NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

3 10 2018

Saturday, September 29 – 4:00 PM ✞ Michael Hubiack – Bernard & Carol Kosek
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday, September 30 – The Divine Liturgy for this Sunday will be celebrated at Transfiguration Of Our Lord Church, Nanticoke, PA at 9:30 AM. Father Walter has no one to substitute for him so arrangements have to be scheduled accordingly.

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Monday, October 1 – 9:00 AM
THE PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
✞Ronald Kachinko – Tom, Joanne and Genny Hewitt
Tuesday, October 2 – 6:00 PM at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church
Moleben to the Mother of God, for the purity of the Church
Meeting to follow – What can I do to help God’s Church.
Saturday, October 6 – 4:00 PM
✞Lovey Havran – Sandra Sydnor

Sunday, October 7– 8:30AM
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessingsand Good Health for all Parishioners

The Feast of the Patronage of the Holy Mother of God
October 1st

The continuous reading of the Gospel of the Holy Evangelist Luke begins on the Monday following the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  The four Gospels are all read  in their entirety in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Year and the reading of each begins with a great Feast.  The Gospel of Saint John the Theologian begins with the Feast of Feasts, the Pascha of our Lord and is read until Pentecost.  The Gospel of St. Matthew begins with the Feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, and is read until the Feast of the Holy Cross.  The first Sundays in the Matthew cycle and in the Lucan cycle are of the call of the apostles Peter and Andrew, James and John, indicating that these Gospels also call us to follow after Jesus our Lord.  The Gospel of St. Mark is read during the Holy and Great Fast, but since the Divine Liturgy is celebrated only Saturday and Sunday, the remaining sections are read in the last six weeks of the Matthean and Lucan cycles.  This is why, no matter where we are in the cycle of Sundays after Pentecost, we begin the course reading the Gospel of St. Luke on Monday that comes before the second Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, this year it is September 17.  This year there is no “Lucan Jump” since the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross is also the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, and there is no interruption in the readings.  The Greek Church, however, begins to number the Sundays by “Weeks after the Holy Cross.”  Of course, a historical factor in this was that September 23, (the Birthday of Augustus, very important when the imperial ideals were still living),  was the beginning of the New Year, so that reading of a new Gospel seemed appropriate at this time.  Later the New Year was moved to September 1.

Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima
O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you; inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.
Amen.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week September 29 – October 5 by Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Dombrowski.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Parish Women’s Society will be sponsoring their Rummage Sale Friday and Saturday, October 12 – 13. We are asking for all you good dessert makers for your help with the Bake Sale, Also Food and beverages will be available when you come to shop. What is someone else’s junk may be your treasure. Come and patronize your parish sale.

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church will sponsor a Craft Sale on Saturday, October 27 in the Church Hall, Warren Ave., Berwick, PA from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Good food and a bake sale will also be available. Dine in or Take out, limited. For vendors and table rental at  $15/8′ table Contact Janina.

BUS TRIP: Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is sponsoring a Christmastime bus trip to New York City on Saturday, December 8, 2018. There will be several stops in Manhattan: the Ground Zero area for part of our group who have already made advance 911 Museum reservations; Little Italy; the Ukrainian Village on the lower East Side; Bryant Park’s Winter Village housing 125+ holiday vendors in midtown; and, the Christmassy Fifth Avenue area. Cost is $42.00 per person. For additional details and reservations contact Paul Ewasko. Check should be made out to St. Vladimir Church and mailed to Paul

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