TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DECEMBER 1, 2013

27 11 2013

Saturday, Nov. 30
4:00 PM Daniel Bilak (40th Day) – Andrew & Florence Tomko
Sunday, Dec. 1 TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Thursday, Dec. 5
9:00 AM Beshada – Wife Ann Beshada

Saturday, Dec. 7 SUNDAY THE FEAST OF ST. ANN
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Marie Drazba – Husband Charles Drazba & Family

Sunday, Dec. 8 SUNDAY THE FEAST OF ST. ANN
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Feast Day of St. Andrew
November 30
Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, “What do you seek?” When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, “Come and see.” Andrew had been only a little time with Jesus when he realized that this was truly the Messiah.
From then on, he chose to follow Jesus. Andrew was thus the first disciple of Christ. Next, Andrew brought his brother Simon (St. Peter) to Jesus and Jesus received him, too, as His disciple. At first the two brothers continued to carry on their fishing trade and family affairs, but later, the Lord called them to stay with Him all the time. He promised to make them fishers of men, and this time, they left their nets for good. It is believed that after Our Lord ascended into Heaven, St. Andrew went to Greece to preach the gospel. It is said he was put to death on a cross, to which he was tied, not nailed. He lived two days in that state of suffering, still preaching to the people who gathered around their beloved Apostle. Two countries have chosen St. Andrew as their patron – Russia and Scotland.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week, Nov. 30 – Dec.7 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her mother Anna Kolotelo.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Geri Kolotelo for her donation of flowers this week in memory of her mother Anna Kolotelo.

SING ALONG: YOU ARE INVITED to join Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish for their 20th Annual Christmas Carol Sing Along in the church on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 starting at 2:00 PM. Join in the singing of some very sacred, joyful and inspiring Christmas Carols. Afterwards, please join us in the lower church hall for a Christmas fellowship social. Please being a friend or family member, and share the joy of Christmas with them, as we all prepare to welcome the Newborn Son of God into our hearts and homes.

PYROHY PROJECT: Monday, December 1st at 10:00 AM is the preparation of the potatoes, etc. Tuesday, December 2nd the Pyrohy making will begin at 8:00 AM and pick up for orders is any time after 10:30 AM. We are in much need of help and if you never came before now is the time to give a helping hand which will be greatly appreciated and contributing to your Church.

ALTAR CANDLES: A new chart is available for the monthly candles that burn at all services for a month. The Donation is $40 and your intention will be remembered either for a loved one, an occasion, good health or any other intention you may have to request.

THE SHROUD: Pamphlets and posters are being prepared for this special event of the Visitation of the Holy Shroud of Turin to be held March 2 – 15, 2014 in our Parish. Please remind all your friends, relatives and neighbors of this beautiful and spiritual occasion

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TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 24, 2013

23 11 2013

Saturday, Nov. 23 ENTRANCE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Anna Dempsey (40th day) – Sonya Dempsey & Family

Sunday, Nov. 24 TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ENTRANCE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Nov. 27 THANKSGIVINGS DAY DIVINE LITURGY
4:00 PM Pray and give thanks for all of our blessings from our Lord.

Saturday, Nov. 30
4:00 PM Daniel Bilak (40th Day) – Andrew & Florence Tomko

Sunday, Dec. 1 TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

THE SHROUD OF TURIN: The meeting for the preparation of receiving the Shroud in March, 2014 was held on Monday evening. The discussion on the printing of pamphlets and posters were the main subject. Publicity is very important for this special occasion. When you are speaking to your friends and relatives please mention the dates (March 2 to the 15, 2014) for visitation
to our church at this time. A schedule of days and times will be announced.

The Presentation of the Most Holy Mother of God in the Temple
November 21st

The festivals of the Most Holy Mother of God occupy first place in our Church calendar after the feasts of our Lord. The chief aim of the Marian feast is to set before us the majesty, dignity and the holiness of the Most Pure Virgin Mary, and her role in the redemption of the human race, so that we may be inspired to venerate and imitate her. The greatest Marian feasts, such as her Nativity and Dormition, speak to us either of the very first moments of her existence on earth or of her departure into eternity. The only feast that has for its theme the childhood and youthful years of the Mother of God is the feast of the Presentation in the Temple, which we celebrate on the 21st of November. In our Church services this feast has the name: “The Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Queen, Mother of God and ever-Virgin Mary”. The purpose of this feast is to remove the veil of certain mysteries from the childhood and youthful years of the Blessed Mother, and to throw some light on the mystery of her parents, her training in the temple, and her preparation for the supreme dignity of being the Mother of God.
We learn that the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, SS. Joachim and Anna, being childless, had made a promise that, if they were blessed with a child, they would offer that child up to the service of the Lord in the temple in Jerusalem. The Lord God heard their prayers and blessed them with a daughter. When the little one was three years old, her parents brought her to the temple and placed her under the care of the high priest Zachary, the father of St. John the Baptist. Here the Most Holy Mother of God spent many years until, as a mature maiden, she was betrothed to St. Joseph.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 23 – 30 by Thomas Sawka in memory of his wife Mary Ann Sawka.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Becky Molecavage for her donation of flowers this week in memory of Dimitri Bencho.

PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATION: Sunday, Dec. 1st Eugene A. Luciw, J.D., Director of Sales and Marketing with the Providence Association of the Ukrainian Catholics in America, will visit Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish during the social hour in Nanticoke after the 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy. Mr. Luciw will give a brief presentation about Providence, its mission our Church and community, life insurance, family protection, annuity, IRA, pension, education and other savings programs. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Mr. Luciw will be available for your questions and inquiries. Email is eluciw@provassn.com.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks for the donation to our Building/Improvement Fund from Mr. & Mrs. Michael Maday, in memory of Daniel Bilak.

PYROHY PROJECT: The orders for Pyrohy’s should be listed by this Monday, Nov. 25th. Pick up for orders will be Tuesday, December 3rd after 11:00 AM. Please remember, help is really needed for this project. Come and help.





TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 17, 2013

19 11 2013

Saturday, Nov. 16
4:00 PM Peter Hubick – Wife Vera Hubick

Sunday, Nov. 17 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 21
9:00 AM Daniel Bilak – Edward Zellock

Saturday, Nov. 23 ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Anna Dempsey (40th day) – Sonya Dempsey & Family

Sunday, Nov. 24 ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Preparatory Season for the Nativity of Our Lord – The Phillipian Fast– Phillip’s Fast, Nativity Fast, Byzantine Advent – terms designating the 40 day preparation period before the Christmas / Theophany season. It begins at sundown on November 14th (when the Church begins a new day) and concludes at Christmas. Please remember to– Pray, Fast, live well, no dancing or partying and give alms during this time.
Gods Days
There are two days in the week upon which and about which I never worry — two carefree days kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday. Yesterday, with its cares and frets and pains and aches, all its faults, its mistakes and blunders, has passed forever beyond my recall. It was mine; it is God’s.
The other day that I do not worry about is Tomorrow. Tomorrow, with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its perils, its large promise and performance, its failures and mistakes, is as far beyond my mastery as its dead sister, Yesterday. Tomorrow is God’s day; it will be mine.
There is left, then, for myself but one day in the week – Today. Any man can fight the battles of today. Any woman can carry the burdens of just one day; any man can resist the temptation of today. It is only when we willfully add the burdens of these two awful eternities – Yesterday and Tomorrow – such burdens as only the Mighty God can sustain – that we break down.
It isn’t the experience of Today that drives men mad.
It is the remorse of what happened Yesterday
and fear of what Tomorrow might bring.
These are God’s Days … Leave them to Him.

Therefore, seize Today. Use what you have learned from Yesterday, remember what you hope for Tomorrow,
and make Today the best possible day.
Today only comes once.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 16 – 23 by Becky Molecavage in memory of her father Dimitri Bencho.

MEETING: A meeting for the preparation of the Shroud of Turin will be held this Monday, November 18th in the Church Hall at 6:00 PM. All parishioners are urged to attend this meeting. With everyone’s cooperation in this special event we can make our parish something to be proud to present. Come and voice your opinion as to what this spiritual presentation can be in our Parish.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: We wish to extend our Best Wishes to Anna Bosack who celebrated her 91st Birthday on Thursday, November 14th and to Helen Youelles who will celebrate her 94th Birthday on November 29th. Many more Happy, Healthy Years. Mnohya Lita!

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Our Women’s Society will celebrate their annual Christmas Party this Sunday, Dec. 8rd in the Church Hall, 1:00 PM. Dinner served at 1:30 PM.

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

PYROHI PROJECT: Please place your order if you did not do so. The amount of Pyrohys to be prepared is limited to 400 dozen. The cut off for orders is Nov. 25th. Pyrohys will be $7 a doz. and the date for pick up is Tuesday, December 3rd after 11:00 AM. Preparation will begin on Monday, December 2nd. REMEMBER, HELP IS NEEDED TO DO THIS PROJECT. TRY TO COME AND DO YOUR PART.





TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013

13 11 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9 MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AND ALL THE SAINTS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Priscilla Kowalick – Mike & Helen Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 10 MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AND ALL THE SAINTS
8:30 AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Thursday, Nov. 14
9:00 AM God’s Blessings for Good Health for William Kottage –
Florence Kloap & Family

Saturday, Nov. 16
4:00 PM Peter Hubick – Wife Vera Hubick

Sunday, Nov. 17 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

A Request to have this poem in the bulletin by an anonymous parishioner
WITH A DONATION OF $25 – to honor our Canadian Neighbors

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill. Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is a music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle; they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds encountered.
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

The mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
They have no lot in our labor of the day-time;
they sleep beyond England’s foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt a a well spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end they remain.
Author: Lawrence Binyon (21st September, 1914)

Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans.
It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half-mast.
A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11:00 AM.

~Veteran’s Day Prayer~
A prayer solemn, We offer today;
It is for Veterans, We now pray.
Selfless, sacrificial, Risking death gallantly
Soldiers do all this, To ensure we are free.
So many have died, There on the battleground;
No music then to comfort, Simply gun blasts all around.
So many names and faces, That I will never know;
So many stories of bravery, In warring winds did blow.
Grateful am I to these, Men and Women brave –
To think of all they did, All they risked, all they gave.
Extend this heartfelt prayer, I will, to reach their ears;
How treasured they are to me, Marching onward despite fears.
And for those who have passed, May God bless them lavishly
These very ones who died, So that we would live free.
In the stories of Veterans, We see a shadow of the Cross
Christ died to set us free, Our gain was through His loss.
Gratefully we praise these heroes, Often silent and unknown.
And we remember Christ’s blood, From which eternal life has grown.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 9 – 16 by George Pryslak Family in memory of Anna & John Klem.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting for the Women’s Society will be held
Tuesday, November 12th 6:30 PM in the church hall. All members please be present.
The Christmas Party will be held in the church hall on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 1:00 PM.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks for the donations made to our Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Anna Dempsey. $400 Donated by her children and $50 from Mark and Mary Ellen Jayne.

ANNIVERSARY WISHES: We sincerely wish a very Happy 56th Wedding Anniversary to Michael & Helen Kowalick. May God grant them with many more happy, healthy years. Mnohya Lita!

PYROHI PROJECT: Please place your order if you did not do so. The cut off for orders is Nov. 25th. Pyrohys will be $7 a doz. and the date for pick up is Tuesday, December 3rd after 11:00 AM. Preparation will begin on Monday, December 2nd. REMEMBER, HELP IS NEEDED TO DO THIS PROJECT. TRY TO COME AND DO YOUR PART.





TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 3, 2013

13 11 2013

Saturday, Nov. 2
4:00 PM Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family

Sunday, Nov. 3 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 7
8:30 AM Sandy Elko (3 Years) – Kachinko Family

Saturday, Nov. 9 FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
4:00 PM ANOINTING OF HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
Pricilla Kowalick – Mike & Helen Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 10 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
ANOINTING OF HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Nov. 2-9 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of daughter Sandy Elko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services in the month of November requested by Becky Molecavage in memory of her father Dimitri Bencho.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Mary Ann Kachinko and family for the donation of flowers this week in memory of Bernard Kachinko and Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Sandy Elko and Bernard Kachinko.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Many thanks to the donations received from the Dempsey Families relatives and friends in the amount of $595: Carol Wooditch, Robert & Johanna Longenberger, Nancy Boback, Karen Swartz, Alice Laskowski, Marieen & Carl Elich, Michael & Rosalie Bigus, Hellen Youells, Jim Mahon & Lillian Michael, Donald & Karen Campbell, Mary Ann & David Youells, Donna Michael & Michael Libenson, Maureen & Edna Finnegan, Paul & Shelia Kern, Gail Clach, Diane Laibenes, Barbara Smith, Nancy Palumbo, Ann Marie Rowla, Marion & Paul Rose, Joan Evans.

SHROUD: Plans are going forward for receiving the Shroud of Turin in our parish for March 2 to March 15th. A committee was selected to arrange for brochures and posters to reach out to the people of all areas possible. Everyone, PLEASE speak out to the people you know with this information. We should be proud to have this special occasion happen in our community. Next general meeting will be held Nov. 18th in the Parish Hall 6:00 PM. All are welcome.

PLYMOUTH HOMETOWN MARKET: Our thanks to all those who saved their register receipts from the Plymouth Hometown Market. We added up the $10,000 needed to receive our check of $101.12. Keep shopping at the Plymouth Market and save the receipts again and we will try for another $10,000 to receive $100.

PYROHY PROJECT: The Pyrohy Project will be Monday, December 2nd. Hopefully we will get enough help to do this project. Your help is needed so please if you can help with this project for your church come and join for our parish family project. There is a job for everyone some light some heavy. Try to give it a try. You will be glad you did. The pyrohys are $7.00 a dozen and an order sheet is in the vestibule





TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 27, 2013

13 11 2013

Saturday, Oct. 26
4:00 PM Leonard Lotrick – Wife Catherine Lotrick

Sunday, Oct. 27 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Oct. 31
9:00 AM Cindy Titus – The Family

Saturday, Nov. 2
4:00 PM Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family

Sunday, Nov. 3 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

TURKEY-FEST: SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre will hold their 14th annual TURKEY-FEST on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM, in the school hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre. This event will feature a traditional turkey dinner, festival games and a variety raffle. Dinners will be $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children. Take-outs available. Walk-Ins Welcome but Reservations are encouraged. Bring along your non-perishable food item donations for a local food pantry and enter to win in our door prize raffle.”

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Saint Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, Pa., will sponsor a TAKE-OUT ONLY SPAGHETTI DINNER on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Pickup from 4 pm. – 7 p.m., at the hall entrance in the rear of the church building. Menu includes: Spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread and butter, home-baked desserts. All food prepared with love by our parishioners. One price only: $9 per dinner. Take-out or eat in our hall. Advance orders suggested. Proceeds help Saint Vladimir’s Church meet its mortgage payments. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Oct. 36 – Nov. 2 by Arlene Jones for a Special Intention.

SYMPATHY: We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Anna Dempsey who was called to her eternal rest. Anna was our parish oldest member. May her memory be Eternal. Vychnya Pomyat!
Our sympathy is also extended to the family of Daniel Bilak who was called to his eternal rest this week.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to those who contributed to our Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Anna Dempsey: Joe & Martha Dempsey, Michael & Dolores Sinko, Louise Hubiack, Mary Ann & Donna Kachinko, Ann Beshada, The Halloways, Al Michalak, Dorothy Smith & Sandy & Patrick McAndrew. For a total of $235. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council will meet on this Monday, October 28th , which was cancelled from last week, in the parish hall at 6:30 PM. This is in conjunction with Transfiguration of Our Lord Council to make preparations for the THE SHROUD OF TURIN: The Shroud of Turin will 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. Anyone interested in participating in this wonderful and religious event is welcome to attend the meetings.

PYROHY PROJECT: A Pyrohy Project will be held on December 2nd . An order sheet is in the vestibule. Please order as soon as possible as the cut off date will be November 25th. The Pyrohy’s are $7 a dozen. Help is definitely needed so please if you can help with this project for your church come and lend a hand. There is a job for everyone.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY SALE: The Women’s Society Rummage Sale, held last weekend was a huge success. An account will be given after the bills are paid. Thanks to all the fine parishioners and their families who contributed items for the sale. Anna Magill and the helpers did a great job in organizing and working very hard to conduct the sale. A thank you to the help of all the Women Society workers for their time and effort they contributed to help make this a very successful event.