TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 5, 2017

7 11 2017

Saturday, Nov. 4
9:00 AM ✞ Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family

Sunday, Nov. 5 TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Nov. 8 SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
9:00 AM ✞Geraldine Kizis Accetta – Elise Smolinski

Saturday, Nov. 11
4:00 PM ✞Paul Suscavage from Brian & Gloria Jean Woodard

Sunday, Nov. 12 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Feast Day of
SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
NOVEMBER 8TH

Saint Michael, captain of all Angels

Saint Michael (Michael means ‘Who is like God’) is the leader of the heavenly hosts and the greatest adversary of Satan. Under his leadership the faithful Angels defeated Lucifer, the chieftain of the rebellious angels. This feast was instituted at the time of Emperor Constantine the Great in the fourth century.
Saint Michael became patron of Kiev. Capital of Ukraine, since the early days of Christianity in our country.
The Church honors all the angelic choirs on the same day, when it pays a tribute of honor to their leader, St. Michael.

“You the Marshals of the heavenly armies,
we implore, though being unworthy,
that with your prayers you fortify us,
under the shelter of your wings, 
of your spiritual glory,
guarding us as we fall before you,
and incessantly cry:
Redeem from dangers all of us, 
as the Commanders of the heavenly Powers.”

Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle,
be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil;
may God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, cast into hell
Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

St. Michael the Archangel

Our Liturgical Year is like a beautiful mosaic made up of the feasts of Our Lord, the Mother of God, and an immense throng of Martyrs and Saints. The center of this splendid mosaic is our Lord Jesus Christ, as God and as Man. Day and night, His Pilgrim Church on earth and in heaven, the Church in glory, that is – the very great choir of Angels and Saints – sing to Him eternal praises. The holy Angels are God’s everlasting choir of glory; they are the messengers and servants of God. The Angels
also fulfill a great role in the redemption of the human race.
Holy Church, conscious of the great significance of the Angels for the glory of God and our salvation, has provided a special place for the veneration of the Angels in the mosaic of the Liturgical Year. Here, first place is given to the feast of the Synaxis of St. Michael the Archangel and the rest of the Angelic Powers.
Before the Lord God created man, He created the holy Angels who are invisible, immortal, perfect beings and pure spirits, possessing a keen intellect and free will. Their number is immeasurably great, as we know from the vision granted to the prophet Daniel who saw the throne of God where “thousands upon thousands were ministering Him, and myriads upon myriads attended Him.”
The Lord God, after creating the Angels, put them to a test and a great number of the Angels’ rebelled against Him. St. John the Theologian speaks of a war in heaven (Rev. 12,7). At the head of the good Angels stood the Archangel Michael who overcame Lucifer and his angels. Hence, in the veneration of the Angels, the holy Church gives first place to St. Michael.
The angels whose task is to protect men, we call guardian Angels. The Fathers of the Church teach that every person has his own guardian Angel. In the Petition of the Divine Liturgy we beg God for a guardian Angel: “For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us beseech the Lord.” Using the Holy Scripture as their foundation, the Holy Fathers teach that not only every person, but also every community, Church, and nation has its own guardian Angel.
The feast of the Archangel Michael and the holy Angels indicates to us the significant role the Angels play in our salvation. This feast also reminds us of our duties towards the Angels, especially toward our Guardian Angel. Throughout our entire life, at every moment and in every place our guardian angel watches over us, protects us, inspires us with good thoughts, warns us against sin, and intercedes for us before God. Our Guardian Angel is our guide to heaven, our helper against temptation, and our companion at the hour of death. He is the constant witness of our thoughts, our words, and our deeds. Only in heaven will we one day see how much we owe to our Guardian Angel.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 4-11 by Parents Ronald & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of daughter Sandra Elko.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Mary Ann Kachinko & Family for their donation of 1 bouquet this week in memory of Bernard Kachinko.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council will meet Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00 PM in the church hall. All members please try to be present.

LOTTERY TICKETS: Our most sincere thanks to Mike & Dolores Sinko for all their efforts in handling the November Lottery tickets and to all the sellers who do such a great job. Mike does his best to round up sellers, non-parishioners, to help sell the tickets. Hope you have a ticket for a chance to win. Good Luck.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Annual Christmas Party for the Women’s Society will be held Sunday, December 3rd 1:00 PM in the Church Hall. Names will be taken if you are planning to attend the party. The regular monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 PM

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY STORE: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke will be holding a “Christmas Holiday Store” every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM starting October 28th. There will be gently used Christmas and Holiday Items including a huge selection of gently used designer purses. The event will be held weather permitting and supplies last. The following date Oct 28—pancakes, Nov 5- Clam Chowder, Nov 11 –Haluski, Nov 18–Baked goods and Christmas cookies.

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