.  Read something beautiful every day:  a Bible passage, a poem.  And smile.  If you really believe in the promise of Easter, your face should show it.

 

“The value of fasting consists not only in avoiding certain foods, but in giving up sinful practices. The person who limits his fast only to abstaining from meat is the one who especially lowers the value of it.  Do you fast?  Prove it by doing good works.  If you see someone in need, take pity on them. If you see a friend being honored, don’t get jealous of him. For a true fast, you cannot fast only with your mouth.  You must fast with your eyes, your ears, your feet, your hands and all parts of your body.”

Year of St. Joseph 

 

St. Matthew’s Gospel describes him as a “just man” (1: 19).  People invoke his aid for workers, families, home buyers and sellers, and the grace of a happy death, among other things.  He is able to assist us at anytime and for anything.  St. Theresa of Avilla echoed this sentiment when she wrote, “I know by experience that the glorious St. Joseph assists us generally in all necessities.  I never asked him for anything which he did not obtain for me.”  Blessed St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation.

“Whether they were young or old, educated or uneducated, rich or poor, healthy or sick, the saints all had one thing in common:  Prayer had a central place in their lives.  They had amazing friendships with God because they were men and women of prayer.  If you do nothing else with your life, develop an amazing friendship with God.  Become a man or woman of prayer.  This friendship will change the way you see yourself and the world.”     

— Rediscover the Saints, Matthew Kelly

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Real Time Abortions in the United States since Roe v. Wade

U.S. Population in 1890

62,979,766

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Evening of Hope

To benefit the Eparchy of Parma

Saturday April 24, 2021

Marriage Preparation / Pre-Cana Program

Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2, 2021

St. John the Baptist Church, Solon, Ohio. 

 

21st Annual Saints Cyril and Methodius Lecture

The Liturgy of Jerusalem:

History, Theology, and Lessons for Today

Online and in person

Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM

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Byzan-Teen Youth Rally

Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD

July 1-4, 2021

100th Anniversary Celebration

August 21-22, 2021

86th Annual Pilgrimage (Otpust)

to the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Uniontown, PA

September 3-6, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for Sale!

Pascha basket covers beautifully embroidered by one of our parishioners.

 All proceeds to benefit St Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church.

We must receive your order by March 23 for delivery by Easter April 4.

 

 

 

 

“God With Us Online” presents another series of

Adult Education Webinars in a 3-part series entitled

Dying to Sin: "The First Steps in Askesis"

Monday, February 22, March 1, and March 8 from 8-9 pm

 

 

GCU Art and Photo Contest

Open to all GCU members ages 2-23

Submissions are due by April 5th

 

 

Lenten Almsgiving: As we did in previous years during the Great Fast, we are collecting donations for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.

The donation container will be in the vestibule as usual or you can donate by clicking the button below. Make a note in the memo box that it’s for “Catholic Charities,” or “CCSM.”

You are invited to participate in a special Lenten Series on Tuesday evenings   through March 23rd, entitled “The Strong, Silent Type—An Exploration of St. Joseph’s 7 Manly Virtues.”

Sacred Heart Parish , Livonia, MI

2020 - 2021

Eparchy of Parma

Stewardship Appeal

I am asking you for your financial support for this year’s Appeal for the following four needs:
 

1. Evangelization and Ministries. Evangelization (announcing the Word of God), catechesis (teaching the Faith to children and adults), and ministries – including working with the children and youth of our Eparchy.
2. Charity. Charitable help for the poorest people in our communities and abroad. This includes some poor priests and their families.
3. Retired Priests. Financial support and gap health insurance coverage for our retired Bishop and the thirteen retired priests of our Eparchy.
4. Parishes and Missions. Support for parishes and missions in the Eparchy.

The Most Rev. Milan Lach, S.J.
Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma

Coming in August 2021!

Our parish’s 100th Anniversary celebration will be held the weekend of August 21-22, 2021, with the main Divine Liturgy and formal banquet scheduled for the Sunday afternoon and evening, August 22nd.  Please mark your calendars with this date, and pass this along to all of your family members, friends, and anyone else that may be interested.  

100th Anniversary

 

1921-2021

Upcoming Events @St. Nick's

ALL public events remain cancelled until further notice

For the ECF Videos from Subdeacon Phillip

Please click on our You Tube & Facebook links below

Presanctified Liturgies will be held every Wednesday and Friday during Lent @7pm

 

Saturday, March 6

Third All Souls Saturday

 

Sunday, March 7

10:00 am  Pysanki Making class

10:30 am Akathist to the Mother of God — for our parish and eparchy

 

Saturday, March 13

Fourth All Souls Saturday

Sunday, March 14

10:00 am  Pysanki Making class

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Thursday, March 18

Choir Rehearsal for Pascha

7 - 9 pm

 

Sunday, March 21

10:00 am  Pysanki Making class

10:30 am Akathist to the Mother of God — for our parish and eparchy

 

Thursday, March 25

Annunciation of the Theotokos

Sunday, March 28

Palm Sunday

 

Bishop Milan's Weekly Word Video

List of Live Streamed Liturgies & Other Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the beginning

God created heaven and earth.

Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, with a divine wind sweeping over the waters.

God said, 'Let there be light,'

and there was light.

God saw that light was good, and God divided light from darkness.

God called light 'day',

and darkness he called 'night'.

Evening came and

morning came: the first day.

Genesis 1: 1 - 5