23rd Sunday After Pentecost

November 8, 2009

While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer.”
On hearing this, Jesus answered him, “Do not be afraid; just have faith and she will be saved.” (Luke 8:49-50)

Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel & All Angels – November 8, 2009
Saint Michael (Michael means “Who is like God”) is the leader of the heavenly hosts and the greatest adversary of Satan. Under his leadership the faithful Angels defeated Lucifer, the chieftain of the rebellious angels. This feast was instituted at the time of emperor Constantine the Great in the fourth century.
Saint Michael became patron of Kiev, capital of Ukraine, since the early days of Christianity in our country. The Church honors all the angelic choirs on the same day, when it pays a tribute of honor to their leader, St. Michael. My Divine Friend, Rev. Michael Schudlo, CSSR.

DIVINE LITURGY / SERVICES SCHEDULE
Sat. Nov. 7 – 4:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy – No Intention Offered
Sun. Nov. 8 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Mon. Nov. 9 – NO SERVICES
Tues. Nov. 10 – NO SERVICES
Wed. Nov. 11 – NO SERVICES
Thurs. Nov. 12 – 9:00 a.m. †Varvara – Karl Drapievsky
Fri. Nov. 13 – 9:00 a.m. †Varvara – Karl Drapievsky
Sat. Nov. 14 – 4:00 p.m. †Varvara – Karl Drapievsky
Sun. Nov. 15 – 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.
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS – Birthday Greetings to Mary Mazur Burke (11/8), Michelle Demko (11/11) and Sandy & Stephen Mykulyn (11/14). May God grant them long life, good health and happiness. MNOHAYA BLAHAYA LITA!
HELP NEEDED – Please consider coming out to help out with our pyrohy project on November 17th and 18th. Breakfast refreshments and lunch are provided. Come and join in the fellowship of working to help support your parish.
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.
ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE MEETING – The November Meeting of the Activities Committee will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church. All are welcome to attend and participate.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – There will be classes again next weekend, Saturday, November 14th in the church school building from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
CHRISTMAS CAROL SING-ALONG – Mark your calendars, the Choir of Saints Peter and Paul, Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre will hold their annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the church.
PRINTED COPIES OF ‘THE WAY’ ARE AVAILABLE IN THE VESTIBULE
HALUPKI (PIGGIE) DINNER – SS. Peter & Paul, Ukrainian Catholic Church will sponsor a Halupki (Piggie) Dinner in the Church Hall, 20 Nottingham St. Plymuth, PA on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Serving will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Take-outs from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Dinner will consist of 2 Piggies, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Tickets are available $8.00 Adults and $4.00 Children under 12. Make your reservations by calling Ann at 829-4202 or Mary Ann at 779-4502.
ST. VLADIMIR SCRANTON DINNER – The annual autumn dinner sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish of Scranton PA will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2009 beginning at 12:30pm in the Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue. Menu includes a complete homemade turkey dinner. Take-outs will be available, but must be picked up between 11:00am and 12noon. Tickets: $11.00 Adults; $5.50 Students ages 6 thru 12 years; Children 5 years and younger are free. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Kathleen Izak at 570 346-2414 no later than Sunday, November 8th. Divine Liturgy on that Sunday will be celebrated at 10:30am.
TURKEY BINGO – Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover Section, Nanticoke is sponsoring its Third Annual Turkey Bingo on Sunday, November 22, 2009. in the church hall, Bliss and Center Sts. Doors open at 12:00 with Early Bird at 1:00. Admission is $2.00 and prizes will be cash and turkeys. Food and beverages will be available for purchase along with homemade baked goods. For more information contact 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 Bingo.
MALANKA 2010 – The 6th Annual Ukrainian New Year Dinner Dance – MALANKA – will take place on Friday evening, January 15, 2010, 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton. Michael Trusz and Kathleen Izak are serving as chairman and cochairman respectively. Tickets are $40 and can be obtained by calling Dr. Michael Labuda at 820-7105. Dinner buffet will include borchsh, holubchi, chicken Kyiv, kobasa, pyrohy and more, along with a cash bar. Dancing to the internationally known orchestra Fata Morgana and a late night champagne toast are also included.
HAM & KIELBASA DINNER – St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church will hold a Ham & Kielbasa Dinner on Saturday, November 14th, in their Social Hall Cafeteria, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. Menu will include Ham & Kielbasa, Potatoes, Dessert & Beverage. Adults $8.00, Children (Under 10) $4.00. Service 5-8 PM (Takeouts (3-4 PM).
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.
UKRAINIAN DANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM – The Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company will perform at the Anderson Center for the Arts, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, on Wednesday, November 18th at 8pm. This choreographically explosive treat was a complete sell-out when the company previously appeared at the Anderson Center. Tickets – General Public: $41; Senior Citizen: $36; Student: $21. For tickets and information, call 607-777-ARTS or order online (http://www2.binghamton.edu/anderson-center/upcoming-shows.html). Box Office is open weekdays, noon-5:30pm.
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.
MANOR COLLEGE – Manor ‘America’s Premier Two-year Catholic College’, located in Jenkintown, PA, will sponsor an Open House/Career Day on Sunday, November 8th, at 11:00 a.m. This event will also feature seminars on Career Planning and Financial Aid. Special scholarships are available for students of Ukrainian heritage. Manor is founded by the Ukrainian Sisters of St. Basil the Great. For more information or directions, please call: (215)884-2216 or visit us at http://www.manor.edu.
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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