CongratulationstoLuca Roman Ross,son of Anthony and AnnMarie (Rotko) Ross,who received the Holy Sacraments of Initiation on September 1, 2019. We welcome Luca and his parents into our Christian family! May God bless them with many, happy and blessed years!  

Help Needed:In the last week’s church bulletin I asked for a volunteer work to trim the bushes on our church property. I am asking one or two people, if they can, to come and help next week. I will be very grateful for your help. Please call the parish office and let me know when is a good day and time for you to perform this work. Thank you! 

 ►CATECHETICAL SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 15,2019:Every year the Catholic Church in America observes “Catechetical Sunday” in September. The ECED (Eastern Eparchial Directors of Religious Education) provide resource materials to our parishes in preparation for their upcoming Eastern Christian Formation programs. The theme and reflection for 2019 is entitled “THE JOURNEY TO EMMAYUS”(Luke 24, 13-35). In this Gospel we see Jesus the Master Catechist, brilliantly taking advantage of a pedagogical opportunity. He attentively listens to Cleopas and his companion relate everything they have seen and heard about Jesus. When they finish speaking Jesus begins to explain to them what they do not understand. Today we are pleased to celebrate an important event in our parish life as we begin our new catechetical year. The children and the adults who teach them are here to pray together and to be blessed at the start of a new School Year, helping all to realize how Christ lives in each one, and the Church as a whole. This sentiment is not merely a group of words, but an incentive for all the faithful to grow in faith. We join in this ceremony today to ask God to grant to his servants, our students, our teachers, and ourselves “many happy years!” 

BISHOP’S APPEAL2019Dear parishioners, annually during the month of May we start to support a special Eparchial fundraising called the Charities Appeal {or Bishop’s Appeal}. Our parish’s goal for this year is to collect $ 5,800 to support the Stamford Eparchy in its charitable actions. Through your generosity we were always successfully to support our Stamford Eparchy. A special form for the Bishop’s Appeal will be included in the Summer Festival envelope and mailed to all parishioners. Thank you for your support!

CATECHESISDear parents and parishioners,the 2019/2020 Catechetical Programwill begin on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The education of children and youth in the Christian faith is a primary responsibility of the parents. The parish church offers its support to the parents in this mission. I therefore strongly urge all parents of our parish community to sign up their children for the 2019/20 parish Catechetical Program. Please share this message with your family members and friends and advise them to enroll their children also. Our program includes throughGr. 8.Catechetical classes will be held on Sundays from11:30AM to 12:15PM. Registration forms are available on the table in the back of the church.Please complete this form and bring it with you on Sunday, September 15 at11:30AM.If you have any questions please email me or call the rectory at (315)-252-5573. Blessings to all of you! 

2019BENEFIT DINNER– The Annual Benefit Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019at the Ukrainian National Club (UNC)from5:00PM – to10:00PM. Please consider purchasing tickets in advance and propose to your friends and family members to acquire tickets as well. The donation is $ 100.00 per ticket. Guest tickets for the dinner are $20.00.For further questions please contact Christine DeProspero at (315)406 2638.The dinner will be a full buffet with an open bar, along with live music by Ted Mosley &Moondance. $10,000– in cash prizes will be given:  -1stPrize: $ 5,000; 2ndPrize: 1,000; 3d Prize: 500; 4th& 5thPrizes: $ 250.00 each; 6th& 7thPrizes: $ 200each; 8thPrize through 29thPrize: $ 100each. Additionally, 4 – $ 100 monthly drawings will be conducted in July, August, September & October. Only 200 tickets are available.  Thank you for supporting this important fundraising event! 

P.S.      New donations will be published in the next church bulletin.

136 Washington St. Auburn, NY 13021 (315)252-5573