FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS May 27, 2018

23 05 2018

Saturday, May 26 Petitions to the Mother of God after Divine Liturgy
4:00 PM ✞Michael Sirak – Michaelene Ostrum

Sunday, May 27 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Mother of God after Divine Liturgy

Saturday, June 2
4:00 PM VJohn Sirak – Michaelene Ostrum

Sunday, June 3 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
3:00 PM Moleben followed by LUCC Meeting in the Church Hall
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Father Walter will be away from Friday the 8th of June until Monday the 18th of June. Father George Worschak will substitute for both weekends, June 9/10 and 18/17. The same Divine Liturgy schedules will be celebrated. Emergency contacts will be announced in the future bulletins.

DIVINE LITURGIES: When you remember someone dear to you, either in honor of, deceased, someone ill or in a nursing facility or for any special intention, why not consider having a Divine Liturgy for them. Prayers are always helpful to everyone.

SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS

The Sunday after Pentecost Sunday is called the Feast Day of All Saints. Every day in the Church calendar has a list of Saints, some famous and great, and some not so famous. In the eyes of God all Saints are famous and great, some we know more about and have become more popular than others. For example, many men and women struggled during the American Revolution, but we are aware of only the most famous and popular, like George Washington and his officers the same is true for the roll call of Saints in the Christian Church.
Each man, woman and child in the great history of the Church who witnessed for Christ is regarded a Saint by the Church. Since we have no way of knowing all of them, and since the list of Saints has increased many times over and continues to do so, our Church sets aside the Sunday after Pentecost as the Feast Day for All Saints.
We are obliged, not only to venerate the saints and to seek the assistance of the saints, but also to imitate their life and holiness. All Christians are called to holiness by virtue of the sacrament of Baptism. Every person, regardless of status and condition of life, can become a Saint and is duty-bound to people without exception when He said: “Therefore, be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” St. Paul also reminds us of our duty to pursue holiness: “This is the will of God – your sanctification.”
What is holiness? Holiness is living according to the commandments of God and the Church; it is the daily fulfillment of God’s will, constant fidelity to the duties of one’s state, or more briefly – holiness is the Gospel translated into action.
All the saints are very close to us for they, like us, were once citizens of our earth and are of our own flesh and bone. They are members of the same Church as we are, although they belong to the Church Triumphant while we still struggle as members of the Church on earth or the Church Militant. They are not indifferent to our welfare and salvation. Hence, there exists no doubt that they readily listen to all our petitions and prayers and gladly present them before the throne of God.
The saints in heaven, then, are God’s beloved and intimate friends; and our protectors, intercessors and benefactors; our guides and models on the path to virtue and sanctity.

Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives and blood of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.


Prayer for Our Nation
Dear God, As we face these uncertain times in our nation, we ask you, Lord, to dwell among us. We are comforted by the knowledge that You alone are our Savior and Lord, and the ultimate Master of life. We trust our nation to Your loving care, Lord. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. Give us Your light and Your truth to guide us in our ways so that we may seek Your will in our lives and impact the world around us for Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 26 – June 3 – Prayers for all deceased Veterans of SS Peter & Paul Parish by a Veteran parishioner.

Green Sunday Remembrance: Two envelopes were omitted from the list of names for Pentecost Green Sunday in error: Requested by Mary Ann Kachinko for Bernard Kachinko, Michael Kachinko, John Blazosek, Mary Blazosek, Kathrine Kachinko, Paul Kachinko and Ron Kachinko. A request by Anna Magill for Ann Dempsey, Joseph Dempsey, Eliza Burke, Frank Dempsey, Donald Magill and Bernice Magill. Sorry for the error. They will be prayed for.

THANK YOU: Our sincere thanks to Gary Pstrak for his donation of $250 for the Parish Cemetery Care in memory of the Pstrak Family, Maksym, Julie, Ann, Steph, Mary, Michael, John, Joseph & Peter requested by Gary Pstrak.

CARNATION SALE: The Carnation project for the Pro Life Center was a nice offering to the Center in the amount of $97 from our parish. Thank you for your support.

LUC: Father Walter Pasicznyk extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Christ, Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Plans for fund raising, the annual summer picnic and the October National Convention in Buffalo/Amherst, New York will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of SS. Peter and Paul parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

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PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018

23 05 2018

Saturday, May 19– 4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 20 – 8:30 AM Pentecost Sunday
God’s Blessings and Good Health for All Parishioners
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Petitions to the Mother of God
2:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery

Saturday, June 26 – 4:00 PM ✞Michael Sirak – Michaelene Ostrum

Sunday, June 27 8:30 AM First Sunday after Pentecost SUNDAY OF All Saints
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST

The glorious feast of the Resurrection concludes with a feast also most glorious and great – and that is, the feast of the Pentecost. After the Nativity and Resurrection of Our Lord this feast belongs to the greatest feasts in the Ecclesiastical Year. The Descent of the Holy Spirit is, as it were, the seal on the work of the salvation of the human race accomplished by the Son of God. On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit himself anoints the Apostles as preachers of the Good News of Christ. On this day the Church was born and began to function. The Holy Spirit ever guides, enlightens, sanctifies and preserves her on the path of truth. The Holy Feast of Pentecost deserves our special attention because of its history, liturgy, and significance.
The principal motive for celebrating Pentecost in the Church of the New Testament was the event of the Descent of The Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. Thus, this feast is also called the day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit or the day of the Holy Trinity. The following well-known prayer to the Holy Spirit from the service of the Pentecost found its way into our daily prayers: “Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of truth, everywhere present and filling all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell within us and cleanse us of all stain and save our souls, O Good One.” All our church services begin with this prayer.
The Church of the Old Testament had a custom on the feast of Pentecost of covering the floor of their homes and synagogues with fresh grass and adorning their homes and synagogues with the branches of trees and with flowers as a sign that, when the Law of God was given at Mount Sinai, all nature was in bloom. Presumably, the Apostles also observed this custom and decorated the upper room with greenery and flowers. This custom was also taken over by the Church of the New Testament. From this custom, Pentecost received another name namely, “Green Sunday”. Flowers and greens are a sign of life and therefore became a symbol of the life-giving Spirit. Just as nature in springtime is renewed with greens and flowers, so too, holy Church and her faithful are renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The event of the descent of the Holy Spirit was most fruitful in its effects and had great significance for the Apostles and the first Christians; it has this same significance for the whole Church everywhere and always.
The Holy Spirit bestowed upon the Apostles the gift of tongues, the gift of understanding the Scriptures, and the gift of fortitude in preaching and professing the holy faith. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are truly numerous and great. St. Paul speaks of them in his letter to the Galatians: “But the fruit of the spirit is: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness and goodness, faith, modesty, continence.” The Holy Spirit has also descended upon us with his gifts in the Sacrament of Confirmation and he has anointed us as soldiers of Christ and mad our bodies His temples.

Sanctuary Light: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 19–26 by Ann Beshada for a Special Intention.

THANKS: Our thanks to the few men and women who came out to clean our church this past week. We are very lucky to have such kind people to share their time to work in the Lord’s House. God’s blessing on all of you.

Mother’s Day: Names omitted from Mother’s day list: Mary Kosar by Vera Hubick and Anna Dempsey by Anna Magill.

THE SHROUD OF TURIN: The daily visitation of the Shroud of Turin is 10:00 am-1:00pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00pm, May 15 to 27th. Liturgy at 10:00am and rosary at 4:30 pm daily. One exception May 23rd there will be no Liturgy at at 10:00am. At noon will be Liturgy of the Hours.

Monday May 28th – A Memorial Day Liturgy will be at Transfiguration of Our Lord with the closing of the Shroud at 10 am.  For all deceased veterans of Ss. Peter & Paul and Transfiguration of Our Lord.  If you have a deceased family member, or friend, you would like remembered in the liturgy, please submit their name to Fr. Walter.

Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery – Father Walter requests for you to please try to be present for the Panakhyda Service at our parish Cemetery. Remember your loved ones in prayer at this Sunday’s service beginning at 2:00 PM.

DOMES: Bishop Andriy has given his Apostolic Blessing, allowing us to go ahead with the painting of the domes. M & B Painting plans to start this project Monday of this week.





15 05 2018

MOTHER’S DAY
MAY 13, 2018
TO ALL DECEASED MOTHER
MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL
VICHNYA POMYAT!

Requested by Ann Beshada
Mary Conniff, Helen Beshada

Requested by Sonya Dempsey
Stella Piscorik Silko

Requested by Charles Drazba
Ann Drazba, Eva Chapasko, Anna Carpa

Requested by Eugene Fera
Janice C. Fera

Requested by James Bruce Fromel
Julia Fromel

Requested by Halloway Family
Catherine Halloway

Requested by Paul & Dolores Hoover
Anna Soppeck

Requested by Louise Hubiack
Frances Pliska

Requested by Marilyn Huff
Mildred Godumski

Requested by Jewel
Julia Olenik

Requested by Michael Kane
Mildred & Carrie Kane, Mary Kolyn

Requested by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko
Katherine Kachinko, Mildred Starzec, Emily Hilenski, Sandra Elko

Requested by Mary Ann Kachinko
Mary Blazosek, Katherine Kachinko

Requested by Geri Kolotelo
Anna Kolotelo

Requested by Carol Kosek
Anna Rita Bosack, Louise Kosek

Requested by Michael Kowalick
Julia Kowalick

Requested by Gabe Metric
Anna Mittrick

Requested by Rebecca Molecavage
Frances Bencho

Requested by Al Michalak
Dorothy Michalak

Requested by Daughter Ann Marie Onderko
Anna Rudeski

Requested by Mary Oshirak
Anna Klem

Requested by Michaelene Ostrum
Olga Uhas, Mary Ostrum, Stella Skwirut

Requested by son Peter S. Phillips
Ann Phillips

Requested by John Rayeski
Mary Rayeski

Requested by John, Annetta, & Jaclyn Rudeski Anna Rudeski, Ada Hughes, Veronica Rudeski, Mary Kosch

Requested by Thomas Sawka
Mary Ann Sawka, Fannie Sawka, Ellen Dolan

Requested by Veronica Simonowicz
Ann Herman, Mary Simonowicz

Requested by Mike & Dolores Sinko
Mary Sinko, Helen Kurkoski

Requested by Helene Sirak
Helen Lenar, Catherine Lenar,
Stella Swirut, Bertha Piatek

Requested by Don & Donna Winsock
Julia Purvis, Veronica Rudeski

A Mother’s Love 
There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears. 
There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we’ve dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real. 
There are times when only a Mother’s faith
Can help us on life’s way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day. 
For a Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith
And a Mother’s steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.





SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the first ecumenical council MAY 13, 2018

15 05 2018

Saturday, May 12 MOTHER’S DAY
4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Mothers of the Parish

Sunday, May 13 SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the
8:30 AM first ecumenical council
✞Michael Hubiack – Vera Hubick

Week Days 10 AM At Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke, PA
May 14 – 18

Saturday, May 19
4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, May 20 Descent of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost Sunday
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovonia

Sunday, 2:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery 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, May 13 at 2:00 PM. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family or friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest.

MOTHER – THE BEAUTIFUL CREATURE 
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At the dawn of every life, at the birth of every child, there is always a joyous thought that brings memories of care, affection and also pains and anxiety,  but all add up to a poem of Love.
Every person carries with himself, the seal of this Love and remembers the maternal tenderness which is very hard to remove from the heart.
Over the years, even when our hair turns gray, there remains the distant memories and the strong desire to see once again her, who carries the affectionate name of Mother. Her name is a fountain of peaceful thoughts, generosity, serenity and Love.
We always talk nice about our Mother and we always speak highly of her merits and good guidance and when she is gone, a veil of sadness surrounds our hearts.
There is a legend that says that since God could not be physically present amongst all His people at all times; he created Mothers to take His place. Looking at the smile on the face of a Mother as she looks at her baby explains it very clearly.
If we look at Nature we see so much beauty: the People, the Mountains, the Oceans, Rivers, Trees, the Flowers, Stars and the Birds….
But the Sun doesn’t shine on anyone more beautiful than you, 
Thanks for filling this World with so much genuine love

MOTHERS! With sincere admiration,
love and respect to all of you, Mothers.

Many Blessings for a joyous,
happy mother’s day!

SUNDAY OF THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
MAY 13, 2018

This Sunday we are reminded of the first universal Council assembled at Nicea in 325. The Council was convened by the first Christian Emperor Constantine the Great and the sanction of Pope Sylvester I. 318 Bishops, mostly Eastern, under the presidency of Hosius and two Roman priests, legates of the Holy See, took part in the council.
The Holy Fathers of the Church are the eminent preachers, writers and defenders of the Faith distinguished by the following three characteristics: Personal sanctity, solidity (Orthodoxy) of their teaching in all their writings, sermons, and antiquity.
The most prominent Fathers of the Eastern Church are: St. Irenaeus, St. Athanasius, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. John Chrysostom and St. Ephrem. The Church commemorates the remembrance of these valiant defenders of the faith to remind her faithful of their duty to defend the treasure or their faith against any possible attack and to live according to its maxims and principles.

PRAYER

We are in this world to know, to love and to serve God that we may obtain eternal salvation.
Sanctity of life and eternal happiness are the expression of the Will of God in our behalf. This is the end for which Divine Omnipotence has created us to His own image and likeness, and endowed us with the faculties of memory, understanding and free will. To attain this eternal joy it is necessary that we possess the true faith, have a childlike confidence in God, keep His commandments, receive the sacraments worthily, pray frequently, war against our evil inclination, conform to the Will of God in our regard and persevere in doing good.
The grace of God is absolutely necessary for the practice of these virtues. God, though infinitely good, does not give equally great graces to all. Nevertheless, He wills that all men be saved, therefore He gives to each individual, even the greatest sinner, sufficient grace for his salvation. It is impossible for anyone to save his soul without this grace. Prayer is the channel through which all grace is given us.
Our Blessed Savior commands us “to pray always.” When illness or affliction strike us, we find consolation and solace in prayer; when trial, tribulations and sorrow enter our lives, prayer alone will ease the burden. Thus, Let us always place ourselves into God’s loving Providence by constant prayer.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
O heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art in all places and fillest all things, Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life, come, dwell within us and cleanse us of all stain. O gracious Lord,
Save our souls.

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED TRINITY
O most holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O lord, cleanse us of our sins; Master, forgive our transgressions, O holy One, visit us and heal our infirmities for the sake of Thy name.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 12 – 19 by Halloway Family in memory of.Michael Halloway.

THANK YOU: Many thanks to Audrie Dubinsky for the Cemetery Donation of $100 in memory of her parents Emily & Leon Woss. God’s blessing for your generous contribution.

LUC: Father Walter Pasicznyk, pastor of Plymouth’s SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Christ, Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Plans for fund raising, the annual summer picnic and the October National Convention in Buffalo/Amherst, New York will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of SS. Peter and Paul parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.





SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND MAY 6, 2018

15 05 2018

Saturday, May 5
4:00 PM God’s Blessings on all Parishioners

Sunday, May 6 SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND
8:30AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Steven & Gloria Udiski
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Thursday, May 10 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
9:00 AM HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovonia
God’s Blessing for Rosalie Laszok – Michael Kane

Saturday, May 12 Mother’s Day
4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Mothers of the Parish

Sunday, May 13 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
8:30 AM Michael Hubiack – Vera Hubick

MOTHER’S DAY CARNATIONS: Pennsylvania for Human Life Annual Carnation Drive to support the Pro-life Center will be held next Saturday and Sunday for Mother’s Day, May 13th. Remember your Mother by purchasing a carnation for $1 and either place it in the vase at the base of the Blessed Mother Icon or take it with you for your home. White is for deceased and Red for living mothers.

THE ASCENSIONOF OUR LORD
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018
O Lord, the Seraphim themselves were astonished when they saw You,
their God, ascending over the clouds as if sitting upon a throne.
Wherefore we praise You for Your gracious mercy.

This feast commemorates the return of Christ in His glorified body from, this world to the right hand of God the Father in heaven. In the Ukrainian Greek Church the feast is called “Voznesennia” or “Taking up”.
The glorious ascension of Jesus in the presence of His apostles and disciples took place forty days after his resurrection and we therefore also celebrate on the fortieth day after Easter in commemoration.

THE ICONOSTASIS
This is a screen of icons that marks the holy space, the altar, the sanctuary, from the body of the church, the nave. The screen has three openings: the holy doors (also called royal doors) in the center and two side doors called deacon doors. There can be one icon on the screen, or many, but all are hung according to an established order. The royal doors are flanked by the icons of Christ (on the right) and the Mother of God (always with Christ) on the viewer’s left. It is the Lord as He came in history, and the Lord as He will come again when history is no more. On the far right is the patronal icon of the parish, (in our church it would be SS Peter and Paul), and in the far left is the patron saint of the Byzantine Church, St. Nicholas. If the altar is the highest heaven and the nave the place of transfiguration, the iconostasis is both a window and a mirror. It reveals to us the glory of heaven and those transfigured by the divine life.

SVIACHENE: Easter Sviachene Dinner was reported by Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish: The Chinese raffle which included many great items profited $660 and ½ of that in the amount of $330 came as our parish share. The food and expense was reported as a profit of $962.90 of which ½ – $481.45 was given to our parish. Plans for a return of the profits will be discussed at the Financial Council Meeting.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 5 – 12 by the Halloway Family in memory of Joan Halloway Stabko.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will be held this Tuesday May 8, 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. All members please try to be present and new members please come and join.

LUC: Father Walter Pasicznyk, pastor of Plymouth’s SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Christ, Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Plans for fund raising, the annual summer picnic and the October National Convention in Buffalo/Amherst, New York will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of SS. Peter and Paul parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

Parish Council Meeting Thurs, May 10, following Holy Day Liturgy, 11:15 am.

“Barvinok” Ukrainian Dance Ensemble: Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish is sponsoring a performance by the Ukrainian Folkdance group “Barvinok” [Periwinkle in Ukrainian] this Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:00pm at its parish center 428 North Seventh Avenue. The highly acclaimed dance group which hails from the Metropolitan New Jersey/New York City area has appeared in numerous venues on the East Coast and in Ukraine where they took first place in an international folk dance competition. Under the direction of Mr. Gregory Momot, the troupe performs traditional dances from various regions of Ukraine while attired in colorful embroidered costumes. Mr. Momot was trained at the Kyiv Cultural University and danced with the world renowned Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company. His energetic and intricate choreography along with beautiful regional costumes bring alive the electrifying spirit of Ukrainian dance.  Tickets are $12.00 at the door.





SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN APRIL 29, 2018

15 05 2018

Saturday, April 28
4:00 PM ✞ Steve Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, April 29 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, May 3
9:00 AM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Norman & Kathleen Miller

Saturday, May 5
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, May 6 SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Steven & Gloria Udiski

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
April 28 – May 5 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of parents Michael & Mary Sinko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services in the month of May in memory of Pstrak Family, Nahsym, Julie, Ann, Steph, Michael, John & Joseph Pstak requested byIrene Pstrak Family.

CARNATION SALE: Please remember your mother on Mother’s Day weekend by purchasing a Carnation at the entrance of the Church. If you wish to leave a Memorial to your Mother, a vase will be placed near the Blessed Mother Icon. The Proceeds from this drive promotes the Sanctity of Human life. We need someone who will be at the Divine Liturgy on both Saturday and Sunday May 12/13 to handle the carnations.

MOTHER’S DAY: An envelope is in your box of envelopes to remember your Mother with the spiritual bouquet. All living and deceased mother’s will be remember in a Divine Liturgy on the weekend of May 12/13.

THE SHROUD OF TURIN: A presentation on the Shroud will be given on Monday, May 14, 7:30pm, following the Vespers at 6:30pm. In addition to Divine Liturgy at 6:00pm Saturdays and 10:30am Sundays, the church will be open for visitation daily from 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:00-8:00pm*, May 15 to May 27, with rosary recitation at 4:30pm (*Saturday, May 19 & 25, 10:00am-1:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm). The public is welcome for visitation and prayer at the church during the daily schedule for The Shroud of Turin display (full schedule at http://www.transfigurationucc.org). For special groups or class visits, or with additional questions, call Father Walter Pasicznyk at the church, at 570-735-2262





SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN APRIL 22, 2018

15 05 2018

Saturday, April 21
4:00 PM ✞ John & Anna Rudeski – Rudeski & Onderko Families

Sunday, April 22 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Thursday, April 26
9:00 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – sonThomas & Kari Hubiack

Saturday, April 28
4:00 PM ✞Steve Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, April 29 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Metropolitan Stefan Soroka has chosen to retire for medical reasons and the Church has accepted his resignation effective Monday the 16th of April.  The Eparchial Administrator will be Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy until the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church elects and enthrones a new Metropolitan for the Philadelphia Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.  What this means for us is that largely nothing will change.  Remember to keep Metropolitan Emeritus Stefan Soroka in your prayers as you do Metropolitan Emeritus Stephen Sulyk.

THE PARALYTIC MAN
The Church shows us that just as the paralyzed man was healed after thirty-eight years, so every sinner can be cured from his sins and infirmities, if he turns to the risen Christ. The Holy Fathers of the Church affirm that the bathing-pool, which was named Bethesda in Hebrew, represents the Sacrament of penance.
Penance is a sacrament in which the priest, in the name of God, forgives sins committed after baptism when the sinner is heartily sorry for them, sincerely confesses them and is resolved to amend his life and to perform the penance imposed upon him by the confessor.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week April 21 – 28 by The Halloway Family in memory of Sallie Halloway Bout.

SVIACHENE: Our thanks to those who attended the Sviachene last Sunday. It was a nice affair, but sorry to say the attendance from our parish was not very good. This was the first time to try to have the two parishes together for this affair. Maybe in the future we will have a better cooperation from our parish.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks and appreciation for the donations of $335 received for our Parish Building Fund in memory of Michael Bigus: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Morgan, Mary Kotch, and Jule Obrien.

LILIES: If anyone would like to take a lily plant for their home to be planted please take them after the Divine Liturgy.