4 10 2021

EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

Saturday, Sept. 11 – 4:00 PM    

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

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

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

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

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Saturday, Sept. 18 4:00 PM 

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

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

    God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

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

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

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

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

The Sign of the Cross

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


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

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

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

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

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





FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

28 08 2021

BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

August 29, 2021

Saturday, August 284:00 PM

✞Donald Lotrick – The Swartwood Family 

Sunday, August 29 – 8:30AM

 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, Sept. 4 4:00 PM –  

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

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light no request.

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

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

Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church

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

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

Father Walter Pasicznyk, Pastor 

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

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

August 29, 2021

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





TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

28 08 2021

AUGUST 15, 2021

DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Saturday,Aug. 14- 4:00 PM

DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

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

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

Sunday, August 15 – 8:30 AM 

DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Saturday, August 21 – 4:00PM

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

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

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

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

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

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





ELEVENTH SUNDAY

28 08 2021

AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 8, 2021

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

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

              ✞Helen Youells – Anna Koprowski

Saturday, August 14– 4:00 PM ✞ 

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

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

                                                           DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKAS

BLESSING OF FLOWERS 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

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

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

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

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

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





NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

28 08 2021

JULY 25, 2021

Saturday, July 24

4:00 PM ✞Eugene & Carol Slabinski – The Slabinski Family

            Sunday, July 25 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

           8:30 AM

Saturday, July 31

4:00 PM ✞Thomas Sydnor – Sandra Sydnor and Family

Sunday, Aug. 1 TENTH SUNDAY AFTERPENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested this week.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Clara Patrylak who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be Eternal.

COLLECTION: Week of July 17/18; TOTAL: $692.75

Sunday $265, Diocesan $5, Sanctuary Light $30, Monthly Candles (April 2022) $40, Loose $96.75, Candles $16, Church in need $20 =$472.75

Mail In 

Sunday $210, Diocesan $10 = $220.

Cemetery $5.

BEST WISHES: Our best wishes and Congratulations to Paul & Dolores Hover who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this month. Mnohya Lita!





SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS 

28 08 2021

OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

JULY 18, 2021

Saturday, July 17

        4:00 PM              Paul and Dolores Hoover – Betty and Verne

Sunday, July 18 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE

                          SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

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

Saturday, July 24  

4:00 PM           Eugene and Carol Slabinski – The Slabinski Family

Sunday, July 25           EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is not requested.





SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

28 08 2021

JULY 11, 2021

Saturday, July10

            4:00 PM          ✞ Robert Zeroka – Dan, Sandy & Daniel Zeroka

Sunday, July 11 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Saturday, July 17    SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE

                          SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

4:00 PM Paul and Dolores Hoover – Betty and Verne

 Sunday, July18 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE

                          SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

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

SANCTURARY LICHT: A new chart is available for your requests. The Sanctuary Light burns for the week at $15 a donation. Remember a loved one, in honor of someone or something and a special occasion. Your donation helps to pay the cost of the candles that are needed. While a lot of dates are available now is the time  to sign up for your requests.

Remember the Rummage Sale will be held in October, now is the chance for you to get those things together that you no longer need or want and donate to this sale.

The Women’s Society is trying to continue to have fund raisers so please try to help them out.





SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

28 08 2021

JULY 4, 2021

Saturday, July 3

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

Sunday, July 4 Divine Liturgy at Transfiguration of Our Lord, 

Nanticoke 10:30 AM

St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon  8:30 AM

Saturday, July 10

4:00 PM ✞Robert Zeroka – Dan, Sandy & Daniel Zeroka

Sunday, July 11 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 3 – July 10 in memory of Stephen Garber by daughter Norberta Garber.





FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

28 08 2021

June 27, 2021

Saturday, June 26 

4:00 PM ✞Helen Youells – Paul & Dolores Hoover

Sunday, June 27 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

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

Tuesday, June 29 THE FEAST OF SS PETER & PAUL, APOSTLES

8:30AM Holy Day of Obligation – Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Saturday, July 3

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

Sunday, July 4 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTERPENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of June 26 – July 3 is requested by Irene Pstrak and sons in loving memory of husband and father Joseph Pstrak.

SS PETER & PAUL FEAST DAY: On the 29th of June our Eastern Church celebrates with great solemnity the feast, which in our liturgical books is called “The Holy Illustrious and Ever-praised Major Apostles, Peter & Paul.” Both Apostles are distinguished for their character, their zealous apostolic labors and their great cult in holy Church. We owe to the Holy Apostles the priceless treasure of the Christian faith. They handed Christ’s teachings down to us. From them, we received the Holy Gospels and the letters of the Apostles. They laid a firm foundation for the Church of Christ. This is a Holy Day of Obligation and Liturgy is Tuesday, June 29th at 8:30 AM. Please attend this Liturgy, as it is the namesake of our Parish. 





FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

28 08 2021

 COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE SAINTS OF RUS’-UKRAINE

FATHER’S DAY 

JUNE 20, 2021

Saturday, June 19

            4:00 PM For all living and deceased Fathers of the Parish        

        Sunday, June 20 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM For all living and deceased Fathers of the Parish

 

          Thursday, June 24 THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

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

Saturday, June 26

4:00 PM ✞Helen Youells – Paul & Dolores Hoover

Sunday, June 27 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTERPENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 19– 26 by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.

COLLECTION: Week of June 12/13; TOTAL: $598

Plate $305, Dues $80, Diocesan $45, Loose $78, Candles $18 = $526

                                                            Cemetery Care $90  

Mail in: Sunday $70, Maintenance $2 = $72.                               Building Fund $5.

WELCOME BACK BREAKFAST will be held on Saturday June 26, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic is having a fundraiser breakfast in the church hall at 210 Center Street in the Hanover section of Nanticoke. ADVANCE TICKETS are available before June 12. The advance price is adults $9.00 and children $4.00. Call 570-735-4654 for tickets. The breakfast is eat in or take out. Menu is scrambled eggs, sausage links, home fries, beverages and more. A 50-50 drawing and a $50 grocery gift card raffle will also be held. TAKE OUT foods include church made pierogi, haluski, clam chowder and baked goods. Tickets are available at the door for $10 adults and $5 children. Hope to see you there

RUNNAGE SALE: The Women’s Society held a meeting on Tuesday and was decided on trying for the Annual Rummage Sale. Our members are thinning out in attendance and we thank our one parishioner for attending. The date was set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday –  October 7, 8 & 9. If you have any items to be donated please bring them to the church. Further details will follow in the future. Help is always needed for the fund raisers, you are always welcome.