OUR LADY OF BISTRICA PARISH BULLETIN


WEEK NO. 3 - - - BAPTISM OF THE LORD  - - -  JANUARY 11, 2009  (VOL. 57)

* Sisters’ Convent - MASS  INTENTIONS  WEEK  OF  JANUARY 11, 2009

Saturday               Jan.     10   :  5:00 p.m. = dec:          For all deceased and living members of Janostin family by Klementina Janostin Shroba.

Leonard Dynarski 

 (Vigil: Baptism of the Lord)                                                            by daughter Judy and David Petrus.  (+ 2nd Mass at 6:30 a.m. February 5.)                                                         

Sunday                  Jan.     11   :10:00 a.m. = dec:           Msgr. Stephen Lacković by Mary M. and Mary K. Abad.      

(BAPTISM OF THE LORD)        :11:30 a.m.=  dec:          Wayne Passmore by Gloria and children.  Joseph and Ljuba Huzjak Spelich by son Louis Spelich.

 (+ 2nd Mass at 6:30 a.m. January 30.) 

 

Monday           Jan.     12  :  6:30 a.m. = dec:                  Drina Ćorić (5 year death anniversary) by son Father Chris.                

  (Weekday)                       :  7:30 a.m. =       :                  Special intention of McCormick family by Clarence.               

                                                                               

Tuesday          Jan.     13   :*6:30 a.m. =___:                  FOR ALL OUR PARISHIONERS.

  (Hilary, bp & dr.)             :  7:30 a.m. = dec:                 Peter and Olive Rand by Gina DeSantis.  Anthony and Hilda DiPronio by Tony and Gloria DiPronio.           

 

Wednesday    Jan.     14   :*6:30 a.m. = dec:                 For all souls in Purgatory.                                      

  (Weekday)                       :  7:30 a.m. = dec:                 Josephine Pokigo by Ray and Jeannette Pokigo.  

                         

Thursday        Jan.     15   :*6:30 a.m. = dec:                 Lucia and Maria Cellini by Robert and Yole Marie Murray.  Jim and Anne Salemi by son Dominic Salemi.

  (Weekday)                       :  7:30 a.m. = dec:                 Stanley Radon (Birth remembrance) by wife Inge Radon.    

                                                                                               

Friday              Jan.     16   :*6:30 a.m. = dec:                 Carolyn Collareno by Lucille Gavin.                                       

  (Weekday)                       :  7:30 a.m. = dec:                 Michael Martin Pokigo by Ray and Jeannette Pokigo.

                                                                                                 

Saturday         Jan.     17   :*6:30 a.m. = dec:                 Msgr. Stephen Lacković by Catherine Malevich.                                    

  (Anthony, abbot)            :  7:30 a.m. = dec:                 Ana Karoglan by Mr. & Mrs. ivan Galić.  Vladimir Barberić by Mladen Barberić and family.  Nevenka

                                                                                                Katić by Mr. &  Mrs. Steve Krolikowski.                                                                    

 (VIGIL)                               :  5:00 p.m. = dec:                 Valentine and Anna Abram by grandson Gregory Schenck.  Lisa Hauret by Theresa Mang. 

                                                                                  

 (+ 2nd Mass at 7:30 a.m. January 31.)

 

Sunday            Jan.     18   :*6:30 a.m. =    _:                  Special intention for Ruža Kurcz by the Helen Kurcz family.                    

  (2nd Sunday of                  :10:00 a.m. = dec:                 Ilija Krežić by David Krežić and family.  Slavko Doko by Marijan Vadopiveć. 

(+ 2nd Mass at 6:30 a.m. Feb.6.)

     Ordinary Time)             :11:30 a.m. = dec:                 Karl Budzynski by wife Mary Rukavina Budzynski. 

 

 


 

TODAY BAPTISM OF THE LORD: In the 25th or 28th year, John, a preacher of penance, appeared in the Jordan valley which was not too far from old Jericho.  People from all different areas hurried to listen to him. John grew up in the desert doing penance.  Now he raised his voice powerfully, calling all people to do penance and to conversion.  He stood up fearlessly against half-heartedness and false piety.  He told them that God was not pleased with their prayers and sacrifices because their hearts were hard and uncircumcised.  He asked them unconditionally for a change of heart and life, and radical conversion, because the Lord is near.  His words were hitting his audience like a lightning bolt, and many repented and asked to be baptized in order to receive forgiveness for their sins and evil doings.  Those who repented bowed down their heads and John poured water over them. They had faith that the Savior would come into their hearts and they would be forgiven for their sins.  Then, one day the Teacher of Nazareth appeared.  John the Baptizer tried in vain to refuse to baptize him because he knew who this person was.  When Jesus asked unconditionally for baptism, John did his part…he baptized Jesus.  The voice of His Heavenly Father was heard: “This is my beloved Son on whom my favor rests.”  This is the Heavenly Father’s testimony that Jesus has a unique mission: the salvation and redemption of all human race.

 

    

 

DANAS BLAGDAN ISUSOVA KRŠTENJA:  U dolini Jordana, nedaleko od starog Jerihona, u godini 25. ili 28. pojavio se viliki propovjednik pokore Ifan.  Narod je sa svih strana hrlio da ga čuje.  Odrastao je u pustinji čineći pokoru.  Sad je podigao glas koji je snažno pozivao ljude na pokoru i obraćenje.  Neustrašivo je ustao protiv svake polovičnosti i lažne pobožnosti.  Govorio je da Bogu nisu mile njihove molitve i žrtve, jer su im srca tvrda i neobrezana.  Tražio je bezuvjetnu promjenu života i korjenito obraćenje, jer je «Gospodin blizu».  Poput munje njegova je britka riječ pogađala prisutne i premnogi raskajani molili su krštenje da bi tako zadobili i oproštenje svojih grijeha i opačina.  Tkogod je raskajan prignuo svoju glavu, a Ivan na nju prolio vode, vjerom u Spasitelja koji dolazi, dobivao bi oproštenje svojih grijeha.  Jednog dana u isto tako napetoj atomosferi eto neobičnog i jedinstvenog susreta: Učitelja iz Nazareta s njegovim Pretečom. . .  Uzalud je Ivan pokušavao da odbije krštenje, jer je predobro znao tko se pred njim nalazi.  No kad je to Isus bezuvjetno tražio, Ivan je učinio svoje: krstio je Isusa.  Kad je Isus umirao, sunce je pomrčalo i tama se spustila na zemlju.  A sada dok je Isus na početku svog puta, koji će sve određenije zakretati prema svjedoči: «Ovo je Sin moj ljubljeni!  U njemu mi je sva milina!»   I Duh je Kalvariji, nebo se glas nebeskog Oca, koji pred prisutnima Božji lebdio nad Isusom, da posvjedoči njegovo jedinstveno poslanje: otkupljenje roda ljudskoga.

 

 

 

TODAY: Holy Name Society Sunday observed.  Members are urged to go to Confession and to receive Holy Communion.

 

TODAY: The January issue of Western New York Diocesan newspaper  is available.  Please take a copy home.

 

TUESDAY: Rosary and Benediction from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY: Parish Council meeting at 7:15 p.m.  All invited.

 

PARISH PRO-LIFE YOUTH GROUP

THURSDAY, JAN. 15: Parish Pro-Life Youth Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the upper room of our church hall.  We invite all high school-aged teens to join us.  For more information please call Miss Maureen Mead (716) 827-1923.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE

FRIDAY, JAN. 16:  Come one, come all…to see the great movie, THE KING OF MASKS which will be shown at 7:15 p.m.

in the upper room of our church hall.  Admission is free and snacks will be available.  This movie is for children and adults.

 

NEXT SUNDAY: Second collection will be for our utilities.

 

BELL JAR 4TH QUARTER REPORT:  6 DEALS SOLD.  Receipts: $2565.50.  Expenses: $502.58.  Net proceeds: $2062.92.  Donated to the Parish general fund: $2000.00.  Thank you for this donation.

 

 

A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE: What Our Heavenly Father said to Jesus in today's Gospel, «You are my beloved.  My favor rests on you»  is said to each of us.  We don't earn this love; it is given freely.  The unconditional love we experience in our families is sacramental, for it gives us a glimpse of God's freely given, all accepting, love.

 

G O S P E L     G R A M

 

Have faith in God... and doubt not... (Mk 11:22; Mt 21:21)

Like an unborn baby, the thing that we often hope to receive from God is unseen at the beginning.  As an expectant mother, we must continuously live in expectancy – waiting patiently, with hope, for our time of delivery.  Hebrews 11:1 tells us that «faith is the substance of things hoped for (and) the evidence of things not seen.»  Faith is hoping to receive, from Jehovah God, that which we cannot see and expecting to get it.  Thus faith is a combination of hope and expectation.  «Jesus... said... If ye have faith, and doubt not... all things, whatsover ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive» (Mt 21:21,22) for «all things are possible to him that believeth» (Mk 9:23).  Therefore, as an expectant mother, never lose hope and doubt.  Live continuously in expectation of a miracle. 

 

 

 

WEDDING BANNS I:  Ian McCracken and Margaret Batt. 

 

DECEASED: Steve N. Yelich, brother of our late parishioner Mrs. Sophie (late Stanley) Zak Sr., and son of the late Nicholas and Katherine Yelich, died on December 30th in Delmar, NY.  He died shortly after leaving the memorial service for his wife Betty (Knapp) Yelich, who died December 27th, 2008.  Our deepest sympathy to the family.

 

 

LECTORS JAN. 17 & 18   :  

                                                           5:00 p.m.: David Petrus

                                                          10:00 a.m.: Perka Kresic

                                                                        11:30 a.m.: Terence Stanton