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Bulletin for Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Христос Рождається! Славіте Його!

The Sunday of the Prodigal Son. This parable of God’s forgiveness calls us to “come to ourselves” as did the prodigal son, to see ourselves as being “in a far country” far from the Father’s house, and to make the journey of return to God. We are given every assurance by the Master that our heavenly Father will receive us with joy and gladness. We must only “arise and go,” confessing our self-inflicted and sinful separation from that “home” where we truly belong (Luke 15:11-24). PROVINCE LOCKDOWN/STAY AT HOME MANDATE/PUBLIC SERVICES ARE CANCELLED. ❗️We ran out of sealed bottles of Jordan Holy Water on Sunday. We will have sealed bottles available again this Sunday,Jan. 31. Please see below for more information . ❗️Y неділю у нас закінчились закупорені пляшки з водою Йорданy. У цю неділю, 1 лютого, ми знову матимемо закриті пляшки. Для отримання додаткової інформації дивіться нижче. PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS / ПРОСИМ О МОЛИТВУ ЗА ЗДОРОВ’Я ... all our parishioners who are in hospitals, care homes, and shut-ins. ⭐️The End of the Christmas Season The Christmas cycle of feast days concludes with the feast of the Presentation of our Lord on February 2nd, the fortieth day after the Nativity of Christ. The feast was first observed in the Eastern Church as "The Encounter." The Presentation of the Lord concludes the celebration of the Nativity and with the offerings of the Virgin Mother and the prophecy of Simeon, the events now point toward Easter. "In obedience to the Old Law, the Lord Jesus, the first-born, was presented in the Temple by his Blessed Mother and his foster father. This is another 'epiphany' celebration insofar as the Christ Child is revealed as the Messiah through the words of Simeon and the testimony of Anna the prophetess. Christ is the light of the nations, hence the blessing of candles on this day.

❌Please come to church and pick up your sealed container of Holy Water SUNDAY, January 31, between 12 noon and 1:00 pm. Blessed Candles will also be distributed in celebration of the Feast of the Presentation. If you have not already done so, you may also pick up your 2021 offering envelopes and a wall calendar. ❌Святе Богоявлення Господнє, Йордан - НОВО ПОСВЯЧЕНА ВОДА є при вході до Церкви в особистих пляшках. Будь ласка, заходьте в неділю, 31 січня, з 12:00 до 1-ї щоб підібрати для себе. Також будуть роздані благословенні свічки. For Your Information - Great Fast/Lent 2021 Gregorian (New) Calendar - Lent begins - Feb. 15. Easter - April 4 Julian (Old) Calendar - Lent begins - March 15. Easter - May 2 + SOROKOUSTY SERVICE – Prayers For The Deceased + Sorokousty Service is celebrated each weekend during the Great Fast/Lent. The time is coming to renew your Sorokousty list for this year. During the service prayers are offered for all deceased family members and friends. Submit your Sorokousty envelope with donation (see your Boxed Set for March) prior to February 15. You can also submit your donation for Sorokousty by e-transfer (; please indicate SOROKOUSTY as well as your family name in the memo line. Are You Supporting Your Church? If your income is not affected by the pandemic, we encourage you to donate. We are most grateful to all parishioners for your prayers, encouraging words and ongoing financial support. Дякуємо всім Вам за Вашу жертовність, вирозуміння, й щедру підтримку - і молитовну, і моральну, і фінансову! 2020 Income Tax Receipts have been e-mailed to parishioners who have provided their e-mail addresses. If you do not see the email titled "Your 2020 Income Tax Receipt from Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, check your SPAM or JUNK email folders If you have not provided an email address, your receipt will be sent via regular mail next week. Financial Report - Jan. 31 n/a at this time We continue to offer two donation options: ♦️Mail Sunday Offerings: CHRIST THE GOOD SHEPHERD/ST. MICHAEL’S, 182 Sixth St., Toronto, ON M8V 3A5 -OR- (preferred method) ♦️Make an E-TRANSFER donation. Маємо можливість отримувати пожертви через E-transfer (онлайн). Якщо хочете скористатися цією можливістю, просто вкажіть парафіялний емейл ( як одержувача а в повідомленні вкажіть намір вашої пожертви. ♦️Note that E-transfer (online banking) is available to make donations to the church. Use our Parish email address ( as your recipient and in the message specify the intention of your donation. Christ the Good Shepherd Parish St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church Visit us on Facebook at

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