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September 2014 Holydays and schedule

    A message from Father John:

    Dearly Beloved Parishioners and Friends; just came home from the Crown Plaza Hotel. The 70th Senior and 31st Junior National ACRY Convention is over. What a great weekend. Many thanks to our Sr. & Jr. ACRY for organizing this Convention. Bishop Gregory said, "It was a perfect weekend." He meant the meetings, tour of Valley Forge Park, food, fellowship of young and old, and the Liturgy on Sunday. He knows, because he observes everything. Almost 300 faithful attended the Liturgy and received Communion. Also at Liturgy was Bishop Gregory, and nine priests and Ordination of New Priest, Matt Dutko. The choir was awesome. Today the delegates and guest go home to Florida, Chicago, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and across Pennsylvania. So many people were never at Holy Ghost, or were here many years ago, they all said, "What a beautiful Church, the interior is so spiritual and lovely." I agree, don't you? Enjoy this labor day and the week. Don't forget our Family Appreciation Picnic, Sunday, Sept. 14. Liturgy 9:30. and picnic to follow. Beef Hotdogs, Hamburgers, fresh corn on cob, just picked, side dishes, desserts, adult drinks, other drinks, Bingo, Kids Games, Horseshoes, etc....no charge, means free. E-mail Fr. what side dish you will bring, or dessert, or sign up in the vestibule. I will be sitting at my computer all night, waiting to here from you, but I may not be awake. We have so many good, holy, faithful parishioners, too bad other parishioners don't want to be the same, but we are patient, don't be too late. Love Always, Fr. John.

    A reminder to all parents: Bring your children to Liturgy during the summer, it is the will of God, and duty of parents. God really loves families who worship together.

  • We will start being busy, baking for the Christmas bazaar, whenever possible come and help... Your Church... You benefit... Come and Buy...
  • Thursday August 28: The Assumption of The Blessed Mother, called also The Falling Asleep of The Mother of The Son of God. Her body was taken to Heaven. Divine Liturgy at 8:45 AM. Blessing of flowers. Bring a bunch.
  • Sunday August 24: Panachida for the soul of +Martha Kushner offered by son Gregory, Carolyn, Tatiana, Nadia; 40th day. Eternal and Blessed Memory, O Lord.
  • Sunday August 24: flowers on Altar and in Church are offered in Loving Memory of mother, grandmother +Martha Kushner offered by son Gregory and family.
  • Sunday August 17: School Supplies: for Orthodox Orphanages... Warm the children project... Has been operating since August 2000. Please donate supplies on Sunday August 17, Last Day; thank you. Altar Society will send them.
  • The Summer: schedule for Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM, starts on Sunday June 1 until Sunday after Labor Day. Plan to attend every Sunday.
  • Please remember: Summer Sundays are days that we still worship The Lord, and receive our blessings. Churches do not close during the summer months. The Lord is alive and doing well... He will be here on Sunday, will you be here with the children?
  • The Church Board says: we are still receiving offerings for the oil fuel. So, please give to the special oil fuel fund... It is important that we help... Bring any Sunday, and mark on envelope, Oil Fuel... And Thanks!!
  • Do you shop at Giant? If so, please buy your cash cards from Libby McShane... The Church benefits, and you can save on gas. Please see Libby on Sundays. Thank you!


No matter what age... Pray every night before you go to sleep; say The Lord's Prayer, and offer thanks to The Lord for many blessings.

Parents: Please make sure your children pray before sleeping.