SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 29, 2013

31 12 2013

Saturday, Dec. 28
4:00 PM Barbara Cembrock – Sophie Jones, Teresa Levanda

Sunday, Dec. 29 SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

TUESDAY , DEC. 31 THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD
4:00 PM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Steve & Anne Piston – Mary Shumbris
Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania

Saturday, Jan.4 Sunday before the Theophany – Blessing of Holy Water
4:00 PM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Peter Phillips – Son Peter Phillips
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

Sunday, Jan. 5 Sunday Before the Theophany
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
3:00 PM Ukrainian Holy Supper ????

Monday, Jan. 6 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Blessings in the New Year

Requested by an anonymous parishioner

THE CHRISTMAS CARD LIST

There is a list of folks I know
All written in a book,
And every year at Christmas time
I go and take a look,
And that is when I realize
Those names are all a part
Not of the book they’re written in,
But deep inside my heart.

For each name stands for someone
Who has touched my life sometime,
And in that meeting they’ve become
A special friend of mine.
I really feel that I’m composed
Of each remembered name,
And why my life is so much better
Than it was before they came.

Once you’ve know that “someone”,
All the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word
Or of a friendly face.
So never think my Christmas cards
Are just a mere routine
Of names upon a list that are
Forgotten in between

For when I send a Christmas card
That is addressed to you,
It is because you’re on that list
Of folks I’m indebted to.
And whether, I have known you
For many years or few,
The greatest gift that God can give
Is having friends like you!

THE HOLY SHROUD

The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth
bearing the image of a man
who appears to have been physically hurt
in a manner consistent with crucifixion.
It is kept in the royal chapel of the
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church in Turin, Italy
It will be a joy to be able to share
with you this opportunity to venerate and
honor an image of the body of
our Crucified Lord.
We at SS Peter and Paul, UCC are proud
to have the opportunity to have the
Holy Shroud in our Parish for 2 weeks. March 2 -15, 2014
A pamphlet will be presented to tell the
schedule and the times for visitation. Please
tell all your friends and families to come and
witness this magnificent Shroud.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec.28 –Jan. 4 by Albert Ferkel in memory of parents Catherine & Albert Ferkel.

CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SET UP: Many thanks to all the faithful parishioners who came out to set up the Nativity. Your help is so greatly appreciated that we can be blessed with such a beautiful scene during this Holy Season. Also to Dolores & Mike Sinko for the lovely decorated tree.

ENVELOPES: If you could possibly distribute envelopes to anyone you know, please help in this matter. Sometimes the parishioner is unable to attend Divine Liturgy but would like to have their envelopes. Any one in your neighborhood or family, try to make sure they get their envelopes. Thank You…

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS – Plans was discussed for having our Ukrainian Holy Supper January 6th. The date for the Christmas Eve is on a Monday so it was decided by Father and the council to have the supper on Sunday, January 5th, 2014. This affair will be celebrated if we have enough people interested in attending. A signup sheet is in the vestibule if you will attend. This is a cover dish and the parish will supply the Fish and pyrohys. If we do not have people interested the affair will be cancelled.

THANKS: Through the year, many of the parishioners have volunteered for various projects. The services that you so willingly provide is greatly appreciated – whether it be the cleaning of the Church, snow removal on the sidewalks, being there for funerals to open and arrange the necessary bells etc., the baking of the Holy communion & Myrovania breads, working at our fund-raising projects, choir singing and any other service that is connected to the Church duties. Your volunteer hours keep us in good running – Keep up the good work with God’s Blessings. We cannot forget to also thank the few non-parishioners who come in to help with our Pyrohy Projects. Thanks to all for all you do. May God grant you a wonderful year 2014.

MALANKA: Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 10th Annual MALANKA is scheduled for Saturday evening, January 11, 2014 from 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 728 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton. Tickets are $40.00 per person and can be obtained by contacting Gerry Adamchak or Ann Beshada No tickets will be sold at the door – advance reservations are required.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all those who are in Nursing Facilities, sick at home and all who are unable to attend the Divine Liturgy. Also we pray that we could have a better attendance in our parish. Christmas Eve and Christmas day was very sparse and we have such a beautiful Church. Where is everyone???

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SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS DECEMBER 22, 2013

21 12 2013

Saturday, Dec. 21
4:00 PM David Dubiinski – Kopka Family

Sunday, Dec. 22 SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – HOLY ANCESTORS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, December 24 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE – VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS – 6:00 PM
Znamy Boh – Compline Litia Service – Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day –NATIVITY OF OUR LORD – 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil and Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Dec. 26 SYNOXIS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
4:00 PM David Dubinski – Ned Sarf

Friday, Dec. 27 ST. STEPHEN, PROTOMARTYR
8:30 AM Anna Dempsey – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Saturday, Dec. 28
4:00 PM Barbara Cembrock – Sophie Jones, Teresa Levanda
Sunday, Dec. 29 SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Transfiguration of Our Lord
Tuesday, Dec. 24 ~ Christmas Eve ~ 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day ~10:30 AM

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS HOLY SUPPER – Plans were discussed for having our Ukrainian Holy Supper January 6th. The date for the Christmas Eve is on a Monday so it was decided by Father and the council to have the supper on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. This affair will be celebrated if we have enough people interested in attending. A sign up sheet is in the vestibule if you will attend. If we do not have people interested the affair will be cancelled.

NATIVITY SET UP: This Sunday, December 22nd is planned to have the Nativity set up. We are asking for all the help we can get to do this beautiful scene. The more help we get the faster it will be accomplished. Please try to be at the church about 1:00 PM.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 21 – 28 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Parents.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Joseph Sawka who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal! Vychnya Pomyat!

THE HOLY SHROUD: The committee is still working on perfecting the Shroud pamphlets and posters and should be ready by the New Year to distribute to the various Churches, Catholic Schools, and businesses and to those who could place them in a area to be seen by many. Your help in this beautiful occasion will be greatly appreciated. The next meeting for the Holy Shroud will be Jan. 16th at 4:00 PM.

ENVELOPES: The 2014 Church envelopes are in the vestibule. Please use your envelopes to be credited in the Church Data Base. Your generous contributions is what will make the Church function and continue to progress. As you know the cost of all utilities are rising and rising and it does take money to furnish the parishioners with heat, air conditioning, water and all the necessities for keeping the Church going. If there is any change of address or telephone please put it on your envelopes so the data can be updated. If you can deliver envelopes to your friends, family or neighbors, please help to distribute them. Thank you. Do not use until the New Year.





SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS DECEMBER 15, 2013

16 12 2013

Saturday, Dec. 14 ~ 4:00 PM Marion Pstrak Flynn – Daughter Adrianne Flynn

Sunday, Dec. 15 ~ 8:30 AM SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Dec. 19 ~ 9:00 AM Anna Phillips – Son Peter Phillips

Saturday, Dec. 21 ~ 4:00 PM David Dubiinski – Kopka Family

Sunday, Dec. 22 – 8:30 AM SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS –
OF THE FOREFATHERS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS – Plans were discussed for having our Ukrainian Holy Supper January 6th. The date for the Christmas Eve is on a Monday so it was decided by Father and the council to have the supper on Sunday, January 5th, 2014. This affair will be celebrated if we have enough people interested in attending. A sign up sheet is in the vestibule if you will attend. If we do not have people interested the affair will be cancelled.
Continued…
Of course it was plenty for the doll. He softly said, “Thank you Jesus for giving me enough money.” Then the boy said “I just asked Jesus to give me enough money to buy this doll so Momma can take it with her to give to my sister.” “And he heard my ask him, but he gave me enough to buy the doll and a rose for my Momma.” “She loves white roses so very much”.
In a few minutes the aunt came back and I wheeled my cart away. I could not keep from thinking about the little boy as I finished my shopping in a totally different spirit than when I had started. And I kept remembering a story I had seen in the newspaper several days earlier about a drunk driver hitting a car and killing a little girl and the Mother was in serious condition. The family was deciding on rather to remove the life support. Now surely this little boy did not belong with that story.
Two days later I read in the paper where the family had disconnected the life support and the young woman had died. I could not forget the little boy and just kept wondering if the two were somehow connected. Later that day, I could not help myself and I went out and bought some white roses and took them to the funeral home where the young woman was. And there she was holding a lovely white rose, the beautiful doll, and the picture of the little boy in the store.
I left there in tears, my life changed forever. The love that little boy had for his little sister and his mother was overwhelming. And in a split second a drunk driver had ripped the life of that little boy to pieces. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
Submitted by: John London

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Dec. 14 – 21 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of mother Mary Sinko.

ALTAR CLOTHS: The beautiful Altar cloths that have been placed on the Altars were brought back by Father Volodymyr from the Ukraine and were purchased in memory of Marion Pstak Flynn by her daughter Adrianne Flynn. The generosity of this gift is greatly appreciated. May God bless you for your kindness.

NATIVITY SET UP: Sunday, December 22nd has been planned to have the Nativity set up. We are asking for all the help we can get to do this beautiful scene. The more help we get the faster it will be accomplished. Please try to be at the church about 1:00 PM.

THE HOLY SHROUD: Plans are moving forward for the arrival of the Holy Shroud which will be presented to our Parish March 2, 2014. Pamphlets and posters will be printed in the near future and if you know of any business that you can display a poster please inform the office. Remember to tell all your friends and relatives of this sacred occasion.

CHURCH: The men and women who came out to clean the church on Thursday did a great job. May God bless you for your time and energy to keep our church in good condition.





TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST THE CONCEPTION of ST. ANNA DECEMBER 8, 2013

16 12 2013

Saturday, Dec. 7 CONCEPTION BY ST. ANNA
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Marie Drazba – Husband Charles Drazba & Family

Sunday, Dec. 8 CONCEPTION BY ST. ANNA
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Dec. 12
9:00 AM John Phillips – Brother Peter Phillips

Saturday, Dec.14
4:00 PM Marion Pstrak Flynn – Daughter Adrianne

Sunday, Dec. 15 SUNDAY OF THE FOREFATHERS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

THE FEAST OF THE CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNA
December 8
The feast of the Conception of St. Ann in ancient times was known by several different names. One of the oldest is “The Annunciation of the Conception of the Holy Mother of God”. In the constitution of feasts, Emperor Manuel Comnen calls this feast the “Conception of our Most Holy Mother of God.” The Slavonic Typicons generally refer to it as the “Conception of Blessed Ann” or “The Conception of Holy Ann, when she conceived the Most Holy Mother of God.”
In our Ukrainian Catholic Church the Synod of Lviv gave this feast the official title “The Immaculate Conception of the Most Pure Virgin Mary”. However, the Roman revision of our liturgical books restored the pristine title of the feast – “The Conception of Holy Anna, when she conceived the Most Holy Mother of God.”
Her parents rejoice over the wonderful conception of the Most Holy Mother of God; the prophets rejoice; heaven and earth rejoice. The Church calls upon the Old and New Testaments to join in the rejoicing: “Come, people of all classes and ages, let us celebrate with the Angels the all-glorious conception of the Mother of God; patriarchs sing praises to the Mother of the King of all; you, prophets, praise her whom you preached; you, forefathers, praise your descendant – the Mother of God; you aged, praise the ancestor of God; you, faithful, praise the root of your faith; you, priests, praise the all-holy temple of God; you, choirs of saints, praise the cause of your assembly; you, armies of angels, praise the Mother of the Lord of all creation, and Savior of our souls.
Today we celebrate her immaculate conception whereas nine months later on the 8th of September she appears among us in her glorious Nativity.

We wish to thank all who participated in purchasing and selling of the lottery tickets. A special thanks to Mike & Dolores Sinko for handling this project.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Dec. 7 – 14 by George Pryslak & Family in memory of George Klem.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn at all services for the month of December requested by Albert Piston in memory of his parents Michael & Jennie Piston.
THE SHROUD OF TURIN – Remember to keep the date for the visitation of The Shroud of Turin, March 2 – March 15, 2014. A meeting of the committee of the Shroud will be held Thursday December 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

PYROHY PROJECT: Many thanks to all our faithful workers who came out to help with the Pyrohy project. Close to 400 dozen was made and sold. This project requires a lot of work but thank God we have people who come out to lend a hand, especially the people who do not even belong to the parish. We appreciated all the help that was needed.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Santa will pay a visit to the Women’s Society of the Parish who will hold their annual Christmas Party in the Parish Hall this Sunday at 1:00 PM.

MALANKA: Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 10th Annual MALANKA is scheduled for Saturday evening, January 11, 2014 from 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 728 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton.
The festive evening will include a generous Ukrainian and American dinner buffet catered by Paul Wanas of Accentuate Caterers, cash bar, complimentary bubbly toast and dancing to the internationally known Ukrainian orchestra “Fata Morgana”. Door prizes will be awarded along with special awards for the lady and gentleman wearing the most attractive Ukrainian embroidered apparel. Tickets are $40.00 per person and can be obtained by contacting Gerry Adamchak at 570 824-3880 or Ann Beshada No tickets will be sold at the door – advance reservations are required.

CEMETERY: Our thanks to Nancy Palumbo for her donation back to our church Cemetery Fund that she won on our November Lottery ticket of $50.