Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God Parish          Fr. Raymond Palko
Ferry Ave. Niagara Falls, NY 14301                         Ph.: 716-675-0629

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

July 3, 2011- Third Sunday After Pentecost – The Holy Martyr Hyacinth

Sunday July 3 at 9:30am:  Divine Liturgy “For the Parishioners.”

Tuesday July 5 at Noon:  Divine Liturgy for +John Cvitanovich req L. Steeb

Thursday  July 7  at Noon: Divine Liturgy for  “All names in our 90th Anniversary Book.” 


If you are visiting with us today, we welcome you to our parish of the “Holy Protection.” Please make yourself at home, for the Lord’s house is your house.  If you have any questions, or you would like to register as a parishioner, please see Father after Liturgy. Thank you for praying with us today, and we hope you will return soon. If you are already a parishioner, remember the words of St. Luke (15:31) “Thou art always with Me and everything that I have is thine.”

Sick Call:

We always remember in our prayers those who are sick, shut in or away from us. If anyone is sick or in the hospital, do not hesitate to call Father, who is always available for sick calls or a home visit. May our Lord, the Good Physician, touch and heal all in need. May our Holy Lady protect them beneath her heavenly veil. Please continue to write your prayer requests on our parish prayer list in the vestibule.

Stand up for Life-Pray for Life:

“The first priority, the fundamental priority of the common good is protecting and supporting human life, for without life, there is no common good.” (Bishop Arthur Serratelli) How can our Declaration of Independence state that all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when the state sponsors the killing of the unborn.

Stephenson County Right to Life-“Without Life nothing else matters.”

Weekly Collection:

Collection for June 26 was $431. 00. Of that total $25 was for the “Peter’s Pence.” You have an envelope in your box for that collection. If you intend to contribute, please put your donation in the collection as soon as possible. There were 24 adults and 6 children attending. God save you!  Thank you for all you do for your church! May God reward you and bless you a hundred-fold as you give generously and lovingly to His Church.

Flowers: Thanks to all who have been bringing in the flowers each week. I don’t know about you, but I like it! Very nice! The flowers are always an offering of prayer, just like lighting a candle so look at them and pray, “Bless those, O Lord, who have brought these flowers and for whom, and on account of whom,  they have been brought.”

Saying Your “Hail Mary?” :

Remember to pray your three  extra Hail Mary each day as we ask our heavenly Mother to
protect us and guide us in this, our 90th year as the parish, dedicated to her heavenly protection.

I say my special extra prayer(s) as I close the gate in front of the church. Choose something like that as a reminder to say the prayers with piety, devotion and love and to turn your mind and heart to our Holy Mother and our Protectress each day. If our parish is to succeed or grow in any way, it will be by our pleas to our Holy Mother as we ask her to go to her Son and intercede for us.“We beseech your maternal and tender regard for our needs, O Most Holy Theotokos, and pray that you will present our prayers to your Son and our God.”

Angels amongst us:

Thank you for your generous help in and around the church, We’ve got garden angels who trimmed the bushes and cut the grass. We actually had bales of grass after the first cutting following our big rains. Angels of light have given us new light switches and light bulbs in the church and rectory. You indeed are all angels doing God’s work. Thank you for your time, talent and treasure for all you do “for St. Mary’s.” May God reward your love and care for His Church.

Deanery - Eparchial Events:

August 7   Annual Parish Picnic St. Nicholas parish grounds.

August 13 and 14, 2011 – 57th
Annual Dormition Pilgrimage

Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in
Sloatsburg, NY.
Complete info on bulletin board.

August 26, 27, 28
Retreat for all the faithful
Will be held at Notre Dame Retreat House Canandaigua, NY.
Complete info and registration forms available in vestibule.