SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

10 09 2015

Saturday, Sept. 12 – 4:00 PM
Service for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
✞William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, Sept. 13 – 8:30AM
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

Saturday, Sept 19 – 4:00 PM
PEACE IN UKRAINE – FATHER POPYK INTENTION

Sunday, Sept. 20- 8:30AM
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.
Divine Liturgies are available for your intentions. Please use the envelopes in the vestibule or call Father for your request.
OUR LITURGICAL YEAR
PART 11
The Liturgical Year is so arranged that its central place is occupied by our Divine Savior; around him are gathered all the angels and saints. In the decree of the Second Vatican Council on the “Constitution of the Liturgy” we read: “Holy Mother Church is conscious that she must celebrate the saving work of her divine Spouse by devoutly recalling it on certain days throughout the year. Every week, on the day which she has called the Lord’s Day, she keeps the memory of the Lord’s resurrection, which she also celebrates once a year, together with His blessed passion, in the most solemn festival of Easter. Within a cycle of a year, moreover, she unfolds the whole mystery of Christ, from the incarnation and birth until the ascension, the day of Pentecost, and the expectation of blessed hope and the coming of the Lord.”
The Most Pure Virgin Mary, who has been accorded the most prominent place after Christ in the work of redemption, also stands nearest to Christ in the Liturgical Year. This is evident in the various feasts in honor of the Mother of God. The decree on the “Constitution on the Liturgy” declares that: “In celebrating this annual cycle of Christ’s mysteries, holy Church honors with special love the Blessed Mary, Mother of God, who jointed by an inseparable bond to the saving work of her Son. In her, the Church holds up and admires the most excellent fruit of the redemption, and joyfully contemplates, as in a faultless image that which she herself desires and hopes wholly to be.”
Around the persons of our Lord Jesus Christ and His most holy Mother we see the grand choir of the Church Triumphant in heaven that is, all the saints of the Old and New Testaments: “The Church,” says the same Council “has also included in the annual cycle days devoted to the memory of the martyrs and the other saints. Raised up to perfection by the manifold graces of God and already in possession of eternal salvation, they sing God’s perfect praise in heaven and offer prayers for us.”
Holy Church, like a good Mother, also commemorates during the Liturgical Year her children who have departed into eternity, and who are in purgatory. For this reason, she has designated certain special days, called “Souls Days”, on which she offers prayers and special memorial services for the faithful departed. “Finally in the various seasons of the year and according to her traditional discipline, the Church completes the formation of the faithful by means of pious practices for soul and body, by instruction, prayer, and works of penance and of mercy.”
In summary, our Liturgical Year is a mighty hymn of honor and glory to God, in which the threefold Church takes part – the Church Triumphant in heaven, the Church Suffering in purgatory, and the Church Militant on earth. Like a colorful rainbow our Liturgical Year joins earth to heaven, and enlightens, purifies, sanctifies and lifts us up to God.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Sept. 12– 19 by the Halloway Family in memory of Nicholas Halloway.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the donation of flowers this week: 1 Bouquet requested by James Bruce Fromel in memory of his father James Bruce and 1 Bouquet requested by Mrs. Florence Kloap & Family in memory of her husband William Kloap.

RUMMAGE SALE: If you have any items to contribute to the Rummage sale, please bring them to the church or call any member of the Women’s Society. Any household items in good condition are accepted for the sale. Clothing will be accepted if they are in wearable condition and clean but not too old. Now is the time to get things together that you don’t want or need and contribute them to the sale to be held in October 9, 10, 11, 2015 in the Church Hall. The Women’s Society is asking all our good bakers and dessert makers to contribute to the Bake Sale if at all possible. Your help will be greatly appreciate.

TREE REMOVAL: A maintenance job of tree removal was accomplished from the back of the church, where the furnace and air condition is located and the back of the hall where the location of the furnace and air condition. These areas where over grown with trees and weeds. The cost was reasonable at $100 and was maintained by Bruce Drozda – Tree Topper. If you have trees to be removed etc. contact Bruce for the job at 570-288-1565. Any donations toward this cost will be appreciated.

ST. NICHOLAS BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 320 Vine Street, Old Forge, Pa. is having a gigantic FLEA MARKET on Saturday Sept. 19th from 8am to 4pm and Sunday, Sept. 20th  from 10am to 4pm. They will also have a BAKE SALE and various foods and refreshments. Come rain or shine, we are indoors!!!

CLERGY RETREAT: Father Popyk will be attending the Clergy Retreat this week from September 14 to the 17.

SHOP FOR THE HOLIDAY’S CRAFT SALE Saturday, November 7th, 2015   9:00 AM -3:00 PM at SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church 706 Warren St,

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