Sunday or the fathers of the first ecumenical council JUNE 2, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, June 1
4:00 PM ✞Michael Bigus – Elaine Godumski

Sunday, June 2
8:30 FATHERS OF THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 enthronement of Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak
Watch on EWTN at 11:00 AM
Saturday, June 8
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – John & Maryanne Starzec

Sunday, June 9 Pentecost Sunday
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Sunday, 2:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery

This Sunday reminds us 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, correctness (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.

GREEN SUNDAY: The Feast of the Pentecost is the day we will pay our respects to our deceased. Father Walter will celebrate the Panakhyda and bless the graves at the Cemetery on Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 pm. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family or friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
June 1 – 8 by Becky Molecavage in memory of Her Mother Frances Bencho.

ALTAR CANDLES: No request for the monthly Altar Candles for June.

STANDING: We remain standing until the feast of Pentecost. On that feast we begin to kneel at the designated periods during the Divine Liturgy.

RAFFLE TICKETS to create a scholarship fund for our Ukrainian Schools, ARE STILL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK IF YOU WISH TO TAKE A CHANCE TO WIN. TICKETS ARE $10, DRAWING June 14,2019. Prizes awarded will be 1st, 5,000, 2nd, 3,000, and 3rd 2,000..This is the last weekend to purchase a ticket.

Thanks: Our thanks to Father Walter for his generous time to fix the lamp post that fell on the property. He redid the base and put a new top for the light. Saving us many dollars for his labor.

PRAYERS: Remember in your prayers the sick of the parish at home in Nursing facilities or Hospitals.

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SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND MAY 26, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, May 25
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, May 26 Sunday of the Man Born Blind
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Tamara K. Vrabel

Thursday, May 30 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD – Holy Day of Obligation
Myrovania (anointing with oil)
9:30 AM ✞Gerald Mahaedy – Walter & Carol Rakaczewski

Saturday, June 1
4:00 PM ✞Michael Bigus – Elaine Godumski

Sunday, June 2 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
8:30 AM 1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

RAFFLE TICKETS to create a scholarship fund for our Ukrainian Schools, ARE STILL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK IF YOU WISH TO TAKE A CHANCE TO WIN. TICKETS ARE $10, DRAWING June 14,2019. Prizes awarded will be 1st, 5,000, 2nd, 3,000, and 3rd 2,000.
From the desk of Most Reverend Andriy Rabiy Apostolic Administrator
Ascension of Our Lord
May 30, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.
The Priest led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here ‘neath the sand.
I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.
Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,
Thanks for what you’ve given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.

With Memorial Day approaching, it seemed only appropriate to take a quick look at the history of this unofficial kickoff to summer.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and started as a day to decorate the graves of Civil War (or War Between the States, if you prefer) veterans. Until after World War I, when all war dead were commemorated, the South either did not observe Memorial Day or did so on a different day. In South Carolina, May 10th is still observed as Confederate Memorial Day. In 1971, Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday in May as part of a consolidation of holidays on Mondays to create 3-day weekends.
The first Decoration Day was proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 to be observed on May 30th, by General John Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. General Logan had a local Columbia connection, as part of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s occupation force of Columbia; Logan established his headquarters at the Hampton-Preston Mansion on Blanding Street.
When Decoration/Memorial Day started, some communities would hold elaborate ceremonies but over time, this has diminished. Still, at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, all graves are decorated by soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division. Similar projects are carried out at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery outside St. Louis, and the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia.
Today, Memorial Day is regarded as the unofficial kickoff to summer with cookouts, barbecues and other events to signify the occasion. As we fire up the grill, let us remember the true spirit of the occasion
PRAYER FOR DECEASED AMERICAN VETERANS
To be recited on Memorial Day
O God who hast said: “Greater love than this no man hath that a man lay down his life for his brethren”, have mercy on those whom we remember today: those who laid down their lives in behalf of our beloved country, especially those who among their number have shared with us the True Faith. Thou didst call them to risk and even lose their lives for the safety of their brethren, so now preserve them from those terrible torments which await those who die in anger, or whom death surprises unprepared for that solemn moment. Teach us all to love peace and the need to pray and sacrifice for peace among the nations by the return of sinners to Thee. May Our Divine Savior, the Prince of Peace, teach us the lessons of His gospel and preserve us all from the horrors of war with the evil one, and grant us salvation, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Eternal rest.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 25 – June 1 by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho..

HOLY DAY: This Thursday, May 30, 2019, is a Holy Day of obligation, the Ascension of Our Lord into heaven. All parishioners should strive to attend Divine Liturgy on this Holy Day.

LUC MEETING – Father Paul Wolensky, pastor of Edwardsville’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Jesus Christ Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Review of the mid-May bus trip to New York City, the June 4 Enthronement of His Grace Borys Gudziak as seventh Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the USA , upcoming religious events, schedule of autumn meetings and fund raising plans will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of St. Vladimir parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome





SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN MAY 19, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, May 18
4:00 PM ✞ Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, May 19 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, May 25
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, May 26 SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack Tamara K. Vrabel

The Ukrainian Catholic Church Scholarship Fund: 30 Tickets have been sent to our parish to help in the aid of support for the Ukrainian Catholic Schools. The tickets can be purchased for $10 and prizes will be awarded on June 14, 2019. A minimum of 2,500 will be sold. The prizes are 1st prize $5,000, 2nd prize $3,000 and 3rd prize $2,000. The proceeds will go to the three individual scholarships, one awarded to a student in each of our three schools, namely – St. Nicholas in Minersville, PA, St. Nicholas in Passaic, NJ and Assumption School in Perth Amboy, NJ. \
From the desk of Most Reverend Andriy Rabiy Apostolic Administrator for the Archeparchy of Phila. A letter is posted in the vestibule for further information.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 18- 25 by Mry Ann Kachinko & Family in memory of Bernard Kachinko..

BAPTISM: The parents of Jovi, Jude and Ali Schappert and the parish welcome into the Parish Jovi Larissa Schappert who will be Baptized and Chrismated on  Saturday the 29th of June.

DONATION: Our thanks to one of our Lottery winners, Michael Galaida, who donated $25 from his winnings to our Building Fund in memory of his mother Mildred Galaida and his uncle Andrew Beshada. God bless Michael for his generosity. Our thanks also to Pamela Pisarchek for a donation of $200 to the Building Fund in memory of the Woss & Hamuka Families.

CARNATION SALES: The Mother’s day Carnations sale for Human Life received and delivered from our Parish the amount of $68 to the Pro Life Center.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s Society discussed a fundraiser for the fall and voted on having the annual Rummage, Flea Market Sale in October. Save your unwanted items for this project.

LUC MEETING – Father Paul Wolensky, pastor of Edwardsville’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Jesus Christ Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Review of the mid-May bus trip to New York City, the June 4 Enthronement of His Grace Borys Gudziak as seventh Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the USA , upcoming religious events, schedule of autumn meetings and fund raising plans will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of St. Vladimir parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.





SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN MOTHER’S DAY MAY 12, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, May 11
4:00 PM ✞ Ron Kachinko – Joseph and Christal Kaucher
God’s Blessings for all living and deceased Mother’s

Sunday, May 12 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings for all living and deceased Mother’s

Saturday, May 18
4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, May 19 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 11-18 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of Parents Michael & Mary Sinko.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Monthly Altar Candles is not requested this month.

MEETING: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will meet on Tuesday, May 14th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are urged to attend.

LILIES: If you would like to take a few lilies home and plant them you are welcome to them after the Liturgy. if planted this year they will bloom again next year.

Bus Trip to Enthronement – The North Anthracite Council of LUC has chartered a 33 passenger bus to the Tuesday, June 4th Enthronement of Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak at our magnificent Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia. Pick-ups will be at 5:15am at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church in Berwick, 5:45am at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Plymouth and 6:15am at St. Vladimir Church in Scranton. Cost is $35.00 per person – please make out check to North Anthracite Council – LUC. Reservations can be made by contacting Janina





SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN MAY 5, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, May 4 SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 5 SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – William & Patricia Sywi
Petitions to the Mother of God

Saturday, May 11 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all living
and deceased Mother’s
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 12 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
MOTHER’S DAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all living

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
May 7 – 14 by The Halloways in memory of the Michael Halloway.

MOTHER’S DAY CARNATIONS: The carnations for Pro Life will be conducted next Saturday and Sunday. The donation is $1 – White flower for deceased and Red for living mothers. You can place your flower in the vase at the foot of the Blessed Mother Icon or take it home.The donations are given to the Pro Life Center.

SVIACHENE: Transfiguration of Our Lord will hold their Sviachene this Sunday, May 5th at 1:00 PM in the parish hall on the corner of Bliss and Center streets in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke. Tickets are $12.

OPEN SEAT ON BUS TRIP – We have had one unexpected cancellation on the Saturday, May 18 League of Ukrainian Catholics’ sponsored bus trip to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach and St. George Ukrainian Street Festival on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. If interested please contact Janina Everett or Paul Ewasko





SUNDAY AFTER EASTER ST. THOMAS SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2019

3 06 2019

Saturday, April 27 Distribution of Artos – Anointing with Holy Oil
4:00 PM ✞John & Anna Rudeski – Onkerko & Rudeski Family

Sunday, April 28 ST. THOMAS SUNDAY
8:30 AM Distribution of Artos – Anointing with Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
The Myrrh-bearing women
Saturday, May 4
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 5
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – William & Patricia Sywi

This weekend is the Catholic Home Mission collection. This collection is important as it is sent to the Chancery which is awarded $35,000 for Seminary, $10,000  Vocations, $25,000  Communications (The Way, Website and Museum) $20,000  Human Life Ministries, $20,000  Mission Parishes, $ 5,000   Religious Education $5,000   Evangelization, $5,000   Youth Ministries  The second collection will go to this collection.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 27 – May 4 by Ann Beshada for a Special Intention.

SVIACHENE: Transfiguration of Our Lord will hold their Sviachene on Sunday the 5th of May in the parish hall on the corner of Bliss and Center streets in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke. Tickets are $12. If you are interested in attending call Father Walter at (570) 735-2262

THANKS: Many thanks to all who participated in the Easter services. Your help is always appreciated. God Bless all!


Bus Trip to Enthronement – The North Anthracite Council of LUC has chartered a 33 passenger bus to the Tuesday, June 4th Enthronement of Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak at our magnificent Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia. Pick-ups will be at 5:15am at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church in Berwick, 5:45am at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Plymouth and 6:15am at St. Vladimir Church in Scranton. Cost is $35.00 per person – please make out the check to North Anthracite Council – LUC. Reservations can be made by contacting Janina at.

WELCOME HOME: Glad to hear Paul Hoover is at home after his stay in John Heinz from his hip operation. God’s blessing on you for a speedy recovery as we miss you. Please remember all the sick of the parish in your prayers.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to the family of Gerald Mahedy who was called to his eternal rest recently.