Weekly News – May 21, 2017

Weekly News – May 21, 2017


IN THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Sunday School/Armenian School
Graduation and Promotion Day
will take place this Sunday, May 21st.

Men’s Fellowship Night – June 1st. – Click Here
Annual Golf Tounament – June 12th – Click Here

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Eastertide

Sunday School and Armenian Church Promotion Day
Sunday School Graduation.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 
“It is better to build children
than to repair men.”  

Please Note:
Badarak Begins at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades K-8 begin at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades 9-12 begin after Holy Communion.
(Everyone in grades 9-12 is expected to be in Church at 9:30AM)
Armenian School Classes begin at 12:00 Noon

Scripture Readings for Sunday, May 21st.

Gospel Reading 
(John 9:39-10:10)
Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.”  Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?”  Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.  “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.  The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.   The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.  They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.”  Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.  So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.  All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them.  I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly

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Epistle Reading
(1John 3:2-6)
Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when He is revealed, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.  And all who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.  Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.  You know that He was revealed to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has either seen Him or known Him.

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Gospel Commentary

In this Gospel reading Jesus says:  “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”  We who are members of His Church cannot claim ignorance.  We are not “blind.”  We have no excuse.  We have experienced Jesus even to the extent of becoming united to Him in the reception of His Body and Blood in the Holy Communion and thereby we have demonstrated our hope in Him. “And all who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.” During this week try to make a conscious effort to demonstrate your hope in Jesus.  Think before you think, speak or act. Try to remove impure thoughts, control your tongue and do acts of kindness.  See how you do.

Yughakin Offering
Yughakin Offering is a special offering made twice a year at Christmas & Easter to help defray the operational costs of our Parish.  “Yughakin” was the price for the oil used to light the lamps of the Church.  Though we no longer need oil we still have many operational costs and this offering made during these two feasts is another way for us to show our commitment to this most worthy cause. During this Season of giving, let us remember our Church with a special gift. We need your continued support. Envelopes are available as you leave Church or you can mail your offering to the Church:  38 Franklin Street Framingham, MA 01702  (Note on Check: Yughakin Offering)

Parish Announcements!
Bible Study:  Will  meet this Tuesday, May 23rd from 10:30-11:30AM.
The readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: 1John 5:13-21 and John 12:12-23.
Home Blessing and Visitations:  If any wishes to have their home blessed, please contact Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or by email at frkrikor@holytranslators.org.

Men’s Fellowship Night will take place Thursday Evening, June 1st, starting at 6:30PM.   See Anthony Barsamian or Karnig Durgarian for more information.
Golf Tournament:  This year’s tournament will take place on Monday, June 12th. At the Sandy Burr Golf Course, Wayland MA.  The golf tournament is a major fund raiser for our Parish.  The committee needs help; Raffle ticket sellers, sponsors, golfers and workers.  Anyone interested in helping out please see Der Krikor or Karen Durgarian.
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, May, 25th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.
 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands!
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon. Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM

Sun. May  21        Sunday School/Armenian School Graduation and Promotion Day

Tue. May  23        Weekly Bible Study  – Fellowship Hall – 10:30AM

Thu. May  25        Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Thu Jun     1         Men’s Fellowship Night – Fellowship Hall

Sun., Jun   4         Feast of Pentecost

Mon. June 12       Annual Golf Tournament – Sandy Burr, Wayland – 10:00AM

Sun. Jun  18         Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin
                              Fathers’ Day
 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
Mark Jorjorian
Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:  Laurie Bejoian
Karnig Durgarian

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