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.


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