5 09 2022

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Saturday, Sept. 3

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

Sunday, Sept. 4 THIRTEENTH  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM God’s Blessing’s on Father Hector

Thursday, Sept. 8 NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Anointing with Holy Oil & Myrovania

8:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

           Saturday, Sept. 10

4:00 PM ✞Father Uriy Markewych – Olympia Pasicznyk

        Sunday, Sept. 11 SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

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

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM

The Origins of Labor Day
The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing “Labor Day” on one day or another, and Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

Enjoy your Labor Day…..

THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

One of the great feast days we celebrate 

 at the beginning of the Liturgical Year is the fest of the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God (Theotokos). This Feast is a joyful and significant feast day. It is joyful because it is the birthday of the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and earth. It is significant because it places before our eyes the great truth of our holy faith concerning the Divine Motherhood of the most Pure Virgin Mary, from whom “shone forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.” 

The Gospel records very few incidents in the life of the most Pure Virgin Mary. It says nothing about her nativity, her parentage, her childhood or youth, or her holy assumption into heaven. 

The chief source of information on the life of the most Holy Mother of God is the Apocryphal book written around the year 170-180 called Proto-evangelium of James. This book presented the basis for the institution of such feasts as the Conception of St. Anna, the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God, the Presentation in the Temple, and the feasts honoring Joachim and Anna, the parents of Mary. 

In the Proto-evangelium of James we learn that the most Pure Virgin Mary was descended on her father’s side from the royal house of David, and on her mother’s side from the priestly line of Aaron. Her parents lived in Nazareth and were fairly well off. They were also distinguished for the great holiness of their lives and their great love of God and neighbor. Joachim was accustomed to dividing the fruits of his labor into three parts; one part he gave to God as sacrifice, the second part he distributed among the poor, and the third part he kept for himself. Their one great sorrow was that they had no children. Among the Jews, childlessness was looked upon not only as an absence of God’s blessing, but as a punishment from God. Joachim and Anna had to suffer much. Therefore, it is not surprising that they should unceasingly implore God for a child. This was the main purpose of all their prayers, fasting, and alms. Finally, the Lord God blessed them in their old age with a child who was destined to become the Mother of God. 

The birth of Mary was a singular source of joy for her parents – Joachim and Anna, for heaven, for earth, and for all creations. Various Fathers of the Church have stressed the spiritual joy occasioned by this feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week September 3 – 10 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Louis Kolotelo.

BUILDING FUND: Donations were received for the Parish Building Fund in memory of Michael Sirak by Mrs. Helene Sirak, The Hromisin Famiy, The Grabowski Family and The Macieko Family. Your donations are greatly appreciated with many thanks.

PLYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Plymouth Historical Society is celebrating their thirty-sixth year with an Open House on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2-5 pm at Historical Society on Gaylord Avenue. The Program will consist of skits performed by PHS Board Members and friends, telling tales of Old Time Plymouth; A hilarious afternoon of local memories. The program is free and everyone is welcome! Free refreshments follow the program.

WOMENS SOCIETY: The women have been very busy setting up the items for the fall Rummage Sale. There are a lot of good sales. Come and shop, you may find something you need. The Dates are set for October 7, 8 & 9th





5 09 2022

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 28, 2022

Saturday, August 27– 4:00 PM

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Sunday, August 28 – 8:30AM 

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

✞John Dubik – The Udiski Family

Monday, August 29 8:00 AMBEHEADING OF St. John the Baptist

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, September 3 4:00 PM

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, September 4 – 8:30AM 

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessing’s on Father Hector

Transfiguration of Our Lord Weekend Liturgies:

Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

Yesterday is history,

 tomorrow is a mystery,

 today is a gift of God, 

which is why we call it the present.

 St. John the Baptist

               August 29

                   May our Lord bless you through theintercessions

                           of the glorious prophet and forerunner, 

BEHEADING OF SAINT JOHN,

                       THE PROPET, THE PRECURSOR AND BAPTIST

  Saint John the Baptist was the precursor of Christ, whom Christ called “thegreatest of thesonsof women.” He was the last of the prophets sent by God to the people of Israel to prepare them for the coming of the Messias. Saint John preached penance on the shores of the river Jordan in Palestine. During his time a great scandal occurred in Palestine. Herod Antipas, tetrarch (a subordinate prince or king) of Galilee and Perea took Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, and married her. While the “austere” Pharisees did not dare to condemn their ruler, St. John the Baptist went to the royal palace and courageously condemned the tetrarch’s incestuous union with Herodias.

Herod instigated by Herodias cast John into prison. Although Herodias would have him killed, Herod refused to shed his blood partly for fear of the people and partly out of reverence for the saintly preacher.

            On the birthday of Herod the opportunity was given to Herodios to wreak her vengeance on the preacher. It was a great festival with numerous guests, dancing, music, etc. Herodias’ daughter by Philip, Salome, danced before the tetrarch and his company. Herod promised to give her whatever she might ask. At the prompting of her mother, Salome requested the head of Saint John, Herod through a false sense of honor for his promise ordered his guards that John be beheaded. Thus the girl took the head of the Saint to her revengeful mother.


DEVELOP THE HABIT: We ought, therefore, to try to acquire the habit of saying JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, very often every day, with fervent love and devotion – when dressing, when working – no matter what we are doing, in moments of sadness and in moments of joy, at home, in company, on the street, when walking, riding, or waiting.

We can say it countless times every day, and thus gain untold graces and blessings for ourselves and for the whole world. Nothing is easier, if only we do it with all our heart. The only thing we have to do is form the habit of constantly saying JESUS.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 27 – Sept. 3 by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Michael & Katherine Kachinko.

BUILDING FUND:Donations were received for the Parish Building fund in memory of Michael Sirak by Anna Magill & Nelson & Donna Warren. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and greatly appreciated.

PRAYERS: Please remember Father Paul Wolensky in your prayers. Father had some surgery and is recuperating at Kinston Rehab Center, Second Ave., Kingston, PA. We miss him and his singing the Divine Liturgy. May God grant him a speedy recovery. Also remember all the parishioners who are ill at home, in nursing facilities, etc. 

BIRTHDAY: We extend our Happy Birthday greeting to Mr. Dennis Karschmarsky who is celebrating his Birthday this month. May God grant you many more Happy, Healthy Years. Mnohya Lita

LUC MEETING: Members of  the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet this Sunday, August  28th at 2:30 pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville PA. New members are always welcome. 

RUMMAGE SALE: Remember the Woman’s Society is having their annual Rummage Sale in October. If you have any items to donate to this fund raiser, please bring to the church, hall or call a member for assistance. 





5 09 2022

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 21, 2022

Saturday, August 20

4:00 PM   ✞Nicholas Hornack

Sunday, August 21 ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Saturday, August 27  

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

Sunday, August 28                TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

      8:30 AM                   ✞John Dubik – The Udiski Family

Transfiguration Of Our Lord

Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM – Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM

Lord, may my prayer and my attitude be one 

so that my relationship with You never becomes casual.

Always pray to have eyes that see the best,

 a heart that forgives the worst, 

a mind that forgets the bad 

and a soul that never loses faith.

SANCTUARYLIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is not requested this week.

UKRAINIAN FOOD FESTIVAL:  Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Bliss & Center Street, Nanticoke, Pa will hold its annual Ukrainian food Festival on Saturday, September 3 from 11AM to 4PM.  Featured food items will be Holubsti, Pyrohy, Potato Pancakes, Borsch, Clam Chowder, Baked Goods, Sausage & Peppers, and more.

LUC MEETING: Members of  the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, August  28th at 2:30 pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville PA

RUMMAGE SALE: Items are being collected for the annual Rummage Sale sponsored by SS Peter & Paul Women’s Society in October. If you have any household item to be donated, please call one of the members of the Society or bring them to the church on weekends or the Hall on certain day. 





5 09 2022

TENTH SUNDAY 

AFTER PENTECOST 

August 14, 2022

Saturday, August 13– 4:00 PM

✞Michael Sirak – The Sirak Family

Sunday, August 14 – 8:30 AM

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Monday, August 15 – 8:00 AM

The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Anointing with Holy Oil, Myrovania & Blessing of Flowers

Saturday, August 204:00 PM 

✞Nichaolas Hornack 

Sunday, August 21 – 8:30AM 

ELEVENTH  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Independence of Ukraine (24 August, 1991 A. D.)

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Transfiguration of Our Lord UCC – Weekend Liturgies:

Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

Season your life by simply adding a dash of humor

and sprinkling it liberally with love and kindness.

The Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary

AUGUST 15TH 

This feast commemorates the happy death of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her death was so calm and free from pains and remorse’s that it seemed to be a “sleep.” 

It is an article of faith that the Blessed Mother of our Savior was taken body, and soul, into heaven after her death. Although the Blessed Virgin really died and her soul was separated from her body, her body laid in a tomb.  When Thomas came to see where she was laid, the tomb was empty except for the funeral wrappings, flowers and spices, the aroma of roses ever fragrant. Thus The Church believes the Blessed Virgin entered heaven with a glorified body and soul.

It is a matter of dispute whether our Lady died at Jerusalem or Ephesus where she lived with Saint John. Two cities claim to be the place of her departure. Since the feast of the “Assumption” or “Falling Asleep” of our Lady had been kept in Ephesus even in the first century, it is probable that the Mother of God completed her earthly life in that city of Asia Minor.

Neither do we know how many years after Christ’s death the Blessed Virgin remained on earth. Some writers affirm that she died at the age of seventy-two, that is, twenty two years after our Lord’s death.

The feast itself was introduced in the second or third century, for Pope Gelasius I (492-496), calls it very old in one of his letters. In the fifth century it spread to the whole Church.

After the Divine Liturgy the priest blesses the flowers, which the people bring to the church. After the sprinkling and blessing they take them home, using them in various ways as a blessed thing.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 13 – 20 by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of her parents John & Mildred Starzec.

SYMPATHY: We express our Sincere Sympathy to Helene Sirak Family in the loss of Helene’s son Michael Sirak who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal.

Our Sympathy is expressed to the family of Nicholas Hornack (a former member of St. Vladimir’s Parish) who was called to his eternal rest. Vichnya Pomyat!

FOOD TAKE OUT: 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 17th.  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 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.  Remember…When Baba Cooks, Everybody’s Happy.

UKRAINIAN FOOD FESTIVAL:  Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Bliss & Center Street, Nanticoke, Pa will hold its annual Ukrainian food Festival on Saturday, September 3 from 11AM to 4PM.  Featured food items will be Holubsti, Pyrohy, Potato Pancakes, Borsch, Clam Chowder, Baked Goods, Sausage & Peppers, and more.

LUC MEETING: Members of  the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, August  28th at 2:30 pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville PA





5 09 2022

NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

AUGUST 7, 2022

Saturday, Aug. 6

4:00 PM          God’s Blessings for Cameron Poullart – Poullart Family

Sunday, Aug. 7 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

9:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners 

Saturday, Aug. 13

4:00 PM Special Intention

Sunday, Aug. 14 TENTH SUNDAY AFTERPENTECOST

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

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday 6:00 PM – Sunday 10:30 AM

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Aug. 6 – 13

By Michaelene Ostrum honoring her mother Helene Sirak’s 94th Birthday.  

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar candles will burn during all services through the month of August requested by Don & Donna Winsock in memory of  Parents Julia & Richard Purvis and brother Richard M. Purvis, Jr.

BIRTHDAY GREETHINGS: Our best wishes for a Happy Birthday and God’s Blessing to Helene Sirak who will celebrate her 94th Birthday this month. May God grant you many more Happy, Healthy Years. 

LUC MEETING: Members of  the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, August  28th at 2:30 pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville PA Reminder, Convention 2022 is happening, if you plan on going,  reserve your room, etc.

We are looking forward to see everyone: members, clergy and guests.

Any questions contact our council president: Dorothy Jamula  570-822-5354

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: Rememberthe Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale in October. Now is the time to start packing things that are no longer useful to you and donate them to the sale. Bring items to the church or call one of the Society members to arrange for pick up. A Basket raffle is planned for this project and if you are interested in donating a Basket it certainly will be appreciated. The details will be announced in the future. Also a Bake Sale and Soup Sale will be available.





1 08 2022

EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 31, 2022

Saturday, July 30 

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

        Sunday, July 31  EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM ✞Father Daniel Gurovich – The Becker family

Saturday, Aug. 6 TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD at

          8:00 AM Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, Nanticoke, PA

Blessing of Fruit – Myrovonia-Blessing with Holy Oil 

  Saturday, Aug. 6

4:00 PM God’s Blessings for Cameron Poullart – Poullart Family

Sunday, Aug. 7 NINTH  SUNDAY AFTERPENTECOST

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

Great power comes from being able to appreciate your own goodness and

anticipate goodness in others.

Lord, help me to focus on that which will bring me peace and lift my spirit.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: NO REQUEST.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: We extend our best wishes for a Happy Birthday to David Youells who will celebrate his day on August 1 and Paul Hoover Celebrating on August 3. May God bless you both with good health and happiness. Mnohya Lita.

On Sun., Aug. 28, at 12:00 PM, the Ukrainian American Sport Center Tryzub(County Line and Lower State Rds., Horsham, PA) invites you to the Ukrainian Independence Folk Festival 2022. Commencing at 1:30 PM, enjoy “A Celebration of Liberty, Bravery and Unity”, a vibrant Outdoor Summer Concert of Ukrainian Dance, Music and Song, celebrating the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People and their Struggle for Freedom, Prosperity and Dignity.

Admission: $15; Free for kids to age 14. Info: 267-664-3857; info@tryzub.org; www.tryzub.org. $5.00 of each Paid Admission will be Donated to Humanitarian Relief of Victims of the War in Ukraine.





1 08 2022

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 24, 2022

aturday, July 23

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

Sunday, July 24 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM ✞Michael Kane – Vera Hubick

     Saturday, July 30

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

        Sunday, July 31 EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

              8:30 AM ✞Father Daniel Gurovich – Becker Family 

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM


SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 23 – 30 in memory of Eugene Slabinski by Irene Pstrak and sons. 

CEMETERY: Our thanks to Irene Pstrak and her sons for the donation toward the Cemetery Care Fund. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale in the fall. Now is the time to start packing things that are no longer useful to you and donate them to the sale. Bring items to the church or call one of the Society members to arrange for pick up.





17 07 2022

SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS 

OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

JULY 17, 2022

Saturday, July 16

4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

     Sunday, July 17    SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 

8:30 AM               SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS 

           God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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      Saturday, July 23  

4:30 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners 

Sunday, July 24 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM ✞Michael Kane – Vera Hubick

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM

“Life is a coin.  You can spend it anyway you wish, 

but you can only spend it once”

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Many things are possible for the person who has hope. 

Even more is possible for the person who has faith. 

And still more is possible for the person who knows how to love.

 But everything is possible for the person who practices all three.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 16 – 23 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Olga Uhas.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Many best wishes to Ayla Schappert who celebrated her 10th Birthday on July 11th. Our best wishes to Ayla for  a very Happy Birthday, may God bless her with many, many more happy, healthy years. 

CHICKEN DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will hold a Chicken Dinner. The dinner will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in the school hall in Wilkes-Barre.  The dinner will be Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Dinners will be $15 and will include; a brined and roasted half-chicken, baked potato, corn, macaroni salad, roll and dessert.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Pick-Ups will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle.  Remember.

SYMPATHY:We extend our sympathy to the family of John Dubik who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal.Vichnaya Paymat!

Precious Memories

You can’t buy precious memories with silver or with gold, They come to us without a price as the years of life unfold.I’ve longed for many things in life, some with hidden thorns of pain.Knowing what was best for me, God sent both sunshine and rain.Hard times teach us to appreciate good times when they come along.

If all of life was fun and pleasure, how could we ever grow strong?God in His infinite wisdom has given me many good years, taught me to suffer with others, to feel their sorrows and tears.So if you want precious memories As the years of life unfold, Learn how to love one another, It’s worth more than silver or gold





FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

17 07 2022

 

JULY 10, 2022

Saturday, July 9

                     4:00 PM ✞Albert Ferkel – the Benjamin Evans Family

        Sunday, July 10 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Saturday, July 16

4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

Sunday, July 17 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTERPENTECOST

FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

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

God’s Plan

If we could see beyond today and know what lies ahead
We would clasp the hand of Christ and ask forgiveness for the life we led

If we could see beyond tomorrow we would hold to Him to ease our sorrows
If we could go back to the yesteryears we would dry the sin caused tears

Praise God, we have no need to see the future or relive the past
We have the promise of our Savior His Love will forever last

His death on Calvary’s tree has promised Eternity for you and me
His resurrection from the grave to us Eternal Life He gave

Thank you dear Savior and Lord unworthy as we are
You have paid the price for us our sins have been taken afar

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week 

July 9 – 16 by Rose Marie Kachinko in memory of Ronald Kachinko.

CEMETERY;  Our thank to Joan Baury’s for her donation to the Cemetery Care. The offering is greatly appreciated.

REMINDER: Please keep in mind the Women’s Society will be sponsoring the annual Rummage Sale in October. If you have any items, suitable for resale, please bring them to the church or call one of the members for assistance. A Basket Raffle will be conducted in this project plus a Bake Sale and Soup Sale. Your donations to this affair will be greatly appreciated. 

CHICKEN DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will hold a Chicken Dinner as their Why Cook Wednesday Dinner for July.  The dinner will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, near the General Hospital Parkade in Wilkes-Barre.  This dinner will be Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Dinners will be $15 and will include; a brined and roasted half-chicken, baked potato, corn, macaroni salad, roll and dessert.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Pick-Ups will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle.  Remember…When Baba Cooks, Everybody’s Happy!

Fr. Walter will be away on retreat this week, Monday through Friday.  If you have an emergency and need a priest please call Fr. Roman Petryshak at (570) 752-3172.

PLYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOC.: The Plymouth Historical Society is celebrating their thirty-sixth year with an Open House on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2-5 pm at Historical Society on Gaylord Avenue. The Program will consist of skits performed by PHS Board Members and friends, telling tales of Old Time Plymouth; A hilarious afternoon of local memories. The program is free and everyone is welcome! Free refreshments follow the program.





30 06 2022

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE SAINTS OF RUS-UKRAINE

JULY 3, 2022

Saturday, July 2

4:00 PM VEugene Joseph, given by Nancy Marshall

Sunday, July 3 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Saturday, July 9 

                     4:00 PM ✞Albert Ferkel – the Benjamin Evans Family

        Sunday, July10 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECO

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

  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of 

the United States of America, 

and to the Republic for which it stands. 

One nation under God, indivisible, 

with liberty and justice for all.”

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 

O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain America! America! God shed your grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.
O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities glean Undimmed by human tears America! America! God shed your grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.
– (Author Unknown)


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TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

       Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM  

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O God, perfect us in love, that we may conquer all selfishness and hatred of others; fill our hearts with Thy joy, and shed abroad in them Thy peace which passeth understanding; that so those murmurings and disputing to which we are too prone may be overcome. Make us long-suffering and gentle, and thus subdue our hastiness and angry tempers, and grant that we may bring forth the blessed fruits of the Spirit, to Thy praise and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

OUR NATION IN HISTORY 

Although July 4th is celebrated as America’s official split from Britain’s rule and the beginning of the American Revolution, the actual series of events show that the process took far longer than a single day. The original resolution was introduced by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia on June 7, 1776, and called for the Continental Congress to declare the United States free from British rule. Three days later a committee headed by Thomas Jefferson was appointed to prepare an appropriate writing for the occasion.
Congress adopted the document that we know as the Declaration of Independence on July 4th although the resolution that led to the writing of the Declaration was actually approved two days earlier.
All of this had occurred with some of the delegates to the Congress not even present; New York, for example, did not even vote on the resolution until July 9th.
Even more interesting is the fact that not a single signature was appended to the Declaration on July 4th. While most of the fifty-six names were in place by early August, one signer, Thomas McKean, did not actually sign the Declaration until 1781.
Nevertheless, July 4th was the day singled out to mark the event of the United States establishing itself as a nation.

Only four American holidays are still celebrated on their proper calendar days: Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s and Independence Day. Of all the secular holidays, the Fourth of July is the only one whose celebration date resists change. Even in more provincial times, suggestions to alter the day of the festival to the preceding Saturday or the following Monday when July 4th fell on Sunday were protested.
The feeling about the sanctity of America’s Independence Day was best expressed in a quotation from the Virginia Gazette on July 18th, 1777:

“Thus may the 4th of July, that glorious and ever memorable day, be celebrated through America, by the sons of freedom, from age to age till time shall be no more. Amen and Amen.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is not requested this week.

ALTAR CANDLES: The candles on the Altar will burn during all services in the month of July in memory of Jule & Richard Purvis and Richard M. Purvis requested by Don & Donna Winsock.

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ST. VLADIMIR’S UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY: An account has been opened at the W-B Federal Credit Union –The Corner Post – So. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA in the name of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund. This is a savings and checking account amounting to $25,000 from the sale of the Rectory.

If the parishioners from St Vladimir’s wish to make donations to this account, please make checks payable to St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund.

CHURCH CLEANING: Many thanks to the women and men who volunteered to come out to clean our church this past week. After the Holy Day services, they stayed and did a great job to clean and polish the church. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated and may God Bless you all!

CHICKEN DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will hold a Chicken Dinner as their Why Cook Wednesday Dinner for July.  The dinner will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, near the General Hospital Parkade in Wilkes-Barre.  This dinner will be Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Dinners will be $15 and will include; a brined and roasted half-chicken, baked potato, corn, macaroni salad, roll and dessert.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Pick-Ups will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle.  Remember…When Baba Cooks, Everybody’s Happy!