Sunday of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

October 11, 2009

…”Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him.” (John 17: 1-2)

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
Mon. Oct. 12 – 9:00 a.m. †Elizabeth Shelefka – Peter & Peter C. Shelefka
Tues. Oct. 13 – NO SERVICES
Wed. Oct. 14 – NO SERVICES
Thurs. Oct. 15 – NO SERVICES
Fri. Oct. 16 – 9:00 a.m. †Walter & †Anna Hrynkiw – Walter S. Hrynkiw
Sat. Oct. 17 – 4:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy – No Intention Offered
Sun. Oct. 18 – 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.
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 again this weekend 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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – The Cross Valley Religious Education program begins its 2009-2010 school year on Saturday, October 31, at 9:30 AM.  We welcome back returning students from last year and look forward to meeting new students this year.  Classes are free, and are held on Saturday mornings in the church school building at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, on River Street in Wilkes-Barre, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Families with school aged children grades one through eight are invited to participate.  Graduates of the program are invited to assist with the program’s various social, cultural and religious activities.  A schedule is available on our church bulletin board.  Please call Christine Mash at 735-1784 for more information.
SCRANTON PYROHY – Fresh Homemade Pyrohy (Pierogi) for pick up Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at St. Vladimir’s Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton, PA. Advance orders only. $6.00 per dozen. Place orders no later than Monday, October 12 by phoning 346-4164.
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: 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.
EASTERN CHURCHES CONFERENCE – The Brotherhood of Orthodox Christian Clergy of Philadelphia announces their 15 Annual Conference. The theme, “Divine Liturgy as Heaven on Earth “ will be presented by His Grace, the Right Reverend Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, New York. The Conference will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 4th & Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA. Everyone is welcome. Registration begins at 9:30 AM. for further information call 610-989-0519.
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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