December 3, 2017
                             The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Holy Pentecost                             
     Scripture Readings: Ephesians 5:8-19; Gospel: Luke 12:16-21

This week St. Nicholas Feast day is Wednesday, Dec. 6.  Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m.  Please join us as we celebrate this feast of our Patron Saint of the Byzantine Church!

Friday, December 8, is the feast of the Conception of St. Anne (Immaculate Conception).  Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m.  The United States of America is dedicated to the Blessed Mother.  Let us pray for Peace on this feast day.

Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the less fortunate is on-going now through December 17.  Please bring non-perishable items to the stage in the church auditorium.  All donations benefit the West Allegheny Food Pantry.

The parish St. Nicholas celebration and covered-dish dinner will be held Sunday, December 10.  Parishioners should sign up the children who will attend by November 26.  The sign-up sheet for this and for the covered-dish dinner are in the church vestibule.

We have begun the Philippian Fast, Advent in the eastern-rite.  Fasting and abstinence on Wednesdays and Fridays are required.  Make every effort to prepare for the coming of the Lord!

Pray for Peace.  We also must continue to pray for an end to abortion and euthanasia.  

Have you prayed the Rosary today?  Many benefits can be obtained through praying the Rosary and our Blessed Mother gave us 15 of them herself.  For reference, go to


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