1 11 2016

Saturday, Oct. 29
4:00 PM ✞John & Mildred Starzec – Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 3
8:30 God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, Nov. 5
4:00 PM ✞Bernie Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

October 26th
St. Demetrius is one of the Great Martyrs upon whom the Church bestowed the title of Great Martyr and Myroblyte (Myrrh-exuding One because, from his relics, myrrh was said to have exuded). His memory is kept by the Eastern Church on the 26th of October and by the Western Church on the 8th of October.
St. Demetrius lived in the second half of the third century in the city of Salonika (from the Greek name Thessalonica), where his father was a high imperial official. After the death of his father, Emperor Maximian made him the proconsul of Salonika. From childhood, St. Demetrius was brought up in the Christian faith. Although he occupied a high office, he professed his faith openly. For this reason the Emperor Maximian ordered him to be cast into prison. While in prison, he blessed his companion Nestor for battle against the emperor’s champion gladiator, Lius. Holding the Cross in his hand, St. Nestor confronted Lius, overcame, and killed him. The emperor, having heard that Demetrius had blessed Nestor before his combat with Lius, sent soldiers to the prison where they speared Demetrius to death. This occurred in the year 306. The Eastern Church celebrates the memory of St. Nestor on the day following the feast of St. Demetrius.
The Lord glorified the heroic faith of St. Demetrius not only by numerous miracles after his death, but also by preserving his body incorrupt and letting fragrant myrrh exude from his relics. When about a hundred years after his death, his tom was opened, his body was found to be incorrupt, and they were cured by the fragrant oil which dripped from his bones.
The main purpose for the celebration of the feasts of the holy Martyrs is to meditate and admire their heroic profession of holy faith, and to learn from them to love our faith, cherish it, practice it and courageously profess it. The external profession of faith is the mark of a good and practicing Christian. A good Christian never hides his faith, is not ashamed of it, does not deny it, barter with it, or change it, but openly and bravely professes it by word and deed. Christ demands such faith from every one of us. Jesus Himself said: “Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge him before my Father in heaven, But whoever disowns me before men, I in turn will disown him before my Father in Heaven.”
Holy Church wishes and strongly recommends that we not only imitate the Saints, but also have recourse to them in matters of soul and body. It hoes without saying that the Lord God gladly hears the requests of those who, for His sake, shed their blood and offered up their lives for Him.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Oct. 29-30 by Anonymous for Good Health for Ron Kachinko.

PYROHY PROJECT: Have you signed up to help with the Pyrohy Project. Hopefully we will get enough help to do this project. Your help is needed so please if you can help with this project for your church sign up in the vestibule. There is a job for everyone some light some heavy. Try to give it a try. You will be glad you did. The date planned for this project is November 28/29.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Sale last week was a great success and many items are still available. New merchandise is still needed for the next sale to be held on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th. If you have any items to donate to this sale please bring them to the church next week end. We are asking again for our good bakers to donate for the Bake Sale for this upcoming weekend. Also Piggies will be available for your purchase of $2 each. If you are interested in ordering Piggies please list your name and amount of order in the vestibule. Your help in these projects are greatly appreciated.

ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST: Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will host their annual Turkey Fest on Saturday, November 5th 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, raffle and a basket auction.  Dinners will be $11.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.  Eat-In or Take-out.  Walk-Ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged.  Call to make a reservation.  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.