Lenten Parish Retreat this Weekend

Lenten Parish Retreat this Weekend

This weekend, April 5-7, 2024, marks our Lenten Parish Retreat with Dr. Albert Rossi, a licensed clinical psychologist and Christian educator. Dr. Rossi has spoken and written widely on the topics of spiritual growth and Orthodox spirituality. He is joining us in...

Archpastoral Lenten Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon

Dear Brethren in Christ, Please read the Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to the clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America.  May God give you good strength for the beginning of the Great Fast....

Sign-Up Today for the Parish Annual MEAT FAIR!

Meatfare 2024 is upon us and you are invited to join us for an after-liturgy celebration of your favorite Pre-Lenten foods this Sunday, March 10 in Irvona! If you are planning on bringing something to share at the Meat Fair, please sign up using this sign-up form. (If...

Draft Bylaws Released for Feedback

The following is a message from Fr. Alexander Cadman on behalf of the Madera Church Council: Dear Brethren: Blessings on the Feast! The Madera Church Council has successfully crafted a final draft of new bylaws for Nativity of the Theotokos (St. Mary’s) Church,...

Sign-Up Today for the Parish Annual Meat Fair!

Meatfare 2023 is upon us and you are invited to join us for an after-liturgy celebration of your favorite Pre-Lenten foods this Sunday, February 19 in Irvona! If you are planning on bringing something to share at the MEAT FAIR, please sign up using this sign-up...

Sign-up Now for Sunday’s Christmas Party!

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...

Health Reminders

Keep in the mind the following so we can all be as healthy as possible this Great Lent: If you are ill, please stay home.If sickness keeps you away from church for multiple weeks, let Fr. Alex know so he can bring the healing Sacraments to you.The wearing of masks...

Preparing for Presanctifieds

A typical practice for preparing to receive at the Presanctified Liturgy is for the faithful to not eat anything after the Wednesday or Friday morning meal until the absolute fast is broken with Holy Communion. At a minimum, restrain from all food and drink from noon...

Confessions

CONFESSIONS are heard by Fr. Alexander before each Presanctified Liturgy beginning at 5:30pm, after each Saturday Great Vespers, and by appointment. Father David has offered to continue hearing Confessions as well. (As a courtesy, please let Fr. Alex know if you have...

The Four Levels of Mission

Missiologists speak of four concentric circles of missionary activity, originating with one’s soul and extending to the foreign mission field. This Lent, we have an opportunity to support each of these levels, bringing the Gospel to ourselves, to our...