1 11 2016

Saturday, August 27 – 4:00 PM
✞ Julia Wido – Irene Sawicki

Sunday, August 28 – 8:30 AM
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Monday, August 29 – 10:00 AM Beheading of John the Baptist
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners

Saturday, September 3 – 4:00 PM
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners

Sunday, September 4 – 8:30AM
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

DIVINE LITURGIES – All dates are available for your requests for Divine Liturgy. For deceased, in honor of or for the sick is always good to have a Divine Liturgy.

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 serv00000ices 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.

‘Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.’

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 28 – Sept. 3 by The Halloway Family in memory of Peter and Nicholas Halloway.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Paul & Marian Rose for their bouquet of flowers this week in memory of Parents Michael & Nell Fromel – John & Irene Rose.

CEMETERY: Due to the recent storms, two trees in the cemetery have been knocked down and must be removed. Estimates are being searched and the cost will be very expensive. This happened on the upper part of the cemetery. If you can possibly make a donation toward this expense please contribute. One estimate obtained is $1600.

CEMETERY FUND: A donation of $100 was received toward the Cemetery Fund for God’s Blessing and Good Health on Mike & Helen Kowalick, donated by Helen Kowalick.

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. 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 2016.

YEAR OF MERCY HOLY DOOR PILGRIMAGE: October 15, 2016 The Pilgrimage of Mercy Holy Door will be celebrated at SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA. All the clergy are to attend this Pilgrimage and this will cause our parish to have no Divine Liturgy on that Saturday, Oct. 15th at 4:00 PM. Further information will follow in the weeks to come.



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