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Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church

Jackson, NJ
MAY 2015 NEWSLETTER
NEWSLETTER SPONSOR:
MS. LORI LEE KEBETZ

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES IN MAY:


Ascension Thursday: May 21st
Soul Saturday: May 30th
Pentecost Sunday: May 31st
Please make an effort to attend the Divine Liturgy
celebrated at 10AM on these special days.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: His Eminence the Most
Reverend Archbishop Michael, Archbishop of New
York and the Diocese of New York / New Jersey will
be celebrating His fifth Anniversary of Consecration
as Bishop on Saturday May 9th in Passaic New
Jersey, Protodeacon John Morvay will be attending
the celebration as a representative of our Parish.
May God Grant to His Eminence, Most Reverend

Archbishop Michael, prosperity, peace, good health,


and many Blessed Years! Christ is Risen!
PASCHA THANK YOUS: The Parish Council
would like to thank Matushka Ludmila for all of her
hard work in preparation for this Feast of Feasts.
Special Thanks to Matushka Donnalynn Morvay,
Nicole Wight, Nadja and Fred Schmidt, Cliff Cook
for preparing the Paschal Luncheon. Thank You to
our special baker Natalie Bogach for the awesome
blueberry cookies. To all of the faithful who stood
vigil at the Grave, helped at the Paschal Food
Blessings, our Altar Servers, our collectors and to
our faithful parishioners who once again stepped up
to make this a day that the Lord has made. Christ Is
Risen!
MOTHERS DAY: All Mothers on this special day
will receive a flower in their honor when they come
to church on this Sunday.
Mothers Day Brunch: Please join us for our Annual
Mothers Day Brunch which will held on Sunday
May 10th. Everyone is invited to attend this luncheon
in your honor. Please be reminded that the lunch we
serve is cheaper than going out to some fancy
restaurant. That can be saved for later in the day.

NO KNEELING IN CHURCH: Please be reminded


that there is no kneeling in church until Pentecost
Sunday.
ADULT EDUCATION / CHURCH SCHOOL
CLASSES: Adult Education classes will be held
again during the month of May. This will conclude
our Church School classes for this time until
September. Protodeacon John Suchernick has
prepared some insightful lessons on the Divine
Liturgy. Please make an effort to attend class
beginning at 9:15 until hours at 9:45.
NEWSLETTER SPONSORS FOR 2015: We are
now soliciting sponsors for the upcoming year 2015.
Cost to sponsor this Newsletter per month this year is
only $50.00. Due to the rising costs of materials to
produce this newsletter we had to raise the
sponsorship. Please see Matushka Ludmila at the
candle desk to reserve your month.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND II: Due to severe
winter weather the retaining wall that is holding up
our church frontage is deteriorating. We will need to
replace this wall and it has to be done sooner than
expected. The Parish Council is looking to fix this
wall properly and secure this wall for future years to

come. With it comes a substantial price that our


parish simply cant afford. We are looking at a bill
close to $35,000 that is substantially high. The Parish
Council will be sending out a letter this coming June
soliciting funds for this major project. If there are
members of this parish that would like to contribute
to this project now please see Matushka Ludmila at
the candle desk to help out.
GENERAL CONFESSION: Please be reminded that
the service of General Confession will begin again on
the first Sunday of the month. This will begin again
on Sunday May 3rd at 9:30AM. Also please be
reminded that Father John is available for personal
confession before the Divine Liturgy at 9AM.
PLEASE JOIN IN: When attending the Divine
Liturgy we ask all of our faithful to participate in
both the reciting of the Creed and the singing of
Our Father. We encourage you to pick up a book
and join in this practice. Dont be afraid to
participate! Active participation is encouraged in the
Orthodox Church and we need you to get involved!