THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST FEAST OF SS PETER AND PAUL, PRIME APOSTLES JUNE 28, 2014

24 06 2014

Saturday, June 28 God’s Blessing & Good Health for all Parishioners of
6:00 PM SS Peter & Paul Parish – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
FELLOWSHIP AFTER THE DIVINE LITURGY AT THE PARISH HALL

Sunday, June 29 NO DIVINE LITURGY TODAY

Thursday, July 3
9:00 AM David Trimmell – Wife Irene Quirion

Saturday, July 5
4:00 PM Eleanor Kulick – The Schevrel Family

Sunday, July 6 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday Liturgy 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy 10:30 AM

THE FEAST OF THE APOSTLES SS PETER AND PAUL

We owe to the Holy Apostles the priceless treasure of the Christian faith. They handed Christ’s teachings down to us. From them, we received the Holy Gospel and the letters of the Apostles. They laid a firm foundation for the Church of Christ.
On the 29th of June our Eastern Church celebrates with great solemnity the feast, which in our liturgical books is called: “The Holy Illustrious and Ever-praised Major Apostles, Peter and Paul.” Both Apostles are distinguished for their character, their zealous apostolic labors and their great cult in holy Church.
Jesus Christ, having great plans for St. Peter at the beginning of his calling, changed the name Simon to the symbolic name of Peter-Cephas, which means rock, for he was to be the rock that will form the foundation of his Church. St. Peter was closely associated with Christ during his public life. He witnessed the glory of Christ on Mt. Tabor; in the name of all the Apostles, he professed the divinity of Christ, he was sent with St. John to prepare the Paschal Supper; He witnessed Christ’s agony in the Garden of Olives; the temple tax was paid by Christ for Himself and for Peter.
After the Ascension of Christ, St. Peter became the head of the Apostles and the leader of the first Christian community in Jerusalem.
The love of Christ was the chief motive of Peter’s apostolic activity, labors and sacrifices. That love finally led him to suffer and die for the sake of his beloved Teacher. A pious tradition relates that he considered himself unworthy to die on the cross as Christ did, and therefore asked to be crucified upside down. St. Peter died in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero between the years 64 and 67 A.D.
St. Paul did not belong to the original group of the twelve apostles, but through his apostolic labors, his dedication, his superhuman sacrifices, and his sufferings in the service of Christ, he received the title, along with Peter, of the First Apostle. He is the only one of the Apostles who was highly educated and was by birth a Roman citizen. While Paul was on his way to Damascus, Christ Himself converted him in a miraculous manner and called him to be an Apostle.
In his apostolic work, St. Paul distinguished himself as a man of uncompromising character, remarkable strength of will and fervent spirit. For many years, he fearlessly preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ day and night. His unlimited love for Christ knew no obstacles, recognized no difficulties, and placed no limit to sacrifice. His love impelled him to undertake great missionary journeys and to establish new Churches; he was always ready to suffer and die for Christ
The Apostle of the Gentiles was not only an excellent preacher and a good organizer, but also and eminent theologian and writer. From him we have fourteen letters addressed to various Churches or persons in which he clearly expounds the teachings of Christ. St. Paul gave up his life for Christ. According to tradition, he died by the sword in Rome on June 29, 65 or 67 A.D.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 28 July 5 by Mary Oshirak in memory of Theodore Oshirak.

Please remember to come to the Parish hall after the Divine Liturgy for our Parish Family Fellowship to celebrate our SS Peter & Paul Feast Day.

ROSES: The Rose bush plants, planted in front of the Church are another of our Building/Improvement fund at work. The cost for the plants was $57.98. Thanks to one anonymous donator we received $15 toward this expense. Our neighbor, Irene Sanders was kind enough to help with the planting.

CEMETERY: We appreciate and thank Joan Baurys and Steve Spock for their donations received for our Parish Cemetery Fund.

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SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST FEAST OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST JUNE 22, 2014

18 06 2014

Saturday, June 21 BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
4:00 PM Eleanor Kulick – Frank & Marion Kulick
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, June 22 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Saturday, June 28 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SS PETER & PAUL FEAST DAY
6:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
AFTER THE DIVINE LITURGY
FELLOWSHIP FOR ALL IN THE PARISH HALL

Sunday, June 29 NO DIVINE LITURGY

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 21 – 28 by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish those in Nursing facilities, hospitals or at home.

OMITTED FROM LIVING FATHER’S DAY LIST:
Requested by Helene Sirak – John Ostrum.





SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS FATHER’S DAY JUNE 15, 2014

18 06 2014

Saturday, June 14
4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Fathers of the Parish
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday, June 15 SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday, June 21 BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
4:00 PM Eleanor Kulick – Frank & Marion Kulick
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, June 22 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 14 – 21 by Thomas Sawka in memory of his wife Mary Ann Sawka.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles has been requested by Arlene Jones for the month of June in memory of Thomas and Anna Jones

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bigus for their donation to our parish Building/Improvement fund in memory of Harold Garber.

CEMETERY FUND: We sincerely appreciate the generous donation of $500 received from Rev. Frank Patrylak to be used for the Cemetery care and maintenance. Many thanks to Father Patrylak and may God Bless him with good health.

SVIACHENE DINNER: Our after Easter Dinner (Sviachene) was a great success and we appreciate all who attended and worked so hard to make it that way. With the sale of tickets, Chinese Auction and 50-50 the net was $757.41.

MAY LOTTERY TICKET SALES: Thanks again to all who purchased and sold tickets for the May Lottery.

FEAST DAY: Our SS Peter & Paul Feast day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the Church Hall. A list of those who will bring the cover dishes is in the vestibule. Please, if you are planning on attending sign up now. Any cover dish you so desire to bring will be appreciated. The parish will supply the Hamburgers
and Hot dogs. Let us have a nice social get together as a Parish Family. There will be NO Divine Liturgy on Sunday the 29th so that we can all attend the Saturday Divine Liturgy at 6:00 PM and the social will follow.





PENTECOST SUNDAY JUNE 8, 2014

11 06 2014

Saturday, June 7 – 4:00 PM Intention for All Deceased of our Parish
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, June 8 – 8:30 AM PENTECOST SUNDAY
God’s Blessings and Good Health for All Parishioners
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
2:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery

Saturday, June 14 – 4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Father’s of our parish
Father’s Day
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, June 15 – 8:30 AM FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
Father’s Day
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 7 – 14 for God’s Blessing for Good Health for Joseph Onderko by his wife Ann Marie.
PANAKHYDA AT PARISH CEMETERY – Father Wasyl will have the Panakhyda Service at our parish Cemetery this Sunday, June 8th. Remember your loved ones in prayer at this service beginning at 2:00 PM.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Harold Garber who was called recently to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal.

THANKS: Our thanks to those who came out to clean the Church this past week.
Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated. God’s Blessings on you!

SS PETER & PAUL FEAST DAY: The suggestions received for the fellowship after the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of SS Peter & Paul, June 28th is Hamburg’s and Hot Dogs supplied by the parish and a cover dish from all who plan to attend. A list of foods and signup sheet is in the vestibule. If you plan to attend please write your name and the dish you will contribute. Any dish you desire to make or the suggestions as follows: Baked beans, onions, ketchup, mustard, chips, pretzels, salads of your chose, haluski, any noodle dish, coffee, soda, any desserts, etc. Please be kind enough to sign up early so that plans can be made to have this event. Thanks.





ASCENSION OF OUR LORD SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL June 1, 2014

4 06 2014

Saturday, May 31 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
4:00 PM Petitions to the Mother of God
Eleanor Kulick – Michael Kane
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, June 1 ASCENTION OF OUR LORD
8:30AM Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Saturday, June 7 PENTECOST SUNDAY
4:00 PM All Deceased of our Parish
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, June 8 PENTECOST SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Sunday, 2:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery

THE ASCENSION
OF OUR LORD

The feast of the Lord’s Ascension always falls on the fortieth day after Christ’s Resurrection. This is one of the principal feast days of our Lord. It celebrates the memory of Christ’s Ascension into heaven underscores its significance for Christ and for us.
St. John Chrysostom, in his homily on the Ascension says: “Today the human race is completely reconciled with God. The ancient battle and enmity have disappeared. We, who were unworthy to live even on earth – are now lifted up to heaven. Today we become heirs to the kingdom of heaven, we, who do not even deserve earth; we ascend to heaven and inherit the throne of the King and Lord. Human nature, against which the cherubim guarded paradise, is now raised up above all the cherubim.”
The spirit of the services of this feast, as a whole, is uplifting and joyful. The Church rejoices at the glory of Christ (God and Man), who is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He ascended into heaven, in order to send us the Comforter – the Holy Spirit – and to “prepare a place for us,” (John 14, 2) as he promised.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
May 31 – June 7- by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

OPENINGS FOR SANCTUARY LIGHT: There are many dates opened for the requests of the Sanctuary Light: next week June 7 to the 14, July 5 to 12, July 25 to Aug. 2 and later dates still available. The Sanctuary light burns for one week and the donation is $10. If you wish to request any of the week’s available, please do so by filling in the chart in the vestibule. This is a very spiritual way of remembering a loved one or in honor of a family or friend or a special occasion.

BAPTISM: Welcome to our Parish family Wesley Evans who had his Baptism Confirmation and Communion on Sunday, May 25th. Wesley is the son of Catherine and Zachary Evans. God’s Blessings for many happy years.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting this 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.

PRAYERS: Remember in your prayers the sick of the parish at home in Nursing facilities or Hospitals.

GREEN SUNDAY: The Feast of the Pentecost is the day to pay our respects to our deceased. Father Vasyl Houhera will celebrate the Panakhyda Services and blessing of individual graves at the Cemetery Sunday, June 8, at 2:00 PM. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family or friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest.





SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND MAY 25, 2014

4 06 2014

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 God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Mother of God

Saturday, May 31 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
4:00 PM Eleanor Kulick – Michael Kane
Petitions to the Mother of God
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, June 1 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Our Lord
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers Rev. Ruslan Romanyuk, Pastor of Transfiguration of Our Lord UCC in Shamokin, PA. He is battling with cancer and your prayers are needed for his recovery.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 24 – 31 by Al Ferkel in memory of Parents Albert & Catherine Ferkel.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Mary Ann Kachinko & Family for her donation of one Bouquet of flowers this week in memory of Bernie Kachinko, Sr.
One bouquet Requested by the Parish Family for all living and deceased Veterans.

THANKS: We extend our thanks to all who made our Sviachene Dinner a huge success.
To all the men and women who prepared the food and set up the hall, preparing the food and contributing their time. To those who donated gifts, food, monetary, and desserts, it is greatly appreciated. A beautiful homemade Paska bread and bread for the tables were made and donated by Mary Oshirak & Charles Drazba. Each table one person won a Paska.