TWENTY THIRD  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

6 12 2020

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND ALL SAINTS

NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Saturday, Nov. 7            

4:00 PM   ✞Priscila Kowalick – Michael Kowalick 

Sunday, Nov. 8                 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

                                                ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS 

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

Saturday, Nov. 14

           4:00 PM     ✞Bernard Kachinko – wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, Nov. 15                 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Nov. 7 – 14 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Olga Uhas.

HOAGIE, SOUP & BAKE SALE: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Turkey & Italian Hoagie, Vegetable Soup and Bake Sale on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 11 AM to 5 PM in the church hall. Hoagies and a quart of soup will be $7.00. Orders can be placed by calling Debbie at 570-736-6908 by Sunday, November 6, 2020. 

Every charitable act is a stepping-stone toward heaven!





TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

1 11 2020

NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 31       

4:00 PM    ✞John Phillips – brother Peter Phillips

Sunday, Nov. 1 TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Monday, 2 Nov. 

8:30 am, ✞Helen Youells, 8th Day Remembrance

Saturday, Nov. 7

4:00 PM ✞Priscila Kowalick – Michael Kowalick

Sunday, Nov. 8 TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

St.  Michael the Archangel and all the Angels

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No request for The Sanctuary light this week.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Candles will burn on the Altar during the Month of November in memory of Deceased members of the Sirak Family requested by Michaelene Ostrum.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Helen Youells who was called to her eternal rest. May her memory be eternal. Vichnya Pomyat! Helen was the eldest parishioner in our parish and was very active in her days. She would have celebrated her 101st Birthday on November 29th. May her Happiness be in heave with the Lord. 

ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST DINNER Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will host their annual Turkey Fest Dinner as a take-out only drive thru event on Saturday, November 7th with pick-ups from 12:00(noon) to 3pm in our parish parking lot.  The event will feature our traditional turkey dinner.  Dinners will be $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.  Drive-up customers will be welcomed, but reservations are strongly encouraged.  Tell your friends and family.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for donation to a local food pantry.

HOAGIE, SOUP & BAKE SALE: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Turkey & Italian Hoagie, Vegetable Soup and Bake Sale on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 11 AM to 5 PM in the church hall. Hoagies and a quart of soup will be $7.00. Orders can be placed by calling 570-736-6908 by Sunday, November 6, 2020. 

DRIVE THRU DINNER: St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, served by Fr. Andrii Dumnych at 205 North Main St. Pittston, Pa. is having their Feast Day Drive Thru Dinner on Sunday, November 15, from 1pm to 3pm. The Price is $10.00 per dinner. The dinner will include Chicken Parmesan, Ziti, Salad and Dessert. 





TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

23 10 2020

OCTOBER 25, 2020

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is not requested. 

ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST DINNER Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, will host their annual Turkey Fest Dinner as a take-out only drive thru event on Saturday, November 7th with pick-ups from 12:00(noon) to 3pm in our parish parking lot.  The event will feature our traditional turkey dinner.  Dinners will be $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.  Drive-up customers welcomed, but reservations are strongly encouraged (570) 829-3051.  Tell your friends and family.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for donation to a local food pantry.  

Web-Site   www.sspeterandpaulucc.org

 DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Saturdays 4:00 PM; Sundays 8:30 AM

TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 25, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 24        

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

Sunday, Oct. 25                   TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                    ✞ Maria Szumskyj – Ulana Campbell

Saturday, Oct. 31               

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

Sunday, Nov. 1                 TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM               ✞ John Phillips – Peter Phillips





TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 18,2020

16 10 2020

Saturday, Oct. 17        

4:00 PM       ✞ Chester Latoszewski – Rita, Janice and Diane 

Sunday, Oct. 18                   TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Saturday, Oct. 24               

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

Sunday, Oct. 25                 TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                God’s Blessings for Marie Szumskyj – Ulana CCampbell

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No request for the Sanctuary Light 

ROAST BEEF DINNER –  Rev. Andrii Dumnych, pastor, and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 North Main Street, Pittston, PA welcomes everyone to a Drive Thru Sunday Dinner at the parish on October 25th.  Dinners will be available from 1:00 to 3:00 pm or until sold out.   The dinner will feature Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable and dessert.  Cost is $12.00 per dinner, cash. 





SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OCTOBER 11, 2020

14 10 2020

Saturday, Oct. 10       

4:00 PM       For the protection from the Evil One for Angel and Sandy

Sunday, Oct. 11                  SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

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

Saturday, Oct. 17               

           4:00 PM     ✞ Chester Latoszewski – Rita, Janice and Diane

Sunday, Oct. 18                  TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No request for this week. 

Ten angels walk beside me, each and every day.
Ten angels help to guide me, to give comfort and protect.
They have been my companions since I was very young.
Now you may ask me, why Ten?
Do you think you are special? Why not one, or two, or three? Why Ten?
Surely you don’t need so many? Well, each and every angel has a special job to do.
Yes, it seems even angels, specialize.

All of us know Faith, Hope, and Charity.
They are wonderful angels, and ALL so overworked.
But there are seven more you see, and each and every one gives comfort and protects.
The Fourth angel is the angel I call TEMPERANCE. Whom I fear we do not use enough, for if we did, there would not be any BIGOTRY, OR HATE.
The next angel is the one I call FORGIVENESS, who is under utilized as well. 

Who among us could not do with more FORGIVENESS in our hearts.
 Then we have the angel I call BEAUTY. We all see so much ugliness in life,

 I don’t know a single soul, who couldn’t do with more BEAUTY in their life.
The next two angels are the twins I call JOY and HAPPINESS.
They are most often seen holding hands.

My favorite angel is the one I call FRIEND.
This little angel is the one who can bring real riches to our lives.
I have often heard him saying, “To have a friend, one must first be a friend”.
And do you know, it WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And last but in no way least, is the angel I call, LOVE.
Sometimes he seems so gentle, and it seems like he is sleeping.

But he is always near. If we would only open up our hearts, and just see him standing there. For if we did, then all the other Angels would be easier to see. It is my belief that we all have many angels walking with us. They are sent from God, 

to see us through, to guide, comfort and protect us until the day we join HIM, in the place we call HEAVEN.

There is much wisdom in knowing what to see.  

Lord, may I take every opportunity to praise 

and choose carefully when I feel the need to criticize.

HOW TO STAY YOUNG . . .

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. Your age is just a number.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s family name is Alzheimer’s.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. BE ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with who and what you love – God, Church, family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to another country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. At every opportunity, tell the people you love that you love them.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

11. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

12. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Thank God for giving you life!

What you are is God’s gift,

What you make of yourself is your

Gift to God.





EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

6 10 2020

OCTOBER 4, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 3        

4:00 PM     ✞Mary Ambrose – Dempsey Children

Sunday, Oct. 4                     EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Thursday, Oct. 8

8:30 AM         ✞Stanley Kita – Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, Oct. 10               

           4:00 PM     To be announced

Sunday, Oct. 11                  SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested by Al Piston in memory of Margaret Dombroski.

ALTAR CANDLES FOR THE MONTH: NO REQUEST FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. 

PASTIE SALE:  Saints Peter & Paul, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre is taking orders for Pasties for pick-up on Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  Our Pasties are made with seasoned ground beef and potatoes wrapped in a pie crust pastry and are available with or without onions.  Pasties are $7.00 each and Gravy is available for $1.00 for an 8 oz. cup.  Call (570)829-3051 to place your order.  (Please specify with or without onions.)  Drive-Thru Pick-up from 1:30 to 3:30pm in our Parish Parking Lot, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Remember, when Baba cooks… everybody’s happy!  

CEMETERY CARE:   Our thanks to Mary Ann Chmiola for her donation to our Parish cemetery fund in memory of the Woss and Humuka families. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

The following prayer should be recited every day to obtain the most powerful patronage of the Blessed Virgin. 

Most Holy Immaculate Virgin and my Mother Mary, to Thee, who art the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the world, the Advocate, the Hope, and the Refuge of sinners; I have recourse to Thee today, I, who am the most miserable of all. I render Thee my humble homage, O great Queen, and I thank Thee for all the graces Thou hast conferred on me until now; particularly for having delivered me from hell, which I have so often deserved. I love Thee, O most amiable Lady; and for the love, which I bear Thee, I promise to serve Thee always and to do all in my power to make others love Thee also. I place in Thee all my hopes; I confide my salvation to Thy care. Accept me for Thy servant, and receive me under Thy mantle, O Mother of Mercy. And since Thou art so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or rather obtain for me the strength to triumph over them until death. Of Thee I ask a perfect love for Jesus Christ. Through Thee I hope to die a good death. O my Mother, by the love which Thou barest to God, I beseech Thee to help me at all times, but especially at the last moment of my life. Leave me not, I beseech Thee, until Thou see me safe in heaven, blessing Thee and singing Thy mercies for all eternity. Amen. So I hope. So may it be.

 FALL IS IN THE AIR

Another season will soon begin
Fall is in the air once again
Rosy apples and pumpkins bright
And songbirds taking flight.

There was a nip in the wind today
The blackbirds are on their way
Soon beauty will abound
As fall flowers bloom all around.

As summer takes her leave
Colorful trees will soon appear
September holding a promise
A new season is near.The beauty God gives is a treasure
something man cannot measure
Take a look around everywhere
Once again fall is in the air.

The Month of October

Patron: The Blessed Virgin of the Pokrov. 

She is the loving Mother and Protectress of mankind. 

She answers all good and fervent prayers of her children.

October is the month of the Rosary. Why we should pray the Rosary?

The Rosary is the easiest form of prayer. At the same time the Rosary is a most excellent prayer because it is composed of the “Slava Ottsu”, the Otche Nash”, and the “Bohorodytse Divo.” Besides these beautiful and sublime prayers, which compose the Rosary, a short meditation – which constitutes the soul of the Rosary – is added before or during each decade. Thus the Rosary unites in itself mental and oral prayer because we pray and meditate at the same time. The Rosary is the most beautiful flower that, in the course of the centuries, sprang forth from the devotion to the great Mother of Our Savior. 

The Church granted five-year indulgence for the recitation of the Rosary; if said with others, ten years. You may also gain a plenary indulgence, if you recite the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. 





SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

6 10 2020

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Saturday, Sept. 26        

4:00 PM       Special Intention

Sunday, Sept. 27                 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

Thursday, Oct. 1 Protection of the Theotokos (Mother of God)

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

           8:30 AM St. Joachim & Anne Nursing & Rehab. Center

Saturday, Oct. 3               

           4:00 PM     ✞Mary Ambrose – Dempsey Children

Sunday, Oct. 4                  EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: Sanctuary light is requested this week Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Michael Sirak. 

BELATED ANNIVERSARY: We extend our belated Anniversary wishes to David and Mary Ann Youells who celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on September 16th.  Many Happy and Healthy Years, Mnohya Lita!

The Feast of the Patronage of the 

Theotokos (Most Holy Birth-Goiver of God)

Thursday, October 1

The chief motive that led to the institution of this feast is the vision of St. Andrew, The Fool for Christ, When the Saracens besieged the capital of Constantinople.

     The people, terror-stricken, gathered in the church of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae where her mantle was preserved, and there they held an all-night vigil.  The greatly distressed people filled the church to overflowing.  Among the gathering were St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, both of whom prayed for the protection of the city. After the service, St. Andrew saw the Most Holy Theotokos in radiant light as she was approaching from the royal doors (a name the Greeks gave to the main doors of the church) in the company of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Theologian and amid the singing of a great choir of Saints. The Theotokos proceeded toward the altar were she knelt down and prayed long, shedding tears. Afterwards she arose, removed from her head a luminous veil, and stretched it out wide over the people in church. Then she disappeared. St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, saw the vision and understood that the Theotokos came to rescue the city. News of this miracle spread throughout the whole city like a flash of lightning. The enemy retreated and the city was saved. 





EXALTATION OF THE CROSS 

21 09 2020

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Saturday, September 19

4:00 PM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, September 20 SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

8:30 AM God’ s Blessings for Tania Blanco – Ulana Campbell

Saturday, September 26

4:00 PM ✞Special Intention 

Sunday, September 27 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

If a part of your past continues to haunt you 

and rob you of your joy, forgive. 

Lord, I can not undo the past, but with Your help, 

I can let go by forgiving myself and everyone else 

that has hurt me.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: No request for the Sanctuary Light. 

PIGGIE DINNER: ST. MICHAEL’S BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 205 N. MAIN ST., PITTSTON, PA. is having a TAKE-OUT PIGGIE DINNER on Thursday, September 17 from 4 to 6pm or until sold out. The dinner has piggies, mashed potatoes, vegetable and a dessert. The price is $12.00 per dinner. Please have exact monies. We will also have Halushki ($6 per quart) and Pirohi for ($8 per dozen). Please come in on Lambert St. then serpentine through the parking lot.





SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

11 09 2020

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

aturday, Sept. 12 – 4:00 PM    ✞Eugene Slabinski – The Slabinski Family

Sunday, Sept.13 – 8:30AM  SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

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Monday, Sept. 14 –  8:30 AM    Exaltation of the Cross 

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

✞Catherine Papula – LUC  North Anthracite Council

Saturday, Sept. 19 4:00 PM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, Sept. 20 – 8:30AM   SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

    God’ s Blessings for Tania Blanco – Ulana Campbell

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is not requested. 

REMEMBERING 9-11-01

We pause to bring to memory,
The day tears fell like rain;
The most eloquent of writers,
Could not define this pain.

We watched our shattered innocence,
Like dust upon the wind;
Scattered in the inferno,
To never return again.

Heads were bowed in prayer that day,
Faith was tested and tried;
And in the midst of sorrow,
Countless tears were cried.

Sorrow wrapped around us,
Like a bitter winter wind;
Faces flashed before us…
Those who would never come home again.

We heard the solemn roll call,
Of thousands who left us that day;
We heard of brave and selfless acts,
And the stories behind those names.

A nation was brought to its knees that day,
In a moment frozen in time;
A grief and pain we will never forget…
And words will never define.
Allison Chambers Coxsey ~

Come, Holy Spirit of Love and peace, we long for your healing touch.

On September 11, 2001, our country was scarred by hatred and revenge…

We long for your healing touch. Awaken in us, Holy Spirit, 

a deep and respectful  remembrance…

That you are a God of forgiveness, not revenge 

that you are a God of peace, not war.

Remembering these things, we ask to Bless our country and all those defending its ideals of freedom and liberty and bring them safely home. 

May your gifts of peace, love, and forgiveness transform our hatred, anger, and fear. So that peace on earth will be possible once again.





FOURTEENTH  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

6 09 2020

SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

Saturday, September 5 – 4:00 PM

       Merle & Theresa Ashton – Peggy James

Sunday, September 6 – 8:30 AM

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖

Tuesday, September 8 – 8:30 AM – Solemn Feast Day

Birth of the Theotokos – Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

✞Mildred Kane – Michael Kane

Saturday, September 12 – 4:00 PM

✞Eugene Slabinski – The Slabinski Family

Sunday, September 13 –  8:30AM

SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

Prayer is a great source of joy and the best protection from depression. When we talk, Lord, You help me see a better day.

THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS (Birthgiver)

 One of the feast days we celebrate 

at the beginning of the Liturgical Year is the feast of the Nativity of the most Holy Theotokos (Birthgiver). This Feast is a joyful because it is the in-breaking of salvation in the birthday of the Birthgiver of God, the Queen of Heaven and earth. It is significant because it places before our eyes the great truth of humility in our holy faith concerning the Most Pure Virgin Mary, from whom “shone forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.” 

The Gospel records very few incidents in the life of the most Pure Virgin Mary. It says nothing about her nativity, her parentage, her childhood or youth, or her holy assumption into heaven.  Most of what we have is from Church Tradition, the same source as that for the Gospels.

The chief records on the life of the most Holy Mother of God is found in the Apocryphal book written around the year 170-180 called Proto-evangelium of James. This book records the information of such feasts as the Conception of St. Anna, the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God, the Presentation in the Temple, and the feasts honoring Joachim and Anna, the parents of Mary. 

In the Proto-evangelium of James we read that the most Pure Virgin Mary was descended on her father’s side from the royal house of David, and on her mother’s side from the priestly line of Aaron. Her parents lived in Nazareth and were fairly well off. They were also distinguished for the great holiness of their lives and their great love of God and neighbor. Joachim was accustomed to dividing the fruits of his labor into three parts; one part he gave to God as sacrifice, the second part he distributed among the poor, and the third part he kept for himself. Their one great sorrow was that they had no children. Among the Jews, childlessness was looked upon not only as an absence of God’s blessing, but as a punishment from God. Joachim and Anna suffered much. Therefore, it is not surprising that they should unceasingly implore God for a child. This was the main purpose of all their prayers, fasting, and alms. Finally, the Lord God blessed them in their old age with a child who was destined to become the Birthgiver of God. 

The birth of Mary was a singular source of joy for her parents – Joachim and Anna, for heaven, for earth, and for all creations. Various Fathers of the Church have stressed the spiritual joy occasioned by this feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

September: With this month the new ecclesiastical year begins in the Eastern Church.

Patron Saint of September: St. Andrew the Apostle. St. Andrew was the first Apostle to be called by Christ. He left everything in order to follow in His footsteps. An ancient story says that he is also the first apostle of Ukraine because he reached the hills of Kiev blessed them and foretold that a great city would be built upon them. 

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light has no request this week. 

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar candles will burn during all services during the month of September requested by Geri Kolotelo in memory of Louis Kolotelo