TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST August 18, 2019

19 08 2019

Saturday, August 17
4:00 PM ✞ Leonard Karabon – M/M Donald Winsock

Sunday, August 18 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, August 24– 4:00 PM
God’s Blessings and Heath for John Dubik – Parishioners

Sunday, August 25 – 8:30AM
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Thursday, August 29 – 9:00 AM
BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

Just a reminder
September 16 – 19 is the Archeparchy Retreat, Father Walter will be away

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 18 – 24 by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Emily Hilinski..

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank Jewel Johnstone and Ann Beshada for their donation to the Parish Building Fund in memory of Mary Ambrose.

RUMMAGE SALE: the Women’s Society will sponsor the annual Rummage Sale in October, 2019. Items to be donated should be in good condition and useful such as household items. Clothes will be accepted only if they are in good condition. Bring your contributions to the Church if you have anything to donate.

Moleben and LUC Meeting – Father Roman Petryshak, pastor of Berwick’s SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to the Mother of God – on Sunday, this Sunday, at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC). 

Dean of the Catholic University School of Theology and Religious Studies
 “The Divine Liturgy and You: Deepening our Understanding of Community and the Individual in Prayer” will be the topic of the afternoon presentation by Father Morozowich on Sunday, September 22, 2019 beginning at 3:00pm at Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 430 North Seventh Avenue. Cosponsored by the nine Ukrainian Catholic parishes of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Deanery and the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics, the event is of special interest to the faithful of both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions. The educational event is open to the general public – everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

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NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 11, 2019

19 08 2019

Saturday, August 10
4:00 PM ✞ Pavlo & Francis Kuczeriawie

Sunday, August 11 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, August 15 THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
9:00 AM ANOINTING OF HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
BLESSING OF FLOWERS –
✞Mary Ambrose – Al Michalak

Saturday, August 17 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Leonard Karabon – M/M Donald Winsock

Sunday, August 18 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Feast of the Dormition of the
Most Holy Mother Of God
August 15th

The day of the death of the Most Holy Mother of God is called the Dormition (or falling asleep) in our Church, for her body did not know corruption after death, but together with her soul was taken up into heaven, hence, another name for the feast is “the Assumption”. We have historical data to indicate how long the Mother of God remained on earth after the ascension of Christ into heaven, nor when, where, or how she died, for the Gospels say nothing of this.
Three days before the death of Mary, the Archangel Gabriel appeared and announced to her from her Son, Jesus Christ, the time of her departure into eternity. On the day of her death, in a miraculous manner the Apostles gathered in Jerusalem although they had been scattered in various countries of the then known world. St. Thomas was the only Apostle absent. The Mother of God expressed her wish to be buried in Gethsemane near her parents and her spouse, Joseph. Christ, in person, came accompanied by Angels and Saints to escort His Most Holy Mother to heaven. The Apostles, while singing holy hymns, carried the body of Mary to the grave where they remained keeping vigil for three days. On the third day, St. Thomas came from afar and desired very much to view for the last time the Most Pure Mother of God. When the grave was opened, her body was not there, only the funeral clothes in which the body had been wrapped. The Apostles then realized that Mary had been taken up body and soul into heaven.
Some ancient Tipicons prescribe the blessing of fruit of the vine (grapes), not on the feast of the Transfiguration, but on the feast of the Dormition. In the Greek Nicolo-Casulan Typicon of the twelfth-thirteenth century, we read: “Let it be known that, on the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, the 15th of August, grapes are blessed and eaten in church after the Divine Liturgy according to an ancient tradition.” The Typicon of Sinai of the year 1214 contains the same prescription. Similarly, the Typicons of the Lavra of St. Athanasius on Athos prescribes the blessing of grapes on the 15th of August.
We have the custom of blessing flowers on the feast of the Dormition. The Typicon of Father I. Dolnytskyj says: “Wherever the custom prevails of blessing flowers, let it be done after the Prayer behind the Ambo or after the Dismissal Prayer of the Divine Liturgy.

 “The Divine Liturgy and You: Deepening our Understanding of Community and the Individual in Prayer” will be the topic of the afternoon presentation by Father Morozowich on Sunday, September 22, 2019 beginning at 3:00pm at Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 430 North Seventh Avenue. Cosponsored by the nine Ukrainian Catholic parishes of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Deanery and the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics, the event is of special interest to the faithful of both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions. The educational event is open to the general public – everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week August 10 – 17 by Michelene Ostrum in honor of her mother Helene Sirak 91st Birthday.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS~ We extent our Birthday Greetings to Helen Sirak celebrating he 91st Birthday and Mary Oshirak who will celebrate her Birthday on Thursday, August 15. ~ MNOHYA I BLAHAYA LITA!

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Claire Karabon and family on the passing of her husband Leonard Karabon to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal. .

Moleben and LUC Meeting – Father Roman Petryshak, pastor of Berwick’s SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to the Mother of God – on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Primary agenda items include plans for commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the passing of Venerable Metropolitan Andrij Sheptytsky; participation in the upcoming presentation on the Divine Liturgy by Very Rev. Dr. Mark Morozowich, Dean of The Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies; future trips to Ukrainian religious and cultural events including the May 2020 St. George Ukrainian Street Festival in New York City; and, providing help to the orphan children in Ukraine. This is a public event of SS. Cyril and Methodius parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome. 





EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST August 4, 2019

5 08 2019

Saturday, Aug. 3
4:00 PM ✞Joseph Martinez – Frank & Irene Martens

Sunday, Aug. 4 EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Tuesday, Aug. 6 THE FEAST OF TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Saturday, Aug. 10
4:00 PM ✞Pavlo & Francis Kuczeriawie

Sunday, Aug. 11 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people,
A heart that forgives the worst,
A mind that forgets the bad,
And a soul that never loses faith in God.

AUGUST 6
THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on August 6th. The feast commemorates the transfiguration or Christ revealing the Fullness of Himself on Mount Tabor, when our Lord appeared in His full divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John.
The event of the Transfiguration is recorded in the three Synoptic Gospels: Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, and Luke 9:28-36. Jesus took the Apostles Peter, James, and John with Him up a mountain, and while they were on the mountain Jesus was transfigured. He shone like the sun, and His garments became more than merely glistening white, radiating light as well.
Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ, talking to Him. Peter declared how good it was for them to be there and expressed the desire to build three booths for Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. This reference to the booths could imply that this occurred during the time of the Feast of Tabernacles when the Jews would be camping out in the fields for the grape harvest; for this Feast had acquired other associations in the course of its history, including the memory of the wanderings in the wilderness recorded in the Old Testament book of Exodus.
While Peter was speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them. A voice came from the cloud saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.” When the disciples heard this they fell on their faces filled with awe. Jesus came to them and told them to not be afraid. When the three looked up they saw only Jesus.
As Jesus and His disciples came down the mountain, He told them not to speak of what they had seen until He had risen from the dead.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No Request.

BUILDING FUND CORRECTION: Last week the donation in memory of Mary Ambrose was donated by Allen & Jullie Jayne.

LUC- Father Roman Petryshak, pastor of Berwick’s SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to the Mother of God – on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Primary agenda items include plans for commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the passing of Venerable Metropolitan Andrij Sheptytsky; participation in the upcoming presentation on the Divine Liturgy by Very Rev. Dr. Mark Morozowich, Dean of The Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies; future trips to Ukrainian religious and cultural events including the May 2020 St. George Ukrainian Street Festival in New York City; and, providing help to the orphan children in Ukraine. This is a public event of SS. Cyril and Methodius parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: We extend our belated Birthday greetings to Eugene
Slabinski who celebrated his day last week-end. May God grant you many more Happy, Healthy Years.





SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 28, 2019

5 08 2019

Saturday, July 27 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Sir. David & Elisabeth Owen.

Sunday, July 28 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, August 3 EIGTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Joseph Martinez – Frank & Irene Martens

Sunday, August 4 EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 27- August 3 by Mary Oshirak in memory of the Klem & Oshirak Families..

ST, NICHOLAS CHURCH: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Lyon, PA is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday, October 6, 2019at 1:30 PM at St. Nicholas Church. A banquet will follow at 4:00 pm at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church Hall. The cost per adult is $45.00. Children ages 7-15 is $15.00 and under 7 are free. Beer, wine, & soda are included. No tickets will be available at the door & there are no refunds. Please make your check out to “St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church” along with number of tickets you are requesting and the names of the people attending to St. Nicholas Church, 153 East Main Street, Glen Lyon, PA 18617 by September 1, 2

BUILDING FUND: A donation for the Building Fund was received from Mark & Jullie Jayne in memory of Mary Ambrose. Our thanks and appreciation is expressed to the donors. God Bless you.

UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY: The annual Ukrainian Seminary Day will be held at St. Nicholas Grove, Primrose, Minersville, PA this Sunday, July 28. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak will celebrate the Divine Liturgy  at 11 a.m. The Ukrainian Folk Ensemble Kazka will perform from 1 to 3 pm.  The Pa. Villagers Polka Band will provide dance music from 4 to 8 pm. 





SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 21, 2019

22 07 2019

Saturday, July 20
4:00 PM ✞Dorothy wujcik – son Leonard Wujcik

Sunday, July21 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 27
4:00 PM ✞Sir. David & Elisabeth Owen.

Sunday, July 28 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

They brought to Jesus a paralytic stretched on a bed. Jesus seeing their faith, said to the palsied man, “Son, take courage, thy sins are forgiven.”Some of the scribes seeing this said to themselves, “He is blaspheming!” But Jesus, reading their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier to say, ‘Thy sins are forgiven,’ or, to say, ‘Rise up and walk.’ “And now, to convince you that the Son of Man has authority upon earth to forgive sins” – here He spoke to the palsied man –
“Rise up, take thy bed and go home!” The man rose and went to his home and the crowds seeing it were filled with awe, and praised God for giving such power to men.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light has no requested for the next few weeks.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks for the donation to the Building Fund in memory of Mary Ambrose – Mark & Mary Ellen Jayne, Judy Lucchino, Al Michalak.

ST, NICHOLAS CHURCH: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church is celebrating it’s 125th. A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday, October 6, 2019at 1:30PM at St. Nicholas Church. A banquet will follow at 4:00pm at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church Hall. The cost per adult is $45.00. Children ages 7-15 is $15.00 and under 7 are free. Beer, wine, & soda are included. No tickets will be available at the door & there are no refunds. Please make your check out to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.

RUMMAGE SALE:. The Women’s Society Rummage Sale will be held in the fall. If you wish to contribute any items or other articles useful to be sold and in good condition for the Rummage Sale, please bring them to the church or contact one of the members of the Women’s Society.

UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY: The annual Ukrainian Seminary Day will be held at St. Nicholas Grove, Primrose, Minersville, Pa., on Sunday, July 28. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak will celebrate the Divine Liturgy  at 11 a.m. The Ukrainian Folk Ensemble Kazka will perform from 1 to 3 pm.  The Pa. Villagers Polka Band will provide dance music from 4 to 8 pm.  Ukrainian foods, theme baskets and Ukrainian arts and crafts will be available throughout the day.  We encourage your attendance at this annual social which benefits our St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington, D.C.





SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS JULY 14, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, July 13
4:00 PM God’s blessing for good health and salvation for Charles &
Catherine Halloway

Sunday, July 14 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
8:30 AM SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 20 ✞Dorothy Wujcik- son Leonard Wujcik
4:30 PM blessing of cars in remembrance of Saint Elijah

Sunday, July 21 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
blessing of cars in remembrance of Saint Elijah

Two Horses 

 There is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.  Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing.
 If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
 Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two horses, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
 When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
 Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way….

 


Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.
And remember…be kinder than necessary- everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly…
Leave the rest to God.

Six Reasons to Light Candles in Front of Icons

Because our faith is light. Christ said, “I am the light of the world.” The light of a candle or vigil lamp reminds us of the light with which Christ illuminates our souls.

Our pray is devotion and as we, because of the work necessary, can’t stay to pray the whole week, the candle stands in reminder of our devotion to the saint the candle stands before. When the saint, who is human also, sees the candle burning knows he is remembered.

To remind us of the radiant character of the saint whose icon we light the candle in front of, for saints are called “sons of light” (John 12:36, Luke 16:8).

To serve as a reproach for our deeds of darkness, for our evil thoughts and desires, to call us to the path of evangelical light, and so that we zealously try to fulfill the Commandments of the Savior: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16).

So that the candle will be a small sacrifice to God, who gave Himself completely as a sacrifice for us, and as a small sign of our great gratitude and radiant love for Him from whom we ask life, health, salvation, peace and everything that only boundless heavenly love can bestow.

So terror will strike the evil powers that assail us and lead our thoughts away from the Creator, even at the time of prayer. The evil powers love darkness and tremble at every light, especially light that belongs to God and to those who reflect Him.

To remind us that the Creator created light before anything else: “And God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Light must be present at the beginning of our spiritual lives, so that the light of Christ’s truth will shine within us before anything else. From the light of Christ’s truth every good is created, springs up, and grows within us.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 13- 20 by Albert Piston in memory of Daniel Piston.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere Sympathy to the family of Mary Ambrose who was called to her eternal rest last week. May her memory be eternal –! Vichnaya Pamyat.

UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY: The 85th ANNUAL UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY– SUNDAY JULY 28 IN MINERSVILLE, PA
The 85th annual Ukrainian Seminary Day, sponsored by the parishes of the South Anthracite Deanery, will be held at St. Nicholas Grove, Primrose, Minersville, Pa., on Sunday, July 28. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, together with the deanery clergy, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy  at 11 a.m. The Ukrainian Folk Ensemble Kazka will perform from 1 to 3 pm.  The Pa. Villagers Polka Band will provide dance music from 4 to 8 pm.  Ukrainian foods, theme baskets and Ukrainian arts and crafts will be available throughout the day.  We encourage your attendance at this annual social which benefits our St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington, D.C. Since 1985 over $941,100 has been raised for the education of our seminarians, our future priests.





JULY 7, 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE SAINTS OF RUS-UKRAINE

16 07 2019

Saturday, July 6
4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

Sunday, July 7 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 13
4:00 PM God’s Blessing for good health and salvation for Charles
& Catherine Halloway

Sunday, July 14 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
July 6 – 13 by Irene Pstrak and sons in loving memory of Joseph Pstrak.
Sanctuary Candle requests are available for July 20-27, July 27-Aug. 3 and Aug. 3-10.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles are requested to burn at all Church Services for the Month of July by Don & Donna Winsock in honor of the their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
The Altar Candles requests are available for the months of August, September, and October. The donation is $40 and the Candles burn for all services during the month requested.

Donation: Thank you to Mrs. Ella Maier for her donation of $20 toward our annual Rummage Sale. Ella is a neighbor on Stephanie Drive.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s society is planning to have a Rummage Sale in the fall. If you have any items usable for this sale, please bring them to the Church or the Church Hall.

Happy belated Birthday to America, which we celebrated this past Thursday, July 4th. May God Bless America Always and in all ways.