31 12 2013

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

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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 ????

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Blessings in the New Year

Requested by an anonymous parishioner


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 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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