14 11 2018

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

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 8 Feast of St. Michael the Archangel
✞Michael Hubiack – Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kosar

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

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.



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