Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church
Orthodox Church in America
Clifton, NJ
Weekly Bulletin - April 9, 2017
Weekly Bulletin - April 9, 2017


35 Orange Avenue – Clifton, New Jersey 07013



Holy Week Schedule of services can be found in the Service Schedule tab.


Please keep in mind that we are currently in the season of the Great Fast: only one big meal each day, no eating or drinking between midnight & noon, no meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, wine or olive oil, not withstanding any medical requirements you may have. If you are not used to this practice, try to begin by refraining from meat for a few days a week.


Welcome Visitors ....We warmly welcome all of those who are visiting today for the Divine Liturgy

and we look forward to having you with us again soon!  Please join us for coffe hour in the hall.                                                                                                               

Today, April 9th, Palm Sunday: Vera Teixeira will cook a special Portuguese dish to celebrate Palm Sunday; a collection basket will be available for anyone who wishes to donate to the Church for it.


Memorial Saturdays…Forms are available in the church hall to include your departed love ones in

Memorial Saturday Liturgy. Please complete & return to Father Terry. Thank you.


Need A Ride / Volunteer To Provide A Ride …..We are reaching out to our parishioners to help

other parishioners who are unable to drive themselves to church, for whatever reason, the opportunity to attend

church services by providing ‘a ride.’ With the evening services here and midnight service for Easter, please

provide your name and contact info to Father Terry (or Barbara Polk) if you can provide transportation to a

parishioner who otherwise is unable to come to services. Father Terry & Barbara will coordinate to have one

list to call for a volunteer ride.   Sign-up sheets available during coffee hour. Thank you.


The young adults of our parish will be holding a Bake Sale on Sunday, April 23rd during coffee hour to offset the costs of costumes & sets for the Musical Joseph & His Technicolor Dreamcoat. Your support would be very much appreciated.


The Churches of our deanery are being asked to support the upcoming Musical Joseph & His Technicolor Dreamcoat by giving a monetary donation towards the musical rights. Thus, the Sisterhood of St. Barbra will hold an in-house raffle during Coffee Hour on Sunday, April 30th. All the proceeds will go this need. Thank you.


Confessions…Confessions will be heard before/after Saturday Vespers or contact Father Terry for an

appointment.   On Memorial Saturdays, Father Terry will hear confessions at the end of Liturgy.


Hall Supplies ….Thank you for donating many of the items needed to replenish our hall supplies. This week, supplies needed are: decaffeinated coffee, paper towels, and gallon zip lock bags. Please see Donna Betza during coffee hour for information.


Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.......... Volunteers needed. All interested High School and College age youth and friends who would like to participate as performers, musicians, stage crew, or adults who would like to assist with set construction, costume and set design or choreograph, please contact Matushka Barbra Baz (315-491-6647).


Last Sunday's Collection was:  $1,472. If you have not already done so, please return you pledge cards as soon as possible! We need them.


Rummage Sale ….Save The Dates: Friday June 2nd & Saturday 3rd, more information will follow.


Diocesan Website…….News, upcoming events, & information: http//


Diocesan Event …Save The Dates …... Joseph & his Technivcolor Dreamcoat a musical will be held at Aummption Church Clifton on Friday & Saturday July 7th & 8th.


NJ Deanery …The Lenten and Bright Week Vespers schedule for the NJ Deanery, North Parishes, is

posted on the bulletin board, for your reading


An Orthodox Events Facebook Page….has been created so that you can see what events are scheduled in the area. If you are interested, visit the following site …


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