3 min read

Bulletin for March 17, 2024 - FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST


Sunday FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST (Tone 1 p125; p230)

Mar 17 8:00 am ST MARY OF EGYPT

(Heb 9:11-14; Mk 10:32-45)

+Larry REITER and HGB Kathy REITER


Mar 206:00 pm(Wednesday: Genesis 43:25 thru 45:16 Proverbs 21:23 thru 22:4)

HGB Shanda CIGICH by Kathy Pietropaolo

Light Lenten dinner afterward

Sunday PALM SUNDAY (Festal Tone - Page 235)

Mar 24 8:00 am (Phil 4:4-9; Jn 12:1-18)

+Soon PAK by the Pak Family


When receiving Holy Communion, approach Fr. Alex telling him your name, tilt back your head, and widely open your mouth (no need to extend your tongue). Father will distribute the Eucharist with a one-use wooden spoon.

MARCH BIRTHDAYS: Eileen PAK(4th), Annie ABRAHAM (5th), Peter MITCHELL (10th), Randy LEWIS(12th), Mark LIEDL(23rd), Elijah HINES-MORRIS(29th)


https://www.facebook.com/OLPHVB (for OLPH)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/143124142437035/ (for Ascension)

ALSO - On Sunday mornings at 7:40 am (20 minutes before Divine Liturgy) we are praying the third hour found athttps://mci.archpitt.org/sheetmusic/general/Third_Hour.pdf

Parish Finances - March 10, 2024

Core Budget Expenses (Bills paid)


Basic expenses to run the parish including heat/cooling, water, lights, telephone, support for Father and the rectory, office supplies, etc.

Collections for the core expenses


Sunday Offering, Building Fund, Candles

Parking Lot


Other contributions


Donations for Ukraine Relief

SCHEDULING LITURGIES: If you have an occasion to give thanks: graduation from school, a birthday or a special anniversary, or if you have a special need or want to remember parents or family members who have gone before us, Liturgy would be a great opportunity to do so. Please see Father Alex or Reader Joe to schedule.

UKRAINE RELIEF: During the Great Fast, the Church encourages us to refrain from certain foods, to pray more, and to give alms. As part of your almsgiving, please consider donating to our second collection for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. The money will be sent there to care for refugees and for all the people there who are suffering from effects of the war. Please leave your donations in the collection plate on the table in the Narthex or include in your Sunday offering envelope, indicating the amount.

PIEROGI MAKING WORKSHOP THANK YOU – Big thank you to Valentyna Sonmezler and the Victory Kitchen Crew for putting on the varenky making class on March 3rd. It was delicious and a good time was had by all!

Readings for Vespers for the Sixth Week of Great Lent

Monday: Genesis 27:1 thru 41 Proverbs 19:16 thru 25

Tuesday: Genesis 31:3 thru 16 Proverbs 21:3 thru 21

Wednesday: Genesis 43:25 thru 45:16 Proverbs 21:23 thru 22:4

Thursday: Genesis 46:1 thru 7 Proverbs 23:15 thru 24:5

Friday: Genesis 49:33 thru 50:26 Proverbs 31:8 thru 31

PRAYER REMEMBRANCE FOR THE SICK, INJURED, AND IN NEED: June KELLY, Christine ARTO, Roman DRYMALOVSKY, Kathy RAUSCH, Jim FITZGIBBONS, Shane WAGSTAFF, Lois WIENKOWSKI, Ron WIENKOWSKI, Vic and Veronica GRUNNING, Lisa LIEDL, Jerry LIEDL, Gerald LIEDL, Barbara WILEY, Kathy REITER, Tommy & Pat HINES, Linda GETZ, Earle, Aziel LOWRY, Declan CONNERFORD, Joey & Marty FELIX,Tetiana DZHYNDZHOLIA, Paul and Carolyn JANKA, Tish MOYLE, Dee SANCHEZ, Olga CEHELSKA, and all our service men and women throughout the world.


Sunday March 24 8:00 am Flowery (Palm) Sunday

Wednesday March 27 6:00 pm Holy Wednesday - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday March 29 5:00 pm Good Friday - Entombment Vespers

Saturday March 30 10am–3pm Holy Saturday - Church open for private prayer at the tomb

Sunday March 31 Resurrection of our Lord - Pascha

6:00 am Resurrection Matins

7:00 am Divine Liturgy

Blessing of Baskets following Divine Liturgy

Monday April 1 6:00 pm Reading of the Resurrection account from the four Gospels

Sunday April 8th 8:00 am Thomas Sunday followed by breakfast in the parish hall