January 30/ February 12
Prodigal Son / Holy Three Hierarchs
The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America Youth Committee is hosting a Lenten Retreat on the weekend of the Sunday commemorating St. Mary of Egypt (Friday evening, 3/30 – Sunday, 4/1). This event is open to all Orthodox Christian youth of college and graduate student age. See the diocesan website for more information.
The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces open registration for a pilgrimmage this fall to the Holy Land led by Bishop Peter. The pilgrimmage will take place between Sept. 14 and Sept. 28 and will include the feast days of the Nativity of the Theotokos and the Elevation of the Holy and Life-Creating Cross. For further information, see the diocesan website.
We will be holding a Pysanky class every Saturday from February 11th through March 31st, from 1pm – 4pm. If you are interested in participating, you are encouraged to buy you own Kitski set, which is available for $20 if you order it through Matushka Marina. You will also need to bring your own eggs in a cardboard carton. Contact Matushka Marina for further information.
February 19th will be the first monthly activity sponsored by the Sisterhood. We will have a movie night, with two movies: Ostrov for the adults, and Miracle Maker for the children. The admission cost is $10 per person or $25 per family, which includes refreshments.
As you know, our deck has been completed, and is a wonderful addition to our facility. We need to complete the work by cleaning and sealing the deck as soon as possible. Please contact Fr. Seraphim or Dn. Nicholas if you can help with this work.
Our parish has a brotherhood, named in honor of St. John of San Francisco. It's mission is one of both service and fellowship, and one of its roles is to help with tasks that need to be done around our building and grounds. So far our membership is very small, however. If you are interested in joining the brotherhood, please contact Dn. Nicholas.
"Mighty Mites" Collection
This week we collected $113 for the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America's fund for Seminaries and Seminarians.
For the Health and Salvation.
- Alexandra (4 y/o girl wih brain cancer)
- Priests Jean and Grégoire and all the faithful and suffering of Haiti, and our sponsored household: Catherine and her family.
Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week
- 7PM Molieben
- 6:30PM Vigil for the Meeting of the Lord
- 7PM Vespers
- 9AM Divine Liturgy
Saturday 2/18. Commemoration of the Departed
- 8AM Requiem Matins
- 9:30AM Requiem Liturgy
- 3PM Parish Council Meeting
- 4PM Confession
- 5PM Vigil
- 10AM Divine Liturgy
- 12:45PM Sisterhood Meeting. Middle School class.
Fasting in the Coming week
This is the last week of "normal" fasting before Cheesefare week.