SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 20, 2014

22 07 2014

Saturday, July 19
4:00 PM Theodosia Rembish – Jankowski Family

Sunday, July 20 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, July 24
9:00 AM Steve Kowalick – The Kowalick Family

Saturday, July 26
4:00 PM Olga Landsi – Dorothy Wujcik a Friend

Sunday, July 27 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

A WELCOMING PARISH: You enter this Church – not as strangers, but as a guest of God. He is your heavenly Father. Come, then, with joy in your heart and thanks on your lips into His presence, offering Him your love and service. Be grateful to the strong and loyal ones who, in the name of Jesus Christ, built this place of worship, and to all who have beautified it and hollowed it with their prayers and praise. Ask His blessing on those who love His house of faith as the inspiration of their labor, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, and may that blessing rest on you, both in your going out and your coming in. As a welcoming parish, we ask every parishioner to ask God to put in your heart people whose hearts we need to reach out and touch with God’s love. Bring our people together to worship in the hope of everlasting love.

Welcome!
To all who are tired and need rest, to all who mourn and need comfort,
to all who are friendless and need friendship,
to all who are discouraged and need hope,
to all who are hopeless and need sheltering love,
to all who sin and need a Savior,
this church opens wide its doors in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 19-26 by Arlene Jones for a Special Intention.
JULY ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles that will burn for all services in the month of July is requested by an Anonymous parishioner in memory of the Boyson, Hennessey, Slabinski, Porter and Stadulis Families.
WEEKLY SANCTUARY LIGHT OPENINGS: Aug. 2-9, Aug. 9-16,
Aug. 23-30, Aug. 30 – Sept. 6.

OPENED MONTHS FOR THE MONTHLY CANDLES: August and October.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere Sympathy to the Families of Theodosia Rembish, Eleanor Trotsky and Justine Petro who were called to their eternal rest. May their memory be eternal. Vychnaya Pomyat!

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks to Ann Marie Onderko for her donation received to our Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Theodosia Rembish.

SEMINARY DAY: The 80th Annual Seminary Day will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 for 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at St, Nicholas Picnic Grove, RT 901 Primerose, Schuylkill, PA. Schedule of activities is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

DEANERY YOUTH PICNIC: A Picnic for the youth of all the parishes in our North Anthracite Deanery will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Lackawanna State Park beginning at 10:00 AM. Father Dan Troyan will give an inspirational talk to the youth. Grades 8th through 12th and Parents are invited to attend.
PRAYERS: Remember in your prayers all the people who have not been able to attend Divine Liturgies and for all those ill at home, in nursing facilities and hospitals.

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SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS JULY 13, 2014

15 07 2014

Saturday, July 12
4:00 PM God’s Blessing & Good Health –
William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, July 13 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 19
4:30 PM Theodosia Rembish – Jankowski Family

Sunday, July 20
8:30 AM SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SIX REASONS TO LIGHT CANDLES IN FRONT OF ICONS

Because our faith is light. Christ said, “I am the light of the world.” The light of a candle or vigil lamp reminds us of the light with which Christ illuminates our souls.

To remind us of the radiant character of the saint whose icon we light the candle in front of, for saints are called “sons of light” (John 12:36, Luke 16:8).

To serve as a reproach for our deeds of darkness, for our evil thoughts and desires, to call us to the path of evangelical light, and so that we zealously try to fulfill the Commandments of the Savior: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16).

So that the candle will be a small sacrifice to God, who gave Himself completely as a sacrifice for us, and as a small sign of our great gratitude and radiant love for Him from whom we ask life, health, salvation, peace and everything that only boundless heavenly love can bestow.

So terror will strike the evil powers that assail us and lead our thoughts away from the Creator, even at the time of prayer. The evil powers love darkness and tremble at every light, especially light that belongs to God and to those who reflect Him.

To remind us that the Creator created light before anything else: “And God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Light must be present at the beginning of our spiritual lives, so that the light of Christ’s truth will shine within us before anything else. From the light of Christ’s truth every good is created, springs up, and grows within us.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 12 – 19 by Albert Piston in memory of his brother Daniel.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for 2 Bouquets of flowers donated this week by Florence Kloap & Family in memory of William Kloap. This is in remembrance of William & Florence Kloap wedding anniversary.

ALTAR CLOTHS: The blessing of the new set of Altar Cloths purchased in memory of Anna Dempsey will be held after this Saturday’s Divine Liturgy.

SEMINARY DAY: The 80th Annual Seminary Day will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 for 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at St, Nicholas Picnic Grove, RT 901 Primerose, Schuylkill, PA. Schedule of activities is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council held a meeting on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Only a few members were present so not many things were discussed. The main item is the painting of the domes foundation. The white part should be painted and a few estimates must be given. All members of the church should have their dues paid to date and a new database must be compiled. A copy of this is to be sent to the Chancery. If you have any changes in your addresses or any other information please inform the office at your convenience.





FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 6, 2014

7 07 2014

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

Thursday, July 10
9:00 AM Mary Sawka – Sister Julia Williams

Saturday, July 12
4:00 PM William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, July 13 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Story of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

God made us just to love us.
He wants us to love Him back.
He knows that loving Him is the only way we can be truly happy.
For thousands of years people who became close friends of God have been telling us that God’s heart is full of love for us.
A heart means love.
God loved us so much that He came to earth to be born as Jesus.
When He was here, the Heart of Jesus burned with love for all people.
It still does.
To show His great love, artists paint His heart all on fire.
Jesus came to show that God loves even those people who don’t
care about Him.
Jesus was willing to suffer and die on a cross to show God’s love for all.
Remembering this, artists draw a cross above His burning Heart.
When Jesus was hanging on the cross, a soldier pierced his side with a lance.
Blood and water gushed out, showing us again how much He loved us.
Artists place the wound from the lance in the Heart of Jesus.

People who hated Jesus put a crown of thorns on his head, hurting him.
Today people hurt Jesus when they ignore God’s love or hate God.
Artists show that hurt by placing a crown of thorns around His Heart.

Jesus, I love You! I thank you for loving me. I adore Your Sacred Heart.
Fill my heart with more love for You every day.
Let me be like You, loving and gentle to others at all times.
Help me to pray every day for those who do not know You or love You.
I offer You all I do–my prayers, my words, my actions, and my whole self.
Sacred Heart of Jesus! I give myself to You today and forever.

MAY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, BE PRAISED, ADORED AND GLORIFIED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD,
FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 5– 12 by Al Ferkel in memory of his parents Albert & Catherine Ferkel.

CEMETERY: Our thanks to Gary Pstrak for his donation of $100 for Cemetery Care in our Parish Cemetery. God’s blessings to Mr. Pstrak for his generosity.

ALTAR CLOTHS: A new set of Altar Cloths were purchased in Ukraine, brought back with Father Popyk, to be used for the Lenten Season. The cloths are in memory of Anna Dempsey from donations received to the Building fund from family and friends in Anna’s memory. Father will have the blessing of these fine cloths on Saturday, July 12th after the Divine Liturgy.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 70 Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville PA. Moleben prayer service will be served at 2:00pm, business session at 2:30pm followed by reception and fellowship. Agenda will include implementation of Patriarch Sviatoslav’s “The Vibrant Parish”, proposed 2014 activities including the annual August summer picnic and the upcoming National Convention in Johnstown PA. For additional information contact: Dorothy Jamula, President or any LUC member of the parish.

FEAST DAY GATHERING: All who attended our SS Peter & Paul Feast Day gathering enjoyed a lovely social. We wish to thank those who made this event possible. 30 Adults and 3 Children were present and the many dishes served were delicious. May God bless those who still have love of their parish.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, July 9th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members please try to be present.

PICNIC: A deanery Youth Picnic will be held at a State Park on August 20, 2014. All parents with the youth are invited. More information will be inserted in future bulletins.