THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

22 06 2020

FATHER’S DAY

JUNE 21, 2020

Saturday, June 20               God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Living Fathers

4:00 PM of SS Peter & Paul U.C.C.  and

                 ✞Everlasting Life for all Deceased Fathers of the Parish  

Sunday, June 21                  THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

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

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Wednesday, June 24 THE BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Anointing with Myrovania 

9:00 AM ✞Stephen H. Piston – Stephen & Cathy Piston  

Saturday, June 27              

           4:00 PM           ✞Mary Ambrose – Don & Donna Winsock

Sunday, June 28            FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

let him show you the way

Take Jesus with you

Where ever you may travel.

Take His hand faithfully

And don’t let go.

Let His love lead you,

Guiding you along.

Let His comfort embrace you

And carry you on.

Let His light protect you,

Safely showing the way.

Let His message fill your heart

And encourage you each day.

Let His hand touch you,

Healing all suffering.

Let His forgiveness fill you

And promise recovery.

Let Him walk beside you.

His path will never stray.

He will never forsake you,

Let Him bless your life each day.

Always remember

He Loves You!

FEASTDAY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

June 24th

Saint John the Baptist, son of Zachary and Elizabeth, is the greatest and last of the prophets. He prepared Israel for the arrival of the Messiah, and therefore is called the Precursor of Christ. He is also known as “Baptist” because he baptized Jesus Christ in the waters of the river Jordan.

This feast dates back to the third century, for Saint Augustine (354-430) said that it was based upon a tradition of the Fathers.

Taken from the Way

Archeparchy News

Father’s Day Greeting Sunday, June 21, 2020

On this joyous day of celebration, the Staff of The Way wishes all the fathers of our readership good health, long life, the Lord’s choicest blessings and salvation of souls. May the Holy Spirit guide them throughout their lives. May the Holy Mother of God and Her Son guard and protect them from all evil. 

Many happy and blessed years!

We also remember all the deceased fathers of our Faithful. We pray for the blessed repose of their souls and that the Lord God forgive all their sins, both voluntary and involuntary. May the Merciful Lord grant them entry into Heaven, the eternal Kingdom of God.  May their memory be eternal.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 

A Dad is a person, who is loving and kind,

And often he knows what you have on your mind.

He’s someone who listens, suggests, and defends.

A dad can be one of your very best friends!

He’s proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,

A dad can be patient and helpful and strong

In all that you do, a dad’s love plays a part.

There’s always a place for him deep in your heart.

And each year that passes, you’re even more  glad,

More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!

Thank you, Dad…

For listening and caring,

For giving and sharing, but especially, for just being you!

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JUNE 21, 2020 

SS PETER AND PAUL UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

PLYMOUTH, PA

(Matthew 6, 22-33)

The Lord said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is clear, your whole body shall be illuminated: but if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be in darkness. If, Therefore, the light which you have in thee is itself darkness, how great is the darkness!” 

I say to you do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; nor about your body, what you shall wear. Is not life itself a greater gift than food, and the body than the clothing? Look at the birds of the sky, and how 

they neither sow nor reap nor gather grains into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value that they? 

Do not therefore worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat’ or ‘What shall we drink’, or, ‘How shall we find clothing?” it is for the heathens to busy themselves over such things; you have a Father in heaven Who knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom of God and His holiness, and all things shall be yours without the asking.”

HISTORY OF FATHER’S DAY

About 4,000 years ago a young boy named Elmusu wished his Babylonian father good health and a long life by carving a Father’s Day message on a card made out of clay. No one knows what happened to Elmesu or his father, but the tradition of having a special day honoring fathers has continued through the years in countries across the world.

The Countries, where the Catholic Church were of significant influence on the culture of the society, Father’s Day is celebrated on St. Joseph’s Day (March 19). However, a more secular celebration which is not associated with any religion is followed in recent times to highlight the increased among people from all over the globe coexisting together in one place.

Father’s Day is celebrated popularly on 3rd Sunday in June in many parts of the world. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born as a token of love and gratitude that a daughter cherishes for her beloved father. Roses are the Father’s Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week June 20 – 27 by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.

CEMETERY: We wish to thank Joan Baury’s for her donation to our parish cemetery.  Her generous donation is greatly appreciated. 

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere Sympathy to the family Ann Marie Onderko in of her husband Joseph Ondrko who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal. 

MAY LOTTERY: Mike Sinko report on the May Lottery is as follows:

582 tickets sold = $2910, plus $100 was donated back to the fund which leave a deposit of $3,010. Expenses: Paid out to winners $950, printing of tickets $80 

The profit for this fund raiser is $1,980. Thanks Mike.         

CEMETERY PLOTS: If you have a plot in the parish cemetery or a plot reserved for you or a family member, you should consult the office and with the care taker make sure you know the location and to discuss the amount of burials that can be placed in the existing plot, as sizes of the burial contents have a little different space since the early purchase of the plots. Do not wait until the time of the deceased to locate the burial space. Be prepared.


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