THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST; THE COMMEMORATION OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, BASIL THE GREAT SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY JANUARY 1, 2012

31 12 2011

Saturday, Dec. 31       THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD

Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania

4:00 PM         Dimitro & Anna Carpa – Charles Drazba & Family

Sunday, Jan. 1             CIRCUMCISION OF Our Lord

8:30 AM          St. Basil the Great Archbishop

                                            sUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY

Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

 

Wednesday, Jan. 4

9:00 AM                      John Phillips – Brother Peter & Vivian Phillips

Friday, Jan. 6             Theophany of Our Lord – Holy day of obligation
10:00 AM                    Divine Liturgy
                                   God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Myrovania – (Anointing of Holy Oil) after Divine Liturgy

5:00 PM                      Ukrainian Holy Supper – Christmas Eve .

 

Saturday, Jan. 7

4:00 PM                     Anna Soppeck ~ Paul & Dolores Hoover

Sunday, Jan. 8             Sunday After the Theophany

8:30 AM                      God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

 

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please call Father Roman at 735-2262 or place your name and address in the collection basket. Father would like to bless everyone’s home if you so desire. This is the Priest Pastoral duties to visit all parishioners so if you see Father at your door, don’t be surprised.

 

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of

Dec. 31 – Jan. 7 by Rita Rentko in memory of Sandra Elko.

 

UKRAINIAN HOLY SUPPER: Our Parish Family Ukrainian Holy Supper will be held this coming Friday Evening, 5:00 PM January 6th in the Church Hall. This will be same as last year. Those attending will prepare a cover dish or a monetary donation. Some of the food will be provided by the parish. We are hoping for a full attendance to celebrate this Holy Supper. Please sign in if you will be attending. Come and spend some time with your parishioners for a nice affair to celebrate this Ukrainian Christmas.

 

PRAYERS:  Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, those at home, in nursing facilities and hospitals.      

THANKS: Our thanks for another generous donation of $1000 toward the Stained Glass Icon of St. Paul given by Charles Halloway in memory of his brother Michael Halloway.

                         

COUNCIL MEETING: A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday, January 11th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to please attend this meeting as many subjects will be discussed.
MALANKA: Reservations are still being accepted for the Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 8th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance – MALANKA – conducted on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton, PA. Doors open at 5:45 PM. A generous buffet will be served along with a midnight bubbly toast and dancing to the music of the popular Ukrainian orchestra “Fata Morgana”. Cash bar and door prizes. Tickets are $40.00. Reservations can be made by contacting Ann Beshada at 829-4202 or Gerry Adamchak at 824-3880. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY 2011

23 12 2011

Saturday, 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

Sunday, 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

Monday, Dec. 26                   SYNAXIS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

10.30 AM                    Mary Valadja – Clara Patrylak

Tuesday, Dec. 27                    ST. STEPHEN, PROTOMARTYR

10:30 AM                    Peter Phillips, Sr. – Son Peter & Vivian Phillips

Friday, Dec. 30

9:00 AM                      Mary Bilak – Ed & Jill Tomko

Saturday, Dec. 31       THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD

Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania

4:00 PM         Dimitro & Anna Carpa – Charles Drazba & Family

Sunday, January 1       SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY

8:30 AM           THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD

St. Basil the Great Archbishop

Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

 Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania

May Jesus’ the giver of every good and perfect gift
bless you with heaven’s blessings
this CHRISTmas

 

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of December 24 – 31 by Ann Beshada in memory of her mother Mary Conniff.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Elaine Roman Makowski who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal!

THANKS: Our thanks to Stanley Olshezski, his helper and the three parishioners that came to set up the Nativity – Anna Magill, Ann Beshada and Gabe Metric. A time well spent for such a Beautiful Scene.

HOLY SUPPER: The Ukrainian Holy Supper will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 in the Church Hall. Please, if you intend to participate, place your name and the item you wish to contribute. Any dish that is meat free is acceptable. Try to be part of this nice tradition and be in attendance. If you do not wish to prepare a dish, a monetary gift would help to supply the Fish. Come and join in your Parish Family.

FOOD DRIVE: The food that you donated so generously will be given to The Christian Services here in All Saints Parish in Plymouth. Our thanks to those who helped to make this a generous donation to the needy.





SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 18, 2011

19 12 2011

Saturday, Dec. 17

4:00 PM          Frances Bencho – Charles & Kimberly Demuzzia

 

Sunday, Dec. 18         SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

8:30 AM          SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

 

Wednesday, Dec. 21

9:00 AM             Elaine Makowski – 9th Day – Ilaria & George Krenitsky

 

Friday, Dec. 23

9:00 AM          VAnn Phillips – Son Peter & Vivian Phillips

 

Saturday, 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

Sunday, 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

 

UKRAINIAN HOLY SUPPER: Pleas sign in for the Holy Supper covered dish to be held January 6th in the Church Hall. Some of the food will be provided by the parish. We are hoping for a full attendance to celebrate this Holy Supper.

 

 

 

 

What Christmas should Mean to Us

 

Christmas is a time for loving,

Holding in our hearts

All the magic and the wonder

That this blessed day imparts

It’s a time for letting bygones

Be just that, and nothing more,

Time for looking back and weighing

All we have been working for.

Christmas is a time for giving

Something more than store-bought goods,

Time for spending peaceful moments,

Walking through the quiet woods.

‘Tis a time for growing closer

While we have the time to spend,

Cherishing the precious moments

With relative or friend.

Christmas is a time for sharing

Hope and joy and sorrow,

Giving what is ours today,

But may not be…tomorrow.

‘Tis a time for recollection,

For the sands of time run fast,

Do not squander golden moments,

Do not grieve for what is past.

There’s a bright star in the heavens,

Over one small cattle stall,

And a Baby in a manger

Who has come to save us all.

And with love beyond all telling,

As He reaches out for us,

This hushed and holy moment is

What Christmas should mean to us.

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

 

The feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ is ranked among the greatest feasts of our Church Year. Therefore, holy Church, mindful of the majesty and significance of this feast, encourages the faithful to prepare by prayer and fasting for this encounter with our Savior.

The festal preparation reaches its peak on the Eve of the Nativity. It is a day of watching, prayer and fasting. The guest from heaven is about to arrive; therefore, it is necessary to prepare for his coming worthily. The Holy Eve of the Nativity has not only its own church significant services; it is also rich in symbolic rites and customs, some of which go back to pre-Christian times.

The eve of Christmas brings the Forty Days Christmas fast to a close. A strict fast is prescribed for this entire day. The whole family feels that on that day a very important heavenly guest will arrive in the evening, and therefore, a deeply festal and spiritual mood pervades the home. Our ancestors highly respected and zealously observed the fast of this day until the appearance, of the evening star.

An old Slavonic Prologue for the 24th of December contains the following spiritual exhortation to the faithful in reference to greeting the feast of the Nativity of Christ: “Take note brethren, that there is a fast on the day before this feast of the Nativity of Christ. Therefore, on this day, at the Sixth Hour (12 o’clock noon), we gather together for prayer, with love; and purity, overcoming anger, purifying carnal desires, and renouncing all evil deeds so that we may be made worthy with pure lips and an undefiled heart to partake of the Body of the Lord, that same Body which the Lord took upon Himself and willingly became poor.”

 
 

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of December 17 – 24 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of Ann & Stanley Cmiel.

 

FLOWERS: The bouquet of flowers was donated this week by Ann Beshada in memory of Helen Beshada

 

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: We sincerely appreciate the donations received to our Parish Building/Improvement Fund: $100 from Camp Hill Lions Club in memory of Leonard Lotrick and $100 from Helene Sirak  in memory of her husband Michael Sirak and son-in-law Mark Skopek.

 

CEMETERY BOOKS:  We are happy to announce that two more cemetery books have been purchased: One sold by Gloria Dran Elston and one from our parish. Books are still available if you are interested.

THANKS: Our thanks to Helen Sawka for her homemade crocheted lap robe and afghan she donated to our parish to be used for a chance off at our dinners. We thank you Helen for your generous time in making these items. God Bless.

 

Food Container: Our thanks to those who contributed to the Food for the needy. This weekend will be the last to donate your items. We pray God will bless us and keep us from hunger. The organization to be donated this food to is unknown but will be taken this week.

 

CEMETERY: Mr. Joseph Kozick requested that his son who is working for his Eagle honor would like to do some volunteer hours in our cemetery. The entrances have been cleaned and around the building, down the side toward the road and flowers planted. Mr. & Mrs. Kozick with their son and about 10 other scouts put in many hours and did a fine job to earn his Eagle Scout reward. Our thanks for the time and energy spent for this project. God’s Blessing!  

 

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Annual Christmas party for the Women’s Society was held last Sunday. Santa paid a visit, games were played, food was served and a good time was had by all.

We do wish to thank the few members of the Society who came to clean the church on Wednesday.

If anyone would like to come on this Sunday for the setting up of the Nativity your help will be appreciated.





SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS DECEMBER 11, 2011

9 12 2011

Saturday, Dec.10

4:00 PM           John & Veronica Carpa – Charles Drazba Family

Sunday, Dec. 11          SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

8:30 AM           God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14

9:00 AM           John Phillips – Brother Peter & Vivian Phillips

Friday, Dec.16                          Sandy Elko – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

9:00 AM

Saturday, Dec. 17

4:00 PM    Frances Bencho – Charles & Kimberly Demuzzia

Sunday, Dec. 18            SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS

8:30 AM             God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:

Saturday, 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

Sunday, 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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of December 10 – 17 by Albert Piston in memory of Jennie Piston

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn at all services for the month of December in memory of Sandra Elko requested by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko.

 

UKRAINIAN HOLY SUPPER: Plans are in the process of holding our Holy Supper for January 6th in the Church Hall. This will be same as last year. Those attending will prepare a cover dish. List is in the vestibule for you to sign up and what your dish will be. Some of the food will be provided by the parish. We are hoping for a full attendance to celebrate this Holy Supper.

 

ANNUAL COOKIE SALE: Transfiguration of Our Lord Church is sponsoring its annual Cookie Sale the weekend of December 17-18. Cookies are $5.00 per container

of  2 dozen homemade cookies. If you would like to order, please call Jill at

824-4603. Deadline for ordering is Sunday, Dec.11th

MALANKA 2012:  Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 8th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance – MALANKA – will be conducted on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton, PA . Doors open at 5:45 PM. 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”. Cash bar and door prizes. Tickets are $40.00. Reservations can be made by contacting Ann Beshada at 829-4202 or Gerry Adamchak at 824-3880. No tickets will be sold at the door. Early reservations are encouraged.

THANKS: Our thanks to Mary Lou & Wasil Pinaha and Verna Svewczuk, of New York, for their donation of $300. Part of the donations to be used to purchase non- perishable foods for the needy and the balance to the Building Fund toward the Stained Glass Icons of St. Peter. Their generous contributions are greatly appreciated.

During this season of St. Philips fast – a container is placed in the vestibule for the donations of non-perishable foods to be distributed to one of the charitable organizations for those in need during the Christmas Holiday. Please support this cause for the needy. Bring your donations within the next couple of weeks.  Thank you.

Lottery Tickets: Our thanks to Mike & Dolores Sinko for taking charge of this Fund-raiser. God’s Blessings.





TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DECEMBER 4, 2011

2 12 2011

Saturday, Dec. 3

4:00 PM          Theodore Soppeck, Sr. – Paul & Dolores Hoover

 

Sunday, Dec. 4            TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM           God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, Dec. 6           Nicholas of Myra Archbishop

Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

9:00 AM           Peter Bosack – The Bilak Family

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7

9:00 AM          Frances Bencho – The Burgo Family

 

Friday, Dec. 9             CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA

9:00 AM          Blessing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

Helen Carlo – Carlo Children

Saturday, Dec. 10  

4:00 PM    John & Veronica Carpa – Charles Drazba Family

 

Sunday, Dec. 11            SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

8:30 AM             God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

 

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of December 3 – 10 by Albert Piston in memory of Michael Piston.

 

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND:  Our thanks to Mike & Helen Kowalick for their donation of $100 to our Parish Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Priscilla Kowalick. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.
MALANKA 2012:  Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 8th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance – MALANKA – will be conducted on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton, PA . Doors open at 5:45 PM.
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”. Cash bar and door prizes. Tickets are $40.00. Reservations can be made by contacting Ann Beshada at 829-4202 or Gerry Adamchak at 824-3880.
No tickets will be sold at the door. Early reservations are encouraged.

 

PYROHY PROJECT: Thanks to our faithful parishioners and non-parishioners who came out to help with the Parish Fund Raiser. 453 dozen of pyrohy’s were made. A few dozen are frozen if anyone wishes to purchase some. God’s Blessing on our wonderful workers.  

 

UKRAINIAN HOLY SUPPER: Plans are in the process of holding our Holy Supper for January 6th in the Church Hall. This will be same as last year. Those attending will prepare a cover dish. Some of the food will be provided by the parish. We are hoping for a full attendance to celebrate this Holy Supper.

 

HOLY DAYS: This week our Church celebrates two Holy days. Tuesday, Dec. 6 is the feast of St. Nicholas of Myra and Friday, December 9 is the feast of the Conception of St. Anna.

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

 

During this season of St. Philips fast – a container is placed in the vestibule for the donations of non-perishable foods to be distributed to one of the charitable organizations for those in need during the Christmas Holiday. Please support this cause for the needy. Bring your donations within the next couple of weeks.  Thank you.