SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY AND JUST JOSEPH, KING DAVID, AND JAMES, COUSIN OF OUR LORD STEPHEN – PROTOMARTYR DECEMBER 27, 2009

31 12 2009

Saturday, Dec. 26 SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS
4:00 PM All Deceased members of the Sivick Famiy – Rose Sivick

Sunday, Dec. 27 SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Dec. 30
9:30 AM John Phillips – Peter & Vivian Phillips

Friday, January 1 THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD
10:00 AM St. Basil the Great – Archbishop
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania
Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

Saturday, January 2
4:00 PM Dimitro & Anna Carpa – Charles Drazba

Sunday, Jan. 3 SUNDAY BEFORE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec.26 –Jan. 2 by Ann Beshada in memory of her mother Mary Conniff.

CHRISTMAS EVE: We would like to thank Randy Stritzinger for helping us make a beautiful presentation of Baby Jesus to the manger. May God bless you Randy.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles that will burn at all Divine Liturgies and services are available for your intentions to burn for the month. The months available are March, May, July, August, October, November and December. Donations are $40, remember your loved ones living or deceased in this special way.

BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to one of the November Lottery $50 winner, Barbara Shadie for sharing $25 back to our Building fund. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENT FUND: Donations to our church Building & Improvement Fund were received in memory of Theodore Soppeck in the amount of $120 by Frank & Phyllis Baron, Lori Nicholas, Fred & Angie McElwee and Arlen Jones. Our thanks to those who donated to this fund and it is most appreciated.

ENVELOPES: There is still a lot of envelopes not taken. If you could possibly distribute envelopes to anyone you know, please help in this matter. Sometimes the parishioner is unable to attend Divine Liturgy but would like to have their envelopes. Any one in your neighborhood or family, try to make sure they get their envelopes. If any envelopes are not picked up or used during the year the name will be removed for the Church files.

THANKS: Through the year, many of the parishioners have volunteered for various projects. The services that you so willingly provide is greatly appreciated – whether it be the cleaning of the Church, snow removal on the sidewalks, being there for funerals to open and arrange the necessary bells etc., working at our fund-raising projects, choir singing and any other service that is connected to the Church duties. Your volunteer hours keep us in good running – Keep up the good work with God’s Blessings. We cannot forget to also thank the few non-parishioners who come in to help with our Pyrohy Projects. Thanks to all for all you do. May God grant you a wonderful year 2010.

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SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS DECEMBER 20, 2009

31 12 2009

Saturday, Dec. 19
4:00PM Frank T. Wido – Robert Hulligan

Sunday, Dec. 20 SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Wednesday, Dec. 23
9:30 AM Good Health for Mary Valadja – Mr. & Mrs. Harry Mahally

Thursday, Dec. 24 VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS – CHRISTMAS EVE
6:30 PM Great Compline – Z Namy Boh – Litia Service
Divine Liturgy
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Myrovonia – (Anointing of Holy Oil) after Divine Liturgy

Friday, Dec. 25 NATIVITY OF OUR LORD – CHRISTMAS DAY
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Myrovonia – (Anointing of Holy Oil) after Divine Liturgy

Saturday, Dec. 26 SYNAXIS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
4:00 PM All Deceased members of the Sivick Famiy – Rose Sivick

Sunday, Dec. 27 SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
ST. STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 19-26 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of parents Mike & Mary Sinko.

FLOWERS: 1 Bouquet donated by Ann Beshada in memory of Helen Beshada.

CHRISTMAS DIVINE LITURGIES: Father Roman asks us to please try to attend your parish services for this Christmas Season. He is always glad to see everyone with their children, grandchildren, friends and family. Invite everyone to join us during this beautiful season of spiritual blessings. Make this a season of good fellowship and may God carry us to another New Year.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD SING-ALONG: The Holy Year Choir of Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke will present a Christmas Concert and Sing-Along on Monday, December 28 at 7:00 PM, in the church on Center Street. The choir is directed by Dr. Richard Barno. A complimentary buffet will follow. Please plan on attending and bring a friend!

CHRISTMAS SHARING: We thank all those who participated in donating canned goods or imperishable food items to be donated to the St. Vincent’s Soup Kitchen. Many boxes of the donations were delivered by Anna Magill. May God Bless you for your generous sharing.

PRAYERS: Please remember all the sick of the parish, those who could not attend our Divine Liturgies, those in nursing facilities and at home.

CONFESSIONS: Christmas confession obligation will be 20 minutes before every Divine Liturgy.





SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS OF CHRIST DECEMBER 13, 2009

16 12 2009

Saturday, Dec. 12
4:00 PM Anna Phillips – Son Peter & Vivian Phillips

Sunday, Dec, 13 SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS OF CHRIST
8:30 AM His Beatitude, Myroslav Ivan Cardinal Lubachivsky 9th Anniversary of his death

Wednesday, Dec. 16
9:30 AM Harry Korba – Dave & Janice Shifka

Friday, Dec. 18
8:30 AM John Phillips – Peter & Vivian Phillips

Saturday, Dec. 19
4:00 PM Frank T. Wido – Robert Hulligan

Sunday, Dec. 20 SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – OF THE HOLY FATHERS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

CHRISTMAS CAROL SING ALONG – The Choir of Saints Peter & Paul, Wilkes-Barre will hold their Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along on Sunday, December 13, 2009, starting at 2:00pm. All are invited to join in the joyous singing of our traditional Ukrainian Koliada (carols) as well as many others, in anticipation of Christmas. Carols will be sung in the church followed by a cold buffet reception in the lower level of the church. Saint Nicholas will also pay a visit.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 12-19 by Albert Piston in memory of his mother Jenny Piston.

ANNUAL COOKIE SALE Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Nanticoke, is sponsoring its annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday & Sunday December 19th-20th. Cookies are $5.00 per package and must be pre ordered. To place your order, please call Jill Gagliardi at 824-4603. Deadline for orders is Dec. 13th.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, those in nursing facilities, hospitals and at home.

BUILDING–IMPROVEMENT FUND: A donation of $80 was donated to our Building-Improvement Fund by Paul & Maureen Haydt in memory of Mary Smiegoski and Helen Carlo. We thank them for this generous donation.

CONFESSIONS: Christmas confession obligation will be 20 minutes before every Divine Liturgy.

CHRISTMAS DIVINE LITURGIES: Thursday, Dec. 24th CHRISTMAS EVE – VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS – 6:30 PM Great Compline – Z Namy Boh – Litia Service – Divine Liturgy –Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Friday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day – NATIVITY OF OUR LORD – 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Your new 2010 boxes of church envelopes are in the vestibule. Please, if you can deliver to someone in your neighborhood or your relatives, it would be greatly appreciated.





TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DECEMBER 6, 2009

16 12 2009

Saturday, Dec. 5 ST. NICOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP
4:00 PM Myrovonia – (Anointing of Holy Oil)
Mary Smiegoski – Paul & Maureen Haydt

Sunday, Nov. 29 TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM ST. NICOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP
Myrovonia – (Anointing of Holy Oil)
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Wednesday, Dec. 9 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA
10:00 AM Myrovonia – (Anointing of Holy Oil)
Helen Carlo – By her Children

Friday, Dec. 11
8:30 AM George Klem – 40th Day – Mary Oshirak & Family

Saturday, Dec. 12
4:00 PM Anna Phillips – Son Peter & Vivian Phillips

Sunday, Dec.13 SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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

MALANKA 2010: The 6th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance – MALANKA – will take place on Friday evening, January 15, 2010, 6:00pm to 1:00am, at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton. Sponsored by the combined Ukrainian organizations of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the event will be catered by Paul A. Wanas of Accentuate Caterers of Distinctive Events offering a generously varied American and Ukrainian dinner buffet including borshch, holubchi, chicken Kyiv, kobasa, pyrohy, along with a cash bar and dancing to the music of the internationally known orchestra “Fata Morgana” of New Jersey/New York plus a late night champagne toast. Tickets are $40.00 and can be obtained by contacting Gerry Adamchak at 824-3880 or Ann Beshada at 829-4202. Early reservations are encouraged as the event is usually a sell-out.

CONCERT BAND: The Wyoming Valley Concert Band will present “Celebrate the Season” – a free concert of Holiday music on Tuesday, December 15th beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre (across from the Franklin Street entrance to Boscov’s). The concert will feature organist Mark Laubach on the St. Stephen’s pipe organ. Come and enjoy some great holiday music.

E-MAILS: Father Roman asked to have anyone with a computer E-Mail to please drop it in the collection to have it put in the database. Anyone with an e-mail will receive announcements, etc. for the Chancery and Archbishop’s desk. Also if there is any change of address or phone numbers please inform the office and corrections can be made in the parish file. Thank you…

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The annual Christmas Party of the Women’s society will be held next Sunday, December 13th at 1:30 PM in the Church Hall.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Six Altar Candles that will burn for the month of December is requested by Michaelene Ostrum and Helene Sirak in memory of the Sirak and Ostrum Families. If you wish to donate for the Candles to burn for the month, the donation is $40 and will burn at all Divine Liturgies and Services of that month.

PYROHY PROJECT: The Pyrohy Project was very successful, thanks to all of our faithful parishioners and especially for the non-parishioners who came out to help with this Church Project. Approximately 450 dozen of Pyrohy’s were made and sold. It is a difficult job but everyone who helped enjoyed the friendly and happy atmosphere. God’s Blessings to all those who was so generous with their time and effort to make this project possible. Our thanks to Rose Sivick for her donation of $50 toward this project.

CHRISTMAS SHARING: Our parish will be collecting canned goods or imperishable food items to be donated to the St. Vincent’s Soup Kitchen. Boxes will be placed in the vestibule for the two weekends in December – Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th also Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th. If you can possibly donate any items for this cause it will be greatly appreciated. Christmas is the time for giving and sharing.

DIVINE LITURGIES: Please remember that Divine Liturgies can be requested for any occasion, not only for the deceased. You may request a Divine Liturgy for good health, special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.). Celebrating the Divine Liturgy is a beautiful way to honor a loved one in a special way. Divine Liturgy envelopes are available in the vestibule for your intentions.

CONFESSIONS: Christmas confession obligation will be 20 minutes before every Divine Liturgy.





TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 29, 2009

1 12 2009

Saturday, Nov. 28
4:00 PM Priscilla Kowalick – Mike & Helen Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 29 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Monday, November 30 Feast Day of St. Andrew
9:30 AM Andrew Beshada – Wife Ann

Wednesday, Dec. 2
9:30 AM Andrew Patrylak – Eva Malishchak

Friday, Dec. 4
8:30 AM Walter Rembish – Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Ciprich

Saturday, Dec. 5
4:00 PM Mary Smiegoski – Paul & Maureen Haydt

Sunday, Dec. 6 TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

PYROHY PROJECT: The Pyrohy Project will be held on Monday, Nov. 30 at 11:00 AM to prepare and Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 AM for the making and filling of orders. Orders can be picked up on Tuesday, Dec. 1st after 10:00 AM. This project cannot be accomplished without the help. If you can possibly help in any way it would be appreciated. Try to lend a hand for your Church fund-raiser.

MALANKA 2010: The 6th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance – MALANKA – will take place on Friday evening, January 15, 2010, 6:00pm to 1:00am, at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton. Sponsored by the combined Ukrainian organizations of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the event will be catered by Paul A. Wanas of Accentuate Caterers of Distinctive Events offering a generously varied American and Ukrainian dinner buffet including borshch, holubchi, chicken Kyiv, kobasa, pyrohy, along with a cash bar and dancing to the music of the internationally known orchestra “Fata Morgana” of New Jersey/New York plus a late night champagne toast. Tickets are $40.00 and can be obtained by contacting Gerry Adamchak at 824-3880 or Ann Beshada at 829-4202. Early reservations are encouraged as the event is usually a sell-out.

CONCERT BAND: The Wyoming Valley Concert Band will present “Celebrate the Season” – a free concert of Holiday music on Tuesday, December 15th beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre (across from the Franklin Street entrance to Boscov’s). The concert will feature organist Mark Laubach on the St. Stephen’s pipe organ. Come and enjoy some great holiday music.

E-MAILS: Father Roman asked to have anyone with a computer E-Mail to please drop it in the collection to have it put in the database. Anyone with an e-mail will receive announcements, etc. for the Chancery and Archbishop’s desk. Also if there is any change of address or phone numbers please inform the office and corrections can be made in the parish file. Thank you…

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The annual Christmas Party of the Women’s society will be held on Sunday, December 12th at 1:30 PM in the Church Hall. All members are asked if you intend to be present, please call either Irene at 779-9634 or Anna 696-1473 if you were not contacted.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week November 28-December 5 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of Ann & Stanley Cmiel.

ALTAR CANDLES: If you would like to request the candles on the Altar to burn at all Divine Liturgies and services for one month, your offerings will be $40. This is the 6 candles on the Main Altar and will burn for your intentions – good health, deceased members of a family, special intentions or any request you would like. The month of December will be the opening offering starting Tuesday, December 1st. Place your name and intention on the card in the Vestibule.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the flowers donated this week: 2 Bouquets donated by Geri Koloteo in memory of her parents Louis & Anna Kolotelo – 1 Bouquet donated by Anna Magill in memory of Donald Magill.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: We extend our best wishes for a Happy Birthday to Helen Youells who is celebrating her 90th Birthday, November 29th. May you have many more Happy Healthy, Years. Mnohya Lita!

CHRISTMAS SHARING: Our parish will be collecting canned goods or imperishable food items to be donated to the St. Vincent’s Soup Kitchen. Boxes will be placed in the vestibule for the two weekends in December – Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th also Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th. If you can possibly donate any items for this cause it will be greatly appreciated. Christmas is the time for giving and sharing.

PARISH COUNCILS: According to the Eastern Catholic Church Law and Pastoral Guide of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States of America.
According to Metropolitan Stefan Soroka, we would like to introduce to you the new Pastoral Guide about Parish Financial Council and Parish Pastoral Council which will begin December. 2009. The pamphlet enclosed will explain in detail the Council’s. Next bulletin we will introduce you to the members of the Financial and Pastoral Councils.

The Council meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th was very disappointing and upsetting to Father Roman. Only one member and Father was in attendance.