TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 29, 2015

29 11 2015

Saturday, Nov. 28
4:00 PM ✞Andrew Beshada – Ann Beshada

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

Thursday, Dec. 3
9:00 AM Blessing for all Nicholas of the Popyk Family
Saturday, Dec.5 Feast of St. Nicholas
4:00 PM ✞Ann Phillips – Son Peter Phillips

Sunday, Dec. 6 TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Christmas schedule for SS. Peter and Paul, Plymouth, PA
Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
5.00 PM Great Compline and Divine Liturgy Myrovania
Friday, December 25 – Christmas – Birth of Our Lord
8.30 AM Christmas Divine Liturgy – Myrovania
Saturday, December 26 – Synaxis of the Holy Mother of God
4.00 PM Divine Liturgy. Myrovania
Sunday, December 27 – Feast of St. Stephen – Protomartyr
8.30 AM Divine Liturgy. Myrovania

November 30th
Feast Day of Saint Andrew
Andrew was just a poor fisherman in Galilee.
He had a brother whose name was Simon Peter.
One day he heard a great preacher, John the Baptist.
He left his boat and fishing nets, and followed John.
And john said, “Someone is coming who is greater than I.”
So when Jesu came, Andrew left John to follow Jesus.
He ran and told Simon Peter. Peter went to Jesus too.
Andrew was the Apostle who found the little boy with the loaves and fishes. Our dear Lord used these to feed thousands of people.
That was a great miracle.
Jesus made Andrew one of His first Bishops.
“Go teach everyone the Good New,” Jesus said. So after the Ascension of our Lord into heaven, Andrew went to Greece.
Some listed and became Christians. But some hated Andrew because they hated Jesus. So they nailed Andrew to a cross. Andrew sang with joy because, like Jesus, he could die on the Cross. He hung for two days on the Cross telling everyone about Jesus. Then he went gloriously to heaven. His Feast if November 30th.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 28 – Dec.5 by Al Ferkel in memory of his parents Albert & Catherine Ferkel.

PYROHI PROJECT: The preparation of the potatoes will be Monday, Nov. 30 at 10:00 AM and the filling of orders on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 AM. Orders for Pyrohy’s can be picked up after 11:00 AM on Tues. Dec. 1st. Help is still being accepted for this your Church fund-raiser. Please try to give a little of your time to help with this project.

THANK YOU: Monday, November 23, the lottery winner #706 is Helene Sirak. Helene generously donated the $50 back to the Building Fund in memory of her husband Michael Sirak. Thank you Helene and God’s blessing to you.

SING ALONG: YOU ARE INVITED to join Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish for their 22nd Annual Christmas Carol Sing Along in the church on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre.  Sunday,December 13th, 2015 starting at 2 p.m.  Join in the singing of some very sacred, joyful and inspiring Christmas Carols.  Afterwards, please join us in the lower church hall for a Christmas Fellowship Social.  Please being a friend or family member, and share the joy of Christmas with them, as we all prepare to welcome the Newborn Son of God into our hearts and homes.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 12th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance – MALANKA Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 6:00pm to 12:30am
St. Vladimir Parish Center, Scranton Divine Liturgy at 4:30pm
Catering by Paul Wanas of Accentuate Caterers Music by Ukrainian artists of Fata Morgana Additional details forthcoming.

Advertisements




TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ENTRANCE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD IN THE TEMPLE NOVEMBER 22, 2015

19 11 2015

Saturday, Nov. 21 ENTRANCE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD IN THE TEMPLE
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Nov. 22 TWENTY SIXTH SUDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Saturday, Nov. 28
4:00 PM ✞Andrew Beshada – Ann Beshada

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

Choose to be worthy to yourself and never confuse self worth with behavior.  Lord, help me to be less critical of my past and see that this moment right now is all that I can do anything about.

UKRAINIAN HOLY SUPPER: Please remember to sign the paper in the vestibule if you are interested in the Sunday, 1:00 PM, January 3, 2016 Ukrainian Holy Supper. This is a nice dinner for all parishioners, families and friends. This will give all the opportunity to join together as a Parish Family and enjoy the tradition. The menu is meatless and you can bring a covered dish, the Church will supply the fish and pyrohys.

The Presentation of the Most Holy Mother Of God in the Temple
We learn that the parents of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, SS. Joachim and Anna being childless, had made
a promise that, if they were blessed with a child,
they would offer that child up to the service of the Lord
in the temple in Jerusalem.
The Lord God heard their prayers and blessed them
with a daughter. When the little one was three years old,
her parents brought her to the temple and placed her
under the care of the high priest Zachary, the father of
St. John the Baptist. Here the Most Holy Mother of God spent many years until, as a mature maiden, she was betrothed to St. Joseph.
What does the feast of the Entrance convey to us? What spiritual lesson does it offer us? First of all, it speaks to us of the joyful sacrifice of Joachim and Anna. They themselves bring their daughter to the Temple and offer her to the service of God. But not only do the parents joyfully bring their child to offer her to the service of God; Mary also gladly obeys the voice of God and of her parents. Like Joachim and Anna, Mary too is a very beautiful example for us of joyful sacrifice and service to God.
A sign of deep piety of a nation is not only its magnificent and numerous churches and monasteries but, above all, its numerous vocations – its priests, missionaries and nuns. The most beautiful churches and gilded altars will be of no help to us if we do not have priests to offer the Unbloody Sacrifice, administer the Holy Sacraments, and preach the word of God in those churches. The lack of religious vocations among a people must lead to a gradual dying of the Church and of the spiritual life of its faithful, for the religious state is the heart and soul of the Church.
To a very great degree, the future of our Church and nation depends upon how our Ukrainian parents educate their children. We need parents who, following the example of SS Joachim and Anna, would gladly offer their children as a “burnt” offering to God, their Church and their nation. We need youth with ideals, who like the model of the Most Pure Virgin Mary, would gladly follow the voice of God and dedicate themselves to the service of God, the Church and the nation. Only then will we be able to look forward to a brighter and happier future for our Church and our nation

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week
Nov. 21-28 by Vera Hubick in memory of her husband Peter Hubick.

The Sanctuary Light is open for Nov. 28 – Dec. 5 for a request.

CEMETERY DONATION: Our thanks to Michael & Helen Kowalick for their donation of $100 for the parish Cemetery Fund, in memory of Priscilla Kowalick.

PYROHY PROJECT: If you are ordering Pyrohys please do so this weekend, $7 per dozen. Preparation must be made to order ingredients. Come out to help with this your Church project. All help is needed to make this a success.

TRIP FOR A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: The Plymouth Historical Society is hosting a Martz bus trip to Wellsboro, PA, Saturday, December 5, 2015 Leaving 7:30 AM from Plymouth Wyoming Valley West Parking lot, Main St. Arriving at Wellsboro, 10:00 AM. You will be on your own all day, eat, see shows, and buy your Christmas gifts. Leave Wellsboro 5:00 PM- Arrive back in Plymouth at 8:00 PM. The cost is $50.00 per person; your check secures your seat. Make checks payable to Plymouth Historical Society and mail to 11 5 Gaylord Ave. Plymouth, PA 18651. Phone 570-779-5840.

COUNCIL MEETING: A Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17. 2015 6:00 PM. The meeting is important and all parishioners are welcome to attend. The nomination of Council members for 2016 will be held. New members are urged to volunteer their services to be on the Parish Council. Please come and participate in this meeting.





TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 15, 2015

15 11 2015

Saturday, Nov. 14
4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family

Sunday, Nov. 15 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄

Thursday, Nov.19
9:00 AM ✞All Deceased members of Father Popyk Family

Saturday, Nov. 21 ENTRANCE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Nov. 22 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday 6:00 PM – Sunday 10:30 AM
❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖

COUNCIL MEETING: A Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17. 2015 6:00 PM . The meeting is important and all parishioners are welcome to attend. The nomination of Council members for 2016 will be held. New members are urged to volunteer their services to be on the Parish Council. Please come and participate in this meeting.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Nov.14-21 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her parents Louis and Anna Kolotelo.\

PYROHY PROJECT: An order sheet is in the vestibule for orders of Pyrohys. Dates to be Monday, Nov. 30; 10:00 AM to prepare the potatoes – Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 AM for the preparation of the Pyrohys. Hopefully we will have enough help to produce this great food. PLEASE, if you could possibly give a hand to come and help – DO SO. We could use all the help that is available. The Pyrohy’s will sell for $7 a dozen and the orders will be limited to 400 doz.

Future plans: it was discussed at the Women’s Society meeting whether to plan for a Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper. The event is usually held on the Sunday nearest the January 7 date which would be Sunday, January 3, 2016. This supper has been successful for the past few years. If you are interested in continuing with this traditional event please try to cooperate by signing the chart in the vestibule. A meatless dish is provided by the parishioners and the Fish & Pyrohys are supplied by the Church funds. We cannot further the plans if we do not get enough parishioners interested. Please try to make an effort to keep this event alive.

The Preparatory Season for the Nativity of Our Lord -– Phillip’s Fast, Starts this Monday November 16, Nativity Fast, Byzantine Advent – terms designating the 40 day preparation period before the Christmas / Theophany season.  It begins at sundown on November 16th (when the Church begins a new day) and concludes at Christmas. Please remember to– Pray, Fast, live well, and give alms during this time.





TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 8, 2015

15 11 2015

Saturday, Nov. 7 Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Priscilla Kowalick – Michael & Helen Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 8 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AND ALL THE SAINTS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 12 St. Josaphat Feast Day
9:00 AM ✞Rev. Thadeus Krawchuk – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Saturday, Nov. 14
4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family

Sunday, Nov. 15 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

A count of the attendance of Saturday and Sunday Divine Liturgies during the month of November is requested by the Archbishop’s Chancery.
The count for Sunday, November 1th – 17

The Preparatory Season for the Nativity of Our Lord – The Phillipian Fast– Phillip’s Fast, November 16, Nativity Fast, Byzantine Advent – terms designating the 40 day preparation period before the Christmas / Theophany season.  It begins at sundown on November 16th (when the Church begins a new day) and concludes at Christmas. Please remember to– Pray, Fast, live well, no dancing or partying and give alms during this time.

VETERAN’S DAY November 11th
Honoring all who served

On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of
the men and women who in defense of our freedom have bravely worn the uniform of the United States. From the fields and forests of war-torn Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia, from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave patriots have protected our Nation’s ideals, rescued millions from tyranny, and helped spread freedom around the globe. America’s veterans answered the call when asked to protect our Nation from some of the most brutal and ruthless tyrants, terrorists, and militaries the world has ever known. They stood tall in the face of grave danger and enabled our Nation to become the greatest force for freedom in human history. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard have answered a high calling to serve and have helped secure America at every turn. 
Our country is forever indebted to our veterans for their quiet courage and exemplary service. We also remember and honor those who laid down their lives in freedom’s defense. These brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit. On Veterans Day, we remember these heroes for their valor, their loyalty, and their dedication. Their selfless sacrifices continue to inspire us today as we work to advance peace and extend freedom around the world. God Bless our Veterans
AMERICA HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘⌘

ST. JOSAPHAT
NOV. 12
The feast of St. Josaphat, Priest-martyr, is especially dear, glorious and joyful for the faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church because it is a feast of our own Ukrainian Saint, our brother who is of our own flesh and bone; it is the feast of a great Apostle and Martyr for the holy faith and the unity of the Churches.
Not only our own Ukrainian Catholic Church, but the entire Catholic Church venerates, praises, and prays to St. Josaphat and erects churches in his honor. His relics are enshrined in the center of the Catholic world – in the Basilica of the Apostle St. Pater in Rome. St. Josaphat is the first Ukrainian Saint ever to be canonized by the Catholic Church. It is due to him and to his martyrdom that today we profess the true Christian faith and are members of the true Church of Christ.

The Feast Day of
SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

The Feast of the Archangel Michael and the holy Angels indicates to us the significant role the Angels play in our salvation. This feast also reminds up of our duties towards the Angels, especially toward our Guardian Angel. Throughout our entire life, at every moment and in every place our guardian angel watches over us, protects us, inspires us with good thoughts, warns us against sin, and intercedes for us before God. Our Guardian Angel is our guide to heaven, our helper against temptation, our companion at the hour of death. He is the constant witness of our thoughts, our words, and our deeds. Only in heaven will we one day see how much we owe to our Guardian Angel. From this comes our duty to venerate the holy Angels, to praise them and to thank them every day for their assistance and protection.
Devotion to our own Guardian Angel is pleasing to him, not only when we venerate and pray to him, but above all, when we imitate him. He gives us a beautiful example of holiness. He teaches us by his example how to love God, how to serve him and glorify him. Therefore let us strive to love God as our Angel loves him, with greater fervor, and zealously carry out God’s will, as he does and as do all the other Angels in heaven
St. Michael was the protector and defender of God’s chosen people. Now he is the defender of the Church and of all the Faithful, whom he defends against the constant assaults of the devil.
CONGRATULATIONS
JULIA AND ROBERT LUTSKY

GOD’S BLESSING FOR MANY HAPPY YEARS
OF YOUR MARRIED LIFE
MHOHYA LITA!
NOVEMBER 7, 2015
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Nov. 7 – 14 by Becky Molecavage in memory of Dimitri Bencho.
ALTAR CANADLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services in the month of November in memory of Dimitri Bencho requested by daughter Becky Molecavage.
FLOWERS: The 2 bouquets of flowers this week are requested by the Bride & Groom the Bouquet on the Tedipod is in honor of Julia and Roberts marriage requested by Julia’s parents Don & Donna Winsock.

PYROHY PROJECT: A Pyrohy Project will be held on November 31, December 1 & 2. An 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 22th. The Pyrohy’s 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: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will be held in the Church Hall on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to please be present.
Thanks to all the women and one gentleman who helped to clean the hall this week.

EKUMEN CHORALE: Our parish had an opportunity last Sunday afternoon to listen to the magnificent liturgical music sung in church Slavonic by the Ekumen Chorale. Thank you to those who attended and supported this memorable concert. It was an inspiring event enjoyed by all.





TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 1, 2015

15 11 2015

Saturday, Oct. 31
4:00 PM Blessings for all members of the Women’s Society
Sunday, Nov. 1 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
3:00 PM THE EKUMEN CHORALE CONCERT
ALL ARE WELCOME
Thursday, Nov. 5
9:00 AM ✞Sandy Elko – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

Friday, Nov. 6
9:00 AM God’s Blessings for Julia Winsock & Robert Lutsky
Saturday, Nov. 7
4:00 PM ✞Priscilla Kowalick – Michael & Helen Kowalick
1:00 PM Marriage Ceremony for Julia Winsock & Robert Lutsky

Sunday, Nov. 8 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
St. Michael and All the Angels
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

.
THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1ST
TIME CHANGE
FALL BACK 1 HOUR

PYROHY’S: A Pyrohy Project will be held the first week in December. This project requires a lot of help, it cannot be done if we do not have the help. PLEASE TRY IF YOU CAN POSSIBILY COME TO HELP IN THIS MATTER. Monday November 30 will be to eye the potatoes and Tuesday December 1st would be the preparation. Please try to come and help your church. The cost per dozen will remain at $7and limited orders will be taken. Place your orders early, deadline for orders will be Monday November 22.
LUC Meeting: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Holy Transfiguration Church, 240 Center Street, Hanover Section of Nanticoke.  Moleben prayer service is scheduled for 2:30 pm., business session at 3:00 pm followed by reception and fellowship.
Main agenda item will focus on the recently concluded National Convention which was held in Lansdale PA. Former members and new members are warmly invited to become involved in the LUC as active participants in the Vibrant Parish movement throughout our worldwide Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church as envisioned by Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk. For additional information contact Dorothy Jamula, President   or any LUC member of the parish.

TURKEY – FEST – Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will host their annual Turkey Fest on Saturday, November 7th from 2 to 7 pm in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets in Wilkes-Barre.  This event features a traditional turkey dinner, festival games and a variety raffle.  Dinners will be $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.  Eat-In or Take-out.  Walk-Ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. Non-perishable food items will be collected for donation to a local food pantry.  Receive a ticket for each item donated for our special food drive raffle.

ST. MICHAEL’S BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 205 North Main St., Pittston, Pa. is having a Halupki (Piggie ) Dinner on November 15, 2015. Eat in or take out. from 1pm to
3pm at the Church Hall. Everyone is welcome!
ST. JOHN’S AUXILIARY PIROHI SALE – Christmas orders are being taken at this time, and must be made before the November 19th deadline with a December 7th pick-up between 10am-2pm. Don’t be disappointed, order early. Late orders may have to go on a waiting list. Call 570-343-8820.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav to Bless New Mosaics Sun., Nov. 15 during 2:30 p.m.
Divine Liturgy Honoring Consecrated Life at Philadelphia Ukrainian Cathedral
All parishioners are invited to join with His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Spiritual Father of our Ukrainian Catholic Church, Metropolitan Stefan and the clergy of our Archeparchy as we honor consecrated life during a hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Sunday, November 15, 2015 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in our Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia. During the Divine Liturgy, men and women religious will renew their vows and the mosaics of Blessed Josaphata, SSMI and Venerable Andrew Sheptytsky, OSBM will be blessed. After the Divine Liturgy, the bell tower with the bell from the original cathedral will also be blessed in an outdoor ceremony that will also include a prayer vigil for Ukraine. Following the services, everyone is welcome to enjoy a reception in the Cathedral Social Hall
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of October 31 – Nov. 7 is requested by an anonymous veteran for health and God’s Blessings on all Hospitalized Veterans.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the donation of flowers this week: 1 Bouquet donated by Mary Ann Kachinko & Family in memory of Bernie Kachinko.
1 Bouquet donated by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Louis and Anna Kolotelo.

THE EKUMEN CHORALE: On this Sunday, November 1,
SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes you to
listen to the Ekumen Chorole perform an a cappella concert at
3:00 PM.
We look forward to seeing you.

BANS OF MARRIAGE: The Bans of Matrimony are announced for the Third time between Julia Winsock Parishioner of SS Peter & Paul U.C.C. and Robert Lutsky. The Matrimony will be celebrated on Saturday, November 7, 2015. If there is any known reason why this marriage should not take place, please contact Father Popyk.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: On this Tuesday, November 3rd the members of the Women’s Society will get together to clean the hall. The items left over from the Rummage sale will be picked up that day and the hall is in great need of cleaning.
Please, Ladies come at 10:00 AM and give a hand to help with this project.

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, Berwick PA  18603. Variety of craft items, ethnic food, bake sale. Contact number:  570 759 2824 after 5:00PM