TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 24, 2019

24 11 2019

Saturday, Nov. 23
4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

Sunday, Nov. 24 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Nov. 28 THANKSGIVING DAY
9:00 AM IN NANTICOKE, pa AT TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Saturday, Nov. 30
4:00 PM ✞Andrew Beshada – Ann Beshada

Sunday, Dec. 1 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The King’s Highway 

Once a king had a great highway built for the members of his kingdom. After it was completed, but before it was opened to the public, the king decided to have a contest. He invited as many as desired to participate. Their challenge was to see who could travel the highway the best.
On the day of the contest the people came. Some of them had fine chariots; some had fine clothing, fine hairdos, or great food. Some young men came in their track clothes and ran along the highway. People traveled the highway all day, but each one, when he arrived at the end, complained to the king that there was a large pile of rocks and debris left on the road at one spot and this got in their way and hindered their travel.
At the end of the day, a lone traveler crossed the finish line wearily and walked over to the king. He was tired and dirty, but he addressed the king with great respect and handed him a bag of gold. he explained, “I stopped along the way to clear a pile of rocks and debris that was blocking the road. This bag of gold was under it all. I want you to return it to its rightful owner.”
The king replied, “You are the rightful owner.”
The traveler replied, “Oh no, this is not mine. I’ve never known such money.”
“Oh yes,” said the king, “you’ve earned this gold, for you won my contest. He who travels the road best is he who makes the road smoother for those who will follow.”

Author Unknown

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Live with gratitude for all that you are and all that you have because often what looks good on the outside is not really what it seems.
Lord, remind me to spend a few moments each day appreciating my life and becoming aware of how good it really is

Our motto should be to begin everything with love for God,
increase in love for Him as that action increases,
and end that act with the truest love for God of which we are capable.

EUCHARIST

Recall a time when you were extremely hungry or thirsty. After your thirst or hunger was satisfied did your desire for food or drink ever return again? Hunger and thirst are natural to us. We readily can identify, not only with the need to satisfy them with food and drink, but know that our longings for them will continue to return.
Christ also recognized this need in us. The experience of hunger gives us a key to understanding why Jesus gives us His body and blood in the Eucharist as a way of satisfying our hunger for Him. Jesus Himself becomes our Nourishment and our Nourisher: the Bread that comes down from heaven and the One Who continues to nourish us so that we may fight the Devil and Evil in our day and enter Heaven.
When we come together for the Divine Liturgy we are taken back to that death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that happened once for all mankind. “As often as you eat this Bread and drink this Cup you proclaim My death and confess My resurrection.” (Liturgy of St. Basil) In the Eucharist the bread is broken and shared, and the cup is emptied. This is a sign that Jesus permitted Himself to be broken and drained for us.
We continue to celebrate and participate in the Divine Liturgy over and over again, that we may grow closer to Christ. Each time we participate in the Liturgy, we receive the person of Christ. We come back again because we love Our Blessed Lord and Savior want to be with Him.
As we return to the Divine Liturgy each Sunday, we also grow our relationship with the Church, the people, also. We are one with these others because we are all sharing the One Who unites us with Himself and with each other. Together we continue to share the Lord.

Jesus calls us to strengthen the life in us by taking Him as our food.
In the Eucharist He gives us Himself as the Nourisher of believers.
When we receive the Eucharist as He commanded, the Life is Him and our Baptismal promise is strengthened and our robe made new.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested the week Nov. 23 – 30 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Anna Kolotelo.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: There is a special Lady in our Parish who will celebrate a very special Birthday on Friday, November 29th. Helen Youells is the Birthday girl who will be 100 years young. May God grant her many more Happy, Healthy years, Mnohya Lita!

Parish Envelopes: The year 2020 envelopes will be ready shortly. If you have any change in address or information, please place such in the collection or call the office.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all those in nursing facilities, shut in at home or in the hospital.


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