FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

30 08 2013

Saturday, August 31 – 4:00 PM
Barbara Cembrock – Katherine Lotrick

Sunday, September 1 – 8:30 AM
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, September 5 – 9;00 AM
Barbara Cembrock – Karen, Joe Olszyk & Carl Poviski

Saturday, September 7 – 4:00 PM BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
Mary Shebloski – Pauline Dougherty

Sunday, September 8 – 8:30AM BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

The 125th Anniversary Celebration of SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, Pa will be held Sunday,
October 27, 2013.
Information and ticket sale form is in the vestibule.

The Charlie Schulz Philosophy

(This is marvelous!! read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect)
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read this straight through and you’ll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
These are no second-rate achievers.
They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies…
Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile…
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!!
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
Easier?
The lesson:
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials… the most money…or the most awards.
They simply are the ones who care the most

‘Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.
It’s already tomorrow in Australia!’

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 31 – Sept. 7 by Helen Harnen in memory of her husband James Harnen, Sr.

DINNER: ST. MARY’S BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 320 Mifflin Ave, Scranton, Pa. will sponsor an International Dinner Club on Thursday, September 12, 2013 with seatings at 5:30 and 6:30pm. The price is only $25.00 per person. The menu starts with a Homemade Gazpacho Soup then Beef Braised in Red Wine, Roasted Potatoes with Red Onions. Moroccan Rice Pudding will be the dessert. Thank you for supporting our monthly International Dinners, we hope you have enjoyed them as much as we did and with that in mind, as an incentive for you to bring a friend or friends to join us here at the International Dinner , we would like to offer you $10.00 off your meal on any Dinner Club evening you bring a new customer(s). Thank you again and enjoy your meal.

RUMMAGE SALE: If you have any items to contribute to the Women’s Society Rummage sale, please bring them to the church or the hall. Any household items in good condition are accepted for the sale. Clothing will be accepted if they are in wearable condition and clean. Now is the time to get things together that you don’t want or need and contribute them to the sale to be held in the fall. Our thanks to Sonya Dempsey for her efforts and hours she spent removing the weeds from around the hall.
A shrub that was eaten by bug worms was taken down and new mulch was placed by a gentleman hired by Anna Magill. The cost for that project paid by the Women’s Society was $230. Plus the parish had to pay $150 to have all the other shrubs sprayed so that they would not be eaten and decayed.

CEMETERY: A bad episode happened in the cemetery. A very large old tree split and half lies across a few stones and the other half remains. Both parts must be cut and is a very difficult operation. The cost to solve this situation is $1200. It has to be done and a few head stones will have to be repaired at a cost. Your cemetery donations will help greatly for this solution. The lawn care is also $475 a month and a good job is being done with that care. Thank you in advance for your help.

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 25, 2013

27 08 2013

Saturday, August 24– 4:00 PM
Joseph Kosar – Mr. & Mrs. Robert Warner

Sunday, August 25 – 8:30AM
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Thursday, August 29 – 9:00
Leonard Lotrick – Wife Katherine Lotrick

Saturday, August 31– 4:00 PM- BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
Barbara Cembrock – Katherine Lotrick

Sunday, September 1– 8:30AM – BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week
August24- 31 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of her aunt Ann Cmiel.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Helen Youells for the bouquet of flowers this week in memory of her husband Sheldon and son John Youells. .

CONGRATULATIONS: Our best wishes are extend to Carl & Kathy Wasickanin who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently. God’s blessing for many more happy healthy years. Mnohya Lita!

NEW ALTAR CLOTHES: Our thanks to Father Volodymyr for bringing a set of new Altar cloths, at the cost of $400, back with him that were made in Ukraine. They are certainly beautiful and will be blessed after this Saturdays Divine Liturgy also a new wooden hand held cross to be used during the Lenten season.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale in the fall. All items such as household, linens, utensils, toys, baby clothes, furniture, etc are accepted is they are in good shape to sell. Bring items to the church, the hall or call one of the Society members to arrange for pick up.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Third Annual Rummage Sale of Saint Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, Penna. will be held at the American Legion Hall, (Raymond Henry Post #327) September 20 and 21st, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a,m, until 7:00 p.m. On Sunday September 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 . Address is 101 Willow Street/Lackawanna Ave. (across from the Bank) Free Parking in the lot next to Glinsky Funeral Home. Refreshments by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. More information contact Lauren Telep at WWW.stcyrils.maslar-online.com Rectory: Father Nestor Iwasis 570-489-2271 Varity of items at great prices!!!!





THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD AUGUST 18, 2013

27 08 2013

Saturday, August 17– 4:00 PM- DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
BLESSING OF FLOWERS – Myrovonia – Blessing of Holy Oil
Frank Dempsey – Becky Molecavage

Sunday, August 18 – 8:30AM – DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
BLESSING OF FLOWERS – Myrovonia – Blessing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, August 24– 4:00 PM
Joseph Kosar – Mr. & Mrs. Robert Warner

Sunday, August 25– 8:30AM – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 17 – 24 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Emily Kachinko Hilinski.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to James Bruce Fromel for the bouquet of flowers this week in memory of his father James Fromel birthday in heaven.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale in the fall. All items such as household, linens, utensils, toys, baby clothes, furniture, etc are accepted if they are in good shape to sell. Bring items to the church, the hall or call one of the Society members to arrange for pick up.

LUC MEETING : The North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet this Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Ezzyk’s Farm in Berwick. Outdoor Moleben Prayer Service “under the trees” at 2:30pm, business session at 3:00pm followed by traditional annual summer picnic. Main agenda items include membership renewal, the August 25th bus trip to the Ukrainian Festival in Horsham PA and the National Convention scheduled for October 4th to 6th in Cheektowaga /Buffalo, NY.
This is a family-oriented event in the beautiful mountains of Berwick. Come enjoy an afternoon of spiritual and social well-being including a generous buffet and Ezzyk’s famous fresh picked summer vegetables. All members and their families are invited. Clergy and new members warmly welcomed.
For additional information and directions, contact: Dorothy Jamula, President; your pastor; or any LUC member of the parish.





TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 11, 2013

27 08 2013

Saturday, August 10 – 4:00 PM
Barbara Cembrock – Mr. & Mrs. Bruno Makowski

Sunday, August 11 – 8:30AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, August 17 – 4:00 PM- DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
BLESSING OF FLOWERS – Myrovonia – Blessing of Holy Oil
Frank Dempsey – Becky Molecavage

Sunday, August 18 – 8:30AM DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
BLESSING OF FLOWERS – Myrovonia – Blessing of Holy Oil
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

The Dormition of the Mother of God is on Thursday, August 15th and will be celebrated at the 4:00 PM and 8:30 AM Divine Liturgy on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th Weekend. Flowers will be
Blessed at both Liturgies and Anointing of Holy oil – Myrovonia.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 10 – 17 by George Pryslak family in memory of Rose Toma.

VESTIBULE NEW LOOK: We hope all our parishioners are happy with the new carpeting in the vestibule. This was made possible by the Women’s Society donation of $1500 to have the floor covered. Our thanks to all the members of the Women’s Society for the work they do throughout the year. The Rummage Sale will be coming up again and this is how the organization raises the funds to buy necessary items for the Church. Please try to attend the Rummage sale and if you can, contribute any good items, it will be greatly appreciated.

LUC MEETING : The North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Ezzyk’s Farm in Berwick. Outdoor Moleben Prayer Service “under the trees” at 2:30pm, business session at 3:00pm followed by traditional annual summer picnic. Main agenda items include membership renewal, the August 25th bus trip to the Ukrainian Festival in Horsham PA and the National Convention scheduled for October 4th to 6th in Cheektowaga /Buffalo, NY.
This is a family-oriented event in the beautiful mountains of Berwick. Come enjoy an afternoon of spiritual and social well-being including a generous buffet and Ezzyk’s famous fresh picked summer vegetables. All members and their families are invited. Clergy and new members warmly welcomed.
For additional information and directions, contact: Dorothy Jamula, President; your pastor; or any LUC member of the parish.





ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST AUGUST 4, 2013

6 08 2013

Saturday, August 3 Transfiguration of Our Lord
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovonia – Blessing of Holy OIl
4:00 PM Frank Dempsey – Kim Demuzzio

Sunday, August 4 ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Transfiguration of Our Lord
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovonia – Blessing of Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, August 10
4:00 PM Barbara Cembrock – Mr. & Mrs. Bruno Makowaki

Sunday, August 11 TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

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 first0fruits of the earth. This custom was adopted by the Christian Church from the Old Testament which prescribed that fruit be brought to the Temple of the Lord. In the Book of Exodus we read: “You shall carry the first-fruits of the corn of your ground to the house of the Lord your God.”
The custom of blessing the first fruits in church was prescribed in the Canons of the Holy Apostles at the end of the third century. The Apostolic Constitutions of the fourth century have a prayer for the blessing of first fruits. The local Synod of Carthage in the forth sixth rule gave prescriptions concerning the first fruits that are brought to church. The Sixth Ecumenical Council spoke of the blessing of the firs fruits of grapes and wheat. In the Typicons century and in the Typicon of Evergetes Monastery of the tenth century no mention was made of the blessing of the vine, that is, grapes.
In Greece, in the month of August grapes and wheat, which are the more important fruits, reach their maturity, for this reason, the custom of blessing the grapesand ears of wheat in church on the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord prevailed there. In Rus-Ukraine, grapes of the vine were replaced by apples and other fruits.

SANCTUARYLIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 3 – 10 by Helen Harnen in memory of her mother Anastasia Demchak.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is request to burn for the month of August by Ilaria Roman in memory of her parents Stanley & Helen Roman and sister Elaine Roman Makowski.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale in the fall. Now is the time to start packing things that are no longer useful to you and donate them to the sale. Bring items to the church or call one of the Society members to arrange for pick up.

BUS TRIP to “TRYZUB” 22nd ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL : The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics is sponsoring a bus trip to the 22nd Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival at the Ukrainian American Sport Center – “Tryzub” – in Horsham, PA on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Seven seats are still available for the trip to this Festival. For reservations contact Janina Everett in Berwick; Andrew Jamula in the Wilkes-Barre area; Paul Ewasko in the Scranton area

CHICKEN DINNER: Saint Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, Pa., will sponsor a TAKE-OUT ONLY CHICKEN DINNER on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Pickup from 4 pm. – 7 p.m., at the hall entrance in the rear of the church building. One price only: $9 per dinner. Take-out only. Advance orders only: call ANNE . Last day to pre-order is August 4.