SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 27, 2009

24 09 2009

Saturday, Sept. 26
4:00 PM The Sivick Family – Rose Sivick

Sunday, Sept. 27 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Wednesday, Sept. 30
8:30 AM Helen Gbur – John & Monica Bergin

Thursday, Oct. 1 PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
9:30 AM Peter Hubick – Marie Baltimore & Michellene Allen

Friday, Oct. 2
8:30 AM Andrew Patrylak – John & Nancy Seiple

Saturday, Oct. 3
4:00pm Frank Kulick – Marie & Mike Chudoda

Sunday, Oct. 4 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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

CATECHETICAL SUNDAY: Catechetical Sunday has long been a feature in American religious education. What better way to open the school year than to acknowledge that what we need to learn to best express our being “made in the image and likeness of God” than to focus on Christ the Teacher?
Catechetical Sunday reaffirms our commitment to the awesome task of students and teachers in effect in each parishioner. In prayer we renew our efforts to provide the opportunity to learn and become teachers and models to others.
Our emphasis is not only upon those enrolled in programs for school-age children – includes all who take advantage of the various “adult education” sessions that may occur throughout the coming year in our parish – especially during the holy season of the Great Lent, the special time we have as a means to assess our lives and prepare for the resurrection of Chris, and ultimately, ourselves.
Today Catechetical Sunday we consider the idea that learning is a life-long process and we are all students of every age. In this we realize that instruction is not merely a series of classes, but a part of our journey toward eternity the happy ever-after. We join today to ask God to grant to us, His servants, our students, our teachers and ourselves “many happy years!”
THE GENERATION OF FAITH SESSION: This session of the Liturgical Year was prepared and narrated by Geri Kolotelo, Anna Bosack, Gabe Metric and Ron Kachinko was very well presented. If you did not attend or were unable to attend, the following explanation is as follows.
The Liturgical Year
Each year, the Church brings to our attention the principal events in the life of Our Lord and his Mother, the achievements of the saints, and the theological doctrines of the Faith. This annual cycle of feasts, fasts and commemorations is called the Liturgical Year.
The Meaning of the Liturgical Year
The liturgical year is a school of prayer. Just as the divinely instituted feasts of the Old Testament reminded the people of Israel of the principal events of their history, and allowed them to renew their covenant with God, the Church’s liturgical year recounts:
The creation of the world, the fall of Man, and coming judgment – giving us cause for repentance;
The Incarnation, life, sufferings, death, Resurrection and Ascension of the only-begotten Word of God, for our sakes – giving us cause for thanksgiving;
The lives of the Mother of God and of the saints – giving us cause for thanksgiving and hope, and encouragement in our own lives.
But the liturgical year is also a source of God’s grace. Through each feast and commemoration, the meaning of the feast is made present in the Church, and the grace of the feast is recalled; this meaning and grace enters into and enlightens the minds and hearts of the faithful as they take part in the liturgical year.
Finally, the liturgical year is a means of union with Christ. As we remember the events which led to our redemption, and the deeds of those who have lived under grace, the Holy Spirit (through the Church’s liturgy) directs our minds and hearts toward the goal of salvation for ourselves and those around us, to so live in this life as to be made fit for eternal life in heaven.

Learning more about the Liturgical Year
The best way to understand and benefit from the liturgical year is to keep the feasts, attentively and prayerfully! The feasts of the liturgical year have a freshness which makes it possible to learn from then, and thus draw nearer to God, in a new way every time we come back to them.
Much can also be learned from asking questions about the liturgy from a priest, cantor or other knowledgeable person.
For example, the hymn “All you who have been baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ, Alleluia!” occurs at the Divine Liturgy on the feasts of the Nativity (December 25), Theophany (January 6), Lazarus Saturday, Pascha, throughout Bright Week and on Pentecost. By noticing this, combined with a little knowledge of the Church’s history, one can not only recognize these as days which the Church associates with baptism – but can go deeper into the significant of baptism as our own dying and being reborn with Christ, so that we might live with Him forever.
Just as God has provided us with the natural year as a cycle of light and darkness, sowing, weeding and harvest, so He has provided us with the liturgical year as a year of grace.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
September 26 – October 3 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of her parents Michael and Mary Onderko.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Rose Sivick for her donation of 2 – $25 Bouquets of flowers this week in memory of all deceased members of the Sivick Family.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Michael Herman who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal. Vichnya Pamyat!

BUILDING FUND: Thank you to those who donated to our Church Building Fund in memory of Michael Herman: Lois Monka, Jule Wido and Mildred Skubanicz. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

CARD PARTY: The Blessed Virgin Mary Guild of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will sponsor its 77th Annual Card Party/Social on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2:00pm in the Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton. A variety of door and non-player prizes will be awarded. Coffee and cake will be served. Admission $5.00. Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 1:00pm. Players are encouraged to bring their own cards and table games. The public is invited to attend. For information phone Kathleen Izak at 346-2414

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius, U.C.C., Warren St. & First Ave., Berwick, PA will sponsor a Craft Sale Saturday, October 31, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Interested Crafter: Tables are $15 for 8’ table. Call Janina after 5:00 PM at 570-759-2824. Lunch will be available from 11:00 AM with a variety of ethnic foods and baked goods.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s Society Rummage Sale to be held on Friday, October 9th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Society is asking for donations of baked goods for the sale, if you would be so kind to donate some goodies it will be greatly appreciated. A small menu of food will be available for sale at the Rummage Sale. Please sign up if you will be donating any baked goods.
THANKS: Our thanks to Rose Sivick for her monetary donation to the Rummage Sale and to all those who have already donated items for the Sale. We are still accepting any household items, clothing, furniture, etc.

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SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 20, 2009

24 09 2009

No Divine Liturgies Monday, Sept. 21st through Thursday, Sept. 24
Father Roman will be attending the Clergy Retreat.

Friday, September 25
8:30 AM Walter Rembish – Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Havay

Saturday, September 26
4:00 PM The Sivick Family – Rose Sivick

Sunday, September 27 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

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

FLOWERS: (omitted in last weeks bulletin) Our thanks for 2 bouquets of flowers also donated last week by Mrs. Florence Kloap 1 bouquet in memory of her husband William Kloap and 1 bouquet in memory of Helen Rich, sister to William Kloap.

CHURCH EVENTS: The Church Council meeting was held on Thursday, September 10th, 2009, plans were conducted for future events for fund-raisers. A vote was passed to sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner, Wednesday, November 4th. Tickets will be sold at $8 for adults and $4 for children. Take outs will be from 4 – 5:30 PM and serving from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Your help is needed in preparation and in selling and purchasing tickets.
If you would like to donate a new Item for the Chinese Auction, please bring to the Church or contact Mary Ann Kachinko at 779-4502. Also some of those wonderful baked goods will be greatly appreciated.
A Pyrohy sale will be held on Tuesday, December 1st. The preparation of Potatoes will be on Monday, November 30th. Without the help of you parishioners, these project will not be a success, so if you could possibly come out to help with any or all of the projects it will be rewarding to you and your Church. Come on out and join in for a day of good fellowship.

RUMMAGE SALE: Remember the Women’s Society Rummage Sale to be held on Friday, October 9th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All items will be accepted for this sale. Please bring the items to the church or call one of the members to help or pick up. The Society is asking for donations of baked goods for the sale, if you would be so kind to donate some goodies it will be greatly appreciated. A small menu of food will be available for sale at the Rummage Sale. Please sign up if you will be donating any baked goods. Thank you…

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Transfiguration of Our Lord U.C.C., Hanover Section of Nanticoke is sponsoring an Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, October 4, 2009 in the Church Hall, Bliss and Center Sts., from Noon – 4:00 P.M. Tickets are $8.00 and may be purchased in advance until Wednesday, September 30th . Tickets will also be available at the door. However, all advanced sale tickets will be entered in a drawing for a bottle of wine and a quart of Mr. Gagliardi’s Secret Sauce. For tickets or more information, please call Jill Gagliardi at 824-4603. A Ukrainian Auction, featuring theme baskets – each with a homemade or handcrafted treat – is being held in conjunction with the dinner.

LOTTERY TICKETS: The November Lottery tickets are available. Please try to do your share for this fund-raiser. If you could possibly take some to sell please contact Mike Sinko. We are short of sellers and your help will be appreciated.





FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

10 09 2009

Saturday, September 5 – 4:00 PM
Andrew Patrylak – Michael & Dolores Sinko
Blessing of a new Holy Gospel dedicated by Clara Patrylak and Family
In memory of Andrew Patrylak

Sunday, September 6 – 8:30 AM
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, September 8 – 10:00 AM – Solemn Feast Day
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS – Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, September 9 – 8:30 AM
Louis Kolotelo – Geri Kolotelo

Friday, September 11 – 8:30 AM
Mary Mikula – Donna Kashula

Saturday, September 12 – 4:00 PM
Veronica Carpa – Charles Drazba

Sunday, September 13 – 8:30AM
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING COMBINED WITH GENERATION OF FAITH:
A combination meeting of the Church Council and Generation of the Faith will be held on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 PM in the church Hall. September is the beginning of the Church Liturgical Year and plans for the year will be discussed. Everyone is welcome to Participate. Thank you for your cooperation.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week September 5 – 12 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of Husband Anthony Trotsky.

FLOWERS; Our thanks to Helene Sirak for her donation of flowers last week (omitted from the bulletin) in memory of her husband Michael Sirak.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 8th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are urged to please attend this meeting. New members are always welcome. President Irene Frisbie will preside.

THE BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS: This Solemn Feast day is Tuesday, September 8th. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 AM. Parishioners are asked to attend this Liturgy to honor of the Mother of God. This notes the first Feast Day of the Liturgical year.

LUC MEETING: The League of Ukrainian Catholics North Anthracite Council will meet on Sunday, September 13, 2009, 3:00 PM at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 430 North 7th Ave, Scranton. Moleben for the Canonization of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky will be at 3:00 PM; the meeting and fellowship will follow. Members are asked to attend, guests are always welcome.