ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 24, 2014

27 08 2014

Saturday, August 23 – 4:00 PM
Josephine Petro (40th Day) – Sister Mildred Gomez

Sunday, August 24 – 8:30AM Independence of Ukraine
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners and of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine for their exercise of freedoms and liberties all people cherish.

Friday, August 29 – 9:00 AM
BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
Mary Sawka – Sister Julia Williams

Saturday, August 30– 4:00 PM
Theodosia Rembish – Joseph & Ann Marie Onderko

Sunday, August 31 – 8:30AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 23 – 30 by Albert Ferkel in memory of his Parents Catherine & Albert Ferkel.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the Parish, those in Nursing facilities, in hospitals or at home and unable to attend Divine Liturgies.

FEAST DAY: The Feast day of the Beheading of John the Baptist is on Friday, August 29th. This is a Simple holyday but all should try to attend the Divine Liturgy for this Feast Day.

BRATISLAVA BOYS CHOIR: The acclaimed Bratislava Boys Choir from Bratislava, Slovakia, will perform at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. and at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation of $15 is suggested. The concert is being held in celebration of the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Father Jozef Murgaš, “Radio’s forgotten genius.” It is being sponsored by the Slovak Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania in cooperation with World Artists Experiences and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. For more information, contact Michael Stretanski or Raphael Micca

From the desk of the Chancery to all Priests and parishioners.

The 2014 Archeparchial Sobor will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the Cathedral Social Hall, North Franklin Street, Philadelphia. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the day will conclude with the Divine Liturgy celebrated at 5 p.m. in the Cathedral by Metropolitan Stefan and the Archeparchial clergy. The theme of the Sobor is “I am the Light of the World.” (Jn 8:12)
Each parish is expected to send a minimum of two delegates. Parishes may send two additional participants for a maximum of four delegates per parish. Delegates should include parishioners of all ages and should include some parish pastoral and finance council members. Delegates from all religious communities active within the Archeparchy are invited to participate. All clergy (active and retired) are especially welcome and requested to participate. Additional information and registration forms will be forwarded to you in the near future.
Friday, October 24, 2014 will be a Clergy Day for all clerics of the Archeparchy. This session will begin at 1:15 p.m. and will end with a clergy social beginning at 5 p.m.
All clergy are expected to attend the Friday session, and at a minimum, the Archeparchial Sobor on Saturday until noon. For those clergy who are able to rearrange their Saturday evening Divine Liturgy schedules, it is hoped you will be able to remain for the afternoon Sobor sessions and participate in the concluding Divine Liturgy.
Kindly mark these dates on your calendars.
Rev. John M. Fields
Communications Office
Delegates interested in attending the Sobor, please notify Father Popyk.

NO DIVINE LITURGY WILL BE CELEBRATED IN OUR CHURCH ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 DUE TO THE CLERGY ATTENDING THE SOBOR.

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TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 17, 2014

27 08 2014

Saturday, August 16 – 4:00 PM
THE DORMITION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Anointing of Holy Oil & Myrovania Blessing of Flowers
4:00 PM Olga Landisi – Dorothy Wujcik a Friend

Sunday, August 17 – 8:30 AM
THE DORMITION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Anointing of Holy Oil & Myrovania Blessing of Flowers
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, August 23 – 4:00 PM
Josephine Petro (40th Day) – sister Mildred Gomez

Sunday, August 24 – 8:30AM
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Independence of Ukraine.
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

The Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary
AUGUST 15TH
This feast commemorates the happy death of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her death was so calm and free from pains and remorse’s that it seemed to be a “sleep.”
It is an article of faith that the Blessed Mother of our Savior was taken body and soul into heaven upon her death. Although the Blessed Virgin really died and her soul was separated from her body, the latter, however, was preserved from corruption and shortly afterwards was reunited to her soul. Thus the Blessed Virgin entered heaven with a glorified body and soul.
It is a matter of dispute whether our Lady died at Jerusalem or Ephesus where she was supposed to have lived with Saint John. Two cities claim to be the place of her departure. Since the feast of the “Assumption” or “Falling Asleep” of our Lady had been kept in Ephesus even in the first century, it is probable that the Mother of God completed her earthly life in that city of Asia Minor.
Neither do we know how many years after Christ’s death the Blessed Virgin remained on earth. Some writers affirm that she died at the age of seventy-two, that is, twenty two years after our Lord’s death.
The feast itself was introduced in the second or third century, for Pope Gelasius I (492-496), calls it very old in one of his letters. In the fifth century it spread to the whole Church.
After the Divine Liturgy the priest blesses the flowers, which the people bring to the church. After the sprinkling and blessing they take them home, using them in various ways as a blessed thing.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 16 – 23 by Charles Drazba in memory of Veronica & John Carpa.

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. All are invited to attend.

LUC MEETING AND ANNUAL PICNIC: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting this Sunday, August 17, 2014 at SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 706 North Warren Street, Berwick PA. Moleben prayer service will be served at 2:00pm, business session at 2:30pm followed by a picnic at the nearby Everett residence. Agenda will include the upcoming Sobor of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and the National Convention in Johnstown PA. For additional information contact: Dorothy Jamula, President at or any LUC member of the parish.





NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST AUGUST 10, 2014

10 08 2014

Saturday, Aug. 9 FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovonia-Blessing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM Good Healing for Paul Kachinko –
Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Sunday, Aug 10
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovonia Blessing of Fruit

Friday, Aug. 15
9:00 AM Emily Helinski – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Saturday, Aug. 16 DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovonia – Blessing of flowers
4:00 PM Olga Landisis – Dorothy Wujcik a Friend

Sunday, Aug. 17 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovonia Blessing of flowers
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 9-16 by Michael Kane in memory of Mary Kulyn.
ALTAR CANDLES: No Request was donated.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for flowers this week donated by Michael Kane in memory of Mary Kulyn.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks for the donations received for the Building/Improvement Fund.
$50 donated by Julia Wido in memory of Theodosia Rembish, $10 donated by Marilyn Salkin in memory of Eleanor Trotsky.

LUC MEETING AND ANNUAL PICNIC: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 706 North Warren Street, Berwick PA. Moleben prayer service will be served at 2:00pm, business session at 2:30pm followed by a picnic at the nearby Everett residence. Agenda will include the upcoming Sobor of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and the National Convention in Johnstown PA. For additional information contact: Dorothy Jamula, President or any LUC member of the parish.
UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL: A festival at Ukrainian Homestead, 1230 Beaver Run Drive, Lehighton, PA 18235 will take place on Saturday, Aug. 16 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Sunday, Aug. 17, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM. Information on the bulletin board in the vestibule.





EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 3, 2014

10 08 2014

Saturday, Aug. 2
4:00 PM Simon, Catherine, Walter, John, Ted & Mary Sawka –
Julie Williams

Sunday, Aug. 3 EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Aug. 7
9:00 AM Good Healing for Paul Kachinko –
Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Saturday, Aug. 9 TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovonia-Blessing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM Theodosia Rembish (40th Day) – Rudeski Family

Sunday, Aug. 10 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week August 2-9 by Jule Wido in memory of Theodosia Rembish.

BUS TRIP: “TRYZUB” 23rd ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics is considering sponsoring a bus trip to the 23rd Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival at the Ukrainian American Sport Center – “Tryzub” – in Horsham, PA on Ukrainian Independence Day, Sunday, August 24, 2014. Those who attended last year know how very enjoyable the event was – many said it was the best around. The event which begins at 12 noon and ends at 8:00pm will highlight a stage concert of colorful Ukrainian folk dancers as well as musicians from Ukraine and the United States. Ukrainian ethnic foods, standard picnic fare, baked goods, cool refreshments, Ukrainian arts /crafts bazaar and children’s fun area will be available. The 55 passenger Tiger Tours bus will pick up at St. Vladimir Church in Scranton at 9:00am and at St. Vladimir Church in Edwardsville at 9:30am. Departure for home will be near 6:00pm Cost is $35.00 per person which includes admission ticket [$15.00] to the Festival. Full advance nonrefundable payment reserves a seat. For reservations contact Ann Zinich in Berwick, Andrew Jamula in the Wilkes-Barre area at; Paul Ewasko in the Scranton area.
We will appreciate hearing from you by Wednesday, August 6 in order to reserve the bus which is currently being held for us.

BUILDING FUND: The parish is grateful for the donations made to our Parish Building Fund in memory of Eleanor Trotsky – Mr.& Mrs. William Smolok and Shari Salkin.





SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 27, 2014

10 08 2014

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
JULY 27, 2014
Saturday, July 26
4:00 PM Olga Landisi – Dorothy Wujcik a Friend

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

Saturday, Aug. 2
4:00 PM Simon, Catherine, Walter, John, Ted & Mary
By Julia Williams

Sunday, Aug. 3 EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 26 – August 2 by Anonymous for Good Health on all Parishioners.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to those who donated to our Parish Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Eleanor Trotsky – Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Onderko & Family, Sharon Shevock and Mr. & Mrs. J. Rudeski & Jaclyn.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale in the fall. Now is the time to start packing things that are no longer useful to you and donate them to the sale. Bring items to the church or call one of the Society members to arrange for pick up.

DEANERY YOUTH PICNIC: A Picnic for the youth of all the parishes in our North Anthracite Deanery will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Lackawanna State Park, 1839 N. Abington Rd., N. Abington, PA beginning at 10:30 AM. Father Dan Troyan will give an inspirational talk to the youth. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.