THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN APRIL 18, 2010

19 04 2010

Saturday, April 17
4:00 PM Steve Kowalick – Mike & Helen Kowalick
Sunday, April 18 SUNDAY OF THE THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, April 21
10:00 AM John & Louis Pstrak and sister Mary Mikula – Irene Pstrak

Friday, April 23
8:30 AM Good Health for Catherine Evans, N.J. – Mary Chittenden

Saturday, April 24
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski – John, Annetta and Jaclyn Rudeski

Sunday, April 25 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The Easter Cycle

The Easter Cycle lasts from the Sunday of St. Thomas (the Sunday after Easter) to the Sunday of All Saints. The period from Easter to Pentecost embraces fifty days and is called by the common name of Pentecost. The Sundays in the Easter season are each named for the event recounted in the Gospel of that day. These occur in the following order: The Sunday of St. Thomas, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, The Sunday of the Paralyic Man, The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Sunday of the Fathers of the Church, the Sunday of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) and the Sunday of All Saints. The Easter season, i.e., the post-feast of the Resurrection, lasts forty days, that is, to the feast of the Ascension of our Lord.
The Easter cycle includes thirty two Sundays which follow in consecutive order and for this reason are called ordinary Sundays to distinguish them from the festal Sundays which have their own proper epistle and Gospel. There are a few such festal Sundays in the year, as for example, the Sunday before and after the Nativity of Our Lord and the Sunday before and after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The ordinary Sundays begin with the Sunday of All Saints and end their cycle on the Sunday of Zaccheus which is followed by the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. The number of these ordinary Sundays depends upon the date of Easter; that is, if Easter comes earlier then there will be more ordinary Sundays, if later, fewer ordinary Sundays.

BUS TRIP TO VIEW THE SHROUD OF TURIN EXIBITION: Rev. Father John Seniw and Rev. Father Roman Petryshak invites you for a bus trip to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia to view the Shroud of Turin Exhibition on Sunday, May 23rd. The bus will leave Transfiguration of Our Lord Church in Nanticoke at 12:30 PM. . Stops will be at Cathedral for honoring the Shroud, then the Treasury of Faith Museum and a Shrine. A stop for dinner will be made on the way home. The cost for the trip will be $25 per person. First come first serve, payment reserves your seat. Should you wish to reserve a seat, please call Ann Beshada in Plymouth, 829-4202, Janina in Berwick, 570-759-3834 or Stanley Bogdan, Nanticoke, 825-5414.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week April 17 – 24 by Charles Drazba & Family in memory of John Carpa.
FLOWERS: Our thanks to Helen Sawka and Family for the donation of flowers this week in memory of Theodore Sawka.

BLESSING OF THE ICON: A Pontifical Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of the new Icon will be celebrated on Sunday, May 2, 2010 by Metropolitan Archbishop – Most Reverend Stefan Soroka at 11:30 AM. All parishioners are urged to attend. The Divine Liturgy will be in English with congregational responses. There will be no Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Please try to be in attendance for this special occasion. All parishioners are invited to attend the Divine Liturgy and the Parish Family Dinner to follow. Reservation slips are in the vestibule if you did not receive one or you may print you name and number attending on a plain piece of paper. We are asking you to please inform us if you will be with your Parish Family gathering. Bring you children and grandchildren to help make for a happy occasion. The menu will be the same as our Sviachene (After Easter Dinner).

MOTHER’S DAY: Pennsylvania for Human Life Annual Carnation Drive to support the Pro-life Center will be held Mother’s Day, May 9th. We need volunteers to do the sale. If you can possibly be so kind to co-ordinate, this project, please inform the Parish.





SUNDAY AFTER EASTER ST. THOMAS SUNDAY APRIL 11, 2010

10 04 2010

Saturday, April 10 BRIGHT SATURDAY
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak & Family
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 11 SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
ST. THOMAS SUNDAY
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, April 14
10:00 AM Steve Bromack – Rose Sivick

Friday, April 16
8:30 AM Margaret Godek – Irene Gabriel

Saturday, April 17
4:00 PM Steve Kowalick – Mike & Helen Kowalick

Sunday, April 18 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
8:30 AM THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

UNITED STATES CENSUS: If you need assistance in helping fill your census form – Assistance centers are located in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike and Wayne Counties. Questionnaire Assistance Centers – open from March 19 to April 19 – in your area are: Plymouth Twp. 925 W. Main St., Gerrity’s Supermarket, San Souci Hwy., Hanover Twp., or a list is located in the vestibule

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, Edwardsville, PA will celebrate their Centennial Anniversary on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Solemn Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Grace Metropolitan Stefan Soroka at St. Vladimir’s Church, 70 Zerby Ave. at 1:30 PM. The Jubilee Banquet will follow at The Knights of Columbus – 59 Parry St., Luzerne. Open bar (Beer & Soda Only) at 3:30 PM and Dinner at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $39 and available by reservations. Flyer is in the vestibule bulletin board for further information. No tickets will be sold at the door.

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Day in and day out, area accident victims, cancer patients, surgical patients and others depend upon blood products to be available. Emergencies don’t take a break, have a holiday or go on a vacation. In particular, the demand for type O and O negative become greater. All blood types are needed. The goal for this bloodmobile is 30 productive units of blood. The Regional Blood center needs to collect 400 productive units a day to maintain an adequate blood supply for the hospitals. Please help support the blood program, donate blood. MONDAY, APRIL 26 – PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP BUILDING, 925 w. Main St. Plymouth, PA 1:00 – 6:00 PM. Together, we can save a life.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 10-17 by Clara Patrylak in memory of her husband Andrew Patrylak.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank Art & Sandy Piccone and Rosemary Gawat for their donations to our Church Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Iren Gerzarowski.

THANKS: We would like to thank all who helped in any way to make our Easter Holiday so beautiful. Without your help it could not be done. May the Risen Lord bless you.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will meet Tuesday, April 13th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. President Irene Frisbie will preside. All members are urged to attend.





RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 4, 2010

31 03 2010

HOLY SATURDAY
April 3 – 7:00 PM Resurrection Matins / Procession / Divine Liturgy Blessing of Artos – Myrovonia
EASTER SUNDAY
April 4 – 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy and Myrovonia

Monday, April 5 BRIGHT MONDAY
10:00 AM Charles & Catherine Halloway – Halloway Family

Tuesday, April 6 BRIGHT TUESDAY
10:00 AM Theodore Soppeck – Veronica Warkewicz

Wednesday, April 7 BRIGHT WEDNESDAY
10:00 AM Harry Korba, Jr. – Mr. & Mrs. John Beshada

Friday, April 9 BRIGHT FRIDAY
8:30 AM John Phillips – Tina Powlakos

Saturday, April 10 BRIGHT SATURDAY
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak & Family
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 11 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD: Saturday, April 3 – 9:00 AM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – 3:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets –
Sunday April 4 – 8:00 AM Resurrection Procession/Matins/Divine Liturgy

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, Edwardsville, PA will celebrate their Centennial Anniversary on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Solemn Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Grace Metropolitan Stefan Soroka at St. Vladimir’s Church, 70 Zerby Ave. at 1:30 PM. The Jubilee Banquet will follow at The Knights of Columbus – 59 Parry St., Luzerne. Open bar (Beer & Soda Only) at 3:30 PM and Dinner at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $39 and available by reservations. Flyer is in the vestibule bulletin board for further information. No tickets will be sold at the door.

EASTER DINNER “SVIACHENE” CELEBRATION: The Parish Family of Saint Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of Scranton will hold its annual traditional Easter Dinner “Sviachene” Celebration on Sunday, April 11, 2010, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center at 428 North 7th Ave. Traditional Ukrainian Easter foods will be served, along with a hot dinner buffet. During the Dinner an Easter Egg Hunt will be held for the children. A Theme Basket Raffle will also be held. Music for listening and dancing will be provided by “The Golden Tones.” Tickets are $14 adults; $7 children age 6-12; under age 6 free. For tickets or information, please contact Kathleen at 570-346-2414. Advance reservations are appreciated, since hall seating is limited. Everyone is welcome.

During the season of the Pentecost, which extends from the Pasch (Easter) to the Descent of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of the joy of the Resurrection we do not make any bows, nor do we kneel. The Council of Nicea (325) gave us the following rules regarding this matter: “Since there are some who kneel on the day of Lord and during the season of the Pentecost, for the sake of uniformity in all eparchies, the council decrees that during that time prayers be offered up to God while standing”.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 3-10 by Helen Sawka & Family in memory of Leon Sawka & Decker Families.

OUR PARISH FAMILY DINNER: On Sunday, May 2, 2010, 11:30 AM, Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the blessing of the new Icon. Following the Divine Liturgy all parishioners and their families are invited to our Parish Family dinner in the Church Hall. Please fill in the inserted reservation if you wish to attend this celebration. We would like to have an approximate count for the preparations. All Parishioners and their families are welcome to be a part of this special occasion. Please try to be a part of this to welcome our Bishop Metropolitan Stefan Soroka.

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH FAMILY: Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Mary) Chittenden and son Nicholas to our Parish Family. May God bless for your spiritual life.

MAY LOTTERY TICKETS: Tickets for the May Lottery are available. If you can possibly sell a few tickets and purchase for yourself it will be greatly appreciated. A few more of our sellers are not available, which makes it more difficult to have all the tickets sold. Please try to do your share in helping with this fund raiser.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to Gail Shemko for her donation to our Building/ Improvement Fund in memory of Irene Gerzarowski.





PALM SUNDAY MARCH 28, 2010

26 03 2010

Saturday, March 27 – 4:00 PM – Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches
For all Living and Deceased Members of SS Peter & Paul Women’s Society
Sunday, March 28 – 8:30 AM – PALM SUNDAY
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM – Stations of the Cross – St. Vladimir’s, Scranton

Wednesday, March 31 – 10:00 AM – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Thursday, April 1 HOLY THURSDAY
5:00 PM Matins of the Passion of Our Lord
Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 2 GOOD FRIDAY
6.00 PM Vespers – Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ

Saturday, April 3 HOLY SATURDAY
1:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
7:00 PM Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 4 EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY
11:00 AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravania

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Holy Thursday – 7:00PM – Good Friday – 4:00PM – Saturday 9:00 AM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great – Blessing of Food 3:00 PM
Easter Sunday – 8:00 AM – Resurrection Matins, Procession Divine Liturgy

Remember to keep this date on your calendar.
BLESSING OF THE ICON: On Sunday, May 2, 2010, Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the blessing of the new Icon, which was donated by Anna Hamuka.
Divine Liturgy will be on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM.
There will be no Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 1, 2010.
We hope and pray that all parishioners will attend the Divine Liturgy to welcome Metropolitan Stefan Soroka.
The Reception after the Divine Liturgy on May 2nd will be held at the Church Hall for all parishioners attending the Divine Liturgy. No tickets will be sold for this affair. Mark your calendar for this day to have a great attendance for Metropolitan Soroka.

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, Edwardsville, PA will celebrate their Centennial Anniversary on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Solemn Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Grace Metropolitan Stefan Soroka at St. Vladimir’s Church, 70 Zerby Ave. at 1:30 PM. The Jubilee Banquet will follow at The Knights of Columbus – 59 Parry St., Luzerne. Open bar (Beer & Soda Only) at 3:30 PM and Dinner at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $39 and available by reservations. Flyer is in the vestibule bulletin board for further information. No tickets will be sold at the door.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 27 – April 3 by Charles Drazba & Family in memory of Bbci Eva Chapaskol

HOLY WEEK – Please remember that help is needed to participate in the Holy Week services. Holy Thursday, 5:00 PM, Good Friday, 5:30 PM and Resurrection Services Holy Saturday, 7:00 PM. Help will be needed to set up the grave after the Holy Thursday services. Try to lend a helping hand. Sign up sheet is in the vestibule for Adoration. Time to spent with God. Give an hour of your time for HIM.

PALM SUNDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT ST. VLAD’S, SCRANTON: Father Paul Wolensky, Pastor, cordially invites you to attend the Stations of the Cross devotion, Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010, beginning at 4:00 PM at Saint Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 430 N. 7th Ave., Scranton. The Stations, sponsored by Saint Vladimir’s Parish and open to everyone, will be led by volunteer laymen of the Wyoming Valley area Ukrainian Catholic Churches. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Come and begin Holy Week by praying and meditating on our Lord Jesus’ sacrifice of love for our salvation.

THANKS: Our thanks to those who brought the Willow branches and all who helped tie the Palm & Branches. Your help is always appreciated. God’s blessing to all.

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to the Church Building/Improvement Fund: Amount of $175 – Mr. & Mrs. Leo Ellis, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, John Polonchak in memory of Irene Gerzarowski and the amount donated in memory of John Shircavage $80 by Mary Bilak, Stehpanie Zearfoss and Jane Condu. Your generous donations are much appreciated.





FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE MARCH 21, 2010

18 03 2010

Saturday, March 20
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Wife Eleanor Kulick and Family

Sunday, March 21 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners 4:00 PM DEANERY STATIONS OF THE CROSS
St. Vladimir’s, U.C.C. – Edwardsville, PA
Wednesday, March 24
7:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Thursday, March 25
Annunciation of the Theotokos

Friday, March 26
9:00 AM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, March 27
4:00 PM For all Living and Deceased Members of
SS Peter & Paul Women’s Society

Sunday, March 20 Sunday, March 28 SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
PALM SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 20 – 27 by Eleanor Kulick and Family in memory of Frank Kulick.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for flowers donated this week: 2 Bouquets donated in memory of Frank Kulick by Wife Eleanor Kulich & Family.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to the Building/Improvement Fund this week in memory of Irene Gerzarowski – by John Chick and in memory of John Shircavage – by Dave & Cindy Newsome.

WILLOW BRANCHES: Please bring your Pussy Willows for Palm Sunday. Place them either in the entrance of the Church or Hall if no one is around to accept them. We will need them for this week. Palm Sunday is Sunday the 28th of March.

SVACHENE: The Blessing of the New Icon by Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will take place the day we planned our Svachene. The Reception after the Divine Liturgy on May 2nd will be held at the Church Hall for all parishioners attending the Divine Liturgy. No tickets will be sold for this. Mark your calendar for this day to have a great attendance for Metropolitan Soroka.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER: Please be cooperative in the preparation of the events during this Holy Season. Mike Sinko will set up for the procession on Good Friday and Easter Services. If you can possibly spend some time for The Adoration of the Grave for Good Friday and Holy Saturday please sign the chart in the vestibule. One hour of Adoration is all that is asked of you. Let’s try and fill the chart so the same person does not have to spend two or three hours.

HEAVENLY LITURGY
The New Icon on the wall in back of the Main Altar
The Iconographer, Dennis Bell, who painted all of our Icons on the Iconastas,
Also created this beautiful work of art.

Our Lord at the Altar with St. Peter and St. Paul receiving the Holy Eucharist.
With two angels in the background.

BLESSING OF THE ICON: On Sunday, May 2, 2010, Metropolitan Stefan Soroka will bless the new Icon, which was donated by Anna Hamuka.
Divine Liturgy will be on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM.
Following the Divine Liturgy there will be a reception for parishioners and their families in the Church Hall.
There will be no Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 1, 2010.
We hope and pray that all parishioners will attend the Divine Liturgy to welcome Metropolitan Stefan Soroka.





FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST JOHN CLIMACUS, VENERABLE MARCH 14, 2010

10 03 2010

Saturday, March 13
4:00 PM William Kloap – Mr.& Mrs. William Price & Family

Sunday, March 14
8:30 AM FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM – Deanery Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Plymouth

Wednesday, Mar. 17
10:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift

Friday, Mar. 19
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty

Saturday, Mar. 20
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Wife Eleanor Kulick and Family

Sunday, Mar. 21 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Time change – It is time to set our clocks ahead for the Daylight Saving Time begins March 14th 2:00 AM. This is a good sign that Spring is just around the corner.

POTATO PANCAKE SUPPER: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church is sponsoring a Potato Pancake Supper on Friday, March 19th in the Church
Hall. Serving will be from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M with take-outs available. Dinner includes “made from scratch” potato pancakes, choice of homemade soup, veggies, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $6.00. Reservations are not necessary. However, if you would like take-outs, you may call to reserve your pancakes and give an approximate pick up time. For more information, please call Jill at 824-4603.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 13 – 20 by Arlene Jones for a special intention.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to the Halloways for their donation of flowers this week in memory of all deceased members of the Halloway Family.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank those who donated to our Building/Improvement Fund in the amount of $150.in memory of Irene Gerzarowski:
Mary Kowalczyk, Don & Priscilla Keating, Barbara Masavage, Geraldine Wabik, Frances Woods, Carol Stachipa, Joanne Kitler.
And to those who donated to the Building/Improvement Fund $40 in memory of John Shircavage; by Mary Sawka and Jule Wido. Your generous donations are well appreciated.

DEANERY STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will be the host to the fellowship after the Stations of the Cross this Sunday. Hopefully many of our parishioners will be in attendance for the Stations and to join in the hall for the serving of food and beverages. Our thanks to the very generous monetary donations given for the Fellowship: Geri Kolotelo, Catherine & Charles Halloway and Rose Sivick.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: We extend our Birthday greetings and God’s Blessings for Anna Dempsey who will celebrate her 97th Birthday on March 16th. Mnohya Lita!

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: Saturday, March 27th 4:00 PM Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for all living and deceased members of the Women’s Society. President Irene Frisbie asks all members to be present by 3:15 PM to recite the rosary.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being planned for Sunday,
May 2, 2010 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall Tickets will be
available soon. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children
under 12. Donations of Gift items for the Chinese Auction
will be greatly appreciated. Save the date to attend this
Church function – bring your family and friends.

BUS TRIP TO VIEW THE SHROUD OF TURIN EXHIBITION: SS. Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Wilkes-Barre will sponsor a bus to the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Philadelphia to view the Shroud of Turin Exhibition, Sunday, April 25, 2010. The bus will leave the Churchyard in Wilkes-Barre at 10:30 AM. It is anticipated that we will leave Philadelphia about 3:30 PM. The cost for the trip will
be $25 per person. Should you wish to reserve a seat, please call Dr. Michael Labuda. 820-7105.





THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS MARCH 7, 2010

4 03 2010

Saturday, Mar. 6
4:00 PM John & Josie Halloway – The Halloway Family

Sunday, March 7 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke

Wednesday, Mar. 10
10:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift

Friday, Mar. 12
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty

Saturday, Mar. 13
4:00 PM William Kloap – Mr.& Mrs. William Price & Family

Sunday, Mar. 14 FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
JOHN CLIMACUS VENERABLE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

DEANERY STATION OF THE CROSS
March 7th – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke
March 14th – SS Peter & Paul, Plymouth
March 21st – St. Vladimir’s Edwardsville

LENTEN MISSION: SS Cyril and Methodious, U.C.C. in Berwick is presenting a Lenten Mission on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Bishop Nicholas Samra, a former Auxiliary Bishop of the Melkite Byzantine Catholic Church of America. He has authored many articles on Christian leadership, ecumenism, catecheses, and stewardship. He has published a multi-volume history of the Melkite church. He is a dynamic speaker and often gives retreats, missions, and formative weekends to clergy and laity. You are welcome to attend.

BUS TRIP TO VIEW THE SHROUD OF TURIN EXHIBITION: SS. Peter & Paul, U.C.C., Wilkes-Barre will sponsor a bus to the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Philadelphia to view the Shroud of Turin Exhibition, Sunday, April 25, 2010. The bus will leave the Churchyard in Wilkes-Barre at 10:30 AM. It is anticipated that we will leave Philadelphia about 3:30 PM. Edwardsville and Wilkes-Barre will be sponsoring the trip. The cost for the trip will
be $25 per person. Should you wish to reserve a seat, please call Dr. Michael Labuda. 820-7105.

ST. VLADIMIR’S, U.C.C. If you would like to place an ad in the Commemorative Booklet for the 100th Anniversary – A Patron is $10 – Quarter Page $25 – Half Page $50 and full page is $100. Send your ad to St. Vladimir’s U.C.C., 70 Zerby Ave. Edwardsville, PA 18704
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
March 6 – 13 by George Pryshlak in memory of Rose Toma.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of Irene Gerzarowski and John Shircavage who was called to their eternal rest. May their memory be eternal.

BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENT FUND: We thank those who donated to our Building & Improvement Fund in memory of Irene Gerzarowski in the amount of $85 by The Vasilakos Family, Susan Leonard and Beverly Gingell. Their donations are very much appreciated.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will meet Tuesday, March 9th, at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to please attend.

CHURCH COUNIL MEETING: The Church Parish Council will meet on Thursday, March 11th in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All appointed members please try to attend, as this is the first meeting of the new council.

OUR PARISH FELLOWSHIP: On Sunday, March 14th our parish will be the host to serve fellowship after the Deanery Stations of the Cross. We are asking all of our good bakers for their help in providing the dessert table. This can be cake, cupcakes, and cookies, Jell-O, pudding or any other dessert you wish to have served. The ladies from the Women’s Society will provide the food menu. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

POTATO PANCAKE SUPPER: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church is sponsoring a Potato Pancake Supper on Friday, March 19th in the Church Hall. Serving will be from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M with take-outs available. Dinner includes “made from scratch” potato pancakes, choice of homemade soup, veggies, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $6.00. Reservations are not necessary. However, if you would like take-outs, you may call to reserve your pancakes and give an approximate pick up time. For more information, please call Jill at 824-4603.

PRAYERS: Please keep Metropolitan Stefan Soroka in your prayers. He is currently undergoing treatment for a form of prostate cancer. May God bless him with a speedy recovery.

THANKS: A letter of thanks was received from the Chancery Office for our generous donation of $500 for the Haiti Earthquake disaster.





SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST FEBRUARY 28, 2010

27 02 2010

Saturday, February 27
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – George and Dolores Patrylak

Sunday, February 28 SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM DEANERY STATIONS OF THE CROSS
St. Nicholas U.C.C. Glen Lyon, PA

Wednesday, March 3
10:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, March 5 LENTEN SERVICES
7:00 PM The Way of the Cross & Sorokousty

Saturday, March 6
4:00 PM John & Josie Halloway – The Halloway Family

Sunday, March 7 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM VENERATION OF THE CROSS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Transfiguration Of Our Lord:
Saturday Liturgy is 6:00 PM Sunday Liturgy is 10:30 AM
The Way of the Cross and Sorokousty – Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – Friday 9:00 AM


LENTEN SERVICES: Father Roman asks that you PLEASE try to attend the services during Lent: Wednesday’s 10:00 AM Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts and Station of the Cross and Sorokusty on Friday evenings 7:00 PM. Lent is a time for penance. Father is celebrating these services for your benefit.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week February 27 – March 6 by Charles Drazba, Jr. & Family in memory of George Klem.

FLOWERS: The flower chart is open for anyone who wishes to donate flowers.

SOUP AND HALUSKI SALE: The fund-raising project of Haluski and Vegetable Bean Soup sales will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 at the church hall. This is for take-outs only at $5 a quart. This is the last weekend to place your orders. An order sheet is in the vestibule or contact Ann at 829-4202. Pick up for your orders will be between 2:30 and 5:00 PM. Help is needed on Thursday, March 4th at 10:30 AM for preparations. If enough orders are not sufficient for this project we will have to cancel the sale.

DEANERY LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS: 4:00 PM
Sunday – February 28 – St. Nicholas U.C.C. Glen Lyon, PA
Sunday –March 7 -Transfiguration of Our Lord, U.C.C. Nanticoke, PA
Sunday – March 14 – SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C. Plymouth, PA
Sunday – March 21 – St. Vladimir’s, U.C.C. Edwardsville, PA.





FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST FEBRUARY 21, 2010

20 02 2010

Saturday, February 20
4:00 PM Theodore Oshirak – George Pryshlak

Sunday, February 21 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM DEANERY STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SS PETER & PAUL, U.C.C., WILKES-BARRE, PA
Wednesday, February 24
10:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, February 26
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, February 27
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – George and Dolores Patrylak

Sunday, February 28 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Feb.20 –27 by Deacon Gary Pstrak in memory of Peter & Donna Pstrak. We also thank Deacon Pstrak for the $25 donation to our Building & Improvement Fund.
ALTAR CANDLES: The month of March Altar candles will burn in memory of the Tom Sawka Family by Tom Sawka.

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY: We would like to thank all who helped in the preparations and servings for our fellowship following the Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday. The Services were beautiful and the social afterwards was a pleasure to be part of. Our Food and desserts were magnificent thanks to all who donated them. The monetary donation helped to make the affair so successful. Thanks and God Bless!

HALUKI AND CLAM CHOWDER: Our project for Haluski, made with homemade noodles $5 a quart and Clam Chowder $6 a quart is Friday, March 5th PICK UP TIME IS 2:00 – 5:00 PM. If you did not place your order please do so by listing your order on the list in the vestibule. If you would like to donate any item useful in this project, it will be greatly appreciated.

HOMEMADE PYROHY SALE: St. Vladimir Parish Center 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton will sponsor a Pyrohy Sale on Saturday, March 6, 2010 – 1:00 to 3:30 PM. Preorders required by Monday, March 1 – $6.00 per dozen Contact Dorothy at 346-4164

RUMMAGE SALE – SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 635 North
River Street, corner of North River & West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre will hold a Rummage Sale, Homemade Food and Bake Sale, Friday, March 5, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 6th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday, March 7th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. New and used clothing, household items, books, glassware, knick-knacks, furniture and toys as well as homemade food and baked
goods from Baba’s Kitchen will be available. Menu will include: Pierogies, Halushki, Chili, Wimpies, Manhattan Clam Chowder, and Hot Dogs.

PASKA: A Paska (Easter Bread) Sale – Raisin or Plain, will be held at SS. Cyril & Methodius, Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren St. Berwick, Saturday, March 27tth 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $7 each. Order by Sunday, March 21st by calling Pat Reddin: 752-1269 or Shirley Folwer: 752-4701





SUNDAY OF CHEESFARE FEBRUARY 14, 2010

20 02 2010

Saturday, February 13
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Mary Krefski

Sunday, February 14 SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.
4:00 PM Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday

Wednesday, February 17
9:30 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, February 19
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty Service

Saturday, February 20
4:00 PM Theodore Oshirak – George Pryslak

Sunday, February 21 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C.
Wilkes-Barre, PA

LENTEN SERVICES – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts Services, The Stations of The Cross and Sorokousty services will be celebrated during the Lenten Season for your benefit to attend and pray during this time. Please try to participate in attending these services. No Divine Liturgies are celebrated during the week during the Lenten Season. Only requests for Divine Liturgies will be celebrated on Saturdays during this period.
CONFESSIONS:
Confession will be heard before each church service during lent
THE GREAT FAST BEGINS MONDAY
Monday, February 15, 2010 marks the beginning of The Great Fast (Lent). The Great Forty-day Fast is a special time when we intensify our prayers and spiritual life, and make personal sacrifices through fasting, self-denial, and almsgiving (acts of charity toward others). Only through proper preparation, serious effort, and the forgiveness of our sins, can we hope to grow spiritually and properly prepare for our Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. The first day of The Great Fast and Good Friday are days of strict abstinence for Ukrainian Greek Catholics – we are not permitted to eat any meat or dairy products all day long, and we should try to limit our consumption of food. All Fridays during The Great Fast are days of mandatory abstinence from all meat products. Wednesdays are also suggested as days of voluntary abstinence from meat products. Our fasting regulations are optional only for persons older than 59 and younger than 7. Everyone else is obliged to follow the rules of abstinence of our Church.
The week days of the Great Fast are aliturgical whereas no Divine Liturgy should be celebrated except for the Feast of the Annunciation. On Wednesday and Friday of the Great Fast, The Liturgy of Presanctified gifts is to be celebrated.
The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is to be celebrated for Sunday Liturgies during this time.
During Holy Week the Liturgy of the Presanctified gifts is to be celebrated Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no Divine Liturgy celebrated on Good Friday or Holy Saturday. On Holy Saturday, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is to be celebrated.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn February 13 – 20 in memory of William Kloap by his wife Florence Kloap and Family

BUILDING & IMPROVEMENT FUND: Our thanks to Gloria Dran Elston for her donation of $100 to our Church Building & Improvement Fund in memory of her parents Fred & Mary Dran. Her donation is very much appreciated. God’s Blessing to Gloria and her Family.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Months of March, August and October are still available for requests. The Altar candles burn at all Church Services during the month requested. The card in the vestibule is for your convenience.

BIRTH ANNOUNCMENT: Our former Administrator Rev. and Mrs. Klanichka are the blessed and proud parents of Mark and Deanna. They were born January 13, 2010. The weights were 5.11 lbs and 5.7 lbs. Mother and babies are doing fine. Congratulations! Mnohaya lita!

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT AND CRAFT SALE: The North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will sponsor a Ukrainian Cultural Exhibit and Craft sale on Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Vladimir’s Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton, PA. The Exhibit and Sale will consist of Pysanky/Easter eggs, embroideries, religious item, art work, nesting dolls, jewelry, books, recordings, door prizes and much more. Lunch will be available including a variety of Ukrainian ethnic foods and baked goods. Interested crafters/vendors: $15.00 per 8’ table. Please contact Janina at 570-759-2824 or nacofluc@hotmail.com.
The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold their February meeting on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, beginning at 2:00 PM at SS Peter & Paul Church, North River St., Wilkes-Barre. Stations of the Cross will begin in church at 4:00 PM and a Fellowship Social will follow for everyone.

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY VESPERS: Please try to attend this beautiful Vesper Service in our Parish this Sunday, February 14, at 4:00 PM. A fellowship of a cover-dish prepared and sponsored by all the parishes in the North Anthracite Ukrainian Catholic Deanery.
If you are donating any baked goods or desserts for this affair, please bring them to the Church or Hall on Sunday.

HALUSKI AND SOUP SALE: Our Parish will sponsor a Haluski and Vegetable Bean Soup on Friday, March 5th. Take-out orders only. $5.00 a Quart. Place your orders on the sheet in the vestibule.