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.

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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.





THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 30, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, June 29 SS Peter & Paul Prime Apostles Feast Day Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil Holy Day of Obligation
9:00 AM President Donald Trump – Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, June 29 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM God’s Blessing on Jovi Schappert – Parishioners
Baptism of Jovi Larissa Schappert

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

Friday, July 5 Divine Liturgy in honor of Donald & Donna Winsock
9:30 AM 50th Wedding Anniversary

Saturday, July 6 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞ Donald Magill – requested by Anna Magill

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

24 THINGS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER AND
ONE TO NEVER FORGET

1. Your presence is a present to the world.
2. You’re unique and one of a kind.
3. Your life can be what you want it to be.
4. Take the days just one at a time.
5. Count your blessings, not your troubles.
6. You’ll make it through whatever comes along.
7. Within you are so many answers.
8. Understand, have courage, be strong.
9. Don’t put limits on yourself.
10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
12. Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.
13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
15. Don’t take things too seriously.
16. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
17. Remember that a little love goes a long way.
18. Remember that a lot . . . goes forever.
19. Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
20. Life’s treasures are people . . . together.
21. Realize that it’s never too late.
22. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
23. Have health and hope and happiness.
24. Take the time to wish upon a star.

AND DON’T EVER FORGET
FOR EVEN ONE DAY
HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE

Take Time to Worship

Whenever you need a blessing
And you have troubles to bear
Turn them over to the Master
Take time to worship Him in prayer.

God will fill your heart with happiness
And He will make all things right
Take time to worship Him
He can change darkness into light.

God gives us the strength we need
For sorrows that come our way
Go to Him for comfort and peace
Take time to worship and pray.

Always trust in God’s power and love
Give thanks for His grace from above
Remember, take time to worship and pray
Have faith, and He will guide you each day.




SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 29 – July 6 by Donald & Donna Winscock in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

CONGRATULATIONS: We wish to Congratulate Don & Donna Winsock on the 50th Wedding Anniversary, which they will celebrate on July 6, 2019. Many you have many more happy, healthy years – Mnohya lita!

WELCOME: A sincere welcome to our new young parishioner, Jovi Larissa Schappert, who is being baptized at this 4:00 PM Divine Liturgy. The Parish Family honors your presentence, we wish you God’s Blessing.





SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 23, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, June 22 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Leonard Wujcik – Son Leonard Wujcik

Sunday, June 23 Divine Liturgy at Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke
10:30 AM

Monday, June 24 NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, June 29 SS Peter & Paul Prime Apostles Feast Day Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil Holy Day of Obligation
9:00 AM President Donald Trump – Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, June 29 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM God’s Blessing on Jovi Schappert – Parishioners
Baptism of Jovi Larissa Schappert

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

Feast Day of SS Peter and Paul Apostles
June 29

Saints Peter and Paul are the two great apostles of the first century, martyred in Rome around the year 67 A.D. This feast commemorates the dedication of the basilicas of Saint Peter in 350 A.D. and Saint Paul in 390 A.D.
Peter was the rock on which Jesus built his church. As vicar of his Lord, Peter was the head of the Apostles. He was also the first pope. Peter led the church at Antioch, and later established the seat of the papacy at Rome. He suffered martyrdom by being hung upside down on the cross on June 29, 67 A.D.
Paul is referred to as the “Apostle to the Gentiles.” It was through Paul’s preaching efforts that Christianity spread from Israel to the non-Jewish populations surrounding the Mediterranean. As the patrons of our church, Saints Peter and Paul lead us to be constant in our belief in Jesus and in our Church.

Private Prayer to
SS Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul, you are the apostles of Jesus,
the shepherds of our Church and the preachers to the nations.
Listen to my words today as I come to you in my need (mention your petitions here). Through you, Saints Peter And Paul, I trust that God will listen to my prayers and obtain for me the favors that I seek on this day. I pledge that I will live, to the best of my ability, the teachings of Jesus and devote myself more faithfully to keeping alive in my heart the faith given me. Saints Peter and Paul, be my

THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Of all the feasts of St. John the Baptist, that of his Nativity (June 24) is the greatest. This feast, like that of his Conception, was already known in the fourth century. We have sermons on this fest given by St. John Chrysostom, St. Ambrose and St. Augustine. In his sermon for this day St. Augustine says: “Today we are celebrating the Nativity of St. John. This is an honor which no other saint enjoys Throughout the entire Christian world, only two persons are honored in their nativity: our Lord Jesus Christ and St. John the Baptist.” St. Augustine does not mention the feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God here, since this feast had not yet been instituted. In the West, we find the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner in the oldest calendar of the African Church from the fifth century.
At the time we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of St. John, in pre-Christian times our people had the custom of celebrating the feast of Kupalo. In regard to the festival of Kupalo in Ukraine, Professor S. Kylymnyk says: “The greatest most exuberant festival, which ended the summer festival of youth – of boys and girls – called “ Kupalo or Kupajlo”, which after the acceptance of Christianity was associated with the Church festival of the Nativity of John the Baptist. Hence this feast bears the double name of “John Kupalo”. The rites and songs associated with the festival “Kupalo”, like the spring songs and dances, reach back to the earliest times, to pristine poetry and rituals in honor of the life-giver, the sun.” (The Ukrainian Fold Year from the Historical Perspective. (Vol IV, p.99)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
June 22 –29 by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.

HOLY DAY: The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for the Feast of SS Peter & Paul Saturday, June 29th at 9:00 AM this is a Holy Day of Obligation.
This feast day is our Parish name and all should attend to celebrate this Feast Day. The Divine Liturgy at 4:00 PM is the regular Sunday Liturgy.

CONGRATULATIONS: We wish to Congratulate Alison & Jude Schappert as they celebrate their 8th Wedding Anniversary, June 25th. May God bless you and your family with many more Happy Healthy Years.

Thanks: We wish to thank Father Yuri Markewych for celebrating our services while Father Walter was away for a retreat. God Bless you Father Yuri.

Bulletin: If you have any announcements you would like in our bulletin, Please enter a written piece in the collection. All announcements are accepted for any occasion.





FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS June 16, 2019

18 06 2019

Saturday, June 15
4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Fathers of the Parish

Sunday, June 16
10:30 AM Divine Liturgy at Transfiguration of Our Lord,
Nanticoke, PA

Saturday, June 22 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM Leonard Wujcik – Son Leonard Wujcik

Sunday, June 23 Divine Liturgy at Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke

If you have an emergency and need a priest please call Father Roman Petryshak at 570-855-5141

HUMAN LIFE:
A note of thanks was received as follows: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life wants to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in the annual carnation drive to support the Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre. The drive was successful and mothers and babies will benefit from your generosity. Many thanks!

Do not be discouraged if it seems that there is no response to your prayers at this time. God always responds. Lord, Your wisdom always responds to my needs with unceasing peace and love and when I listen and give thanks I am blessed with results that bring goodness to me in better ways than I expect.

SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS

The Sunday after Pentecost Sunday is called the Feast Day of All Saints. Every day we remember at least one Saint, as found on the Church Calendar, some famous, great, and some not so famous. In the eyes of God all Saints are famous and great, some we know better and have become more popular than others. For example, many men and women struggled during the American Revolution, but we are aware of only the most famous and popular, like George Washington, the same is true for the roll call of Saints in the Church.
Each man, woman and child in the great history of the Church who witnessed for Christ is regarded a Saint by the Church. Since we have no way of knowing all of them, and since the list of Saints has increased many times over, and continues to do so, our Church sets aside the Sunday after Pentecost as the Feast Day for All Saints.
We are obliged, not only to venerate the saints and to seek the assistance of the saints, but also to imitate their life and holiness. All Christians are called to holiness by virtue of the sacrament of Baptism. Every person, regardless of status and condition of life, can become a Saint and is duty-bound to people without exception when He said: “Therefore, be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” St. Paul also reminds us of our duty to pursue holiness: “This is the will of God – your sanctification.”
What is holiness? Holiness is living according to the commandments of God and the Church. It is the daily fulfillment of God’s will, constant fidelity to the duties of one’s state, or more briefly – holiness is the Gospel translated into action, i.e. living for the end.
All the saints are very close to us for they, like us, were once citizens of our earth and are of our own flesh and bone. They are members of the same Church as we are, although they belong to the Church Triumphant while we still struggle as members of the Church on earth, the Church Militant, because we continue to battle the Evil One. They are not indifferent to our welfare and salvation. Hence, there exists no doubt that they readily listen to all our petitions and prayers and gladly present them before the throne of God.
The saints in heaven, then, are God’s beloved and intimate friends; and our protectors, intercessors and benefactors; our guides and models on the path to virtue and sanctity. May we become as they are.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 15 – 22 by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Ronald Kachinko.

CEMETERY CARE: Thank you to Joan Baurys for her donation of $100 to the Cemetery Care fund. We appreciate the generous gifts to this fund. God Bless you!

LOTTERY TICKETS: Mike Sinko gave his report of a profit of $3150 from the May Lottery ticket sales. The proceeds will go toward the repairs of the parking lot which is much need of repair. Thank you Mike and Dolores for manning this project and to all who purchased and sold tickets.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The parish Women’s Society enjoyed the final meeting until September with a dinner at Costello’s Restaurant in Edwardsville, PA. The next meeting will be Sept. 10th. The annual Rummage sale will be held October 11 & 12th at the church hall. New members, please join this organization from your parish.

CEMETERY SERVICE: A disappointing group of only 6 parishioners attended the services last Sunday at the Cemetery. This is open to all people and if the service was not held, some people would complain. You have the opportunity to pray for your loved ones buried in the cemetery. Father Walter with the cantering of David Youells visited each of the graves that day, so thanks should be given to him for this gesture.





Sunday or the fathers of the first ecumenical council JUNE 2, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, June 1
4:00 PM ✞Michael Bigus – Elaine Godumski

Sunday, June 2
8:30 FATHERS OF THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 enthronement of Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak
Watch on EWTN at 11:00 AM
Saturday, June 8
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – John & Maryanne Starzec

Sunday, June 9 Pentecost Sunday
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Sunday, 2:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery

This Sunday reminds us of the first universal Council assembled at Nicea in 325. The Council was convened by the first Christian Emperor Constantine the Great and the sanction of Pope Sylvester I. 318 Bishops, mostly Eastern, under the presidency of Hosius and two Roman priests, legates of the Holy See, took part in the council.
The Holy Fathers of the Church are the eminent preachers, writers and defenders of the Faith distinguished by the following three characteristics: Personal sanctity, correctness (Orthodoxy) of their teaching in all their writings, sermons, and antiquity.
The most prominent Fathers of the Eastern Church are: St. Irenaeus, St. Athanasius, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. John Chrysostom and St. Ephrem. The Church commemorates the remembrance of these valiant defenders of the faith to remind her faithful of their duty to defend the treasure or their faith against any possible attack and to live according to its maxims and principles.

GREEN SUNDAY: The Feast of the Pentecost is the day we will pay our respects to our deceased. Father Walter will celebrate the Panakhyda and bless the graves at the Cemetery on Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 pm. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family or friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
June 1 – 8 by Becky Molecavage in memory of Her Mother Frances Bencho.

ALTAR CANDLES: No request for the monthly Altar Candles for June.

STANDING: We remain standing until the feast of Pentecost. On that feast we begin to kneel at the designated periods during the Divine Liturgy.

RAFFLE TICKETS to create a scholarship fund for our Ukrainian Schools, ARE STILL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK IF YOU WISH TO TAKE A CHANCE TO WIN. TICKETS ARE $10, DRAWING June 14,2019. Prizes awarded will be 1st, 5,000, 2nd, 3,000, and 3rd 2,000..This is the last weekend to purchase a ticket.

Thanks: Our thanks to Father Walter for his generous time to fix the lamp post that fell on the property. He redid the base and put a new top for the light. Saving us many dollars for his labor.

PRAYERS: Remember in your prayers the sick of the parish at home in Nursing facilities or Hospitals.





SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND MAY 26, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, May 25
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, May 26 Sunday of the Man Born Blind
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Tamara K. Vrabel

Thursday, May 30 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD – Holy Day of Obligation
Myrovania (anointing with oil)
9:30 AM ✞Gerald Mahaedy – Walter & Carol Rakaczewski

Saturday, June 1
4:00 PM ✞Michael Bigus – Elaine Godumski

Sunday, June 2 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
8:30 AM 1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

RAFFLE TICKETS to create a scholarship fund for our Ukrainian Schools, ARE STILL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK IF YOU WISH TO TAKE A CHANCE TO WIN. TICKETS ARE $10, DRAWING June 14,2019. Prizes awarded will be 1st, 5,000, 2nd, 3,000, and 3rd 2,000.
From the desk of Most Reverend Andriy Rabiy Apostolic Administrator
Ascension of Our Lord
May 30, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.
The Priest led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here ‘neath the sand.
I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.
Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,
Thanks for what you’ve given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.

With Memorial Day approaching, it seemed only appropriate to take a quick look at the history of this unofficial kickoff to summer.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and started as a day to decorate the graves of Civil War (or War Between the States, if you prefer) veterans. Until after World War I, when all war dead were commemorated, the South either did not observe Memorial Day or did so on a different day. In South Carolina, May 10th is still observed as Confederate Memorial Day. In 1971, Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday in May as part of a consolidation of holidays on Mondays to create 3-day weekends.
The first Decoration Day was proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 to be observed on May 30th, by General John Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. General Logan had a local Columbia connection, as part of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s occupation force of Columbia; Logan established his headquarters at the Hampton-Preston Mansion on Blanding Street.
When Decoration/Memorial Day started, some communities would hold elaborate ceremonies but over time, this has diminished. Still, at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, all graves are decorated by soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division. Similar projects are carried out at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery outside St. Louis, and the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia.
Today, Memorial Day is regarded as the unofficial kickoff to summer with cookouts, barbecues and other events to signify the occasion. As we fire up the grill, let us remember the true spirit of the occasion
PRAYER FOR DECEASED AMERICAN VETERANS
To be recited on Memorial Day
O God who hast said: “Greater love than this no man hath that a man lay down his life for his brethren”, have mercy on those whom we remember today: those who laid down their lives in behalf of our beloved country, especially those who among their number have shared with us the True Faith. Thou didst call them to risk and even lose their lives for the safety of their brethren, so now preserve them from those terrible torments which await those who die in anger, or whom death surprises unprepared for that solemn moment. Teach us all to love peace and the need to pray and sacrifice for peace among the nations by the return of sinners to Thee. May Our Divine Savior, the Prince of Peace, teach us the lessons of His gospel and preserve us all from the horrors of war with the evil one, and grant us salvation, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Eternal rest.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 25 – June 1 by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho..

HOLY DAY: This Thursday, May 30, 2019, is a Holy Day of obligation, the Ascension of Our Lord into heaven. All parishioners should strive to attend Divine Liturgy on this Holy Day.

LUC MEETING – Father Paul Wolensky, pastor of Edwardsville’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Jesus Christ Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Review of the mid-May bus trip to New York City, the June 4 Enthronement of His Grace Borys Gudziak as seventh Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the USA , upcoming religious events, schedule of autumn meetings and fund raising plans will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of St. Vladimir parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome