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. 





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