16 02 2023

SUNDAY OF Meat Fare 

FEBRUARY 12, 2023

Saturday, Feb. 11  

           4:00 PM ✞Rita Rentko – Donna & Nelson Warren

                                               Baptism of Rhiannon Potoeski

Sunday, Feb. 12   SUNDAY OF Meat Fare

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

Saturday, Feb. 18 

             4:00 PM    ✞Michael B. Sirak – mother Helene Sirak

Sunday, Feb. 19               SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE

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

Monday, February the 20th is the first day of the Great Fast.

Prepare yourselves in this period of Lent with  prayer, adoration and attending Lenten Service until the 

Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord. 


There’s something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.
A hug’s a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through.
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you cause you’re you.

Hugs are meant for anyone.
For whom we really care,
From your grandma to your neighbor,
Or a cuddly teddy bear.
A hug is an amazing thing –
It’s just the perfect way
To show the love we’re feeling
But can’t find the words to say.
It’s funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and language,
It’s always understood.
And hugs don’t need new equipment,
Special batteries or parts –
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts.



Although the Church remembers the souls of the departed faithful in her daily prayers and services, nevertheless, like a good Mother, she still assigns special days in the Liturgical Year on which she commemorates and prays for them. These days are called Souls’ Days or Memorial days. 

All-Souls Saturdays a day of prayer for departed souls

In the Liturgical year not only is every day dedicated to some festival or saint, but also each weekday has its own patron On Monday, holy Church pays homage to the angelic choirs, who occupy first place in heaven, next to the most Holy Mother of God. Tuesday is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the symbol of all the prophets. Wednesday commemorates the betrayal of Jesus Christ and the beginning of His

passion, and also venerates the life-giving Cross on which He died. On Thursday, the Church venerates the Holy Apostles and St. Nicholas. On Friday, she celebrates the memory of the passion of Christ and His death on the Cross.

On Saturday, God rested after He created the world and Jesus Christ rested in the tomb, after having accomplished the salvation of the world; hence, Saturday became the symbol of eternal rest and happiness in God. For this reason, the Church dedicates Saturday to all the souls, who have gone into eternity, but have not yet entered into eternal rest with the Blessed in heaven.

 Meatfare Saturday – Besides commemorating the faithful departed every Saturday of the week, the Church set aside certain Saturdays in the Liturgical Year whose services are exclusively dedicated to the commemoration of the departed and to prayers for them. These Saturdays are called memorial Saturdays, or All-Souls’ Saturdays. These Saturdays include the Saturday before Meat-fare Sunday, the second, third and forth Saturdays of the Great Fast and the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday.

Meatfare Sunday commemorates the Last Judgment. For this reason, on the preceding Saturday we pray “for all Christians who have fallen asleep from time immemorial”, that is, for all those who have died or perished at any time or place, and for whom perhaps no one prays, so that they all may stand, on the day of the Last Judgment, at the right hand of the Eternal Judge.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:The Sanctuary Light is not requested. 

SYMPATHY:We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Anna Koprowski who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal.

ENVELOPES: The church envelopes are here. Please use them for your weekly donations. If you know someone who cannot come to church, please deliver them if you can.

LETTER OF THANKS: Father Myronyuk from St. Vladimir Ukrainian Church in Scranton sent a very nice letter of thanks to the Women’s Society for the donation sent to him for the Humanitarian fund in Ukraine. As he wrote: “Your kind gift will make a difference for many Ukrainian people as they suffer through this unjustified war”. The donation was from the Basket Raffle and some funds from the poor box. 


5 02 2023


FEBRUARY 5, 2023

Saturday, Feb. 4

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


            8:30 AM           ✞ Mary Ann Youells – Vera Hubick         

Saturday, Feb. 11          SUNDAY OF Meatfare

             4:00 PM    ✞Rita Rentko – Donna & Nelson Warren

                                               Baptism of Rhiannon Potoeski

Sunday, Feb. 12               SUNDAY OF Meatfare

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

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

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is requested to burn for all Services during the month of February by Louise Hubiack in memory of  Pliska and Hubiack Families.

Myasopusna (Meat-fare) Dinner: Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 240 Center Street, Nanticoke, will hold its Annual Myasopusna(Meat-fare) Dinner Celebration on Sunday, February 12, 2023, This event combines a delicious Ukrainian meal (Ham, kobasi, Halupki, pyrohy, kapusta, bosch, & dessert) with Ukrainian dance, singing and art.  This year the program will feature the St. Mary’s Ukrainian Dancers and Kazka.  Ukrainian Beer and wine will be available. Ticket price is $20 in advance, children $10 and $22 at the door. Doors open at noon. Cocktail 1/2 hour is noon-12:30. Serving starts at 12:30PM and stops approximately at 2:00PM.  Tables are not reserved ahead of time.  The Entertainment Program will start approximately 1:30PM.  DEADLINE FOR ADVANCE TICKETS IS FEBRUARY 8th, you can call 570-735-4654 or 570-735-1901(leave message) to order advance tickets.  Take-outs are available.

5 02 2023


JANUARY 22, 2023

Saturday, Jan. 21                 

             4:00 PM                 ✞Annetta Rudeski – Donald & Donna Winsock & Family

Sunday, Jan. 22                         SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS

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

Saturday, January 28

            4:00 PM ✞Joyce Ultsh – Donald & Donna Winsock & Family

Sunday, January 29                SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE

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

 SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of 

Jan. 21 – 28 in loving memory of Joseph Pstrak by his wife Irene Pstrak and sons.

BUILDING FUND: We thank Judy Lucchino for her donation to the Parish Building Fund in memory of Mary Ann Youells. 

We also received a donation to the Building Fund from Irene Pstrak & Sons in loving memory of her husband Joseph Pstrak. The donations are always appreciated. 

PIGGIE DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes- Barre will hold a take-out Piggie / Holubtsi Dinner on Saturday, January 28th, 2023.  Dinners may be picked up between 12:00 (noon) and 4:00 pm in our school hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Dinner includes; Piggies (meat & rice stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter and dessert.  Dinners will be $15.00 for adults and $9.00 for children (12 and under).  Walk-in customers will be welcomed, but reservations are Strongly Encouraged.

NATIVITY: Thank you and greatest appreciation to all the volunteer helpers who came out to take down the Nativity last Sunday. A job well done and may God bless  you with many happy years, peace, health and salvation.