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NATIVITY OF THE HOLY VIRGIN RUSSIAN

ORTHODOX CHURCH
JACKSON, NEW JERSEY

JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER


NEWSLETTER SPONSOR:
MRS. DOROTHY SKRIPAK

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST!


GLORY BE FOREVER!

PENTECOST SUNDAY: On Sunday, June 4th the Holy


Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of Holy Pentecost.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy the kneeling
prayers will be recited and we the faithful will be allowed
to kneel and make prostrations again.
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC: On Sunday, June 11th, we will
hold our annual Parish Picnic Luncheon. This Picnic
usually concludes our monthly luncheons until September!
Please make an effort to be with us and enjoy a hamburger
or hot dog and welcome in the summer months with this
festive luncheon. We will also try to secure some
entertainment for this day as well. If any one would like to
contribute to defray the cost of this picnic please see
Matushka Ludmila at the candle desk. Your help in this
matter will be greatly appreciated.
FATHERS DAY: On Sunday, June 18th we will honor the
living Fathers of our parish for their love and dedication
to fatherhood. We will also commemorate those Fathers of
our parish and our families who have gone to their eternal
reward with the singing of Eternal Memory at the
conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY FROM the clergy and Parish
Council to all of our Fathers of the Parish of Saint
Marys! Many Blessed Years!
LIGHT A CANDLE: It is Important that we remember
the departed souls of our families by lighting a candle in
church. Please make an extra effort to Light a Candle in
Church for both your living and departed Fathers of your
families on Fathers day as well.
- His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon

NEW GOLD VESTMENTS NEEDED: The clergy of our


parish are in need of new gold vestments for Divine
Services. The vestments we are wearing are tattered and
worn out. If anyone would like to help defray the cost of
these vestments please see Matushka Ludmila at the candle
desk to find out the cost.
SUNDAY COLLECTIONS: As the summer approaches
Church attendance seems to drop. Please dont forget that
our monthly expenses are still here! We have the electricity
bill that goes up due to the use of the air conditioners and
other monthly obligations that must be met! Please
remember your church when away on vacation! Your help
in this matter is greatly appreciated.
CHURCH SCHOOL CLASSES are being discontinued for
the summer months. Thank you to all those who have
made an effort to be with us early before church on
Sunday! May the Good Lord shower His Blessings upon
you and grant you good health, prosperity, and many
Blessed Years!
GENERAL CONFESSION will be held again on the first
Sunday, June 4th. This also is the feast of Pentecost! Please
make an effort to come to General Confession so that you
can receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord and Savior on
this Glorious Feast!
WHAT CAN WE DO to get people to join our church?
Why is it that some think that only Christmas and Easter
are the only times to make an appearance in church? Why
are so many young adults falling away from their faith?
These are questions that are facing religious organizations
today and in the future. If we were able to answer these
questions then our churches would be filled each and every
Sunday. We need to get the ball rolling and find answers to
these questions or our churches will be empty in years to
come. Let us work each and every day to expand the
mission. We need you to invite your friends and family who
have fallen away to a Divine Liturgy! Lets see if we can get
this done!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ THE EPISTLE OR
LEARN how to sing the responses to our Divine Liturgy?
Just take a walk up into the choir and see how easy it is to
sing! We need your help both young and old! No
experience is necessary!
PARISH DUES: Have you paid your church dues for 2017.
If not please see Matushka Ludmila at the candle desk. If
you would like to join our parish it only cost $175.00. We
welcome you and others to join!
WALL RENOVATION: I am pleased to announce that we
will begin our wall renovation project during the first week
of June. It has been a long process that has taken us almost
two years to get it done. We are completely approved by
Jackson Township, all permits are secured and plans are
finalized. It will take about two weeks to complete the
project. Please excuse our appearance during this time and
please use the side door to enter our church. Thank you to
all who have helped in anyway, financially and working to
secure this project.