SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 21, 2019

22 07 2019

Saturday, July 20
4:00 PM ✞Dorothy wujcik – son Leonard Wujcik

Sunday, July21 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 27
4:00 PM ✞Sir. David & Elisabeth Owen.

Sunday, July 28 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

They brought to Jesus a paralytic stretched on a bed. Jesus seeing their faith, said to the palsied man, “Son, take courage, thy sins are forgiven.”Some of the scribes seeing this said to themselves, “He is blaspheming!” But Jesus, reading their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier to say, ‘Thy sins are forgiven,’ or, to say, ‘Rise up and walk.’ “And now, to convince you that the Son of Man has authority upon earth to forgive sins” – here He spoke to the palsied man –
“Rise up, take thy bed and go home!” The man rose and went to his home and the crowds seeing it were filled with awe, and praised God for giving such power to men.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light has no requested for the next few weeks.

BUILDING FUND: Our thanks for the donation to the Building Fund in memory of Mary Ambrose – Mark & Mary Ellen Jayne, Judy Lucchino, Al Michalak.

ST, NICHOLAS CHURCH: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church is celebrating it’s 125th. A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday, October 6, 2019at 1:30PM at St. Nicholas Church. A banquet will follow at 4:00pm at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church Hall. The cost per adult is $45.00. Children ages 7-15 is $15.00 and under 7 are free. Beer, wine, & soda are included. No tickets will be available at the door & there are no refunds. Please make your check out to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.

RUMMAGE SALE:. The Women’s Society Rummage Sale will be held in the fall. If you wish to contribute any items or other articles useful to be sold and in good condition for the Rummage Sale, please bring them to the church or contact one of the members of the Women’s Society.

UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY: The annual Ukrainian Seminary Day will be held at St. Nicholas Grove, Primrose, Minersville, Pa., on Sunday, July 28. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak will celebrate the Divine Liturgy  at 11 a.m. The Ukrainian Folk Ensemble Kazka will perform from 1 to 3 pm.  The Pa. Villagers Polka Band will provide dance music from 4 to 8 pm.  Ukrainian foods, theme baskets and Ukrainian arts and crafts will be available throughout the day.  We encourage your attendance at this annual social which benefits our St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington, D.C.

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SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS JULY 14, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, July 13
4:00 PM God’s blessing for good health and salvation for Charles &
Catherine Halloway

Sunday, July 14 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
8:30 AM SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 20 ✞Dorothy Wujcik- son Leonard Wujcik
4:30 PM blessing of cars in remembrance of Saint Elijah

Sunday, July 21 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
blessing of cars in remembrance of Saint Elijah

Two Horses 

 There is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.  Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing.
 If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
 Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two horses, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
 When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
 Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way….

 


Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.
And remember…be kinder than necessary- everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly…
Leave the rest to God.

Six Reasons to Light Candles in Front of Icons

Because our faith is light. Christ said, “I am the light of the world.” The light of a candle or vigil lamp reminds us of the light with which Christ illuminates our souls.

Our pray is devotion and as we, because of the work necessary, can’t stay to pray the whole week, the candle stands in reminder of our devotion to the saint the candle stands before. When the saint, who is human also, sees the candle burning knows he is remembered.

To remind us of the radiant character of the saint whose icon we light the candle in front of, for saints are called “sons of light” (John 12:36, Luke 16:8).

To serve as a reproach for our deeds of darkness, for our evil thoughts and desires, to call us to the path of evangelical light, and so that we zealously try to fulfill the Commandments of the Savior: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16).

So that the candle will be a small sacrifice to God, who gave Himself completely as a sacrifice for us, and as a small sign of our great gratitude and radiant love for Him from whom we ask life, health, salvation, peace and everything that only boundless heavenly love can bestow.

So terror will strike the evil powers that assail us and lead our thoughts away from the Creator, even at the time of prayer. The evil powers love darkness and tremble at every light, especially light that belongs to God and to those who reflect Him.

To remind us that the Creator created light before anything else: “And God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Light must be present at the beginning of our spiritual lives, so that the light of Christ’s truth will shine within us before anything else. From the light of Christ’s truth every good is created, springs up, and grows within us.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 13- 20 by Albert Piston in memory of Daniel Piston.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere Sympathy to the family of Mary Ambrose who was called to her eternal rest last week. May her memory be eternal –! Vichnaya Pamyat.

UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY: The 85th ANNUAL UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY– SUNDAY JULY 28 IN MINERSVILLE, PA
The 85th annual Ukrainian Seminary Day, sponsored by the parishes of the South Anthracite Deanery, will be held at St. Nicholas Grove, Primrose, Minersville, Pa., on Sunday, July 28. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, together with the deanery clergy, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy  at 11 a.m. The Ukrainian Folk Ensemble Kazka will perform from 1 to 3 pm.  The Pa. Villagers Polka Band will provide dance music from 4 to 8 pm.  Ukrainian foods, theme baskets and Ukrainian arts and crafts will be available throughout the day.  We encourage your attendance at this annual social which benefits our St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington, D.C. Since 1985 over $941,100 has been raised for the education of our seminarians, our future priests.





JULY 7, 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE SAINTS OF RUS-UKRAINE

16 07 2019

Saturday, July 6
4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

Sunday, July 7 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 13
4:00 PM God’s Blessing for good health and salvation for Charles
& Catherine Halloway

Sunday, July 14 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
July 6 – 13 by Irene Pstrak and sons in loving memory of Joseph Pstrak.
Sanctuary Candle requests are available for July 20-27, July 27-Aug. 3 and Aug. 3-10.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles are requested to burn at all Church Services for the Month of July by Don & Donna Winsock in honor of the their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
The Altar Candles requests are available for the months of August, September, and October. The donation is $40 and the Candles burn for all services during the month requested.

Donation: Thank you to Mrs. Ella Maier for her donation of $20 toward our annual Rummage Sale. Ella is a neighbor on Stephanie Drive.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s society is planning to have a Rummage Sale in the fall. If you have any items usable for this sale, please bring them to the Church or the Church Hall.

Happy belated Birthday to America, which we celebrated this past Thursday, July 4th. May God Bless America Always and in all ways.





THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 30, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, June 29 SS Peter & Paul Prime Apostles Feast Day Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil Holy Day of Obligation
9:00 AM President Donald Trump – Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, June 29 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM God’s Blessing on Jovi Schappert – Parishioners
Baptism of Jovi Larissa Schappert

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

Friday, July 5 Divine Liturgy in honor of Donald & Donna Winsock
9:30 AM 50th Wedding Anniversary

Saturday, July 6 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞ Donald Magill – requested by Anna Magill

Sunday, July 7 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

24 THINGS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER AND
ONE TO NEVER FORGET

1. Your presence is a present to the world.
2. You’re unique and one of a kind.
3. Your life can be what you want it to be.
4. Take the days just one at a time.
5. Count your blessings, not your troubles.
6. You’ll make it through whatever comes along.
7. Within you are so many answers.
8. Understand, have courage, be strong.
9. Don’t put limits on yourself.
10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
12. Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.
13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
15. Don’t take things too seriously.
16. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
17. Remember that a little love goes a long way.
18. Remember that a lot . . . goes forever.
19. Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
20. Life’s treasures are people . . . together.
21. Realize that it’s never too late.
22. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
23. Have health and hope and happiness.
24. Take the time to wish upon a star.

AND DON’T EVER FORGET
FOR EVEN ONE DAY
HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE

Take Time to Worship

Whenever you need a blessing
And you have troubles to bear
Turn them over to the Master
Take time to worship Him in prayer.

God will fill your heart with happiness
And He will make all things right
Take time to worship Him
He can change darkness into light.

God gives us the strength we need
For sorrows that come our way
Go to Him for comfort and peace
Take time to worship and pray.

Always trust in God’s power and love
Give thanks for His grace from above
Remember, take time to worship and pray
Have faith, and He will guide you each day.




SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 29 – July 6 by Donald & Donna Winscock in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

CONGRATULATIONS: We wish to Congratulate Don & Donna Winsock on the 50th Wedding Anniversary, which they will celebrate on July 6, 2019. Many you have many more happy, healthy years – Mnohya lita!

WELCOME: A sincere welcome to our new young parishioner, Jovi Larissa Schappert, who is being baptized at this 4:00 PM Divine Liturgy. The Parish Family honors your presentence, we wish you God’s Blessing.





SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 23, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, June 22 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Leonard Wujcik – Son Leonard Wujcik

Sunday, June 23 Divine Liturgy at Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke
10:30 AM

Monday, June 24 NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, June 29 SS Peter & Paul Prime Apostles Feast Day Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil Holy Day of Obligation
9:00 AM President Donald Trump – Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, June 29 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM God’s Blessing on Jovi Schappert – Parishioners
Baptism of Jovi Larissa Schappert

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

Feast Day of SS Peter and Paul Apostles
June 29

Saints Peter and Paul are the two great apostles of the first century, martyred in Rome around the year 67 A.D. This feast commemorates the dedication of the basilicas of Saint Peter in 350 A.D. and Saint Paul in 390 A.D.
Peter was the rock on which Jesus built his church. As vicar of his Lord, Peter was the head of the Apostles. He was also the first pope. Peter led the church at Antioch, and later established the seat of the papacy at Rome. He suffered martyrdom by being hung upside down on the cross on June 29, 67 A.D.
Paul is referred to as the “Apostle to the Gentiles.” It was through Paul’s preaching efforts that Christianity spread from Israel to the non-Jewish populations surrounding the Mediterranean. As the patrons of our church, Saints Peter and Paul lead us to be constant in our belief in Jesus and in our Church.

Private Prayer to
SS Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul, you are the apostles of Jesus,
the shepherds of our Church and the preachers to the nations.
Listen to my words today as I come to you in my need (mention your petitions here). Through you, Saints Peter And Paul, I trust that God will listen to my prayers and obtain for me the favors that I seek on this day. I pledge that I will live, to the best of my ability, the teachings of Jesus and devote myself more faithfully to keeping alive in my heart the faith given me. Saints Peter and Paul, be my

THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Of all the feasts of St. John the Baptist, that of his Nativity (June 24) is the greatest. This feast, like that of his Conception, was already known in the fourth century. We have sermons on this fest given by St. John Chrysostom, St. Ambrose and St. Augustine. In his sermon for this day St. Augustine says: “Today we are celebrating the Nativity of St. John. This is an honor which no other saint enjoys Throughout the entire Christian world, only two persons are honored in their nativity: our Lord Jesus Christ and St. John the Baptist.” St. Augustine does not mention the feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God here, since this feast had not yet been instituted. In the West, we find the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner in the oldest calendar of the African Church from the fifth century.
At the time we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of St. John, in pre-Christian times our people had the custom of celebrating the feast of Kupalo. In regard to the festival of Kupalo in Ukraine, Professor S. Kylymnyk says: “The greatest most exuberant festival, which ended the summer festival of youth – of boys and girls – called “ Kupalo or Kupajlo”, which after the acceptance of Christianity was associated with the Church festival of the Nativity of John the Baptist. Hence this feast bears the double name of “John Kupalo”. The rites and songs associated with the festival “Kupalo”, like the spring songs and dances, reach back to the earliest times, to pristine poetry and rituals in honor of the life-giver, the sun.” (The Ukrainian Fold Year from the Historical Perspective. (Vol IV, p.99)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
June 22 –29 by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.

HOLY DAY: The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for the Feast of SS Peter & Paul Saturday, June 29th at 9:00 AM this is a Holy Day of Obligation.
This feast day is our Parish name and all should attend to celebrate this Feast Day. The Divine Liturgy at 4:00 PM is the regular Sunday Liturgy.

CONGRATULATIONS: We wish to Congratulate Alison & Jude Schappert as they celebrate their 8th Wedding Anniversary, June 25th. May God bless you and your family with many more Happy Healthy Years.

Thanks: We wish to thank Father Yuri Markewych for celebrating our services while Father Walter was away for a retreat. God Bless you Father Yuri.

Bulletin: If you have any announcements you would like in our bulletin, Please enter a written piece in the collection. All announcements are accepted for any occasion.