SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 30, 2012

27 12 2012

Saturday, Dec. 29
4:00 PM Metro Carpa – Charles Drazba & Family

Sunday, Dec. 30 SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD
4:00 PM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Frank Dempsey – Michael Kane
Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania

Thursday, Jan. 3
9:00 AM Mary Tomasik – Mary Ann & Donna Kachinko
Saturday, Jan. 5 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD – Blessing of Holy Water
4:00 PM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Helen Rundle – Mary Ann Kachinko
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

Sunday, Jan. 6 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
5:00 PM Ukrainian Holy Supper – Christmas Eve .

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec.29 –Jan. 5 by Paul & Dolores Hoover in memory of her mother Anna Soppeck.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Our thanks to John Jacob Stritzinger for his participation in carrying the Baby Jesus to the Manger. God’s Blessings on all who helped in any way to make our Christmas Nativity and tree so beautiful.

UKRAINIAN HOLY SUPPER: Please sign in for the attendance at the Ukrainian Holy Supper on Sunday, January 6th in the church hall. All parishioners are welcome to join in this Parish Family gathering. The time is set for 5:00 PM and if your cover dish needs heating, try to bring the dish earlier. Please be present to celebrate this affair.
ENVELOPES: If you could possibly distribute envelopes to anyone you know, please help in this matter. Sometimes the parishioner is unable to attend Divine Liturgy but would like to have their envelopes. Any one in your neighborhood or family, try to make sure they get their envelopes. Thank You…If any envelopes are not picked up or used during the year the name will be removed from the Church files.

THANKS: Through the year, many of the parishioners have volunteered for various projects. The services that you so willingly provide is greatly appreciated – whether it be the cleaning of the Church, snow removal on the sidewalks, being there for funerals to open and arrange the necessary bells etc., working at our fund-raising projects, choir singing and any other service that is connected to the Church duties. Your volunteer hours keep us in good running – Keep up the good work with God’s Blessings. We cannot forget to also thank the few non-parishioners who come in to help with our Pyrohy Projects. Thanks to all for all you do. May God grant you a wonderful year 2013.

MALANKA – Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Ukrainian New Year 9th Annual Dinner Dance –is scheduled for Friday evening, January 11, 2013 from 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, Scranton. The festive evening will include a generous Ukrainian and American dinner buffet catered by Paul Wanas of Accentuate Caterers, cash bar, complimentary bubbly toast and dancing to the internationally known Ukrainian orchestra “Fata Morgana”. Attractive door prizes will also be awarded.
Tickets are $40.00 per person. For reservations or additional information contact Ann Beshada at 829-4202
BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please call Father Volodymyr at 735-2262 or place your name and address in the collection basket. Father would like to bless everyone’s home if you so desire. This is the Priest Pastoral duties to visit all parishioners so if you see Father at your door, don’t be surprised.

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SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS DECEMBER 23, 2012

24 12 2012

Saturday, Dec. 22
4:00 PM Larry Wujick – Mother Dorothy Wujcik

Sunday, Dec. 23 SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – HOLY ANCESTORS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Monday, December 24 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE – VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS – 6:00 PM
Znamy Boh – Compline Litia Service – Divine Liturgy –
Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day – NATIVITY OF OUR LORD – 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Dec. 26 SYNOXIS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
9:00 AM Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania
Mary Tomasik (40thday) Ron & Rosemarie Kachink

Thursday, Dec. 27 ST. STEPHEN, PROTOMARTYR
9:00 AM Frank Dempsey –Diane Janik

Saturday, Dec. 29
4:00 PM Metro Carpa – Charles Drazba & Family
Sunday, Dec. 30 SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Schedule for Transfiguration of Our Lord Christmas Divine Liturgies:
Monday, Dec. 24 – 9:00 PM – Tuesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day 10:30 AM

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 22 – 29 by Anna Beshada in memory of her mother Mary Conniff.

ENVELOPES: Your 2013 Church envelopes are available. Please use your envelopes to be credited in the Church Data Base. Your generous contributions is what will make the Church function and continue to progress. As you know the cost of all utilities are rising and rising and it does take money to furnish the parishioners with heat, air conditioning, water and all the necessities for keeping the Church going. If there is any change of address or telephone please put it on your envelopes so the data can be updated. If you can deliver envelopes to your friends, family or neighbors, please help to distribute them. Thank you. Do not use until the New Year.

BUILDING & IMPROVEMENT FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to our church Building & Improvement Fund in memory of Frank Dempsey: Helen Youells, Mark & Mary Ellen Jayne, Michael & Dolores Sinko, Charles Drazba, Mary Oshirak, The Halloways,

HOLY SUPPER: The Ukrainian Holy Supper will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the Church Hall at 5:00 PM. Please, if you intend to participate, place your name and the item you wish to contribute. Any dish that is meat free is acceptable. Try to be part of this nice tradition and be in attendance. If you do not wish to prepare a dish, a monetary gift would help. The fish and pyrohy’s will be provided. Come and join in your Parish Family.

THANKS: Our thanks to all those who came out on Tuesday evening to assemble the Nativity. We are grateful we still have people who can help with this beautiful Christmas Nativity and tree. God’s blessings of joy and happiness to all of you.





SUNDAY OF THE FOREFATHERS DECEMBER 16, 2012

20 12 2012

Saturday, Dec. 15
4:00 PM Anna Carpa – Charles Drazba & Family

Sunday, Dec. 16 SUNDAY OF THE FOREFATHERS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Dec. 20
9:00 AM Frank Dempsey – Grandchildren

Saturday, Dec. 22
4:00 PM Larry Wujick- Mother Dorothy Wujcik

Sunday, Dec, 23 SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Monday, December 24 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE – VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS – 6:00 PM
Znamy Boh – Compline Litia Service – Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day – NATIVITY OF OUR LORD – 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 15 – 22 by George Prylak & Family in memory of George Klem.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Mary Ann Kachinko & Family for 2 Bouquets of flowers this week in memory of Helen Rundle and Sandy Elko.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere Sympathy to the family of Frank Dempsey who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal. VICHNAYA PAYMAT!

HOLY SUPPER: Just a reminder that the annual Holy Supper will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the Church Hall at 5:00 PM. It will be a nice gathering again for all parishioners to attend and enjoy the Ukrainian Holy Supper. This is a cover dish affair and all meatless dishes are to be served. A list will be posted in the vestibule next week and we are asking all who plan to attend to please write the dish you wish to contribute. The fish and pyrohy’s will be provided. Mark your calendar and please try to be present for this lovely affair.

MALANKA – Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Ukrainian New Year 9th Annual Dinner Dance –is scheduled for Friday evening, January 11, 2013 from 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, Scranton. The festive evening will include a generous Ukrainian and American dinner buffet catered by Paul Wanas of Accentuate Caterers, cash bar, complimentary bubbly toast and dancing to the internationally known Ukrainian orchestra “Fata Morgana”. Attractive door prizes will also be awarded.
Tickets are $40.00 per person. For reservations or additional information contact Ann Beshada at 829-4202

NATIVITY SET UP: The preparation of the Nativity set up will be held this Sunday, Dec. 16th at 1:30 PM. If you can possibly lend a hand with this project please come and pitch in for this beautiful season.





TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST CONCEPTION OF SAINT ANN DECEMBER 9, 2012

20 12 2012

Saturday, Dec. 8 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA
4:00 PM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Theodore Soppeck – Dolores & Paul Hoover

Sunday, Dec. 9 TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Thursday, Dec. 14
9:00 AM Mary Tomasak – Bobby & Kathy Kachinko

Saturday, Dec. 15
4:00 PM Anna Carpa – Charles Drazba & Family

Sunday, Dec. 16 SUNDAY OF THE FOREFATHERS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

CONCEPTION BY ST. ANN WHEN SHE CONCEIVED THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
December 8
Against all hope, the bonds of barrenness are loosed. For, God has hearkened unto Joachim and Anna clearly promising that they would bear a godly maiden. He who commanded the angel to cry out to her, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you,” will be born of her, the infinite One Himself, becoming man.
According to the ancient tradition of the Church, since Saint Anna, the Ancestor of God, was barren, she and her husband Joachim remained without children until old age. Therefore, sorrowing over their childlessness, they besought God with a promise that, if He were to grant them the fruit of the womb, they would offer their offspring to Him as a gift. And God, hearkening to their supplication, informed them through an Angel concerning the birth of the Virgin. And thus, through God’s promise, Anna conceived according to the laws of nature, and was deemed worthy to become the mother of the Mother of our Lord.

The Real Meaning of Christmas
Two thousand years ago the King of Kings was born.
‘The Lamb of God’ later made to feel the thorn,
If his words are accepted and not scorned,
They will make us all reborn.

Though God’s grace, Joseph and Mary presented
A gift to the world that day, which we can all repay,
by living the ten commandments each and every day.

Try to remember and keep in your heart and mind
Jesus’ gospel while here on Earth,
Redemption not a life lived in constant mirth.
Peace on Earth, good will toward man
Everyone should try it, whenever they can.

The Lord gave us the option and choice of ‘free will,’
Now it’s up to us to fit the bill.

So when you’re Christmas shopping for family and friends,
and money is tight at both ends,
Remember that the greatest gift of all,
Is your love of Jesus in the manger stall.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles that will burn on all services for the month of December is requested by Albert Piston in memory of Parents Michael & Jennie Piston.

CONFESSIONS: Father Volodymyr invites you to go to Confession for the Holy Season. Father is available before Divine Liturgies on Saturday and Sundays. If you want to go to confession please stand near the confessional.

PYROHY PROJECT: Many thanks are extended to the parishioners who came out to make pyrohy’s and a special thanks to all the NON-PARISHIONERS who volunteered to help us with this project, if they did not come to help we could not have done the job. It is sad to say that this project will be something of the past if we do not get the help needed. Our thanks to Geri Kolotelo and C & C Halloway for their monetary donation for the Pyrohy project and to those who donated cakes and goodies. A Special thanks to Walter Glogowski for the delicious soup he made to serve us for lunch.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Christmas Party for the Women’s Society will be held this Sunday, December 9th at 1:00 PM in the Church Hall.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Our best wishes to Helen Youells who celebrated her 93 Birthday November 29th . Many more Happy Healthy Years.

HOLY SUPPER: Just a reminder that the annual Holy Supper will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the Church Hall. Sign in for your cover dish or monetary donation.





TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DECEMBER 2, 2012

20 12 2012

Saturday, Dec. 1
4:00 PM Andrew Beshada – Ann Beshada

Sunday, Dec. 2 TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Dec. 6 THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS (SOLEMN)
9:00 AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Mary Tomasik – Rita Rentko

Saturday, Dec. 8 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Theodore Soppeck – Dolores & Paul Hoover

Sunday, Dec. 9 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

MALANKA – Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Ukrainian New Year 9th Annual Dinner Dance –is scheduled for Friday evening, January 11, 2013 from 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, Scranton. The festive evening will include a generous Ukrainian and American dinner buffet catered by Paul Wanas of Accentuate Caterers, cash bar, complimentary bubbly toast and dancing to the internationally known Ukrainian orchestra “Fata Morgana”. Attractive door prizes will also be awarded.
Tickets are $40.00 per person. For reservations or additional information contact Ann Beshada at 829-4202

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Dec. 1 – 8 by Arlene Jones for a Special Intention.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Anna Magill for her donation of flowers for this week in memory of Donald Magill.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks go to Mike & Helen Kowalick for their donation of $100 to the Parish Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Priscilla Kowalick.

PYROHY PROJECT: The schedule for the Pyrohy project is Monday, Dec. 3 – 10:00 AM to prepare the ingredients and Tuesday, Dec. 4 – 8:00 AM to make the pyrohy’s. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Do hope to see many of you there.
THANKS: We wish to thank Joe and Ann Marie Onderko for their monetary donation toward the pyrohy project. We greatly appreciated your generosity.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: A few of the members of the Women’s Society and 3 of our men parishioners gathered together Wednesday to clean our church hall. It was given a very good scrubbing. Thanks to those who came out to help.
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY for the Women’s Society will be held in the church hall on Sunday, December the 9th at 1:00 PM. Members who did not sign up to attend; please contact Anna Magill at 696-1473.

HOLY SUPPER: Just a reminder that the annual Holy Supper will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the Church Hall. It will be a nice gathering again for all parishioners to attend and enjoy the Ukrainian Holy Supper. This is a cover dish affair and all meatless dishes are to be served. A list will be posted in the vestibule next week and we are asking all who plan to attend to please write the dish you wish to contribute. The fish and pyrohy’s will be provided. Mark your calendar and please try to be present for this lovely affair.