THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST June 25, 2017

27 06 2017

Saturday, June 24 THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
4:00 PM ✞Nadine McCune – Aunt Helene Sirak
Petitions to Christ the Lover of Mankind

Sunday, June 25
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to Christ the Lover of Mankind

Thursday, June 29 Feast of SS Peter & Paul
9:00 AM Holy Day of Obligation
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovonia God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 1
4:00 PM ✞Stella Skwirut – Helene Sirak

Sunday, July 2 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

FEASTDAY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
June 24th
Saint John the Baptist, son of Zachary and Elizabeth, is the greatest of the prophets. He prepared the people of Israel for the arrival of the Messiahs, and therefore he is called the Precursor of Christ. He is also known as “Baptist” because he baptized Jesus Christ in the waters of the river Jordan.
This feast dates back to the third century, for Saint Augustine (354-430) said that it was based upon a tradition of the Fathers.
Christians have long interpreted the life of John the Baptist as a preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, and the circumstances of his birth, as recorded in the New Testament, are miraculous. John’s pivotal place in the gospel is seen in the emphasis Luke gives to the announcement of his birth and the event itself—both made prominently parallel to the same occurrences in the life of Jesus.[1]
The sole biblical account of the birth of John the Baptist comes from the Gospel of Luke. John’s parents, Zechariah or Zachary — a Jewish priest — and Elizabeth, were without children and both were beyond the age of child-bearing. During Zechariah’s rotation to serve in the Temple in Jerusalem, he was chosen by lot to offer incense at the Golden Altar in the Holy Place. The Archangel Gabriel appeared to him and announced that he and his wife would give birth to a child, and that they should name him John. However, because Zechariah did not believe the message of Gabriel, he was rendered speechless until the time of John’s birth.[2] At that time, his relatives wanted to name the child after his father, and Zechariah wrote, “His name is John”, whereupon he recovered his ability to speak (Luke 1:5–25; 1:57–66). Following Zechariah’s obedience to the command of God, he was given the gift of prophecy, and foretold the future ministry of John (Luke 1:67–79), this prophecy forming the text of the Benedictus canticle.

Feast Day of SS Peter and Paul Apostles
June 29
Saints Peter and Paul are the two great apostles of the firs century, martyred in Rome around the year 67 A.D. This feast commemorates the dedication of the basilicas of Saint Peter in 350 A.D. and Saint Paul in 390 A.D.
Peter was the rock on which Jesus built his church. As vicar of his Lord, Peter was the head of the Apostles. He was also the first pope. Peter led the church at Antioch, and later established the seat of the papacy at Rome. He suffered martyrdom by being hung upside down on the cross on June 29, 67 A.D.
Paul is referred to as the “Apostle to the Gentiles.” It was through Paul’s preaching efforts that Christianity spread from Israel to the non-Jewish populations surrounding the Mediterranean. As the patrons of our church, Saints Peter and Paul lead us to be constant in our belief in Jesus and in our Church.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 24 – July 1 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of their parents Michael & Catherine Kachinko and John & Mildred Starzec.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Anna Magill for her donation of flowers this week in memory of Donald Magill.

ANNIVERSARY WISHES: Our sincere belated Congratulations to Father Walter on his Third Anniversary to the priesthood. May God grant him many more happy, healthy years. Mnohya Lita!

NEW COPIER: A much needed new copier has been purchased for the Church office, thanks to the generous donations of Paul & Dolores Hoover and Catherine & Charles Halloway. The Copier is the top of the line at the cost of $1084 with the toner. May God bless them with much good health and happiness for their generosity.

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SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST FATHER’S DAY June 18, 2017

19 06 2017

Saturday, June 17
4:00 PM ✞Anna Dempsey, her son Frank and her daughter Eliza –
Dempsey Children

Sunday, June 18 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Father’s Day
8:30 AM All Living & Deceased Fathers of SS Peter & Paul Church

Thursday, June 22
9:00 AM ✞Florence M. Kloap – Gerald Timshaw

Saturday, June 24
4:00 PM ✞Nadine McCund – Aunt Helene Sirak

Sunday, June 25 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
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SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 17 – 24 by daughter Denise & Ed Kuklewicz in memory of John F. Wido.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to the Dempsey Children for the Bouquet of Flowers this week in memory of their mother Anna Dempsey, her son Frank and daughter Eliza.

RUMMAGE SALE: Remember the Women’s Society will be having their annual Rummage Sale in October. As you clean out your closets, basements and attics, put the stuff you want to discard and bring them to the parish center. All good items are acceptable.

NEW CHAFFING RACKS: The Women’s Society purchased two new Chaffing Racks for the serving of buffet dinners, etc. The kitchen has two old ones but when many dishes are being served the need for two more was necessary. Thanks to the Fund Raiser Rummage Sales this purchase was made from the account.

LOTTERY: Mike Sinko reported the sales of the May Lottery: Amount collected $4,837.00, Paid out $1600.00, expense $100.00 – $3,137.00 profit.

PIGGIE SALE: St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 North Main St. Pittston, Pa.  is having a “Piggie Sale” (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) on Sunday, June 25th from 10am to 2pm. This will be a Pre-Order –  Take-Out’s Only . The Piggies will sell for $2.00 each. A container of 6 is $12.00. If you have a large order, we are asking you to bring your own container(s). Pick -up is at the rear door of the Church Hall . Please call 570-905-7387 with your order.





FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS June 11, 2017

19 06 2017

Saturday, June 10
4:00 PM ✞Michael Sirak – Wife Helene Sirak

Sunday, June 11 SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Friday, June 16 ✞ Paul Kachinko – Cheryl Kachinko & Family
9:00 PM
Saturday, June 17 ✞ Anna Dempsey & Frank Dempsey – Anna Magill
4:00 PM

Sunday, June 18 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM All Living & Deceased Fathers of SS Peter & Paul Church FATHER’S DAY
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
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PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish – at home, in Nursing Facilities and Hospitals

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 10 – 17 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Paul Kachinko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles are to burn the month of June by the request of Anna Magill, in memory of Anna Dempsey, her son Frank Dempsey and daughter Eliza Burke.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society will hold their last meeting until September at Agolino’s Restaurant in West Pittston. Those who will need transportation please be at the Church Parking Lot by 4:30 PM.

Moleben and League of Ukrainian Catholics Meeting: SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 20 Nottingham Street, Plymouth, PA extends a warm invitation to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Christ the Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting and fellowship of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  This is a public event of SS. Peter and Paul parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

SYMPATHY: We extend our Sincere Sympathy to the Family of. Paul Suscavage who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal. Vichnya Pomyat!





SUNDAY OF PENTECOST JUNE 4, 2017

2 06 2017

Saturday, June 3
4:00 PM ✞John & Anna Rudeski – Rudeski & Onderko Families
Sunday, June 4 Descent of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost Sunday
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Sunday, 2:30 PM Panakhyda at the Parish Cemetery

Thursday, June 8
9:00 AM ✞Anna Bosack – Steven & Gloria Udisi

Saturday, June 10
4:00 PM ✞Michael Sirak – Wife Helene Sirak

Sunday, June 11 SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

GREEN SUNDAY: The Feast of the Pentecost is the day to pay our respects to our deceased. Father Walter will celebrate the Panakhyda Services at the Cemetery on this day, June 4th at 2:30 PM. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family and friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest.
If there should be heavy rain, the Panakhyda will be celebrated in the Church.
NO CHARGE FOR LOVE

Our thanks to all who sold and purchased tickets for this fund-raiser. Thanks to Mike & Dolores Sinko for handling the ticket sales, a job well done.

Sanctuary Light: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 3 – 10 by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.

FLOWERS: We thank Becky Molecavage for her donation of flowers for this week in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

BUILDING FUND: We express our gratitude for the donations received for our Parish Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Anna Bosack. Helen from Old Forge, Nancy Palumbo, Friends of Bosack Family, Ann Beshada, Michael & Dolores Sinko, Jewel Johnstone, Michael & Louise Hubiack, Mary Beth Mull
Also a donation to the Building Fund of $10 was received from Sophia Sager who had a winning lottery ticket. We appreciate you generous donation.

CEMETERY DONATION: A donation of $50 was received from Joan Baury’s for Cemetery Care. Her donation is certainly appreciated.
Moleben and League of Ukrainian Catholics Meeting: SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 20 Nottingham Street, Plymouth, PA extends a warm invitation to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Christ the Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting and fellowship of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  This is a public event of SS. Peter and Paul parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

A NOTE OF THANKS: We received a note of thanks from the Pennsylvanians for Human Life Carnation sale. They express their gratitude to everyone who helped make this Carnation Drive most successful. This Drive is their most important fundraiser. Our church collected the amount of $68. May God bless everyone who supported this drive.

COPIER: The price for a new copier will cost approximately $1000, toner included. It will print on both sides, scan and fax. Donations for this office equipment will be greatly appreciated.