FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 25, 2011

28 09 2011

Saturday, September 24– 4:00 PM
Rose Sivick – Donald & Janice Rokocz

Sunday, September 25– 8:30AM
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Monday to Thursday, September 26-29 – No Divine Liturgies
Priest Retreat

Friday, September 30 – 9:00 AM
George Krasnavage – John & Anna Godzyk

Saturday, October 1 – 4:00 PM
PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS –Myrovania –Anointing of Holy Oil
Helen Seman – Son Michael Seman

Sunday, October 2– 8:30AM
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Only for extreme Emergencies during the time Father Roman is on Retreat, this week, please contact Ann Beshada at 829-4202 and a priest will be notified.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 24-October 1 by Ron Kachinko in memory of his Godmother Emily Hilenski..

CHALICE DONATED: The Chalice, paten and all the items used for the Consecration of the Holy Eucharist has been donated by Father Frank Patrylak. This Chalice was given to Father Partrylak on the day of his ordination into the priesthood in the year 1962. Our thanks to Father Patrylak for remembering his parish from his early years. May God bless him with good health and keep him in His care.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to those who donated to our Parish Building/Improvement Fund $100 in memory of Mary Shebloski from Lois Monko.
In memory of Dorothy Michalak $50 donated by M/M Charles Ripa and $25 donated by Diane Thomas. We sincerely appreciate the donations received.

SPAGHETTI TAKE-OUT DINNER: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke is sponsoring its Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday October 9, 2011 in the church hall, Bliss and Center Sts. Serving will be from Noon to 3:00 P.M. and will be TAKE-OUT ONLY. Dinner consists of spaghetti and meatballs with homemade sauce, salad, roll and butter, and homemade dessert. Tickets are $8.00 and are available in advance or at the door. For more information contact Jill Gagliardi at 824-4603.

SHOP FOR THE HOLIDAYS CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church Warren St & First Ave, Berwick PA (handicap accessible) will sponsor a Shop for the Holidays Craft Sale on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Ethnic foods and a bake sale will be available at 11:00 AM. Vendors: $15/table, space is limited. Call Janina Everett at 570-759-2834 or email yankapysanky@yahoo. Com.

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SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 18, 2011

14 09 2011

Saturday, Sept. 17
4:00 PM William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, Sept.18 SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Wednesday, Sept. 21
9:00 AM Anna Kachinko – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Friday, Sept. 22
9:00 AM Emily Pinaha – Pinaha & Szewzuk Families

Saturday, Sept. 23
4:00 PM Rose Sivick – Donald & Janice Rokocz

Sunday, Sept. 24 FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Please welcome to our Parish Father Paul Makar, who is the
Director of Vocations for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadephia. Father Paul is our newest priest, and has been ordained a priest for our Archeparchy for over 1 year. During this time, he has been traveling to different parishes to preach on the importance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

THE CROSS

The Mystery of the Cross-is the Mystery of Mysteries. How can the Source of Life die, the Maker of all be annihilated and exclaim, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” This is the kenosis of the Son of God, who emptied Himself, took the form of a servant and became obedient unto death, even to the death of the Cross. The human mind, which is accustomed to asking why, is completely lost. The Mystery of the Cross-is the Mystery of Atonement and wonder: “Let every creature remain silent and adore.” For the message of the Cross is complete absurdity for those who are heading to ruin, but to those who are experiencing salvation, it is the Power of God.” (1 Cor. 1:18). If we ask why, the only answer we receive is that of St. John, “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him may not perish, but have eternal life.” (Jn. 3:16). Up until the sixth century, Christians were forbidden to depict Christ on the Cross, because the Cross was the punish¬ment of slaves. The first time it appeared was through some Syrian monks living in Narbonne, France, and from whence it spread.
No one is exempt from the cross; not even the Blessed Virgin, who carried her cross from Christ’s birth in Bethlehem to Golgotha, where she stood at her Son’s side, as He hung on the Cross. The closer we are to Christ, the heavier is our cross for, as St. Paul says, “Those whom He foreknew, He predestined to share the Image of His Son, so that the Son might be the first-born of many brothers.” (Rom. 8:29
Bows and Blessings: We bow and make the sign of the cross many times during the Liturgy as a sign of our faith and the receiving and accepting of God’s blessings. As a rule, we bow slightly and bless ourselves every time we mention the persons of the Trinity by name or the priest blesses the congregation. We also bow and sign ourselves whenever we enter or leave the church.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week September 17-24 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of her husband Anthony Trotsky.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the donation of flowers for this week by Florence Kloap & Family in memory of William Kloap..

DONATION: Our thanks to Rosemary Piston for her donation to the cemetery fund.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. All members please attend.

CLEAN UP CREW: The Women’s Society of the parish is going to clean up the landscape around the hall on Monday, September 19th at 10:00 AM. We would appreciate all the help we can get especially some of the men to help with this project. Please lend a hand.

RUMMAGE – Just a reminder – The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale Friday & Saturday, October 14/15. If you have anything to contribute to this sale please bring to the Church. All Household items are needed.

LOTTERY TICKETS: The lottery tickets are available, please do your part and purchase some.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 635 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Moleben at 2:00pm with General Session and Social to follow. New members warmly welcomed.





SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 11, 2011

14 09 2011

Saturday, Sept. 10– 4:00 PM
Sandra Elko – Justin Tomko

Sunday, Sept.11 – 8:30AM
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Wednesday, Sept. 14 – 10:00 AM
EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Peter Bosack – Mr. & Mrs. Norbert Falkowski

Friday, Sept. 16 – 9:00 AM
Frances Bencho – Jerry & Linda Hyzenski

Saturday, Sept.r 17 – 4:00 PM
William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, Sept. 18 – 8:30AM
SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society will meet Tuesday, September 13th
6:30 PM in the church hall. President Anna Magill will Preside. All members are asked to please attend and new members are always welcome. Come join your parish friends. Plans for the Rummage sale and other important subjects to be discussed.

SYMPATHY: We extend our Sympathy to the family of Dorothy Michalak who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal.

CEMETERY: Due to the in climate weather the cemetery is really flooded and please be considerate of this condition. Also the Church lawn is too wet to be mowed.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 635 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Moleben at 2:00pm with General Session and Social to follow. New members warmly welcomed. For additional information and directions, contact: Dorothy Jamula, President at 822-5354; your pastor; or any LUC member of the parish.

LOTTERY TICKETS: The Lottery Tickets for the month of November are available. If you can possibly help out by selling and purchasing your tickets please contact Mike Sinko.

RUMMAGE – FLEA MARKET SALE: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale Friday & Saturday, October 14/15. Now is the time to start packing things that are no longer useful to you and donating them to the sale.





TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 4, 2011

6 09 2011

Saturday, September 3– 4:00 PM
Rose Sivick – Brian Sivick

Sunday, September 4 – 8:30AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
His Beatitude Joseph Cardinal Slipyj on the anniversary of his death, Sept. 7, 1984

Wednesday, September 7 – 9:00 AM
Evely Romashko – Joanne Evans

Thursday, September 8 – 9:00 AM
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS – Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Mary Valadja – Niece Carol & Bernie Kosek

Friday, September 9 – 9:00 AM
Josephine Wnuk – Josephine Carpenter

Saturday, September 10 – 4:00 PM
Sandra Elko – Justin Tomko

Sunday, September 14– 8:30AM
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

The Beginning of the Liturgical Year – September 1st
We call the Liturgical Year the Ecclesiastical or Church Year, because it contains the Church Calendar, which in some respects is similar to and in others differs from the civil calendar. In the Eastern Church the Church Year differs from the civil calendar in that it does not begin the New Year with the first of January as does the civil year, but begins it with the first day of September, which is called the Beginning of the Indiction. This means that the whole cycle of our Church Year begins with the first of September and ends with the thirty first of the following August.
The word “indiction” comes from the Latin word “indictio”, which literally means “institution, proclamation, appeal, and announcement.” The “indiction” was an edict of Roman Emperors used to determine the land tax throughout the Roman Empire. The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Nicea in the year 325 adopted the first of September as the opening of the New Church Year and this day has been observed in the Easter Church to the present time. The Latin Church opens its Liturgical Year on the first day of Advent, i.e., the beginning of the preparation for Christmas.
The Spiritual significance of the Liturgical Year: In the pastoral letter written by our bishops and the Archbishop Major Cardinal Joseph Slipyj at the conclusion of the Second Council (1955), we read: “The Liturgical cycle of our Church is very rich. Our Liturgical Constitutions guide the faithful throughout the whole year and continuously place before their eyes the mysteries of the life, passion, death, and resurrection of our Divine Savior, the grandeur of the Divine Motherhood and powerful intercession of the most Holy Virgin Mary, the lives of holy men and women, who by their heroic imitation of Christ glorified God and the whole human race. The seasons of fast and abstinence from boisterous entertainment are to help the faithful exercise more self-control and better prepare them for the sacramental encounter with Christ in the Holy Eucharist and that face-to-face encounter with Christ on the day of his Second Coming at the end of the world.
The Liturgical Year, like a beautifully painted iconostas, constantly places before our eyes the sublime history of the redemption of the human race. Let us strive, therefore, to be, not mute but vocal witnesses, and active participators in the sacred events of our Liturgical Year, who exemplify these
events in the actions of our daily lives.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 3-10 by James and James Bruce Fromel in memory of Julia Fromel.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar candles that will burn for all services for the month of September are requested by a Military Veteran for all Military Veterans and their Families.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Helen Shebloski who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal.

LOTTERY TICKETS: The Lottery Tickets are available for the Month of November. It would be doing your part to participate in this Fund Raiser for our Parish if you would at least purchase 5 tickets per parishioner. We do not have Bazaars and we are sure if we did you would spend more than $25. This would be a big help in trying to sell the tickets. Mike Sinko does a fine job going to different markets to try and sell as much as he can. If you could possibly sell any, please see Mike and he will be glad to accommodate you for this project. Try to do your part in this Fund-raiser.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: All Married faithful are invited to join Archbishop Metropolitan Stefan at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral on October 23, 2011 for the celebration of their Wedding Anniversaries followed by a Banquet in their honor in the Cathedral Hall. Cost: $30.00 per Anniversary Couple and $20.00 per Guest. Registration forms are available if you are interested in attending this lovely celebration.