30 06 2022

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JUNE 26, 2022

Saturday, June 25

4;00 PM Kathy Zoltewicz – Michaelene Ostrum

Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday, June 26 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

  Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Wednesday, June 29 FEAST OF APOSTLES SS PETER AND PAUL

8:00 AM Myrovia Anointing with Oil

Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Patricia Kondyra – John Cienki

Saturday, July 2

4:00 PM ✞Eugene Joesph – Nancy Marshall

Sunday, July 3 OURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 25 -July 2 in memory of Joseph Pstrak by his wife Irene Pstrak and sons. 

BUILDING FUND: A donation to the Parish Building Fund was given by Irene Pstrak & sons in memory of Joseph Pstrak. Your donation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY:  The Rummage Sale will be in October. As you clean out your closets, basements and attics, put the stuff you want to discard and bring them to the parish center. All good items are acceptable. Plans were discussed to have a Basket Raffle, Bake Sale and Soup & Haluski sale in conjunction with the Rummage Sale.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all who are in need of God’s graces.

We heard about the Birthday celebration of Joh Dubik. He will celebrated his 100th birthday this past Monday.  John is in the Meadows Nursing Facilities as much as we know. He is the oldest Parishioner of our parish. Mnohya Lita to John.

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people,

A heart that forgives the worst,

A mind that forgets the bad,

And a soul that never loses faith in God.

THE FEAST OF THE APOSTLES SS PETER AND PAUL

We owe to the Holy Apostles the priceless treasure of the Christian faith. They handed Christ’s teachings down to us. From them, we received the Holy Gospels and the letters of the Apostles. They built on the firm foundation which is Christ. 

On the 29th of June our Eastern Church celebrates with great solemnity the feast which is called: “The Holy Illustrious and Ever-praised Major Apostles, Peter and Paul.” Both Apostles are distinguished for their character, their zealous apostolic labors and their great example of following Jesus Christ. 

Jesus Christ, having great plans for St. Peter at the beginning of his calling, changed the name Simon to the name of Peter (Cephas, Gr.) which means rock, for he was to be the rock that will form part of the foundation of Jesus’s Church. St. Peter witnessed the glory of Christ on Mt. Tabor; he professed the divinity of Christ, he was sent with St. John to prepare the Paschal Supper; He witnessed Christ’s agony in the Garden of Olives; the temple tax was paid by Christ for Himself and for Peter. 

After the Ascension of Christ, St. Peter became the head of the Apostles and the leader of the first Christian community in Jerusalem. 

The love of Christ was the chief motive of Peter’s apostolic activity, labors and sacrifices. That love finally led him to suffer and die for the sake of his beloved Teacher. A pious tradition relates that he considered himself unworthy to die on the cross as Christ did, and therefore asked to be crucified upside down. St. Peter was martyred in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero between the years 64 and 67 A.D.

St. Paul did not belong to the original group of the twelve apostles, but through his apostolic labors, his dedication, his great sacrifices, and his sufferings in the service of Christ, he received the title ‘Apostle’, along with Peter, of the First Apostle. He is the only one of the Apostles who was highly educated and was by birth a Roman citizen. While Paul was on his way to Damascus, Christ Himself called him to repentance and Paul became a zealous follower of Jesus Christ.





30 06 2022

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

FATHER’S DAY

 Saturday, June 18         SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

4:00 PM God’s Blessings & Good Health for all Living Fathers and Eternal Rest to all Deceased Fathers of our Parish

        Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus                          

        Sunday, June 19 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

Father’s Day

      8:30 AM         God’s Blessings & Good Health for all Living Fathers

and Eternal Rest to all Deceased Fathers of our Parish 

             Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday, June 25 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

4:00 PM Kathy Zoltewicz – Michaelene Ostrum

Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday, June 26 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

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

 Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O God, who hast commanded us to honor our father and mother; 

in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my father, 

and forgive him his trespasses; and make me to see him again in the joy of everlasting brightness. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 18 – 25 by Anna Magill in memory of Donald Magill.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY:  The Women’s Society held the last meeting until September. The discussion was presented to sponsor their annual Rummage Sale in October. As you clean out your closets, basements and attics, put the stuff you want to discard and bring them to the parish center. All good items are acceptable. Plans were discussed to have a Basket Raffle, Bake Sale and Soup & Haluski sale in conjunction with the Rummage Sale. We are happy to have 2 new member join the organization, Mariya Palashchuk, Teresa Popowycz. We welcome new members always. Plans to clean the church is set for Wednesday, June 29 at 10 AM. If you care to join in the cleaning, please come and give a hand.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD: The Rummage sale at Transfiguration will be opened on Saturday, June 18 and June 25 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Basket Raffle being conducted is also available for you to buy some tickets for the raffle as all proceeds from the raffle will be sent to the Ukraine. They have 29 baskets of which 6 were donated by our parish, Women’s Society and parishioners. If you like, try your luck by purchasing a few chances.

PRAYER TO ST. JUDE

    St. Jude, apostle of Christ, the Church honors and prays to you universally as the patron of hopeless and difficult cases.

    Pray for us in our needs. Make use, we implore you, of this powerful privilege given to you to bring visible and speedy help where help is needed. Pray that we humbly accept the trials and disappointments and mistakes that are a part of our human nature. 

   Let us see the reflection of the sufferings of Christ in our daily trials and tribulations. Let us see in a spirits of great faith and hope the part we even now share in the joy of Christ’s Resurrection and which we long to share fully in heaven. Intercede that we may again experience this joy in answer to our present needs if it God’s desire for us.  (Here make your request).





30 06 2022

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS

June 12, 2022

Saturday, June 11

4:00 PM                      ✞Joseph Onerko – Wife Ann Marie Onderko                             Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday, June 12 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners  Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

     Saturday, June 18 

4:00 PM       God’s Blessings & Good Health for all Living Fathers and Eternal Rest to all Deceased Fathers of our Parish

        Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus                          

        Sunday, June 19 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

        8:30 AM FATHER’S DAY 

God’s Blessings & Good Health for all Living Fathers

and Eternal Rest to all Deceased Fathers of our Parish Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

PRAYERS:Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish – at home, in Nursing Facilities and Hospitals. 

Do not be discouraged if it seems that there is no response to your prayers at this time. God always responds. Lord, Your wisdom always responds to my needs with unceasing peace and love and when I listen and give thanks I am blessed with results that bring goodness to me in better ways than I expect.

SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS

The Sunday after Pentecost Sunday is called the Feast Day of All Saints. Every day in the Church calendar has a list of Saints, some famous and great, and some not so famous. In the eyes of God all Saints are great, some we know more about and have become more popular than others. For example, many men and women struggled during the American Revolution, but we are aware of only certain ones, like George Washington and some of his officers, the same is true for the roll call of Saints in the Christian Church.

Each man, woman and child in the great history of the Church who witnessed for Christ is regarded a Saint by the Church. Since we have no way of knowing all of them and since the list of Saints has increased many times over and continues to do so, our Church sets aside the Sunday after Pentecost as the Feast Day for All Saints.

We are obliged, not only to venerate the saints and to seek the assistance of the saints, but also to imitate their life and holiness. All Christians are called to holiness by virtue of the sacrament of Baptism. Every person, regardless of status and condition of life, can become a Saint and is duty-bound to Jesus Christ without exception when He said: “Therefore, be perfect as your heavenly Father in Heaven is perfect.” St. Paul also reminds us of our duty to pursue holiness: “This is the will of God – your sanctification.”

What is holiness? Holiness is living according to the commandments of God and the Church; it is the daily fulfillment of God’s will, constant fidelity to the duties of one’s state, or more briefly – holiness is the Gospel translated into action, i.e. lived.

All the saints are very close to us for they, like us, were once citizens of our earth and are of our own flesh and bone. They are members of the same Church as we are, although they belong to the Church Triumphant while we still struggle as members of the Church Militant, the Church on earth. They are not indifferent to our welfare and salvation. Hence, there exists no doubt that they readily hear all our petitions and prayers and gladly present them before the throne of God.

The saints in heaven, then, are God’s beloved and intimate friends; and our protectors, intercessors and benefactors; our guides and models on the path to virtue and sanctity.

Tomorrow is not promised

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose; teach you a lesson, or help figure out who you are, and who you want to become. You never know who these people may be: your neighbor, child, long lost friend, or even a stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life, in some profound way. 

And sometimes things happen to you, and at the time they seem painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize, that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential strength, or your hearts desire. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, as well as experiencing sheer stupidity; all occur to test your soul. Without these small tests, whether they are events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a paved straight flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. 

The people you meet who affect your life, and the successes and downfalls you experience, create who you are, and even the bad experiences can be learned from; in fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them; for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart… If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love, and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them. 

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment, and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again… Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually hear. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high… Hold your head up, because you have every right too. Tell yourself God created you with love and believe in yourself… for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either. Live your life! “Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last… Tomorrow is Not Promised.”

Author Unknown

SANCTUARY LIGHT: 

The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 11- 18 by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Ronald Kachinko. 

WOMEN’S SOCIETY:The Parish Women’s Society will hold their last meeting until September in the parish hall on Tuesday June, 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm. All members please try to attend and new members are always welcome. The future fundraiser will be discussed and any new business to proceed. Come join you parish organization.

LASAGNA DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will hold a Lasagna Dinner on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, near the General Hospital Parkade in Wilkes-Barre.  This dinner will be Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Dinners will be $15 and will include; a generous portion of meat lasagna, garden salad, bread and dessert.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Pick-Ups will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle.  Remember…When Baba Cooks, Everybody’s Happy!





 

30 06 2022

 PENTECOST SUNDAY

JUNE 5, 2022

 Saturday, June 4 All Deceased Parishioners of our Parish

4:00 PM Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday, June 5 Descent of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost Sunday

8:30 AM            Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovonia 

All Deceased Parishioners of our Parish

Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday, 2:30 PM    Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery

  3:45 PM Panakhyda at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery

Saturday, June 11

4:00 PM Joseph Onderko – Wife Ann Marie Onderko

Sunday, June 12 ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

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

GREEN SUNDAY: The Feast of the Pentecost is the day to pay our respects to our deceased. Father Walter will celebrate the Panakhyda Services at our Cemetery on this day, June 5th at 2:30 PM and afterward to St. Vladimir’s, ETA 3:45 pm. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family or friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest. 

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT BY ST. ANTIOCHUS

O Holy Spirit, most merciful Comforter: You proceed from the

Father in a manner beyond our understanding. 

Come, I beseech You, and take up your abode in my heart. 

Purify and cleanse me from all sin, and sanctify my soul.

Cleanse it from every impurity, water its dryness, melt

its coldness, and save it from sinful ways. 

Make me truly humble and resigned, that I may be pleasing to

You, and that You abide with me forever. 

Most blessed Light, most amiable Light, enlighten me. 

O rapturous Joy of Paradise, Fount of Purest Delight, my God, give

Yourself to me, and kindle in my innermost soul the fire of your love. 

My Lord, instruct, direct, and defend me in all things. 

Give me strength against all immoderate fears and against despondency. 

Bestow upon me a true faith, a firm hope, and a sincere and perfect love. 

Grant that I always do your most gracious will. Amen.

        

Sanctuary Light: No Request this week.

Transfiguration Of Our Lord Church will hold a fund-raiser to support Humanitarian Aid in Ukrainian.  SS PETER & PAUL (OUR PARISH) WILL BE PARTICIPANTS TO THIS Humanitarian Aid. There will be a Basket Raffle in conjunction with Transfiguration Church Fund-Raiser Flea Market on the anticipated dates of June 11, 18, & 25. The proceeds from the Basket Raffle will be for the Humanitarian Aid. Anyone interested in donating items SUCH AS lottery tickets, paper produces, nonperishable food, lotions, etc. or monetary will be greatly appreciated.  The Women’s Society will have a basket and one from the parish, so if a parishioner would like to contribute please inform one of the members. 

LASAGNA DINNER: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church W-B will hold a Lasagna Dinner on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, near the General Hospital Parkade in Wilkes-Barre.  This dinner will be Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Dinners will be $15 and will include; a generous portion of meat lasagna, garden salad, bread and dessert.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Pick-Ups will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle.  Remember…When Baba Cooks, Everybody’s Happy!





Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

28 05 2022

MAY 29, 2022

Saturday, May 28  FATHERS OF THE 1st ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

4:00 PM           ✞Jason Petry – Diane Petry

Sunday, May 29              SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE FIRST 

ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

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

Saturday, June 4  

 4:00 PM ✞Albert Ferkel – The Benjamin Evans Family

Sunday, June 5 Pentecost Sunday

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

Sunday, 2:30 PM Panachyda at Parish Cemetery


WE HONOR

  WE REMEMBER

REMEMBERING WITH GRATITUDE

AND PRIDE

ALL THOSE WHO SERVED

TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY

PRAYER FOR DECEASED AMERICAN VETERANS

To be recited on Memorial Day

O God who has said: “Greater love than this no man has, that a man lay down his life for his brethren,” have mercy on those whom we remember today: those who laid down their lives in behalf of our beloved country, especially those who among their number have shared with us the True Faith. You did call them to risk, and even lose their lives, for the safety of their brethren, so now preserve them from those terrible torments which await those who die in anger, or whom death surprises unprepared for that solemn moment. Teach us all the folly of war and the need to pray and sacrifice for peace among the nations by the return of sinners to You. May Our Divine Savior, the Prince of Peace, teach us the lesson of His Gospel and preserve us all from the horrors of war, and through His Most Pure Mother, the Queen of Heaven, may we all journey safely to our heavenly homeland.  Amen.                     

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week of

May 28 – June 4 by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

UKRAINE FUND-RAISER:  Transfiguration Of Our Lord Church will hold a fund-raiser to support Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid.  There will be a Basket Raffle in conjunction with the Church Fund-Raiser & Flea Market on the anticipated dates of June 11, 18, & 25.  The Basket Raffle will run the duration of the Flea Market.  All monies will support Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine.  We are asking for donations of wares or completed baskets to support this fund-raiser.  Additionally, many parishioners are donating plants, baked goods, signs, Ukrainian Items, birdhouses, etc. to sell with the Basket Raffle to support Ukraine, in addition to monetary donations. 

SS PETER & PAUL (OUR PARISH) WILL BE PARTICIPANTS TO THIS UKRAINIAN AID. Anyone interested in donating items SUCH AS lottery tickets, paper produces, nonperishable food, lotions, wine, etc. or monetary will be greatly appreciated.  The Women’s Society will have a basket and one from the parish so if the parishioner would like to contribute please inform one of the members. 

PRAYERS: Remember in your prayers the sick of the parish at home or in Nursing facilities or Hospitals.

GREEN SUNDAY: The Feast of the Pentecost is the day to pay our respects to our deceased. Father Walter will celebrate the Panachyda Services at the Cemetery on this day, June 5th at 2:30 PM. Try to be in attendance to pray for your family or friends who have fallen asleep to their eternal rest. 

ST. VLADIMIR’S CEMETERY:Father Walter will bless the graves at Saint Vladimir’s cemetery following the blessing in Plymouth, estimated time 3:45 pm. 





SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN

28 05 2022

MAY 22, 2022

Saturday, May 21 SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN  

4:00 PM        ✞Bernie Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann & Family 

 Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 22 SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN

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

                       Petitions to the Mother of God

Thursday, May 26 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD – with Myrovenya

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

Saturday, May 28 SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the 1st council

     4:00 PM           ✞Jason Petry – Diane Petry   

Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 29       SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the 

     8:30 AM first ecumenical council

                                   God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners  

Petitions to the Mother of God

THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022

The feast of the Lord’s Ascension always falls on a Thursday, on the fortieth day after Christ’s resurrection. This is one of the principal feast days of our Lord celebrating the memory of Christ’s Ascension into heaven and underscores its significance for us. St. John Chrysostom, in his homily on the Ascension says: “Today mankind is reconciled with God. The ancient battle and enmity have disappeared.  We, who were unworthy to live even on earth are now lifted up to heaven, we who do not even deserve earth, ascend to heaven and inherit the throne of the King and Lord.  Mankind, against which the cherubim guarded paradise, is now raised up above all the cherubim.”

O Lord, the apostles themselves were astonished when they saw You,

their God, ascending over the clouds as if sitting upon a throne.

Wherefore we praise Thee for Thy gracious mercy

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 21-28

By Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Michael Sirak.

Many open dates for the Sanctuary Light are available for your requests. This is a way to remember a loved one or in honor of a special occasion.  The Sanctuary Light burns for the week, Saturday to Saturday, and the requested donation is $15. Sign in today  for your request. 

WELCOME: We are privileged to have new Parishioners join our Parish Family: The Davenport Family, Mariya Palashchuk, Dennis Kachmarsky, Joseph & Teresa    Popowycz.  Welcome and we are glad to have you with us to pray and may we all have God’s blessings. 

North Anthracite Council LUC Meeting Announcement:

Members of  the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville.  2022 Membership $15/person renewal is being collected. It has been awhile since The LUC met, and looking forward to seeing  everyone. Any questions contact the council president: Dorothy Jamula 





13 05 2022

SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN

MAY 8, 2022 

MOTHER’S DAY

Saturday, May 7 All Living and Deceased Mother’s of the Parish

4:00 PM Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 8 MOTHER’S DAY

8:30 AM         SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN

All Living and Deceased Mothers of the Parish

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners  

Petitions to the Mother of God

Saturday, May 14

4:00 PM Petitions to the Mother of God

✞Albert Piston – Donna Aufiero

Sunday, May 15        SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

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

Petitions to the Mother of God

SANCTUARY LIGHT: There is no Sanctuary light request this week. 

WOMEN’S sOCIETY:  The Parish Women’s Society will meet Tuesday, May 10the in the church hall at 6;00 PM. All members please try to attend this meeting and new members are asked to join this church organization as we have lost a lot of the members and are now a few in number. The meetings are only once a month and it is for the good of the parish what work is accomplished. PLEASE JOIN.  

North Anthracite Council LUC Meeting Announcement:

Members of  the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville.  2022 Membership $15/person renewal is being collected. It has been awhile since The LUC met, and looking forward to seeing  everyone. Any questions contact the council president: 

Dorothy Jamula 570-822-5354

FLEA MARKET Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North River & West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre will hold a Flea Market & Homemade Food Sale, Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 8:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Tables for the sale are $10.  Call (570) 829-3051 to reserve your table by Thursday, May 12th.  Come out and sell your Spring Cleaning Treasures, or Browse our vendors’ selection of theirs.  Find a bargain and enjoy some good food from Baba’s Kitchen.  Chances will be sold for our Variety Basket Raffle.





29 04 2022

SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN

MAY1, 2022

Saturday, April 30

4:00 PM       ✞Ilya & Anastasi Kondyra – John Cienki

Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 1

8:30 AM SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners   Petitions to the Mother of God

Saturday, May 7

4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Mother’s of the Parish

Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 8        MOTHER’S DAY

SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN

All Living and Deceased Mother’s of the Parish

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

Petitions to the Mother of God

PRAYER CARDS: The basket of prayer cards, for the Ukraine, in the vestibule were given to our parish for you to read, keep or return to the basket. The cards were made by the students of Holy Redeemer School. We thank the students for remembering and praying for the people in Ukraine. 

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  There is no Sanctuary Light request this week. 

BUILDING/IMPROVEMENT FUND: Donations received from: M/M Emilio Talipan, Jr., M/M Eric Talipan and Jewel Johnstone for the Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Michael Kane. Thank you, your donations are always appreciated. 

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the parish Women’s Society will meet next Tuesday May10th in the church hall at 6:00 PM. Plans for the future rummage sale will be discussed and other church doings. Please, members and new members try to be present for this meeting. 





25 04 2022

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

ST. THOMAS SUNDAY 

APRIL 24, 2022

Saturday, April 23

4:00 PM ✞Robert Zeroka – Toni Hellard

Distribution of Artos and Myrovania

Sunday, April 24 SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

8:30 AM ST. THOMAS SUNDAY 

  Distribution of Artos and Myrovania

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners   

Saturday,  April 30 ✞Ilya & Anastasi Kondyra – John Cienki

4:00 PM                     

Sunday, May 1 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

      8:30 AM           The Myrrh-bearing women

                                  God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners   

Easter greeting: “Christ is risen! — Indeed He is risen!”

 is our proclamation of Christ’s glorious resurrection, and is the greeting used by the faithful until Ascension Thursday.

CHRIST IS RISEN!

KRISTOS VOSKRES!

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  There is no request this week for the  Sanctuary Light. 

THANKS:  God’s blessings on all who helped to make the Holy Days possible.  May the Risen Lord bless you.





EASTER – THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

15 04 2022

APRIL 17, 2022

Saturday, April 16 Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy

6:00 PM Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil

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Sunday, April 17 EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY

           11:30AM Divine Liturgy-Resurrection of Our Lord 

Bright Monday, April 18 BRIGHT MONDAY – Myrovania 

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

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Bright Wednesday, April 20. 

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Myrovania

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Saturday, April 23 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS 

4:00 PM Distribution of Artos – Myrovania

        ✞Robert Zeroka – given by Toni Hellard

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Sunday, April 24 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS 

8:30 AM            Distribution of Artos Myrovania      

          God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

May the resurrection

of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
fill you with joy
this Easter season and always!

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of April 16 – 23 is requested by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

NOTE OF GRATITUDE: Fr Paul Wolensky wishes to express his heartfelt thanks to Fr Walter and all the parishioners for their prayers for his healing, and for their warmth and kindness shown to him since he has been cantoring at the 4 pm Liturgies. 

    Fr. Paul wishes for all of you and your families, a Happy and Blessed Easter for the coming 40 days of Eastertide, as we all celebrate the victory of our Risen Lord over death and evil. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Christos Voskres! Voistynu Voskres! 

Why do we stand, and not kneel, from Easter to Pentecost?

In the tradition of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, we stand throughout the whole Liturgy from Easter to Pentecost. Despite the fact that other churches don’t this or “visitors…are surprised” does not change the fact that kneeling is not proper during this time.  In the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition, the action of kneeling and prostrating is a penitential posture. It is the position of a sinner seeking forgiveness. It is NOT a position of adoration (as it is in the West). This is why it is practiced so often in the Lenten season.

   Standing (the proper position of adoration in the Eastern Churches) on the other hand, in the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition, is the position of giving praise and thanks to God in the spirit of joy and happiness. Especially during the Paschal Season (Easter to Pentecost), the time for fasting, is over. It is the time of our salvation for “Christ is Risen!” We express our joy, thanksgiving and adoration for this fact and the fact that we who have “…been baptized into Christ and put on Christ” have also risen with Him.

A Celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection


It was love that nailed you to the cross that day
It was the love of the Father that pathed the way
It was obedience and love that you done the Father’s will
It was the power of resurrection that today you live still
It was you Sweet Jesus that paid the final cost
That whosoever will could have eternal life to not be lost
It is you that offers salvation to impart
It is you that wants to fellowship and live within our heart
It is you that sits at the right hand of the Father now
Watching over a sin sick world of many refusing to bow
Yet you with all your sovereignty knows the beginning to the end
Knowing someday every knee will bow
To You…the Lord of lords and King of kings
For you are the Alpha and The Omega, the beginning and end
The redeemer of the world that washes away our sins
The one that sticks closer to us than any brother
With agape love that can be felt like no other
So as we are here to celebrate the day of your Resurrection
I just want to send up praises for God’s perfect gift of salvation
I love you my Savior with every fiber of my being
As I look forward to the day of your face I will be seeing
I know it won’t be long for I can see the signs
As I anxiously await for my Savior Lord divine
Appearing in the clouds
Glory, honor and praise I give to you for this rebirth
Glory Hallelujah, Christ arose that day
The precious Lamb of God that takes our sins away
Glory Hallelujah, He lives forever more
And he is my Redeemer in whom I trust and adore

THE DAY OF RESURRECTION

april 17, 2022 A. D.

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED, HE IS RISEN!

KRISTOS VOSKRES!

VOISTYNU VOSKRES!

EASTER

Easter reminds us of the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date each year, as many holydays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year

    The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time. Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English. In Spanish, Easter is known as Pascua; in French, Paques. These words are derived from the Greek and Latin Pascha or Pasch, for Passover. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection occurred after he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew), the Jewish festival commemorating the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. Pascha eventually came to mean Easter.

Easter is really an entire season of the Christian church year, as opposed to a single-day observance. Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry, a time in which Christians believe he survived various temptations by the devil.. The week preceding Easter is called Holy Week and includes Maundy Thursday, which commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his disciples; Good Friday, which honors the day of his crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition between the crucifixion and resurrection. The 50-day period following Easter Sunday is called Eastertide and includes a celebration of Jesus’ ascension into heaven.

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XPUCTOC BOCKPEC!

CHRIST IS RISEN!

KRISTOS VOSKRES!

An Easter Prayer

Of all of God’s gifts
Easter shows us our fate
Forgiven we will rise
And pass through Heaven’s gate

This Easter remember
The sacrifice of a Son
And through His resurrection
Eternal life we have won

This Easter I pray
That the love of God
Is resurrected
Reborn, renewed