SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the first ecumenical council MAY 17, 2015

15 05 2015

Saturday, May 16
4:00 PM ✞Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka, Sr.
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 17 SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the
8:30 AM first ecumenical council
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Mother of God
Thursday, May 21
9:00 AM ✞Dorothy Kwitkowski – Sister Betty Stepanski & son
Saturday, May 23 PENTECOST
All deceased parishioners of SS Peter & Paul Church
4:00 PM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 24 Descent of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost Sunday
8:30 AM ✞David Trimmell – Wife Irene Quirion
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovonia
Petitions to the Mother of God
Sunday, 1:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery & Blessing of Graves

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
But their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

PRAY THE ROSARY

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 16 -23 by a devoted Veteran for Good Health of all our Hospitalized Veterans.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Mary Ann Kachinko & Family for their donation of flowers this week in memory of Bernie Kachinko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The month of August is still available for the Altar Candles to burn at all services during that month.

GREEN SUNDAY: The Feast of the Pentecost is the day to pay our respects to our deceased. A Panakhyda Services will be celebrated at the Cemetery on this day, May 24th at 3:00 PM. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family or friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to our Parish Building Fund – Jewel Johnstone and Ann Beshada in memory of Christine Youells.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, those in Hospitals, Nursing Facilities and home bound. Especially remember in your prayers Donna Winsock who recently had heart surgery and is recuperation at John Heinz Rehab Center.
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Prayer is a great source of joy and the best protection from depression. When we talk, Lord, You help me see solutions for a better day

LOTTERY WINNERS: Winners for the following dates are:
Date Winner Number  Seller
5-7 Kerri Postsko 971  Tom Potsko
5-8 Leonard Karabon   Anna Magill
5-9 Mike Kowalick 053 Mike Kowalick
5-10 Kerri Potsko 971 Tom Potsko
5-11 Gina Tomasello 437  Nicole Elko
5-12 Jeanne Hoida 510  Al Ferkel
5-13 Joe Wincek 518 Paul Hoover

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SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN MOTHERS DAY MAY 10, 2015

8 05 2015

Saturday, May 9 God’s Blessings on all Living and Deceased Mother’s of 4:00 PM SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C.
PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Sunday, May 10 SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN
8:30 AM ✞Christine Youells – Michael Kane PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Wednesday, May 13 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD –
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
4:00 PM Divine Liturgy – Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD
Saturday, May 16
4:00 PM ✞Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka, Sr.

Sunday, May 17 SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the
8:30 AM first ecumenical council
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM
Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM
We continue to stand until the feast of the Pentecost, which is Sunday, May 24th.

The Holy Bible
John 1: 1 and 2
In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with God, 
and the Word was God. 

The Same was in the beginning with God.
The world today is strange and unknown
It seems dark at times and we feel alone
The Holy bible explains our strife
Teaching us to accept the mystery of life.

Many times we struggle in the dark of night
But God guides us into the bright light
Reading the wisdom in His word we find
Only God can give us peace of mind.

The Holy bible will sustain us so we do not stray
Giving us the courage to face each day
And to have strength to deal with sorrow
Spiritually renewing our hope for tomorrow

Reading the Holy bible helps us understand
How to keep our faith, holding tight to His hand
In the wisdom of His word we are taught to pray
And His love will lead us to our eternal home one day
❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖

May your troubles be less, your blessings more, and 
nothing but happiness comes through God’s love each day.
Signing with the cross
Lord Jesus,
I sign my heart with the sign of the cross,
reminding myself of your love for each person.
I ask that I may grow in faithfulness as your friend.
I sign my lips with the sign of the cross,
that I may speak as you would speak.
I sign my hands with the sign of the cross
asking that you enable me to do your work,
and be your hands in our world which you love so much
I sign my eyes with the sign of your cross
that I may really see, Lord, and be aware of all that is around me.
I sign my ears with the sign of your cross that I may listen and really hear
the communication that comes to me in different ways- from you
and from the people you place into my life.
I sign my shoulders, Lord, with your cross, knowing that you call me
to carry my own cross each day and support others in the burdens and
difficulties that they have.
All that I do today I set out to do in the name of the Father (+)
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Since we make the Sign of the Cross before and after our prayers, many Catholics don’t realize that the Sign of the Cross is a prayer itself. It should be said with reverence; we shouldn’t rush through it on the way to the next prayer.

A mother teaches her child to make the Sign of the Cross.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 11-16 by by Al Ferkel in memory of Ferkel and Kosch Families.
Correction for last week bulletin – Sanctuary Light requested by David & Mary Ann Youells in memory of parents Julia & Michael Yanoka.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Florence Kloap & Family for her donation of flowers for this week in memory of mothers Telka Sobolewski & Pazea Kloap.

Women’s society meeting: The Parish Women’s Society will meet Tuesday, May 12th, 6:30 PM in the Church Hall.

LOTTERY WINNERS: Winners for the following dates are:
Date Winner Number Seller
5-1 Sandy Lukas 844  Mike Sinko
5-2 Rosemarie Kaminski 480  Bruce Fromel
5-3 Joan Salva 248  Mary Kasenchak
5-4 John Gurzinski 032  Bruce Fromel
5-5 David Shipula 436  Michael Shipula
5-6 Judy Lucchino 468  Ann Beshada

LOTTERY TICKETS: Many thanks to Mike and Dolores Sinko for handling the distribution and sales of the May Lottery Tickets. And thanks to those who sold and purchased tickets to help with this fund-raiser. Good luck to all who participated.





FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN MAY 3, 2015

8 05 2015

Saturday, May 2
4:00 PM Father Nicholas Kostiuk – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko
PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Sunday, May 3 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Thursday, May 7
9:00 AM Christine Youells – Paul & Dolores Hoover

Saturday, May 9
4:00 PM God’s Blessings on all Living and Deceased Mothers of SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C. Church
PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Sunday, May 10 SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

MAY IS THE MONTH OF
MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD

PRAY THE ROSARY
The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them.
Middle Wednesday

The Wednesday after the Sunday of the Paralytic is the period between Easter (the Resurrection) and the feast of the Pentecost or Descent of the Holy Spirit which is the middle of the Pentecost season. The Church celebrates the feast of Mid-Pentecost which means “Half Way”.
The feast of the Mid-Pentecost aims to strengthen our faith in the risen Christ, to inspire us to observe the commandments of God and to predispose us for the feast of the Ascension of our Lord and the Descent of the Holy Spirit. In the Matins service of that day the praises are sung: “Brethren, having been enlightened by the resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ, and having reached the half-way mark of the feast of the Lord, let us sincerely observe the commandments of God, so that we may become worthy to celebrate the Ascension and receive the coming of the Holy Spirit.”

The Ascension of Our Lord

The feast of the Lord’s Ascension always falls on a Thursday, on the fortieth day after Christ’s resurrection. This is one of the principal feast days of our Lord. It celebrates the memory of Christ’s Ascension into heaven and underscores its significance for Christ and for us.
The spirit of the services of this feast, as a whole, is uplifting and joyful. The Church rejoices at the glory of Christ (God and Man), who is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He ascended into heaven, in order to send us the Comforter – the Holy Spirit – and to “prepare a place for us,” as he promised.

The glorious feast of the Resurrection concludes with a feast also most glorious and great – and that is, the feast of the Pentecost.

Ascension Thursday is celebrated this year on May 14th.

O Lord, the Seraphim themselves were astonished when they say You,
their God, ascending over the clouds as if sitting upon a throne.
Wherefore we praise You for Your gracious mercy.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 2 – 9 by David & Mary Ann Youells in memory of Parents Julia & Charles Yanoka.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn at all services during the month of May in memory of Parents Michael & Katherine Kachinko and John & Mildred Starzec requested by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko.

SYMPATHY: Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Dorothy Wujcik who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal. Vychnya Pomyat!

THE ROSARY: The Rosary will be recited before the Divine Liturgies on Saturday and Sunday. Please try to participate in responding to the rosary. Our prayers are in need.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet this Sunday, May 3, 2015 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 430 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton, PA. Moleben prayer service will be held at
3:00 PM the business session at 3:30 PM followed by fellowship. Any new members or visitors are welcome to attend this meeting.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks to those who donated in the amount of $85 to the Parish Building Fund in memory of Christine Youells – Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dempsey, Al Michalak, and George Germak. Your donations are greatly appreciated.





SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN APRIL 26, 2015

8 05 2015

Saturday, April 25
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski –John, Anneta & Jaclyn Rudeski

Sunday, April 26 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, April 30 Clergy Conference

Saturday, May 2
4:00 PM Father Nicholas Kostiuk – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Sunday, May 3 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
PETITIONS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week April 25 – May 2 19 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of Parents Michael & Mary Sinko.

SVIACHENE: Our thanks to all who made our Easter Dinner a success. 67 people were present to enjoy a nice afternoon of fellowship, food and prizes. To all those who cooked, baked all the goodies, donated monetary, food & drink items and Chinese Auction gifts, your service is greatly appreciated. Hope you all had a great time.

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

MOTHER’S DAY: If you wish to have your living or deceased mother remembered at the Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 9th please fill in the envelope provided for this service. The Mass on that date will be celebrated for all Living and Deceased mothers.

CEMETERY: The services for deceased at our Parish Cemetery will be held on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th at 1:00 PM. The envelope for this service is in your box of envelopes. Please use the envelope as soon as possible because the names have to printed. Thank you.





SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN APRIL 19, 2015

8 05 2015

Saturday, April 18
4:00 PM Steve & Pricilla Kowalick – Mike & Helen Kowalick

Sunday, April 19 SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, April 23 ST. George the great Martyr
9:00 AM  David Timmell – wife Irene Quirion

Saturday, April 25
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski –John, Anneta & Jaclyn Rudeski

Sunday, April 26 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
The Easter Cycle

The Easter Cycle lasts from the Sunday of St. Thomas (the Sunday after Easter) to the Sunday of All Saints). The period from Easter to Pentecost embraces fifty days and is called by the common name of Pentecost. The Sundays in the Easter season are each named for the event recounted in the Gospel of that day. These occur in the following order: The Sunday of St. Thomas, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Sunday of the Fathers of the Church, the Sunday of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) and the Sunday of All Saints. The Easter season, i.e., the post-feast of the Resurrection, lasts forty days, that is, to the feast of the Ascension of our Lord.
The Easter cycle includes thirty two Sundays which follow in consecutive order and for this reason are called ordinary Sundays to distinguish them from the festal Sundays which have their own proper Epistle and Gospel. There are a few such festal Sundays in the year, as for example, the Sunday before and after the Nativity of Our Lord and the Sunday before and after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The ordinary Sundays begin with the Sunday of All Saints and end their cycle on the Sunday of Zaccheus, which is followed by the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. The number of these ordinary Sundays depends upon the date of Easter; that is, if Easter comes earlier then there will be more ordinary Sundays, if later, fewer ordinary Sundays.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
April 18 – 25 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her mother Anna Kolotelo.

THANKS: Our thanks to all those who donated Gifts for the Chinese Auction to be held at the Sviachene dinner this Sunday. We appreciate all the donations made toward this affair. If you would be interested in donating a baked item such as cake, squares, cookies, etc. it will certainly be appreciated.

CEMETERY: We express our sincere thanks to Fred Ebbecke of Precision Tree Removal for removing some trees and brush from the front of our Parish Cemetery. Fred donated his time and work as an Easter gift to the Church.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 430 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton, PA. Moleben prayer service at 3:00pm, business session at 3:30pm, followed by fellowship.
North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics is sponsoring a bus trip to the 39th Annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival, Lower East Side of Manhattan on Saturday, May 16, 2015 with a side trip to Central Park and the famous Fifth Avenue area. Only 14 seats on the bus are available. Cost is $40.00 per person. Full nonrefundable advance payment reserves a seat. For reservations contact either Paul in the Scranton area or Andy in the Wilkes-Barre area