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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"

New Divine Liturgy Schedule

 
Sunday 

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Christmas Liturgy Schedule

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."

Donate to Help Families

Affected in Ukraine

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Glory to Jesus Christ! 

Glory Forever!

 

Slava Isusu Christu! 

Slava na v’iki!

 

 

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-in of our parish:

 Cindy Dinsmore, Lillian Stefano, Kitty Marchione, Erika Batcha,

and  Jim St. Germain 

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

Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore. 

 

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TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 

 

Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-17

Gospel: Luke 18:18-27

 

 

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          At that time Jesus came down with them and stood on a spot of level ground, where there was a large crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all sections of Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. 

 

          They had come there to listen to him and to be healed of their diseases. Those who were afflicted by unclean spirits were cured. And everyone in the crowd was trying to touch him, because power came forth from him and healed them all.

 

          Then, turning to his disciples, he began to speak:

 

Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will have your fill.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Blessed are you when people hate you and ostracize you, when they insult you and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. 

 

          Rejoice on that day and dance for joy, for your reward will be great in heaven. This was the way their ancestors treated the Prophets.

 

Prayer for peace and justice in Ukraine

 

Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.

We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.

May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.

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Parish Christmas Party and ECF Play: Sunday, December 31st-

We invite all parishioners, family members, and friends to stay after Liturgy on Sunday, December 31st, for a parish dinner as we continue our celebration of Christmas as a parish family.  Additionally, that same day our ECF students will present a special Christmas play, which will also feature some Christmas carols and hymns that they have been learning in Singing Class.

The St. Nicholas Ladies Tea Party Fundraiser—tickets now available for purchase:  We will host another Ladies’ Mardi Gras Tea Party fundraiser on Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2024.  Doors will open at 12:30pm, and the lunch/tea will be served at 1:30.  Tickets are $25/ each or $200 to host your own table of 8.  Please see Karen Kaufman or Laura Nagrant to purchase your tickets today!

A New Bishop is Appointed for Parma! 

 

Our Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed the Very Rev. Robert Mark Pipta as the sixth Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma of the Ruthenians. 

October 22, 2023 Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with

Bishop Nil Lushchak of the Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Mukachevo

Stewardship Appeal 2023/24

 

The Stewardship Appeal helps cover the costs of a variety of programs in the Eparchy including the support of retired priests. Funds raised through the Stewardship Appeal will provide financial support and gap health insurance coverage for our retired Bishop and the twelve retired priests of our Eparchy. Our retired priests are truly deserving of care and support as they have spent their entire life serving our people.

Please visit parma.org for more information and to make a one-time or

monthly secure donation through our website.

Please note: If you have not yet received your Stewardship envelope in the mail, please contact your pastor for a replacement and to verify that your information

is correct on the church’s roster.

The Stewardship Appeal campaign goal is $220,000. Our parish goal is $7,400. Thank you for your past support and for your continued generosity with this year’s campaign.

God With Us Online presents a new Fall Online Webinar:  Starting on Thursday, October 12th, and running every 2nd Thursday of the month through December 2023, God With Us Online will be presenting an online webinar entitled “Synodality and the Christian East:  Past, Present, and Future.”  This webinar will discuss the meaning of Synodality in the Christian East, and how Eastern Catholic Churches are called to faithfully follow the synodal way in Christ.  The webinar will be held from 7-8pm EST and is free.  To register, please visit godwithusonline.org/online/

Upcoming Events @St. Nick's

Calendar

 

 

November 15 - December 24

Phillips Fast

Monday, December 4

Choir Practice for Christmas 7-9pm

Wednesday, December 6

Feast of St Nicholas

Friday, December 8

Maternity of the Holy Anna

Sunday, December 10

Catechism

Sunday, December 17

Catechism

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve

No Catechism

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 26

Synaxis of the Theotokos

 

Wednesday, December 27

St Stephen Protomartyr

 

Sunday, December 31

Christmas Play and Luncheon

New Years Eve

Monday, January 1

Circumcision of Christ

Saturday, January 6

Theophany - Baptism of Christ

Holy Day of Obligation

Sunday, January 7

 

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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

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