Saturday, March 18
4:00 PM ✞Leonard Lotrick – Wife Catherine Lotrick
Sunday, March 19 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners 4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon, PA
Wednesday, March 22
6:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Nanticoke, Pa
Friday, March 24
9:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Plymouth, PA
Saturday, March 25 ANNUNCIATION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Sunday, March 26 FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – Holy Transfiguration, Nanticoke, PA
VENERATION OF THE CROSS
The third Sunday of Lent is dedicated to the adoration of the holy Cross, the sign of Christ’s victory over Satan and human passions.
The Church displays the holy Cross to strengthen her children in their work of salvation and to be true followers of a Crucified Lord and save their immortal soul.
The Feast of the Veneration of the Cross-reminds us of our obligation to love and venerate the Holy Cross, because it is an “invincible victory of religion, gate to paradise, fortress of the faithful and defense of the Church.” On this Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross, the Church invites us to join in by singing “Krestu Tvoyemu” – “We honor your Cross, O Lord, and glorify your holy Resurrection” and thus honor the holy cross, the symbol of our faith and redemption.
THE MEANING OF THE CROSS
With the sign of the cross, we profess our belief in the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity, that is, one God in Three Persons – God the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit. We express our love and gratitude to Christ for the great work of Redemption, that is, for saving us from hell and opening the gates of heaven. We profess our faith in Christ who redeemed us on the cross. It is the symbol of our Christian faith. It is the summary of the Gospel message. It is the seal of the Christian doctrine. There is no true Christianity without the cross.
LUC Meeting: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville, PA. This is a specially called session of importance to all Council members to continue planning for the October National Convention being held in Wilkes-Barre.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week March 11 – 25 by in memory of.
THANKS: We wish to thank all of our great workers who helped with the fellowship following the Deanery Stations of the Cross last Sunday. Also a special thanks for all the monetary, food and desserts donated. Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated. All who attended enjoyed a great fellowship, a praise to our Parish.
WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular meeting for the Women’s Society will be conducted in the Church Hall on Tuesday, March 21ST at 6:30 PM. President Anna Magill will preside. All members are asked to please attend to discuss plans for the Roast Beef Dinner in May.