► Patricia Mead fell asleep in the Lord on January 7, 2021 at age of 76.
Sincere condolences are extended to her family! May her memory be eternal!
*To request a Memorial Divine Liturgy, please call the parish office at 315-252 5573
► Kind request: Dear parishioners, as we all know, the Coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge all of us in various ways. We are blessed that we can continue to celebrate the Divine Liturgies in church which brings a great amount of comfort to those who attend church and to those who are praying with us online when the church services are being livestreamed. But, at the same time we have to be aware that among us there are many other difficulties people experience. Probably the most widespread struggle right now is loneliness. I therefore encourage all of you to reach out to those in our community that are home alone and call them. Recently, I received a call from a member of our parish that would like very much to have someone keep them friendly company, whether it be in person or even through a phone call. If there is anyone willing to reach out to this person please let me know and I will give you more details about their request. Please call the parish office at (315) 252-5573. This single request has shown me that there is a need for a parish outreach program that would be able to bring some comfort to those members of our parish that don’t have anyone near to them. Truly that is one of our main calling as Christians to bring the love of Jesus to all those who need it! May God bless this needed work in our parish community. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
► Food Pantry: Dear parishioners, if you have the opportunity please continue to support our local food pantries. When you come to church, you can bring non-perishable food and leave it in the church basement. Local food pantries help many struggling people, and our support is also needed to support this noble cause! Thank you!
►New Pandemic Protocol: Dear parishioners, I am requesting that everyone who attends church on a weekend must sign their name on the attendance form and tracing list which is in the back of the church. This is simply so that we can know who was at every liturgy in case someone who attends tests positive for COVID-19 and notify everyone who may have potentially been exposed. This is just a precaution.
If we continue to wear masks and socially distance, we will be able to keep ourselves and our fellow parishioners safe. As you know, there is an increase in coronavirus cases in Cayuga and surrounding counties, so we have to stay vigilant. Thank you for your cooperation!
►Divine Liturgies for 2021 – Dear parishioners, please review your personal calendar and you can already start requesting Liturgies for 2021 to reserve the dates you wish.
Divine Liturgies are offered for various intentions, the repose of the souls of the deceased as well as on other occasions, such as thanksgiving for the blessings received, prayers for health, for blessings on the occasion of a birthday, wedding and other anniversaries.
You can schedule Liturgies by mailing your request to the parish office, or placing your request together with all dates and names with the Sunday collection.
►Stay home when sick: Dear parishioners, with the cold weather, various kinds of sicknesses will be present among people. Because it is only through testing that you can know for sure whether someone is infected with the coronavirus or not, it is very important that if someone develops symptoms of cold (congestion, cough, fever, weakness…), you abstain from coming to church during that time.
If you attend church while having symptoms of cold, this can put others at risk. Therefore, please stay home and pray with us on Sunday through online broadcast of the Divine Liturgy until you get better. Thank you for understanding! May the Lord protect all with His grace!