SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 6, 2019

23 10 2019

Saturday, Oct. 5 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Mary Ambrose – Rosemarie Kachinko

Sunday, Oct. 6 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

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

Sunday, Oct. 13 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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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
      weaknesses.
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.

PRAY THE ROSARY

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 tjeverett@verizon.net

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: stcyrils.weconnect.com


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