SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

18 09 2018

Saturday, September 15 – 4:00 PM
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, September 16 – 8:30 AM
SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
✞Mildred Kane – Kane & Udiski Families

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Saturday, September 22 – 4:00 PM
✞Ronald Kachinko – Frank, Gloria & Steven Udiski

Sunday, September 23 – 8:30AM
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light has no requests for this week and next.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the flowers this week donated by Kane and Udiski Families in memory of Mildred Kane.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Rummage sale will take place on Friday, October 12, from 9:00 – 5:00, Saturday, October 13, 9:00 – 2:00, The Women’s Society would like to have a bake sale with this Rummage sale and are asking if any of the parishioners would be kind enough to help in this matter by baking some baked goods to sell. If you can possibly help us please call one of the Society members or sign up on the list in the Vestibule.

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church will sponsor a Craft Sale on Saturday, October 27 in the Church Hall, Warren Ave., Berwick, PA from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Good food and a bake sale will also be available. Dine in or Take out, limited. For vendors and table rental at  $15/8′ table Contact Janina

PIGGIE SALE: St Nicholas Altar Rosary, 271 Tripp St. Swoyersville, Pa. will have a take- out Piggie sale on Sat. Oct. 6 with pick-up from 2:30 to 3:30pm in the church basement. Cost is $2.50 each and you can place your order with Marie

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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

18 09 2018

Saturday, Sept. 1 – 4:00 PM
✞Ronald Kachinko – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, September 2 – 8:30 AM
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wenesday, Sept. 5 – 9:00 AM
✞ Michael Hubiack – Marsha Cleveland

Saturday, September 8 – 4:00 PM
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

✞ Anna Kachinko – Kachinko Family

Sunday, September 9 – 8:30AM
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 1 – 8 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Louis Kolotelo.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services during the month of September in memory of Louis and Anna Kolotelo requested by Geri Kolotelo.

HOAGIE SALE: St. Nicholas Church, Glen Lyon will sponsor a Turkey and Italian Hoagie sale Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11am to 5pm at $6 each. Bake sale will also be available.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society will meet next Tuesday, Sept 11th at 6:30 PM after the summer recess. Plans for the upcoming Rummage sale will be discussed and all members should please try to attend. It is very important to discuss the activities for this sale. President Anna Magill will preside. Anna has been very busy with the collection of items and needs all our help to plan the agenda. See you!

RUMMAGE FOOD AND BAKE SALE: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North River & West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre will hold a Rummage, Homemade Food and Bake Sale, Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Sunday, September 9th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Come out and browse an auditorium full of Clothing, Furniture, Tools, Toys, Games, Kitchenware, Linens, Sporting Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, Hand Bags, Shoes, Books, Videos, Electronics, Seasonal Decorations and More.  Find a bargain and enjoy some good food from Baba’s Kitchen.  Chances will be sold for our Variety Basket Auction drawing in November.

DONATION: Our thanks to Leonard Wujcik for his donation of $49 for Sunday Offering and $40 for Cemetery Care in memory of his mother Dorothy Wujcik.





FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST August 26, 2018

18 09 2018

aturday, August 24– 4:00 PM
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Sunday, August 25 – 8:30AM
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
✞Christine Youells – Parents Mary and David Youells

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Wednesday, August 29 – 9:00 BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
Myrovanya – Blessing with holy oil
✞Michael Hubiack – Tom and Mary Ann Potsko

Saturday, Sept. 1– 4:00 PM- BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
✞Ronald Kachinko – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, September 2– 8:30AM – FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week
August24- 31 by Thomas Sawka in memory of his wife Mary Ann Sawka.

BUILDING FUND: Many thanks and appreciation given to Rosalie Bigus for contributing the donations of $517. she received for our Building Fund, in memory of her husband, Michael Bigus, to be used toward the painting of the Domes expense. May God Bless you with good health for your generous offering.

DONATION: We sincerely thank Pamelia Pisarcik for her donation of $100 to our Church in memory of her parents Leon & Emily Woss which was included in the Sunday Offering last week.

LUC MOLEBEN MEETING: Father Roman Petryshak , pastor of Berwick’s SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to the Mother of God – on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Schedule of autumn meetings, fund raising plans and the October National Convention in Buffalo/Amherst, New York will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of SS. Cyril and Methodius parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome..

FLEA MARKET: Rev. Eduard Shestak and the parishioners of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church are having their Annual Flea Market on Saturday September 15th, 8am-4pm, Sunday September 16th, 10am-2pm, and Saturday September 22nd, 10am -2pm.  The event will be held rain or shine at the church hall, 320 Vine St, Old Forge. Antiques, jewelry, household items, furniture, children’s clothing, toys and much more! A variety of ethnic food items, baked goods, and refreshments will also be available.

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 is 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.





THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST August 19, 2018

18 09 2018

Saturday, August 18– 4:00 PM-
Anna Koproski – God’s Blessings and Good Health on Anna Koprowski

Sunday, August 19 – 8:30AM –
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

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Saturday, August 25– 4:00 PM- FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOS God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, August 26– 8:30AM – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
✞Christine Youells – Parents Mary and David Youells

Please Bless All who read this prayer dear Father

STATISTICS DON’T LIE.!!! 
How to stay safe in the World today!                 
Where IS the Safest Place? 

1.. Avoid riding in automobiles because
they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents. 
2.. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home. 
3… Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.  
4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation. 
5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. 
So, above all else, avoid hospitals. 

 But. … 
You will be pleased to learn that only .001% 
of all deaths occur in worship services in church, 
and these are usually related to previous physical 
disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest 
 place for you to be at any given point in time is at 
 CHURCH! 
And . .. . Bible study is safe too! 
The percentage of deaths 
During Bible study is even less. 
So, 
Attend church, 
And read your Bible 
IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 18 – 26 by Tom Sawka for God’s Blessing and Good health for his daughter in law Donna Sawka.

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 is 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.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Our wishes for a Happy Birthday to Mary Oshirak who celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 15th. Many more happy healthy years with God’s blessing. Mnohya Lita!





TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST August 12, 2018

18 09 2018

Saturday, August 11 – 4:00 PM
✞Joseph Martinez – Judy & Pat Murray

Sunday, August 12 – 8:30AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

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Wednesday, August 15 9:00 AM DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Myrovonia – Blessing with Holy Oil – BLESSING OF FLOWERS
✞Michael Hubiack – Bernard & Carol Kosek

Saturday, August 18– 4:00 PM
Anna Koprowski – Good Health and God’s Blessings – Parishioners

Sunday, August 19 – 8:30AM
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Dormition of the Theotokos (Mother of God)
The Dormition of the Theotokos commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother, Mary, the Mother of Life. It proclaims that Mary has been “assumed” by God and that her spirit and body are now in his heavenly kingdom. It is a great feast in celebration of the falling-asleep of Theotokos which is preceded by a two-week fasting period in preparation. It is often referred to as the Assumption of Mary. 
 Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated annually on 15th of August. There is no known date when it was first celebrated, though it is presumed to have occurred for the first time between the first and fourth century.
It is the customary of some churches to bless flowers on the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos. According to an old custom, flowers and medicinal herbs are blessed after the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Dormition. This custom most probably originated from the traditional belief that after Mary’s glorious assumption into heaven, her holy tomb was filled with a “heavenly fragrance” and flowers. (ct. St. Germanus, I Hom. on Dorm.) The herbs, used by our people as natural medicine, are blessed in commemoration of the numerous healings and extraordinary graces bestowed on the pilgrims at Mary’s tomb. (cf. St. John Damascene, Homily on Dormition I, 13)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 11 – 18 by Michael Kane in memory of Mary Kulyn.

The Sanctuary Light request card has the next 2 weeks open for your requests, and several more in the following months. Remember a loved one, someone who is ill or for a deceased friend or family member. The light burns for a week from Saturday to Saturday. Donation for this memorial is only $15.

Rummage Sale: The annual Women’s Society Rummage Sale is coming upon us in October. If you have any items you wish to donate, either bring to the Church or ask one of the members to pick them up for you. The date has not been set but it will be held one weekend in October.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, those in Nursing Facilities, hospital and at home.





ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST AUGUST 5, 2018

18 09 2018

Saturday, August 3 Transfiguration of Our Lord
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovania – Blessing with Holy Oil
4:00 PM Joseph Romashko -Tom & Barbara Romashko

Sunday, August 4 ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Transfiguration of Our Lord
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovania – Blessing with Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, August 11
4:00 PM ✞Joseph Martinez – Judy & Pat Murray

Sunday, August 12 TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
of the gospel of Christ.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

The feast of the Transfiguration is one of the twelve principal feasts of our Church, having a one-day pre-feast and a seven-day post-feast. This feast falls during that time when the fruits of the earth reach maturity. From the earliest times in the Eastern Church, on this day fruit is blessed in thanksgiving to God for the first fruits of the earth. This custom was adopted by the Christian Church from the Old Testament which prescribed that fruit be brought to the Temple of the Lord. In the Book of Exodus we read: “You shall carry the first-fruits of the corn of your ground to the house of the Lord your God.”
The custom of blessing the first fruits in church was prescribed in the Canons of the Holy Apostles at the end of the third century. The Apostolic Constitutions of the forth century have a prayer for the blessing of first fruits. The local Synod of Carthage in the forth century gave prescriptions concerning the first fruits that are brought to church. The Sixth Ecumenical Council spoke of the blessing of the first fruits of grapes and wheat. In the early century Typicons and in the Typicon of Evergetes Monastery of the tenth century no mention was made of the blessing of the vine, that is, grapes.
In Greece, in the month of August grapes and wheat, which are the more important fruits, reach their maturity, for this reason, the custom of blessing the grapes and ears of wheat in church on the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord prevailed there. In Rus-Ukraine, grapes of the vine were replaced by apples and other fruits.

SANCTUARYLIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 4 – 11 by the Halloway Family in memory of their brother Nicholas Halloway.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles are requested to burn for the month of August by John & Claudia Bosack in honor of Bernie & Carol Kosek, Wedding Anniversary.

BIRTHDAY GREETING: Birthday Greetings to Helene Sirak, celebrating her 90th birthday on August 11, 2018 and to Paul Hoover who celebrated his birthday on August 3, 2018. Mnohya Lita!

DOMES: Donations are greatly appreciated for the help with the payments of the painting of our Church Domes The cost of this project was $11,185.00 – the donations received to date amounted to $6,100.00, leaving a balance of $5,085. Any help with this expense is sincerely accepted.

CHURCH PROPERTY CLEANUP: We wish to thank to Father Walter and Dave Youells for all the cleanup of weeds, etc. on our Church grounds. This requires a lot of time and energy for a good result. May God bless them for their volunteer services. If anyone is able and can lend a helping hand it would be greatly appreciated.





TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST July 29, 2018

27 07 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSFIGURATION OF
OUR LORD

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

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

A LITTLE HUMOR

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

THANKFUL