SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN APRIL 15, 2018

17 04 2018

Saturday, April 14
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, April 15
8:30 AM SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
✞Margaret Wagner – Michael Kane
1:00 PM SVIACHENE for both parishes at
Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Nanticoke, PA

Wednesday, April 18
9:00 AM ✞Claire Grandi – 40th Day – Father Walter Pasicznyk

Saturday, April 21
4:00 PM ✞John & Anna Rudeski – Rudeski & Onderko Families

Sunday, April 22 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday 6:00 PM – Sunday 10:30 AM

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A Word About Incensing………..Incensing of the entire church takes place several times 1) at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, 2) prior to the reading of the Holy Gospel, 3) prior to the procession of the Holy Gifts and 4) after the consecration. Censing was inherited from the Jewish worship: “O Lord, let my prayer rise up as incense before you.” The fragrant smoke coming from the censer (kodilo) represents the grace of God. As the smoke spreads around, filling every nook of the church with its fragrance, so the grace of God is being spread over the world. The frankincense added to the charcoal creates the smoke and pleasing aroma. Frankincense was the most cherished perfume at the time of Christ. Little Known Fact: The incensor has 13 bells on the chain, one for Christ and one for each of the 12 apostles. The 13th bell is broken or unable to ring- this bell represents Judas Iscariot, the betrayer.
BOWS AND BLESSINGS
We bow and make the Sign of the Cross many times during the Liturgy, as a sign of our faith taking up our cross of our own free will, and the receiving and accepting of Gods blessings. Following the making of the Sign of the Cross, reverence to God is further expressed by bowing the head. We bless ourselves every time we mention the Persons of the Trinity by name, or whenever the priest blesses the congregation. We also bow and sign ourselves whenever we enter or leave the church.

THE ICONOSTASIS
This is a wall of icons that marks the space of the holy altar, the sanctuary, from the nave. The screen has three openings: the Royal or Holy doors in the center and two smaller doors called deacon doors. The icons on the screen are hung according to an established order indicating we are participants in God’s Royal Priesthood as priestly people. The royal doors are flanked by the icons of Christ (on the viewer’s right) and the Theotokos (Birthgiver of God, on the viewer’s left). It is the Lord as He came in history, and the Lord as He will come again when history is no more. On the far right is the patronal icon of the parish, (in our church it would be Ss. Peter and Paul), and in the far left is the patron saint of the Patriarchate of the Church, St. Nicholas in our case from Byzantium. If the altar is the highest heaven and the nave the place of transfiguration, the iconostasis is both a window and a mirror. It reveals to us glimpses of the glory of heaven, those transfigured by the divine life and as windows we get to see into heaven while we are yet on earth.

This Sunday is dedicated to the holy Women known as “Myrrh-bearing”. On the day of Christ’s resurrection they took ointments and went to Christ’s tomb to anoint His body which was hurriedly buried on Friday. They did not know that Christ had already risen from the dead. Arriving at the tomb, they saw that the stone had been rolled back, and an angel clothed in white was sitting at the grave.

This Sunday reminds us that we must adorn our faith with good works, just as the Myrrh-bearing Women did when they went to anoint with spices the Body of the Redeemer.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
April 14-21 by Rebecca Molecavage im memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

LOTTERY TICKETS: Tickets are still available for you take a chance at winning in May. If you did not purchase your chance to win, now is the time.

A NOTE OF THANKS: Father Walter wishes to thanks all who send him Easter Greetings. He appreciates your kindness.

SVIACHENE: This Sunday, April 15th is the After Easter Dinner – Sviachene – for both parishes together – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke, PA and our SS Peter & Paul Parish. The Buffet dinner will be served at 1:00 PM in Transfiguration of Our Lord Church Hall, Center St. Nanticoke, PA. Our thanks to those who purchased tickets for this affair, which is very small and non-parishioners who intends to attend. Sorry to say our ticket sales only amounted to 21.

The church was badly in need of a coat of paint. So the pastor decided he’d do the job himself. But all he had was one bucket of paint. So he got a bunch of buckets and some water, and he thinned the paint enough to cover the entire church. Then he spent all day painting. That night it rained—very hard—and washed all the paint off. The pastor was quite discouraged and asked God, ‘Why…why God, did you let it rain and wash off all my hard work?’
      To which God thundered his reply, ‘Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!

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SUNDAY AFTER EASTER ST. THOMAS SUNDAY APRIL 8, 2018

11 04 2018

Saturday, April 7 Distribution of Artos – Anointing with Holy Oil 3:00 PM ✞Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak & Family

Sunday, April 8 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
8:30 AM Distribution of Artos – Anointing with Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, April 12
9:00 AM ✞Edmund Bircsak – Irene Bircsak

Saturday, April 14
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, April 15 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
8:30 AM The Myrrh-bearing women
✞Margaret Wagner – Michael Kane

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Transfiguration of Our Lord
Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 7 – 14 by David & Mary Ann Youells in memory of their daughter Christine Youells.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks to Marilyn Huff for her donation to the Building Fund in memory of Michael Bigus. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

MEETING DATE CHANGE: The Women’s Society will meet on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30 PM. The date has been changed from Tuesday because of many of the members will be on a bus trip. Please mark your calendar and try to attend this meeting. President Anna Magill will preside.

SVIACHENE: To date, not very many tickets have been purchased for the Sviachene (after Easter Dinner). If you are planning to attend, please purchase your tickets so that the count can be made for the food orders. Come an spend some time with your fellow parishioners. The tickets are $12 children 10 and under free. A Chinese auction will be provided for your chance to win some fine gifts.

League of Ukrainian Catholics, North Anthracite Council Meeting: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 pm at Grotto Pizza, Edwardsville, PA.
Members, your attendance is important, as we are planning for this year LUC National Convention. New members welcome. 





RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD – EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 1, 2018

11 04 2018

Saturday, March 31 Resurrection Matins / Procession
6:00 PM Easter Divine Liturgy ~
Myrovania ~Anointing with Holy Oil

Sunday, April 1 EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY
11:00 AM Blessing of Artos and Easter Food. Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

Monday, April 2 BRIGHT MONDAY
9:00 AM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Cheryl Kachinko & Family

Wednesday, April 5 BRIGHT WED NESDAY
9:00 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – wife Louise Hubiack

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THIS SATURDAY…..
Saturday, April 7 BRIGHT SATURDAY
3:00 PM Distribution of Artos – Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
✞Andrew Patrylak from Clara Patrylak & Family

Sunday, April 8 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
8:30 AM Distribution of Artos – Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Transfiguration of Our Lord; Easter Sunday – 7:00 AM Resurrection Divine Liturgy
Next weekend – Saturday – 5:00 PM – Sunday – 10:30 AM

Please – if you cannot participate in walking the procession, you must leave the church and stay outside by the door. The Empty Church represents the empty Tomb of Our Lord. Thank You.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: NO REQUEST
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services in the Month of April in memory of Frances Bencho by daughter Rebecca Molecavage.

THANKS: We extend our sincere thanks to all those who helped to make this Holy Easter a beautiful and joyous celebration to honor our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God bless all those who devoted their time and effort to help in any way that was needed.

SVIACHENE: The Joint Parish Sviachene (Easter Dinner) will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Transfiguration of Our Lord Hall serving at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults, children 10 and under free. Please, if you plan to attend this dinner, purchase your tickets early so the preparations can be made. The two parishes, SS Peter & Paul and Transfiguration will sponsor this affair to have the Parish Families come together and share with the Easter blessings and good food. Gifts & Theme Baskets for the Chinese Auction are needed.

LUC Meeting: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting on Sunday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Grotto Pizza, Edwardsville, PA.





PALM SUNDAY ANNUNCIATION OF THE THEOTOKOS MARCH 25, 2018

24 03 2018

Saturday, March 24 – 4:00 PM Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches
Myrovania Anointing with Holy Oil
✞Ronald Kachinko – Rebecca Molecavage

Sunday, March 25 – 8:30 AM PALM SUNDAY Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches Myrovania Anointing with Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, March 29 HOLY THURSDAY – 3:00 PM Matins of the Passion of Our Lord – READING OF THE 12 GOSPELS

Friday, March 30 – 1:00 PM – Vespers– Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ

Saturday, March 31 HOLY SATURDAY
1:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
6:00 PM Resurrection Matins / Procession /
Easter Divine Liturgy – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 1 – 11:00 AM EASTER SUNDAY – RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD EASTER DIVINE LITURGY Blessing of Artos and blessing of Easter food Myravania Anointing with Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Transfiguration of Our Lord
Holy Thursday – 6:30PM – Good Friday – 5:30PM –
Saturday 3:00 PM Blessing of Easter Basket Food. Easter Sunday –
7:00 AM – Resurrection Matins, Procession Divine Liturgy
SIGN UP SHEET IS IN THE VESTIBULE FOR ADORATION OF THE GRAVE.PLEASE TRY TO SPEND AN HOUR WITH THE LORD
WE NEED THE MEN OF THE PARISH TO SIGN UP FOR HOLY THURSDAY EVENING, PROCESSION ON GOOD FRIDAY And RESURRECTION PROCESSION. YOUR HELP IN DOING THIS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

SATURDAY OF LAZARUS
Jesus Christ wrought many miracles during His lifetime but none is so deep in its effects and as a sign of abundance as the resurrection of Lazarus.
This miracle marks the apex of Christ’s self-revelation. The magnitude of this miracle and the publicity attending it were the immediate causes of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
May this great and wonderful miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus strengthen also our faith and hope, in the divinity of Christ, and in our own resurrection. That same Christ, who raised the four-day dead Lazarus, in His own time, will raise us also to a life of eternal happiness. Jesus assured us of this when He said: “I am the Resurrection and Life. Whoever believes in me, even though he dies, shall LIVE!”

PALM SUNDAY
The festival of the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem is one of the oldest feast days in the Eastern Church.
In our liturgical books this day is called, “Sunday of the Palms”, “Flowery or Blossom Sunday”, “Flower or Blossom-bearing Sunday”. Our people call this Sunday the “Sunday of Pussy-Willows or Willow Sunday.” All these names are associated with the custom of blessing and distributing palms on that day in church. Because no palm or olive trees grow in our country, we have the custom of using willow branches, a tree that is the first to blossom in the spring.
The spiritual meaning of Palm Sunday
The Jews wanted to see their messiah in power and glory. Accordingly, Jesus Christ, by raising Lazarus from the dead and by His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, gave them clear proof of His power and glory. When He entered Jerusalem, all the city was thrown into commotion saying: “Who is this?” But the crowds kept on saying: “This is Jesus the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.’”
The honor given to Christ lasted for only a brief moment, for His betrayal by Judas, His rejection by the people, His condemnation by the Jewish leaders, His passion, the way of the cross and crucifixion followed in quick succession. These very same people who, on Sunday cried out, “Hosanna”, within a few days would be crying out: “Crucify Him.”
Palm Sunday teaches us the instability of worldly glory and the vanity of earthly happiness. Joy and sadness here on earth are two inseparable sisters. Therefore, if we wish one day to have a share in the triumph of Christ in heaven, we must first undergo a Passion Week and a Golgotha with Him here on earth. Only then, will we be able, like Him, to enter into everlasting triumph, joy and resurrection.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: NO REQUEST.

HOLY WEEK – Please remember that help is needed to participate in the Holy Week services. Holy Thursday, 3:00 PM, Good Friday, 1:00 PM and Resurrection Services Holy Saturday, 6:00 PM. Help will be needed to set up the grave after the Holy Thursday services. Try to lend a helping hand. Sign up sheet is in the vestibule for Adoration. Time to spend with God. Give an hour of your time for HIM.

DONATION: Our sincere thanks for the donation of $665 for the payment of the water heater replaced weeks ago. To the anonymous donor, your gift is greatly appreciated. May God’s blessings be with you always.

SVIACHENE: The Joint Parish Sviachene (Easter Dinner) will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Transfiguration of Our Lord Hall serving at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults, children 10 and under free. Please, if you plan to attend this dinner, purchase your tickets early so the preparations can be made. The two parishes, SS Peter & Paul and Transfiguration will sponsor this affair to have the Parish Families come together and share with the Easter blessings and good food. Gifts for the Chinese Auction are needed. Your donations of gift items will be greatly appreciated. Save the date to attend this Church function, bring your family and friends

THANKS: Our thanks to those who donated and brought the Willow branches and all who helped tie the Palm & Branches. Your help is always appreciative. We also would like to thank all the women and men who came out to lend their time to clean the church. God’s blessing to all.

LUC MEETING: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet at 6:00pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville/Kingston PA. Agenda items will include the schedule for spring and summer meetings and the upcoming October National Convention in Amherst/Buffalo, New York.
Building Fund: Many thanks for the donation received in memory of Michael Hubiack by Norman Price.

Anointing of the Sick on Holy Wednesday
The general Anointing of the Sick is done for all baptized Christians present at the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.  If there are two blessings, the first blessings is done at the end of The Litany of Peace and the second is after the Litany of Supplication.  If more than one priest is present the people should be anointed by each of the priests present, up to seven priests in total.  The Prayer of Anointing is said first for all present, then each is anointed on the forehead, cheeks and palm of the hands with the formula, “The servant of God is anointed for the healing of soul and body, for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting.” Then the Gospel Book is imposed by holding it open in front of the congregation, while saying the prayer,
”O Holy King, compassionate and most merciful, look down from heaven and, with your powerful right hand anoint your sick servants with holy oil. Forgive them their sins and grant them health to both body and soul, that with love and gratitude they may glorify You.“
This is the one time each year that this Mystery (Sacrament) is provided to all the faithful in attendance and forgives all sins so that even one who has not “gone to confession” is now freed from sin and if the person remains free from sin, is free to receive of the Eucharist, the Holy Body and Blood of Christ.





SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE MARCH 18, 2018

15 03 2018

Saturday, March16
4:00 PM ✞ Anna Dempsey – Dempsey Children

Sunday, March 17 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Stations of the Cross
ST. VLADIMIR’S – EDWARDSVILLE, PA

Wednesday, March 21
6:30 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, March 24 SATURDAY OF LAZARUS
Blessing of Willow branches and Palm
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM ✞

Sunday, March 25 PALM SUNDAY-
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Monday, March 25 – 4:30 PM Annunciation of the Theotokos – Myrovania-Anointing of Holy Oil HolyConfessions at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 26 – 6:30 PM – Stations of the Cross & Sorokousty Service.
Holy Confession 5:30 PM

St. Mary of Egypt

The Fifth Sunday of Lent recalls the memory of St. Mary of Egypt, the repentant harlot. Mary tells us, first of all, that no amount of sin can keep a person from God if the sinner truly repents. In addition, St. Mary tells us that it is never too late, either in life or in lent, to repent. Christ will gladly receive all who come to Him, even at the last minute of their lives. However, their coming must be in serious and sincere repentance
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This schedule is for Holy Week
Monday – 4:30 PM Annunciation of the Theotokos – Confessions at 4:00 PM Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Tuesday, March 26 – 6:30 PM Stations of the Cross & Sorokousty Service.
Holy Confession 5:30 PM
Holy Thursday – 5:00 PM Matins of the Passion of Our Lord – READING OF THE 12 GOSPELS Holy Confession 4:00 PM
Good Friday – 3:00 PM – Vespers– Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ
Congregational Praying of the Rosary after Services – Confession 2:00 PM
HOLY SATURDAY – 1:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
7:00 PM – Resurrection Matins / Procession Easter Divine Liturgy Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
EASTER SUNDAY – 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week, March 17– 24 by the Dempsey Children in memory of Parents Anna & Joseph Dempsey, son Frank Dempsey and daughter Liza Burke.

PALM SUNDAY: Palm Sunday is next week and we are in need of Willow Branches to distribute. Since Easter is so early this year and the weather is still very cold, the pussy willows may not be sufficiently in bloom. If you have them growing in your yard, please check their progress. If you bring any, please put them at the Hall entrance. Thank you.

SVIACHENE: The joint Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being planned for Sunday, April 15, 2018 at1:00 PM, in Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish Hall, Nanticoke, PA.
Tickets will be available. The cost is $12 and children under 10 free. A Ukrainian Auction will be available and donations of baskets or gifts are welcome for those who wish to contribute. Also our good bakers are asked for desserts of any kind to help with this affair. Your family & friends are always welcome to attend.

LOTTERY TICKETS: Mike Sinko announced that the May Lottery tickets are available. If you can possibly take at least 5 or 10 and try to sell them to your family and friends it would be a great help to sell all the tickets. Whatever you do is appreciated.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks for the donations to our parish Building Fund in the amount of $50. IMO Michael Bigus and Claire Ann Grandi.

Easter Eggs-Pysanky

Ukrainian Easter Eggs are beautiful expression of mystery, magic and love. Ukrainian ancestors believed that the Easter Eggs bring good fortune, wealth, health and protection from lightning and fire, possess curative power.





FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST John Climacus, Venerable MARCH 11, 2018

15 03 2018

Saturday, March 10
4:00 PM ✞Michael Hubiack – 8th Day – SS Peter & Paul
Parishioners

Sunday, March 11 FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4-00 PM Stations of the Cross – Transfiguration of Our Lord

Wednesday, March14
4:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saturday, March 17
4:00 PM ✞Anna Dempsey – Dempsey Children

Sunday, March 18 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – St. Mary of Egypt
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Stations of the Cross – St. Vladimir’s, Edwardsville, PA

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week,
March 10 – 17 Halloway Family in memory of John & Josie Halloway.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The first meeting of the Women’s Society after the long cold winter will be held Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. All members please try to be in attendance.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks to all who donated to the Church Building Fund in Memory of Michael Hubiack; Norberta Garbor, Mike & Dolores Sinko, Anna Magill, Ann Beshada, Carol & Bernie Kosek, Mary Ann Hubick, James Cleveland. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

LOTTERY TICKETS: Mike Sinko announced that the May Lottery tickets are available. If you can possibly take at least 5 or 10 and try to sell them to your family and friends it would be a great help to sell all the tickets. Whatever you do is appreciated.

SVIACHENE: The joint Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being planned for Sunday, April 15, 2018 at1:00 PM, in Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish Hall, Nanticoke, PA.
Tickets will be available. The cost is $12 and children under 10 free. A Ukrainian Auction will be available and donations of baskets or gifts are welcome for those who wish to contribute. Also our good bakers are asked for desserts of any kind to help with this affair. Your family & friends are always welcome to attend.





THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS MARCH 4, 2018

3 03 2018

Saturday, March 3
4:00 PM ✞ Alyssa Baumann from Donna and Nelson Warren

Sunday, March 4 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
VERNERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon, PA

Wednesday, March 7 – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift
6:00 PM Mission Service

Saturday, March 10
4:00 PM ✞Micahel Hubiack – 8th Day

Sunday, March 11 FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Stations of the Crosss – St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon, PA

REMINDER: Please remember that Wednesday and Friday of this week the schedule for Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts will be at 6:00 PM instead of 4:00 PM. Friday, March 9th the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts will be at St. Vladimir’s UCC, Edwardsville, PA instead of Transfiguration of Our Lord.
THE CROSS IS…

The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, indeed, teaches us to understand the great significance the Holy Cross has for us, not only during the Lent, but also throughout our whole life. This Sunday tells us that wherever we find the Cross, there will we find strength, victory, salvation and the pledge of resurrection to eternal life of bliss.
To arouse ourselves to a greater veneration and love for the Holy Cross, let us frequently call to mind those profound thoughts expressed by the great venerator of the Holy Cross, St. Ephrem the Syrian in the following hymn:
The Cross is – the resurrection of the dead.
The Cross is – the hope of Christians.
The Cross is – the staff of the lame.
The Cross is – the consolation of the poor.
The Cross is – the dethronement of the proud.
The Cross is – the hope of the hopeless.
The Cross is – the helm of those who sail.
The Cross is – the harbor of the storm-tossed.
The Cross is – the father of orphans.
The Cross is – the comfort of the afflicted
The Cross is – the protector of youth.
The Cross is – the glory of men.
The Cross is – the crown of the aged.
The Cross is – the purity of virgins.
The Cross is – the bread of the hungry and
the fountain of the thirsty.
…Therefore, let us make the sign of this Life-Giving Cross on our forehead, lips and breast…Let us not leave the Cross even for on hour, even for one moment, and let us not do anything without it, but whether we are going to sleep, or getting up; on land, sailing the sea, or crossing rivers, we should adorn all the members of our body with the sign of the Life-Giving Cross.”

Mission Schedule
 
Sun.     March 4……   4 p.m. GLEN LYON, St. Nicholas, 153 Main St. (Confessions @ 3:30 p.m.)
Mon.     March 5……  6 p.m. NANTICOKE, Transfiguration Parish, 240 Center St.
Tue.      March 6……  6 p.m. WILKES-BARRE, Ss. Peter & Paul, 635 N. River St.
Wed.     March 7……  6 p.m. PLYMOUTH, Ss. Peter & Paul, 20 Nottingham St.
Thu.      March 8……  6 p.m. BERWICK, Ss. Cyril & Methodius, 706 N. Warren St.
Fri.        March 9……  6 p.m. EDWARDSVILLE, St. Vladimir, 70 Zerby Ave.
After each evening’s service and talk, everyone is invited
to remain for a reception with the opportunity for questions and answer session during the reception.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available
each weekday evening, beginning at 5:30 p.m.   Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Please welcome . . Father Protodeacon Michael Waak, LCSW
  Fr. Deacon Michael is from Holy Protection Parish (St. Mary’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) in McAdoo, PA.  He was ordained to the Diaconate by Metropolitan Stephen Sulyk in 1989, and is presently assigned to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA.     Fr. Deacon received his BA in Philosophy and Psychology from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.  He also attended St. Basil College in Stamford, Conn, and St. Josaphat Seminary in Wash, DC. 
   He graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University, and at the same school he achieved a certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
March 3 – 10 by The Halloway Family in memory of their mother Catherine Halloway.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services during the month of March in memory of Mary & Elias Valadja reqested by John & Claudia Bosack.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of Michael Hubiack and Michael Bigus who were called to their eternal rest. May their memory be eternal. Vichnya Pomat.

THANKS: A very sincere thanks to all who donated food, dessert, monetary and all those who helped with the set up and preparation for a very nice fellowship after the Stations of the Cross last Sunday. God’s blessing be with you all.

BIRTHDAY GREETING: We the parishioners of this parish wish Father Walter a Blessed Happy Birthday for his day on March 7th. Mnohya Lita!

BUILDING FUND: Donations received for our Parish Building Fund are greatly Appreciated: IMO Michael Bigus –Nancy Crake, Jane Neff, Anna Magill, William & Carol Egglestoen
IMO Michael Hubiack – John & Michaelene Ostrom, Rosemarie Kachinko, Catherine & Charles Halloway.

SOUP & HOAGIE SALE: St. Nicholas UCC, Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Vegetable soup, turkey & Italian hoagie sale on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm in the church hall. The cost for the soup is $6 a quart & hoagies $6 each. A Bake Sale will also be available. Orders should be placed by March 11th by calling Debbie at 570-736-6908.

REMINDER: make your reservation for Scranton’s St. Vladimir parish sponsored Saturday, May 19 New York City bus trip to the 911 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero and the 42nd Annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival. A good number of seats have already been requested, so please don’t be disappointed by waiting too long. Contact Dave Pietryka at 570 954-8517 or Paul Ewasko at 570 563-2275 for information and to reserve a seat.

PEQUINS GAME: The parishioners of Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke and Ss. Peter and Paul, Plymouth are going to attend the W-B Penquins game on 7 April as a group.  I, Fr. Walter, am presently finalizing the number of tickets to purchase.  If you or any of your parishioner desire to attend with the group, please call Fr. Walter at (570) 735-2262 before Tuesday the 6th of March to reserve a ticket for yourself.

Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, those in nursing facilities, at home, hospitals, etc. Marion Rose is recuperating from a Hip Operation and should be going home soon.