RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 4, 2010

31 03 2010

HOLY SATURDAY
April 3 – 7:00 PM Resurrection Matins / Procession / Divine Liturgy Blessing of Artos – Myrovonia
EASTER SUNDAY
April 4 – 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy and Myrovonia

Monday, April 5 BRIGHT MONDAY
10:00 AM Charles & Catherine Halloway – Halloway Family

Tuesday, April 6 BRIGHT TUESDAY
10:00 AM Theodore Soppeck – Veronica Warkewicz

Wednesday, April 7 BRIGHT WEDNESDAY
10:00 AM Harry Korba, Jr. – Mr. & Mrs. John Beshada

Friday, April 9 BRIGHT FRIDAY
8:30 AM John Phillips – Tina Powlakos

Saturday, April 10 BRIGHT SATURDAY
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak & Family
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 11 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD: Saturday, April 3 – 9:00 AM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – 3:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets –
Sunday April 4 – 8:00 AM Resurrection Procession/Matins/Divine Liturgy

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, Edwardsville, PA will celebrate their Centennial Anniversary on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Solemn Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Grace Metropolitan Stefan Soroka at St. Vladimir’s Church, 70 Zerby Ave. at 1:30 PM. The Jubilee Banquet will follow at The Knights of Columbus – 59 Parry St., Luzerne. Open bar (Beer & Soda Only) at 3:30 PM and Dinner at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $39 and available by reservations. Flyer is in the vestibule bulletin board for further information. No tickets will be sold at the door.

EASTER DINNER “SVIACHENE” CELEBRATION: The Parish Family of Saint Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of Scranton will hold its annual traditional Easter Dinner “Sviachene” Celebration on Sunday, April 11, 2010, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center at 428 North 7th Ave. Traditional Ukrainian Easter foods will be served, along with a hot dinner buffet. During the Dinner an Easter Egg Hunt will be held for the children. A Theme Basket Raffle will also be held. Music for listening and dancing will be provided by “The Golden Tones.” Tickets are $14 adults; $7 children age 6-12; under age 6 free. For tickets or information, please contact Kathleen at 570-346-2414. Advance reservations are appreciated, since hall seating is limited. Everyone is welcome.

During the season of the Pentecost, which extends from the Pasch (Easter) to the Descent of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of the joy of the Resurrection we do not make any bows, nor do we kneel. The Council of Nicea (325) gave us the following rules regarding this matter: “Since there are some who kneel on the day of Lord and during the season of the Pentecost, for the sake of uniformity in all eparchies, the council decrees that during that time prayers be offered up to God while standing”.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 3-10 by Helen Sawka & Family in memory of Leon Sawka & Decker Families.

OUR PARISH FAMILY DINNER: On Sunday, May 2, 2010, 11:30 AM, Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the blessing of the new Icon. Following the Divine Liturgy all parishioners and their families are invited to our Parish Family dinner in the Church Hall. Please fill in the inserted reservation if you wish to attend this celebration. We would like to have an approximate count for the preparations. All Parishioners and their families are welcome to be a part of this special occasion. Please try to be a part of this to welcome our Bishop Metropolitan Stefan Soroka.

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH FAMILY: Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Mary) Chittenden and son Nicholas to our Parish Family. May God bless for your spiritual life.

MAY LOTTERY TICKETS: Tickets for the May Lottery are available. If you can possibly sell a few tickets and purchase for yourself it will be greatly appreciated. A few more of our sellers are not available, which makes it more difficult to have all the tickets sold. Please try to do your share in helping with this fund raiser.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to Gail Shemko for her donation to our Building/ Improvement Fund in memory of Irene Gerzarowski.

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PALM SUNDAY MARCH 28, 2010

26 03 2010

Saturday, March 27 – 4:00 PM – Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches
For all Living and Deceased Members of SS Peter & Paul Women’s Society
Sunday, March 28 – 8:30 AM – PALM SUNDAY
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM – Stations of the Cross – St. Vladimir’s, Scranton

Wednesday, March 31 – 10:00 AM – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Thursday, April 1 HOLY THURSDAY
5:00 PM Matins of the Passion of Our Lord
Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 2 GOOD FRIDAY
6.00 PM Vespers – Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ

Saturday, April 3 HOLY SATURDAY
1:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
7:00 PM Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 4 EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY
11:00 AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravania

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Holy Thursday – 7:00PM – Good Friday – 4:00PM – Saturday 9:00 AM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great – Blessing of Food 3:00 PM
Easter Sunday – 8:00 AM – Resurrection Matins, Procession Divine Liturgy

Remember to keep this date on your calendar.
BLESSING OF THE ICON: On Sunday, May 2, 2010, Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the blessing of the new Icon, which was donated by Anna Hamuka.
Divine Liturgy will be on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM.
There will be no Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 1, 2010.
We hope and pray that all parishioners will attend the Divine Liturgy to welcome Metropolitan Stefan Soroka.
The Reception after the Divine Liturgy on May 2nd will be held at the Church Hall for all parishioners attending the Divine Liturgy. No tickets will be sold for this affair. Mark your calendar for this day to have a great attendance for Metropolitan Soroka.

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, Edwardsville, PA will celebrate their Centennial Anniversary on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Solemn Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Grace Metropolitan Stefan Soroka at St. Vladimir’s Church, 70 Zerby Ave. at 1:30 PM. The Jubilee Banquet will follow at The Knights of Columbus – 59 Parry St., Luzerne. Open bar (Beer & Soda Only) at 3:30 PM and Dinner at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $39 and available by reservations. Flyer is in the vestibule bulletin board for further information. No tickets will be sold at the door.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 27 – April 3 by Charles Drazba & Family in memory of Bbci Eva Chapaskol

HOLY WEEK – Please remember that help is needed to participate in the Holy Week services. Holy Thursday, 5:00 PM, Good Friday, 5:30 PM and Resurrection Services Holy Saturday, 7:00 PM. Help will be needed to set up the grave after the Holy Thursday services. Try to lend a helping hand. Sign up sheet is in the vestibule for Adoration. Time to spent with God. Give an hour of your time for HIM.

PALM SUNDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT ST. VLAD’S, SCRANTON: Father Paul Wolensky, Pastor, cordially invites you to attend the Stations of the Cross devotion, Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010, beginning at 4:00 PM at Saint Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 430 N. 7th Ave., Scranton. The Stations, sponsored by Saint Vladimir’s Parish and open to everyone, will be led by volunteer laymen of the Wyoming Valley area Ukrainian Catholic Churches. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Come and begin Holy Week by praying and meditating on our Lord Jesus’ sacrifice of love for our salvation.

THANKS: Our thanks to those who brought the Willow branches and all who helped tie the Palm & Branches. Your help is always appreciated. God’s blessing to all.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to the Church Building/Improvement Fund: Amount of $175 – Mr. & Mrs. Leo Ellis, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, John Polonchak in memory of Irene Gerzarowski and the amount donated in memory of John Shircavage $80 by Mary Bilak, Stehpanie Zearfoss and Jane Condu. Your generous donations are much appreciated.





FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE MARCH 21, 2010

18 03 2010

Saturday, March 20
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Wife Eleanor Kulick and Family

Sunday, March 21 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners 4:00 PM DEANERY STATIONS OF THE CROSS
St. Vladimir’s, U.C.C. – Edwardsville, PA
Wednesday, March 24
7:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Thursday, March 25
Annunciation of the Theotokos

Friday, March 26
9:00 AM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, March 27
4:00 PM For all Living and Deceased Members of
SS Peter & Paul Women’s Society

Sunday, March 20 Sunday, March 28 SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
PALM SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 20 – 27 by Eleanor Kulick and Family in memory of Frank Kulick.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for flowers donated this week: 2 Bouquets donated in memory of Frank Kulick by Wife Eleanor Kulich & Family.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to the Building/Improvement Fund this week in memory of Irene Gerzarowski – by John Chick and in memory of John Shircavage – by Dave & Cindy Newsome.

WILLOW BRANCHES: Please bring your Pussy Willows for Palm Sunday. Place them either in the entrance of the Church or Hall if no one is around to accept them. We will need them for this week. Palm Sunday is Sunday the 28th of March.

SVACHENE: The Blessing of the New Icon by Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will take place the day we planned our Svachene. The Reception after the Divine Liturgy on May 2nd will be held at the Church Hall for all parishioners attending the Divine Liturgy. No tickets will be sold for this. Mark your calendar for this day to have a great attendance for Metropolitan Soroka.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER: Please be cooperative in the preparation of the events during this Holy Season. Mike Sinko will set up for the procession on Good Friday and Easter Services. If you can possibly spend some time for The Adoration of the Grave for Good Friday and Holy Saturday please sign the chart in the vestibule. One hour of Adoration is all that is asked of you. Let’s try and fill the chart so the same person does not have to spend two or three hours.

HEAVENLY LITURGY
The New Icon on the wall in back of the Main Altar
The Iconographer, Dennis Bell, who painted all of our Icons on the Iconastas,
Also created this beautiful work of art.

Our Lord at the Altar with St. Peter and St. Paul receiving the Holy Eucharist.
With two angels in the background.

BLESSING OF THE ICON: On Sunday, May 2, 2010, Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will bless the new Icon, which was donated by Anna Hamuka.
Divine Liturgy will be on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM.
Following the Divine Liturgy there will be a reception for parishioners and their families in the Church Hall.
There will be no Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 1, 2010.
We hope and pray that all parishioners will attend the Divine Liturgy to welcome Metropolitan Stefan Soroka.





FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST JOHN CLIMACUS, VENERABLE MARCH 14, 2010

10 03 2010

Saturday, March 13
4:00 PM William Kloap – Mr.& Mrs. William Price & Family

Sunday, March 14
8:30 AM FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM – Deanery Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Plymouth

Wednesday, Mar. 17
10:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift

Friday, Mar. 19
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty

Saturday, Mar. 20
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Wife Eleanor Kulick and Family

Sunday, Mar. 21 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Time change – It is time to set our clocks ahead for the Daylight Saving Time begins March 14th 2:00 AM. This is a good sign that Spring is just around the corner.

POTATO PANCAKE SUPPER: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church is sponsoring a Potato Pancake Supper on Friday, March 19th in the Church
Hall. Serving will be from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M with take-outs available. Dinner includes “made from scratch” potato pancakes, choice of homemade soup, veggies, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $6.00. Reservations are not necessary. However, if you would like take-outs, you may call to reserve your pancakes and give an approximate pick up time. For more information, please call Jill at 824-4603.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 13 – 20 by Arlene Jones for a special intention.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to the Halloways for their donation of flowers this week in memory of all deceased members of the Halloway Family.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to our Building/Improvement Fund in the amount of $150.in memory of Irene Gerzarowski:
Mary Kowalczyk, Don & Priscilla Keating, Barbara Masavage, Geraldine Wabik, Frances Woods, Carol Stachipa, Joanne Kitler.
And to those who donated to the Building/Improvement Fund $40 in memory of John Shircavage; by Mary Sawka and Jule Wido. Your generous donations are well appreciated.

DEANERY STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will be the host to the fellowship after the Stations of the Cross this Sunday. Hopefully many of our parishioners will be in attendance for the Stations and to join in the hall for the serving of food and beverages. Our thanks to the very generous monetary donations given for the Fellowship: Geri Kolotelo, Catherine & Charles Halloway and Rose Sivick.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: We extend our Birthday greetings and God’s Blessings for Anna Dempsey who will celebrate her 97th Birthday on March 16th. Mnohya Lita!

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: Saturday, March 27th 4:00 PM Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for all living and deceased members of the Women’s Society. President Irene Frisbie asks all members to be present by 3:15 PM to recite the rosary.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being planned for Sunday,
May 2, 2010 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall Tickets will be
available soon. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children
under 12. Donations of Gift items for the Chinese Auction
will be greatly appreciated. Save the date to attend this
Church function – bring your family and friends.

BUS TRIP TO VIEW THE SHROUD OF TURIN EXHIBITION: SS. Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Wilkes-Barre will sponsor a bus to the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Philadelphia to view the Shroud of Turin Exhibition, Sunday, April 25, 2010. The bus will leave the Churchyard in Wilkes-Barre at 10:30 AM. It is anticipated that we will leave Philadelphia about 3:30 PM. The cost for the trip will
be $25 per person. Should you wish to reserve a seat, please call Dr. Michael Labuda. 820-7105.





THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS MARCH 7, 2010

4 03 2010

Saturday, Mar. 6
4:00 PM John & Josie Halloway – The Halloway Family

Sunday, March 7 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke

Wednesday, Mar. 10
10:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift

Friday, Mar. 12
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty

Saturday, Mar. 13
4:00 PM William Kloap – Mr.& Mrs. William Price & Family

Sunday, Mar. 14 FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
JOHN CLIMACUS VENERABLE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

DEANERY STATION OF THE CROSS
March 7th – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke
March 14th – SS Peter & Paul, Plymouth
March 21st – St. Vladimir’s Edwardsville

LENTEN MISSION: SS Cyril and Methodious, U.C.C. in Berwick is presenting a Lenten Mission on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Bishop Nicholas Samra, a former Auxiliary Bishop of the Melkite Byzantine Catholic Church of America. He has authored many articles on Christian leadership, ecumenism, catecheses, and stewardship. He has published a multi-volume history of the Melkite church. He is a dynamic speaker and often gives retreats, missions, and formative weekends to clergy and laity. You are welcome to attend.

BUS TRIP TO VIEW THE SHROUD OF TURIN EXHIBITION: SS. Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Wilkes-Barre will sponsor a bus to the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Philadelphia to view the Shroud of Turin Exhibition, Sunday, April 25, 2010. The bus will leave the Churchyard in Wilkes-Barre at 10:30 AM. It is anticipated that we will leave Philadelphia about 3:30 PM. Edwardsville and Wilkes-Barre will be sponsoring the trip. The cost for the trip will
be $25 per person. Should you wish to reserve a seat, please call Dr. Michael Labuda. 820-7105.

ST. VLADIMIR’S, U.C.C. If you would like to place an ad in the Commemorative Booklet for the 100th Anniversary – A Patron is $10 – Quarter Page $25 – Half Page $50 and full page is $100. Send your ad to St. Vladimir’s U.C.C., 70 Zerby Ave. Edwardsville, PA 18704
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
March 6 – 13 by George Pryshlak in memory of Rose Toma.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of Irene Gerzarowski and John Shircavage who was called to their eternal rest. May their memory be eternal.

BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENT FUND: We thank those who donated to our Building & Improvement Fund in memory of Irene Gerzarowski in the amount of $85 by The Vasilakos Family, Susan Leonard and Beverly Gingell. Their donations are very much appreciated.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will meet Tuesday, March 9th, at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to please attend.

CHURCH COUNIL MEETING: The Church Parish Council will meet on Thursday, March 11th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All appointed members please try to attend, as this is the first meeting of the new council.

OUR PARISH FELLOWSHIP: On Sunday, March 14th our parish will be the host to serve fellowship after the Deanery Stations of the Cross. We are asking all of our good bakers for their help in providing the dessert table. This can be cake, cupcakes, and cookies, Jell-O, pudding or any other dessert you wish to have served. The ladies from the Women’s Society will provide the food menu. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

POTATO PANCAKE SUPPER: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church is sponsoring a Potato Pancake Supper on Friday, March 19th in the Church Hall. Serving will be from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M with take-outs available. Dinner includes “made from scratch” potato pancakes, choice of homemade soup, veggies, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $6.00. Reservations are not necessary. However, if you would like take-outs, you may call to reserve your pancakes and give an approximate pick up time. For more information, please call Jill at 824-4603.

PRAYERS: Please keep Metropolitan Stefan Soroka in your prayers. He is currently undergoing treatment for a form of prostate cancer. May God bless him with a speedy recovery.

THANKS: A letter of thanks was received from the Chancery Office for our generous donation of $500 for the Haiti Earthquake disaster.