PALM SUNDAY APRIL 1, 2012

31 03 2012

Saturday, March 31      Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches        

 Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

4:00 PM            Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak

                                                          

Sunday, April 1            PALM SUNDAY –  Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

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

Tuesday, April 3

9:00 AM          Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Thursday, April 5                     HOLY THURSDAY

 5:00 PM                     Matins of the Passion of Our Lord

Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 6                          Good Friday

 3:00 PM                     Vespers – Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ

Saturday, April 7                      HOLY SATURDAY

1:00 PM                      Blessing of Easter Food Baskets

8:00 PM                      Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy  Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 8                        EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY

           11:00 AM                     Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravani

The spiritual meaning of Palm Sunday

 The Jews wanted to see their messiah in power and glory.  According, Jesus Christ, by raising Lazarus from the dead and by His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, gave them clear proof of His power and glory. When He entered Jerusalem, the entire city was thrown into commotion saying: “Who is this?” But the crowds kept on saying: “This is Jesus the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.’”

The honor given to Christ lasted for only a brief moment, for His betrayal by Judas, His rejection by the people, His condemnation by the Jewish leaders, His passion, the way of the cross and crucifixion followed in quick succession. These very same people who, on Sunday cried out, “Hosanna”, within a few days would be crying out: “Crucify Him.”

Palm Sunday teaches us the instability of worldly glory and the vanity of earthly happiness. Joy and sadness here on earth are two inseparable sisters. Therefore, if we wish one day to have a share in the triumph of Christ in heaven, we must first undergo a Passion Week and a Golgotha with Him here on earth. Only then, will we be able, like Him, to enter into everlasting triumph, joy and resurrection.

Finally, my brothers, your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous, or worthy of praise. Live according to what you have learned and accepted, what you have heard me say and seen me do. Then will the God of peace be with you.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 31 – April 7 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of  her father Michael Sirak.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is requested to burn for all services for the month of April by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

 

HOLY WEEK – Please remember that help is needed to participate in the Holy Week services. Holy Thursday, 5:00 PM, Good Friday, 3:00 PM and Resurrection Services Holy Saturday, 8:00 PM. Help will be needed to set up the grave after the Holy Thursday evening services. Try to lend a helping hand. Sign up sheet is in the vestibule for Adoration. Time to spend with God. Give an hour of your time for HIM.

 

STAINED GLASS ICON: During this time of Holy Week your donations to help fund the Stained Glass Icon of ST. PAUL in the front of the church could be a great Alms giving and would be appreciated to meet the goal for the balance of project.

 

Appreciation: We thank all who brought the Willow branches and all who helped tie the Palm & Branches Your help is always appreciative. God’s blessing.

 

THANKS: For all the faithful women who came out to clean the church; your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

 

LOTTERY TICKETS: The Lottery tickets are available for the month of May. Try you luck and purchase a few. This is a good fund-raiser for the Church.

Transfiguration of Our Lord

Holy Thursday – 7:30 PM – Good Friday – 5:00PM –

Saturday 3:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food AM

Easter Sunday – 7:30 AM – Resurrection Matins, Procession Divine Liturgy

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST ANNUNCIATION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD MARCH 25, 2012

23 03 2012
Saturday, March 24                 Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM                       Elaine Makowski – Ilaria & Nikolina Krenitsky
Sunday, March 25                   FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

8:30 AM                      ANNUNCIATION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, March 28

7:00 PM                       Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty

Friday, March. 30

9:00 AM                      Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saturday, March 31                 Blessing of Willow branches and Palm
                                                Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

4:00 PM                       Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak

Sunday, APRIL 1                    PALM SUNDAY- Myrovania – Anointing of Holy

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

SIGN UP SHEET IS IN THE VESTIBULE FOR ADORATION OF THE GRAVE.PLEASE TRY TO SPEND AN HOUR WITH THE LORD

WE NEED THE MEN OF THE PARISH TO SIGN UP FOR  HOLY THURSDAY EVENING, PROCESSION ON GOOD FRIDAY And RESURRECTION PROCESSION. YOUR HELP IN DOING THIS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

MARCH 25TH

This feast was established to commemorate the election of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the Mother of God’s only begotten Son, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. Mary consented freely to the proposal of the Angel who brought her the happy news in the name of the Blessed Trinity.

At the moment of the angel’s annunciation, the Son of God begins the first moments of earthly life in the womb of the Most Pure Virgin Mary. From this momentous fact the privileges of Mary – those of divine motherhood and virginity – clearly emanate.

The date, March 25, was selected for this feast because it occurs just nine months before the feast of the Nativity of our Lord on December 25. In addition to this, there existed an ancient tradition that March 25th marked not only the incarnation of the Son of God, but also both the creation of the world and the death of Christ on the Cross.

The chief source of this joy is the incarnation of the Son of God and our salvation: “…The virginal womb receives the Son, the Holy Spirit is sent down, and the Father on high is well pleased. Through the universal will, reconciliation is effected for all. Let us, who have been saved in it and through it, sing with Gabriel to the Virgin: Rejoice, O full of grace. For our salvation, Christ our God took our human nature from you and joined it to himself. Therefore, implore him to save our souls.”

The Christians should rejoice at the Incarnation of the Divine Word and the elevation of Mary to divine Motherhood, which raises her above the highest rank of the Angels.

 

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

March 24 – 31- in honor of the upcoming marriage of Amy Matthews and Michael Kennedy requested by Amy’s Grandmother Eleanor Kulick.

STAINED GLASS ICON OF ST PAUL: Our thanks to the SS Peter and Paul Women’s Society for the donation of $1000 and $100 donation from the Ostrum Family toward the Stained Glass Icon of St. Paul.  Donation toward this project is greatly appreciated. Any amount large or small you would like to donate toward this Icon is very acceptable, it will be a big help to meet the goal. The balance now stands at $22,400.

 

LOTTERY TICKETS: The Lottery tickets are available for the month of May. Please try to do your part by purchasing at least 5 tickets and if you are able to sell some take a few to sell. Your help is very important for this project.

WILLOWS BRANCHES: Willows branches to be donated for Palm Sunday please bring them to the church at your convenience. Palm Sunday is next week.

SVIACHENE:     Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being planned for Sunday,

April 29, 2012 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 8 to 12. Children 8 and under is free. Donations of Gift items for the Chinese Auction will be greatly appreciated. Save the date and please try to support your Parish Family function – bring your family and friends.

 

EASTER WEEK SCHEDULE

HOLY THURSDAY – APRIL 5, 2012

5:00 PM                     Matins of the Passion of Our Lord

Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 6, 2012–

 3:00 PM                      Vespers – Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ

 

HOLY SATURDAY – APRIL 7, 2012

1:00 PM                       Blessing of Easter Food Baskets

8:00 PM                       Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy  Blessing of Artos – Myrovania –

Anointing of Holy Oil

 

 

EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 8, 2012-11:00 AM

EASTER DIVINE LITURGY

Anointing of Holy Oil – MyrOvania

 

 

NEW YORK 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 at 563-2275.

CONFESSION: Father Roman will hear confessions before the Divine Liturgy today, Saturday, March 31 and Wednesdays one hour before Stations of the Cross, or on special request.





FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST MARCH 18, 2012

17 03 2012

 

Saturday, March 17 – 4:00 PM 

Evelyn Romashko – Glicidano Family

 

Sunday, March 18 – 8:30 AM  – FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

God’s Blessing and Good Health for all Parishioners.

 

Wednesday, March 21– 7:00 PM

The Way of the Cross & Sorokousty

 

Friday, March 23 –9:00 AM –

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

 

Saturday, March 24 4:00 PM  Annunication of the Blessed

virgin mary  Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

VElaine Makowski – Ilaria & Nikolina Krenitsky

 

Sunday, March 25 –  8:30AMFIFTH  SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

 

EASTER

Definition:

In Christianity, the Easter celebration is held to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe happened three days after he was buried, having been crucified by Roman authorities just outside of Jerusalem. Easter takes place at the same time as Jewish Passover and, as such, is not a fixed date on the calendar but instead moves around. Because of its connection to Passover, Easter is also sometimes referred to as Pascha, a word that appears in both Latin and Greek but comes from the Hebrew Pesah, or Passover

Setting the Date

Before 325 CE, Christian communities celebrated Easter on a variety of different days of the week, but the Council of Nicea, called together by Emperor Constantine, issued the “Easter Rule” which standardized Easter observance to the first Sunday after the first full moon (known as th paschal moon) on or after the vernal equinox. This “full moon” is not defined in a scientific manner, however – it is an “ecclesiastical full moon” and the “ecclesiastical vernal equinox” is always on March 21st. This means that Easter always occurs on a Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th, signaling the end of the season of Lent.

Traditions

Although Easter is just one day in the liturgical calendar, in reality preparations for Easter take place throughout the 40 days of Lent and it plays a central role in the following 50 days of Pentecost (also known as the Easter season). Thus, Easter can rightly be regarded as the central day in the entire Christian calendar.

Although Easter is probably the oldest Christian celebration aside from the Sabbath, it wasn’t always the same as what people currently think of when they look at Easter services. The earliest known observances, known as Pasch, occurred between the 2nd and 4th centuries. These celebrations commemorated both Jesus’ death and his resurrection at once, whereas these two events have been split up between Good Friday and Eastern Sunday today.

Easter is treated not simply as a commemoration of events that occurred at one time in the past. Instead, Easter is regarded as a living symbol of the very nature of Christianity. During Easter, Christians believe that they symbolically pass through death and into a new life (spiritually) in Jesus Christ, just as Jesus passed through death and after three days rose from the dead.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 17 – 24 by Eleanor Kulick in memory of her husband Frank Kulick.

 

ST. PAUL STAINED GLASS ICON: Our thanks for the Donations of $3000 for the Stanined Glass Icon: $1000 James Bruce Fromel and $2000 In memory of James & Julia Fromel. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.

 

HALUSKI AND SOUP SALE: Because of the lack of orders for the sale of Haluski and Soup this project will be cancelled.

 

SVIACHENE:     Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being planned for Sunday,

April 29, 2012 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall. Tickets will be

available soon. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children

8 to 12. Children 8 and under is free. Donations of Gift  items

for the Chinese Auction will be greatly appreciated. Save the date and please try to support your Parish Family  function – bring your family and friends.

COUNCIL MEETING: The monthly Parish Council Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. Please members try to attend.

ADORATION: The sign-up sheet for the hours of Adoration on Good Friday – Holy Saturday is in the vestibule. Please try to give one hour of your time to spend at the grave of Our Lord. It is sad that some have to spend more than the hour because of the lack of participation.

TRANSFIGURATION: Next Friday’s Menu for Transfiguration of Our Lord, UCC in Nanticoke will be Soup and Potato Pancakes. Serving from 4:00 – 6:30 PM. Take-outs available.





THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS MARCH 11, 2012

9 03 2012

Saturday, March 10

4:00 PM                      Leonard Lotrick – Wife Catherine Lotrick

 

Sunday, March 11                   THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

8:30 AM                     God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners                      4:00 PM     Deanery Stations of the Cross – St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon, PA

 

Tuesday, March 13
            9:00 AM                      Mary Valadja – Anna Bosack
Wednesday, March 14

7:00 PM                      Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

 

  Friday, March 16

9:00 AM                        Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saturday, March 17

4:00 PM                         VEvelyn Romashko – Glicidano Family

 

Sunday, March 18                   FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

                                                John Climacus Venerable

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

 

 

 

LUC Meeting – Tuesday, March 20, 2012 North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet at 6:30pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville, PA. This is a specially called session of importance to all Council members to continue planning for the October National Convention being held in Wilkes-Barre.

 

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: The Deanery Stations of the Cross Schedule 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

           

Our Church reminds her fasting children that despite their natural weaknesses and passions they can become good Christians and perfect images of the Son of God. She points out the example of St. John Climacus (525-605), the saintly abbot of a monastery on Mount Sinai. He became an “angel” in human flesh through fasting and prayer. In following his example the faithful will attain a high degree of Christian perfection.

 

 

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week March 10 – 17 by George Pryslak & Family in memory of Rose Toma.

 

ST. PAUL STAINED GLASS ICON: Our thanks to George Krlic for his donation of $1000 toward the St. Paul Stained Glass Icon in memory of Eva Sirak Krlic and Family. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.

 

HALUKI AND SOUP: The sale of Haluski, Vegetable Bean and Potato Soups will be held in the Church Hall on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Order form is in the vestibule to place your orders. Cost is $7 a quart. Take outs only. Pick up time will be from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. This will be our only fund raiser during Lent.

 

THANKS: We wish to thank all of our great workers who helped with the fellowship following the Deanery Stations of the Cross last Sunday. Also a special thanks for all the monetary, food and desserts donated. Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated. All who attended enjoy a great fellowship, a praise to our Parish.

 

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: We sincerely wish Birthday Greetings to our oldest Parish member, Mrs. Anna Dempsey on her 99th Birthday on Saturday, March 17th.

 

CEMETERY DONATION: A donation of $153 was received for Cemetery Care of Hamuka, Woss, Pisarcik and Dubinsky graves by Mary Pinaha. It is a very generous way to care for the memory of loved ones. Many thanks Mary Lou Pinaha.

 

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular meeting for the Women’s Society will be conducted in the Church Hall on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 PM. President Anna Magill will preside. All members are asked to please attend.





2 03 2012

Saturday, March 3

4:00 PM                      Frances Bencho – Jeremy Brizio & Family

 

Sunday, March 4               SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

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

4:00 PM                                  Deanery Stations of the Cross

 Wednesday, March 7

7:00 PM                      The Way of the Cross & Sorokousty

           

    Friday, March 9

9:00 AM                          Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

    Saturday, March 10

4:00 PM                      Leonard Lotrick – Wife Catherine Lotrick

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    Sunday, March 11               THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

                                                Veneration of the Cross

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

Transfiguration Of Our Lord:

Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PMSunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM

 

LENTEN SERVICES: Father Roman asks that you PLEASE try to attend the Lenten services during Lent. Where are you for these Lenten Services? It is disappointing how few attend to pray during the Lenten Season.

 

 

DEANERY LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

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

 

LENTEN MISSION: SS Peter & Paul, UCC, Wilkes-Barre, PA will hold a Lenten Mission March 9 – 12, 20012 at both SS Peter & Paul, Wilkes-Barre and St. Vladimir’s UCC in Edwardsville. Fr. Jerome from Holy Dormition Friary in Sybertsville, PA will conduct the Mission. All information is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

 

 

 
 

ST PAUL ICON: The Mosaic Icon of St. Paul for the outside front of the Church is still in need of donations. Our balance for the completion is $27,500. Your donations either small or large will be appreciated. We are hoping for an installation date for the Feast of SS Peter and Paul, June 29th if all goes well. Make your donations in memory of or in honor of someone dear to you or in your memory.

 

FOOD SALE: St. Nicholas, UCC, Main St., Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Vegetable Soup and Halushki Sale on Friday, March 30th for 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Place your orders by March 25th.  The cost for the Soup or the Halushki is $5 a quart. Call 735-7682 or 736-6908.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week March 3 – 10 by Arlene Jones for a Special Intention.

 

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles to burn during the month of March is requested by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Michael Sirak.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: The Deanery Stations of the Cross will be held in our Parish this Sunday, March 4th. We will be serving the fellowship following the Stations. Desserts or any food items are needed to serve this affair and we ask all our good cooks and bakers to help in this matter. Any dish you make will be greatly appreciated.

SOUP AND HALUSKI SALE: The fund-raising project of Haluski and Soup Sale will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2012 at the church hall. The Haluski is made fresh and the soup will be meatless Vegetable Bean. This is for take-outs only at $7 a quart. Please place your order on the sheet in the vestibule or contact Ann at 829-4202 or Irene at 779-9634.

 

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Vera Hubick for her brother Michael Kosar, who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal.

 

LENTEN MEALS: Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke is sponsoring Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent in the Church Hall located at Bliss and Center Sts. The dinners will be served from 4:00-6:30. The cost is $7.00. Take Outs are available for the same price but will not include beverage. This weeks menu is Vegetable or French Onion soups, Vegetable Lasagna or Jill’s Spaghetti. For more information contact Jill at 824-4603 or Transfiguration of Our Lord rectory at 735-2262.

 

SVIACHENE: Our Parish Family Easter Dinner (Sviachene) held be held on Sunday, April 29th in the Church Hall at 2:00 PM. – The tickets are $12 for Adults and $6 for Children (8-12). Make your reservations now. This affair is open to all parishioners their friends and family. Everyone is welcome. A Chinese Auction will be exhibited for you to purchase tickets to win the variety of items. Mary Ann Kachinko will be chairperson and all donated gifts will be certainly appreciated. Mark your calendar for this Parish Family Affair.