11 05 2009

MAY 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9 God’s Blessing for All Mother’s
4:00 PM Living and Deceased of
SS Peter & Paul Parish

8:30AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Wednesday, May 13
8:30 AM Anna Puchalski – Mr. & Mrs. Al Evans
7:00 PM Moleben to the Mother of God

Friday, May 15
8:30 AM Helen Carlo – Red Belusko

Saturday, May 16
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara and Children

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

Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM – Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM

The aspiration of local legend Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis and her daughter, Anna Jarvis, was to establish a national memorial day dedicated to all mothers, both alive and deceased. After her mother’s death in 1905, Anna Jarvis was relentless in achieving this goal. Jarvis was successful in getting West Virginia Governor Glassock to proclaim a statewide Mother’s Day in 1910. Four years later, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law a U.S. House of Representatives resolution, introduced at Jarvis’ request, making the second Sunday in May the national Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day has since become an international holiday, celebrated in 152 countries.
Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis and her family lived in Taylor County in the mid-1800s. Stories about her many good deeds and leadership qualities had become part of the local folklore by the time of her death. She and her brother, a doctor, had formed the Mothers Day Friendship Clubs to work with women to prevent the deaths of children by teaching sanitation methods. They explained to mothers the importance of boiling water, how to keep food from spoiling, and other antiseptic methods.
Jarvis and the women who joined these Mothers Day Friendship Clubs refused to take sides during the Civil War. Instead they provided nursing services and taught sanitation methods which helped save thousands of soldiers’ lives on both sides, North and South. After the war, Jarvis was tireless in promoting peace and good will among neighbors who may have differed politically. She conceived a family day picnic honoring mothers, called Mothers Friendship Day; its real goal, however, was to reunite alienated neighbors. Following a prayer, the band began to play “Should Auld Acquaintances Be Forgot.” By the time they reached the word “forgot,” neighbors were weeping and shaking hands.
Anna Jarvis held a memorial service for her mother in 1907, and all mothers the next year. Services were held at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, which is now the International Mothers Day Shrine. Anna Jarvis’ birthplace, where the Jarvis family lived from 1854 to 1864, is now a museum.
The Mother’s Day Observance project is documented through photographs, a written report, a genealogy of the Jarvis family, and a videotape of the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
May 9 – 16 by Charles Drazba and Family in memory of Anna Drazba.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Paul & Marion Rose for their donation of 2 bouquets this week in memory of their Mother’s – Nellie Fromel and Irene Rose.

SVIACHENE: We would like to thank all who attended, made donations and helped in any way to make our Easter Sviachene a beautiful occasion. We certainly appreciate all the monetary donations, gifts items, food and of course all the goodies. Hope all who attended enjoyed the day and we were truly happy to see all who attended to make this affair possible. KRISTOS VOSKRES!

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will be held Tuesday, May 12th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. Please attend this meeting and new member are welcome. President Irene Frisbie will preside.

LUC MEETING: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics of America will hold its next monthly meeting on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2009, at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. Prayer Service begins at 3:00 PM and the meeting and fellowship social will follow. Members, please plan to attend, and please bring along a new member! We are also reaching out to members who have not attended in a while – please come to our May meeting! We miss you! St. Vladimir’s Church and Hall is air-conditioned and easily handicap accessible.



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