FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST MARCH 1, 2009

27 02 2009

Saturday, Feb. 28
4:00 PM Good Health and God’s Blessing on Andrew Partrylak –
wife Clara

Sunday, March 1 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Wednesday, March 4
9:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, March 6
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, March 7
4:00 PM  Anna Puchalski – Mrs. Theresa Levanda

Sunday, March 8 SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C.
Wilkes-Barre

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday 6:00 PM – Sunday 10:30 AM
Wednesdays – Stations of the Cross – 7:00 PM
Fridays – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – 9:00 AM

THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

The first Sunday of the Great Fast is called the Sunday of Orthodoxy. What do we mean by “orthodoxy”? The word “orthodoxy” stems from the Greek word “orthodoxia” (orthos=right; doksa=opinion) which signifies the true faith and the true worship of God. We are not speaking here of orthodoxy as we understand it today as being opposed to the Catholic Church, but orthodoxy, as applied to the whole Church of Christ until the schism between the Eastern and Western Churches which occurred in the eleventh century under the patriarch Cerularius (1054). The orthodoxy that we celebrate this Sunday is universal-catholic orthodoxy, professed by the entire Church of Christ of the first centuries in the battle against the heresy of Iconoclasm (Gr – eikon=image; klastes=a breaker; – an image breaking heresy). The Sunday of Orthodoxy is a festival for the whole Church, both Eastern and Western. It is the festive celebration of the decisive victory over Iconoclasm and other heresies.
The purpose of this feast is to pay solemn public homage and veneration to the holy icons of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Mother of God, and all the Saints.
The Church of Christ deeply respects and honors the holy icons as it also does holy relics. She places them in church for public veneration and recommends that we venerate them privately in our homes, and wear small icons around our necks in the form of little crosses or medals.

Resolutions for Avoiding Misery

Choose to love — rather than hate
Choose to smile — rather than frown
Choose to build — rather than destroy
Choose to persevere — rather than quit
Choose to praise — rather than gossip
Choose to heal — rather than wound
Choose to give — rather than grasp
Choose to act — rather than delay
Choose to forgive — rather than curse
Choose to pray — rather than despair

GREAT LENT
Although our time has brought with it many changes in church laws, traditions, and discipline, and the Second Vatican Council has relaxed the rules for fasting, including the Great Fast, nevertheless, the Forty Days Fast still has significance for our spiritual life. For various reasons, today we may be unable to fast in the same way as our ancestors did; yet even today we are obliged to a spiritual fast – that is, we are obliged to refrain from sin, and from giving in to our evil inclinations. We are also obliged to pray and to practice virtue and good deeds. In reality then, the most important goal of the Great Fast is our spiritual renewal.
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts:
A typical Lenten service is the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Already in the first centuries there was a custom during the Forty Days Fast to omit the celebration of the Divine Liturgy because, at that time, it was still linked with agape, that is the love banquet, and this was not in keeping with the spirit of fasting. Furthermore, the Divine Liturgy was regarded as joyful mystery; for this reason, its celebration was limited to Saturday and Sunday. On the other days of the week to give the faithful an opportunity to receive Holy Communion, the Divine Liturgy was replaced by other services, from which the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts developed in time. Actually, this is not a Liturgy in the sense of the word, for it does not have the consecration of bread and wine; but rather, it is a Vespers service combined with the rite of Holy Communion, for which the bread was previously consecrated. Hence, the name of Presanctified Gifs.
The Council of Laodicia (c.364) prescribed: “It is not permitted during the Great Fast to offer up the Bread (that is the Holy Liturgy), except on Saturday and Sunday” (rule 49). The Sixth Ecumenical Council of Trullo (691) decreed: “On all the days of the Great Fast, with the exception of Saturday and Sunday, and the feast of the Annunciation, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts must be celebrated. “ (rule 52).

SUNDAY LITURGIES DURING LENT:
WHY DO THEY SEEM LONGER?

Our Byzantine Rite prescribes that the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is to be celebrated on all of the Sundays of Great Lent, instead of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, which is usually celebrated throughout the rest of the church year. St.
Basil’s Liturgy is older and has longer priestly prayers than the St. John Chrysostom Liturgy (which was derived from the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great), and is celebrated ten times during the church year: the five Sundays of Lent (not Palm Sunday), Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday, Christmas Eve, Epiphany Eve, and on the actual Feast of St. Basil which we celebrate on January 1.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Feb. 28 – March 7 by Charles Drazba & Family in memory of Charles Drazba, Sr.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Rose Sivick for her donation of 2 Bouquets this week in memory of the Sivick Family.

CALENDAR LOTTERY: It is time for our May Lottery tickets. Mike Sinko had the tickets printed and ready for distribution. Please, if you can take a few to sell it would be a great help as we are missing a few of our sellers. Ask your family and friends to purchase a chance to win.

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY VESPERS: If you did not attend the Vesper Services last Sunday you certainly missed a beautiful Service and a great Fellowship afterwards. We thank all the men and women of the parish who did their part in setting up, preparing and serving at the meal. The Parishes in the Deanery all contributed food for this occasion and was enjoyed by all. A special thanks to all who donated monetary gifts, cakes, cover dishes, desserts and for just being in attendance. This was a wonderful way to start our Great Fast.

TIME CHANGE: It is time to spring forward. Turn you clocks forward one hour next Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 AM. This is the beginning of Day Light Saving Time.

THANKS: Our thanks to the men and women who came out to clean the church last week. God Bless you all for your time and helping in this project.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers the sick of the parish. If you have anyone in the hospital or nursing home you should call Father Roman because he has no way of knowing otherwise.

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SUNDAY OF CHEESFARE FEBRUARY 22, 2009

24 02 2009

Saturday, February 21
4:00 PM William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, February 22 SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

Wednesday, February 25
9:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, February 27
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, February 28
4:00 PM Good Health and God’s Blessing on Andrew Partrylak –
wife Clara

Sunday, March 1 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

LENTEN SERVICES – Presanctified Gifts Services, The Stations of The Cross and Sorokousty services will be celebrated during the Lenten Season for your benefit to attend and pray during this time. Please try to participate in attending these services. No Divine Liturgies are celebrated during the week during the Lenten Season. Only requests for Divine Liturgies will be celebrated on Saturdays during this period.

THE CEREMONY OF FORGIVENESS
CHEESEFARE SUNDAY

In ancient times in Eastern monasteries a beautiful custom existed in which the rite of mutual forgiveness on Cheesefare Sunday was performed. This rite of forgiveness was carried out in the evening, following a modest repast. All the monks in the presence of the faithful asked pardon of one another for past offences, then embraced, and gave each other the kiss of peace. The faithful did the same among themselves. In some places, while this rite of forgiveness was being carried out, the stichera of the Pasch (Resurrection) was sung: “Today the sacred Pasch has been shown forth to us…” The last stichera ends with an appeal for mutual forgiveness: “and let us embrace one another and say: ‘Brethren’ even to those who hate us, and let us forgive all things…” The singing of the sticheras of the Pasch (Resurrection) was to signify that just as during the season of Pasch or Eastertide, so now at the threshold of the Great Fast we should mutually ask pardon for offences for the sake of Christ who fasted, suffered, and rose for our sake.
This very moving rite of forgiveness was still observed at the Kievan Pecherska Lavra until the Communists took over the government. Here also, the monks first had a meager pre-Lenten repast, after which all superiors and monks donned their mantles and proceeded to the church. All the superiors of the Lavra, from the highest to the lowest, stood side by side in the middle of the church and the whole monastic community, consisting of several hundred members, one by one approached the superiors, then kneeling, they kissed each other three times while saying, “Forgive me, Father,” or Forgive me Brother.” During this time, the choir sang the stichera taken from the solemn Vespers of Cheesefare Sunday: “Adam sat opposite paradise bewailing his nakedness…” After the completing of the ceremony, all present departed in silence.
Truly, these four pre-Lenten Sundays have a deep significance for our spiritual life. For whoever beats his breast as did the Publican and learns humility from his example; whoever learns from the parable of the Prodigal Son to trust in God’s mercy; whoever on Meatfare Sunday, after meditation on the Terrible Judgment, is seized with fear of God’s justice, which fell so severely upon our First Parents, as we have seen in the service of Cheesefare Sunday – for him that fast will not be so terrible. Rather, he will understand that it is necessary for his heart and soul. He will willingly fast and make
Prostrations, knowing that fasting and sorrow for sins can best prepare him for the feast of the Resurrection of our Lord.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested for February 21 – 28 by Theodore Soppeck, Sr. in memory of his mother Anna Soppeck.

FLOWER: Our thanks to Michael and Louise Hubiack for their donation of flowers this week in memory of their Parents Thomas & Mary Hubiack and Michael and Frances Pliska.

LUC RETREAT: The League of Ukrainian Catholics of America will have their Annual Lenten Retreat Week-End at St. Mary’s Villa Center, Sloatsburg, NY. March 20,21,22, 2009. Information to attend and Registration form is available for those interested in making the retreat. Deadline for Reservations is March 8, 2009.

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT & CRAFT SALE: Sponsored by League of Ukrainian Catholics, North Anthracite Council Sunday, March 22, 2009 at St. Vladimir Parish Center 428 N. 7th Ave, Scranton PA 18503 – 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available, along with a variety of homemade ethnic food and baked goods. Everyone is cordially invited to attend SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY at St. Vladimir Church at 9:00 AM. Interested crafters/vendors: $15/8’tableContact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 or nacofluc@hotmail.com

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Postcards for the campaign against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) are in the vestibule for you to participate in this campaign. We are asked to have parishioners sign the cards and mail them to their elected government officials. This Campaign has the support of the United States Catholic Bishops.





SUNDAY OF MEAT – FARE FEBRUARY 15, 2009

24 02 2009

Saturday, Feb. 14
4:00 PM Deceased Members of the Hasiak Family –
Catherine Hasiak

Sunday, Feb. 15 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Wednesday, Feb. 18
9:00 AM Catherine Polk – Michael Kane

Friday, Feb. 20
9:00 AM Helen Carlo – Paul & Eileen Halesey

Saturday, Feb. 21
4:00 PM William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, Feb. 22 CHEESEFARE SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM FORGIVENESS SUNDAY SERVICES

CHURCH CLEANING: The Women and men of the Parish will meet Thursday, February 19, to clean the church. All who are available are welcome to come and pitch in to help.
We would like to have the Church look nice for the Forgiveness Services on Sunday.
Let’s Put the Saint back in Valentine’s Day
Saint Valentine did “die of love”, to be sure — but not of the romantic sort! Strange also, considering its enormous popularity, that this saint’s feast no longer appears on the Church’s calendar.
How did the “Saint” disappear from Valentine’s Day? Can we “re-Christianize” the celebration of this popular holiday? Who is Saint Valentine, anyway?
There are at three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, mentioned in the early martyrologies for the date of February 14th.
One is described as a priest in Rome, another a bishop (of Interamna, the modern Terni). Both apparently were martyred in the second half of the third century and buried at different places on the Flaminian Way outside of Rome. The third St. Valentine was martyred in Africa with a number of companions. Almost nothing is known about any of these early Christian men — except that they died for the love of Christ!
“Christianizing” Valentine’s Day:
On Saint Valentine’s Day, we Christians have an opportunity for some real “enculturation” — that is, planting seeds of Christ’s truth into the culture in which we live.
When we remember that the heart of Saint Valentine was, like other Christian martyrs, “pierced” by the love of Our Lord, and he shed his blood for this, it seems appropriate that the red heart is a symbol for this powerful love. We think about the power of the deeds of extraordinary courage – even unto death – to bring the truth of faith to others. We are reminded; too, that suffering that often accompanies genuine love.
In our Catholic families, we can focus our thoughts, this day, not only in expressing our love for our friends and families (and yes, sweethearts) by gifts and loving greetings; but also in prayer and meditation on Scripture.
Continued with prayers – next page

VESPERS FOR FORGIVENESS SUNDAY CHEESEFARE SUNDAY: 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. 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.

SANTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested for Feb. 14 -21 by Charles Drazba in memory of Marie Drazba.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to John and Nancy Semcheski for their Bouquet of flowers this week in memory of Wasil & Veronica Semcheski.
TO ORDER FLOWERS: The florist who has been doing our floral arrangement is unable to continue at this time due to ill health. We sincerely thank Stanley Olszewski who did our flowers for many years. The Florist on the corner of Nottingham St. will take our orders. The price is $20 per bouquet. If you desire a larger bouquet you may request the price you would like to have.

SS. PETER & PAUL, W-B TO HOLD RUMMAGE SALE : SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church on the corner of N. River & W. Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre will sponsor a Rummage Sale with Homemade Food & Bake Sale on February 20 and 21 (9:00 AM. – 3:00 PM.) and February 22 (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Come find a bargain and enjoy some food from Baba’s Kitchen.

LUC MEETING: The League of Ukrainian Catholics, North Anthracite Council will meet on Sunday, February 22nd, 2:00 PM at SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C. Hall, Plymouth.
Members are asked to attend since this is the first meeting of the year.

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT & CRAFT SALE: Sponsored by League of Ukrainian Catholics, North Anthracite Council Sunday, March 22, 2009 at St. Vladimir Parish Center 428 N. 7th Ave, Scranton PA 18503 – 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available, along with a variety of homemade ethnic food and baked goods. Everyone is cordially invited to attend SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY at St. Vladimir Church at 9:00 AM. Interested crafters/vendors: $15/8’tableContact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 or nacofluc@hotmail.com

MYASOPUSNA 2009: Transfiguration of Our Lord Church Myasopusna festival will be held in the church banquet hall (in Nanticoke) this Sunday, February 15, from noon to 4 :00 PM. Dinner tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Helen (735-4654) or Geri (824-3880).

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT & CRAFT SALE: Sponsored by League of Ukrainian Catholics, North Anthracite Council Sunday, March 22, 2009 at St. Vladimir Parish Center 428 N. 7th Ave, Scranton PA 18503 – 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available, along with a variety of homemade ethnic food and baked goods. Everyone is cordially invited to attend SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY at St. Vladimir Church at 9:00 AM. Interested crafters/vendors: $15/8’tableContact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 or nacofluc@hotmail.com





SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON FEBRUARY 8, 2009

7 02 2009

Saturday, Feb. 7
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski – Daughter Ann Marie Onderko
& husband Joseph

Sunday, Feb. 8 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Feb. 11
9:00 AM Veronica Carpa – Charles Drazba

Friday, Feb. 13
9:00 AM Anna Hamuka – Niece Pam Pisarcik

Saturday, Feb. 14
4:00 PM Deceased Members of the Hasiak Family –
Catherine Hasiak

Sunday, Jan. 15 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Transfiguration of Our Lord Weekend Divine Liturgy
Saturday 6:00 PM – Sunday 10:30 AM

DEANERY STATIONS OF THE CROSS SCHEDULE 2009
4:00 PM EACH SUNDAY

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 SS PETER AND PAUL, WILKES-BARRE, PA

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 ST. NICHOLAS, GLEN LYON, PA

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 SS PETER AND PAUL, PLYMOUTH, PA

SUNDAY, MARCH 22 TRANSFIGURATION, NANTICOKE, PA
SUNDAY, MARCH 29 ST. VLADIMIR’S, EDWARDSVILLE, PA

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week February 7 – 14 by Paul & Marion Rose in memory of Parents John & Irene Rose.

BLESSED CANDLES: If you did not get your Blessed Candles, they are available in the front of the church. Your donations are as marked on the candles. You should have a Blessed Candle in your home for many purposes.

VESPERS FOR FORGIVENESS SUNDAY: Remember the date for the services to be held in our Church on Sunday, February 22 at 4:00PM.
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. All our parishioners from all our parishes are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. 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.
After the services everyone is welcome to enjoy the cover dish meal that will be prepared by all the parishes in the deanery.
DESSERTS: If you can help in the servings of desserts please bring your baked goods, puddings or any other goodies to the church on Saturday. We would appreciate your help in this matter.





SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & PHARISEE FEBRUARY 1, 2009

7 02 2009

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

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

Monday, February 2 ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA
9:00 AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania – BLESSING OF CANDLES
Good Health & God’s Blessings on Timothy Clay – Florence Kloap

Wednesday, February 4
9:00 AM Anna Puchalski – Sophia Jones

Friday, February 6
9:00 AM Anna Hamuka – Niece Pam Pisarcik

Saturday, February 7
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski – Daughter Ann Marie Onderko
& husband Joseph
Sunday, February 8 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM
Monday, Feb. 2 Encounter of Our Lord – 10:30 AM

VESPERS FOR FORGIVENESS SUNDAYCHEESEFARE 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 ENCOUNTER OR
PRESENTATION OF
OUR LORD

The Presentation is a feast Commemorating the offering and Dedication of the Infant Jesus by His Mother Mary and St. Joseph to God’s service in accordance with the law that all first-born males of the Jewish people were to be dedicated to God’s service. Since God had chosen the tribe of Aaron to serve the Temple, all had to be redeemed by a ransom. Rich people paid with a lamb, the poor ones the first-born males of the other tribes had to offer two doves or two quails as a ransom. Joseph and Mary were poor, therefore they offered two doves.
Saint Simeon, a holy man lived in the temple of Jerusalem waiting for the Messias. God promised that he would not die without seeing the newly-born Messias. He received Jesus into his arms, and he called, therefore, “Boho-preiemets.” There was also a pious widow Anna. She saw the Messias and announced His coming in Jerusalem. She is, therefore, called prophetess
The feast of the Presentation was introduced in the third century. In the sixth century it spread throughout the whole Church. During the reign of Emperor Justinian l (483-565) a terrible earthquake harassed the Byzantine Empire. The sea also flooded the continent. Special devotions in honor of the Mother of God were instituted. The prayer was answered and the feast of the Presentation was ratified as a reminder of Mary’s protection over the Church and its faithful.
On this feast candles are blessed. Parishioners use the blessed candles in their homes as a sacramental.

SANTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested for January 31– Feb. 7 by Rita Rentko in memory of her husband Stephen Rentko.

BLESSING OF CANDLES: Monday, February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM and blessing of candles will follow at the end of the Divine Liturgy. Candles will be available for you to purchase.

OUR WEB-SITE: To those of you who use a computer, our Church now has a web-site. Thanks to Michael Shipula for setting this site up for our Church, you may go into this at – http://www.sspeterandpaulucc.org. We will have all the important announcements, activities and bulletins listed.

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.

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT & CRAFT SALE: Sponsored by League of Ukrainian Catholics, North Anthracite Council Sunday, March 22, 2009 at St. Vladimir Parish Center 428 N. 7th Ave, Scranton PA 18503 – 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available, along with a variety of homemade ethnic food and baked goods. Everyone is cordially invited to attend SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY at St. Vladimir Church at 9:00 AM. Interested crafters/vendors: $15/8’tableContact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 or nacofluc@hotmail.com