30 06 2022



JULY 3, 2022

Saturday, July 2

4:00 PM VEugene Joseph, given by Nancy Marshall


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

Saturday, July 9 

                     4:00 PM ✞Albert Ferkel – the Benjamin Evans Family


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

  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of 

the United States of America, 

and to the Republic for which it stands. 

One nation under God, indivisible, 

with liberty and justice for all.”


O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain America! America! God shed your grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.
O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities glean Undimmed by human tears America! America! God shed your grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.
– (Author Unknown)



       Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM  


O God, perfect us in love, that we may conquer all selfishness and hatred of others; fill our hearts with Thy joy, and shed abroad in them Thy peace which passeth understanding; that so those murmurings and disputing to which we are too prone may be overcome. Make us long-suffering and gentle, and thus subdue our hastiness and angry tempers, and grant that we may bring forth the blessed fruits of the Spirit, to Thy praise and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Although July 4th is celebrated as America’s official split from Britain’s rule and the beginning of the American Revolution, the actual series of events show that the process took far longer than a single day. The original resolution was introduced by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia on June 7, 1776, and called for the Continental Congress to declare the United States free from British rule. Three days later a committee headed by Thomas Jefferson was appointed to prepare an appropriate writing for the occasion.
Congress adopted the document that we know as the Declaration of Independence on July 4th although the resolution that led to the writing of the Declaration was actually approved two days earlier.
All of this had occurred with some of the delegates to the Congress not even present; New York, for example, did not even vote on the resolution until July 9th.
Even more interesting is the fact that not a single signature was appended to the Declaration on July 4th. While most of the fifty-six names were in place by early August, one signer, Thomas McKean, did not actually sign the Declaration until 1781.
Nevertheless, July 4th was the day singled out to mark the event of the United States establishing itself as a nation.

Only four American holidays are still celebrated on their proper calendar days: Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s and Independence Day. Of all the secular holidays, the Fourth of July is the only one whose celebration date resists change. Even in more provincial times, suggestions to alter the day of the festival to the preceding Saturday or the following Monday when July 4th fell on Sunday were protested.
The feeling about the sanctity of America’s Independence Day was best expressed in a quotation from the Virginia Gazette on July 18th, 1777:

“Thus may the 4th of July, that glorious and ever memorable day, be celebrated through America, by the sons of freedom, from age to age till time shall be no more. Amen and Amen.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is not requested this week.

ALTAR CANDLES: The candles on the Altar will burn during all services in the month of July in memory of Jule & Richard Purvis and Richard M. Purvis requested by Don & Donna Winsock.


ST. VLADIMIR’S UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY: An account has been opened at the W-B Federal Credit Union –The Corner Post – So. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA in the name of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund. This is a savings and checking account amounting to $25,000 from the sale of the Rectory.

If the parishioners from St Vladimir’s wish to make donations to this account, please make checks payable to St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund.

CHURCH CLEANING: Many thanks to the women and men who volunteered to come out to clean our church this past week. After the Holy Day services, they stayed and did a great job to clean and polish the church. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated and may God Bless you all!

CHICKEN DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will hold a Chicken Dinner as their Why Cook Wednesday Dinner for July.  The dinner will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, near the General Hospital Parkade in Wilkes-Barre.  This dinner will be Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Dinners will be $15 and will include; a brined and roasted half-chicken, baked potato, corn, macaroni salad, roll and dessert.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Pick-Ups will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle.  Remember…When Baba Cooks, Everybody’s Happy!



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