Pentecost Sunday

May 23, 2010

And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. (Acts 2:4)
“We have seen the true light, we have received the Heavenly Spirit, we have found the true faith, we worship the undivided Trinity, for It has saved us.”  (Strichera of the Solemn Vespers of the Feast)
The glorious feast of the resurrection concluded with a feast also most glorious and great – and that is, the feast of the Pentecost.  After the Nativity and the Resurrection of our Lord this feast belongs to the greatest feasts in the Ecclesiastical Year.  The Descent of the Holy Spirit is, as it were, the seal on the work of the salvation of the human race accomplished by the Son of God On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit himself anoints the Apostles as preachers of the Good News of Christ.  On this day the Church was born and began to function.  The Holy Spirit ever guides, enlightens, sanctifies and preserves her on the path of truth. (Julian J. Katrij, OSBM, A Byzantine Rite Liturgical Year)

PENTECOST – GREEN SUNDAY – The Descent of the Holy Spirit
Sat. May 22 – 3:45 p.m.    Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †Nicholas Kozicki – Verna Kozicki
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
Sun. May 23 – 8:30 a.m.    Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
1:00 p.m. Panakhyda & Blessing of Graves At the PARISH CEMETERY
Mon. May 24 – 10:30 a.m. †Daniel Kuzminski – Alice Parker
Tues. May 25 – NO SERVICES
Wed. May 26 – 9:00 a.m.    †Walter & †Anna Hrynkiw – Walter S. Hrynkiw
Thurs. May 27 – 9:00 a.m. †Barbara Pleshach – Karl Drapivsky
Fri. May 28 – 9:00 a.m.    †Mary Katulka – Rita Katulka
Sat. May 29 – 3:45 p.m.    Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †Michael & †Anna Yatison – George Yatison
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
Sun. May 30 – 8:30 a.m.    Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Followed by a short Moleben to the Mother of God
MEMORIAL DAY (at the Church)
Mon. May 31 – 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Those who gave their life in service to Our Country
Divine Liturgies for St. Vladimir (Edwardsville) – Saturday 6:00 p.m. English,  Sunday 10:30 a.m. Slavonic

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.
PENTECOST GRAVE BLESSING SERVICES – A Panakhyda and blessing of graves will be held 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.
MEMORIAL DAY DIVINE LITURGY – A Divine Liturgy will be offered on Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day) at 9:00 a.m. for All who gave their lives for Our Country.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS – Birthday Greetings to Bonnie Chudoba (5/25) and Nellie Golden (5/29), who celebrated birthdays last week.  May God grant them long life, good health and happiness.  MNOHAYA BLAHAYA LITA!
FLOWER THANK YOUS – Our thanks to Rita Katulka and Mary Ann Waslasky who have donated flowers during the month of May.
FATHER GUTHRIE IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS – Fr. Paul Guthrie who has served our parish and other parishes throughout the archeparchy, substituting for priests on vacations, is suffering from prostate cancer that has spread.  Fr. Paul is 87 and currently resides at Queen of Peace Friary, 2281 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, WI 513105.  We are told that although Father has lost 20 pounds, he remains in good spirits and still gets around with the help of a walker.  Please pray for him and send him a note or a card.
GENERAL PARISH MEETING – (NOTE DATE CHANGE) A General Parish Meeting will be conducted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Basement.  All are welcome.
BULLETIN DEADLINE – Our parish secretary will be on vacation the week of June 14th.  Announcements for the June 13th and 20th bulletins must be submitted by Thursday June 10th at noon in order to be published.
EMERGENCY RECTORY RENOVATIONS – Father Kunderevych reports that emergency renovations to alleviate health hazards from the parish rectory have been completed.  Although the Archbishop had approved up to $15,000 in parish funds to be spent for work and bills associated with the renovations, only $8,723.22 was spent.
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.
EWTN BROADCAST – UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY:  A Light in the East, An in -depth look at the Ukrainian Catholic Church’s effort to cultivate renewal by rebuilding the Ukrainian Catholic University.  Airs July 25th at 10 p.m., July 27th at 1 p.m. and July 29th at 5 a.m. (60 mins.)
MONTH LONG FLEA MARKET – The Catholic Community of North Wilkes-Barre will conduct a Flea Market at St. Stanislaus Church Hall, 666 N. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.  The Flea Market will be open on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 and continue through the month of May.  Hours for the Flea Market will be 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on weekdays and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays.  The Flea Market will be closed on Sunday.  Additional merchandise will arrive daily.  In conjunction with the Flea Market, a light lunch will be served.  Homemade haluski, wimpies, and hot dogs will be available for sale.
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. MICHAEL’S HAZLETON – Saint Michael Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will be celebrating its 100th Year Centennial Anniversary with a Pontifical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 31, 2010.  A celebratory banquet will be held immediately following the Divine Liturgy at Carmen’s Country Inn, located in Drums, Pennsylvania.  The Saint Michael Centennial Anniversary Committee will be publishing a commemorative anniversary book as part of our celebration.  This book will include a history of our parish, its organizations, and the role Saint Michael Parish plays in the community of Hazleton and its environs.  Interested in placing an ad contact Centennial Anniversary Committee, Saint Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, 74 North Laurel Street, Hazelton, PA 18201, call (570)455-0643 or email
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 $: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.
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
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.

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