20th Sunday After Pentecost

October 18, 2009

“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”  (Luke 8:5-8)

DIVINE LITURGY / SERVICES SCHEDULE
Sat. Oct. 17 – 4:00 p.m. +Frank & +Sophie Klemovitch – Antonishak Family
Sun. Oct. 18 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Mon. Oct. 19 – NO SERVICES
Tues. Oct. 20 – NO SERVICES
Wed. Oct. 21 – NO SERVICES
Thurs. Oct. 22 – 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy – No Intention Offered
Fri. Oct. 23 – NO SERVICES
Sat. Oct. 24 – 4:00 p.m. Health of Betty Duda – Mike & Joan Labuda
Sun. Oct. 25 – 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.
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 have been distributed for our 10th Annual Turkey-Fest.  We ask that you make your returns by November 1st.  Returns can be made with the weekly collections.  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.  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.
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.
PRINTED COPIES OF ‘THE WAY’ ARE AVAILABLE IN THE VESTIBULE
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.
RUMMAGE-FLEA MARKET – SS. Peter and Paul, Ukrainian Catholic Church will continue their Rummage-Flea Market Sale in the Church Hall, 20 Nottingham St., Plymouth, PA on Saturday, October 24, 2009 – 9 AM to 2 PM. Many new items have been added and are available for the sale.
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.
NIGHT AT THE RACES – The Catholic Community of North Wilkes-Barre will sponsor a Night at the Races on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Sacred Heart School Gym, 607 N. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Post time will be 7:00 PM. Admission is $3.00. Food and beverages will be served. If you wish to purchase a horse, call 823-4988 for further details. For every 5 horse you sell, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100.00 VISA gift card. Two $100.00 cards will be awarded. Anyone 21 years of age and older are welcome.
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.
125TH ANNIVERSARY IN SHENANDOAH – Fr. Oleksandr Dumenko and the Parish Family of St Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church in Shenandoah extend a warm and cordial invitation to all who would like to join them the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of First Ukrainian Parish in America in 1884. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will take place on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2pm with Archbishop Stefan Soroka as Main Celebrant. The Jubilee Banquet will take place immediately afterwards at St. Nicholas Catering Hall, Route 901 Primrose, Minersville Pa,. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to this event, please contact Debra Blaschak at 570.544.6579 or blaschak@comcast.net.  If you have questions about the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, please contact Rev. Oleksandr Dumenko at 570.462.0809 or stmichaelsukrainian@verizon.net.
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.
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.
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.

CEMETERY RULES & REGULATIONS
Out of respect for all parish families and their deceased members, these rules and regulations were designed for the uniform appearance, ease of maintenance, safety, and cleanliness of our cemetery. Please give your full co-operation. Thank you.
All decorations, including unplanted and artificial flowers, must be removed before March 31 or be subject to removal. Christmas decorations must be removed by January 31.
All stone, metal, and other borders around monuments or memorials are prohibited. Only low borders, one inch above ground level, are permitted in front of hillside graves in order to prevent erosion.
No shrub or tree planting is allowed.
Loose stone and / or gravel are prohibited on any grave plot.
Persons causing any damage to cemetery property will be liable.
No dumping on the cemetery grounds or beyond the perimeter.
No walking pets through the cemetery.
No trespassing on cemetery property after hours. Cemetery hours are 7:00 AM to sundown.
These Rules Effective Immediately.

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