"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
4:00 PM Anticipated Sunday Obligation with Vespers
8:30 AM Slavonic / English mix
11:00 AM English
Weekdays and Holy Days please consult the bulletin
Between Liturgies or by appointment
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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."
Christ is Risen!
Indeed He Is Risen!
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-in of our parish: Anna Uhrin,
Cindy Dinsmore, Lillian Stefano, Kitty Marchione, and Doris Crawley
and continue to give support and prayers for the future ordination of
Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore.
SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND
Epistle: Acts 16: 16-34
Gospel: St. John 9: 1-38
It took a lot of courage for a young blind man to stand up against great odds. Even his parents were afraid to speak out. They excused themselves by saying: "He is of age. Let him speak for himself." But he was intelligent as well as courageous. He outwitted the crafty and clever Pharisees. "Well, this is news!" he said. "You do not know where He comes from, yet He opened my eyes ... . it is unheard of that anyone ever gave sight to a person blind from birth, if this man in today’s world it takes real courage and deep faith to be loyal to God. We live in very lax times. Too many people, youth and adults, want to be “with it.” They go along with a group or gang because they lack the courage to be different. They find it hard to defend Jesus and His teachings to an unbelieving generation. It takes courage to say: “I’m different. I have certain standards. I think for myself. I won’t follow like a meek lamb led to the slaughter. I want to be me! At one time, people painted over beautiful wooden objects.... furniture, doors, fireplace ornaments, because it was the “style.” With the passing of years they realized their mistake and removed the layers of paint to uncover the real beauty of the wood grain. People often do this to themselves. Sometimes an intelligent high school student will hide his superior scholastic talents by saying: “I don’t want the gang to think I’m a brain.” Others go along with the gang and conform to low standards of behavior. Many adults also lack the courage to be different. Because “others do it,” they follow like sheep. As Christians, we must be different. God gave us definite rules and laws. Do we have the courage to keep them and stand up for Christ? Can we do less than the today’s Gospel.
Prayer to St. Joseph for our mothers
Just St. Joseph, pray that we may act in keeping with our Christian calling. Spouse of Mary, show us the way to consecrate ourselves to one another in selfless love. You who worked near the Son of Man, help us to bring Christ to all our labors and embrace sanctifying tasks that are pleasing to God. We invoke you as our guardian and protector, and we pray in the name of Jesus, the One Whose Hand you held, Whose Heart you loved, Whose Name you eternally adore. Amen.
Panachida intentions at the 8:30 a.m. Liturgy: Margaret Banko by Bernadette Banko; Pauline Culyba, Mary Prokopeck, and Mary Culyba by Mary Ann Jaskolski; Mary Lotoczky, Anna Lotoczky,Margarte Lotoczky, Martha Bednar, Helen Lotoczky, Helen Mandazzi, and Beverly Bednar by Marlene Farkas; Carole Gutmann, Edna Olson, and Mayme Shea by Laura Gutmann; Zafero Karouzakis, Anna Rohal, and Helen Dorchak by Mrs. Elaine Karouzakis; Rose Niziol, Mary Rundzia, Agnes Jasinski, and Sr. Berth by Shirley Kostiuk; Jane McGraw, Minnie Humphreys, and Agnes McGraw by David McGraw; Dolores Marszalec, Olga Koval, and Antoinette Marchione by the Marszalecs; Anne Minarish, Pat Fedorka, and Helen Margherio by M/M John L. Minarish; Palaguta Sidau and Mia Sidau by Anne Nagrant & family; Margaret Nagrant, Suzanne Wasilco, Jean Vamos, and Julia Savage by M/M George Nagrant; Sue Wasilyco, Margaret Nagrant, and Andrea Huddas by Nikolaj Nagrant; Mary Petty by Gina and Michael Petty; Mrs. Stella Sanders and Mrs. Anna Djudjar by M/M John Sanders; Adelaide Schwark and Mildred Schwark by Joel Schwark; Veronica Simon, Barbara Simon, and Veronica Seman by Mark Simon; Betty Spisak, Mary Spisak, and Catherine Oseh by Gary Spisak; Anne Van Kula, Anna Shubeck, and Anna Janus Van Kula by Jim Van Kula.
Moleben intentions at the 11 a.m. Liturgy: Janice Lotoczky, Amy Milligan, Elexis Farkas, and Marlene Farkas; Val Marszalec, Catherine Marchione, Susan Marszalec, Natalie Marchione, Holly Marchione, Carol Greig, Christina Marchione, Barbara Koval, Haley Dean, Bailey Marchione, and Dorothy Grant by the Marszalecs; Helen Minarish by M/M John L. Minarish; Marianne Nagrant and Katherine Wallace by Anne Nagrant & family; Laura Nagrant, Marianne Nagrant, Susan Hall, Marjorie Hall, Suzanne Swanney, Erin Nagrant, Anne Nagrant, Lisa Hall, Rebecca Hall, Kathy Salter, Evelyn Nagrant, Margaret Biglin, Rose Smith, Carol Wasilco, Jamie Zinser, Rebecca Dority, Denise Fudge, and Susie Raftery by M/M George Nagrant; Chelsea Holewinski, Marianne Nagrant, Angelika Bambrowicz, Casey Holewinski, and Teri Holewinski by Nikolaj Nagrant.
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Real Time Abortions in the United States since Roe v. Wade
U.S. Population in 1890
To benefit the Eparchy of Parma
Rescheduled for October 23, 2021
The Liturgy of Jerusalem:
History, Theology, and Lessons for Today
Virtual presentation only
Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 26
Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD
Virtual Rally will be held on Saturday, July 3
August 6 -8, 2021
Treasure Lake Golf Resort
13 Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA 15801
August 21-22, 2021
The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma
presented by its Title Sponsor GCU
Monday, August 23, 2021
Medina Country Club, Medina, OH
86th Annual Pilgrimage (Otpust)
to the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
September 3-6, 2021
We're asking for your assistance for an important church renovation project in advance of our 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Parking Lot Repaving
We are in the process of collecting the necessary bids to finalize our plans, but we estimate the total cost to be somewhere in the $50k-60k range.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider making an extra donation to help us cover this cost.
Donate by clicking the button below.
Make a note in the memo box that it’s for Parking Lot
God With Us publications is offering a series of evening webinars entitled I BELIEVE: A Study of the Creed of the Church. These webinars will be held each Wednesday evening till June 16, from 8:00-9:30pm
"The Extraordinary Journey" a 3 part Video Series on
The Eastern Europeans of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Scholarship Opportunity with Ave Maria University
Ave Maria University is offering a generous $28,000 scholarship exclusively for Eastern Catholic students!
2020 - 2021
Eparchy of Parma
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.
Upcoming Events @St. Nick's
For the ECF Videos from Subdeacon Phillip
Please click on our You Tube & Facebook links below
Tuesday, May 11
100th Anniversary Planning Meeting
7 - 9 pm
Thursday, May 13
Day of Obligation
Sunday, May 16
Sunday, May 23
Sunday, May 30
Monday, May 31
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