NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST THE PROTECTION OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

30 09 2013

Saturday, September 28 – 4:00 PM
THE PROTECTION OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Frank Dempsey – Paul & Sheila Kern

Sunday, September 29 – 8:30AM
THE PROTECTION OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, October 3– 9:00 AM
Barbara Cembrock – Judy Forlenza

Saturday, October 5 – 4:00 PM
Veronica Navroth – Donna Kachinko

Sunday, October 6– 8:30AM
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Feast of the Patronage of the Holy Mother of God
October 1st

CEMETERY DONATION: We wish to thank Gloria Dran Elston for her donation of $100 toward the tree damage removal. Her generous donation is greatly appreciated.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week September 29 – October 5 by Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Dombrowski.

THE SHROUD OF TURIN: At our parish council meeting Father Volodymyr reported that the Archbishop approved for the Shroud of Turin to be exhibited in our parish, SS Peter & Paul, UCC in Plymouth, PA. The replica of the Shroud will be displayed from March 2 to March 15, 2014. The first meeting of the committee of the Shroud will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013 in the church hall at 6:30 PM. Anyone interested in participating in this wonderful and religious event is welcome to attend the meetings.

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

RUMMAGE SALE: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring their Rummage Sale Friday. Saturday and Sunday, October 18, 19 & 20th. You still have time to contribute if you have any items for this sale. Bring to Hall or Church.

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius UCC, 706 Warren St. , Berwick, PA will sponsor a “SHOP FOR THE HOLIDAYS” CRAFT SALE, Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available and a variety of homemade ethnic food and baked goods. Interested crafters/vendors: $15 for a 8” table. Contact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 or vankapysanky@yahoo. com

LUC MEETING: The LUC meeting will be held this Sunday, September 29, in SS Peter & Paul, UCC in Wilkes-Barre. It would be great if we could get a few more members to join this organization. This is part of your heritage and without members it will diminish in the future, so please give it a thought and be part of the Ukrainian heritage.

PILGRIMAGE: Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great are sponsoring a Pilgrimage to the Mother Of God on October 6, 2013 at the Basilian Monastery in Fox Chase, PA.. The Theme of this year’s pilgrimage is “Accepting the Cross”. Schedule and information is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

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EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

30 09 2013

Saturday, Sept. 14 THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Joseph Kosar – Popyk Family

Sunday, Sept. 15 EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

CLERGY RETREAT: The annual clergy retreat will be held from Sept. 16th through Sept. 19th. Father Volodymyr will be attending and in case of emergency please call Ann Beshada at 829-4202.

Friday, Sept. 20
9:00 AM

Saturday, Sept. 21
4:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 22 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
SEPTEMBER 14TH

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burns this week Sept 14 – 21 by James Bruce Fromel in memory of his father James Fromel.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to James Bruce Fromel for his donation of flowers this week in memory of his father James Fromel.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Rummage sale will take place on Friday, October 18, from 9:00 – 5:00, Saturday, October 19, 9:00 – 2:00, and clearance day on Sunday, October 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The Women’s Society would like to have a bake sale with this Rummage sale and are asking if any of the parishioners would be kind enough to help in this matter by baking some baked goods to sell. If you can possibly help us please call one of the Society members. Also some food and beverages will be available.

LUC MEETING – North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 635 North River Street,Wilkes-Barre, PA. Moleben prayer service at 2:30pm., business session at 3:00pm followed by reception and fellowship. Main agenda items include membership renewal and the National Convention scheduled for October 4th to 6th in Cheektowaga /Buffalo, NY. All members are reminded to renew their annual membership. For additional information contact Dorothy Jamula, President at 822-5354 or any LUC member of the parish

SS CYRIL & METHODIUS RUMMAGE SAL: The Third Annual Rummage Sale of Saint Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, Penna. will be held at the American Legion Hall, 101 Willow Street/Lackawanna Ave. 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. Free Parking in the lot next to Glinsky Funeral Home. Refreshments by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. More information contact Lauren Telep at 570-383-0319 WWW.stcyrils.maslar-online.com Rectory: Father Nestor Iwasis 570-489-2271





EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

24 09 2013

Saturday, September 21 – 4:00 PM
William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, September 22 – 8:30AM
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, September 26 – 9:00 AM
Barbara Cembrock – Broody Family

Saturday, September 28– 4:00 PM
Frank Dempsey – Paul & Sheila Kern

Sunday, September 29 – 8:30AM
NINTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week September 21 – 28 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of parents John & Helen Kurkoski.

PILGRIMAGE: Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great are sponsoring a Pilgrimage to the Mother Of God on October 6, 2013. The Theme of this year’s pilgrimage is “Accepting the Cross”. Schedule and information is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring their Rummage Sale Friday. Saturday and Sunday, October 18, 19 & 20th. You still have time to contribute if you have any items for this sale. Bring to Hall or Church.

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius UCC, 706 Warren St. , Berwick, PA will sponsor a “SHOP FOR THE HOLICDAYS” CRAFT SALE, Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available and a variety of homemade ethnic food and baked goods. Interested craters/vendors: $15 for a 8” table. Contact Janina Everett

ST. MARY’S BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 310 Mifflin Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18503 will have their INTERNATIONAL DINNER CLUB on Thursday, October 10, 2013. This time we will be presenting OKTOBERFEST. Seatings at 5:30 and 6:30. Reservations can be made at 570-343-5151 with a cut-off date of September 30, 2013. The price per person is $25.00. Remember to bring a NEW MEMBER and SAVE $10 off your meal!! (Savings off one meal) The Menu will start off with Gurken Salat (Cucumber Salad with sour cream, dill and lemon juice), then German Bratwurst Schweinebraten (Marinated German Roast Loin of Pork w/Sauerkraut), Deutshe Kartolffen Salat (German Potato Salad), Gebackener Butterinusskurbis (German Butternut Squash), Pumpernickel Brot w/Butter, and Apfel Streudel (Apple Streudel Dessert). The featured beverage will be : Spaten Beer (Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau)or Oktoberfest Beer (Yuengling). Guten Appetit!

LUC MEETING: The LUC meeting will be held next Sunday, September 29, in SS Peter & Paul, UCC in Wilkes-Barre. It would be great if we could get a few more members to join this organization. This is part of your heritage and without members it will diminish in the future, so please give it a thought and be part of the Ukrainian heritage.





NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 8, 2013

11 09 2013

BIRTH OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
Myrovania– Anointing of Holy Oil
Saturday, September 7 – 4:00 PM
Barbara Cembrock – Katherine Lotrick

Sunday, September 8 – 8:30 AM
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, September 12 –5:30 PM
Leonard Lotrick – wife Katherine Lotrick

Saturday, September 14 – 4:00 PM
THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
Myrovaonia – Anointing of Holy Oil
Joseph Kosar – Popyk Family

Sunday, September 15 – 8:30AM
THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
Myrovaonia – Anointing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

CLERGY RETREAT: The annual clergy retreat will be held from Sept. 16th through Sept. 19th. Father Volodymyr will be attending and in case of emergency please call Ann Beshada at 829-4202.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Father Volodymyr 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 open your mouth wide. 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 – this is the Sacred Consecrated Body & Blood and Father must eat it from the floor if it is dropped. So Please approach the priest as close as you can.

Never Forget
In Memory Of 9-11-01
Never Forget
I’ll never forget that awful day
When our world turned upside down
The stunning blow that shook us all
It could happen in any town.
Our lives are changed forever
Caution leads the way
We’re wary now and careful
No, we shall never forget that day.
We used to be so impatient
As we hurried from place to place
But now we patiently wait our turn
With a smile upon our face.
We’ll never forget those we lost
In our hearts they will remain
They sacrificed for all of us
And they did not die in vain.
So never forget that awful day
And how it changed us all
Coming together with care and love
One nation…standing proud and tall.

The Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God
September 8th

The Church does not have the custom of celebrating the earthly birthday of the Saints of God, but rather celebrates their heavenly birthday, that is, the day of their death, which, for them, is the beginning of eternal life. She does make exception, however, for the two greatest Saints in the Church – the most Pure Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. We celebrate not only their heavenly birth, but also their birth on earth.
One of the great feasts we celebrate at the beginning of the Liturgical Year is the feast of the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God (Theotokos). As is evident from the words of the troparion on this festival, it is a joyful and significant feast. It is joyful because it is the birthday of the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and earth. It is significant because it places before our eyes the great truth of our holy faith concerning the Divine Motherhood of the most Pure Virgin Mary, from whom “shone forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.”
The birth of Mary, who was to become the Mother of God, was a singular source of joy for her parents – Joachim and Anna, for heaven, for earth, and for all creation. The spiritual joy occasioned by this feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God has been stressed by various Fathers of the Church.
The day following the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Church honors the memory of the “Holy and Righteous Ancestors of Christ, Joachim and Anna”. The Church pays them special veneration as the parents of Mary and the ancestors of Jesus Christ.
Christian iconography has also expressed great devotion to the parents of the Blessed Mother of God. Quite frequently and icon will depict St. Anna with the child Mary upon her knees, or both parents will be portrayed bringing the little Mary to the temple to consecrate her to the service of God.

Pray the rosary

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 7 – 14 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of her husband Anthony Trotsky.
A FEW DATES ARE still available on the Sanctuary Light chart for this year – Oct. 12-19, Nov. 23-30, Nov. 30 –Dec. 7, Dec. 29-Jan4. The Sanctuary Light burns for one week and the donation is $10.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Geri Kolotelo for her donation of 2 bouquets of flowers this week in memory of her parents Louis and Anna Kolotelo.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society will meet this Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are urged to please attend. Plans for the Rummage Sale will be discussed. President Anna Magill will preside. New members are always welcome.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The members of the Parish Council will meet this Thursday, Sept. 12th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to please attend and any member of the Parish that is interested in the Council.

LUC CONVENTION: 75th Annual Convention of the League of Ukrainian Catholics of America will be held October 4-5-6, 2013 in Buffalo, NY hosted by Niagara Frontier Council. Anyone interested to attend as a guest, please contact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 for the package information. LUC members attending, a reminder, registration due date is Sept. 16th.
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.

CEMETERY: The very large old tree that split and had to be cut down was completed last week at the cost of $1200. 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. Thanks to those few who use their cemetery envelopes it is greatly appreciated and helps a little with the cost of the care that needs to be done.