23 10 2020

OCTOBER 25, 2020

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is not requested. 

ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST DINNER Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, will host their annual Turkey Fest Dinner as a take-out only drive thru event on Saturday, November 7th with pick-ups from 12:00(noon) to 3pm in our parish parking lot.  The event will feature our traditional turkey dinner.  Dinners will be $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.  Drive-up customers welcomed, but reservations are strongly encouraged (570) 829-3051.  Tell your friends and family.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for donation to a local food pantry.  


 DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Saturdays 4:00 PM; Sundays 8:30 AM


OCTOBER 25, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 24        

4:00 PM     God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner    

Sunday, Oct. 25                   TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                    ✞ Maria Szumskyj – Ulana Campbell

Saturday, Oct. 31               

           4:00 PM     God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners


8:30 AM               ✞ John Phillips – Peter Phillips


16 10 2020

Saturday, Oct. 17        

4:00 PM       ✞ Chester Latoszewski – Rita, Janice and Diane 

Sunday, Oct. 18                   TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Saturday, Oct. 24               

                4:00 PM     God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Sunday, Oct. 25                 TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                God’s Blessings for Marie Szumskyj – Ulana CCampbell

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No request for the Sanctuary Light 

ROAST BEEF DINNER –  Rev. Andrii Dumnych, pastor, and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 North Main Street, Pittston, PA welcomes everyone to a Drive Thru Sunday Dinner at the parish on October 25th.  Dinners will be available from 1:00 to 3:00 pm or until sold out.   The dinner will feature Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable and dessert.  Cost is $12.00 per dinner, cash. 


14 10 2020

Saturday, Oct. 10       

4:00 PM       For the protection from the Evil One for Angel and Sandy


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

Saturday, Oct. 17               

           4:00 PM     ✞ Chester Latoszewski – Rita, Janice and Diane

Sunday, Oct. 18                  TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No request for this week. 

Ten angels walk beside me, each and every day.
Ten angels help to guide me, to give comfort and protect.
They have been my companions since I was very young.
Now you may ask me, why Ten?
Do you think you are special? Why not one, or two, or three? Why Ten?
Surely you don’t need so many? Well, each and every angel has a special job to do.
Yes, it seems even angels, specialize.

All of us know Faith, Hope, and Charity.
They are wonderful angels, and ALL so overworked.
But there are seven more you see, and each and every one gives comfort and protects.
The Fourth angel is the angel I call TEMPERANCE. Whom I fear we do not use enough, for if we did, there would not be any BIGOTRY, OR HATE.
The next angel is the one I call FORGIVENESS, who is under utilized as well. 

Who among us could not do with more FORGIVENESS in our hearts.
 Then we have the angel I call BEAUTY. We all see so much ugliness in life,

 I don’t know a single soul, who couldn’t do with more BEAUTY in their life.
The next two angels are the twins I call JOY and HAPPINESS.
They are most often seen holding hands.

My favorite angel is the one I call FRIEND.
This little angel is the one who can bring real riches to our lives.
I have often heard him saying, “To have a friend, one must first be a friend”.
And do you know, it WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And last but in no way least, is the angel I call, LOVE.
Sometimes he seems so gentle, and it seems like he is sleeping.

But he is always near. If we would only open up our hearts, and just see him standing there. For if we did, then all the other Angels would be easier to see. It is my belief that we all have many angels walking with us. They are sent from God, 

to see us through, to guide, comfort and protect us until the day we join HIM, in the place we call HEAVEN.

There is much wisdom in knowing what to see.  

Lord, may I take every opportunity to praise 

and choose carefully when I feel the need to criticize.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. Your age is just a number.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s family name is Alzheimer’s.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. BE ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with who and what you love – God, Church, family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to another country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. At every opportunity, tell the people you love that you love them.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

11. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

12. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Thank God for giving you life!

What you are is God’s gift,

What you make of yourself is your

Gift to God.


6 10 2020

OCTOBER 4, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 3        

4:00 PM     ✞Mary Ambrose – Dempsey Children

Sunday, Oct. 4                     EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Thursday, Oct. 8

8:30 AM         ✞Stanley Kita – Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, Oct. 10               

           4:00 PM     To be announced


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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested by Al Piston in memory of Margaret Dombroski.


PASTIE SALE:  Saints Peter & Paul, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre is taking orders for Pasties for pick-up on Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  Our Pasties are made with seasoned ground beef and potatoes wrapped in a pie crust pastry and are available with or without onions.  Pasties are $7.00 each and Gravy is available for $1.00 for an 8 oz. cup.  Call (570)829-3051 to place your order.  (Please specify with or without onions.)  Drive-Thru Pick-up from 1:30 to 3:30pm in our Parish Parking Lot, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Remember, when Baba cooks… everybody’s happy!  

CEMETERY CARE:   Our thanks to Mary Ann Chmiola for her donation to our Parish cemetery fund in memory of the Woss and Humuka families. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

The following prayer should be recited every day to obtain the most powerful patronage of the Blessed Virgin. 

Most Holy Immaculate Virgin and my Mother Mary, to Thee, who art the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the world, the Advocate, the Hope, and the Refuge of sinners; I have recourse to Thee today, I, who am the most miserable of all. I render Thee my humble homage, O great Queen, and I thank Thee for all the graces Thou hast conferred on me until now; particularly for having delivered me from hell, which I have so often deserved. I love Thee, O most amiable Lady; and for the love, which I bear Thee, I promise to serve Thee always and to do all in my power to make others love Thee also. I place in Thee all my hopes; I confide my salvation to Thy care. Accept me for Thy servant, and receive me under Thy mantle, O Mother of Mercy. And since Thou art so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or rather obtain for me the strength to triumph over them until death. Of Thee I ask a perfect love for Jesus Christ. Through Thee I hope to die a good death. O my Mother, by the love which Thou barest to God, I beseech Thee to help me at all times, but especially at the last moment of my life. Leave me not, I beseech Thee, until Thou see me safe in heaven, blessing Thee and singing Thy mercies for all eternity. Amen. So I hope. So may it be.


Another season will soon begin
Fall is in the air once again
Rosy apples and pumpkins bright
And songbirds taking flight.

There was a nip in the wind today
The blackbirds are on their way
Soon beauty will abound
As fall flowers bloom all around.

As summer takes her leave
Colorful trees will soon appear
September holding a promise
A new season is near.The beauty God gives is a treasure
something man cannot measure
Take a look around everywhere
Once again fall is in the air.

The Month of October

Patron: 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.

October is the month of the Rosary. Why we should pray the Rosary?

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 “Slava Ottsu”, the Otche Nash”, and the “Bohorodytse Divo.” 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. Thus 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. 

The Church granted five-year indulgence for the recitation of the Rosary; if said with others, ten years. You may also gain a plenary indulgence, if you recite the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. 


6 10 2020

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Saturday, Sept. 26        

4:00 PM       Special Intention

Sunday, Sept. 27                 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Thursday, Oct. 1 Protection of the Theotokos (Mother of God)

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

           8:30 AM St. Joachim & Anne Nursing & Rehab. Center

Saturday, Oct. 3               

           4:00 PM     ✞Mary Ambrose – Dempsey Children

Sunday, Oct. 4                  EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: Sanctuary light is requested this week Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Michael Sirak. 

BELATED ANNIVERSARY: We extend our belated Anniversary wishes to David and Mary Ann Youells who celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on September 16th.  Many Happy and Healthy Years, Mnohya Lita!

The Feast of the Patronage of the 

Theotokos (Most Holy Birth-Goiver of God)

Thursday, October 1

The chief motive that led to the institution of this feast is the vision of St. Andrew, The Fool for Christ, When the Saracens besieged the capital of Constantinople.

     The people, terror-stricken, gathered in the church of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae where her mantle was preserved, and there they held an all-night vigil.  The greatly distressed people filled the church to overflowing.  Among the gathering were St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, both of whom prayed for the protection of the city. After the service, St. Andrew saw the Most Holy Theotokos in radiant light as she was approaching from the royal doors (a name the Greeks gave to the main doors of the church) in the company of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Theologian and amid the singing of a great choir of Saints. The Theotokos proceeded toward the altar were she knelt down and prayed long, shedding tears. Afterwards she arose, removed from her head a luminous veil, and stretched it out wide over the people in church. Then she disappeared. St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, saw the vision and understood that the Theotokos came to rescue the city. News of this miracle spread throughout the whole city like a flash of lightning. The enemy retreated and the city was saved.