SUNDAY OF CHEESFARE FEBRUARY 11, 2018

13 02 2018

Saturday, February 10
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Marie Lindsey

Sunday, February 11 SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.
4:00 PM Forgiveness Vespers
At Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, Nanticoke, PA
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Wednesday, February 14
4:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saturday, February 17 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Michael & Dolores Sinko

Sunday, February 18 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light has no request for this week.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles that burn for all services was requested for the month of January in memory of Anna Bosack and the month of February in memory of Peter Bosack by John and Claudia Bosack.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish council will meet on Thursday, Feb. 15th,
2:00 pm in the church hall. All parishioners are invited to attend. The main subject will be if our parish and Transfiguration of Our Lord parish could have a joint SVIACHENE (after Easter Dinner) this year. Your interest in this affair is needed.

LENTEN SERVICES: The Liturgy of Presanctifed Gifts will be celebrated at our parish each Wednesday during Lent at 4:00 PM

DEANERY STATIONS: Stations of the Cross by the Deanery will be held in various parishes on Sunday’s during Lent. The Stations of the Cross will be held in our Parish Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 PM. This service is done in reverence and all who are able should attend these services. Fellowship will follow and we are asking all our good dessert makers for help in providing either food or the desserts.
Please remember to sign in if you plan on supplying a dessert, etc. for the fellowship after the Deanery Stations of the Cross.
Confessions at 3:30 p.m. and Rosary at 3:45 p.m. by all faithful present, Stations begin at 4 p.m.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: We are extremely grateful for the donation of $10,000 from the Family of Mrs. Jean Cahn.

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SUNDAY OF MEAT – FARE FEBRUARY 4, 2018

13 02 2018

Saturday, Feb. 3
4:00 PM ✞ Anna & John Rudeski – Onderko & Rudeski Families

Sunday, Feb. 4 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, Feb. 10
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Marie Lindsey
PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS

Sunday, Feb. 11 CHEESEFARE SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS

SUNDAY OF MEAT-FARE
The Sunday of Meat-fare is also called the Sunday of the Terrible Judgment. In the Gospel today, Christ speaks of the Terrible Judgment, of the reward of the righteous, and the eternal punishment of the wicked. By recalling the manner in which the Terrible Judgment will be carried out, this service is designed to fill us with salutary fear, sorrow for our sins, and to stress the importance of good works, especially works of mercy.
No one shall escape this Judgment. All our deeds will be exposed and rewarded or punished. This is clear from the following stichera, “The books will be opened and the acts of men will be revealed before the unbearable judgment seat; the whole vale of sorrow shall echo with the fearful sound of lamentation, as all the sinners, weeping in vain, are sent by your just judgment to everlasting torment. Therefore, we beseech you, O compassionate and loving Lord: Spare us who sing your praise, for you alone are rich in mercy.”
“The trumpets shall blow, the graves shall be opened and all mankind shall rise trembling greatly, moaning and shaking, as they are separated from the elect and sent to suffering. Therefore, O Lord of glory, be compassionate toward us and make us worthy to be counted among those who love You.”
Everyone shall appear at the Terrible Judgment where there shall be no respect for persons, as the following hymn of the canon of the Matins service of that Sunday makes clear: “The day is approaching, already at the door is the judgment! O Soul, where kings and princes, the rich and the poor gather, where all people shall be judged and receive according to their deeds.”

Pysanky Workshop – Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Olyphant will be holding pysanky workshops on the 4th, 11th and 18th of March at 2 pm. Cost is expected to be between $20 and $25. (570) 489-2271 sscyrilandmethodius@comcast.net

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light has no request for this week.

MANY WEEKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REQUESTS FOR THE SANCTUARY LIGHTS. THE LIGHT BURNS FOR THE WEEK AND THE DONATION IS $15. REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONES BY HONORING THEM OR A SPECIAL OCCATION.

PIGGIE DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes- Barre will hold a take-out Piggie / Holubtsi Dinner on Sunday, February 11th, 2018.  Dinners may be picked up between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at the Parish School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Dinner includes Piggies (meat stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter and dessert.  Dinners will be $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children (12 and under).  Walk-Ins Welcome but Reservations are encouraged,.

BUS TRIIP: Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is sponsoring a springtime bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 19, 2018. There will be two stops in Manhattan: the 911 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero and the 42nd annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival on the Lower East Side. Adults $70.00; Seniors 65+ $64.00; Youth 7 to 17 yrs. $62.00. Participants can follow the above two-stop itinerary or are free to do their own thing for part or all of the day. For those not visiting the Museum, the cost is $44.00. Departure from St. Vladimir Church, 428 North Seventh Avenue will be at 8:00am and departure from New York City for home will be at 8:30pm.  For additional details and to make reservations contact Dave Pietryka or Paul Ewasko. Due to the large number of visitors, Museum staff strongly recommends early confirmation of number of tickets to be ordered, therefore we ask that reservations and nonrefundable payment be made preferably before April 1. Check should be made out to St. Vladimir Church.”

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Rebecca Molecavage for the loss of her brother John Bencho.





SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON January 28, 2018

13 02 2018

Saturday, Jan. 27
4:00 PM ✞Alyssa Baumann – Nelson & Donna Warren

Sunday, Jan. 28 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Friday, Feb. 2 ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON (& ANNA)
9:00 AM BLESSING OF CANDLES
ANOINTING WITH HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
✞Andrew Beshada – Ann Beshada

Saturday, Feb. 3 ✞John & Anna Rudeski – Onderko & Rudeski Families
4:00 PM

Sunday, Feb. 4 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
JANUARY 28, 20

The Symbol of God’s Mercy Towards the Sinner

The Parable of the Prodigal (sinful) Son has a deep meaning. When we ponder it, we spontaneously perceive that the Prodigal Son is none other than every person who through sin has strained his relationship with God. For this reason, the parable is very real to us; it is the story of our lives. It is a symbol of our infidelity to God. But it is also the symbol of God’s unbounded mercy toward us. We receive God’s mercy when we return to Him. Today, as the world teems with prodigal sons and daughters this parable is dramatized in countless millions. Every person is either that older son who is ever faithful to his father or that younger son who only through hard and painful experience becomes convinced that outside the father’s house there is no happiness or is that person who never returns to God and is eternally lost.
The parable teaches us that God forgives and mercifully receives even the greatest sinners when the sinner returns to God; if they repent and are sorry for their sins. The history of the human race is nothing but the history of sin and God’s mercy, “The mercy of the Lord is from eternity to eternity upon them that fear him.” (Psalm 103, 17)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of January 27 – February3 by Ann Beshada in memory of her husband Andrew Beshada.

BUILDING FUND: We thank Marie Lindsey, Carl & Sharon Baumann. for the donations given in memory of Ron Kachinko by Your donations are sincerely appreciated.

MYASOPUSNA 2018: Transfiguration of Our Lord Church is pleased to announce that dinner tickets are now available for our Annual Myasopusna Festival, held at the church’s banquet hall at 240 Center Street, Nanticoke, next Sunday, February 4, from noon to 4 pm.  The Myasopusna (Meatfare) Festival is the parish’s pre-lenten celebration, preceding the Great Fast.  Dinner (a platter of holuptsi, kobasi, pyrohy, borscht, black bread and butter, and a homemade dessert) will be served from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, followed by live Ukrainian dance performances by Saint Mary’s Ukrainian Dancers.  A variety of Ukrainian crafts will be on display and for sale.  Dinner tickets are $13 if purchased by January 29 ($15 at the door).  Tickets can be purchased by calling Helen or Geri.

FORGIVENESS VESPERS: Father Walter announced that a special Forgiveness Vespers will be celebrated at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Nanticoke, PA on Sunday, Feb. 11th, at 4:00 PM.