Greetings on the Eleventh Day of Christmas!

The annual Christmas Party for St. Michael’s and Nativity of the Theotokos (St. Mary’s) Churches is taking place this Sunday, January 8, and you are invited! The festive meal will be served in St. Michael’s Hall this Sunday following the 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy and Monthly Panikhida in Irvona. The parish is providing the main dish—delicious chicken from Leyo’s—and volunteers are needed to round out the offerings.

So that we will have a nice variety of sides and desserts, and to avoid duplicating dishes, please sign up in advance using this sign-up form. (If you need to request edit access, tap/click on the button in the upper-right hand corner of the browser window that opens.) Thank you in advance for your contributions, and thank you once again to the Mandell Family for coordinating our party. 

Our next service will be the Vesperal Divine Liturgy and Great Blessing of Water for the Feast of the Theophany, which takes place TOMORROW, Thursday, January 5 at 6 p.m. in Madera. After Communion*, we will set aside water for the blessing of all the homes of the parish. A sign-up sheet will be in the back of both churches, but you can get a jump on requesting a time for your family by using this link.