THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS MARCH 4, 2018

3 03 2018

Saturday, March 3
4:00 PM ✞ Alyssa Baumann from Donna and Nelson Warren

Sunday, March 4 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
VERNERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
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 7 – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift
6:00 PM Mission Service

Saturday, March 10
4:00 PM ✞Micahel Hubiack – 8th Day

Sunday, March 11 FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Stations of the Crosss – St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon, PA

REMINDER: Please remember that Wednesday and Friday of this week the schedule for Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts will be at 6:00 PM instead of 4:00 PM. Friday, March 9th the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts will be at St. Vladimir’s UCC, Edwardsville, PA instead of Transfiguration of Our Lord.
THE CROSS IS…

The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, indeed, teaches us to understand the great significance the Holy Cross has for us, not only during the Lent, but also throughout our whole life. This Sunday tells us that wherever we find the Cross, there will we find strength, victory, salvation and the pledge of resurrection to eternal life of bliss.
To arouse ourselves to a greater veneration and love for the Holy Cross, let us frequently call to mind those profound thoughts expressed by the great venerator of the Holy Cross, St. Ephrem the Syrian in the following hymn:
The Cross is – the resurrection of the dead.
The Cross is – the hope of Christians.
The Cross is – the staff of the lame.
The Cross is – the consolation of the poor.
The Cross is – the dethronement of the proud.
The Cross is – the hope of the hopeless.
The Cross is – the helm of those who sail.
The Cross is – the harbor of the storm-tossed.
The Cross is – the father of orphans.
The Cross is – the comfort of the afflicted
The Cross is – the protector of youth.
The Cross is – the glory of men.
The Cross is – the crown of the aged.
The Cross is – the purity of virgins.
The Cross is – the bread of the hungry and
the fountain of the thirsty.
…Therefore, let us make the sign of this Life-Giving Cross on our forehead, lips and breast…Let us not leave the Cross even for on hour, even for one moment, and let us not do anything without it, but whether we are going to sleep, or getting up; on land, sailing the sea, or crossing rivers, we should adorn all the members of our body with the sign of the Life-Giving Cross.”

Mission Schedule
 
Sun.     March 4……   4 p.m. GLEN LYON, St. Nicholas, 153 Main St. (Confessions @ 3:30 p.m.)
Mon.     March 5……  6 p.m. NANTICOKE, Transfiguration Parish, 240 Center St.
Tue.      March 6……  6 p.m. WILKES-BARRE, Ss. Peter & Paul, 635 N. River St.
Wed.     March 7……  6 p.m. PLYMOUTH, Ss. Peter & Paul, 20 Nottingham St.
Thu.      March 8……  6 p.m. BERWICK, Ss. Cyril & Methodius, 706 N. Warren St.
Fri.        March 9……  6 p.m. EDWARDSVILLE, St. Vladimir, 70 Zerby Ave.
After each evening’s service and talk, everyone is invited
to remain for a reception with the opportunity for questions and answer session during the reception.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available
each weekday evening, beginning at 5:30 p.m.   Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Please welcome . . Father Protodeacon Michael Waak, LCSW
  Fr. Deacon Michael is from Holy Protection Parish (St. Mary’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) in McAdoo, PA.  He was ordained to the Diaconate by Metropolitan Stephen Sulyk in 1989, and is presently assigned to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA.     Fr. Deacon received his BA in Philosophy and Psychology from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.  He also attended St. Basil College in Stamford, Conn, and St. Josaphat Seminary in Wash, DC. 
   He graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University, and at the same school he achieved a certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
March 3 – 10 by The Halloway Family in memory of their mother Catherine Halloway.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services during the month of March in memory of Mary & Elias Valadja reqested by John & Claudia Bosack.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of Michael Hubiack and Michael Bigus who were called to their eternal rest. May their memory be eternal. Vichnya Pomat.

THANKS: A very sincere thanks to all who donated food, dessert, monetary and all those who helped with the set up and preparation for a very nice fellowship after the Stations of the Cross last Sunday. God’s blessing be with you all.

BIRTHDAY GREETING: We the parishioners of this parish wish Father Walter a Blessed Happy Birthday for his day on March 7th. Mnohya Lita!

BUILDING FUND: Donations received for our Parish Building Fund are greatly Appreciated: IMO Michael Bigus –Nancy Crake, Jane Neff, Anna Magill, William & Carol Egglestoen
IMO Michael Hubiack – John & Michaelene Ostrom, Rosemarie Kachinko, Catherine & Charles Halloway.

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.

REMINDER: make your reservation for Scranton’s St. Vladimir parish sponsored Saturday, May 19 New York City bus trip to the 911 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero and the 42nd Annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival. A good number of seats have already been requested, so please don’t be disappointed by waiting too long. Contact Dave Pietryka at 570 954-8517 or Paul Ewasko at 570 563-2275 for information and to reserve a seat.

PEQUINS GAME: The parishioners of Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke and Ss. Peter and Paul, Plymouth are going to attend the W-B Penquins game on 7 April as a group.  I, Fr. Walter, am presently finalizing the number of tickets to purchase.  If you or any of your parishioner desire to attend with the group, please call Fr. Walter at (570) 735-2262 before Tuesday the 6th of March to reserve a ticket for yourself.

Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, those in nursing facilities, at home, hospitals, etc. Marion Rose is recuperating from a Hip Operation and should be going home soon.

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