TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST APOSTLE ST. ANDREW NOVEMBER 30, 2014

29 11 2014

Saturday, Nov. 29
4:00 PM Andrew Beshada – Wife Ann Beshada

Sunday, Nov. 30 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Dec.4
9:00 AM John Zelinski – Nicholas Klesha

Saturday, Dec. 6 FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS
ANOINTING OF HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
4:00 PM Theodore Soppeck – Paul & Dolores Hoover

Sunday, Dec. 7 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS
ANOINTING OF HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Feast Day of St. Andrew
November 30
Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, “What do you seek?” When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, “Come and see.” Andrew had been only a little time with Jesus when he realized that this was truly the Messiah.
From then on, he chose to follow Jesus. Andrew was thus the first disciple of Christ. Next, Andrew brought his brother Simon (St. Peter) to Jesus and Jesus received him, too, as His disciple. At first the two brothers continued to carry on their fishing trade and family affairs, but later, the Lord called them to stay with Him all the time. He promised to make them fishers of men, and this time, they left their nets for good. It is believed that after Our Lord ascended into Heaven, St. Andrew went to Greece to preach the gospel. It is said he was put to death on a cross, to which he was tied, not nailed. He lived two days in that state of suffering, still preaching to the people who gathered around their beloved Apostle. Two countries have chosen St. Andrew as their patron – Russia and Scotland.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! To hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain the favor that is asked.)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 6 by A Veteran in honor of all Hospitalized Veterans in The Wilkes-Barre VA hospital.
Last week – Nov. 22 – 29 the Sanctuary Light was requested by Tom Sawka in memory of the Sawka Family.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The new chart for the Dec. 2014 and the year 2015 is available for your requests. Many weeks are open.

ALTAR CANDLES: The month of December for the Altar Candles that will burn for all services for that month is requested by Albert Piston in memory of his parents Michael & Jennie Piston.

MONTHLY CANDLES: The 2015 chart for the monthly candles that burns at the Altar during all the services in that month is available for your requests. The donation is $40.

FLOWERS: We appreciate the donations of flowers for this week by Anna Magill in memory of Donald Magill.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Our Women’s Society will celebrate their annual Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 7th in the Church Hall. Dinner will be served at 1:30 PM, games will be played and Santa will pay a visit – That is if all are good. Mary Ann Kachinko and Rosemarie Kachinko are chairing the affair.

PYROHY PROJECT: The schedule for the Pyrohy project is this coming Monday 10:00 AM to prepare and Tuesday 8:00 AM for orders. You can pick up your orders after 11:00 AM on Tuesday. If at all possible come and help with this project.

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TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 16, 2014

17 11 2014

Saturday, Nov. 15
4:00 PM Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family

Sunday, Nov. 16 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 20
5::00 PM Helen Sawka – Michael & Dolores Sinko

Friday, Nov. 21 ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS
9:00 AM Gloria Suscavage – Paul & Nicholas Suscavage
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Saturday, Nov. 22
4:00 PM Walter Hosjack – John & Janet Partington

Sunday, Nov. 23 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

DIVINE LITURGY REQUESTS: If you have a request for a Divine Liturgy, you will please call Father Popyk at the rectory in Nanticoke. The number is – 570-735-2262 or his cell phone 609-372-7161. Father has his book for the listings and the Divine Liturgy can be entered as you call. Thank you.

“I Believe in One God”
200 These are the words with which the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed begins. The confession of God’s oneness, which has its roots in the divine revelation of the Old Covenant, is inseparable from the profession of God’s existence and is equally fundamental. God is unique; there is only one God: “The Christian faith confesses that God is one in nature, substance, and essence.”3 (2085)
201 To Israel, his chosen, God revealed himself as the only One: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD; and you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.”4 Through the prophets, God calls Israel and all nations to turn to him, the one and only God: “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other…. To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. ‘Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength.’”5 (2083)
202 Jesus himself affirms that God is “the one Lord” whom you must love “with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”6 At the same time Jesus gives us to understand that he himself is “the Lord.”7 To confess that Jesus is Lord is distinctive of Christian faith. This is not contrary to belief in the One God. Nor does believing in the Holy Spirit as “Lord and giver of life” introduce any division into the One God: (446, 152, 42)
We firmly believe and confess without reservation that there is only one true God, eternal, infinite (immensus) and unchangeable, incomprehensible, almighty, and ineffable, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; three persons indeed, but one essence, substance or nature entirely simple.8

(This information is from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Nov. 15 – 22 by Vera Hubick in memory of her husband Peter Hubick.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank to Michael & Helen Kowalick for their donation to the Church Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Priscilla & Steve Kowalick, and Paul & Marion Rose for their donation of to the Building/Improvement Fund. Also the Mary Oshirak and Charles Drazba for their donation in memory of Helen Sawka.

PYROHY PROJECT: A Pyrohy Project will be held on December 1st & 2nd. The order sheet is in the vestibule or you may call Ann 829-4202 or Ron 779-4407 to place your order. Please order as soon as possible as the cut off date will be November 23rd. The Pyrohys are $7 a dozen. Help is definitely needed so please if you can help with this project for your church come and lend a hand. There is a job for everyone.

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS EVE: Plans are in the making for our Parish annual Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper. Christmas Eve falls on Tuesday, January 6th, Plans are to hold the supper on Sunday, January 4th at 2:00 PM during the day light hours so that all could attend. Save the date and it will be a cover meatless dish as years before. Fish will be provided.

CHICKEN DINNER: Saint Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, Pa., will sponsor a TAKE-OUT CHICKEN DINNER on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Pickup from 3 pm. – 7 p.m., at the hall entrance in the rear of the church building. Menu includes: Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Hot Vegetable, Dinner Roll & Butter, and Dessert. One price only: $9 per dinner. Take-out or Eat-in. Advance orders only: call ANNE. No tickets sold at the door. Last day to pre-order is Sunday, November 16. Proceeds help Saint Vladimir’s Church meet its mortgage payments. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

COUNCIL MEETING: The parish council will meet on Thursday, November 20 in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members please try to be present.

RELIGIOUS CLASSES: Every first and third Sundays of the month, religious classes for all parishioners and anyone interested are welcome to attend the classes at Transfiguration of Our Lord at 12:00 noon





TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL NOVEMBER 9, 2014

17 11 2014

Saturday, Nov. 8 ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND ALL THE ANGELS
4:00 PM Priscilla Kowalick – Michael & Helen Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 9 TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Thursday, Nov. 13
9:00 AM Josephine Petro – Sister Julia Wido

Saturday, Nov. 15
4:00 PM Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family

Sunday, Nov. 16 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

DIVINE LITURGY REQUESTS: If you have a request for a Divine Liturgy, please call Father Popyk at the rectory in Nanticoke. The number is – 570-735-2262 or his cell phone 609-372-7161. Father has his book for the listings and the Divine Liturgy can be entered as you call. Thank you.

QUESTIONS: If you would like to ask a question regarding your parish or what any of the parts of the church or Liturgy means, please write your question on a piece of paper and place in the collection basket. You do not need to put your name or any other information on it only the questions you would like to have the meaning of. It is your chance to put any input you may have to clearly understand any parts of the church or Liturgy you are concerned with. Please cooperate with this so if at all possible changes can be made to your ideas and answers to your questions.
The concern of all parishes is the decline in attendance. If you have a friend, family or anyone you know who has drifted away from the church try to discuss with them the return to their religious life.
Answers to your desired questions will be, if at all possible, listed in the bulletin with the question you requested. Thank you for your cooperation in this project.
A COUNT IS BEING TAKEN IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER FOR THE ATTENDANCE AT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGIES TO BE SENT TO THE CHANCERY. ATTENDANCE ON SAT., NOV. 1ST WAS 34 & SUN. NOV. 2ND WAS 14.

FALL DANCE: Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, 240 Center Street, Nanticoke, PA will be holding a Fall Dance in the Church Hall next Saturday, November 15th from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music will be provided by Joe Stanky and the Cadets. Tickets are $10.00 per person and will be sold at the door. First drink will be included with your ticket. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase.
BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 A Christmas Season bus trip to New York City is set for Sunday, December 7th to include lunch in the Ukrainian Village, visiting the Ukrainian Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, admiring the spectacular Christmas decorations and shopping in midtown Manhattan or for a day on your own. Donation is $38.00 per person with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Children’s’ Religious Education program of St. Vladimir parish. For details and reservations contact Paul Ewasko at 570 563-2275.

RELIGIOUS CLASSES: Every first and third Sundays of the month, religious classes for all parishioners and anyone interested are welcome to attend the classes at Transfiguration of Our Lord at 12:00 noon

PHILlIPS FAST: The Feast of philLips fast will begin on friday, Nov. 14th. this is the time to prepare ourselves before christmas and to make youR confession for the christmas SEASON.
Why Do We Keep Phillip’s Fast?
Unlike the Great Fast before the Feast of the Resurrection (Pascha), the Phillipian fast is seldom known or practiced in the Byzantine Church. Often it is confused with the Roman Catholic practice of Advent.
Since the Nativity / Theophany events hold less importance than Pascha – the Feast of Feasts – (the Resurrection), a detailed structure never evolved for the Phillipian Fast. Yet the Phillipian Fast is an ancient practice in preparation for the Incarnation and Theophany of the Lord Jesus Christ. This 40 day fast is important and should be preserved and practiced. The Phillipian Fast can help us to better understand and appreciate all of God’s saving plan.
Without the structure and public events to guide us, the practice of the Phillipian Fast has gradually fallen off. Theologically, the birth and the public ministry of Christ are inextricable linked. The Phillipian Fast was created to prepare us to receive Christ into the world and begin His public ministry. They are two sides of a single coin. The Phillipian fast prepares us to receive the public ministry of Christ announced at Theophany.
On arriving at Bethlehem and the Nativity on December 25th, we begin to prepare for the Theophany. We do not stop at the Nativity. In our joy at God’s arrival, we press forward and see the Theophany. With Theophany we experience the beginning of Christ’s revelation to us of the mysteries of God. Most important of all, this event points out the Mystery of the Trinity, a mystery long hinted in the Old Testament

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Nov. 8 – 15 by in memory of Sandra Elko requested by her parents Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

NEW SANCTUARY CARD: The new Sanctuary Card for your requests is available in the vestibule. If you would like to have a certain date this is the time to do so as the card fills up and your date will be taken. The donation for the weekly burning is now $10 – due to a raise in the cost of the candles we must raise the weekly donation to $15 starting NEXT YEAR.

PYROHY PROJECT: A Pyrohy Project will be held on December 1 & 2nd. An order sheet is in the vestibule or you may call Ann or Ron to place your order. Please order as soon as possible as the cut off date will be November 23rd. The Pyrohys are $7 a dozen. Help is definitely needed so please if you can help with this project for your church come and lend a hand. There is a job for everyone.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY MEETING: The regular monthly Women’s Society meeting will be held Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. All members please try to be present.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere Sympathy to the family of Helen Sawka who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20th in the church hall at 6:30 PM. All members please try to be present.





TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 2, 2014

17 11 2014

Saturday, Oct. 28
4:00 PM Theodosia Rembish – Margaret Krill

Sunday, Oct. 29 TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 6
9:00 AM Sandy Elko – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Saturday, Nov. 8 ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND ALL THE ANGELS
4:00 PM Priscilla Kowalick – Michael & Helen Kowalick
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

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

HOW CAN WE BECOME A VIBRANT PARISH

The Sobor in Philadelphia was held at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral last Saturday.
The purpose of this Sobor was to bring together all of the parishes with the discussion of How to be a more Vibrant Parish.
If you would like to ask a question regarding your parish or what any of the parts of the church or Liturgy means, please write your question on a piece of paper and place in the collection basket. You do not need to put your name or any other information on it only the questions you would like to have the meaning of. It is your chance to put any input you may have to clearly understand any parts of the church or Liturgy you are concerned with. Please cooperate with this so if at all possible changes can be made to your ideas and answers to your questions.
The concern of all parishes is the decline in attendance. If you have a friend, family or anyone you know who has drifted away from the church try to discuss with them the return to their religious life.
Answers to your desired questions will be, if at all possible, listed in the bulletin with the question you requested. Thank you for your cooperation in this project.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Nov. 1 – 8 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of their daughter Sandra Elko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar candles are requested to burn at all services during the month of November by Rebecca Molecavage in memory of her father Dimitri Bencho

FALL DANCE: Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, 240 Center Street, Nanticoke, PA will be holding a Fall Dance in the Church Hall on Saturday, November 15th from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music will be provided by Joe Stanky and the Cadets. Tickets are $10.00 per person and will be sold at the door. First drink will be included with your ticket. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase.

HARVEST DINNER: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will sponsor a
Harvest Dinner on Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 12:30 PM at St. Vladimir Parish Center 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton PA. The dinner will consist of Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and beverages. Adults $13.00; Students 6 to 12 years $8.00; no charge for children age 5 and under. Advance reservations close Sunday, November 9 – no tickets sold at the door. Take-outs available – must pick up promptly between 11:30am and 12:00 noon. For reservations contact Kathleen Izak at 570 346-2414. Divine Liturgy: Saturdays 4:00 PM Sundays 10:30 AM.

BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 A Christmas Season bus trip to New York City is set for Sunday, December 7th to include lunch in the Ukrainian Village, visiting the Ukrainian Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, admiring the spectacular Christmas decorations and shopping in midtown Manhattan or for a day on your own. Donation is $38.00 per person with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Children’s’ Religious Education program of St. Vladimir parish. For details and reservations contact Paul Ewasko