►ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY MASS for the Auburn Community will be celebrated this year at St. Hyacinth Church at 9:00am on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. This is the only Mass in Auburn on that Thursday. It’s a great way for the Catholic community to come together and give thanks to God on this special day. All are invited!»
►Divine Liturgies requests for 2022 – Dear parishioners, please review your personal calendar and you can already start requesting Liturgies for 2022 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 thanking God 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.
► BENEFIT DINNER 2021: Gratitude – The annual Benefit Dinner held last Saturday, November 6th was again a very successful event. All enjoyed meeting their friends and having a good meal. I want to thank Christine DeProspero for all the work she put into organizing this event. Thank you to all parishioners and friends who bought tickets. I also want to thank the many volunteers who helped set up the UNC hall Setting up UNC- Lydia Husak, Jan Kowatch, Ann Marie Coleman, Myron & Irene Szul, Mike Blaisdell, David Kowatch and George Kowatch. I also want to congratulate all the winners of the night. Thank you to everyone who helped make the benefit dinner a success:
► Baptism: Congratulations to Eleanor Anne Galka, daughter of Nicholas and Tanya (Nevidomsky) Galka, who received the Holy Sacraments of Initiation on October 16, 2021. May God bless her, her parents, godparents and her whole family with many, happy and blessed years! Mnohaya Lita!
► Masks: Dear parishioners, as you all know according to the CDC protocols people who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks in public or maintain social distancing. Those who are not vaccinated should continue to wear masks and social distance for their own safety.
However, with concerns about the spread of the Delta variant, even if you are fully vaccinated it is recommended (not required) to wear a mask in public indoor places.
Myself and the deacons will continue to wear masks during the distribution of the Holy Communion. May God bless and protect our parish community!
►Homebound bulletin list: If you have older members of your family who are not able to come to church, I suggest that we include their names on the homebound list in our weekly church bulletin. The reason for this list is to let our parishioners know who is unable to come to church due to age or health conditions so that they may pray for them. This list also helps our parishioners know to call or reach out to them. In this way, the homebound will know that our church members pray for them, and be strengthened by this. Let me know is there is anyone I should include in this list by calling the parish office at (315) 252-5573.
► Daily Divine Liturgies: Dear parishioners, for some time now I have been thinking about asking you to participate in the daily liturgy from time to time. The Church demands that every Christian must go to church on Sundays and major holidays throughout the year.
The pandemic has changed a lot in the life of the Church, and we need to think about how to increase the presence of our parishioners at the Liturgies on Saturdays and Sundays.
I need your help to convey my words to your extended family and friends and to ask them to participate actively in the life of the church.
Therefore, the most important thing is that every member of the church participates in the Sunday Vigil and Sunday Divine Liturgy.
Besides that, I would like to encourage you to come to the daily Divine Service once in a while. During the week, liturgies are being celebrated for private intentions that are requested by many of you. Most of the times I am alone at the daily liturgies. When you check the Liturgies schedule in the church bulletin, you almost always recognize the people for whom we pray. If they are deceased, it is really important that we pray for them. Not only the close family but we as the church family!
Also, when there is a service for the living, on the occasion of various life events, such as birthdays, requests for God's help, thanksgiving to God for certain things in life, etc., we are also encouraged to come to church and pray for them.
Therefore, my request to you, to those who are healthy, or retired, or who are free from work on some days during the week, please choose, in addition to your Sunday’s attendance, to come sometimes during the month to church for a daily Divine Liturgy. In this way you will not only receive God's graces, but you will also have the opportunity to start the day with God's special blessing. Many blessings to you!