Saturday, June 27
4:00 PM Demetri and Anna Carpa – Charles Drazba
Sunday, June 28 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner
Monday, June 29 FEAST OF SS PETER AND PAUL – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
10:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
A short version of Blessing of Holy Water. Blessing of people.
Anointing of Holy Oil Myrovania
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
Wednesday, July 1
8:00 AM John Phillips – 40th day – Brother Peter and Vivian Phillips
Friday, July 3
8:00 AM Peter Hubick – George & Ilaris Krenitsky
Saturday, July 4
4:00 PM Veronica Semcheski – John & Nancy Semcheski
Sunday, July 5 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul
THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER
The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the first of the disciples to give clear expression to his faith in the Lord Jesus, saying: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (Mt 16:16). His love for the Lord was very strong, and his faith in Him went from strength to strength.
When the Lord was put on trial, Peter denied him three times, but it needed only one look into the face of the Lord, and Peter’s soul was filled with shame and repentance. After the descent of the Holy Spirit, Peter became a fearless and powerful preacher of the Gospel. After his first sermon in Jerusalem, about 3,000 souls were converted to the Faith. He preached the Gospel throughout Palestine and Asia Minor, in Italy and Illyria. He performed many wonders, healing the sick and raising the dead, and even his shadow had the power of healing the sick. He had a major struggle with Simon the Magician, who declared himself to be from God but was actually a servant of the devil. He finally put him to shame and overcame him.
Peter was condemned to death on the order of the wicked Emperor Nero, a friend of Simon’s. After installing Linus as Bishop of Rome and exhorting and encouraging the flock of Christ there, Peter went to his death with joy. When he saw the cross before him, he asked the executioner to crucify him upside-down, because he felt himself unworthy to die in the same way as his Lord. And so this great servant of the greatest Master went to his rest and received a crown of eternal glory.
THE HOLY APOSTLE PAUL
Born in Tarsus and of the tribe of Benjamin, he was formerly called Saul and studied under Gamaliel. He was a Pharisee and a persecutor of Christians. He was wondrously converted to the Christian faith by the Lord Himself, who appeared to him on the road to Damascus. He was baptized by the Apostle Ananias, named Paul and enrolled in the work of the Great Apostles.
He preached the Gospel everywhere with burning zeal, from the borders of Arabia to the land of Spain, among both the Jews and the heathen, and receiving the title of “The Apostle to the Gentiles.” His fearful sufferings were matched only by his superhuman endurance. Through all the years of his preaching, he hung from day to day like a thread between life and death.
Filling his days and nights with toil and sufferings for Christ, organizing the Church in many places and receiving a high level of perfection, he was able to say: “I live, yet not I but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20). He was beheaded in Rome in the reign of Nero, at the same time as St. Peter
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
June 27 –July 4 by Anna Bosack in memory of all deceased members of the
BUILDING FUND: Our thanks to Gloria Dran for her donation of $100 to our Building Fund in memory of
PICNIC: PLEASE don’t forget to sign up for the Covered Dish Picnic. The chart is in the vestibule and it is made easy when the amount attending is known. Whatever you wish to contribute is your choice. This affair will be held Sunday, July 12th in the Church Hall at 1:00 PM. Free of charge, only bring a covered dish. Opened to all parishioners and their families.
HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE: The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate invites our parish family to attend the 55th Holy Dormition (Assumption) Pilgrimage on August 8 – 9, 2009 in Sloatsburg, NY. A full schedule of the two days Pilgrimage is posted in the Vestibule.
SS Peter and Paul are the patron Saints of our Church.
This is a Holy Day of Obligation
It will be a glad celebration if all parishioners attend the Divine Liturgy on this day.
To pray and give thanks to our Patron Saints and to ask for God’s Blessing on all parishioners, priests and benefactors of this parish. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, June 29th at 10:00 AM in our Church. Please pay tribute to the Apostles of our Patron named Church. Father Roman will be happy to see many attending the Divine Liturgy as this is a Special Holy Day for our Parish. Father will have a short version of Blessing of Holy Water. You can bring container to take home the blessed water to your homes and family. Anointing of Holy oil and Myrovonia. Please attend this Holy day of Obligation.