THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 26, 2012

23 08 2012

Saturday, August 25 -4:00 PM
Andrew Beshada – Wife Ann Beshada

Sunday, August 26 – 8:30 AM
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, August 30 – 9:00 AM
Special Intention for the souls in Purgatory

Saturday, September 1 – 4:00 PM
Beheading of John the Baptist
Mary Lou Pinaha God’s Blessings for good health – Ann Beshada

Sunday, September 2 – 8:30AM
Beheading of John the Baptist
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

Please remember if you have any mortal sins you must go to confession before you take Holy Communion.

Divine Liturgies are available for your intentions. Please use the envelopes in the vestibule or call Father for your request.

RUMMAGE SALE: The annual Rummage Sale Sponsored by Women’s Society will be held sometime in October. Bring all of your items to the church on Sat. or Sun. or at the hall on Monday’s. Any items you may have to donate to the sale will be greatly appreciated.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 25 – September 1 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Emily Helinski.

SS CYRIL & METHODIUS UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: A “Shop for the Holidays Craft Sale” will be sponsored by SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church 706 Warren Street, Berwick PA Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Vendors/crafters please contact Janina after 5:00 PM for details at 570-759-2824 or email – yankapysanky@yahoo.com. Lunch will be served at 11:00 AM – Ethnic foods and baked goods.

HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: A Centennial Celebration will be held at Transfiguration Of Our Lord UCC, Nanticoke, PA On Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 Divine Liturgy will be at 2:00 PM and following the Liturgy a Banquet will be at the Church Hall. Tickets are $40 and cash bar. Reservations are requested and must be in by August 31st. Please call Arlene Jennings 735-8497 for your reservations.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: Only a few more hundred dollars’ worth of the gift certificates that can be used at the Plymouth Hometown Market is still available. If you shop for food you can use these certificates as cash. They come in denominations of $5, $10, & $20. Saturday, see Ann Beshada and for Sunday attendance, Louise Hubiack will have them available. Please try to cooperate with this fund raiser. Thank you to all who have purchased them.

LUC MEETING: The regular meeting for the LUC North Anthracite Council will be held this Sunday, August 26th at Ezek’s Farm. Moleben service will be at 2:00 PM and refreshments to follow. Members and guests are welcome.

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TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 19, 2012

21 08 2012

Saturday, August 18 – 4:00 PM
Elaine Makowski – Regina Youshak

Sunday, August 19 – 8:30 AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, August, 23 – 9:00 AM
Anna Jones – Arlene Jones

Saturday, August 25 – 4:00 PM
Andrew Beshada – Wife Anna Beshada

Sunday, August 26 – 8:30AM
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week
Augus18 – 25 by Rita Rentko in memory of her husband Steven Rentko.

FLOWERS: A new chart is available to request your bouquets of for the altar.
Flowers are a beautiful way to remember your loved ones or in honor of someone. The bouquets are $25, $30, etc. According to the size you wish to request.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: We do not like to sound like a broken record, but the gift certificates that can be used at the Plymouth Hometown Market are still available. I am sure more of you parishioners shop at the Market and we have many dollars’ worth of Certificates for you to purchase. If you shop for food you can use these certificates as cash. They come in denominations of $5, $10, & $20. Saturday, see Ann Beshada and for Sunday attendance, Louise Hubiack will have them available. Please try to cooperate with this fund raiser. Thank you to all who have purchased them.

HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: A Centennial Celebration will be held at Transfiguration Of Our Lord UCC, Nanticoke, PA On Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 Divine Liturgy will be at 2:00 PM and following the Liturgy a Banquet will be at the Church Hall. Tickets are $40 and cash bar. Reservations are requested and must be in by August 31st. Please call Arlene Jennings 735-8497 for your reservations.

LUC Convention: The National Convention of the League of Ukrainian Catholics is fast approaching. It will take place on the weekend of October 12 thru 14, 2012 at the Ramada Inn, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the North Anthracite Council, all League members, parishioners and friends are cordially invited to attend what promises to be a rich experience spiritually and socially. The 3day schedule includes general session, workshops, religious services, meals, entertainment, sightseeing, etc. Registration deadline is September 15, 2012. For detailed information contact Ann Beshada at 570 829-4202 or via email at luc2012wb@gmail.com.
The regular meeting for the North Anthracite Council will be held on Sunday, August 26th at Ezek’s Farm. Moleben service will be at 2:00 PM and refreshments to follow.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Father Popyk would appreciate and thank you if when you approach to receive Holy Communion – to please come close to him with your hands crossed over your chest (do not make the sign of the cross until after you receive). Tip your head back and do not close your eyes. The purpose is so that the Communion Bread does not fall on the floor. When he has to stretch out to distribute the Communion to the participant it can easily fall off the spoon.





ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 12, 2012

15 08 2012

Saturday, August 11 – 4:00 PM
Elaine Makowski – Stephen Kozich

Sunday, August 12 – 8:30AM
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Wednesday, August 15 – 8:30 AM
THE DORMITION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Holy Day of Obligation-Anointing of Holy Oil & Myrovania
Blessing of Flowers

Thursday, August 16 – 9:00 AM
General Intention

Saturday, August 18 – 4:00 PM
Elaine Makowski – Regina Youshak

Sunday, August 19 – 8:30AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

DIVINE LITURGIES: Many openings are available for your special requests to have a Divine Liturgy in memory of, in honor of or any special occasion. Please use the envelope in the vestibule for your requests.

August 15th – The Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This feast commemorates the happy death of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her death was so calm and free from pains and remorse’s that it seemed to be a “sleep.”
It is an article of faith that the Blessed Mother of our Savior was taken body and soul into heaven upon her death. Although the Blessed Virgin really died and her soul was separated from her body, the latter, however, was preserved from corruption and shortly afterwards was reunited to her soul. Thus the Blessed Virgin entered heaven with a glorified body and soul.
It is a matter of dispute whether our Lady died at Jerusalem or Ephesus where she was supposed to have lived with Saint John. Two cities claim to be the place of her departure. Since the feast of the “Assumption” or “Falling Asleep” of our Lady had been kept in Ephesus even in the first century, it is probable that the Mother of God completed her earthly life in that city of Asia Minor.
Neither do we know how many years after Christ’s death the Blessed Virgin remained on earth. Some writers affirm that she died at the age of seventy-two, that is, twenty two years after our Lord’s death.
The feast itself was introduced in the second or third century, for Pope Gelasius I (492-496), calls it very old in one of his letters. In the fifth century it spread to the whole Church.
After the Divine Liturgy the priest blesses the flowers, which the people bring to the church. After the sprinkling and blessing they take them home, using them in various ways as a blessed thing.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 11 – 18 by Helene Sirak in memory of her husband Michael Sirak.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: Wednesday, August 15th is the FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD. This is a Holy Day of Obligation and the custom of Blessing Flowers. Anointing of Holy Oil Myrovania will be after the Blessing of flowers. Please keep this holy day by attending the Divine Liturgy. Father Popyk will be happy to see many for this Feast Day.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH invites the public to a “Taste of the Parish,” this Sunday, August 12, 2012, from 12PM to 6PM, at the church hall and festival grounds, located at the corner of Bliss and Center Streets, in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the parishioners who are in Nursing facilities, Hospitals and at home. Especially for Dolores Dubik wife of John Dubik, she has been hospitalized and possibly going to John Heinz. They need our prayers for God to help and keep them in His care.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: The gift certificates that can be used at the Plymouth Hometown Market are still available. If you shop for food you can use these certificates as cash. They come in denominations of $5, $10, & $20. Saturday, see Ann Beshada and for Sunday attendance, Louise Hubiack will have them available. Please try to cooperate with this fund raiser.





TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 5, 2012

4 08 2012

Saturday, Aug. 4
4:00 PM Mary T. & John Pryslak – George Pryslak Family

Sunday, Aug. 5 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Monday, August 6 THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR
8:30 AM LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
BLESSING OF FRUIT
Thursday, August 9
9:00 AM Special Intention for all the souls in Purgatory
Saturday, Aug. 11
4:30 PM Elaine Makowski – Stephen Kozich

Sunday, Aug. 12 ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

WELCOME FATHER VOLODYMYR POPYK and FAMILY TO OUR PARISH FAMILY. May God bless you with good health, happiness and spiritual guidance as you serve the parishioners of SS Peter & Paul Church. We welcome you as our new administrator. Mnohaya I Blahaya Lita!

DIVINE LITURGIES: Many openings are available for your special requests to have a Divine Liturgy in memory of, in honor of or any special occasion. Please use the envelope in the vestibule for your requests. Thank you.

In the future if a Holy Day should fall on a Monday
the Feast will be celebrated on the Sunday before the Feast.

THE BLESSING OF FRUIT
On this day, in the Ukrainian Rite, fruits are blessed.
It is a pious custom whereby the people express their
gratitude to God for the crops of the fields.
The Event of the Transfiguration August 6th
On the 6th of August, our Church celebrated the feast of the glorious Transfiguration of the Lord. The purpose of this feast is to celebrate that glorious event in the life of Jesus Christ, the Transfiguration, which some of the holy Fathers call the second Theophany.
The significance of this event is evident from the fact that three evangelists – Matthew, Mark and Luke – recorded it.
Originally, the feast of the Transfiguration was observed in February. However, since this joyful feast fell during the time of the Great Fast, its celebration was not in keeping with the spirit of fasting and penance. Therefore, it was transferred to the 6th of August.
The feast of the Transfiguration is one of the twelve principal feasts of our Church, having a one-day pre-feast and a seven-day post-feast.
This feast falls during that time when the fruits of the earth reach maturity. From the earliest times in the Eastern Church, on this day fruit is blessed in thanksgiving to God for the first fruits of the earth.
The custom of blessing the first fruits in church was prescribed in the Cannons of the Holy Apostles at the end of the third century. Spiritual joy, admiration for the majesty of Christ, power, splendor, and the glorification of his Divinity radiate from the services of this feast.
The main theme and true purpose of the feast of the Transfiguration is profoundly dogmatic: it is the profession and the glorification of Christ’s Divinity.
In the Matins of the pre-feast we read: “Come, let us go forth up to the mountain and with faith we shall see the glorious Transfiguration of the Lord. Let us faithfully worship him and cry out: ‘You alone are God, who became incarnate and deified human kind.’”
Having before her eyes the glory of the Divinity of Christ, holy Church calls upon her faithful to go forth in spirit to the mountain of Tabor and be witnesses to this transfiguration: “Come, let us go to the mountain of the Lord, into the house of our God, and let us witness the glory of his Transfiguration, the glory as of the only-begotten Son of the Father. Let us receive light from light and being raised aloft in spirit, let us glorify the Trinity One Substance, forever.”
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SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week August 4 – 11 by Paul & Marion Rose for Special Intention.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is requested to burn for all services in the month of August by Ilaria Roman in memory of Stanley, Helen and Thomas Roman & Elaine Roman Makowski.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: The gift certificates that can be used at the Plymouth Hometown Market are being sold in our parish to make a few dollars profit. If you shop for food you can use these certificates as cash. They come in denominations of $5, $10, & $20. Saturday, see Ann Beshada and for Sunday attendance, Louise Hubiack will have them available. Please try to cooperate with this fund raiser.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH invites the public to a “Taste of the Parish,” August 12, 2012, from 12PM to 6PM, at the church hall and festival grounds, located at the corner of Bliss and Center Streets, in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke. Transfiguration Church is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this September, and the Taste of the Parish is the culmination of cultural and spiritual activities that have taken place throughout the year. Food will include a sampler platter of potato pancakes; pierogies; halushki; halupki; borscht; and kielbasa sliders. Beverage & dessert are included. Tickets are being pre-sold at $10. (Cost at the door is $12). The afternoon will also feature bingo, a basket raffle, and children’s games. Call 824-4603 for more information.

COOK BOOKS: The Parishioners of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Lyon, PA have completed a cookbook of 300 favorite recipes. The book is available for $10.00. Please contact Debbie at 736-6908 or Ann 735-5622.