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.

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