Saturday, May 29
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – Mr. & Mrs. Charles Patrylak
Sunday, May 30 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 8:30 AM SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Wednesday, June 3
8:30 AM John Horoshko – Foley Family
Friday, June 5
8:30 AM Catherine Birk – Iren & John Petragila
Saturday, June 6
4:00 PM John & Anna Klem – George Pryslak
Sunday, June 7 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Please, if you see anyone leaving their garbage at the cemetery in a pile sometimes by the big tree and other times elsewhere, tell them we do not have garbage pick up and to have it removed cost money. We are sorry that the water is not turned on due to the fact that it was abused by outsiders??? washing cars and trucks. You may take water with you to plant and take care of your graves.
Many of the graves have overgrown trees and bushes which are not very nice looking. If only they could either trim around their graves and stones or remove them completely it would make a nicer appearance. The cost for just the maintenance of mowing and trimming is $475. a month. The Care-taker will do the work for the bushes but it is your responsibility for the cost. Anyone who has a stone that is either tipped over or off the foundation should contact Jeremy at 570-951-6483 and to have it repaired or replaced is your cost. The old dry tree should be removed but the cost is very expensive. If anyone knows of someone that cuts down trees please contact the office with the name and number and we will get a few estimates. Your donations to the cemetery is greatly appreciated to help keep up the maintenance.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 29 – June 2 by Charles Drazba in memory of Veronica Carpa.
BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: A beautiful note was sent to our Parish from Mary Lou Pinaha, her sister Veronica Szw and brother Wasil Pinaha in gratitude for the invitation to the Blessing of the Icon and complemented the women who prepared the delicious Dinner and the bread. In appreciation they made a donation of $300 to our Building/Improvement Fund. Our appreciation is extended to them with God’s Blessings for their generosity.
If you did not have the opportunity to visit the Shroud of Turin St. Vladimir’s Parish in Scranton invites you to join their bus trip.
All who have been to the Cathedral for this purpose have been spiritually lifted.
SHROUD OF TURIN: Saint Vladimir Parish, Scranton, Pa. is sponsoring a Pilgrimage Bus Trip to The Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Cathedral; Saturday, June 5, 2010, for the Exhibit of the 9th Official Vatican Copy of the Shroud of Turin – $20 per seat. For reservations call Paul Ewasko at (570) 563-2275. Itinerary is in the vestibule.
Happy Vacation: We extend our best wishes to Natalya and Damyan who are in Ukraine to visit with their family. May they have a safe and enjoyable vacation and return back safely.
SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
This Sunday closes the Pentecostal season. The Easter Rite Church celebrates this feast in honor of all the Saints canonized and un-canonized, known and unknown.
In commemoration the Saints, the Church presents to her faithful splendid examples of virtues and sanctity, exhorting them to follow in their footsteps. The greatness and perfection of Christians is the work of Christ’s Spirit dwelling in them and of their own cooperation with the graces, which Christ bestows upon them.
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
The custom of honoring the graves of the war dead began prior to the end of the Civil War, but the national Memorial Day holiday (or “Decoration Day,” as it was originally named) was first observed on May 30, 1868, on the order of General John Alexander Logan for the purpose of decorating the graves of the American Civil War dead. With the passage of time, Memorial Day was extended to honor all those who died in service to the nation, from the Revolutionary War to the present. It continued to be observed on May 30th until 1971, when most states changed to a newly established federal schedule of holiday observance.
Confederate Memorial Day, once a legal holiday in many southern states, is still observed on the fourth Monday in April in Alabama, and the last Monday in April in Mississippi and Georgia.
A National Moment of Remembrance
May of 1997 saw the start of what is becoming an American tradition recognized by the President and Members of Congress — to put the “memorial” back in Memorial Day. The idea of a National Moment of Remembrance was born a year earlier when children touring Lafayette Park in Washington, DC were asked what Memorial Day meant and they responded, “That’s the day the pools open!”
The “Moment” was initiated by No Greater Love, a Washington, DC-based national humanitarian organization. For the first time in U.S. history, on Memorial Day 1997 “Taps” was played at 3 p.m. in many locations and at events throughout America. This effort was repeated again in 1998 and 1999.
The objective of the “Moment” is to raise Americans’ awareness of the honorable contributions made by those who died while defending our nation and to encourage all Americans to honor those who died as a result of service to this nation by pausing for one minute at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day.
The National Park Service
While we choose to celebrate Memorial Day only once a year, there are a number of U.S. national parks that are 365-day-a-year memorials and testaments to Americans killed in battle throughout our nation’s history. Among the many national parks that commemorate the American Revolution are places like Minute Man National Historical Park, Cowpens National Battlefield, and Fort Stanwix National Monument. The Civil War is remembered through places like Fort Sumter National Monument, Antietam National Battlefield, and Vicksburg National Military Park. Memorials to more recent wars include the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and the soon to be built National World War II Memorial.