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NATIVITY OF THE HOLY VIRGIN RUSSIAN

ORTHODOX CHURCH
JACKSON, NEW JERSEY

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER


NEWSLETTER SPONSOR:
MS. SUSAN GUZ
IN LOVING MEMORY OF BELOVED
GRANDFATHER PAUL GUZ

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST!


GLORY BE FOREVER!

ANNUAL DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: NOVEMBER 1st


and 2nd. Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church,
Endicott, NY. Father John and Matushka Ludmila will
be attending our Diocesan Assembly as our Parish
Representatives at the Annual Diocesan Assembly of
the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. Please pray
for a safe journey to and from Endicott, New York.
Each year this assembly is held so that reports of the
Diocese can be heard along with the state of our
Diocese. If you would like to read about the Diocesan
reports and listen to the address of His Eminence
Archbishop Michael, this can be heard on our Diocesan
website.
TIME TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK: Please be
reminded that Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday,
November 5th. On Saturday, November 4th before you
go to sleep, please turn your clocks back one hour and
enjoy that extra hour of sleep but please remember to
get to church on time.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY: The traditional
holiday of American Thanksgiving will be held on
Thursday, November 23rd. This is a time to give thanks
to Our Lord for all of the benefits He has Blessed you
with, not only on this day but every day of the year.
Please pray as a family and come back to the Lord on
Sunday and holydays if you have been away for
sometime. May Our Good Lord shower His Blessings
upon you our Beloved Parishioners, Benefactors and
Friends of Saint Marys Parish. Many Blessed Years!
GENERAL CONFESSION will be held again on the
first Sunday of the month November 5th. Please make
an effort to join us on the first Sunday of the month
before the Divine Liturgy. There will be no Church
School scheduled on the first Sunday of the month so
that you can take part in this Sacrament.
CHURCH SCHOOL CLASSES: Church School
Classes began on Sunday October 8th. We would hope
that you will make an effort to join us on Sunday
morning beginning at 9:15 am to learn about your
orthodox faith and grow in the Lords vineyard. This
year we will focus on the Old Testament readings in the
Bible beginning with the Book of Genesis.
NATIVITY FAST: On November 28th, the Nativity Fast
begins for us Orthodox Christians. This fast is in
accordance with the celebration of the Feast of the
Nativity on January 7th. Please adhere to the fasting
regulations from this time period until the Feast of the
Nativity.
NEWSLETTER SPONSORS: As the New Year
approaches we are in need of Newsletter sponsors. Cost
per month is still only $50.00. If you are interested in
supporting this initiative please see Matushka Ludmila
at the candle desk.
PARISH DUES: As the year 2017 comes to a close in
the next two months we are alerting you to keeping
your financial obligations up to shape. Dues cost only
$175.00 for the year. If you owe for 2017 please see
Matushka Ludmila at the candle desk.