22 09 2010

Saturday, September 18
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Mary Vannucci

Sunday, September 19 Sunday After the Exaltation of the Cross
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Father Roman will be away for the Fall Priest Retreat Monday through Thursday. If there is any great emergency only, contact Ann Beshada and she will contact Father Michael from the St. Mary’s Byzantine Church in Kingston.

Friday, September 24 God’s Blessing for the Marriage of
4:00 PM Zachary Evans and Katherine Kondracki
Saturday, September 25
1:00 PM Matrimony – Zachary T. Evans & Kathryn Kondracki
4:00 PM George Krasnavage – Lillian & Michael Maletick

Sunday, September 26
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all parishioners.

CEMETERY BOOKS: The nicely published books on our cemetery are still available in the vestibule. If you would like to purchase one, the cost is $30. This book was a lot of research for Gloria Dran Elston who did so much to make this available to you. Gloria will be in our church for a visit on the weekend of Oct. 9/10, if you would like to speak to her about the book.

When coming to venerate (kiss) the Holy Gospels, the Cross, honorable Relics and Icons, approach in proper order, without hurrying or crowding one another. Make two prostrations before, and one prostration after, kissing the holy items. The type of prostration, i.e. full prostration (kneeling and touching one’s forehead to the ground) versus a small prostration (a deep bow, touching your hand to the ground), depends upon the day of the week. When venerating icons of the Savior, one should kiss His feet; or, if He is depicted to the waist, His hand.
When venerating Icons of the Mother of God and of the Saints, kiss the hand. On Icons of the Savior Not-Made-by-Hands or of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, kiss the hair.
Although an Icon may bear the images of several Saints, when a number of the faithful are approaching to venerate the Icon, one should kiss the Icon only once, so as not to delay the others, and to maintain proper order in the church.
Before the Icon of the Savior, one may say the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me a sinner,” or the prayer “I have sinned immeasurably, O Savior, have mercy upon me.”
Before an Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos one may say the prayer, “O Most-holy Theotokos, save us.”
Before the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of Christ, we say the prayer “Before Thy Cross, we bow down, O Master, and Thy Holy Resurrection we glorify.” We follow the prayer with a prostration. (From the book First Steps Within the Church)

SS CYRIL & METHODIUS CRAFT SALE: The Annual, Shop for the Holidays Craft Sale will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at. SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 706 Warren St & First Ave, Berwick PA Handicap accessible. Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM, ethnic food and baked goods. Interested Vendors: $15/8’ tables, to reserve call Janina Everett 570-759-2824 after 5:00 PM.

HOMEMADE PYROPHY SALE: Sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Scranton, PA. The Pyrophy are completely made from scratch – all fresh ingredients, not frozen. Saturday, October 2, 2010, pickup beginning at 1:00pm $7.00 per dozen St. Vladimir Parish Center 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton Advance orders please: call 346-4164 Order deadline: Monday, September 27th

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week, Sept 18-25 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of her husband Anthony Trotsky.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for 2 bouquets of flowers donated last week by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her parents Louis & Anna Kolotelo and this week 1 bouquet donated by Mrs. Florence Kloap in memory of her husband William Kloap, 1 bouquet donated by Mary Oshirak in memory of John & Anna Klem.

GROUNDS PROJECT: We wish to thank all those who came out to clean up all the weeds and over grown trees on our church property. It was a lot of hard work but the men & women who did such a good job must be recognized – Father Roman, Anna Bosack, Geri Kolotelo, Jewel Johnstone, Dolores & Mike Sinko, Catherine & Charles Halloway, Paul Hoover, Donald Winsock, Ron Kachinko and Ann Beshada. It is certainly appreciated and may God bless them with good health.
RUMMAGE SALE: Our Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday Oct. 2 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Lunch, consisting of Piggies, Hot Dogs, Wimpies, etc. will be available for sale. A bake sale will also be featured. We are asking for donations of baked goods from our great bakers of the parish. If you have any items to contribute to the Rummage Sale, please bring them to the Church.

BANNS OF MARRIAGE: The Banns of Marriage are announced for the Third time for Zachary Evans, a member of SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Plymouth, PA and Kathryn Kondracki, a member of St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Plymouth, PA. If there are any obstacles to this marriage, please contact Father Roman Petryshak.



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