SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL May 24, 2009

27 05 2009

Saturday, May 23 – The Sacrament of Reconciliation & Solemn First Holy Communion for Autumn and Tyler Savitski
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski – Granddaughter Jaclyn Rudeski

Sunday, May 24 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
8:30 AM FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, May 27
8:30 AM Veronica Carpa – John Grish
7:00 PM MOLEBEN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Friday, May 29
8:30 AM Mary Kopacz – Ted & Kathy Rembish

Saturday, May 30
4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, May 31 PENTECOST SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
1:00 PM SERVICES AT OUR CEMETERY

Transfiguration of Our Lord ~ Saturday 6:00 PM – Sunday 10:30 AM

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week,
May 23 -30 by Becky Molecavage in memory of Dimitri Bencho.

FLOWERS: Our bouquet this week to dedicated to all of fallen service men and women. May they rest in Peace.

GENERATION OF FAITH: We welcome all parishioners to join in the Geast of the Pentecost, celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit given by the Father through Christ to the Church. The session will be held on Saturday, may 30, 209 at 2:30 PM in the Church Hall. Refreshments will be served.

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 the meeting and fellowship social to 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!

THANKS: We wish to extend our thanks to our neighbor, Irene Sanders, for the beautiful job she has been doing to the flower bed on the entrance of our parking lot. She also watches over our property for vandals, picks up litter, etc. The flower bed looks great, Thanks and God Bless.

PENTECOST SUNDAY: Green Sunday (Pentecost) is Sunday, May 31, 2009. A service will be celebrated, 1:00 PM at the parish cemetery, weather permitting. Please try to be present for this service to pray for all the deceased members of your families and loved ones. Our priests have been having this service for your benefit for many years and it is a shame that so few come to pray for this purpose once a year. Make a sacrifice to spend one hour with those who have fallen asleep with the Lord.

CENTENNIAL: SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 635 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, will be celebrating its Centennial on Sunday, June 28, 2009. Pontifical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 1:30 PM. A reception will follow at 3:30 PM at the Waterfront Banquet Facility, 670 North River Street, Plains. Tickets are $38.00 for adults, $14.00 for children 10 and under. Menu choices are Prime Rib or Chicken Marsla. For reservation forms, please contact Verna Kozicki at 824-6090. Reservations are required by June 1, 2009. Forms are available in the vestibule of SS Peter & Paul Church Plymouth, PA.

On Tuesday, May 19th Helen Sirak won the Lottery and requested it to be donated backto our Church in memory of her husband Michael Sirak. We appreciate your kind donation.

To our young parishioners receiving their
First Reconciliation and Solemn First Holy Communion
GOD’S BLESSINGS
CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES
To Autumn and Tyler Savitski
And Guest Katherine Abele (Irene Frisbie Granddaughter)

Our Gift to the Fallen

For each soldier that has fallen so that many may stand
We honor their spirit as they pass to God’s hand
For without their sacrifice we would live forever in fear
We pray for their loved ones and provide a salute and a tear
God help us heal the wounds of hate and the misery of war
That is our gift to our fallen heroes that are amongst us no more.

A MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER

Eternal God, Creator of years, of centuries, Lord of whatever is beyond time,
Maker of all species and master of all history —
How shall we speak to you from our smallness and inconsequence?
Except that you have called us to worship you in spirit and in truth;
You have dignified us with loves and loyalties;
You have lifted us up with your loving kindnesses.
Therefore we are bold to come before you without groveling
[though we sometimes feel that low]
and without fear [though we are often anxious].
We sing with spirit and pray with courage because you have dignified us;
You have redeemed us from the aimlessness of things’ going meaninglessly well.
God, lift the hearts of those for whom this holiday is not just diversion,
but painful memory and continued deprivation.
Bless those whose dear ones have died needlessly, wastefully [as it seems]
in accident or misadventure.
We remember with compassion those who have died serving their countries
in the futility of combat.
There is none of us but must come to bereavement and separation, when all the answers we are offered fail the question death asks of each of us.
We believe that you will provide for us as others have been provided with the fulfillment of “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

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