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.


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