23 10 2019

Saturday, Oct. 19
4:00 PM ✞Victoria Rogozinska – Olympia Pasicznyk

10:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Oct. 24
9:00 AM ✞Mary Toma – Catherine Dulski

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

10:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Lord Told this Parable: Luke: 16, 19-31
“There was once a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted every day. And there was a beggar, called Lazarus, who lay at his gate, covered with sores. And he wished to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. And dogs came to lick his sores.
Time went on; the beggar died, and
was carried by the angels into Abraham’s Bosom.
The rich man also died and was buried.
And suffering in hell, he lifted up his eyes, and
Saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
He cried out, “Father Abraham, have
Mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip
Of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for
I am tormented in this flame!”
But Abraham said, “Child, remember
that you did receive your good fortune in your
life-time, just as Lazarus received ill fortune; so
now he is in the delights, and you in torment. And
besides all this, there is a great abyss fixed between
us and you, so that there is no passing from our
side of it to you, nor crossing over to us from yours.”
He said, “Father, I pray thee send him to my father’s house, for I have brother, to give them a warning, so that they may not come into this place of torment.”
Abraham said to him, “they have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.” But he replied, “No. Father Abraham (they will not listen to Moses), but if a messenger comes to them from the dead, they will repent.”
But he answered him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not believe, though one should rise from the dead!”

The Nail
As the story goes, they built a new church building and people came from far and wide to see it. They admired its beauty!
Up on the roof, a little nail heard the people praising everything about the lovely structure-except the nail! No one even knew he was there, and he became angry and jealous.
“If I am that insignificant, nobody will miss me if I quit!” So the nail then released its hold, slid down the roof, and fell in the mud.
That night it rained and rained. Soon, the shingle that had no nail blew away, and the roof began to leak. The water streaked the walls and the beautiful murals. The plaster began to fall, the carpet was stained, and the tetrapod was ruined by water. All this because a little nail decided to quit!
But what of the nail? While holding the shingle, it was obscure but it was also useful. Buried in the mud it was just as obscure, but now it was useless and would soon be corroded away to rust!
The moral of the story –
You may, like the nail, feel obscure at times, but just like the nail, your absence is felt. When you are not present to praise God, the body of Christ hurts. We are ALL a part of the Lord’s ministry.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of October 19- 26 is requested by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Huff for God’s Blessing of good health for their son Jackson Huff.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s Society wishes to thank anyone who participated in the Rummage Sale last weekend. The Sale was a success with the bake sale, food and rummage. The profit is not totaled but will be reported at a future date. Thank you again for all those who did their share.

HARVEST DINNER: Sponsored by Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 12:30pm at St. Vladimir Parish Center – 428 North Seventh Avenue.  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 11 – no tickets sold at the door. Take-outs available only by advance order – must pick up promptly between 11:30am and 12:00 noon. Several door prizes will be awarded along with a Basket of Cheer and Ukrainian tablecloth raffles. For reservations contact Maria Black

LUC Meeting: Father Myron Myronyuk, pastor of Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a cordial welcome to a beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben for the Canonization of Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky – on Sunday, November 10, 2019 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 include: commemorating the 75th anniversary of Blessed Andrey’s passing (November 1, 1944), recent presentation by Rev. Dean Mark Morozowich, aid to the orphan children of Ukraine and fund raising plans including the May 2020 bus trip to New York City. A bountiful reception will follow the meeting. This is a public event to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.


23 10 2019

Saturday, Oct. 12
4:00 PM ✞Metro & Amelia Pasicznyk – Olympia Pasicznyk

Sunday, October 13
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Saturday, Oct. 19
4:00 PM ✞Victoria Rogozinska – Olympia Pasicznyk

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

The Parking lot blacktopping has been accomplished. The space that was repaired cost approximately $16,800. The Women’s Society donated $5,000 toward the expense and some of the proceeds from the sale of Lottery tickets in the Building and Improvement fund will cover another part. The balance will be announced next week and anyone who would like to make a contribution toward the expense would be greatly appreciated.

The Rosary is the easiest form of prayer. At the same time the Rosary is a most excellent prayer because it is composed of the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be to the Father. Besides these beautiful and sublime prayers, which compose the Rosary, a short meditation – which constitutes the soul of the Rosary – is added before or during each decade. The Rosary unites in itself mental and oral prayer because we pray and meditate at the same time. The Rosary is the most beautiful flower that, in the course of the centuries, sprang forth from the devotion to the great Mother of Our Savior. This prayer is now the most popular among the Children of Mary. In the past it has proved a powerful weapon against heresies, as instrument of social reform, and a form of petition most acceptable to God.
The doctrinal content of the mysteries contemplated in the recital of the Rosary is very important. Jesus and Mary dominate the chain of events. They are central persons in each mystery. They were united in the Incarnation and Redemption, and now are together in eternal life.
By contemplating the mysteries of our faith, we are incited to imitate Jesus and Mary, and the Rosary becomes an important school of Christian perfection because it focuses our lives on the two who are most worthy of true imitation – the Son of God and His Immaculate Mother.
The Rosary is essentially a prayer to Our Lady. It is not Mariolatry because Jesus is not forgotten in its recital. Mary speaks to her Children when they say the Rosary. She speaks a language all can understand, for the Rosary is, outside the official Liturgy and other church services, the most widely used public prayer. It is not reserved to any class of people. Illiterate as well as learned men equally recite it. The Pope, Bishops, priests, religious and nuns say it.
Our Blessed Lady encouraged the recital of the Rosary on several occasions, especially during her apparitions at Lourdes and Fatima. The Rosary is a powerful means of salvation, a source of consolation, a guarantee of forgiveness of our sins, a powerful defense against temptations, a sign of eternal predestination, a spiritual mine of innumerable blessings and supernatural benefits and the best means of honoring the Mother of Perpetual Help. The Saints say that we place a beautiful crown on the forehead of our heavenly Queen when we recite the Rosary. It is, therefore, no wonder, that the Blessed Virgin Mary is so generous to those who honor her with the daily Rosary.
The Church granted five-year indulgence for the recitation of the Rosary; if said with others, ten years. The Church enriched the Rosary with so many indulgences to encourage the faithful to recite it and to make it their daily prayer in honor of the Mother of God.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of October 12- 19 is requested by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Huff for God’s Blessing of good health for their son Jackson Huff.

RUMMAGE SALE: We thank all those who contributed to the Rummage Sale. Your items for the sale were greatly appreciated. And to those who donated the monetary gifts, baked goods, etc. that was a big help.

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren St., Berwick, PA is sponsoring a Craft Sale on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Food & baked goods will be available to either dine in or take out. Vendors are welcome – $15 per 8’ table, if interested please contact Janina Everett email

PRAYERS: Please pray for all the sick of the parish, in nursing facilities, at home or in the hospital. May God bless them always.


23 10 2019

4:00 PM ✞Mary Ambrose – Rosemarie Kachinko

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

4:00 PM ✞Metro & Amelia Pasicznyk – Olympia Pasicznyk

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


Happy Belated Birthday greetings to Anna Magill who celebrated her day October 2nd. May god grant her many more Happy, Healthy Years.

The ABC’s of a Purposeful Life
A lways put God first in your life.
B e a true friend and you will have many friends.
C ount and thank God for your many blessings daily.
D iscipline yourself. Decide to make your life count.
E dify and encourage others consistently.
F ollow great leaders and then become one.
G ive liberally and joyfully of your time, talents 
     and means.
H ave an attitude of gratitude.
I nvert any negatives thrown your way. Turn them
   into positives.
J ourney through life one step and one day at a time.
K eep written goals set ahead. Make specific plans 
     to accomplish them.
L ove and forgive everybody.
M aximize your strengths and minimize your
N ever, never, never give up!
O pen the door wide when opportunity knocks.
P ractice patience. Promote peace.
Q uit bad habits by replacing them with good habits.
R ead God’s Word and other profitable material
     every chance you get.
S hare the Gospel whenever and wherever possible.
T ake time to appreciate everything and everyone
    God has given to you.
U se your God given common sense.
V isualize your dreams and stretch to reach for them.
W atch, listen and pray without ceasing.
X amine your motives on a regular basis.
Y ield to the Holy Spirit when He prompts you.
Z oom in on God’s real purpose for your life.
~Author Unknown~

The Month of October

Patron for October: The Blessed Virgin of the Pokrov. She is the loving Mother and protectress of mankind. She answers all good and fervent prayers of her children.

Virtue: “I shall pray my daily Rosary and spread its practice among my friends, relatives and acquaintances. I shall try to understand the riches and advantages of the Rosary.”

Prayer: I shall pray that all men may understand the importance of the Rosary in the daily life of a Christian.


The Chair
A man’s daughter had asked the local priest to come and pray with her father. When the priest arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The priest assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.
“I guess you were expecting me,” he said.
“No, who are you?”
“I’m the new associate at your parish,” the priest replied. “When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to show up.”
“Oh yeah, the chair,” said the bedridden man. “Would you mind closing the door?” Puzzled, the priest shut the door.
“I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,” said the man. “But all of my life I have never know how to pray. At the Sunday Mass I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it always went right over my head. I abandoned any attempt at prayer,” the old man continued, “until one day about four years ago my best friend said to me, ‘Joe, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. Here’s what I suggest. Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in hope see Jesus on the chair. It’s not spooky because he promised; ‘I’ll be with you always.’ Then just speak to him and listen in the same way you’re doing with me right now.” So, Father, I tried it and I’ve liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I’m careful, though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she’d either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.”
The priest was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old guy to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the rectory.
Two nights later the daughter called to tell the priest that her daddy had died that afternoon. “Did he seem to die in peace?” he asked.
“Yes, when I left the house around two o’clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me one of his corny jokes, and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead. But there was something strange, Father. In fact, beyond strange – kinda weird. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week,
October 5 -12 by Albert Piston in memory of Margaret Dombroski.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Parish Women’s Society will hold their monthly meeting this coming Tuesday, October 8 in the Church Hall at 11:00 AM. This meeting is moved to a different time because of preparations for the food to be served at the Rummage Sale. All members are urged to attend as help is needed for this affair.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Women’s Society Rummage Sale will be held Friday, October 11 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM, Saturday, October 12 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and bag day on Sunday 1:00 – 3:00PM. A request for baked goods or desserts is needed for this sale, if you are able and kind enough to donate something, it will be greatly appreciated. Food will be available.

RUMMAGE SALE: SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North River& West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre held their Rummage Sale this Saturday and will be held this Sunday, October 6th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

CRAFT SALE: SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren St., Berwick, PA is sponsoring a Craft Sale on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Food & baked goods will be available to either dine in or take out. Vendors are welcome – $15 per 8’ table, if interested please contact Janina Everett

SS. Cyril’s and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church,  Olyphant, PA. is having a ONE DAY SPECIAL Rummage Sale (fundraiser), Saturday OCTOBER 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Cyril’s school gym, 133 River Street, Olyphant, PA. . Refreshments and 50/50 raffle. WEBSITE: