SUNDAY OF ZACCAHAEUS GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN JANUARY 25, 2009

26 01 2009

Saturday, January 24
4:00 PM Emily Kachinko Hilinski ~ Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Sunday, January 25 SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS
8:30 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Wednesday, January 28
8:30 AM Walter Mettrick – Mary & Joe Sowers

Friday, January 30 FEAST OF THE THREE HIERACHES
8:30 AM Veronica Carpa – Andrea & Tom McNulty

Saturday, January 31
4:00 PM John Smiga – 40th Day – sister Bernadine Oakley

Sunday, February 1 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND THE PHARISEE
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

VESPERS FOR FORGIVENESS SUNDAY
CHEESEFARE SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 22, 2009 – 4:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP & COVERED-DISH MEAL TO FOLLOW
SS PETER & PAUL U.C.C.
PLYMOUTH, PA
Come and begin The Great Fast (Lent) in the true Christian spirit of forgiveness, with our beautiful Vesper Evening Prayer Service composed especially for the evening before the first day of The Great Fast.
The Clergy and Laity of the North Anthracite Ukrainian Catholic Protopresbytery (Deanery) will gather on this date to pray together in unity, as we prepare to journey with our Lord Jesus through the 40-day Great Fast, in preparation for Holy Week and Pascha.
Father John Seniw, our Protopresbyter (Dean), will be the Main Celebrant, with Father Paul Wolensky leading the sung responses. All our parishioners from all our parishes are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.
At the end of the service, there will be a ceremony of mutual forgiveness between everyone present. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the parish hall for fellowship and a covered-dish meal.
Mark your calendar-hope you will be in attendance for this beautiful service.

MYASOPUSNA 2009: Dinner tickets are now available for Transfiguration of Our Lord Church Myasopusna festival, held in the church banquet hall (in Nanticoke) on Sunday, February 15, from noon to 4 pm. The Myasopusna (Meatfare) festival is the parish’s annual Pre-Lenten celebration, preceding the Great Fast. Dinner consists of a platter of holuptsi, kobasi, ham, pierogies, beet salad, homemade blackbread, a homemade dessert, and a beverage. Dinners will be served from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, followed by live Ukrainian music and dance performances. A variety of Ukrainian crafts, including pysanky, embroidery, woodcrafts, and ceramics, will be on display and for sale. Dinner tickets and paid reservations are limited to 200. Newspaper and public advertising of the event will begin next week. Dinner tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Helen (735-4654) or Geri (824-3880).

THE FEAST OF THE THREE HIERARCHS
JANUARY 30

On the 30th of January we celebrate the memory of three great and very outstanding bishops, teachers, preachers and Fathers of the Eastern Church; St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. Among our people this feast is known as the feast of the “Three Saints.” These three hierarchs-bishops were giants of faith, courage, holiness and learning. They handed down to us the pure faith of the Council of Nicea; they expounded the dogma of the Holy Trinity, Christ’s divinity and the Holy Eucharist. Because of their great merits, in her liturgy our Eastern Church calls them peers of the Apostles, instruments of the Holy Spirit, pillars of the Church and universal teachers of the whole world. All three lived in the fourth century – the golden age of the Christian faith. St. Basil and St. Gregory were sons of Cappodocia in Asia Minor, intimate friends of approximately the some age. St. John Chrysostom, an Antiochian, was younger than the other two by twenty years. Apostolic zeal for the holy faith and salvation of souls united them.
Having before her eyes their greatness, merits and significance before God, holy Church invokes the faithful to give fit praise to the Three Hierarchs: “Having come together with songs of praise, O lovers of feasts, let us praise Christ’s sanctifiers and the glory of the Fathers, the pillars of the faith, teachers and defender of the faithful. Let us hail each of them in turn: Hail, luminary of the Church, immutable pillar, O wise Basil! Hail, O heavenly mind and great hierarch, Gregory the Theologian! Hail, O golden-voiced John, splendid preacher of penance, O spiritually-wealthy fathers, never cease to pray to Christ in behalf of those who with faith, and love observe your sacred and sublime feast.”

SANTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested for January 24 – 31 by Arlene Jones in memory of her brother Thomas Jones.

FLOWERS: The flower chart is empty. Would you like to sign up for a bouquet or two in memory of your loved ones or in honor of a special occasion? They are still only $15 a bouquet.

THANKS: Our thanks to the faithful who came out to help with the dismantling of the Christmas Nativity and decorations. Your help is greatly appreciated. May God bless each one of you for your time and your help.

FINANCIAL REPORTS: If you would like to request your individual financial report for 2008 please submit a note in the collection basket. The report will be prepared as soon as possible.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks again for the donation to our Building Fund in memory of Peter Hubick by Colleagues of Maryann Hubick at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

BLESSING OF HOMES: You may still request Father Roman to bless your home. This is a very spiritual service to bring blessings to your home. Please call Father Roman or submit a note in the collection basket with your name, address and telephone number.

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You are invited to VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS SUNDAY

14 01 2009

You are invited Vy zapro’eni
VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS SUNDAY
DATE CHEESEFARE SUNDAY,
FEBRUARY 22, 2009
TIME 4:00 P.M.
Fellowship & Covered-dish meal to follow
CHURCH SAINTS PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN
GREEK CATHOLIC, 20 NOTTINGHAM ST.,
PLYMOUTH, PA
Come and begin The Great Fast (Lent) in the true
Christian spirit of forgiveness, with our beautiful Ves-
pers Evening Prayer Service composed especially for
the evening before the first day of The Great Fast.

We, the Clergy and Laity of the North Anthracite
Ukrainian Catholic Protopresbytery (Deanery) will
gather at 4 p.m. in Plymouth on Feb. 22 to pray to-
gether in unity, as we prepare to journey with our Lord Jesus through the 40-day
Great Fast, in preparation for Holy Week and Pascha.

FATHER JOHN SENIW, our Protopresbyter (Dean), will be the Main Celebrant,
with FATHER PAUL WOLENSKY leading the sung responses. All our parishion-
ers from all our parishes are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.
Clergy who wish to concelebrate are asked to bring their own dark vestments.
Altar Servers are welcome—please bring your own black cassock and red or
purple dalmatic. At the end of the service, there will be a
ceremony of mutual forgiveness between everyone pre-
sent. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the parish hall
for fellowship and a covered-dish meal in Saints Peter &
Paul Parish Hall. All parishes are asked to help with
preparation and sponsorship of the covered-dish meal.
ANN BESHADA is coordinating the covered-dish meal —
please call her at 829-4202 if you will be bringing food.
Mark your calendar—we hope to see you there!





SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY

10 01 2009

JANUARY 11, 2009

Saturday, Jan. 10

4:00 PM VWilliam Kloap – Mr. Joseph Michno

Sunday, Jan. 11 SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY

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

Wednesday, Jan. 14

8:30 AM Good Health and God’s Blessings for Sandra Kachinko Elko

Father Roman and Family

Friday, Jan. 16

8:30 AM VFrank T. Wido – Mr. & Mrs. Tom Petro

Saturday, Jan. 17

4:00 PM VHelen Carlo – Tom & Mary Ann Potsko

Sunday, Jan. 18 THIRTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Transfiguration of Our Lord Weekend Liturgy

Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

I cannot change yesterday…

I can only make the most of today…

And look hopefully toward tomorrow.





SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY

10 01 2009


JANUARY 4, 2009

Saturday, Jan. 3

4:00 PM V Deceased member of the Sivick Family – Rose Sivick

Sunday, Jan. 4 SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY

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


Tuesday, Jan. 6 THE HOLY THEOPHANY – BLESSING OF WATER

10:00 AM Great Compline – Z Namy Boh – Litia Service – Divine Liturgy

Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Jan. 7

8:30 AM VAnna Soppeck – Dolores & Paul Hoover

Friday, Jan. 9

8:30 AM VFrances Pliska – Syril & Leona Stredomsky

Saturday, Jan. 10

4:00 PM VWilliam Kloap – Mr. Joseph Michno

Sunday, Jan. 11 SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY

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

Transfiguration of Our Lord Weekend Liturgy

Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

We would like to wish Monsignor Stephen Hrynuck a Happy 97th Birthday. Monsignor Hrynuck has been the Pastor for 57 years at SS Cyril & Methodious, Ukrainian Catholic Church in Scranton. God’s Blessings to him as he moves on to the next chapter in his life. Mnyohya Lita!