SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

25 09 2014

Saturday, Sept. 27
4:00 PM Pauline Slota – Mike Kane
Blessing and distribution of DVD

Sunday, Sept. 28 SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Blessing and distribution of DVD

Wednesday, Oct. 1 PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
9:00 AM Theodosia Rembish – Ted Sickowich
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Petitions of the Mother of God
Saturday, Oct. 4
4:30 PM Veronica Navroth – Donna Kachinko
Petitions of the Mother of God

Sunday, Oct. 5 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burns this week Sept. 27 – Oct. 4 by Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Dombroski.

CEMETERY: Our cemetery is being well taken care of by our caretaker Jeremy. He informs the office of the problems as they occur. We have no garbage pickup and old pots and plants are just thrown on a pile. If you have any garbage from your graves please put them in your car and dispose of them at home. When Jeremy has to remove all the waste eventually it cost many dollars. If you see anyone who does leave the garbage please tell them we have no pickup. As for the road on the far side of the cemetery that is over grown with trees and such, this is a big problem. In order to solve this and to make the road passable it is a big project and the cost would be anywhere from $5000 to $10,000. If our parishioners and the out of town people who have loved ones buried there, were asked for donations to do this job it can be done otherwise the road will remain unusable.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s Society Rummage sale will be held on October,
The dates and times are as follows: Friday, October 3, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, October 4, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Sunday, October 5, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. A menu will be available: Piggies, Hot dogs, Haluski, Potato Salad, deserts and beverages. Thanks to those who donated to this sale and hopefully we will see you at the sale. You never know what you could find among the many items. A bake sale will also be presented. If any of our parishioners would like to donate a bake product it would be greatly appreciated.

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SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

18 09 2014

Saturday, September 20 – 4:00 PM
Josephine Petro – Family and Friends

Sunday, September 21 – 8:30 AM
SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, September 25 – 9:00 AM
Eleanor Kulick – Mary Klefski

Saturday, September 27 – 4:00 PM
Pauline Slota – Mike Kane

Sunday, September 28 – 8:30AM
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week September 20 – 27 by Mike and Dolores Sinko in memory of parents John & Helen Kurkoski.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Rummage sale will take place on Friday, October 3, from 9:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, October 4, 9:00 – 2:00 PM, and clearance day on Sunday, October 5, 11:00 – 2:00. The Women’s Society would like to have a bake sale with this Rummage sale and are asking if any of the parishioners would be kind enough to help in this matter by baking some baked goods to sell. If you can possibly help us please call one of the Society members or sign up on the list in the Vestibule.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Julia Yuhas who was called to her eternal rest. Vichnya Paymat!

THANKS: Our thanks to Catherine Hasiak for her donation to the Cemetery Fund of $500, and for the donation of $250 received toward our Parish Building/Improvement Fund by an anonymous donor.

UKRAINIAN IMMIGRATION: Paula Holoviak will present a program about Ukrainian Immigration to Pennsylvania and its impact on our history, culture and economy on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 – 3:00 PM at St John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, PA. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please Reserve your seat by calling Shirley Gingo. A Poster is on the Bulletin board in the vestibule.

HARVEST FEST: St. Mary Church, 94 Walnut Rd, Hamburg, PA will hold their 10th Annual Harvest Fest on Friday, October 3, 2014 4 – 9 PM, and Saturday, October 4th – 12 – 9 PM. A Polka Mass at 4:30 PM. Food, fun and games. A poster with more information is on the bulletin board in the vestibule.





EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

18 09 2014

Saturday, Sept. 13 THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Simon, Catherine, Walter, John, Ted & Mary –
Julie Williams

Sunday, Sept. 14 EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Father Popyk will be attending the Priest Retreat– Sept. 15 to 18th. If a funeral should be needed, it will be held after the 18th.

Saturday, Sept. 20
4:00 PM Josephine Petro – Family and Friends

Sunday, Sept. 21 SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

PRAY THE ROSARY: Every Saturday and Sunday before Divine Liturgy the Rosary should be recited by the congregation. All could take turns in leading the prayers. If no one else is starting someone else should feel free to do so. Please cooperate in doing this to pray for all intentions of the world.

THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
SEPTEMBER 14TH

The Holy Cross is an ever-living symbol of God’s everlasting love toward us sinners, a symbol of Christ’s total self-sacrifice, a symbol of our redemption and salvation, a symbol of Christ’s victory over death and Satan. By venerating the holy Cross we honor Christ’s sacrifice, passion and death. Whenever we sign ourselves with the sign of the holy Cross, we profess our faith in our Savior.
The Eastern Church holds the veneration of the holy Cross in such high regard it has dedicated several feasts during the year to its honor. The greatest of these is the feast of the “Universal Elevation of the Venerable and Life-giving Cross”.
The Feast of the Elevation of the Venerable Cross is a very ancient feast. However, like the history of the finding of the holy Cross of the Lord, the history of the institution of the feast has been obscured by various legends and it is not easy to separate historical fact from pious legend.
One must remember that in celebrating this feast, we are not concerned with the ordinary veneration of the holy Cross, which takes place on the third Sunday of the Great Fast, but with that aspect of the feast which is expressed in the name of the feast itself – EXALTATION OR ELEVATION – of the Cross, that is, a special solemn rite connected with the veneration and glorification of the holy Cross.
The feast of the Exaltation owes its origin to the consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord, which was erected on Golgotha, in Jerusalem, by Emperor Constantine the Great. This consecration was celebrated very solemnly during the time of Macarius, Bishop of Jerusalem, on the 13th of September in the year 335. On the day following the consecration, the solemn exaltation or elevation of the sacred wood of the Cross took place. During its elevation the people exclaimed “Lord have mercy” many times. Since that time, the Eastern Church each year has celebrated the consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of our Lord on the 13th of September, and the feast of the Exaltation of the Venerable Cross on the 14th of September.
The feast of the Exaltation, by placing the holy Cross before our eyes, reminds us of our obligation to venerate, love and confess the holy Cross. “Do not be ashamed of the Cross of Christ,” admonishes St. Cyril of Jerusalem in his forth catechesis, “even if some hide it, nevertheless, you trace it clearly upon your forehead so that the demons, seeing the royal sign, may tremble and flee far away. Make this sign when you eat and drink, when you sit, lie down, rise or walk, in a word, at every occasion.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burns this week Sept 13 – 20 by Eleanor Trotsky in memory of her husband Anthony Trotsky.

ST. VLADIMIR FLEA MARKET. The Annual Flea Market sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will be held in the Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Doors will not open before 9:00am. This event benefits the Parish Children’s Religious Education Program. Ukrainian and American foods will be available for purchase.To reserve a table or for additional information contact Daria at 570 963-1580

PRIEST VISITS: If you have any member of your family who is in the Hospital, Nursing Facility or at home that would like to have Father Popyk visit them for a sick call please notify Father or call the church office.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Rummage sale will take place on Friday, October 3, from 9:00 – 5:00, Saturday, October 4, 9:00 – 2:00, and clearance day on Sunday, October 5, 1:00 – 3:00. The Women’s Society would like to have a bake sale with this Rummage sale and are asking if any of the parishioners would be kind enough to help in this matter by baking some baked goods to sell. If you can possibly help us please call one of the Society members. Also some food and beverages will be available.

RELIGIOUS CLASSES: Father Popyk will conduct Religious classes every Friday at 6:00 PM in Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish in Nanticoke, PA. Everyone is welcome to attend.





SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

18 09 2014

Saturday, Sept.6
4:00 PM Mary Sawka – Sister, Julia Williams

Sunday, Sept. 7
8:30AM SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Monday, Sept. 8 BIRTH OF THE MOTHR OF GOD
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
9:00 AM Josephine Petro – Tom Petro & Family

Thursday, September 11
9:00 AM Simon, Catherine, Walter, John, Ted & Mary –
Julie Williams

Saturday, Sept. 13 THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Theodosia Rembish – Andrew Skipalis & Family
THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS Service

Sunday, Sept. 14 THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
8:30AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

The Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God
September 8th

One of the great feasts we celebrate at the beginning of the Liturgical Year is the feast of the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God (Theotokos). As is evident from the words of the troparion on this festival, it is a joyful and significant feast. It is joyful because it is the birthday of the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and earth. It is significant because it places before our eyes the great truth of our holy faith concerning the Divine Motherhood of the most Pure Virgin Mary, from whom “shone forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.”
The birth of Mary, who was to become the Mother of God, was a singular source of joy for her parents – Joachim and Anna, for heaven, for earth, and for all creation. The spiritual joy occasioned by this feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God has been stressed by various Fathers of the Church.
The day following the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Church honors the memory of the “Holy and Righteous Ancestors of Christ, Joachim and Anna”. The Church pays them special veneration as the parents of Mary and the ancestors of Jesus Christ.
Christian iconography has also expressed great devotion to the parents of the Blessed Mother of God. Quite frequently an icon will depict St. Anna with the child Mary upon her knees, or both parents will be portrayed bringing the little Mary to the temple to consecrate her to the service of God.

ST. MARY’S BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH, “INTERNATIONAL DINNER CLUB”, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18505 presents “RUSSIA”. The date will be Thursday, September 11, 2014 and there will be seating’s at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Reservations must be made by September 4th by calling 570-343-5151. The menu starts with a Creamy Mushroom and Potato Soup and the Entrée will be a Braised Pork Chop with onions and a Sour Cream Sauce, served with potatoes and leafy greens. The dessert will be Tender Crepes stuffed with Sweet Cream Cheese and topped with berries. A non-alcoholic beverage service is included with your meal and a Cash Bar is available. Only $20.00 per person

GIGANTIC FLEA MARKET: St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St., Old Forge, PA is sponsoring a Flea Market on Saturday, September 27 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, September 28 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Church Hall. A large variety of items including Antiques, Vintage Furniture, Appliances Clothing, Toys and much more will be on sale. A variety of foods, baked goods and refreshments will be available. All welcome to come, rain or shine.

DINNER CLUB: St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton will present their International Dinner “Russia” on Thursday, September 11, 2014 seating at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. Reservations must be made by September 4th by calling
The menu starts with a Creamy Mushroom and Potato Soup and the Entrée will be Braised Park Chop with onions

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius UCC 706 Warren St. Berwick, PA is sponsoring a Shop for the Holidays” Craft Sale, Saturday, October 25th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Interested crafters/vendors: $15 – 8’ table. Contact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 after 5:00 PM or yankapysanky@yahoo.com

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: This year’s 83rd Annual Pilgrimage honoring the Mother of God will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Order of St Basil the Great in Fox Chase Manor, PA. The theme of this year’s pilgrimage is “Call to Holiness” The life of Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky on the 70th Anniversary of his Death. A schedule of the day is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

PASTIE SALE. Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre is taking orders for Pasties for pick-up on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Our Pasties are made with seasoned ground beef and potatoes wrapped in a pie crust pastry and are available with or without onions. Pasties are $5.00 each and Gravy is available for $1.00 for an 8 oz. cup.
(Please specify with or without onions.) Pick-up from 1:30 to 3:30pm in our School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 6- 13 by Mary Oshirak family in memory of John & Anna Klem.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the donation of a large bouquet of flowers this week donated by Kane & Udiski Families in memory of Mildred Kane.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society of the Parish will meet Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 PM at the Church Hall. This is the first meeting after the summer recess. President Anna Magill will preside. All members are asked to please attend as help is needed to set up for the Rummage Sale. New members are always welcome.

COUNCIL MEETING: The members of our Parish Council will meet Wednesday, September 10th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to please attend this meeting. A few things must be discussed concerning our Parish.

RUMMAGE – FLEA MARKET: Items for our Parish Fall Rummage –Flea Market Sale. If you have items to donate you can bring them to the church on Saturday or Sunday or notify one of the members of the Women’s Society.

CLERGY RETREAT: No Liturgical services at Church during this time September 15 – 18, 2014. Any funeral can be served after the 18th.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION; A separate page is available with the details and a form to fill, if you plan on attending.





TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 31, 2014

2 09 2014

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

Sunday, August 31 – 8:30 AM TWELFTHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Sept. 4 – 9:00 AM Eleanor Kulick – Rose Wolinsky

Saturday, Sept. 6 – 4:00 PM Mary Sawka – Sister, Julia Williams

Sunday, Sept. 7 – 8:30AM
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 30 – Sept. 6 by Julia Wido in memory of Theodosia Rembish.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is requested to burn for all services in the month of September by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her parents Louis & Anna Kolotelo.

LOTTERY TICKETS: It is that time again for our Lottery ticket sales for the month of November 2014. Please do your part in this fund raiser for our Parish by purchasing and if possible taking a few to sell. The tickets are $5 each with a winning number on the daily drawing every day of the month.