TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 18, 2018

14 11 2018

Saturday, Nov. 16
4:00 PM God’s Blessings for Good Health on Catherine Halloway
and Anna Koprowski – The Women’s Society

Sunday, Nov. 17 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Nov. 21 ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
9:00 AM ✞Michael Hubiack (9 months) – Mr. & Mrs. Donald
Winsock Saturday, Nov. 24
4:00 PM ✞Dorothy Pstrak Wujcik – Leonard Wujcik

Sunday, Nov. 25
TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Our best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving. We have many things to to thankful for and may God continue to provide us with the same.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you,
it will be enough.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.

Gods Days
There are two days in the week upon which and about which I never worry — two carefree days kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday. Yesterday, with its cares and frets and pains and aches, all its faults, its mistakes and blunders, has passed forever beyond my recall. It was mine; it is God’s.
The other day that I do not worry about is Tomorrow. Tomorrow, with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its perils, its large promise and performance, its failures and mistakes, is as far beyond my mastery as its dead sister, Yesterday. Tomorrow is God’s day; it will be mine.
There is left, then, for myself but one day in the week – Today. Any man can fight the battles of today. Any woman can carry the burdens of just one day; any man can resist the temptation of today. It is only when we willfully add the burdens of these two awful eternities – Yesterday and Tomorrow – such burdens as only the Mighty God can sustain – that we break down.
It isn’t the experience of Today that drives men mad.
It is the remorse of what happened Yesterday
and fear of what Tomorrow might bring.
These are God’s Days … Leave them to Him.

The Presentation of the Most Holy Mother of God in the Temple
November 21
We learn that the parents of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, SS. Joachim and Anna,
being childless, had made a promise that,
if they were blessed with a child,
they would offer that child up to the
service of the Lord in the temple in Jerusalem.
The Lord God heard their prayers and
blessed them with a daughter.
When the little one was three years old,
her parents brought her to the temple and
placed her under the care of the high priest Zachary,
the father of St. John the Baptist. Here the Most Holy Mother of God spent many years until, as a mature maiden, she was betrothed to St. Joseph.
What does the feast of the Entrance convey to us? What spiritual lesson does it offer us? First of all, it speaks to us of the joyful sacrifice of Joachim and Anna. They themselves bring their daughter to the Temple and offer her to the service of God. But not only do the parents joyfully bring their child to offer her to the service of God; Mary also gladly obeys the voice of God and of her parents. Like Joachim and Anna, Mary too is a very beautiful example for us of joyful sacrifice and service to God.
A sign of deep piety of a nation is not only its magnificent and numerous churches and monasteries but, above all, its numerous vocations – its priests, missionaries and nuns. The most beautiful churches and gilded altars will be of no help to us if we do not have priests to offer the Unbloody Sacrifice, administer the Holy Sacraments, and preach the word of God in those churches. The Servant of God Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky says: “You must understand that the nation also needs zealous and holy priests to bring salvation.” The lack of religious vocations among a people must lead to a gradual dying of the Church and of the spiritual life of its faithful, for the religious state is the heart and soul of the Church.
To a very great degree, the future of our Church and nation depends upon how our Ukrainian parents educate their children. We need parents who, following the example of SS Joachim and Anna, would gladly offer their children as a “burnt” offering to God, their Church and their nation. We need youth with ideals, who like the model of the Most Pure Virgin Mary, would gladly follow the voice of God and dedicate themselves to the service of God, the Church and the nation. Only then will we be able to look forward to a brighter and happier future for our Church and our nation.

ASK FATHER A QUESTION? Why can’t girls/women be altar servers or ministers? 
It is because this is God’s will that men serve their women, who already have the more difficult vocation in this life, bearing children & growing the church.  As a consequence of Adam’s sin, he, all men, must serve their women, hence, men are ordained(to receive an office), to serve the women by leading the church in prayer.  The only person permitted in the altar area is the priest who has an office(a prayer service) to serve.  If there are multiple priests in the parish, only the number of priests necessary for that service are to be at the altar, the rest are to be in the nave with the congregation.  Here is the rule of the church:  Only that man ordained serving the office, is permitted at the altar.  Women cannot be ordained and therefore cannot be at the altar.  Notice, too, that not only are women are not permitted at the altar, but also layman and the priests that don’t have an office to serve.  It is a sign of humility to God to accept one’s place in life.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 17 – 24 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her mother Anna Kolotelo.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society held their meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12th with only 7 members attending. The Rummage sale items must be packed and the help of the women is necessary. Please, if you can give a few hours of your time to clean up the hall. The Sales netted $3,538.35. It was voted on to donate $2700 for the cost of the Patched Paving. The Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Theo-Metro Restaurant, meeting in the parking lot at 1:00 PM and continue for 1:30 PM dinner. If you are planning to attend, please call Anna.

SYPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Charles Drazba for the eternal rest of his brother Frank Drazba.

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TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018

14 11 2018

Saturday, Nov. 9
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Vincent & Phyllis DeMettro

Sunday, Nov. 10
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Thursday, Nov. 15
9:00 AM ✞Helen Terry Pstrak – Leonard Wujcik

Saturday, Nov. 17
4:00 PM God’s Blessings for Good Health = Catherine Halloway and
Anna Koprowski – The Women’s Society

Sunday, Nov. 18 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

I am your Flag
I was born on June 14th, 1777. 
I am more than just cloth shaped into a design.
I am the refuge of the World’s oppressed people.
I am the silent sentinel of Freedom.
I am the emblem of the greatest nation on earth. 
I am the inspiration for which American 
Patriots gave their lives and fortunes.
I have led your sons into battle from Valley Forge
to the bloody swamps of Viet Nam.
I walk in silence with each of your Honored Dead,
to their final resting place beneath the 
silent White Crosses, row upon row. 
I have flown through Peace and War, Strife and 
Prosperity, and amidst it all I have been respected.
My Red Stripes . . . symbolize the blood spilled 
in defense of this glorious nation.
My White Stripes . . . signify the burning 
tears shed by Americans who lost their sons.
My Blue Field. . . is indicative of God’s
heaven under which I fly.
My Stars . . . clustered together, unify 
50 States as one, for God and Country.
”Old Glory” is my nickname, 
and proudly I wave on high.
Honor me, respect me, defend me with 
your lives and your fortunes.
Never let my enemies tear me down from my 
lofty position, lest I never return.
Keep alight the fires of patriotism, strive 
earnestly for the spirit of democracy.
Worship Eternal God and keep His commandments, 
and I shall remain the bulwark of peace 
and freedom for all mankind.

VETERANS DAY
NOVEMBER 12TH
Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans.
It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half-mast.
A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11:00 AM.
~Veteran’s Day Prayer~
A prayer solemn, We offer today;
It is for Veterans, We now pray.
Selfless, sacrificial, Risking death gallantly
Soldiers do all this, To ensure we are free.
So many have died, There on the battleground;
No music then to comfort, Simply gun blasts all around.
So many names and faces, That I will never know;
So many stories of bravery, In warring winds did blow.
Grateful am I to these, Men and Women brave -
To think of all they did, All they risked, all they gave.
Extend this heartfelt prayer, I will, to reach their ears;
How treasured they are to me, Marching onward despite fears.
And for those who have passed, May God bless them lavishly
These very ones who died, So that we would live free.
In the stories of Veterans, We see a shadow of the Cross
Christ died to set us free, Our gain was through His loss.
Gratefully we praise these heroes, Often silent and unknown.
And we remember Christ’s blood, From which eternal life has grown.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Nov. 10 – 17 by A Veteran Parishioner – Prayers for all Living Veterans.

Women’s Society: The regular monthly meeting for the Women’s Society will be held
Tuesday, November 13th 6:30 PM in the church hall. All members please be present.
Christmas Party plans will be discussed.

CONGRATULATIONS: Our best wishes to Michael & Dolores Sinko who celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary on November 6th. May you have many more Happy, Healthy Years! Mnohya Lita!

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. John Hoolock.





TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 4, 2018

14 11 2018

Saturday, Nov. 3
4:00 PM ✞ Pricilla Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 4 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 8 Feast of St. Michael the Archangel
9:00 AM ANOINTING with HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
✞Michael Hubiack – Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kosar

Saturday, Nov. 10
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Vincent & Phyllis DeMettro

Sunday, Nov. 10 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Our St. Michael the Archangel
Thursday, November 8, 2018
The Liturgical Year is a beautiful mosaic made up of the feasts of Our Lord, the Mother of God, and an immense throng of Martyrs and Saints. The center of this splendid mosaic is our Lord Jesus Christ, as God and as Man. Day and night, His Pilgrim Church on earth and in heaven, the Church in glory, that is – the very great choir of Angels and Saints – sing to Him eternal praises. The holy Angels are God’s everlasting choir of glory; they are the messengers, army and servants of God. The Angels also fulfill a great role in the redemption of the human race.
Holy Church, conscious of the great significance of the Angels for the glory of God and our salvation, has provided a special place for the veneration of the Angels in the mosaic of the Liturgical Year. Here, first place is given to the feast of the Synaxis of St. Michael the Archangel and the rest of the Angelic Powers.
Before the Lord God created man, He created the holy Angels who are invisible, immortal, perfect beings and pure spirits, possessing a keen intellect and free will. Their number is immeasurably great, as we know from the vision granted to the prophet Daniel who saw the throne of God where “thousands upon thousands were ministering Him, and myriads upon myriads attended Him.”
The Lord God, after creating the Angels, put them to a test and a great number of the Angels’ rebelled against Him. St. John the Theologian speaks of a war in heaven (Rev. 12,7). At the head of the good Angels stood the Archangel Michael who overcame Lucifer and his angels. Hence, in the veneration of the Angels, the holy Church gives first place to St. Michael who defeated the rebellious angel Lucifer.
The angels whose task it is to protect men, we call guardian Angels. The Fathers of the Church teach that every person has his own guardian Angel. In the Petition of the Divine Liturgy we beg God for a guardian Angel: “For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us beseech the Lord.” Using the Holy Scripture as their foundation, the Holy Fathers teach that not only every person, but also every community, Church, and nation has its own guardian Angel.
The feast of the Archangel Michael and the holy Angels indicates to us the significant role the Angels play in our salvation. This feast also reminds us of our duties towards the Angels, especially toward our Guardian Angel. Throughout our entire life, at every moment and in every place our guardian angel watches over us, protects us, inspires us with good thoughts, warns us against sin, and intercedes for us before God. Our Guardian Angel is our guide to heaven, our helper against temptation, and our companion at the hour of death. He is the constant witness of our thoughts, our words, and our deeds. Only in heaven will we one day see how much we owe to our Guardian Angel.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Nov. 3-10 by Rebecca Molecavage in memory of her father Dimitri Bencho.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services in the month of November requested by Becky Molecavage in memory of her father Dimitri Bencho.

BUILDING/IMPROVEME FUND: Our sincere thanks for the donations received in the amount of $130 from Susan Serra, Diana Roden and Rosemary Morren in memory of Judy Florenza.

PARKING LOT REPAIRED: The parking lot, very much in need of repair, was taken care of last week in the amount of $2,700. To have the full lot finished it will cost much more. If you can support this project, your donations will be greatly appreciated.

MOLEBAN – LUC: Father Myron Myronyuk, pastor of Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to the Mother of God – on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:30pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Agenda items will focus on the 2018 National Convention held in Buffalo/Amherst, NY and plans for fund raising including the May 2019 bus trip to New York City’s St. George Ukrainian Street Festival and Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. A bountiful reception will follow immediately after the business  session. This is a public event of St.Vladimir parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.





TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 28, 2018

14 11 2018

Saturday, Oct. 26
4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, Oct. 27 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 1
9:00 AM ✞Michael Bigus – Elaine Godumski

Saturday, Nov. 3
4:00 PM ✞Priscilla Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 4 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Oct. 27– Nov. 3 by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of her husband Ronald Kachinko.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY SALE: The Women’s Society Rummage Sale is being held this weekend because of the amount of items still available for purchasing. The first sale amounted to $2159. Expenses will be paid after the sale this weekend. Maybe you should come to the hall this Sunday for bag day and get yourselves a bargain. Hope to see you there.

ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST – Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will host their annual Turkey Fest on Saturday, November 3rd from 2 to 7 pm in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets in Wilkes-Barre.  This event features a traditional turkey dinner, festival games, raffle and a basket auction.  Dinners will be $11.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.  Eat-In or Take-out. 

Annual Harvest Dinner Sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 428North Seventh Avenue, Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 12:30pm Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and other beverages. Adults $13.00; Students 6 to 12 years $8.00; no charge for children age 5 and under. Reservations close Monday, November 12 – no tickets sold at the door. Take-outs available by advance order – must pick up promptly between 11:30am and 12:00 noon. Entertainment by Regina and Ihor Music Duo. Several door prizes will be awarded along with a Basket of Cheer raffle. For reservations contact Maria Black 

A Night at the Races: St. Robert Bellarmine Holy Name Society’s will sponsor a Night at the Races at St. Aloysius Church Auditorium143 W. Division Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA on Saturday, November 10, 2018, Doors Open at 5:30pm-Post Time 7:00pm Admission $5.00 (includes buffet and beverages) Must be 21 Years of Age to Enter





TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 21, 2018

14 11 2018

Saturday, Oct. 20
4:00 PM ✞Michael Hubiack – Helen Kosar

Sunday, Oct. 21 TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner
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Thursday, Oct. 25
9:00 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Karen Pliska

Saturday, Oct. 27
4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, Oct. 28 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week October 20 27 by Paul & Dolores Hoover in memory of mother Anna Soppeck.

RUMMAGAE SALE: The Women’s Society wishes to thank all those who donated items, monetary or food to our recent Rummage Sale. It was a success thanks to all the members and a few men who came out to help. Another sale will be conducted on Friday, October 26 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 27 – 9:AM to 2:00 PM and Sunnday, October 28 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. If you did not shop for the past sale, maybe you can find something you need on this sale, Come and browse, it costs nothing.

MOLEBAN – LUC: Father Myron Myronyuk, pastor of Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to the Mother of God – on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:30pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Agenda items will focus on the 2018 National Convention held in Buffalo/Amherst, NY and plans for fund raising including the May 2019 bus trip to New York City’s St. George Ukrainian Street Festival and Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. A bountiful reception will follow immediately after the business  session. This is a public event of St.Vladimir parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST – Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will host their annual Turkey Fest on Saturday, November 3rd from 2 to 7 pm in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets in Wilkes-Barre.  This event features a traditional turkey dinner, festival games, raffle and a basket auction.  Dinners will be $11.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.  Eat-In or Take-out.  Walk-Ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. Non-perishable food items will be collected for donation to a local food pantry.  Receive a ticket for each item donated for our special food drive raffle.





SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SEVENTH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OCTOBER 14, 2018

14 11 2018

Saturday, Oct. 13
4:00 PM ✞Anna Dempsey – Dempsey children

Sunday, October 14
8:30AM – SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
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Thursday, Oct. 18
9:00 AM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Ed & Lela Emmet
Saturday, Oct. 20
4:00 PM ✞ Michael Hubiack – Helen Kosar

Sunday, Oct. 21 TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

ASK FATHER A QUESTION? What would we do on Sunday if a priest is unavailable for Liturgy? The service you would do is called “Typika.”  It’s a brief service for occasions that can be conducted when there is no priest or bishop present. It includes elements of the Divine Liturgy that can be led by a layman. The Holy Doors stay closed on the iconostas- the prayers are said from the nave. There is no communion- because none has been consecrated and there is no minister for distributing communion since no priest is present.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No Request for this week.

FLOWERES: Our thanks for the flowers donated this week by the Dempsey Children in memory of Parents Anna & Joseph Demspsey.

LOTTERY TICKETS: The Lottery tickets for November are available – do your part, purchase a few. Try to take a few to sell to friends and family.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Rummage sale was held this weekend and the Women’s Society wishes to thank all who donated to this sale. The item, the baked goodies, and the help we received from the men and women. Another sale will be conducted in the future weekend.

BINGO: St. Aloysius Church, Altar $ Rosary Society 143 W. Division St. Wilkes=Barre, PA will sponsor a Bingo on Sunday, Oct. 21st from 1 – 4 PM (doors open at noon). The Bingo will be held in the Padden Hall Cafeteria, $10 per person. Many gift items and cash prizes will be awarded.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Rebecca Molecavage on the passing of her brother David Bencho.

PYROHY SALE: Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is sponsoring an autumn potato and cheese pyrohy/pierogy sale on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00pm in the parish center, 428 North Seventh Avenue. These are freshly made that day and are not frozen. Cost is $7.00 per dozen. Orders should be placed no later than Monday, October 15 and are being taken by Leslie Izak