SUNDAY OF MEAT – FARE FEBRUARY 24, 2019

3 04 2019

Saturday, Feb. 22
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Feb. 23 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack, – Ilaria Roman Krenitsky
Saturday, March 2
4:00 PM ✞Sophie Troyan from the parish

Sunday, March 3 CHEESEFARE SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

FORGIVENESS VESPERS: Sunday, March 3rd at 4:00 PM at Transfiguration of Our Lord will be the Deanery Forgiveness Vespers Celebration and will be followed with a small Lenten reception in the parish basement.

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Pope Francis Appoints Most Rev. Borys Gudziak as our new Metropolitan-Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Read the article on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

This Sunday is called “miasopustna nedilia”, i.e., meatless. On this Sunday the Church presents the last judgment in order to impress her children with a salutary fear and induce them to do penance for their sins.

THE CHURCH DOMES

At first, Christians gathered for prayer and the breaking of bread in their homes, and in times of persecution it was in places where martyrs had been buried. Eventually, church buildings were erected over these burial sites. Unlike pagan temples, where there was no place for the people, Christian churches were built as places of gathering for the community. In fact, it is the community—the temple of the Living God—that sanctifies the building, not the building that sanctifies the community. An explanation for the origin of the Ukrainian word for temple (khram, translated from the Greek oikos, meaning house) is that it derives from the word for palace (khoromy). This points to the grandeur and beauty of the “house of God.” The Christian house of worship is also called church, from the Greek kyriake, which means of the Lord, that is, a building dedicated to God. The Ukrainian name sobor (unified or conciliar gathering) indicates a special place for the assembling of a Church community, headed by a bishop.
The church’s dome is a symbol of heaven, and the joining of the dome to the nave (Greek for boat) is an image of the union of Christ the Head with his Church—his Body. It also symbolizes the joining of heaven and earth in Christ’s incarnation. Ukrainian churches are usually built with one, three, or five domes. One dome symbolizes the one God, three domes the Most Holy Trinity, and five domes Christ and the four evangelists

Father, why should I go to the Forgiveness Vespers?  After all, I did go to the Divine Liturgy this morning, why do I have to go again today?
Everything a person does has a beginning, a middle and an end.  Liturgically (liturgy meaning a public work of the people) speaking the beginning of the day is at sundown.  Every holy day, and every Sunday which is a little Pascha, begins when the sun sets Saturday evening and Sunday begins at the singing of “O Joyful Light.”  Every Catholic, if possible, should attend the three main liturgical services of every holy day and Sunday which are Vespers (Evening Prayer), Matins and the Liturgy.  Vespers begins the day, Matins is at the middle and public works finishes with the Liturgy and the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ, Holy Communion.  So, just as you should attend every Great Vespers each Sunday morning (in secular time, Saturday evening) so too should to attend the Forgiveness Vespers which begins The Great Fast.  Also, when you attend all three of the services of a Holy Day, all the unique prayers for that day will tell what is happening.  Now, because The Great Fast is focused on preparing us for the Holy Day of Holy Days, Pascha, and this begins that story and prayer ordering us toward our salvation, we should do our best to make an honest effort toward spiritual healing of our entire body and the entire body of Christ, His Church.  The focus of Forgiveness Vespers is us honestly looking at ourselves and trying to grow in love for one another because we are all created in the image and likeness of God and we will succeed together and need one another to conquer sin.  So Forgiveness Vespers is a very important and critical first step in beginning The Great Fast.  These services could also be considered to be working in us for healing (beginning), working (middle) and succeeding (end) when we receive the Risen Christ in Holy Communion we are in Heaven on Earth and the first step on this path is The Forgiveness Vespers.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week, February 22 – March 1 by Charles Drazba and Family in memory of MarieDrazba..

LUC Meeting: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville. Discussion will focus on the National Board structure, the upcoming Lenten Retreat, May bus trip to New York City and 2019 meeting schedule.

PIGGIE DINNER: Ss Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes- Barre will hold a take-out Piggie / Holubtsi Dinner on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.  Dinners may be picked up between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at the Parish School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Dinner includes Piggies (meat stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter and dessert.  Dinners will be $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children (12 and under).  Walk-Ins Welcome but Reservations are encouraged, call (570)829-3051.

PRAYERS: Please remember all the sick of the parish in your prayers. All who are in nursing facilities, hospitals or at home.
Prayer for the Sick
Father of goodness and love; hear our prayer for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence.
Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits.

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SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON FEBRUARY 17, 2019

15 02 2019

Saturday, Feb. 16
4:00 PM ✞ Ronald Kachinko,- Tom & Denise Widitz

Sunday, Feb. 17 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Saturday, Feb. 23
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Feb. 24 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack, – Ilaria Roman Krenitsky

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week
February 16 – 22 by Michael Kane in memory of Joseph Kane.
ALTAR CANDLES: The month of March is still available for intentions. Starting May all months are available. At your request the Altar Candles burn at all Church Service for the month requested. The $40 cost is for the month you request – deceased, in honor of or any special occasion
Myasopusna: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke, will host its 14th annual Myasopusna (prelenten Meatfare Sunday celebration) on February 24th.  NOON TO 4:00 PM Dinner Tickets— $13 In advance of 2/17 $15 Day of Event.

LUC Meeting: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville. Discussion will focus on the National Board structure, the upcoming Lenten Retreat, May bus trip to New York City and 2019 meeting schedule.

PIGGIE DINNER: Ss Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes- Barre will hold a take-out Piggie / Holubtsi Dinner on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.  Dinners may be picked up between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at the Parish School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Dinner includes Piggies (meat stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter and dessert.  Dinners will be $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children (12 and under).  Walk-Ins Welcome but Reservations are encouraged,





SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE FEBRUARY 10, 2019

15 02 2019

Saturday, February 9
4:00 PM ✞Michael Kachinko – The Kachinko Family

Sunday, February 10 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, February 14
9:00 AM   Fr. Ronan Murphy, God’s blessings, good health and
salvation; from Friends

Saturday, February 16
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko,- Tom & Denise Widitz

Sunday, February 17 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
February 9 – 17 by Ann Beshada in memory of parents John & Mary Conniff.

Myasopusna: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke, will host its 14th annual Myasopusna (prelenten Meatfare Sunday celebration) on February 24th.  NOON TO 4:00 PM Dinner Tickets— $13 In advance of 2/17 $15 Day of Event.

PIGGIE DINNER: Ss Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes- Barre will hold a take-out Piggie / Holubtsi Dinner on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.  Dinners may be picked up between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at the Parish School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Dinner includes Piggies (meat stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter and dessert.  Dinners will be $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children (12 and under).  Walk-Ins Welcome but Reservations are encouraged, call (570)829-3051.

LUC Meeting: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville. Discussion will focus on the National Board structure, the upcoming Lenten Retreat, May bus trip to New York City and 2019 meeting schedule.

PRELENTEN PORK AND SAUERKRAUT DINNER: Father Myron Myronyuk and his parish family of Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church cordially invite you to join us for our annual Pre-Lenten pork and sauerkraut/kapusta dinner on Sunday, February 24, 2019, beginning at 12:15pm at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue – between West Lackawanna Avenue and West Linden Street.





SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS FEBRUARY 3, 2019

15 02 2019

Saturday, February 2
4:00 PM ✞John & Anna Rudeski – Onderko & Rudeski Family

Sunday, February 3 SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, February 9
4:00 PM ✞Michael Kachinko – The Kachinko Family

Sunday, February 10 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No Request.
The new Sanctuary Light chart is available for your intention. Choose the week you would like to request as soon as possible as it fills up fast.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles to burn on the Altar for the month of February is requested by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her parents Louis & Anna Kolotelo.

St. Mary’s Scranton – Valentine Dinner: February 14, 6PM Seating. $20. St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave. Italian Cuisine. Menu: Insalata Italiana Fresca (Fresh Salad of Mixed greens, Roma tomatoes with Italian garden dressing); Minestra Di Cerimonia Nuziale Italiana (Homemade Italian Wedding Soup); Pollo Cacciatore (Chicken Cacciatore over Fettucine); Riso Italiano Verdure (Italian Rice with Vegetables); Torta alla Fragola(Special Valentine Strawberry Shortcake). Coffee, Tea, Water and Soda included. Cash bar available.Reserve by end of day February 11. 570-343-5151.

Springtime Bus Trip: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Itinerary includes Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach [Little Odessa] and the 43rd Annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Participants are  free to do their own thing for all or part of the day if they so wish. Bus will pick up at Edwardsville’s St. Vladimir Church, 70 Zerby Avenue at 8:00am and at Scranton’s St. Vladimir Church, 428 North Seventh Avenue at 8:45am. Departure for home will be at 8:00pm. Cost is $45.00 per person. Full nonrefundable advance payment reserves a seat. For further information and reservations call Paul at 570 563-2275 or Janina at 570 759-2824. Early reservations are recommended as this is a very popular trip and the 55 passenger bus is expected to fill quickly.





THIRTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JANUARY 20, 2019

15 02 2019

Saturday, Jan. 19
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Mr. & Mrs. Charles Naperski

Sunday, Jan. 23 THIRTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
9:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Thursday, Jan. 24
9:00 AM ✞Anna Federchak – A Friend

Saturday, Jan. 26 THIRTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Jan. 27 THIRTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Fr. Dn. James Kremitsky & Family

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish. At home, in nursing facilities and hospitals.

PRAYER FOR THE SICK

O merciful Jesus, You Who have healed so many sick during Your earthly life, hear my humble prayer for Your sick servant N…, for whom I implore the aid of Your love and mercy. He (she) is laboring under sickness of body and their soul is depressed by interior anguish. O good Jesus, restore him (her) to bodily health through the intercession of Your powerful Mother that he (she) may give thanks to You and praise You before all men. Amen.

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SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week
January 19 – 26 by Ann Beshada in memory of her husband Andrew Beshada.
A new chart is available for your requests for the Sanctuary Lights. The Sanctuary Light burns for one week at a donation of $15 for any occasion you request. Sign up while the weeks are the ones you would like to have.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles that burn at all services for the month are still available. Your intentions for family or friends is a nice way to remember them with the burning of these candles. A chart is in the vestibule for your intentions.

BLESSING OF HOMES: Father Walter is available for all our parishioners to have their homes blessed. This is an opportunity for you to have a blessing, to keep you safe and in God’s hands. You may either call Father at 735-2262 or place your name, address and request in the collection. This is a privilege for you and Father wishes to do this for you.

NATIVITY DISMANTLE: This Sunday the 20th of January we plan to take down the Nativity Scene. Help is needed for this project. We need men and women to assist in this job. The more help that shows the less time it takes, so please if you can possibly help, come to the church at 1:00 PM and lend your hands. If weather is unfavorable we will have to try for Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10:00 AM.





THEOPHANY JANUARY 13, 2019

15 02 2019

Saturday, Jan. 12
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Jan.13 SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY
8:30 AM ✞ Michael Hubiack – Helen Kosar

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Thursday, January 17
9:00 AM ✞Joseph Martinez – Frank and Irene Martens

Saturday, January 19
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Mr. & Mrs. Charles Naperski

Sunday, January 20 THIRTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please call Father Walter at 570-735-2262 or place your name and address in the collection basket. Father would like to bless everyone’s home if you so desire.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, especially those in nursing facilities and hospitals.





THE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD JANUARY 6, 2019

15 02 2019

Saturday, Jan. 5 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD
4:00 PM ✞ Peter Phillips – Son Peter Phillips
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

Sunday, Jan. 6 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD
8:30 AM Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

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Saturday, Jan. 12
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, Jan. 13 SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY
8:30 AM ✞ Michael Hubiack – Helen Kosar

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No Request

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn during all services in the month of January in memory of Frank Dempsey requested by the Dempsey brothers & sisters.

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please place your name, address and phone number in the collection basket or Father can be reached at 735-2262. Father would be pleased if everyone requested to this blessing.. This is a yearly event and if at all possible you should bless your home.