SUNDAY OF MEAT FARE FEBRUARY 12, 2012

9 02 2012

Saturday, Feb. 11

4:00 PM              Frances Bencho – John & Jule Molecavage

Sunday, Feb. 12             SUNDAY OF Meat Fare

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

Tuesday, Feb. 15

9:00 AM             William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Friday, Feb. 17

9:00 AM             Peter Bosack – Sister Anna Bosack

               

Saturday, Feb. 18

4:00 PM    Mary Bilak – James & Aurora Cardi

Sunday, Feb. 19               SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE

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

Monday, February the 20th is the first day of the Great Fast.

Prepare yourselves in this period of Lent with  prayer, adoration and attending Lenten Service until the

Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.

 

DEANERY LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

Sunday – February 26 –           SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C.-Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sunday – March 4                   SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C. – Plymouth, PA

Sunday – March 11 –              St. Nicholas U.C.C. – Glen Lyon, PA

Sunday – March 18 –              Transfiguration of Our Lord, U.C.C. – Nanticoke, PA

Sunday – March 25 –              St. Vladimir’s, U.C.C. – Edwardsville, PA.

SOULS’ DAYS

Although the Church remembers the souls of the departed faithful in her daily prayers and services, nevertheless, like a good Mother, she still assigns special days in the Liturgical Year on which she commemorates and prays for them. These days are called Souls’ Days or Memorial days.

All-Souls Saturdays a day of prayer for departed souls

            In the Liturgical year not only is every day dedicated to some festival or saint, but also each weekday has its own patron On Monday, holy Church pays homage to the angelic choirs, who occupy first place in heaven, next to the most Holy Mother of God. Tuesday is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the symbol of all the prophets. Wednesday commemorates the betrayal of Jesus Christ and the beginning of His

passion, and also venerates the life-giving Cross on which He died. On Thursday, the Church venerates the Holy Apostles and St. Nicholas. On Friday, she celebrates the memory of the passion of Christ and His death on the Cross.

On Saturday, God rested after He created the world and Jesus Christ rested in the tomb, after having accomplished the salvation of the world; hence, Saturday became the symbol of eternal rest and happiness in God. For this reason, the Church dedicates Saturday to all the souls, who have gone into eternity, but have not yet entered into eternal rest with the Blessed in heaven.

Meatfare Saturday – Besides commemorating the faithful departed every Saturday of the week, the Church set aside certain Saturdays in the Liturgical Year whose services are exclusively dedicated to the commemoration of the departed and to prayers for them. These Saturdays are called memorial Saturdays, or All-Souls’ Saturdays. These Saturdays include the Saturday before Meat-fare Sunday, the second, third and forth Saturdays of the Great Fast and the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday.

Meatfare Sunday commemorates the Last Judgment. For this reason, on the preceding Saturday we pray “for all Christians who have fallen asleep from time immemorial”, that is, for all those who have died or perished at any time or place, and for whom perhaps no one prays, so that they all may stand, on the day of the Last Judgment, at the right hand of the Eternal Judge.

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

Feb. 11 – 18 by Dorothy Wujcik in memory of her son Larry Wujcik.

 

STAINED GLASS ICON OF ST. PAUL: Donations are being accepted for this project if you would like to contribute to this Icon. Plaques will be viewed inside the church in the vestibule for the donations received – $1000 will read in memory or in honor of loved ones – $500 will read a single name in memory of or in honor of – $100 will be as a patron, one name. We are still in need of the balance of this project to be started and completed. The Council is aiming for a completion date for the Feast of SS Peter & Paul, June 29, 2011.

 

BUS TRIP: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics is sponsoring a bus trip to the annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival, Lower East Side of Manhattan on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Side trips will include the Staten Island Ferry and midtown Manhattan. The 55 passenger bus will depart from St. Vladimir Church, 430 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton at 8:00am and from St. Vladimir Church, 70 Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville at 8:30am. Departure from New York City will be at 9:00pm. Donation is $35.00 per person. Full advance nonrefundable payment reserves a seat.  Check should be made out to LUC – NA Council. For reservations contact Paul Ewasko

ICON:  An Icon of Christ the Teacher, which is an LUC traveling Icon, representing our faith for God and Country, our heritage and believe in God our family and friends, as LUC has been together for 75 years, will be displayed in our Parish stating next Sunday, February 19

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 and will be exhibited for the week until Sunday, February 26

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. It will then be transferred to another parish in the Deanery until all the Parishes have had the opportunity to display this Powerful Icon. A description and writing about the Icon will be in next week’s bulletin.

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