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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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Dear Friends of KSKJ Life,

As you are well aware, Southeastern Texas has been pummeled with unprecedented flooding this past weekend after the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, leaving thousands of residents stranded and in need of help. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the devastating damage caused by this hurricane.

Since 1894, KSKJ Life has served its members and their communities through outreach and charitable aid. To support relief efforts for this disaster, we have set up a charitable fund that will be donated to both Catholic Charities USA and the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services. Both organizations are providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers.

KSKJ Life will match donations collected up to $5,000 total. If you would like to make a donation, please make a check payable to:
“KSKJ Life Foundation”
and mail to:

KSKJ Life Foundation
2439 Glenwood Ave.
Joliet , IL 60435
Attn: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

All donations must be made by check as we are not able to accept any other form of payment at this time. We would like to send in the collected donations as soon as possible because of the immediate need for such aid. If you are making a donation, we are asking that you kindly send it in before October 15th.

All donations are tax deductible. A letter will be mailed for your records to the address listed on your check (unless otherwise noted).

The final donation total will be communicated via email and in the November issue of The Voice.

Together we can make a difference to those who need our help. Thank you.

2439 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL 60435

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One World Day Cleveland



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Clambake – St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Collinwood


St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Collinwood will be hosting its annual clambake on Saturday, September 16th in the Parish Hall. Music will be provided by the Jeff Pecon Orchestra. Clam and chicken or steak dinners will be available. Extra clams are also available. Free smoked sausages will be served after dinner. Side boards and door prizes will be available. Reservations are necessary and must be made no later than September 10th by calling the rectory at 216-761-7740. Tickets can also be purchased from Parish Council representatives. Proceeds of the clam bake will go to the parish’s Catholic School Scholarship Fund. All are welcome.

Župnija Sv. Marje Vnebovzete ima vsakoletni “Clambake” v soboto 16. septembra v župnijski dvorani. Za zabavo bo igral orkester Jeff Pecon. Večerja s školjke in pisčanec in večerja s školjke in steak ali samo steak večerja bo na razpolago. Poleg “clambake” bodo tudi “sideboards” in “door prizes”. Rezervacije so nujne, zato pokličite župnišče na 216-761-7740 najkasneje do 10. septembra. Kartice lahko dobite tudi pri članih Pastornalnega sveta. Dohodek gre za farni župnijski katoliški štipendijski sklad. Vsi lepo vabljeni!



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Glasbena Matica

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“A Family Affair” with Glasbena Matica,
Concert and Dancing, Sunday, October 22It’s “A Family Affair” as the Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society invites you to a concert and dance on Sunday, October 22, 2017. You’ll enjoy Slovenian, classical and American melodies about family life, marriage, mothers and fathers, performed by Cleveland’s legendary Slovenian chorus. Selections range from folk songs and opera to Avsenik and Slak favorites, plus Broadway and Cleveland-Style polkas – all saluting our family ties in Slovenian and English.This year, the chorus performs at St. Mary’s Auditorium, 15517 Holmes Avenue, in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. Join the pre-show mingle at 2:00 p.m. with food and refreshments. Curtain time is 3:00 with
Angela Perrine directing the chorus and Michael Cercek at the piano. After the show, stay for the social featuring Patty C and the Guys for dancing.

Admission to the annual concert and dance is $15 per person. Twelve and under free. Tickets are available from chorus members and the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 East 222nd Street in Euclid, Ohio. For more information, contact Lori at the Polka Hall of Fame, (216) 261-3263.

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St. Mary’s Parish Picnic

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Photos by Phil Hrvatin


Source: St. Mary’s Parish bulletin.

A TRULY WONDERFUL PARISH PICNIC! The line from George Gershwin’s song “I’ve Got Rhythm” sums it all up: “Who could ask for anything more.” We had great weather, great food, great refreshments, great music, great people volunteering, a great crowd attending, great spirits, and great fun which gave us a perfectly great picnic at Slovenska Pristava this past Sunday. We can only be most grateful that Mary, the Mother of God, once again prayed with us and for us to her Son Jesus for a beautiful day. There are so many people who worked together to keep everything running smoothly. We especially thank the Picnic Committee members for organizing the day, including chairman, Deacon David Kushner, David Hocevar for taking care of the bar, Geri Hocevar for the Chinese Auction, Bob Frederico for the burgers and Italian sausage in the Biergarten, Joanna Pope for raffle tickets, Florian Osredkar for the Biergarten, Anci Mihelich for raffle and kitchen help, and Julie Zalar overseeing the kitchen and preparing wonderful chicken/roast beef dinners. Our thanks to the Altar Society for overseeing the Bake Sale and to so many parishioners who provided baked goods for the sale, to Kristjan Sedmak and Jovo Mejak for the always delicious cevapčiči, Toni Kozak for the Ice Cream Stand and Children’s Games, members of Veseli Godci, to everyone who supported the raffle by selling or buying tickets, to so many who donated baskets for the Chinese Auction and to Boris Music from Hansa Brewery for his donation of beer, to Slovenska Pristava, to all who advertised our picnic, both on the radio and in the Slovenian American Times newspaper, and to all of the people who came to support our parish. God bless each and every one of you, especially our volunteers. Without you, we couldn’t have done it.

RES LEP ŽUPNIJSKI PIKNIK. Besede iz George Gershwin pesmi “I’ve Got Rhythm” zbere vse skupaj “Who could ask for anything more.” Imeli smo lepo vreme, dobro hrano, dobro pijačo, veselo muziko, dobre prostovoljce, dobro publiko, veselo vzdušje in zabavo ki nam je dalo perfekten piknik zadnjo nedeljo na Slovenski pristavi. Moramo se zahvaliti Mariji, božji Materi, da je molila z nami in za nas k njenemu Sinu Jezusu za krasen dan. Zahvaljujemo se Pripravljalnemu Odboru za pripravo piknika, posebno voditelju Davidu Kushner, Davidu Hočevar za skrb točilnice, Geri Hočevar za pripravo Kitajske loterije, Bob Fredericu za hamburgerje in Italijanske klobase v Biergartnu, Joanni Pope za raffle tickets, Florijanu Osredkar za postavitev Biergartna, Anči Mihelich za raffle in pomoč v kuhinji in Julki Zalar za vodstvo kuhinje in pripravo okusnega kosila in drugo hrano. Hvala Oltarnemu društvu za vodstvo Prodaje peciva in vsem, ki so prinesli pecivo za prodajo, Kristajnu Sedmak in Jovotu Mejak za vedno dobre čevapčiče, Toni Kozak za dobavo sladoleda in pripravo otroških iger,Veselim Godcem za muziko, vsem ki ste darovali košarice za Kitajsko loterijo, Borisu Mušič od Hansa Brewery za darovano pivo. Hvala Slovenski pristavi in vsem za oglašanje našega piknika, na radijskih odajah, in časopis  Slovenski Ameriški časi, in vsem, ki ste prišli in podprli našo župnijo. Bog blagoslovi vas vse posebno naše prostovoljce. Brez vas ne bilo mogoče.

Father John Kumse, Pastor



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Slovenian Cultural Garden August 16, 2017

Our contractors were out in full force today for a much needed facelift at the Slovenian Cultural Garden. We should be all systems go for ONE WORLD DAY.


Phil Hrvatin

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Odbor Slovenske pristave prireja vrtno veselico za Labor day weekend v soboto popoldne 2. septembra.  Vrata se odprejo ob 3:30 in za ples in zabavo igra ansambel Novi Spomini.  Točilnica pijač bo odprta ob 4. uri, kuhinja vam bo postregla s hrano od  4:30. ure dalje.  Če bo lepo vreme bo plavalni bazen odprt od opoldne do 6. ure zvečer.

Pridite in sprostite se na tem lepem kraju, zabavajte se in zaplešite ob zvokih glasbenikov.


The Board of Slovenska Pristava will host a Labor Day picnic on Saturday September 2nd.  Doors  open at 3:30 PM with music by Ansambel Novi Spomini.  The bar will be open at 4:00 PM and the kitchen will be open at 4:30.

If the weather cooperates  the pool will also be open from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Members and friends welcome to attend this  fun filled evening with friends and our music.

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Slovenian Cultural Garden


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Slovenian Cultural Garden

Several weeks ago we hired contractors to clean and repair stonework, landscape, add electrical access near the Baraga bust and repair the fountain.

Recently with the help from the City of Cleveland Department of Water we replaced a gate valve and curb stop valve with new brass ball valves. Water access has been restored to the Slovenian Cultural Garden.

The Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation will host One World Day on August 27, 2017. The Parade of Flags begins at 12:00 in front of our garden.

We need volunteers at our site to stamp passports Travel around the world at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on August 27th’s 72nd Annual One World Day. Pick up a copy of your Passport to Peace at the VA Parking Lot, Metroparks and Information Booth and visit the gardens, learn a language or some small activities, after completion, you will receive a stamp/sticker for cultural activities and another sticker/stamp for eating the food provided by the Gardens.

It would be great to have members of our community in narodne noše. What is a party without musicians and dancers? We now have electric service at our site for amplifiers, microphones and lights.
Please share this message with your friends and Slovenian heritage organizations.

Program booklet

Lep pozdrav,

Phil Hrvatin
President – Slovenian Cultural Garden Association
Cell 440-666-3300

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Goreči Škof


FILM “GOREČI ŠKOF” about Slovenian Bishop Anton Vovk and candidate for sainthood, will be  shown in the school cafeteria next Sunday, August 13th at 11:30 a.m. This film is the work of Director David Sipoš who captures not only the tragic attempt to set Bishop Vovk on fire in Novo Mesto by agents of the communist regime after World War II, but his burning dedication to the Church and people of Slovenia. Join us next Sunday for this film presentation. Coffee and donuts will also be served.

FILM “GOREČI ŠKOF” o slovenskem škofu Antonu Vovku in svetniškemu kandidatu bo predstavljen v šolski dvorani v nedeljo 13. avgusta ob 11:30 dopoldan. Film je delo direktorja Davida Sipoš. On ni ujel samo tragični poizkus zažgati škofa Vovka v Novem mestu od agentov komunisticnega režima po II Svetovni vojni, ampak tudi njegovo gorečo posvetitev Cerkvi in slovenskemu ljudstvu. Lepo vabljeni.

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