SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND MAY 21, 2017

31 05 2017

Saturday, May 20
4:00 PM ✞Bernie Kachinko – Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, May 21 SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, May 25 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD – HOLY DAY
OF OBLIGATION
9:00 AM + Sallie Halloway Blount – Halloway Family
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myravania

Saturday, May 27
4:00 PM ✞ Paul A. Kachinko Sr. – Cheryl Kachinko & Family

Sunday, May 28 SUNDAY OF THE fathers of the
8:30 AM first ecumenical council
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Morning Prayer

God our Father,
As I wake up, I realize that you are ushering in another day, untouched and freshly new. So, as I start this new day, I come to you in Prayer and ask that you will renew my mind and forgive the things I did wrong yesterday. I make a fresh commitment today that I will bring every thought and every imagination into the captivity and obedience of Jesus. Help me to be a branch that abides on the vine, to lean on you and to draw strength from You. 
Today, in the face of all trials, tests, temptations, and tribulations, I will cut to pieces the snare of the enemy by speaking the Word of God, which will cause the enemy to flee from me and I will use my shield of faith to quench all the enemy’s fiery darts. I will pay no attention today to a suffered wrong, and I will take no account of an evil done to me, but will instead walk in love, seek peace and conduct myself in a manner that is pleasing to You.
Give me the wisdom and guidance and understanding today to be a Godly example to others, to reach out and help someone today, and to share Your Word with someone today, thus planting seeds that will someday bring a lost one to You, Father.

Finally, I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, as I go forth.

In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
May 20 – 27 by Mary Ann Kachinko and Family in memory of Bernard Kachinko.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for the Bouquet of flowers donated this week by Mary Ann Kachinko and Family in memory of Bernard Kachinko.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Anna Bosack who was called to her eternal rest. May she rest in peace. Vichnya Pamya!

BUILDING FUND: Donation made to the Building/Improvement Fund was received by Paul & Marion Rose. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

OFFICE COPIER: Our Parish office is in dire need of a new copier. The copier is used for all the bulletin print outs, financial reports, etc. We are looking into prices for a new or a good used machine. If anyone would like to donate to this cause, it would be sincerely appreciated. Further information will follow as we receive it.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: Plans are in the making for a Rummage Sale in the fall.
Items are being accepted from anyone who wishes to contribute. Either bring to the Church or call a member to have a pick up. It’s that time of the year when we all try to clean out the clutter, so let us collect your stuff for this sale.





FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN MAY 14, 2017

11 05 2017

Saturday, May 13 God’s Blessings on all Living and Deceased Mother’s of 4:00 PM SS Peter & Paul, U.C.C. Church

Sunday, May 14 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, May 18
9:00 AM ✞All Departed Souls of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish

Saturday, May 20
4:00 PM ✞Bernie Kachinko – Mary Ann Kachinko & Family

Sunday, May 21 SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 13 – 20 by The Halloway Family in memory of all deceased members of the Halloway family.

SVIACHENE: Many thanks to all who attended our Parish After Easter Dinner. 51 people were served a good dinner with all the desserts, etc. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Father Walter’s mother, Mrs. Pasicznyk, and Nicholas his brother joined us for a pleasant visit. Thanks to all who helped with the preparations, serving and clean up for this dinner. The Chinese Auction conducted by Mary Ann Kachinko was a great success. Homemade Paska, made by Mary Oshirak & Charlie Drazba, was presented to the winner on each table. All our desserts were homemade and delicious. God Bless all!





SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN MAY 7, 2017

7 05 2017

Saturday, May 6
4:00 PM ✞Geraldine Kizis Acceta – The Family

Sunday, May 7 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
2:00 PM Parish Sviachene

Thursday, May11
9:00 AM ✞All Deceased Souls of SS Peter & Paul Church

Saturday, May 13 God’s Blessings for All Mother’s
4:00 PM Living and Deceased of SS Peter & Paul, UCC Parish

Sunday, May 14 SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO JUST LISTEN
THEN JUST PRAY

Start the day with prayer and a commitment to conquer any difficulties that happen and a firmer commitment to not let them conquer you.
Lord, bless me with all that I need to make the best of every situation.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 6-7 by Al Ferkel God’s blessings for good health for Bernadine Wolf.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene – After Easter Dinner will be held this Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 PM. Tickets purchased and all who intend to be present will enjoy a day of friendship and food. Thank you to all who participate in our parish functions.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. All members please try to be present.

LUC MEETING: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville, PA. Discussion will focus on hosting Convention 2017 which will be held the weekend of October 6, 7 and 8 in Wilkes-Barre. 
For additional information contact Dorothy Jamula, President or any LUC member of the parish.

LOTTERY TICKETS: We certainly want to thank Mike Sinko for all his efforts in selling the Lottery Tickets for the month of May. Mike placed himself in front of different Food Markets to sell as many as he could. It is very difficult to try to get people to sell the tickets, as a few of our sellers are no longer with us. We thank all those who purchased and sold tickets. Watch your numbers and good luck.

THANKS: The flower beds, etc. look real nice thanks to Anna Magill, Sonya Dempsey, Catherine & Charles Halloway and our good man Dave Youells who also cut down a lot of the growth on the banks. New mulch was purchased by the Women’s Society and the cleanup was all voluntary. Also we wish to thank the few women and men who came out to help clean the Hall and to all those who helped with the preparations for the Sviachene Dinner. May God bless you all with good health.





SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN APRIL 30, 2017

7 05 2017

Saturday, April 29
4:00 PM ✞Julia Wido – Daughter Denise & Ed Kuklewicz

Sunday, April 30 SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Thursday, May 4
9:00 AM ✞All Deceased members of SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian
Catholic Church
Saturday, May 6
4:00 PM ✞ Geraldine Kizis Acceta – The Family

Sunday, May 7 SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SICK OF THE PARISH: Please remember to pray for the sick of the parish, in hospitals, those in nursing facilities and at home.
Easter greeting: “Christ is risen! — Indeed He is risen!” is our personal proclamation of Christ’s glorious resurrection, and is the greeting used by the faithful until Ascension Thursday.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
April 29 – May 6 by Al Ferkel for God’s blessings for good health for Barbara Marsellas.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being held next Sunday, May 7, 2017 in our Church Hall at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 8-12. Bring your family and friends for this dinner to celebrate the Easter Season. Deadline for tickets is this Saturday, April 29th. No tickets will be sold at the door. The dinner consists of a platter with Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, vegetable and serve yourself on the table will be Kilbasi, mushrooms, red beets, bread & butter, beverage and dessert. We are requesting desserts by our wonderful bakers and dessert makers. Chairman of the Chinese Auction is Mary Ann Kachinko. Your donations are appreciated.

LOTTERY TICKETS: This week the May Lottery will begin. If you did not purchase your chance to win, now is the time.

New York Trip: Seats are available for the May 21 LUC bus trip to New York City – we’ve had cancellations due to illness, therefore there are four seats still available. Contact Paul Ewasko





SUNDAY AFTER EASTER ST. THOMAS SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2017

7 05 2017

Saturday, April 22
4:00 PM Health and God’s blessings Alyssa Baumann
from Nelson & Donna Warren

Sunday, April 23 SUNDAY AFTER EASTER – St. Thomas Sunday
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, April 27 No Liturgy because of Clergy Conference

Saturday, April 29
4:00 PM ✞Julia Wido – Daughter Denise & Ed Kuklewicz

Sunday, April 30
8:30 AM SUNDAY OF The Myrrh-bearing women
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 22-29 by Paul & Marion Rose in honor of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Becky Molecavage for the bouquet of flowers this week in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

SCIACHENE: Our Schiavene Roast Beef dinner is Sunday May 7th in the Church Hall at 2:00 PM. Reservations must be in by April 29th. Tickets are available $15 Adults and $8 Children under 12. Please if you plan to attend make your reservations so that preparations can be made. Hope to see all of our Parish Family in attendance.

CONGRATULATIONS: Our Best Wishes are extended to Paul & Marion Rose who are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Mnohya LIta!

DONATION: Our thanks to Catherine Halloway for her donation of $170 for the purchase of the priest Stichar (Alb).





RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD ~ EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2017

14 04 2017

Saturday, April 15 HOLY SATURDAY
6:00 PM Procession / Resurrection Matins / Easter Divine Liturgy Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, April 16 EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY
11:30 AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
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Bright Monday, April 17
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Myrovania.
Bright Wednesday, April 19
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Myrovania; + Irene Kowal 40 days – Olympia Pasicznyk
Bright Friday, April 21
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Myrovania +Paul Kachinko – Cheryl Kachinko & Family
Saturday, April 22 BRIGHT SATURDAY Distribution of Artos –
4:00 PM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Health and God’s blessings Alyssa Baumann from Nelson & Donna Warren
Sunday, April 23 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
8:30 AM Distribution of Artos – Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

ANYONE WHO CANNOT WALK IN THE PROCESSION – PLEASE, IF YOU CAN LEAVE THE CHURCH AND REMAIN OUTSIDE BY THE DOOR OR IN THE CRYING ROOM. THE EMPTY CHURCH REPRESENTS THE EMPTY TOMB OF OUR LORD. THANK YOU.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 15- 22 by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.
Altar flowers: Our thanks to Cheryl Kachinko for the bouquet of flowers donated for Friday of this week in memory of Paul Kachinko.

FLOWERS: To all who contributed in their Easter flowers envelopes to help with the purchase of the Easter Lilies, many thanks and God’s Blessing for you.

THANKS: Our thanks to all who were so kind to donate their time for the preparation of our church services and helping in any way to make this Holy Season joyous for all to give praise to our Risen Christ.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) is being held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in our Church Hall at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Bring your family and friends for this dinner to celebrate the Easter Season. Deadline for tickets is April 27th. No tickets will be sold at the door. Chairman of the Chinese Auction is Mary Ann Kachinko. Your donations are appreciated.

DONATIONS: We express our sincere thanks for the donations received: From Stephen and Gloria Udiski $25 each toward the Sitchar (Alb). $100 donated to the parish Building Fund from Mike and Helen Kowalick. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.





PALM SUNDAY APRIL 9, 2017

6 04 2017

Saturday, April 8 ✞Steve Kowalick – Mike & Helen Kowalick
4:00 PM Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches
Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil

Sunday, April 9 PALM SUNDAY – Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, April 12
4:00PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – Plymouth, PA

Thursday, April 13 HOLY THURSDAY
3:00 PM Matins of the Passion of Our Lord
Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 14 Good Friday
1:00 PM Vespers – Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ

Saturday, April 15 HOLY SATURDAY
1:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets (Church Hall)
6:00 PM Service at the Grave, Resurrection Matins, Divine
Liturgy, Blessing of Artos, Myrovania, Food blessing.

Sunday, April 16 EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY
11:30 AM Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil and Food blessing.

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Appreciation: We thank all who brought the Willow branches and all who helped tie the Palm & Branches. Your help is always appreciative. God’s blessing to all.

SATURDAY OF LAZARUS Saturday before Palm Sunday
Every day of the Great Fast has its special liturgical features. The same must be said of its Saturdays and Sundays which are dedicated to some event in the life of Jesus Christ, His Blessed Mother and the Church or the Saints.
The special characteristic of the sixth week of the Forty Days Fast is that it spiritually prepares us for two great and glorious events in the life of Jesus Christ: the resurrection of Lazarus from the dead to which are dedicated the Saturday before Palm Sunday, and the triumphal entry into Jerusalem of our Lord Jesus Christ, which the Church celebrates on Palm Sunday, also known as Flowery Sunday.
In our liturgical books this week bears the name – the Week of Palms (i.e., palm branches), flowers or blossom-bearing week. The dominant theme of the services of this week is the ending of the Great Fast and the preparation of the faithful for the great miracle of the raising of Lazarus from the dead and Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
May this great and wonderful miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus strengthen also our faith in the divinity of Christ and our sharing in Jesus’ resurrection. That same Christ, who raised the four-day Lazarus from the dead, in His own time, will raise us also to a life of eternal happiness. He Himself assured us of this when He said: “I am the Resurrection and Life. Whoever believes in me, even though he dies, shall live!”

The spiritual meaning of Palm Sunday
The Jews wanted to see their messiah in power and glory. Accordingly, Jesus Christ, by raising Lazarus from the dead and by His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, gave them clear proof of His Divinity. When He entered Jerusalem, the entire city was thrown into commotion saying: “Who is this?” But the crowds kept on saying: “This is Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.’”
The honor given to Christ lasted for only a brief moment, for His betrayal by Judas, His rejection by the people, His condemnation by the Jewish leaders, His passion, the way of the cross and crucifixion followed in quick succession. These very same people who, on Sunday cried out, “Hosanna”, within a few days would be crying out: “Crucify Him.”
Palm Sunday teaches us the instability of worldly glory and the vanity of earthly happiness. Joy and sadness here on earth are two inseparable sisters. Therefore, if we wish one day to have a share in the triumph of Christ in heaven, we must first undergo a Passion Week and a Golgotha with Him here on earth. Only then, will we be able, like Him, to joyfully enter into everlasting triumph.

Finally, my brothers, your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous, or worthy of praise. Live according to what you have learned and accepted, what you have heard me say and seen me do. Then will the God of peace be with you.

Transfiguration of Our Lord (Nanticoke) HOLY WEEK
Holy Monday, April 10, 6:30PM The Presanctified Divine Liturgy.
Holy Tuesday, April 11 6:30PM The Presanctified Divine Liturgy.
Holy Thursday, April 13 6:30PM Matins of the Holy and saving Passion of our Lord.
Passion Friday, April 14 5:30PM Vespers with the Placement of the Holy Shroud.
Holy Saturday, April 15 3:00PM Blessing of Paschal Food (in parish hall).
Resurrection of our Lord – Pascha, April 16 7:00AM Service at the Grave, Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Artos, Myrovania.
Bright Tuesday, April 18 9:00AM Divine Liturgy, Myrovania.
Bright Thursday, April 20 9:00AM Divine Liturgy, Myrovania

A Prayer For Palm Sunday
On this day of great rejoicing, Lord Christ, when we welcome You as our King and Savior, we also walk in the shadow of Your cross. Hosanna! We cry. Blessed are You who comes in God’s name to save us. Hosanna!
Strengthen our faith on this Palm Sunday so that when the time comes to carry the cross we might still call out to You with heartfelt praise. Give us the grace and the courage to follow You this Holy Week from death to resurrection, from darkness to the fullness of light. We need You, O Christ, our Savior. Hosanna! Amen.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 4 – 15 by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her mother Anna Kolotelo.

DONATION REQUEST: Father Walter had to purchase a new Stichar (Alb, the white garment for under vestments). The cost is $170. If anyone would like to make a donation toward the cost it would be greatly appreciated.

HOLY WEEK – Please remember that help is needed to participate in the Holy Week services. Holy Thursday, 3:00 PM, Good Friday, 1:00 PM and Resurrection Services Holy Saturday, 6:00 PM. Help will be needed to set up the grave after the Holy Thursday evening services. Try to lend a helping hand. Sign up sheet is in the vestibule for Adoration. Time to spend with God. Give an hour of your time for HIM.

ROAST BEEF DINNER: Our parish family will sponsor a Roast Beef dinner on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in the Church Hall. Tickets are available and reservations must be made. No tickets will be sold at the door. The dinner will consist of Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable, kilbosi, red beets, mushrooms, dessert and beverage. Our request for desserts of any kind will be appreciated. Chinese Auction gifts are also needed. Tickets are $15 Adults and $8 ages 8-12. Hope to see all our parishioners, their friends and family there to share a day of friendship.