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.

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