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January 3, 2016

St. Marys Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church


535 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA 01609

2016 CALENDARS
Please be sure to pick up a St. Marys 2016 calendar at the candle stand on your way out today. These
beautiful calendars were graciously sponsored by Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home.

Fr. Timothy Lowe, Parish Priest


Email: tsdlowe@gmail.com Fr. Tims Office: 508-756-1241 Cell: 774-239-3509
Church Office: 508-756-1690 Church Fax: 508-756-0962
Website: www.stmarysalbanianchurch.org Email: smc.worc@gmail.com

BLESSING OF HOUSES FOR THE NEW YEAR


Fr. Tim will be blessing homes from January 6- March 14, when Great Lent begins. If you would like
him to bless your home, please call him to set up a date and time. You can reach him on his cell at
774-239-3509.
ICON RETURN by January 10, 2016
Please make sure to return any icons to the church office no later than January 10th so we can do a full
inventory before the Bidding of the Icons on January 31st.

Forefeast of & Sunday before Theophany of Christ


Epistle: Timothy (4:5-8) Gospel: St. Mark (1:1-8)

JANUARY MEETINGS: SONS and WOMENS GUILD


The Sons of St. Marys next meeting is on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 pm. more details to come
The Womens Guild will hold their annual holiday party on Sunday, January 17 at the Salem Cross Inn

BAPTISM
Congratulations to Mark & Chrisanne Craven, whose daughter Marina was baptized on Sunday,
December 27th. Marinas sponsors were Beverly Bennett and Joseph Robicheau. May God grant her
many years!

BIDDING OF THE ICONS


Our annual Bidding of the Icons will take place on Sunday, January 31st immediately following Divine
Liturgy. If you are unable to attend the bidding but would like to donate to an icon, please take a form
from the candle stand and pass it in to the office.

MEMORY ETERNAL
Marion Dimitri passed away on December 24, 2015 and was buried from St. Marys Church on
Wednesday, December 30th. She leaves her sisters Dorothy Dimitri and Helen George, and her
brother James Dimitri. Marion was laid to rest in Hope Cemetery. May her memory be eternal!

SONS FAMILY BOWLING NIGHT


Sunday, January 31, 2015
More info to come!

MEMORIAL
Today we observe a forty day memorial for Nikola Dimitri. Coffee hour is provided in loving memory
by the Dimitri family. May his memory be eternal!
UPCOMING WORSHIP
Tuesday, January 5 at 6:30 pm; Eve of Theophany; Great Vespers, First Blessing of Waters
Wednesday, January 6 at 9:00 am; Theophany; Divine Liturgy, Great Blessing of Waters
UPCOMING MEMORIAL
January 24
George Chelio

MARY SAHAGEN-LONSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP


This St. Marys scholarship fund was made possible by a bequest received from the Mary SahagenLonstein Living Trust. Students may complete the application online at the Greater Worcester
Community Foundation website beginning on January 5, 2016. Please go to
www.greaterworcester.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipsOverview.aspx to begin the Foundations
application process, and to review the eligibility determinations for the scholarship.
WHAT'S NEW AT HOLY TRINITY NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
Check out Holy Trinity's December 2015 Newsletter at www.htnr.net on the front page!
Holy Trinity Hospice offers exceptional care for individuals facing serious illnesses and those at the end
of life. We provide individualized care for your loved ones in their place of residence, whether that be
at home, in an assisted living or at a nursing facility. We would be honored to help you through your
difficult time. If you would like further information, please call our office at 508-791-8200.