18th Sunday After Pentecost,

October 4, 2009

But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful.  (Luke 6:35-36)

DIVINE LITURGY / SERVICES SCHEDULE
Sat. Oct. 3 – 4:00 p.m. †Nicholas & †Katherine Antonishak – Antonishak Family
Sun. Oct. 4 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Mon. Oct. 5 – NO SERVICES
Tues. Oct. 6 – NO SERVICES
Wed. Oct. 7 – NO SERVICES
Thurs. Oct. 8 – 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy – No Intention Offered
Fri. Oct. 9 – 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy – No Intention Offered
Sat. Oct. 10 – 4:00 p.m. †Anna & †Paul Labuda – Mary Pensieri
Sun. Oct. 11 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Divine Liturgies for St. Vladimir (Edwardsville)
Saturday 6:00 p.m. English – Sunday 10:30 a.m. Slavonic

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (CONFESSION) – Before Liturgies or by appointment. Parish members should go to Holy Confession at least once a month on average, or more often if there is a serious or mortal sin. In case of a serious or mortal sin, one may not receive Holy Communion, until they have first gone to Confession and received absolution. For small or ‘daily’ sins, one may receive Holy Communion as often as once a day, provided they have made an examination of conscience, a sincere Act of Contrition and recite the Prayer before Holy Communion, found in the text of the Liturgy.
WELCOME – To all who are tired and need rest; to all who mourn and need comfort; to all who are friendless and need friendship; to all who are discouraged and need hope; to all who are hopeless and need sheltered love; to all who sin and need a Savior; and to whomsoever will, this Church opens wide its doors in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ To all who are worshipping with us today – WELCOME!
LITURGY REQUESTS – We ask that if you have dates on which you would like a liturgy offered that you make those requests as early as possible. Request for liturgy dates will be assigned in the order in which they are received. Contact the rectory office to make your requests.
STAYING IN TOUCH – If there is anyone who is regularly unable to attend liturgy but would like to keep in touch with what’s going on in the parish, please contact the rectory office about receiving a copy of the bulletin through the mail.
ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS – Anniversary Greetings to Ruth and Joseph Antonishak who will celebrate their 40th anniversary on October 10th. May God grant them long life, good health and happiness. MNOHAYA BLAHAYA LITA!
APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER MEETINGS RESUME – The October meeting of the Apostleship of Prayer will be held on Monday afternoon, October 5, 2009 starting with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 1:00 PM. New members welcome. Hostess for the meeting is Madolyn Mykulyn.
FINANCE COMMITTEE TO MEET – Members of the Parish Finance Committee will conduct their monthly meeting on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. in the basement of the church. Please notify Rita Katulka if you are unable to attend.
PARISH MEETING – Parish Meeting will change to Bi-Monthly, Starting in November. The meetings will be normally be held on the Fourth Tuesday of every other month. The November meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our Monthly parish meetings are held to discuss and coordinate cooperatively the work of the parish.
TURKEY-FEST ENVELOPES DISTRIBUTED – Reservation envelopes are being distributed this weekend and next for our 10th Annual Turkey-Fest. Please help us out in getting word out about the event. Tell your friends and neighbors and make plans to attend this year’s Turkey–Fest Saturday, November 7, 2009, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Please make returns with the collections. Contact Verna Kozicki for other reservation information (824-6090).
PRIZE DONATIONS – If you would like to make a donation for our raffle or one of our stands at the Turkey-Fest, please contact Stephen Mykulyn (825-0902).
KITCHEN DONATIONS – The following items are needed for the Turkey-Fest Kitchen, please contact Stephen Mykulyn if you’d like to make a donation. Canned Cranberry sauce, Pickles (dill & sweet), Olives (green and black), Coffee (regular and decaf), Soda 2-liter bottles, Margarine (in sticks), Low Salt Chicken Broth, Potatoes, W-B City Garbage Bags, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Dish Detergent, Sponges.
PYROHY – Some frozen pyrohy are still available for purchase. Please call Stephen Mykulyn (825-0902) to arrange to pick them up. Pyrohy are still just $5.00 a dozen.
PRINTED COPIES OF ‘THE WAY’ ARE AVAILABLE IN THE VESTIBULE
SPAGHETTI DINNER – Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover Section, Nanticoke is sponsoring its Annual Spaghetti Dinner to be held on Sunday, October 4, 2009 in the Church Hall, Bliss and Center Sts., from Noon – 4:00 PM. Tickets are $8.00 and may be purchased in advance until Wednesday, September 30th. Tickets will also be available at the door. However, all advanced sale tickets will be entered in a drawing for a bottle of wine and a quart of Mr. Gagliardi’s Secret Sauce. For tickets or more information, please call Jill Gagliardi at 824-4603. A Ukrainian Auction, featuring theme baskets – each with a homemade or handcrafted treat – is being held in conjunction with the dinner.
CARD PARTY/SOCIAL – The Blessed Virgin Mary Guild of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church will sponsor its 77th Annual Card Party/Social on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2:00pm in the Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton. A variety of door and nonplayer prizes will be awarded. Coffee and cake will be served. Admission $5.00. Tickets available at the door. Doors open at 1:00pm. Players are encouraged to bring their own cards and table games. The public is invited to attend. For information phone Kathleen Izak at 346-2414.
BERWICK CENTENNIAL – A cordial invitation is extended to join Saints Cyril and Methodius in Berwick on the occasion of their centennial celebration on Sunday, October 18, 2009, beginning with a divine liturgy concelebrated by his grace Metropolitan Stefan Soroka at 2:00 p.m. at the Church. Cocktails will follow at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Best Western Genetti’s, 1441 North Church Street, Hazleton, PA. Tickets are $40.00. Reservations must be made by calling Bill or Barb Nagy at (570) 389-0585 no later than October 4th.
LEAGUE OF UKRAINIAN CATHOLICS – The 71st Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA will be October 9-10-11, 2009. Bus pickup for those going will be Friday October 9th,  by 6:45 am at St. Vladimir’s in Edwardsville and by 7:30 am at SS. Cyril & Methodius in Berwick. Any additional information please contact  Dorothy Jamula  822-5354 or Janina Everett 759-2824.
PLYMOUTH RUMMAGE SALE – SS. Peter and Paul, U.C.C., Plymouth, PA will sponsor a Rummage-Flea Market Sale – Friday, October 9, 2009 – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday October 10, 2009 – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Church Hall 20 Nottingham St. Plymouth, PA. All great items, furniture, linens, glassware, etc. A litmited menu will be available for lunches. A Bake Sale of all home-made baked goods will be featured. Come and shop with us.
BERWICK CRAFT SALE – SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren Street & First Avenue, Berwick will hold their Annual Craft Sale on Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come shop for the holidays. Lunch will be available from 11:00 AM with a variety of ethnic foods and baked goods. Interested crafters should contact Janina (570)759-2824 (after 5:00 p.m.) or email: yankapysanky@yahoo.com. Tables are $15 per 8 foot table.
SILENT AUCTION – The Social Concerns Committee of the Catholic Community of North Wilkes-Barre and Holy Saviur / St. Christopher will sponsor a “Silent Auction” on Sunday, October 18th at Sacred Heart School Gym, 607 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. There is no admission fee. Tcket donation is $5.00, which entitles you to 25 tickets to bid on an assortment of new items for adults as well as children. Bidding will be from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and the drawing will start promptly at 2:00 PM. Door prizes will also be awarded. Homemade food will be sold. The Auction is open to the public.
SLOATSBURG JUBILEES – During the next two years the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate will be celebrating two milestones in their history. December 8th will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the American Province, under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception and during the coming year 2010, they will celebrate 75 years of ministry in the United States. The celebration of this double jubilee will take place during the weekend of December 11-13, 2009, being highlighted by a special Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving and a banquet. Adds are being sold for a remembrance book, please pick up a copy of the ad form in the back of the church. In addition the Sisters are embarking on a project to build a shrine to Blessed Josaphata (their foundress) on the grounds of their home in Sloatsburg.  The small chapel will be a place of prayer, open year round, where people could come to light candles and pray to Blessed Josaphata for her intercession before God. Memorial Pavers for the walkway leading to the chapel will be sold to help defray the costs of the construction. Forms to sponsor those pavers are also available in the back of the church.
A TRADITION 78 YEARS IN THE MAKING – Since 1931, the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great have hosted an annual Pilgrimage that focuses on the healing power of prayer and refreshing one’s spiritual self. This event, held on the Sister’s property in Jenkintown, PA brings together over 1,000 attendees each year. This year the Pilgrimage, Under the Protection of the Mother of God will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, October 4th from 10 AM to 5 PM. The full schedule of the day is available on the Sisters’ website – http://www.stbasils.com. The theme this year is, “Mother of God, Omophor of Life”, prompting us to see how Mary, the Mother of God, loves us, cares for us, and works to protect each of us and all life. Join us for this fantastic weekend – come for one service or stay all day! The services will be bilingual; Ukrainian and English.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
6:00 PM Mystery of Reconciliation (Confession)
7:00 PM Candlelight Procession
7:15 PM Akathist to the Mother of God
8:00 PM Young Adult Dialogue
Sunday, October 4, 2009
10:00 AM Mystery of Reconciliation (Confession)
10:30 AM Gather for Procession
11:00 AM Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
1 to 5 PM Food Service
1:45 PM Children’s Program
2:45 PM Procession / Moleben / Mystery of Holy Anointing (Healing)
BASILIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER – The Sisters of St. Basil the Great will present a series of Advent Evenings of Reflection. The topic will be “LIVING WITH GRACE AND DIGNITY IN  TODAY’S WORLD AND CIRCUMSTANCES”, Sister Marina Bochnewich, OSBM, Director of  the Basilian Spirituality Center will be the presenter. The series includes three sessions, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 – Touching Into Our Inner Wisdom, Tuesday, November 24, 2009 – With this Inner Wisdom Learning Boundaries and Balance, and Tuesday, December 1, 2009 – With Wisdom and Grace Reaching Out to Others. Sessions will run from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The donation for the series is $30.00. Please Register by November 12, 2009. The Basilian Spirituality Center is located at 710 Fox Chase Road Fox Chase Manor, PA 19046. For more information call 215-780-1227. The Sisters invite all to join them and others to reflect and pray.
WIN A NEW CAR – Saint Michael the Archangel, Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jenkintown is Raffling off a 2010 Mercedes C300 Sedan. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased by calling (215-206-3804 or 215-379-1377 or 267-934-4869). The drawing will be held on November 22, 2009 at 2:00 PM during St. Michael’s Praznyk Banquet at the Ukrainian Educational & Cultural Center in Jenkintown, PA. Winner need not be present to win. Must be 18 or older, winner is responsible for paying all taxes, title and registration, feature and model upgrades may be purchased by the winner.
BEQUESTS TO YOUR PARISH – Please remember SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre with memorial gifts and in your will.
SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR SIGN – Donations are being sought to defray the cost of a Saints Peter & Paul Parish Sign. If you would like to make a donation for this purpose, please place the donation with the collection using a Supplemental Envelope from the back of the Church and label it “Parish Sign”.
RENOVATION FUND – Should you wish to make a contribution to this fund please use the “Special Collection for Renovations to the Church Complex” envelopes that are available in the back of the church.

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