FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN MAY 18, 2014

15 05 2014

Saturday, May 17
4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 18 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners 2:00 PM THE PARISH SVIACHENE DINNER
Petitions to the Mother of God

Thursday, May 22
9:00 AM Eleanor Kulick – Daughter Sandi Matthews & Family

Saturday, May 24
4:00 PM Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 25 SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND
8:30 AM Petitions to the Mother of God
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
1:00 PM Baptism – Wesley Zachary

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 17- 24 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Michael Sirak.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Transfiguration OF Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 240 Center Street, Hanover Section of Nanticoke. Moleben prayer service at 2:00 PM, business session at 2:30 PM followed by reception and fellowship. Agenda will include discussion of proposed 2014 activities including the October National Convention in Johnstown PA.
For additional information contact: Dorothy Jamula, President; your pastor; or any LUC member of the parish.

CONGRATULATIONS: We extend our Congratulations to John Ostrum who has been promoted to Assistant Fire Chief at the Wilkes-Barre Fire Company. Best wishes on this endeavor John.

OUR AFTER EASTER DINNER: We appreciate all the parishioners and non-parishioners who purchased tickets for our Dinner to be held this Sunday. To all the women who helped put this affair together may God bless you with good health. We are looking forward to a nice Dinner, Chinese Auction, door prizes and good fellowship. See you there…

CEMETERY DONATIONS: Our thanks to those who supported the cemetery this past week with their donations. It is very helpful as the price of care has been raised. The cost per month is from $475 to $525. Your help in maintaining the care for the cemetery is greatly appreciated.

WELCOME: We wish to welcome Neil Olechna to our Parish Family. Neil has joined us as a new member. May God bless you and hope you will be happy in our family.

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SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN MOTHER’S DAY MAY 11, 2014

8 05 2014

Saturday, May 10 Special Intention of all
4:00 PM Deceased and Living Mothers of Our Parish
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 11
8:30 AM SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners Petitions to the Mother of God

Saturday, May 17
4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 18 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMEN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Mother of God

MONTH OF MAY: During the month of May, Father Popyk will have the petitions to the Mother of God after the Divine Liturgy. Also the rosary will be recited before the Divine Liturgy. Please join in on all the responses to both the petitions and the rosary. We all need prayers.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
May 10 – 17 by Charles Drazba in memory of Ann Drazba and Marie Drazba.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) will be held next week, Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 8 to 12. Children 8 and under are free. A Chinese Auction will be presented for your chance to win nice gifts. Come join your fellow members of our parish for a nice dinner and fellowship.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: Our parish Women’s Society will meet Tuesday, May 13th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to be present. Help is needed in preparation of the dinner on Friday, May 16th at 10:00 AM and to help with the serving the day of the dinner. If anyone would be interested in helping with the dinner please feel free to come forward. We need your help. President Anna Magill will preside at the meeting.

SYMPATHY: Our sincere sympathy to the family of Eleanor Kulick who was called to her eternal rest. Funeral will be Monday 11:00 AM at our church. May her memory be eternal. Vichnya Pamyat!





SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN MAY 4, 2014

7 05 2014

Saturday, May 3
4:00 PM Anna Dempsey – Jewel Johnstone
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 4 SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Mother of God

Thursday, May 8
9:00 AM David Trimmell – Wife Irene Quirion

Saturday, May 10
4:00 PM Deceased and Living Mother’s of Our Parish
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 11 MOTHER’S DAY
SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Mother of God

SICK OF THE PARISH: Please remember to pray for the sick of the parish, in hospitals, those in nursing homes and at home.

Signing with the cross
Lord Jesus,
I sign my heart with the sign of the cross,
reminding myself of your love for each person.
I ask that I may grow in faithfulness as your friend.
I sign my lips with the sign of the cross,
that I may speak as you would speak.
I sign my hands with the sign of the cross
asking that you enable me to do your work,
and be your hands in our world which you love so much
I sign my eyes with the sign of your cross that I may really see, Lord,
and be aware of all that is around me.
I sign my ears with the sign of your cross that I may listen and really hear
the communication that comes to me in different ways- from you
and from the people you place into my life.
I sign my shoulders, Lord, with your cross, knowing that you call me
to carry my own cross each day and support others in the burdens and
difficulties that they have.
All that I do today I set out to do in the name of the
Father (+) and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
May 3 – 10 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of parents Mike & Mary Sinko.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) will be held in two weeks on Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 8 to 12. Children 8 and under are free. A Chinese Auction will be presented for your chance to win nice gifts. Save the date and please try to support your Parish Family function – bring your family and friends. Please obtain your tickets this week or next. This dinner is for the benefit of our Parish family and friends. If the attendance is not great we will have to cancel and this will lead to no more affairs to have the parish get together; Once it is lost it is difficult to return, so try and do your part by attending. Thank you….

MONTH OF MAY: During the month of May, Father Popyk will have the petitions to the Mother of God after the Divine Liturgy. Also the rosary will be recited before the Divine Liturgy. Please join in on all the responses to both the petitions and the rosary. We all need prayers.

PRIEST CONFERENCE: Father Popyk will be attending the Spring Priest Conference May 12 to 15th. There will be no service at church or funerals until he returns on the15th.





SUNDAY AFTER EASTER ST. THOMAS SUNDAY APRIL 27, 2014

7 05 2014

Saturday, April 26 Distribution of Artos – Anointing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski – Jack, Annetta & Jaclyn Rudeski

Sunday, April 27 ST. THOMAS SUNDAY
8:30 AM Distribution of Artos – Anointing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, May 1
9:00 AM Daniel Bilak – Betty & Garry Reese & Family

Saturday, May 3
4:00 PM Anna Dempsey – Jewel Johnstone
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 4 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
8:30 AM THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 26 – May 3 by Jack, Annetta & Jaclyn Rudeski in memory of John & Anna Rudeski.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 8 to 12. Children 8 and under is free. Dinner includes a family style dinner of Piggies, Ham, Kilbosi and all the trimmings, dessert & beverage. A Chinese Auction will be presented for your chance to win nice gifts. Save the date and please try to support your Parish Family function – bring your family and friends. If you are planning to attend please obtain your tickets early. This is your parish and once a year you should try to make an effort to be with fellow parishioners and their family and friends. Try to come and enjoy a day of food and fun.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks for the donations received for our Building/Improvement Fund: $100 from Audree & Michael Dubinsky \ $50 from Maureen & Paul Haydt in memory of Mary & Joseph Smigielski and Helen & Anthony Carlo. We sincerely appreciate your donations.
Lent, but also throughout our whole life. This Sunday tells us that wherever we find the Cross, there will we find strength, victory, salvation and the pledge of resurrection to eternal life of bliss.

RELIGIOUS CLASSES: On Friday, May 2, 2014, Adult faithful Religious class will be held at Transfiguration Church, Nanticoke, PA at 5:30 PM. All are welcome. Father Popyk will conduct the class.





EASTER – THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD APRIL 20, 2014

7 05 2014

Saturday, April 19 Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy
7:00 PM Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Monday, April 21 BRIGHT MONDAY – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
4:30 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, April 22 BRIGHT TUESDAY
9:00 AM Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak

Saturday, April 26 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski – Jack, Annetta & Jaclyn Rudeski

Sunday, April 27 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of April 19 – 26 is requested by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her mother Anna Kolotelo.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 8 to 12. Children 8 and under is free. Chinese Auction will be available for your chance to win great prizes. Save the date and please try to support your Parish Family function – bring your family and friends. If you are planning to attend please obtain your tickets early. This is your parish and once a year you should try to make an effort to be with fellow parishioners and their family and friends. Try to come and enjoy a day of food and fun.

Why do we stand, and not kneel, from Easter to Pentecost?
In the tradition of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, it is wrong to kneel at anytime from Easter to Pentecost. Despite the fact that other churches do it or “visitors…are surprised” does not change the fact that kneeling is not proper during this time. In the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition, the action of kneeling and prostrating is a penitential posture. It is the position of a sinner seeking forgiveness. It is NOT a position of adoration (as it is in the West). This is why it is practiced so often in the Lenten season.
Standing (the proper position of adoration in the East) on the other hand, in the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition, is the position of giving praise and thanks to God in the spirit of joy and happiness. During the Paschal Season (Easter to Pentecost), the time for repentance, and fasting, is over. It is the time of our salvation for “Christ is Risen!” We express our joy, thanksgiving and adoration for this fact and the fact that we who have “…been baptized into Christ and put on Christ” have also risen with Him.