TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST July 29, 2018

27 07 2018

DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Saturdays 4:00 PM; Sundays 8:30 AMSaturday, July 28 – 4:00 PM
✞Ron Kachinko – Jewel Johnstone

Sunday, July 29 – 8:30 AM
God’s Blessings an Good Health
On all parishioners

Thursday, August 2 – 9:00 AM
✞All the deceased members of the Kuczeriawa and Rogozynska Families, requested by Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, August 4 – 4:00 PM
Transfiguration Of Our Lord –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Joseph Romashko -Tom & Barbara
Romashko
Sunday, August 5 – 8:30AM
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Transfiguration Of Our Lord –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessing and Good Health
on all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:
The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week July 28 – Aug. 4 by the Hallaways in memory of Pete Hallaway.

BLESSING OF FRUIT: Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord is August 6. It is the tradition to have the blessing of fruit on this feast day. Bring your fruit Saturday & Sunday Aug. 4 & 5th for the blessing after the Divine Liturgy .

Divine Liturgy, Picnic and LUC Meeting: Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Nanticoke, PA extends a warm invitation to a special celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord’s Feast Day Parish Celebration on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at 10:30 am followed by a summer picnic in the church’s basement hall and on the church grounds. At 2:00 pm the parish sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC) will take place.

TRANSFIGURATION OF
OUR LORD

Monday August 6th, is the feast of our Lord’s Transfiguration. In His wisdom, Jesus planned this miracle at a very opportune time in His life, in order to strengthen His disciples, when the time of trial would come; they would remember the glory and majesty of His Transfiguration.
The relevance of the Transfiguration for us lies in the Divine Liturgy, for what once happened on Mount Tabor happens every time the Holy Sacrifice is offered. Christ, in fact, is transfigured on our altars. Under the appearances of bread and wine, the eyes of faith can see the glorified Christ. The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament of transfiguration. But, the Liturgy goes even further: it not only reveals Christ transfigured but allows us to share His glory intimately.
When Our Lord was transfigured, two Old Testament figures appeared with Him as witnesses to His glory. Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Law and the prophecies so that Moses, the representative of the Old Law and Elias, the representative of the Prophets, appeared with Our Lord who established the New Covenant between God and His chosen people.
So much emphasis today is placed on the humanity of Christ. The feast of the Transfiguration serves to remind us of His divinity. Christ is the Son of God

who transformed all creation by His passion, and the light of His glory has made the whole universe sharply aware of the holiness of God. The living Christ on the high mountain of Tabor, shining as the sun, was the Son of God. That same Son of God in His life on earth among us had more humiliations than moments of glory. His transfiguration should underling for us the mysterious meaning of life, namely, that joy follows Good Friday and heaven follows sufferings that are patiently endured.
No life can have much meaning that is devoid of an understanding of joy and suffering. Wednesday’s feast day underlines a great moment of joy in the love of our Lord that supported His disciples when they saw Him humiliated and put to great shame. The transfiguration is a promise of future glory that can only be merited by leading a good life and helping others to do so too. If we are loyal to the mysteries of our Catholic faith and uphold its truth, then the immeasurable reward of transfiguration will be ours, too.

A LITTLE HUMOR

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The elder priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, “I know you were reaching out to the young people when you had bucket seats put in to replace the first four pews. It worked. We got the front of the church filled first.”
    The young priest nodded and the old one continued, “And, you told me a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock ‘n roll gospel choir that packed us to the balcony.”
    “So,” asked the young priest, “what’s the problem?”
    “Well”, said the elder priest, “I’m afraid you’ve gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.”
    “But Father,” protests the young priest. “My confessions have nearly doubled since I began that!
    “I know, my son, but the flashing “Toot ‘n Tell or Go to Hell” neon sign really has to go.”

THANKFUL

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NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 22, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, July 21
4:00 PM ✞ Michael Bigus, Jr. – Mary Gillis

Sunday, July 22 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM Dormition of Ann
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Saturday, July 28
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Jewel Johnstone

Sunday, July 29 TENTH 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 21 – 28 by Gabe Metric in memory of his wife Barbara Metric.

CEMETERY DONATION: We are certainly happy to report the wonderful donation received for the Parish Cemetery Care. A check in the amount of $25,000 from the Estate of Mary Nakonecny, who passed away last year, for the care of the Cemetery. Mary was an avid cemetery visitor. We sincerely appreciate her final request to our Parish and its Cemetery. May God Grant Mary eternal rest.

AUTO BLESSINGS: Father Walter will bless cars, of those parishioners whom desire to have their cars blessed, in the parking lot this Saturday and Sunday after the Divine Liturgy. This is done because the Feast of St. Elijah was Friday and he was taken to heaven on a Chariot of fire, as witnessed by Elisha.

FURNITURE SALE: The Parishioners of St. Cyril’s and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA, gathered to discuss the fundraiser of the  “FURNITURE SALE” Only!!!!!  (P.S. with assorted Lamps and Wall Hangings too!!!!!) on August 3rd and 4th, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  at St. Cyril’s School Gym, 133 River Street, Olyphant.  An assortment of furniture including antique furniture will be available.

If we spend time thanking God for the good things in our lives,
we won’t have time to do so much complaining.
Thank You, Lord, for the gift of life and the many things that bring me joy.

St. Mary’s Country Picnic Dinner:  August 2  6 PM Seating. $20 per person. St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. Menu: Fresh Summer Fruit Salad, Oven Baked Fried Tender Chicken sections w/seasoned coating and baked to a tender perfection, Country Sweet Potato(prepared w/honey and Cinnamon), Roasted Vegetable Medley, Chef’s Favorite Dessert-Homemade Lemon Lush. Non-alcoholic beverages included, Cash bar available. Reservations by end of day Monday, July 30. events@stmcscranton.com.





SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS JULY 15, 2018

27 07 2018

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

Sunday, July 15 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Michael Kane

Thursday, Judy 19
9:00 AM ✞Barbara Metric-husband Gabe Metric

Saturday, July 21
4:00 PM ✞Michael Bigus, Jr. – Mary Gillis

Sunday, July 22 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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LUNCH IN EDWARDSVILLE – TODAY (Sunday) Father Paul Wolensky invites you to come and celebrate the Feast of Saint Vladimir, Equal-To-The-Apostles and Baptizer of Rus’-Ukraine, Sunday, July 15, at 12 noon – we are having a Festive Covered Dish Luncheon at our Social Hall (70 Zerby Ave.), and you are most welcome to come and celebrate with us! The planned menu will be similar to a Summertime picnic. Our parishioners are good cooks and we love company! You are welcome to bring something too, but you don’t have to.  On behalf of our Parish Family, Happy Saint Vladimir’s Day! Hope to see you and break bread with you! Glory to Jesus Christ! Slava Isusu Christu!

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 14-21 by Albert Piston in memory of Daniel Piston.

cONGRATULATIONS: We extend our Congratulations and Best Wishes to Jack & Annetta Rudeski who celebrated their 49th Wedding Anniversary on July 7, 2018. May God bless you both with many more Happy, Healthy Years. Mnohya Lita

DOMES DONATION: We sincerely thank Bernie & Carol Kosek for their donation of $100 toward the cost of the refinishing of the Church Domes. Your generous offering is greatly appreciated. God Bless.

Divine Liturgy, Picnic and LUC Meeting – Father Walter Pasicznyk, pastor of the Hanover section of Nanticoke’s Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to a special celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord’s Feast Day Parish Celebration on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at 10:30am followed by a summer picnic in the church’s basement hall and on the church grounds. At 2:00pm the parish sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC) will take place. All parishioners and LUC members are warmly welcomed to attend.  The parish is located at 240 Center Street, Nanticoke.  If you need direction or more information you can call the rectory at (570) 735-2262

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May Lottery: A thank you to all how helped with the sales and purchased tickets. A special thanks to Mike & Dolores for a job well done.





SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 8, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, July 7
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, July 8 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Thomas Sawka

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Thursday, July 12
9:00 AM ✞Barbara Metric-husband Gabe Metric

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

Sunday, July15 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Michael Kane
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SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 5 – 13 in memory of Daniel Piston given by Albert Piston .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Many best wishes to Ayla Schappert who will celebrate her 6th Birthday on July 11th. Requested by Granny, Grandma, Pop Pop, Mom, Dad and brother Jude. We the Parishioners also wish Ayla a very Happy Birthday, may God bless her with many, many more happy, healthy years.

CONGRATULATIONS: Happy Wedding Anniversary to Donna & Don Winsock who celebrated their 49th Anniversary on July 5th. May God bless you both with many more happy, healthy years. Mnohaya ee Blahaya Lita!

CEMETERY: If you are visiting the cemetery and you see anyone leaving any sort of garbage in any area of the cemetery, PLEASE inform them that we do not have garbage pickup and to take the garbage home to dispose. The past month the garbage had to be taken away at the cost of $150. We have a very good care taker and he told me that the stuff that is left there has to be removed, so we pay. The cemetery has been looking very nice and they do a good job to make it look good.

DONATION: We wish to thank Elaine Simmons for her donation of $100 to the cemetery care. We appreciate all donations to help with the cost of the care.





SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 1, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, June 30
4:00 PM ✞Arlene Jones – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, July 1 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 7
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, July 8 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Thomas Sawka

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 30 – July 10 by David & Mary Youells God’s blessings for good health on Helen Youells.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn during all services in the month of July in memory of Anna Bosack requested by John & Claudia Bosack.

DOMES: The painting of the Domes is finished. The cost is $11,185.00. The Women’s Society of our Parish donated $6000. The balance remains as $5,185.00. Donations would be greatly appreciated for this project.

LUC MEETING: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet at 6:00pm, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville/Kingston, PA. Agenda items will include the schedule for summer /autumn meetings, annual picnic and the upcoming October National Convention in Amherst/Buffalo, New York.

PRAYERS: It is nice to see a few of our parishioners who we remembered in our prayers back to better health and hopefully to full recovery. Continue your prayer for all who are in need of good health.





FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST June 24, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, June 23
4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

Sunday, June 24 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Friday, June 29 Feast Day of SS Peter & Paul
9:00 AM Holy Day of Obligation – Anointing of Holy Oil Myrovania
✞Ronald Kachinko – Kachinko Family

Saturday, June 30
4:00 PM ✞Arlene Jones – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, July 1 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of June 23 –30 is requested by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.
The new Sanctuary Light chart is available in the vestibule for your requests.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Anna Magill for her donation of flowers this week in memory of her husband Donald Magill.

CEMETERY DONATIONS: We sincerely appreciate the donations received for our Parish Cemetery Care. $250 received from Joseph Pstrak in memory of the Pstrak Family – Maksym & Julia, Children: Michael, Ann, Steph, John, Joseph (dad) Mary and Peter. and an anonymous amount from Joan Baury’s. God’s blessing for your generosity.

SS PETER & PAUL FEAST DAY: On the 29th of June our Eastern Church celebrates with great solemnity the feast, which in our liturgical books is called “The Holy Illustrious and Ever-praised Major Apostles, Peter & Paul.” Both Apostles are distinguished for their character, their zealous apostolic labors and their great cult in holy Church. We owe to the Holy Apostles the priceless treasure of the Christian faith. They handed Christ’s teachings down to us. From them, we received the Holy Gospels and the letters of the Apostles. They laid a firm foundation for the Church of Christ. This is a Holy Day of Obligation and Liturgy is Friday, June 29th at 9:00 AM. Please attend this Liturgy, as it is the namesake of our Parish.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION: This week the Peter’s Pence collection will be taken, which provides the Holy Father with the assistance he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Through your generosity, with Pope Frances we can cast the love of Christ upon the world.





FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE SAINTS OF RUS’-UKRAINE FATHER’S DAY JUNE 17, 2018

13 06 2018

Saturday, June 16
4:00 PM For all living and deceased Fathers of the Parish Petitions to the Sacred Heart

Sunday, June 17 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM For all living and deceased Fathers of the Parish
Petitions to the Sacred Heart

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Saturday, June 23
4:00 PM Arlene Jones – Anna Koprowski
Petitions to the Sacred Heart

Sunday, June 24 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners Petitions to the Sacred Heart

There is no key to happiness.
     The door is always open.

Be A Habitual Miracle Maker
“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind…let it be something good.”
— Author Unknown
If you would like each day to be a miracle, then begin each one with this little prayer: “Please, God, show me what I might do to make this day different. Please guide me to do what will make this day the best day possible?”

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Happy Thoughts
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have.
It depends solely upon what you think.”
Dale Carnegie
Most people don’t believe it, but it really is possible to think yourself happy. You start with one happy thought followed by another and another until pretty soon you’re stacking them on top of each other, like layers of joy bricks. After awhile, you will have built such a solid wall of happy thoughts around yourself that wherever you go, you’ll radiate joy. And all because one day you made the decision that no matter what, you were going to think a happy thought.
Just think a happy thought.
Then think another.
And another, And another, And another.
It really is that easy.

May your happy thoughts be numerous and always close at hand.
May your day be filled with all things good,

Resolutions For Avoiding Misery

Choose to love — rather than hate
Choose to smile — rather than frown
Choose to build — rather than destroy
Choose to persevere — rather than quit
Choose to praise — rather than gossip
Choose to heal — rather than wound
Choose to give — rather than grasp
Choose to act — rather than delay
Choose to forgive — rather than curse
Choose to pray — rather than despair

The Story of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

God made us just to love us.
He wants us to love Him back.
He knows that loving Him is the only way we can be truly happy.
For thousands of years people who became close friends of God have been telling us that God’s heart is full of love for us.
A heart means love.
God loved us so much that He came to earth to be born as Jesus.
When He was here, the Heart of Jesus burned with love for all people.  
It still does.
To show His great love, artists paint His heart all on fire. 

Jesus came to show that God loves even those people who don’t
care about Him.
Jesus was willing to suffer and die on a cross to show God’s love for all.
Remembering this, artists draw a cross above His burning Heart.
When Jesus was hanging on the cross, a soldier pierced his side with a lance.
Blood and water gushed out, showing us again how much He loved us.
Artists place the wound from the lance in the Heart of Jesus. 

People who hated Jesus put a crown of thorns on his head, hurting him.
Today people hurt Jesus when they ignore God’s love or hate God.
Artists show that hurt by placing a crown of thorns around His Heart.

Jesus, I love You!  I thank you for loving me. I adore Your Sacred Heart.
Fill my heart with more love for You every day.
Let me be like You, loving and gentle to others at all times.
Help me to pray every day for those who do not know You or love You.
I offer You all I do–my prayers, my words, my actions, and my whole self.
Sacred Heart of Jesus! I give myself to You today and forever.

MAY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, BE PRAISED, ADORED AND GLORIFIED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD, FOR EVER ANDEVER. AMEN.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 16– 23 by Rosemarie Kachinko & children in memory of Ronald Kachinko.
A new chart is available for your requests of the Sanctuary Light. This is such a nice way to remember a loved one, a special occasion or any other way to show your love.
$15 and the Light will burn for the week.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society met on Tuesday, June 12th to proceed to Agolino’s restaurant for the last meeting until September. All present enjoyed the evening with a delicious meal and conversation. The subject was brought up of the Domes painted and it was voted on to have the Women’s Society donate the first $6000 which is half of the price of the painting. This is possible because of the success of all the rummage sales held by the Women’s Society. God’s blessing on all the members for their work and efforts in raising money for this organization. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at the Church Hall. New members think about joining this group.