18 09 2014

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

Sunday, Sept. 7
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

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

Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Theodosia Rembish – Andrew Skipalis & Family

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

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.



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