TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 24, 2019

24 11 2019

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

Sunday, Nov. 24 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 28 THANKSGIVING DAY
9:00 AM IN NANTICOKE, pa AT TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday, Nov. 30
4:00 PM ✞Andrew Beshada – Ann Beshada

Sunday, Dec. 1 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The King’s Highway 

Once a king had a great highway built for the members of his kingdom. After it was completed, but before it was opened to the public, the king decided to have a contest. He invited as many as desired to participate. Their challenge was to see who could travel the highway the best.
On the day of the contest the people came. Some of them had fine chariots; some had fine clothing, fine hairdos, or great food. Some young men came in their track clothes and ran along the highway. People traveled the highway all day, but each one, when he arrived at the end, complained to the king that there was a large pile of rocks and debris left on the road at one spot and this got in their way and hindered their travel.
At the end of the day, a lone traveler crossed the finish line wearily and walked over to the king. He was tired and dirty, but he addressed the king with great respect and handed him a bag of gold. he explained, “I stopped along the way to clear a pile of rocks and debris that was blocking the road. This bag of gold was under it all. I want you to return it to its rightful owner.”
The king replied, “You are the rightful owner.”
The traveler replied, “Oh no, this is not mine. I’ve never known such money.”
“Oh yes,” said the king, “you’ve earned this gold, for you won my contest. He who travels the road best is he who makes the road smoother for those who will follow.”

Author Unknown

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Live with gratitude for all that you are and all that you have because often what looks good on the outside is not really what it seems.
Lord, remind me to spend a few moments each day appreciating my life and becoming aware of how good it really is

Our motto should be to begin everything with love for God,
increase in love for Him as that action increases,
and end that act with the truest love for God of which we are capable.

EUCHARIST

Recall a time when you were extremely hungry or thirsty. After your thirst or hunger was satisfied did your desire for food or drink ever return again? Hunger and thirst are natural to us. We readily can identify, not only with the need to satisfy them with food and drink, but know that our longings for them will continue to return.
Christ also recognized this need in us. The experience of hunger gives us a key to understanding why Jesus gives us His body and blood in the Eucharist as a way of satisfying our hunger for Him. Jesus Himself becomes our Nourishment and our Nourisher: the Bread that comes down from heaven and the One Who continues to nourish us so that we may fight the Devil and Evil in our day and enter Heaven.
When we come together for the Divine Liturgy we are taken back to that death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that happened once for all mankind. “As often as you eat this Bread and drink this Cup you proclaim My death and confess My resurrection.” (Liturgy of St. Basil) In the Eucharist the bread is broken and shared, and the cup is emptied. This is a sign that Jesus permitted Himself to be broken and drained for us.
We continue to celebrate and participate in the Divine Liturgy over and over again, that we may grow closer to Christ. Each time we participate in the Liturgy, we receive the person of Christ. We come back again because we love Our Blessed Lord and Savior want to be with Him.
As we return to the Divine Liturgy each Sunday, we also grow our relationship with the Church, the people, also. We are one with these others because we are all sharing the One Who unites us with Himself and with each other. Together we continue to share the Lord.

Jesus calls us to strengthen the life in us by taking Him as our food.
In the Eucharist He gives us Himself as the Nourisher of believers.
When we receive the Eucharist as He commanded, the Life is Him and our Baptismal promise is strengthened and our robe made new.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested the week Nov. 23 – 30 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Anna Kolotelo.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: There is a special Lady in our Parish who will celebrate a very special Birthday on Friday, November 29th. Helen Youells is the Birthday girl who will be 100 years young. May God grant her many more Happy, Healthy years, Mnohya Lita!

Parish Envelopes: The year 2020 envelopes will be ready shortly. If you have any change in address or information, please place such in the collection or call the office.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all those in nursing facilities, shut in at home or in the hospital.





TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 17, 2019

24 11 2019

Saturday, Nov. 16
3:00 PM ✞Thomas Sydnor – Sandra Sydnor

Sunday, Nov. 17 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 21 Entrance of the Theotokos
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
9:00 AM Tanya Blanco – Ulana Campbell
God’s Blessings and Good Health

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

Sunday, Nov. 24 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

DIVINE LITURGY REQUESTS: If you have a request for a Divine Liturgy, you will please call Father Walter at the rectory in Nanticoke. The number is – 570-735-2262 or his cell phone 202-603-2607. Father has his book for the listings and the Divine Liturgy can be entered as you call. Thank you.

THE HOLY APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST MATTHEW
 Saint Matthew was a young man when Jesus called him. Before this time he was known as “Levi”. One man having two names was not unusual among the Jews. He was the son of Alpheus (Mark 2:14) and was Galilean. St. Matthew was a tax-gatherer for Herod Antipas and therefore despised by the Pharisees (an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance to the Mosaic Law) who hated all ‘publicans’ (those who collected taxes and tolls for the Romans).
 In the holy scriptures we read that St. Matthew not only followed Jesus but provided supper for him at his home along with other tax-gatherers. When the Pharisees saw they asked in protest, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” (Matthew 9:9-11). Jesus replied, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy and sacrifice.’ I did to come to call the righteous but sinners.” (Matthew 9: 12-13).
 Little more is said of St. Matthew’s life in the Gospels. The Apostle Matthew is listed as an Apostle who followed Christ in Galilee and was present at the time of his Passion and witness to his Resurrection. He was also present at Christ’s Ascension and again on Pentecost. He is spoken of ten times in the New Testament. One, in Matthew 9:9 when called to follow Jesus and four more times on the list of the Apostles. The seventh time is he is spoken of is in Luke 6:15 and Mark 3:18. And finally his name is included in Matthew 10:3 and Acts 1:13. Church tradition tells us Matthew preached the Gospel in Egypt and Ethiopia.
Church Tradition teaches that he preached the Good News for many years after Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension into heaven. The Church tradition says while in Ethiopia St. Matthew was killed before the altar by a soldier of the king he had rebuked.
Spreading the word of the ‘good news’ was a daunting task. There was no form of mass media. The only way of travel was on foot from village to village preaching to a people who were often merely tolerant at best. Yet, St. Matthew was one of the twelve who successfully spread the good word until it has become the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind. Saint Matthew’s place near divinity is amplified by the fact that his written account of Jesus life and ministry is placed first among the known works of the Apostles.
 In his final description of Jesus ‘Commissioning of the Disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the ends of the age,” (Matthew 25: 19-20) Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist wrote his epitaph.
 The Roman Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Matthew on September 21. The Greek Church celebrates on November 16. One symbol of St. Matthew is that of a winged man carrying a lance. Matthew the Evangelist is depicted with an angel with the face of a man on the Holy Doors with the other three Evangelists.

THE LORD LISTENS
The Lord doesn’t listen just to the strong,
Or to only the brave and the wise;
But He seeks out the needy, and broken and poor,
And those who have tears in their eyes.
He loves all His saints who give praise to His Name,
And all those who are faithful and just,
But He also loves sinners who call on His Name,
And He longs for their faith and their trust.
He patiently calls all the lost ones to come
And drink from the fountain of life.
He’ll forgive every sin, and He’ll heal every wound,
And give peace midst all troubles and strife.
For He knows every heart, and He hears every cry,
And He always is there when we call,
He’ll provide all our needs from His boundless supply,
When we love Him, and give Him our all.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Nov. 16– 23 in memory of Peter Hubick by his wife Vera Hubick.

CHURCH CLEANING: Our thanks to the men and women who came together to clear our church last week and the Hall this past week. This is all volunteer services by our parishioners and two of our friends. God’s blessing to those who care and help in the house of the Lord.

FLOWERS: Ketler Florist has been contacted and they are willing to take our orders for flowers ranging from $30 and up – whatever you request. They will deliver free of charge. If you would like a small vase it can be arrange at different prices. Your request for the flowers can be made by signing the chart in the vestibule.





TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 10, 2019

11 11 2019

Saturday, Nov. 9
4:00 PM ✞ Priscilla Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 10 TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

PLEASE NOTE

Saturday, Nov. 16 Time change for this Divine Liturgy – Penguins hockey game.
3:00 PM ✞Thomas Sydnor – Sandra Sydnor

Sunday, Nov. 17 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and

Knowing about God and knowing God are very different things. 
Lord, may I recognize Your workings in my life so that I may really know You.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of November 9 – 16 by Rosemarie Kachinko & Family in memory of Sandra
SOBORCHYKY: A Deanery Level Sobor will be held on Saturday, November 16 at Saints Peter & Paul Church in Plymouth. The Archeparchial Sobor theme of “Community and Unity” will continue on the Deanery Level.  Registration will be from 9:30-10:00AM followed by the “Introduction” and break-out into discussion groups. We will break at noon to celebrate the (Liturgy of) The Sixth Hour, followed by lunch. The plan is to close the Soborchyky at 1:00PM. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will be held in the church hall on Tuesday, November 12th. The time will be 10:30 AM because after the meeting the cleaning of the Hall will be acquired. All members, please be in attendance.





TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 3, 2019

11 11 2019

Saturday, November 2
4:00 PM ✞Sandra Elko – Kachinko Family

Sunday, November 3 TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Friday, Nov. 8 ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AND ALL SAINTS
9:00 AM ✞Michael Oherko – Oherko Family

Saturday, Nov. 9
4:00 PM ✞Priscilla Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 10 TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

St. Michael the Archangel
Feast Day November 8th
St. Michael (Michael means ‘Who is like God’) is the leader of the heavenly hosts and the greatest adversary of Satan. Under his leadership the faithful Angels defeated Lucifer and cast him in to Hell, the chieftain of the rebellious angels. This feast was instituted at the time of Emperor Constantine the Great in the fourth century.
St. Michael became patron of Kiev, capital of the Kievan-Rus Kingdom (now known as Ukraine) since the early days of Christianity in our country.
The Church honors all the angelic choirs on the same day, when it pays a tribute of honor to their leader, St. Michael.

PRAYER TO ST. MICCHAEL

‘Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen.’

Continued from last week bulletin- The Divine Liturgy
The Consecration – The priest says silently the prayer before the elevation. The deacon makes the sign of the cross and a bow; then crossing his hands to remind the people that the Divine Liturgy is a mystical representation and renewal of Christ’s sacrifice upon the cross, he lifts up the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
The priest exhorts the people to give thanks to the Blessed Virgin for having born Christ, without Whom the Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy would not be possible. The people thank the Mother of God for such a great sacrifice as Jesus Christ’s by singing the hymn in her honor. During the hymn the priest says silently the prayers for the living and the dead and recommends to God by name persons for whom he wishes to pray.
The Exclamation: The priest turns to the people and asks God to bless them. The people make the sign of the cross when blessed as a sign of their willingly taking up their own cross. The people sing the “Our Father”, whereby the people prepare their hearts to receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion.
The priest asks God silently for the grace to receive worthily and to distribute Holy Communion to the faithful, that his personal sins do not stop God’s graces from reaching the people. The priest makes three small bows, saying each time: O God, have mercy on me, a sinner. The priest uncovers the chalice and takes the Great Host to break it, the priest says aloud: Holy things for the holy.
Elevation and breaking of the Ahnets (Lamb of God): The priest places the four divided parts of the Ahnets on the four sides of the paten. He takes the upper part and makes therewith the sign of the cross above the holy chalice and then puts it into the chalice. Thus the Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ are reunited again, recalling the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord, when His soul re-entered His glorified Body on the day of the resurrection.
Holy Communion – The priest covers the chalice with the purifier, puts the spoon therein, makes a reverent bow, takes the chalice and descending to the Royal Doors exclaims: “Approach with the fear of God and with faith.” The faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church follow the original custom of receiving Holy Communion as the Risen Christ, His body re-united with His blood. Holy Communion takes us back in time to the “Last Supper.” After the Communion of the people, the priest places the spoon, in the chalice, covers the chalice with the purifier, and blesses the people. The blessing with the Blessed Sacrament is God blessing all his people, those who were properly disposed and not, as Christ gave to His disciples and apostles before Ascending into heaven.
The priest carries the Holy Gifts to the table of preparation, commemorating the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, incenses and then returns to the Altar. The people stand during the song of thanksgiving and remain standing up to the end of the Divine Liturgy remembering the Risen Christ. The priest gives the Dismissal Prayer.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of November 2 – 9 by Mary Ann Kachinko in memory of Bernard Kachinko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn at all services for the month of November in memory of Dimitri Bencho requested by daughter Rebecca Molecavage.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will be held in the church hall on Tuesday, November 12th. The time will be 10:30 AM because after the meeting the cleaning of the Hall will be acquired. All members, please be in attendance. On Wednesday, Nov. 6th 10:30 AM the men and women of the parish will be cleaning the church. If you can possibly come and help in any little way, please join in to accomplish this chore.

Baptism and Chrismation Announcement: On Saturday Nov. 9th Caroline Evans and David Evans will receive the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation.  Carline is the daughter of Joseph and Colleen Evans and David is the son of Kathryn and Zachary Evans.

SOBORCHYK: A Deanery Level Sobor will be held on Saturday, November 16 at Saints Peter & Paul Church in Plymouth. The Archeparchial Sobor theme of “Community and Unity” will continue on the Deanery Level.  Registration will be from 9:30-10:00AM followed by the “Introduction” and break-out into discussion groups. We will break at noon to celebrate the (Liturgy of) The Sixth Hour, followed by lunch. The plan is to close the Soborchyk at 1:00PM.

FOOD SALE: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Vegetable Soup, Turkey and Italian Hoagie sale and a bake sale, Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the church hall. The hoagies and a quart of soup are $6.00 each. The orders must be made by November 10, 2019.





NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 20, 2019

23 10 2019

Saturday, Oct. 19
4:00 PM ✞Victoria Rogozinska – Olympia Pasicznyk

Sunday, Oct. 20 NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
10:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Oct. 24
9:00 AM ✞Mary Toma – Catherine Dulski

Saturday, Oct. 26
4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, Oct. 27 TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
10:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Lord Told this Parable: Luke: 16, 19-31
“There was once a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted every day. And there was a beggar, called Lazarus, who lay at his gate, covered with sores. And he wished to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. And dogs came to lick his sores.
Time went on; the beggar died, and
was carried by the angels into Abraham’s Bosom.
The rich man also died and was buried.
And suffering in hell, he lifted up his eyes, and
Saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
He cried out, “Father Abraham, have
Mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip
Of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for
I am tormented in this flame!”
But Abraham said, “Child, remember
that you did receive your good fortune in your
life-time, just as Lazarus received ill fortune; so
now he is in the delights, and you in torment. And
besides all this, there is a great abyss fixed between
us and you, so that there is no passing from our
side of it to you, nor crossing over to us from yours.”
He said, “Father, I pray thee send him to my father’s house, for I have brother, to give them a warning, so that they may not come into this place of torment.”
Abraham said to him, “they have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.” But he replied, “No. Father Abraham (they will not listen to Moses), but if a messenger comes to them from the dead, they will repent.”
But he answered him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not believe, though one should rise from the dead!”

The Nail
As the story goes, they built a new church building and people came from far and wide to see it. They admired its beauty!
Up on the roof, a little nail heard the people praising everything about the lovely structure-except the nail! No one even knew he was there, and he became angry and jealous.
“If I am that insignificant, nobody will miss me if I quit!” So the nail then released its hold, slid down the roof, and fell in the mud.
That night it rained and rained. Soon, the shingle that had no nail blew away, and the roof began to leak. The water streaked the walls and the beautiful murals. The plaster began to fall, the carpet was stained, and the tetrapod was ruined by water. All this because a little nail decided to quit!
But what of the nail? While holding the shingle, it was obscure but it was also useful. Buried in the mud it was just as obscure, but now it was useless and would soon be corroded away to rust!
The moral of the story –
EVERY MEMBER IS IMPORTANT TO THE CHURCH!
You may, like the nail, feel obscure at times, but just like the nail, your absence is felt. When you are not present to praise God, the body of Christ hurts. We are ALL a part of the Lord’s ministry.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of October 19- 26 is requested by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Huff for God’s Blessing of good health for their son Jackson Huff.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s Society wishes to thank anyone who participated in the Rummage Sale last weekend. The Sale was a success with the bake sale, food and rummage. The profit is not totaled but will be reported at a future date. Thank you again for all those who did their share.

HARVEST DINNER: Sponsored by Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 12:30pm at St. Vladimir Parish Center – 428 North Seventh Avenue.  Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and other beverages.  Adults $13.00; Students 6 to 12 years $8.00; no charge for children age 5 and under. Reservations close Monday, November 11 – no tickets sold at the door. Take-outs available only by advance order – must pick up promptly between 11:30am and 12:00 noon. Several door prizes will be awarded along with a Basket of Cheer and Ukrainian tablecloth raffles. For reservations contact Maria Black

LUC Meeting: Father Myron Myronyuk, pastor of Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a cordial welcome to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben for the Canonization of Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky – on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:30pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC). Agenda items include: commemorating the 75th anniversary of Blessed Andrey’s passing (November 1, 1944), recent presentation by Rev. Dean Mark Morozowich, aid to the orphan children of Ukraine and fund raising plans including the May 2020 bus trip to New York City. A bountiful reception will follow the meeting. This is a public event to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.





SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SEVENTH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OCTOBER 13, 2019

23 10 2019

Saturday, Oct. 12
4:00 PM ✞Metro & Amelia Pasicznyk – Olympia Pasicznyk

Sunday, October 13
8:30AM SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Saturday, Oct. 19
4:00 PM ✞Victoria Rogozinska – Olympia Pasicznyk

Sunday, Oct. 20 TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Parking lot blacktopping has been accomplished. The space that was repaired cost approximately $16,800. The Women’s Society donated $5,000 toward the expense and some of the proceeds from the sale of Lottery tickets in the Building and Improvement fund will cover another part. The balance will be announced next week and anyone who would like to make a contribution toward the expense would be greatly appreciated.

THE DAILY ROSARY
The Rosary is the easiest form of prayer. At the same time the Rosary is a most excellent prayer because it is composed of the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be to the Father. Besides these beautiful and sublime prayers, which compose the Rosary, a short meditation – which constitutes the soul of the Rosary – is added before or during each decade. The Rosary unites in itself mental and oral prayer because we pray and meditate at the same time. The Rosary is the most beautiful flower that, in the course of the centuries, sprang forth from the devotion to the great Mother of Our Savior. This prayer is now the most popular among the Children of Mary. In the past it has proved a powerful weapon against heresies, as instrument of social reform, and a form of petition most acceptable to God.
The doctrinal content of the mysteries contemplated in the recital of the Rosary is very important. Jesus and Mary dominate the chain of events. They are central persons in each mystery. They were united in the Incarnation and Redemption, and now are together in eternal life.
By contemplating the mysteries of our faith, we are incited to imitate Jesus and Mary, and the Rosary becomes an important school of Christian perfection because it focuses our lives on the two who are most worthy of true imitation – the Son of God and His Immaculate Mother.
The Rosary is essentially a prayer to Our Lady. It is not Mariolatry because Jesus is not forgotten in its recital. Mary speaks to her Children when they say the Rosary. She speaks a language all can understand, for the Rosary is, outside the official Liturgy and other church services, the most widely used public prayer. It is not reserved to any class of people. Illiterate as well as learned men equally recite it. The Pope, Bishops, priests, religious and nuns say it.
Our Blessed Lady encouraged the recital of the Rosary on several occasions, especially during her apparitions at Lourdes and Fatima. The Rosary is a powerful means of salvation, a source of consolation, a guarantee of forgiveness of our sins, a powerful defense against temptations, a sign of eternal predestination, a spiritual mine of innumerable blessings and supernatural benefits and the best means of honoring the Mother of Perpetual Help. The Saints say that we place a beautiful crown on the forehead of our heavenly Queen when we recite the Rosary. It is, therefore, no wonder, that the Blessed Virgin Mary is so generous to those who honor her with the daily Rosary.
The Church granted five-year indulgence for the recitation of the Rosary; if said with others, ten years. The Church enriched the Rosary with so many indulgences to encourage the faithful to recite it and to make it their daily prayer in honor of the Mother of God.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of October 12- 19 is requested by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Huff for God’s Blessing of good health for their son Jackson Huff.

RUMMAGE SALE: We thank all those who contributed to the Rummage Sale. Your items for the sale were greatly appreciated. And to those who donated the monetary gifts, baked goods, etc. that was a big help.

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren St., Berwick, PA is sponsoring a Craft Sale on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Food & baked goods will be available to either dine in or take out. Vendors are welcome – $15 per 8’ table, if interested please contact Janina Everett email tjeverett@verizon.net

PRAYERS: Please pray for all the sick of the parish, in nursing facilities, at home or in the hospital. May God bless them always.





SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 6, 2019

23 10 2019

Saturday, Oct. 5 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Mary Ambrose – Rosemarie Kachinko

Sunday, Oct. 6 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Saturday, Oct. 12 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Metro & Amelia Pasicznyk – Olympia Pasicznyk

Sunday, Oct. 13 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Happy Belated Birthday greetings to Anna Magill who celebrated her day October 2nd. May god grant her many more Happy, Healthy Years.

The ABC’s of a Purposeful Life
A lways put God first in your life.
B e a true friend and you will have many friends.
C ount and thank God for your many blessings daily.
D iscipline yourself. Decide to make your life count.
E dify and encourage others consistently.
F ollow great leaders and then become one.
G ive liberally and joyfully of your time, talents 
     and means.
H ave an attitude of gratitude.
I nvert any negatives thrown your way. Turn them
   into positives.
J ourney through life one step and one day at a time.
K eep written goals set ahead. Make specific plans 
     to accomplish them.
L ove and forgive everybody.
M aximize your strengths and minimize your
      weaknesses.
N ever, never, never give up!
O pen the door wide when opportunity knocks.
P ractice patience. Promote peace.
Q uit bad habits by replacing them with good habits.
R ead God’s Word and other profitable material
     every chance you get.
S hare the Gospel whenever and wherever possible.
T ake time to appreciate everything and everyone
    God has given to you.
U se your God given common sense.
V isualize your dreams and stretch to reach for them.
W atch, listen and pray without ceasing.
X amine your motives on a regular basis.
Y ield to the Holy Spirit when He prompts you.
Z oom in on God’s real purpose for your life.
~Author Unknown~

The Month of October

Patron for October: The Blessed Virgin of the Pokrov. She is the loving Mother and protectress of mankind. She answers all good and fervent prayers of her children.

Virtue: “I shall pray my daily Rosary and spread its practice among my friends, relatives and acquaintances. I shall try to understand the riches and advantages of the Rosary.”

Prayer: I shall pray that all men may understand the importance of the Rosary in the daily life of a Christian.

PRAY THE ROSARY

The Chair
A man’s daughter had asked the local priest to come and pray with her father. When the priest arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The priest assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.
“I guess you were expecting me,” he said.
“No, who are you?”
“I’m the new associate at your parish,” the priest replied. “When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to show up.”
“Oh yeah, the chair,” said the bedridden man. “Would you mind closing the door?” Puzzled, the priest shut the door.
“I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,” said the man. “But all of my life I have never know how to pray. At the Sunday Mass I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it always went right over my head. I abandoned any attempt at prayer,” the old man continued, “until one day about four years ago my best friend said to me, ‘Joe, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. Here’s what I suggest. Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in hope see Jesus on the chair. It’s not spooky because he promised; ‘I’ll be with you always.’ Then just speak to him and listen in the same way you’re doing with me right now.” So, Father, I tried it and I’ve liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I’m careful, though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she’d either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.”
The priest was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old guy to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the rectory.
Two nights later the daughter called to tell the priest that her daddy had died that afternoon. “Did he seem to die in peace?” he asked.
“Yes, when I left the house around two o’clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me one of his corny jokes, and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead. But there was something strange, Father. In fact, beyond strange – kinda weird. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week,
October 5 -12 by Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Dombroski.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will hold their monthly meeting this coming Tuesday, October 8 in the Church Hall at 11:00 AM. This meeting is moved to a different time because of preparations for the food to be served at the Rummage Sale. All members are urged to attend as help is needed for this affair.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s Society Rummage Sale will be held Friday, October 11 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM, Saturday, October 12 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and bag day on Sunday 1:00 – 3:00PM. A request for baked goods or desserts is needed for this sale, if you are able and kind enough to donate something, it will be greatly appreciated. Food will be available.

RUMMAGE SALE: SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North River& West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre held their Rummage Sale this Saturday and will be held this Sunday, October 6th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren St., Berwick, PA is sponsoring a Craft Sale on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Food & baked goods will be available to either dine in or take out. Vendors are welcome – $15 per 8’ table, if interested please contact Janina Everett tjeverett@verizon.net

SS. Cyril’s and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church,  Olyphant, PA. is having a ONE DAY SPECIAL Rummage Sale (fundraiser), Saturday OCTOBER 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Cyril’s school gym, 133 River Street, Olyphant, PA. . Refreshments and 50/50 raffle. WEBSITE: stcyrils.weconnect.com