NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 20, 2019

23 10 2019

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

Sunday, Oct. 20 NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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

Sunday, Oct. 27 TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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 –
EVERY MEMBER IS IMPORTANT TO THE CHURCH!
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.


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