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.

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