Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

May 2, 2010

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13,14)
On His way to Galilee, Jesus stopped to rest at “Jacob’s well”, near Sichem, a town twenty miles north of Jerusalem. Samaritans were a mixed race introduced into Palestine by the Assyrians after Sargon II destroyed the city of Samaria in 722 B.C. The woman was surprised, when Jesus, a Jew, asked her for water, for the Jews avoided the Samaritans as heretics. Converted by Christ, the sinful woman left the world, retired into the desert and led such an austere and penitential life that she became a Saint, known as St. Photina.
Sat. May 1 – 4:00 p.m. †John & †Mary Waslasky – Waslasky & Hall Families
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
Sun. May 2 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
Mon. May 3 – NO SERVICES
Tues. May 4 – NO SERVICES
Wed. May 5 – 9:00 a.m. †Ann McHale – Alice Parker
Thurs. May 6 – 9:00 a.m. †Walter & †Anna Hrynkiw – Walter S. Hrynkiw
Fri. May 7 – 9:00 a.m. †Barbara Pleshack – Karl Drapiensky
Sat. May 8 – 4:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy – Youth of Our Parish
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
Sun. May 9 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
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.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS – Birthday Greetings to Ted Mykulyn (5/2). May God grant him long life, good health and happiness. MNOHAYA BLAHAYA LITA! – KRISTOS VOSKRES!
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.
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 – Our Thanks to Michael Labuda for his efforts in planning last weeks bus trip to Philadelphia. The visit to the Cathedral, the Shroud presentation by Father Myron and the tour of the Treasury of Faith Museum were most informative and enjoyable.
PRESENTATION OF FLOWERS TO THE HOLY THEOTOKOS – We ask that the children of the parish attending Liturgy next Saturday participate in the presentation of flowers to Our Most Holy Mother before the Liturgy. The Children will process into church along with the Initiates and present flowers before the icon of the Blessed Mother.
CAKE & COFFEE SOCIAL – Please join us in celebrating the Youth of our parish at a Cake and Coffee Social, following the English Liturgy next Saturday.
L.U.C. NEWS: MAY MEETING ANNOUNCED – Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 20 Nottingham St., Plymouth, will sponsor the next meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the L.U.C., on Sunday, May 16, 2010. Prayer Service begins at 2 p.m., with meeting and fellowship social to follow. Everyone is welcome at our meetings: members, parishioners, friends, and neighbors. Members, please plan to attend, and please bring along a new member! We are also reaching out to members who have not attended in a while – please come to our May meeting! We miss you! Saints Peter & Paul Church and Hall in Plymouth are air-conditioned and easily handicap accessible.
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.
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 – Thank you for your support of the Catholic Home Missions Appeal!! Because of your generosity, the Appeal will be able to provide funding for evangelization, religious education, youth ministry, and other essential services in poor diocese. You have made a difference for the Church in the United States by strengthening the Church at home. To learn more about how your money is making a difference through Catholic Home Missions, please visit IF YOU HAVEN’T YET MADE YOUR DONATION, YOU MAY DO SO WITH NEXT WEEKS COLLECTION. Extra Envelopes are in the vestibule.
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.
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.
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 Thirty 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.
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.
BEQUESTS TO YOUR PARISH – Please remember SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with memorial gifts and in your will.
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

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