24 10 2021

TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 24, 2021

Saturday, October 23  

          4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, October 24   TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

           8:30 AM           God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, Oct. 30 

             4:00 PM     God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Oct. 31          TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

               8:30 AM              God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is not requested.

ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST DINNER- Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will host their annual Turkey Fest Dinner as a take-out only event on Saturday, November 6th in their school hall on the corner of West Chestnut and North River Streets in Wilkes-Barre.  Pick-ups will be from 12:00(noon) to 3pm.  The event will feature our traditional turkey dinner and basket raffle.  Dinners will be $14.00 for adults and $9.00 for children.  Walk-in customers will be welcomed, but reservations are strongly encouraged.  Tell your friends and family.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for donation to a local food pantry.

St. Michael’s Church Chicken Parmesan Dinner – St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main Street, Pittston will be holding a dinner drive thru on Sunday, November 7th – coinciding with the church’s patron saint feast day. Featured is the very popular Chicken Parmesan Dinner, that includes homemade breaded chicken parmesan, a generous side of pasta, tossed salad and dessert. Pre-ordering is suggested to secure your order at pickup. Phone Mike at 570-704-6520 or Linda at 570-905-7387. Orders will be taken to November 6. Cost per meal is $12.00 adults, $7.00 children. Pay by cash at time of pickup. Pick up any time between 12 noon to 3:00 pm at the drive-thru tent. A limited number of extra dinners may also be available. St. Michael’s is located a short distance north of the Pittston bridges. Turn right onto Lambert Street and into the parking lot. St. Michael is honored on November 8 on the liturgical calendar of the Byzantine Catholic rite. Archangel Michael is the guardian angel of the Church. He is also the patron saint of police officers, soldiers, doctors and emergency workers, firefighters, paramedics, and mariners. Prayers of protection for all first responders and more! We thank all in advance who support these fundraising events and welcome you to enjoy the food. For any additional questions, call the phone numbers listed.

NO COLLECTION LAST WEEK.





24 10 2021

SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE

SEVENTH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

OCTOBER 17, 2021

Saturday

Oct. 16. –  4:00 PM – God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday  –    SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

Oct. 17 – 8:30 AM       ✞Helen Youells – Anna Magill & Family

Saturday

Oct. 23 – 4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday       TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

    Oct. 24 – 8:30 AM ✞Rosalie Szok – Michael Kane

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is not requested. 

WELCOME: Our parish family welcomes a new parishioner, Anna Gill. Anna is from Ukraine and wishes to be a part of our parish. We wish to thank you Anna for becoming a member of our Community and Family.

Rummage Sale: The Women’s Society will sponsor another Rummage Sale on, Friday Oct. 22nd 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday Oct. 23rd  (bag day) 9:00 AM – noon. If you have any items that you can donate to the sale, please bring them to the Church or Hall before Thursday Oct. 21st. And of course if you wonderful bakers are interested, we will be glad to have another Bake Sale with the other sale. Bring you baked goods to the hall. Thanks again for your help. The sale last week-end was a great success. We do thank all who helped to make this fundraiser possible. Your help in setting up, bakers, donators of items and workers for the 3 days is greatly appreciated. May God bless you all.





24 10 2021

Twentieth SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 10, 2021

Saturday, October 9

4:00 PM ✞Clara Patrylak – Nancy Seiple          

Sunday, October 10 TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health on all Parishioners.

Saturday, October 16

4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health on all parishioners.

Sunday, October 17 

8:30AM TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

✞Helen Youells – Anna Magill & Family

FOOD SALE: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church – 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Vegetable soup, Turkey and Italian hoagie sale plus a bake sale – Thursday, October 28, 2021 in the church hall from 11:00 AM = 4:00 PM. The hoagies are $7.00 each and a quart of soup $7.00. Orders should be in by Sunday, October 24,, 202

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No request 

CEMETERY FUND: Our thanks to Joan Baurys for her donation to the Cemetery Fund. We appreciate your generous donation. God’s blessings! 

RUMMAGE SALE:We wish to thank all those who have helped at the preparation and setting up all the items for the sale. We also thank those who donated items, baked goods, etc. to help with this fundraiser. You still have a chance to visit the sale Sunday from 1 – 3 bag day you may find something you can use. 

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: the Women’s Society will meet on Tuesday October 12th  in the Church Hall at 2:00 PM. Please members and no-members come and help to pack up the remaining items from the sale. We need help from all who are available.





24 10 2021

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 3, 2021

aturday, October 2 4:00 PM

True conversion of heart for Cameron Poullard given by the Poullard Family.

Sunday, October 3 – 8:30AM 

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners  

Saturday, October 9 4:00 PM

Clara Patrylak – Nancy Seiple          

Sunday, October 10– 8:30AM 

TWENTIETH  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

     God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners  

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light requested to burn Oct. 2 -9 by Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Piston. 

COLLECTION: Week of Sept.25/26; TOTAL: $732.

Sunday $315, Holy Days $15, Maintenance $21, Loose $104, Candles $22. = $477.

Mail in Sunday $70, Diocesan $5, Holy Days $10, Initial $10, Dues $160. = $255.

RUMMAGE SALE: Our Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 8th  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM,Saturday Oct. 9th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Sunday Oct. 10th 1:00 – 300 PM.

We are asking for donations of baked goods from our great bakers of the parish. A sign up sheet is in the vestibule for those who will be donating baked items. Your help for this fundraising is very important. Please try to do this for your parish.

PASTIE SALE:   SS Peter & Paul, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre is taking orders for Pasties for pick-up on Saturday, October 9th, 2021.  Our Pasties are made with seasoned ground beef and potatoes wrapped in a pie crust pastry and are available with or without onions.  Pasties are $7.00 each and Gravy is available for $1.00 for an 8 oz. cup.  Call (570)829-3051 to place your order.  (Please specify with or without onions.)  Pick-up from 1:30 to 3:30pm in our School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Remember, when Baba cooks… everybody’s happy!





24 10 2021

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

Saturday, September 25 4:00 PM

✞Helen Youells – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, September 26– 8:30AM 

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners  

Friday, October 1 –  9:00 AM

Protection of the Mother of God

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners  

Saturday, October 2 4:00 PM

True conversion of heart for Cameron Poullard given by the Poullard Family.          

BUILDING FUND: A donation was received from Eleanor Nowinski to the Parish Building Fund in memory of her sister Clara Patrylak. The donation is greatly appreciated.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever and ever. Amen.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light none 

MEETING: Wyoming Valley Parish Meeting is scheduled to be held Wednesday September 29th at 6:00 PM in SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA. This meeting is for parish and Financial council members of each parish.

RUMMAGE SALE: Our Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 8th,  Saturday Oct. 9th, and Sunday Oct. 10th . We are asking for donations of baked goods from our great bakers of the parish. Your help for this fundraising is very important. Please try to do this for your parish.





24 10 2021

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Saturday, September 18

4:00 PM Allison Poullard, True conversion of heart and for God’s blessings, good health and salvation.     

Sunday, September 19 Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, September 25

4:00 PM Helen Youells – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, September 26 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all parishioners.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday 6:00 PM    Sunday 10:30 AM

The little moments of the day are as important in building our foundation as the impact of great events. 

Lord, thank You for my blessings and my crosses. Graciously bless me with the courage to grow closer to You with all that fills my day.

GOD’S WORLD

In God’s world happiness is found in how we live By the things we keep and things we give
Making plans on what we can do each day And helping others along their way.
The bible tells us of the rules God set Working hard we can see they are met
Dreaming dreams that reach the sky We can enjoy God’s world as time goes by
There is a miracle in every living thing The beauty of nature He does bring
We experience the seasons of God’s pageantry In God’s world all creation is a mystery
God’s world is filled with love for you and me In His world we live by what we believe
Courage and hope He will always supply Living by faith our prayers He will not deny.

JESUS IS THE WAY

Our world has changed so much today
It is filled with hate, troubles and woe
Now in public we are not allowed to pray
The world has forgotten that Jesus is the way.

We are pressured, disturbed and bewildered
We have become selfish rushing through our day
We never take time to pray or remember
That Jesus is the only way.

We must work hard to stop this decay
That is destroying our world today
By telling others to take time and pray
And accept through faith Jesus is the way.

Jesus is the way that leads to heaven
His hand is holding the only key
That unlocks the golden door
Leading us to eternity.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is not requested. 

SYPATHY: Our sympathy is extended to the family of Rose Mytch who was called to her eternal rest and to Marilyn Huff whose husband was called to his eternal rest. May they rest in peace.

RUMMAGE SALE: Our Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 8th,  Saturday Oct. 9th, and Sunday Oct. 10th . We are asking for donations of baked goods from our great bakers of the parish. Your help for this fundraising is very important. Please try to do this for your parish.

MEETING: Wyoming Valley Parish Meeting was cancelled for the Sept. 15th and will be held Wednesday September 29th at 6:00 PM in SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA. This meeting is for parish and Financial council members of each parish.

Please remember in your prayers those who are in Nursing facilities, or at home. We have a list of those who need our prayers Rita Rentko, Sonya Dempsey, Catherine Halloway, Irene Frisbee, Stanley Giza, John Dubik. 

At home bound Charles Halloway, Catherine Dulski, Marion Rose, Charles Drazba, 

Anna Koprowski, Annetta Rudeski, Al Piston and Mike Kane





4 10 2021

EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

Saturday, Sept. 11 – 4:00 PM    

Jacinta Paullard – God’s Blessings, health and salvation, The Paullard Family

Sunday, Sept.12 – 8:30AM  SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Tuesday, Sept. 14 –  8:30 AM   Exaltation of the HOLY Cross 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Saturday, Sept. 18 4:00 PM 

Allison Poullard, True conversion of heart and for God’s blessings, good health and salvation.     

Sunday, Sept. 19 – 8:30AM   SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

    God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

          The feast of the Exaltation owes its origin to the consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord, which was erected on Golgotha, in Jerusalem, by Emperor Constantine the Great. This consecration was celebrated very solemnly during the time of Macarius, Bishop of Jerusalem, on the 13th of September in the year 335. On the day following the consecration, the solemn exaltation or elevation of the sacred wood of the Cross took place. During its elevation the people exclaimed “Lord, have mercy” many times. Since that time, the Eastern Church of the Resurrection of our Lord on the 13th of September, and the feast of the exaltation of the Venerable Cross on the 14th of September.

        The feast of the Exaltation is one of the twelve great feasts of our Church and has a one-day pre-feast and a seven-day post-feast. The Saturday and Sunday before and after the Exaltation, carry the name of  “The Saturday and The Sunday before – or after the feast of the Exaltation”, because on those days the Epistle and Gospel speak of the holy Cross. 

          The feast of the Exaltation by placing the holy Cross before our eyes, reminds us of our obligation to venerate, love and confess the holy Cross. “Do not be ashamed of the Cross of Christ,” admonishes St. Cyril of Jerusalem in his fourth catechesis, “even if some hide it, nevertheless, you trace it clearly upon your forehead so that the demons, seeing the royal sign, may tremble and flee far away. Make this sign when you eat and drink, when you sit, lie down, rise or walk, in a word, at every occasion.”

           St. John Chrysostom, in a sermon on the Cemetery and the Cross, speaks of the significance of the Cross-for us: “The Cross is a trophy against the demons, a weapon against sin, a sword with which Christ pierced the serpent. The Cross is the will of the Father, the glory of the Only-begotten One, joy of the Spirit, ornament of the angels, fortress of the Church, the glory of Paul, stronghold of the Saints, the light of the whole world.” 

The Sign of the Cross

Crossing oneself with two fingers brought to the thumb represents the Trinity. The last two fingers held to the palm represent the two natures of Jesus – God and man. Unlike the Latin Rite where where the Sign of the Cross is made from left to right, the Sign of the Cross in Eastern rites is made typically from the right to the left shoulder – to 


SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is not requested.     MEETING: Wyoming Valley Parish Meeting will be held Wednesday September 15th at 6:00 PM in SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA. This meeting is for parish and Financial council members of each parish. 
WOMEN’S SOCIETY:The meeting scheduled for last week had to be cancelled because the date & time was not in the bulletin and only a few would have attended. Trying for Tuesday September 14th at 6:00 PM in the church hall to conduct the meeting.The Women’s Society will sponsor their Rummage Sale- Friday, October 8th,  Saturday 9th,  and Sunday10th. If you have any items to donate for this cause please bring to the Church or call a member to have them picked up. The Society is planning to have a bake sale for this fund-raiser and is asking our great bakers of the parish if they could possibly help to make this possible. A sign up sheet will be in the vestibule if you would like to donate a baked product. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Please try to attend this meeting and any parish member is invited to come and join in for the parish event. 

signify Christ enthroned at the right hand of the Father. According to tradition and in the words of Pope Innocent III (1198-1216), The Sign of the Cross is made with three

fingers because it is impressed upon us in the name of the Holy Trinity. From the forehead we pass to the breast, then from the right to the left.

“The Veneration of the Holy Cross of the Lord is one of the most significant aspects of the worship of the God-Man…Signing ourselves with the sign of the Cross is on of the oldest customs of Christians.” As the Servant of God Andrew Sheptytsky said in his pastoral letter. 

The Holy Cross is an ever-living symbol of God’s everlasting love toward us sinners, a symbol of Christ’s total self-sacrifice, a symbol of our redemption and salvation, a symbol of Christ’s victory over death and Satan. By veneration the holy Cross we honor Christ’s sacrifice, passion and death. Whenever we sign ourselves with the sign of the holy Cross, we profess our faith in our Savior. 





FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

28 08 2021

BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

August 29, 2021

Saturday, August 284:00 PM

✞Donald Lotrick – The Swartwood Family 

Sunday, August 29 – 8:30AM

 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, Sept. 4 4:00 PM –  

Sunday, Sept 5– 8:30AMFIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light no request.

MEETING: A meeting announced by the Chancery will be held at Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish Hall on Wednesday September 1st at 6:30 PM. The parish financial council is invited to be present for this meeting. 

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale in the fall. All items such as household, linens, utensils, toys, baby clothes, furniture, etc. are accepted if they are in good shape to sell.  Bring items to the church, the hall or call one of the Society members to arrange for pick up.

Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church

20 Nottingham Street – PO Box 60 – Plymouth, PA 18651

Church & Hall: 570-779-3323 Fr. Walter Cell Phone 570-406-5882

Father Walter Pasicznyk, Pastor 

DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Saturdays 4:00 PM; Sundays 8:30 AM

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

August 29, 2021

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Albert Ferkal who was called to his eternal rest. May he rest in peace





TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

28 08 2021

AUGUST 15, 2021

DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Saturday,Aug. 14- 4:00 PM

DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

God’s Blessings for Gary & Jacinta Poullard, Poullard Famil

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

Sunday, August 15 – 8:30 AM 

DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Saturday, August 21 – 4:00PM

Sunday, August 22 – 8:30AM     THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST        

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

BUILDING FUND: Our Thanks to Dr. & Mary Nowinski for their donation to our Parish Building Fund in memory of Clara Patrylak. Your generous donation is very appreciated. 

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS:  We wish Mary Oshirak a very happy, healthy Birthday; Mary will celebrate her day this Sunday,  August 15th. MNOHYA LITA! 

Rummage Sale: Transfiguration of Our Lord parish in Nanticoke, PA is sponsoring a  rummage Sale Aug 21, and 28 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Church Hall. 

PRAYERS:Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, their families and friends, those in nursing homes, hospitals and at home.





ELEVENTH SUNDAY

28 08 2021

AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 8, 2021

Saturday,Aug. 7 – 4:00 PM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, August 8 – 8:30 AM ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

              ✞Helen Youells – Anna Koprowski

Saturday, August 14– 4:00 PM ✞ 

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

Sunday, August 15– 8:30AM      TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

                                                           DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKAS

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested this week Aug. 7 – 14 by Michaelene Ostrum in honor of her mother Helene Sirak 93rd Birthday. Best Wishes Helene and many more Happy, Health Years.   

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks to those who donated to Our Parish Building Fund in memory of Clara Patralak: 

CHURCH GROUNDS: If you have noticed the Arborvitae trees on both sides of the church have been removed. The sight of them were not so nice and with no one to trim and care for shrubs they had to removed. The cost for this project is $2100. If you can contribute any donations toward this expense, please provide a little help. Thank you. Yours donations are always appreciated.

FESTIVAL FOOD SALE: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will hold the 3rd and last of their Why Cook Wednesday Dinners for the Summer with an a La Carte, Ukrainian Festival Food, Take-Out Dinner on Wednesday, August 18th.  Order from a menu of festival foods including; holubtsi (piggies)…$3/each, pyrohy (pierogies)…3 for $3.00, kovbasa & kapusta (kielbasa & sauerkraut)…$5.00/each, halushki (cabbage & noodles)…$3.00/pint and Pagash (potato pizza)…$2.00/cut.  Pick-Ups from 4:00 to 7:00pm in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, near the General Hospital Parkade in Wilkes-Barre.  Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Bake Sale items available and tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle. 

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA, Furniture Rummage sale Fundraiser for the 11th year, being held on August 13-14, 2021  at St. Cyril’s School gym inside, 133 River Street,  and outside behind St. Cyril’s Rectory, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Free Parking.   Benefits St. Cyrils Church.  (IF the CDC and Gov. OF Penna, change the rules by August 13, 2021, please wear a mask. ) Church website:   stcyrils.weconnect.com  All items priced to sell:  furniture, mirrors, wall hangings, lamps, books, jewelry,  domestics, baskets, Christmas, toys, NEW ITEMS, Souveniers, Vintage, china and dinnerware, pots and pans, small kitchen appliances, records, CD’s, DVD”S, VHS, Easter, Valentines Day, sports, tools, plus so much more….