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.

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