SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST FEBRUARY 25, 2018

3 03 2018

Saturday, Feb. 23
4:00 PM ✞Edmund Bircsak – Irene Bircsak

Sunday, Feb. 24 SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner
4:00 PM Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, Plymouth, PA

Wednesday, Feb. 27
4:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saturday, March 3
9:00 AM ✞ Sorokousty – All Souls Saturday
4:00 PM ✞Alyssa Baumann – Donna and Nelson Warren

Sunday, March 4 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Stations of the Cross – St. Nicholas – Glen Lyon, PA

LENTEN MISSION COMING TO OUR AREA: You are cordially invited to a 6-day Lenten Mission being held at local Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parishes in the beginning of March.  Please see the special flyer for all the details.  The Missionary Preacher will be Fr. Protodeacon Michael Waak from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Philadelphia.  The spiritual purpose of the Mission will be that together we grow in closeness to God and learn our Faith.  After each Lenten service and talk, there will be a reception, during which there will be a question and answer period between the people and the clergy. Bring any questions you may have about Jesus, our Faith, our church, and why we worship the way we do.  Remember, there is no “dumb” question, except the one you have but didn’t ask.  Don’t be shy!  The more we know about our Jesus Christ and our Faith, the stronger our Faith will become.  Hope to see you at our Mission!

Second Sunday of Lent
The second Sunday of Lent is called “Sunday of the palsied Man.” Men must repent for their sins, if they want to be forgiven. Christ cannot heal our soul if we do not repent (turn back to God) for having offended God by our iniquities. The Church leads us in pious exercises of prayer and fasting because our weakness can be healed by them.
First and Second finding of John The Baptist’s head, the symbol of all the prophets. Wednesday commemorates the Theotokos, the Mother of God, and the beginning of His passion and also venerates the life-giving Cross on which He died. On Thursday, the Church venerates the holy Apostles and St. Nicholas. On Friday, she celebrates the memory of the passion of Christ and His death on the Cross. In short, every week is a ‘little Holy Week’ and every Sunday is a ‘little Resurrection of the Lord.’

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Feb. 24-Mar. 3 by Daughter Dolores & Paul Hoover in memory of Mother Anna Soppeck.

SOUP & HOAGIE SALE: St. Nicholas UCC, Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Vegetable soup, turkey & Italian hoagie sale on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm in the church hall. The cost for the soup is $6 a quart & hoagies $6 each. A Bake Sale will also be available. Orders should be placed by March 11th by calling Debbie at 570-736-6908.

SVACHENE: Our Parish council decided to have a joint Svachene (after Easter Dinner) with Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, Nanticoke, PA. A meeting of both parishes will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 6:30 PM in Transfiguration of Our Lord Church basement to discuss the menu, etc. All are invited to attend this meeting to have a choice in this affair.
Other subjects discussed are – New lights for the parking lot and patching of parking lot.

THANKS: Our thanks to Fred from Precision Tree Removal for his donation of $1,000 worth of tree removal in memory of Ron Kachinko. Fred did most of the tree removal in our Parish Cemetery. His generous offer is greatly appreciated.

WATER HEATER: The water heater had to be replaced in the Church recently. The cost of this replacement is $665. If you would like to make a donation toward this expense please place it in the collection basket.

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