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NATIVITY OF THE HOLY VIRGIN RUSSIAN

ORTHODOX CHURCH
at
St. Vladimir’s Cemetery
JACKSON, NEW JERSEY

JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
NEWSLETTER SPONSOR:
MS. SUSAN GUZ
IN LOVING MEMORY OF BELOVED
FATHER JOHN GUZ

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY: The Glorious Birth of Our
Savior Jesus Christ will be celebrated on Monday, January 7th.
Please make an effort to join us for this beautiful Feast Day of
our Orthodox Faith. The parish clergy extend our best wishes
for a wonderful feast day and that our Newborn Savior will
shower His blessings on your families, our benefactors and
friends of Saint Mary’s for Many Blessed Years.
FEAST DAYS DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY:
MONDAY, JANUARY 7th: Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ: Divine Liturgy at 10 AM.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8th: SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS:
SYNAXIS OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS: DIVINE
LITURGY AT 10 AM.
MONDAY: JANUARY 14TH: Feast of the Circumcision of Our
Lord: New Years Day (Old Calendar) Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
followed by Molieben for Good Health, Prosperity, and Long
Life.
SATURDAY: JANUARY 19th: Feast of Theophany: Divine
Liturgy and Great Blessing of the Water at 10 AM.
ANNUAL BLESSING OF HOMES: In conjunction with the
Feast of Theophany Father John Prokopiuk will begin the
annual tradition of home blessing. Please see Matushka
Ludmila at the candle desk to schedule this annual blessing.
ANNUAL LUNCHEON FOR THE FEAST OF THE
NATIVITY will be celebrated on Monday, January 7th after the
Divine Liturgy if the Parish Home Hall. You are all invited to
break bread with us and enjoy the joy of this glorious feast. If
you would like to donate to defray the cost of the luncheon,
please see Matushka Ludmila at the candle desk.
PARISH DUES FOR 2019: This is a friendly reminder! Your
parish dues is now due for 2019. Please see Matushka Ludmila
at the candle desk to make your payment of $175.00. Your help
in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you haven’t paid your
dues for 2018 please see Matushka Ludmila to make your
payment.
General Confession will be held on the first Sunday of the
month, January 6th at 9:30 AM. It is important that we cleanse
our souls of all sins that we have committed either voluntary or
involuntary. Please make an effort to attend! It would be extra
special for you to receive the Body of Christ in honor of the
New Born Savior on the Feast of the Nativity.
HEATING COST RISE! Winter is coming! Please make an
effort to defray the cost of providing heat to our church and
Parish Home! If you find it in your heart to make a donation to
cover the high cost of fuel please see Matushka Ludmila at the
candle desk.
PLEASE REMEMBER the sick and suffering members of our
church who are homebound and can’t make it to church in
your prayers. If you know of someone who may be homebound
and would like to come to church please make an effort to pick
someone up and bring them to church.
UPCOMING EXPENSES FOR NEW YEAR 2019:
Please think about donating for these initiatives. Please see
Matushka Ludmila at the candle desk:
NEWSLETTER SPONSORS: $50.00 per month
ALTAR WINE: $350.00 per year
Plus other items!
DON’T FORGET YOUR CHURCH: As we begin the New
Year and celebrate the joyous feast of the Nativity please make
an extra effort to remember your church with a customary
donation.
2019 CALENDARS are available at the candle desk. We thank
Shevchenko Monuments who continually provide our parish
with these beautiful Wall Calendars. Please make an effort to
support them in your time of need.
FEAST OF THE NATIVITY FLOWERS: We are in need of
donations to help beautify the church for the upcoming feast of
the Nativity. If you would like to help defray the cost of flowers
for this feast day please see Matushka Ludmila at the candle
desk. Your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council will meet
on Sunday January 27th after the Divine Liturgy. All Parish
Council must be in attendance. Please plan your schedules
accordingly.
FUTURE DATES TO KEEP IN MIND:
FEBRUARY 17TH: Auditing Committee will meet after the
Divine Liturgy.
FEBRUARY 24TH: Annual Yearly Parish Meeting will be held
after the Divine Liturgy.