Sunday of the Paralytic Man

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat and walk.” Immediately the man became well, took up his mat
and walked. (John 5:8,9)

The Church shows us that just as the poor paralyzed man was healed after 38 years of sickness, so every sinner can be spiritually cured from his sin and infirmities, if he turns with faith to the Risen Christ. The Holy Fathers of the Church affirmed the bathing pool, which was named Bethesda in Hebrew, represents the Sacrament of Penance.

DIVINE LITURGY / SERVICES SCHEDULE
Sat. Apr. 24 – 4:00 p.m. †Caroline Kuren – Mr. & Mrs. Peter Morika
Sun. Apr. 25 – 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Mon. Apr. 26 – 9:00 a.m. NO SERVICES
Tues. Apr. 27 – 9:00 a.m. NO SERVICES
Wed. Apr. 28 – 9:00 a.m. †Anna Iwaniw – Audrey Evanchick
Thurs. Apr. 29 – 9:00 a.m. †Walter & †Anna Hrynkiw – Walter S. Hrynkiw
Fri. Apr. 30 – 9:00 a.m. †Margaret Sefcik – Rita Katulka
Sat. May 1 – 4:00 p.m. †John & †Mary Waslasky – Waslasky & Hall Families
Sun. May 2 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy & Myrovania – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Divine Liturgies for St. Vladimir (Edwardsville)
Saturday 6:00 p.m. English – Sunday 10:30 a.m. Slavonic

Christ is Risen! – Indeed He Is Risen!

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!
REMINDER – KNEELING – As is our custom, from Easter until the Pentecost the faithful will stand at services during those times when they would normally kneel. In this way we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. For those whom, due to health concerns, standing for long periods is not possible, sitting is permitted.
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.
EARLY LITURGY FOR SHROUD TRIP – On Sunday, April 25th, liturgy will be moved to 8:00 AM to accommodate those traveling to Philadelphia to see the reproduction of the shroud.
CEMETERY NOTES – Now that the weather is warming up please take a moment and visit our cemetery and remove any wreaths, flowers or other items that may have been left to adorn the grave of your loved ones. Remember that there is no trash pick-up at our cemetery and no receptacles for trash either. Please take any rubbish with you and dispose of it properly at home.
PENTECOST GRAVE BLESSING SERVICES -A Panakhyda and blessing of graves will be conducted on Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at our parish cemetery on Blanchard Street in Plains. Envelopes may be deposited in the collection next weekend, on Pentecost or offered at Cemetery.
PROFITS REPORTED – At last weeks meeting of the Activities Committee the following reports were made regarding March Fundraising. Rummage Sale, Gross Income: $3,677.30, expenses: $497.68, Net Income: $3,179.62. March Pyrohy Sale, Gross Income: $2,657.00, expenses: $448.65, Net Income: $2,208.35. The income from these events will be transferred to the Parish Account to help cover expenses. Over thanks to all who worked so hard to help to raise these funds for our church.
MOTHER’S DAY CARNATIONS – On Mother’s Day weekend May 8th and 9th we will again support the efforts of the Pro-Life Center in defending human life by participating in the 32nd Annual Carnation Drive. All proceeds will aid mothers and babies. Suggested donation is $1.00.
THE SHROUD OF TURIN BUS TRIP – Those attending the Shroud of Turin Bus Trip to Philadelphia are reminded that the bus will be leaving the Churchyard at 10:30 AM. It is anticipated that we will leave Philadelphia about 3:30 PM.
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. 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.
CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL – The annual Catholic Home Missions Collection will be made this year on Sunday, April 25th in our parishes, using specially prepared envelopes sent to the parishes. Our archeparchy typically collects approximately $9,000, but receives annually $100,000 in grants from the Catholic Home Missions. The funds are used for the operation of the seminary, for Communications, and The Way, and for Evangelization, Religious Education and Youth Programs. Please give a donation for this collection because we want to help the dioceses needing extra support. All parishes should participate as we all are beneficiaries!
Right here in the United States, some diocese are unable to provide fundamental pastoral care for their faithful. These “home mission” diocese cannot support an adequate number of priests. They cannot afford funding for youth ministry programs or religious education. Last week there was a special collection envelope included with the bulletin. This week we take up a collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Help strengthen the Church at home with a generous donation. Additional envelopes will be available in the vestibule.
APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH – Tips for Summer Camp Safety.  Summer is almost here. School is almost out, and a whole host of new opportunities for recreation and relaxation awaits. Maybe you are sending your children to a music or sports camp. Or maybe they have been invited to a friends to go camping in the mountains or at the beach. Whatever the situation, it is important to remember that parents still have the responsibility of controlling access that new people will have to their children. If your children are attending a summer camp, insist that every counselor or anyone who might have access to your children has undergone an application process that includes a criminal background check and reference checks.
For information on how you can become more informed and involved in keeping our children safe, please call: Fr. Andriy Rabiy at 215.873.6162 or 215.627.0143.
ICON OF THE GREAT FAST AND HOLY WEEK – SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  An Examination of the spiritual significance of the Icons of Extreme Humility: The Bridegroom, The Deposition of Christ, The Crucifixion and the Liturgical use of these icons in the Divine Services of the Great Fast and Holy Week. The presenter for the program is Rev. John Ciurpita is currently the Pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chester, PA and also serves the community of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Clifton Heights, PA. He is Chair of the Liturgical Commission of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and has worked in the fields of Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue. Father John is on the Advisory Committee for the Basilian Spirituality Center. He has done retreat work, workshops and days of reflection, centering on the season of the Great Fast and preparing for the feast of the Resurrection. Please register by April 26, 2010, Donation $25.00 per person. Send registration to; Sr. Marina, OSBM, Basilian Spirituality Center, 710 Fox Chase Road, Fox Chase Manor, PA 19046, For information call (215)780-1227.
RETREAT HOUSE – Interested in getting away from it all and meeting God in the quiet of nature? Information about the St. Clare Retreat House at the Holy Dormition Friary in Sybertsville, PA is available in the vestibule of the church.
TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN DINNER – Sunday, May 16, 2010, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M.: The Presentation of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church will host “A Traditional Ukrainian Dinner” at its social hall, 1564 Allentown Road, Lansdale (Towamencin Township), PA. Enjoy generous portions of tasty homemade Ukrainian ethnic foods and baked goods: Pyrohy (Ukrainian pierogies); Holubtsi; Ukrainian Kielbasa Sausages, Sauerkraut, Breads, Beverages, and Desserts. Also, enjoy displays and demonstrations of Ukrainian folk arts and crafts by artists: Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs); Vyshyvanky (embroidery) and Gerdany (beadwork jewelry), all of which will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10.00 per person at the door with seating in the social hall. For advance tickets or more information, call Mike at (215) 715-4871.Take-outs are available.
ST. VLADIMIR CENTENIAL – You are cordially invited to attend the Centennial Anniversary of the founding in 1910 of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania.  Sunday, July 18, 2010, Solemn Divine Liturgy at One Thrity in the afternoon in Saint Vladimir’s Church, 70 Zerby Avenue.  Main Celebrant will be His Grace The Most Reverend Stefan Soroka Metropolitan – Archbishop of Philadelphia.  Centennial Jubilee Banquet will follow at The Knights of Columbus 59 Parry Street, Luzerne.  Roast Chicken-Breaded Pork Chop-Veal Parmigiana.  Open Bar starting at 3:30 p.m. Beer & Soda only.  Dinner at 4:30 p.m.  Banquet Tickets Adults $39.00 children under seven years free children seven and over adult price.  Advance tickets may be purchased by sending a check with full payment for the amount of guests attending to: St. Vladimir Centennial Banquet C/O Helen Nazarek, 70 Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville, PA 18704.  (make checks payable to St. Vladimir” Centennial Banquet) for more information call Helen at 570.655.2815 or Diane Stelmack at 570.817.6790.  For seating purposes, please print the first and last name of each guest.  ABSOLUTELY NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PAYMENT IN FULL.  The very last day to purchase banquet tickets is July 11, 2010.  All ticket sales are final – no refunds.
BEQUESTS TO YOUR PARISH – Please remember SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with memorial gifts and in your will.
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.
FROZEN PYROHY AVAILABLE – Several dozen individually frozen pyrohy remain from our March Lenten Sale. They may be purchased after liturgies or by contacting Stephen Mykulyn 825-0902.
$5.50 / DOZEN
PRINTED COPIES OF ‘THE WAY’ ARE AVAILABLE IN THE VESTIBULE

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