THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS MARCH 15, 2009

19 03 2009

Saturday, March 14
4:00 PM Rev. Nick Kostiuk – Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Stires

Sunday, March 15 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 Deanery Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Plymouth

Wednesday, March 18
9:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, March 20 Lenten Services
7:00 PM The Way of the Cross & Sorokousty

Saturday, March 21
4:00 PM John Pstrak – 2nd Anniversary – Wife Irene Pstrak

Sunday, March 22 FOURTH 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 – Holy Transfiguration

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

PYROHY’S: Orders for Pyrohy’s can be picked up after 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 17th . Workers for Monday will be 11:00 AM -Tuesday at 8:00 AM.

VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
LENT IS THE HALF WAY TO EASTER
Today on the Third Sunday of the Great Fast, we venerate the Holy Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we mark the halfway point of Lent. The Cross stands before us today as a symbol and source of power and inspiration to help us make it through the rest of this holy season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. By showing us our Crucified Lord Jesus on the Cross today, the Church announces to us that Holy Week – the week of our Lord’s Passion – is just three weeks away. At the beginning of Divine Liturgy today, the Cross is carried by the priest in procession from the altar to the tetrapod table in the middle of the church, where the faithful come to kiss and venerate it for the entire week. The following anthem is sung all during this week: “Before Thy Cross we do humbly bow, O Master, and Thy Holy Resurrection we glorify!” (Slavonic: “Krestu Tvoyemu poklanyayemsia, Vladiko, i Svyatoye Voskreseniye Tvoye Slavim!”

UKRAINIAN DISTRIBUTOR: The Cataract Ukrainian Book Distributors will be visiting our Parish Sunday, March 15th. There will be a collection to purchase of Ukrainian books, in both English and Ukraine, including Religious Academic History Literature, Dictionaries, Arts and Crafts and some children’s articles. Also available will be Greeting Cards, CD’s, Embroidery, T Shirts and Scarves. This display will be in our Church Hall between 4:00 – 6:00 PM. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Parish. By Oles & Lyubov Cheren

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week March 14 – 21 by Arlene Jones for a Special Intention.

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT & CRAFT SALE: Sponsored by League of Ukrainian Catholics, North Anthracite Council this 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. For any additional information call Janina Everett 570-759-2824

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: The Deanery Stations of the Cross:
March 22 – 4:00 PM – Transfiguration Of Our Lord, Hanover Section
March 29 – 4:00 PM – St. Vladimir’s, Edwardsville

PUSSY WILLOW BRANCHES: Just a little reminder that Pussy willows will be needed for Palm Sunday, April 5th.

THANKS: Our thanks to Gary Pstrak for his donation for one of the plaques in the Hall Vestibule $50 and $50 to the Building Fund in memory of his Godfather Peter Pstrak Also a donation to the Building Fund from Constance Hrycenko in memory of Peter Pstrak.


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