SUNDAY OF CHEESFARE FEBRUARY 14, 2010

20 02 2010

Saturday, February 13
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Mary Krefski

Sunday, February 14 SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.
4:00 PM Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday

Wednesday, February 17
9:30 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, February 19
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, February 20
4:00 PM Theodore Oshirak – George Pryslak

Sunday, February 21 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C.
Wilkes-Barre, PA

LENTEN SERVICES – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts Services, The Stations of The Cross and Sorokousty services will be celebrated during the Lenten Season for your benefit to attend and pray during this time. Please try to participate in attending these services. No Divine Liturgies are celebrated during the week during the Lenten Season. Only requests for Divine Liturgies will be celebrated on Saturdays during this period.
CONFESSIONS:
Confession will be heard before each church service during lent
THE GREAT FAST BEGINS MONDAY
Monday, February 15, 2010 marks the beginning of The Great Fast (Lent). The Great Forty-day Fast is a special time when we intensify our prayers and spiritual life, and make personal sacrifices through fasting, self-denial, and almsgiving (acts of charity toward others). Only through proper preparation, serious effort, and the forgiveness of our sins, can we hope to grow spiritually and properly prepare for our Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. The first day of The Great Fast and Good Friday are days of strict abstinence for Ukrainian Greek Catholics – we are not permitted to eat any meat or dairy products all day long, and we should try to limit our consumption of food. All Fridays during The Great Fast are days of mandatory abstinence from all meat products. Wednesdays are also suggested as days of voluntary abstinence from meat products. Our fasting regulations are optional only for persons older than 59 and younger than 7. Everyone else is obliged to follow the rules of abstinence of our Church.
The week days of the Great Fast are aliturgical whereas no Divine Liturgy should be celebrated except for the Feast of the Annunciation. On Wednesday and Friday of the Great Fast, The Liturgy of Presanctified gifts is to be celebrated.
The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is to be celebrated for Sunday Liturgies during this time.
During Holy Week the Liturgy of the Presanctified gifts is to be celebrated Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no Divine Liturgy celebrated on Good Friday or Holy Saturday. On Holy Saturday, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is to be celebrated.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn February 13 – 20 in memory of William Kloap by his wife Florence Kloap and Family

BUILDING & IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to Gloria Dran Elston for her donation of $100 to our Church Building & Improvement Fund in memory of her parents Fred & Mary Dran. Her donation is very much appreciated. God’s Blessing to Gloria and her Family.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Months of March, August and October are still available for requests. The Altar candles burn at all Church Services during the month requested. The card in the vestibule is for your convenience.

BIRTH ANNOUNCMENT: Our former Administrator Rev. and Mrs. Klanichka are the blessed and proud parents of Mark and Deanna. They were born January 13, 2010. The weights were 5.11 lbs and 5.7 lbs. Mother and babies are doing fine. Congratulations! Mnohaya lita!

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT AND CRAFT SALE: The North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will sponsor a Ukrainian Cultural Exhibit and Craft sale on Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Vladimir’s Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton, PA. The Exhibit and Sale will consist of Pysanky/Easter eggs, embroideries, religious item, art work, nesting dolls, jewelry, books, recordings, door prizes and much more. Lunch will be available including a variety of Ukrainian ethnic foods and baked goods. Interested crafters/vendors: $15.00 per 8’ table. Please contact Janina at 570-759-2824 or nacofluc@hotmail.com.
The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold their February meeting on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, beginning at 2:00 PM at SS Peter & Paul Church, North River St., Wilkes-Barre. Stations of the Cross will begin in church at 4:00 PM and a Fellowship Social will follow for everyone.

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY VESPERS: Please try to attend this beautiful Vesper Service in our Parish this Sunday, February 14, at 4:00 PM. A fellowship of a cover-dish prepared and sponsored by all the parishes in the North Anthracite Ukrainian Catholic Deanery.
If you are donating any baked goods or desserts for this affair, please bring them to the Church or Hall on Sunday.

HALUSKI AND SOUP SALE: Our Parish will sponsor a Haluski and Vegetable Bean Soup on Friday, March 5th. Take-out orders only. $5.00 a Quart. Place your orders on the sheet in the vestibule.


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