SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS DECEMBER 19, 2010

20 12 2010

Saturday, Dec. 18
4:00 PM Mary Sawka – 40th Day – Sawka & Williams Family

Sunday, Dec. 19 SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – HOLY FATHERS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Dec. 22
9:00 AM John Shircavage – Mary & Daniel Bilak

Friday, December 24 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE – VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS – 6:30 PM
Znamy Boh – Compline Litia Service – Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, 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

There will be no 4:00 PM Divine Liturgy on Saturday, Dec.25th, your obligation for Sunday is on Sunday, Dec. 26th at 9:00 AM
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Sunday, Dec. 26 SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM Metropolitan Joseph Schmondiuk

THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
AN UNFATHOMABLE MYSTERY

The greatest and most profound mystery of the Christian faith is the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. The eternal God becomes a little infant and does not cease to be God. “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us” – says St. John the Evangelist. Christ’s nativity is the cradle of our faith. Only faith is able to accept this unfathomable mystery, understand it and adore it.
In the first centuries, the holy Fathers of the Eastern Church accepted the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God with profound faith and great piety. Enraptured by this mystery, they have nothing but words of wonder for the most wonderful love of God, the sacrifice, humility, and poverty of the newly born Messiah and Savior. Like the holy Fathers, in her Christmas celebrations our Church also joyfully praises and glorifies the mystery of the birth of the divine Infant.
Today, he who is invisible by nature became visible in the flesh for man’s sake; hence, glorifying him, we cry: “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to men of good will…”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 18 – 25 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of Ann & Stanley Cmiel..

ENVELOPES: Many boxes of the 2011 Church envelopes still remain. If you can deliver envelopes to your friends, family or neighbors, please help to distribute them. Please use your initial envelopes to help with the cost of the envelopes and delivery. If you do not see your name on any of the boxes please inform the office. Your contributions are important for the Church to function through the year. Do not use until the New Year.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks for the donations of $70 for the Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Carol Klimchak. Donated by Mrs. Eleanor Kulick, Mrs. Jackie Bromack and Norberta Garbor.

COOK BOOK: Information was received about a new Book called – “Ukrainian Cuisine With An American Touch and Ingredients” and “Ukrainian Cuisine With An American Touch and Ingredients – Gluten Free”. By Nadejada Reilly. This book is available online at http://www.Xlibris.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesandnoble.com or your local bookstore and by calling 1-888-795-4274 ext. 7879.
After January the book will be available through the author Nadejda who lives in Drums, PA. Call Ann Beshada – 829-4202 – if you are interested in purchasing one of these fine books. A poster is in the vestibule and a sample book for you to examine. Nadejada web-site is http://www.ukrainiancuisine.net.

CONCERT: The Wyoming Valley Concert Band will present “The souds of Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 21st at 7:30 PM at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, south Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. The concert is free and open to the public. A light social will follow the conert.

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SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS DECEMBER 12, 2010

13 12 2010

Saturday, Dec. 11 CONFESSION BEFORE DIVINE LITURGY FOR
CHRISTMAS OBLIGATION
4:00 PM Nicholas & Agnes Halloway – Halloway Family

Sunday, Dec. 12 SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Dec. 15
9:00 AM Sandra Elko – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko & Family

Friday, Dec. 17
9:00 AM George Krasnavage – Norman & Catherine Schmitt

Saturday, Dec. 18
4:00 PM Mary Sawka – 40th Day – Sawka & Williams Family

Sunday, Dec, 19 SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – OF THE HOLY FATHERS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Transfiguration of Our Lord Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM

Schedule for Christmas
Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve – 6:30 Pm
Compline Litia “Znamy Boh” – Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myravania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, December 25, Christmas Day – 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myravania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 11 – 18 by Albert Piston in memory of his mother Jennie Piston.

ALTAR CANDLES CHART: A new chart for the Altar candles is available for your requests. The Altar Candles will burn at all services for the month for $40. You may request for a special occasion, deceased member or member of you family or any desire you would like to have remembered. Fill in the chart and deposit the envelope in the collection for credit to your alms giving’s.

PYROHY’S: We have frozen Pyrohy’s if you would be interested in purchasing them for the holidays. They are $6 a dozen in 2 dozen package, contact someone on Saturday or Sunday to get them from the hall.

CEMETERY BOOKS: Our Parish Cemetery books are still available and would make a nice gift for someone on your list for the Christmas season. The cost is $30 and has much information about the cemetery and the plots.

CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be heard before Saturday and Sunday Divine Liturgy for your Christmas obligation.

The Second collection will be for the Synod for the charitable collection of our Synod of Bishops, known as “Andrew’s Pence”. To that effect our Church is collecting funds especially “Towards Sustaining Exarchates in Eastern Ukraine and Clergy living in Territories without Official Church Structures.” Please make your donations either on a plain envelope or in the loose collection. Thank you and bless you for your generosity.





TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DECEMBER 5, 2010

6 12 2010

Saturday, Dec. 4
4:00 PM Dimitri Bencho – Rebecca Molecavage

Sunday, Dec. 5 TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Monday, Dec. 6 Nicholas of Myra Archbishop
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravania

8:30 AM Rose Sivick – Michele, Steve, Gabriella &
Marisa Profusz

Wednesday, Dec. 8
9:00 AM Catherine Birk – Irene and John Petragalia

Thursday, Dec. 9 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravania
9:30 AM Helen Carlo – Her Children

Saturday, Dec. 11
4:00 PM  Nicholas & Agnes Halloway – Halloway Family

Sunday, Dec. 12 SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

MALANKA: Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 7th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance will be conducted on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Doors do not open before 5:45pm. Cash bar and door prizes. Tickets are $40.00. Reservations can be made by contacting Ann Beshada 829-4202. No tickets will be sold at the door. A generous buffet including Ukrainian specialties will be served along with a midnight bubbly toast and dancing to the music of the popular Ukrainian orchestra “Fata Morgana”.

SING ALONG: SS Peter and Paul, U.C.C., Wilkes-Barre, PA invites you to their 17th annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along – Sunday, December 12, 2010, 2:00 PM at 635 North River Street, Wilke-Barre, PA. They ask you to join them in singing Christmas Carols in Ukrainian and English.

The Holy Day: Conception of St. Anna according to the Archeparchy is celebrated on December 9th instead of December 8th.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Dec.4 – 12 by Albert Piston in memory of his father Michael Piston.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles are requested to burn for the month of December by Rose Sivick in memory of all deceased members of the Sivick Family.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the donation of flowers this week – 1 Bouquet donated by Anna Magill in memory of Don Magill and 1 Bouquet donated by Anna Koprowski in memory of her husband Walter Koprowski.

PYROHY PROJECT: We wish to thank all the faithful who came out to help with our Pyrohy Project. It is always good to have a get together to produce a product as good as our Pyrohy’s. A special thanks to the few, who are not parishioners, who gave their time to help us. 588 dozen of Pyrohy’s were made. If you would like to purchase any, they are frozen and we have a few dozen for sale at $6 a dozen. See someone after the Divine Liturgy on Saturday or Sunday.

HOLY SUPPER: If you would be interested in joining with your Parish Family for a Holy Supper on January 6th in our Church Hall, for the occasion of Ukrainian Christmas Eve, please sign in on the sheet in the vestibule. Only a few have signed up to attend so please do not wait if you can possibly be in attendance. This is opened to all parishioners and families. No cost will be asked only a little help in the preparation and the food donations. This could be a happy occasion to be together for a Ukrainian holy day.

THANKS: We wish to thank all those who participated in our Lottery ticket sales for the month of November. We especially thank Mike and Dolores Sinko for manning this project and to all those who purchased and sold tickets. God’s Blessings.

ALTAR CANDLES CHART: A new chart for the Altar candles is available for your requests. The Altar Candles will burn at all services for the month for $40. You may request for a special occasion, deceased member or member of you family or any desire you would like to have remembered. Fill in the chart and deposit the envelope in the collection for credit to your alms giving’s.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: Every Saturday & Sunday in December the Second collection will be for the charitable collection of our Synod of Bishops, known as “Andrew’s Pence”. To that effect our Church is collecting funds especially “Towards Sustaining Exarchates in Eastern Ukraine and Clergy living in Territories without Official Church Structures.” Please make your donations either on a plain envelope or in the loose collection. Thank you and bless you for your generosity.