PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

29 09 2012

Saturday, September 29 PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
4:00 PM Anointing of Holy Oil (Myrovania)
Dolores Dubik – Respenski Family

Sunday, September 30 PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
8:30AM EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Anointing of Holy Oil (Myrovania)
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Thursday, October 4
9:00 AM Dolores Dubik – Berria Jordzalla & Elizabeth Skrapita

Saturday, October 6
4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, October 7
8:30AM NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

The Feast of the Patronage of the Most Holy Mother of God
The chief motive that led to the institution of this feast was a vision granted to St. Andrew, the Fool for Christ, When the Saracens besieged the capital of Constantinople.
The people, terror-stricken, gathered in the church of the Most Holy Mother of God at Blachernae where her mantle was preserved, and there they held an all-night prayer vigil. The greatly distressed people filled the church to overflowing. Among the gathering were St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, both of who also prayed for the protection of the city. After the service, St. Andrew saw the Most Holy Mother of God in radiant light as she was approaching from the royal doors (a name the Greeks gave to the main doors of the church) in the company of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Theologian and amid the singing of a great choir of Saints. The Mother of God proceeded toward the altar were she knelt down and prayed long, shedding tears. Afterwards she arose, removed from her head a luminous veil, and stretched it out wide over the people in church. Then she disappeared. St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, saw the vision and understood that the Mother of God came to rescue the city. News of this miracle spread throughout the whole city like a flash of lightning. The enemy retreated and the city
was saved.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light was requested to burn this week
September 29 – October 6 by Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Dombroski.

RUMMAGE – FLEA MARKET SALE: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale Friday, Oct. 19, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Saturday, Oct. 20 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You can bring yours donations of items to Church. A bake sale will also be available and the Women’s Society is asking all the parishioners to participate if they can to donate homemade baked goods. Your generous donations are really appreciated. Food will be served consisting of homemade piggies, whimpies, hot dogs, etc. Come and enjoy a shopping trip with a little lunch and some great baked desserts.

PRAY THE ROSARY: Before the 4:00 PM Divine Liturgy in the month of October the Rosary to the Blessed Mother will be recited. All Parishioners should please join in with the responses.

LUC CONVENTION: If anyone is interested in attending any of the LUC Convention functions, please contact Geri Kolotelo, Catherine Halloway or Ann Beshada. The Banquet is on Saturday, Oct. 13th and the price is $40 with a cash bar.
Other scheduled events are available on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST CONCEPTION OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SEPTEMBER 23, 2012

21 09 2012

Saturday, Sept. 22
4:00 PM William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, Sept. 23 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

NO DIVINE– PRIEST RETREAT
Father Volodymyr will be attending the priest retreat this Monday September 24th to Thursday, September 27th. In case of an emergency please contact Ann at 829-4202.

Saturday, Sept. 29 PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM Dolores Dubik – Respenski Family

Sunday, Sept. 30 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES FOR MANY MORE YEARS OF SPIRITUALITY AND WORSHIP TO TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD UCC IN NANTICOKE, PA ON THEIR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND.

THE CONCEPTION OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Among all the saints whom the Eastern Church venerates, St. John the Baptist holds a unique place. He alone, of all the Saints, except for the Mother of God, has a feast honoring his Conception, and another honoring his Nativity. The great esteem he enjoys in the Eastern Church is evident from the fact that during the Church Year as many as six feasts are celebrated in his honor: The feasts of his Conception, Nativity, Beheading, the First, Second and Third Finding of his Head, and the Synaxis following the feast of the Theophany.
Among all holy persons of the Old Testament, St. John the Baptist is especially outstanding, especially because he stands on the border of two testaments: the Old and the New. He closes the doors on the prophets and opens them to the Apostles. He is not only a prophet, but also a precursor of Christ, a Baptizer and a martyr.
Before he was born, an angel of the Lord predicted to his father Zachary, “He shall be great before the Lord.” (Luke 1,15) And indeed, he was great for his holy life, authentic teaching, and heroic death. Jesus Christ himself acclaimed him as,
”a burning and shining light.” (John 5,35).
The life of John the Baptist was an unbroken chain of sacrifice and penance. He preached to the people new doctrines never proclaimed before: a Baptism of Repentance, the Nearness of the Kingdom of God, the Presence among them of Jesus, Their Messiah and Savior. John Baptized Jesus in the river Jordan and later pointed him out as the “Lamb of God.” (John 1,36)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 22 –
29 by Mike and Dolores Sinko in memory of parents John & Helen Kurkoski.

RUMMAGE – FLEA MARKET: The Women’s Society will hold their Rummage Sale at the Church Hall on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20th.
Items are being collected for the sale. If you have any linens, kitchen utensils, knick knacks, window curtains, etc. please bring to the church or contact one of the members to help pick up your items. Your donations will be greatly appreciated. A bake sale will also be available and if any of our great bakers or dessert makers would like to contribute to this sale this would be a big help to the Women’s Society.

COUNCIL MEETING: At the last Parish Council meeting many projects were discussed.
In the month of October the Women’s Society will sponsor the annual Rummage Sale. The month of November is the lottery tickets and hopefully all the parishioners will purchase at least 5 tickets. December will be the making of Pyrohy’s. And with this project a lot of help is needed. Please if you can possibly put in any amount of hours to come and lend a hand at this project it will be greatly appreciated. Without the help we cannot do these fund raisers.
In January the annual Holy Supper will be held in the Church Hall on Sunday, January 6th. In the past this affair has been really enjoyable – let’s try to make it a little better this time.





THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS SEPTEMBER 16, 2012

21 09 2012

Saturday, September 15 – 4:00 PM  God’s Blessings for Good Health on Nancy Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania Halloway Drake – The Halloway Family

Sunday, September 16 – 8:30 AM THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania God’s Blessings and Good Health for all
Parishioners
Thursday, September 20
9:00 AM Dolores Dubik – Husband John and Family

Saturday, September 22
4:00 PM William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, September 23
8:30AM SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all Parishioners.

Everyone is Welcome to attend the Anniversary Divine Liturgy at Holy Transfiguration Church in Nanticoke at 2:00 PM Sunday September 23. Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will be the main Celebrant with 12 clergy.

Father Volodymyr will be attending the Clergy Retreat Monday, September 24th to Thursday 27t . If any emergency please call Ann Beshada 829-4202. Funerals will have to be after the 27th.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week September 15 – 22 by Bruce Fromel in memory of His parents James & Julia Fromel.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to John Dubik & family whose wife Dolores was called to her eternal rest. May she rest in peace. Vichnaya Paymat!

UKRAINIAN HOMESTEAD: On Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton, PA will host their annual Potato Bake and Pork Roast. Grounds will be open at 1 p.m., with the traditional Buffet from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy reminiscing with old friends, make new friends, even make your own baked potato, and remember to leave room for the delicious varieties of pork that will be ready after 4 p.m. An admission fee of $20/person or $10/child under 12 years of age includes the buffet, baked potatoes, pork and music/dancing into the evening. For more information, directions or room reservations, call 610-377-4621 or visit http://www.ukrhomestead.com.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Our best wishes for a belated 90th Birthday Greetings to Mary Ambrose who celebrated her day on September 4th. God’s blessing for good health on you Mary.

RUMMAGE – FLEA MARKET: Items are being collected for the Fall Rummage –Flea Market Sale that will be held October 19 and 20th. If you have items to donate you can bring them to the church on Saturday or Sunday or notify one of the members of the Women’s Society.

NOVEMBER LOTTERY: Lottery tickets for the month of November are available. Your cooperation in buying and selling the tickets will be greatly appreciated.





SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 9, 2012

6 09 2012

Saturday,September 8 – 4:00 PM- THE NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
For all the souls in Purgatory

Sunday, September 9 – 8:30AM THE NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Thursday, September 13 – 9:00 AM
Anna Kachinko – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Saturday, September 15 – 4:00 PM EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessings for Godd Health on Nancy Halloway Drake
Halloway Family

Sunday, September 16 – 8:30AM EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

RUMMAGE – FLEA MARKET: Items are being collected for the Fall Rummage –Flea Market Sale that will be held October 19 and 20th. If you have items to donate you can bring them to the church on Saturday or Sunday or notify one of the members of the Women’s Society.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 8 – 15 by George Pryslak and family in memory of John & Anna Klem.

NEW GLASS PANES: New glass panes have been installed in the front of the church. The glass in front of the stained glass Rose Window and over the stained glass of the Transit window over the main doors. Thanks to Anna Bosack’s generous donation that paid for the Rose Window glass and to Dorothy Wujcik for her donation of $200 to help cover the cost of the Transit window that cost $320. The old glass was very discolored and needed replacement.

MEETING: The Women’s Society will convene with their monthly meetings on Tuesday, September 11 – 6:30 PM at the Church Hall. President Anna Magill will preside. All members are encouraged to please attend.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 70 Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville, PA. Members are urged to attend this important meeting to continue planning for the National Convention to be held on October 12th to 14th at the Ramada Inn, Wilkes-Barre. Everyone’s participation is requested! For additional information contact: Dorothy Jamula, President at 822-5354

LOTTERY TICKETS: Mike Sinko announced that a new set of Lottery tickets has been made for the month of November. Please try to do your part in purchasing and trying to sell a few. This is our only fund-raiser that we ask for your donations.





FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Beheading of John the Baptist SEPTEMBER 2, 2012

4 09 2012

Saturday, September 1 – 4:00 PM
God’s Blessing for good Health for Mary Lou Pinaha – Ann Beshada

Sunday, September 2 – 8:30 AM
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, September 6 – 9:00 AM
For the Souls in Purgatory

Saturday, Nativity of the Theotokos – September 8 – 4:00 PM
For the souls in Purgatory

Sunday, September 9- 8:30AM
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

DIVINE LITURGIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REQUESTS OF DECEASED, IN HONOR OF OR GOOD HEALTH.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 1 –
Sept. 8 by Charles Drazba & Family in memory of Ann Drazba.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is requested to burn for all Church Services in the month of September by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her parents Anna & Louis Kolotelo.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINING: The Parish Council will meet on Friday, September 7th in the Church Hall – 6:30 PM. All members are urged to attend.

LOTTERY TICKETS: Mike Sinko announced that he has the new lottery tickets for the month of November. If you can possibly take a few to sell it would be greatly appreciated. All parishioners are urged to purchase at least 5 tickets. This is a fundraiser for the parish to help get things done in the Church that needs to be done. Please try to cooperate with this project. Thank You…

FOOD SALES: SS Cyril & Methodius Church Warren St. & First Ave., Berwick, PA will sponsor a food sale on Saturday Sept. 15th. Halupki $1.50 ea., Halushki $4.00 a quart, Veg./Beef or Chicken Noodle soup $6.00 a quart. Pick up time 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Call Shirley at 752-4701 to place your orders. Orders must be made ahead of time by September 9th.. ALSO: 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.