TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 9, 2016

1 11 2016

Saturday, October 8
4:00 PM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, October 9 TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Thursday, October 13
9:00 AM ✞Anna Jones – Arlene Jones

Saturday, October 15
NO DIVINE LITURGY – Year of Mercy Holy Door
At SS Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA

Sunday, October 16 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH
ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week October 8 -15 Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Dombrowski.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY MEETING: The Women’s Society will meet in the church hall, Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30 PM. All members please attend. Last preparations for the Rummage Sale will be discussed. New Members are always welcome.

LOTTERY TICKETS: Our parish November Lottery tickets are available. Please try to do your share in helping with this project. If you don’t take a chance you have no chance to win.

PYROHY SALE: The Parish Council voted on having a Pyrohy Sale and all agreed to try it this year. Help will be needed if this fund raiser will be accepted. Please if you can lend your hands to help in any way it will be possible to conduct this project.
The preparation will be held on Monday, November 28th and fill the orders on Tuesday, November 29th. The Pyrohy’s will sell for $7 a dozen, Potato only. The amount of 400 dozen will be made. Place your orders on the list in the vestibule.

MOLEBEN: Father Myron Myronyuk, pastor of Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to the Mother of God – on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3:00pm. A church sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics [LUC] will take place immediately after the Moleben. This is a public event of St. Vladimir parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

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PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016 TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

1 11 2016

Saturday, October 1– 4:00 PM PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovonia
Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka, Sr.

Sunday, October 2 – 8:30AM TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovonia
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Thursday, October 6– 9:00 AM
God’s Blessings for our Nation

Saturday, October 8 – 4:00 PM
BLESSING OF THE NEW ALTAR LINENS
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, October 9– 8:30AM
TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners


-ST. MARY’S INTERNATIONAL DINNER CLUB, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton, Pa. will feature “OKTOBERFEST” on Thursday, October 13, 2016 for only $20.00 per person. Seating’s are at 5:30 and 6:30pm and your reservation should be made by Oct. 10th. The Menu will start with a Savory & Sweet Bavarian Salad. The Entrée will be Grilled Bratwurst Platte with apple and onion nested on a bed of spiced sauerkraut and German Potato Salad. The dessert will be a Super Moist Deutsch Chocolate Cake. This dinner comes with coffee, tea, water or soda and a cash bar is available. The featured beverage of the evening is Spaten and Yuengling Oktoberfest. 

FLEA MARKET: The annual Flea Market sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will be held in the Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Doors will not open before  9:00am. This event benefits the Parish Children’s Religious Education Program. Slavic and American foods will be available for purchase along with tickets for an attractive basket raffle. For additional information contact Daria at 570 963-158





SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

1 11 2016

Saturday, Sept. 17 – 4:00 PM ✞William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, Sept.18 – 8:30AM SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week Father Walter will be attending the Clery Conference in New Jersey.

Saturday, Sept. 24– 4:00 PM ✞Catherine Baker – Jean Yezefski (a friend)

Sunday, Sept. 25 – 8:30AM SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week September 17 – 24 by Michael & Dolores Sinko in memory of Parents John & Helen Kurkowski.

ALTAR CANDLES: Sorry about the error in last week’s bulletin, the Altar Candles to burn for all services in the month of September was requested by a Faithful Parishioner in memory of Carol Sue Slabinski and the Porter Family.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the donation of flowers for this week in memory of William Kloap requested by his wife Florence Kloap and Family.

DONATION: Our thanks to Helen Youells for her donation to the cemetery tree removal expense. All donations are greatly appreciated.

RUMMAGE – FLEA MARKET SALE: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale Now is the time to start packing things that are no longer useful to you and donate them to the sale.. All Household item are needed.

LOTTERY TICKETS: The lottery tickets for the month of November are available, please do your part and purchase some and if possible to sell a few.





SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

1 11 2016

SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

Saturday, Sept. 10 – 4:00 PM ✞Elizabeth Ruddy – sister Ann Beshada

Sunday, Sept.11 – 8:30AM SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 – 9:00 AM ExAltation of the HOLY Cross
All Deceased members of the Parish
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

Thursday, Sept. 15 – 9:00 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Saturday, Sept. 17 – 4:00 PM ✞William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, Sept. 18 – 8:30AM SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners





SIXTEETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST September 4, 2016

1 11 2016

Saturday, Sept. 3 – 4:00 PM
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Sept. 4 – 8:30 AM
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Sept. 8 –9:00 AM
Birth of the Theotokos – Myvonia- Blessing with Holy Oil
✞Father Joseph Szupa – Parishioners
Friday, Sept. 9 – 5:00 PM Baptism of Jude Michael Schappert

Saturday, September 10 – 4:00 PM
✞Elizabeth Ruddy – sister Ann Beshada

Sunday, September 11 – 8:30AM
SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Council Meeting with the invitation of all Parishioners was held on Tuesday, Aug. 30th in the Church Hall. 22 Members attended which made Father Walter very happy to meet some of the parishioners. The bids for the cleanup of trees in the cemetery was discussed and voted on the lowest bid of $1550. Donations toward this expense will be greatly appreciated. The bids for the repairs of the Air Condition in the hall was voted on the lowest bid of $4300. The Women’s Society will donate half of this expense from their treasury. Many subjects were discussed and agreed upon. Next meeting will be on September 27th.

HOW OUR LITURGICAL YEAR DEVELOPED
Part 3

In the Old Testament we read about the mysterious tree of life, which God had planted in the Garden of Eden. Although this tree no longer exists, the Lord has planted a new tree of life in the supernatural garden of the Church. This tree flourishes before our eyes, blossoming every year with new freshness and vigor; ever-renewing itself, and bringing forth abundant fruit for eternal life, – and that mystical tree is the Liturgical Year.
Like every tree, the principal parts of this tree include its root, trunk, crown and fruit.
The root which nourishes this giant tree with its life-giving sap is our Lord’s bloody sacrifice on the Cross which is renewed in an unbloody manner in every Divine Liturgy. The Eucharistic Sacrifice which is offered up at each Divine Liturgy is the soul of our Liturgical Year.
The root nourishes the whole tree, but it is the trunk that bears its entire weight. The trunk of the tree of the Liturgical Year is the events from the life of Jesus Christ made present in the various feasts. Christ is the author and the center of the Liturgical Year.
The natural completion of every tree is its crown, that is, the branches, leaves and blossoms. Similarly, the tree of the Liturgical Year did not limit itself only to the feasts of our Lord, but found its completion in the feasts of the Blessed Mother of God and the saints which constitute its crown.
The evangelist John in the book of Revelation speaks of the “tree of life which brings forth twelve crops of fruit in a year, one in each month, and the leaves of which are the cure for the nations” Revelation (22,2). So it is with our Liturgical Ecclesiastical Year – it is the grace-giving tree of life, which generously imparts to us its spiritual fruits every day, week, month and year. Whoever takes active part in the celebration of feasts of the Liturgical Year will bring forth abundant fruit – the fruit of faith, hope, love of God and neighbor, the fruits of the spirit of prayer and sacrifice and the various virtues without which one cannot become a true Christian.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week–
Sept. 3 -10 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Louis Kolotelo.

SERBIAN ACCORDION VIRTUOSO – TO VISIT NEPA: Petar Marić, Belgrade-born virtuoso and winner of four world champion titles in accordion performance, will visit three Northeastern Pennsylvania communities this September. First Presbyterian Church, 97 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, will host a concert on Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m. St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Elementary School, 530 East Elm Street, Scranton will host a concert on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. St. George’s Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, 743 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor will host a concert on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. following a Moleben service at 6:00 p.m. Performances are free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Raphael Micca at 570-301-9253 or email rdmicca@aol.com or Michael Stretanski at 570-287-6554.

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.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Remember the date Sunday, October 16, 2016 for the Faithful to join with Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka to celebrate your Wedding Anniversaries. Applications are available at the office if you are planning to attend. Deadline for reservations is October 1, 2016.

YEAR OF MERCY HOLY DOOR PILGRIMAGE: The Pilgrimage will give all participants the opportunity to receive the graces and indulgences offered specifically for those who pass through a Holy Door, receive the sacraments of Confession and the Holy Eucharist and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Pilgrimage will be held at SS Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA October 15, 2016.





FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 27/28, 2016

1 11 2016

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

Sunday, August 28 – 8:30 AM
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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.

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 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.





FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 20/21, 2016

1 11 2016

Saturday, August 20 – 4:00 PM Intention for all Living and deceased members of
SS Peter and Paul Women’s Society

Sunday, August 21 – 8:30 AM FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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

Sunday, August 28 – 8:30AM FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

OUR LITURGICAL YEAR
PART 1

Our Eastern Rite is a priceless heritage and treasure of the Eastern Church and our Ukrainian people. It is noted for the venerable antiquity, its profound content, its mysticism, symbolism, and magnificent liturgical ceremonies. Developed by the greatest and most gifted of the faithful of the Eastern Church of different ages, countries and peoples, it has been sanctified by the prayers, tears, and sacrifices of the saints, as well as by the blood of martyrs. Our Rite, a faithful reflection of our holy faith, beautifully harmonizes with the soul, mentality and character of our people.
An integral part of our Rite and its most beautiful expression is the Liturgical Year. It resembles a grand panorama in which we find painted in radiant and vivid colors the whole history of man’s redemption. During the Liturgical Year we have the opportunity to meditate upon and relive the glorious mysteries and events in the life of Jesus Christ and his most Holy Mother. It places before us, for our admiration and imitation, the heroic deeds and virtues of an immense throng of saints, martyrs and holy people. The Liturgical Year calls us to experience days of spiritual joy, jubilation and triumph as well as days of fasting, penance and holy sorrow for our sins.
What is the Liturgical Year
We call the Liturgical Year the ecclesiastical or Church Year, because it contains the Church Calendar, which in some respects is similar to and in others differs from the civil calendar. In the Eastern Church the Church Year differs from the civil calendar in that it does not begin the New Year with the first of January as does the civil year, but begins it with the first day of September, which is called the Beginning of the Indiction. This means that the whole cycle of our Church Year begins with the first of September and ends with the thirty first of the following August.
The beginning of the Indiction- A Church Feast
The first day of September was designated as the beginning of the Church Year, or as it was called in the Church Calendar, the beginning of the “New Year”, it assumed a religious character and became a feast of the Church, i. e., a day which had its own special liturgical service. On this day our Church commemorates the day on which Christ entered the synagogue in Nazareth and read from the scrolls the words of the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord has been given me, for He anointed me… proclaim the Lord’s year of favor.” (Luke 2, 18-19) No reliable evidence exists to indicate when the beginning of the Indiction became a feast of the Church; we do know, however, that it already existed in the eighth century.
Part 11 next week…

WELCOME: We extend our welcome to our new administrator, Rev. Walter Pasicznyk, May he lead our parish in good faith and hope for an abundant future.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 20 – 27 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Emily Hilenski.

HOAGIE SALE: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Turkey and Italian hoagie sale and bake sale, Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the church hall. The cost for either hoagie is $5.00. Orders can be placed by calling Debbie by August 28th.

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. 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.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Archbishop Stefan Soroka invites all our married faithful to join with him to celebrate their Wedding Anniversaries at a Divine Liturgy in our Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11 AM followed by a Banquet in their honor. Registration forms are available if you plan to attend. Deadline for registration is October 1, 2016.

LUC: The North Anthracite League of Ukrainians will meet after the Moleben that will be held at SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Berwick, PA. The Moleben to the Blessed Mother will be conducted at 3:00 PM on this Sunday, Aug. 21st. All are welcome to attend.