2nd Sunday after Pentecost

June 6, 2010

“As He was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:18-20)

Sat. June 5 – 3:45 p.m.  Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †John & †Mary Waslasky – Waslasky & Hall Families
Followed by a short Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sun. June 6 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Followed by a short Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Mon. June 7 – NO SERVICES
Tues. June 8 – NO SERVICES
Wed. June 9 – 9:00 a.m. †Walter & †Anna Hrynkiw – Walter S. Hrynkiw
Thurs. June 10 – 9:00 a.m. †Walter & †Anna Hrynkiw – Walter S. Hrynkiw
Fri. June 11 – 9:00 a.m. †Walter & †Anna Hrynkiw – Walter S. Hrynkiw
Sat. June 12 – 3:45 p.m.  Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †Adam Kuren – Mr. & Mrs. Peter Morika
Followed by a short Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sun. June 13 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Followed by a short Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS – Birthday Greetings to Michael Demko (6/10). May God grant him long life, good health and happiness. MNOHAYA BLAHAYA LITA!
FATHER PAUL GUTHRIE, OFM – Rev. Paul Guthrie, OFM fell asleep in the Lord this week, June 1st, in Milwaukee. Fr. Paul Guthrie served our parish and other parishes throughout the archeparchy, substituting for priests on vacations. During his most recent visit with us, two summers ago, Father was more than happy to assist in not only the liturgy but also came and lent a hand with a fund raising dinner. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 6th at Holy Dormition Monastery chapel in Sybertsville, PA. Priest’s Parastas will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, June 7th at 10:00AM at the monastery chapel. May God grant to his servant, †Rev. Paul Guthrie, OFM rest in the bosom of Abraham and eternal repose with the saints. Veechnaya pamyat!
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.
PARISH APPEAL PETER’S PENCE – In his latest encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI reminds the faithful that “God’s love…gives us the courage to continue seeking and working for the benefit of all” (Caritas in Veritate, no. 78) The Peter’s Pence Collection gives U.S. parishioners a chance to unite in solidarity with the Holy Father, the faithful worldwide, and those most in need of charitable love. The Holy See uses the Collection proceeds to provide emergency assistance and aid to the most disadvantaged around the world. Please be generous in the Collection and, in doing so, cast the love of Christ upon the world. In June our archdiocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides the Holy Father with the assistance he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Through your generosity, with Pope Benedict we can cast the love of Christ upon the world. Peter’s Pence Collection Envelopes are included in your box of regular collection envelopes, they are blue and dated June 27, 2010. Our parish donation goal is $175, Please help us to exceed our goal.
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.)
L.U.C. MEETING – The North Anthracite Council League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet, Sunday, June 13, 2010. SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Warren Street at First Avenue, Berwick will host the meeting. Moleben Prayer Service is at 2:00 p.m. followed by general session and fellowship social. For additional information, contact Dorothy Jamula, President, at 570 822-5354 or AndrJm5@aol.com
FLOWER BED FOR NEW SIGN – Father Orest is looking for Time, Labor and Material donations to add a flower bed below our new parish sign. If you can and would like to help with this project, please contact Father Orest.
PARKING LOT IN NEED OF REPAIR – At recent Pastoral/Finance Council and General Parish meetings a consensus of opinion has been formed, that work is needed to repair the Parish Parking Lot. Father Orest is in the process of gathering information on having repairs done to the lot. Those wishing to assist the Parish in this project by providing ideas or thoughts about the work or in securing additional bids are asked to please contact Father Orest.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR PARKING LOT – As many are aware our Parish Parking Lot is in need of repair. These repairs will be costly, but are necessary to provide a safe surface for our parishioners and friends to traverse on their way to services and events. Preliminary estimates for the work are around $30,000. Please consider making a special contribution to help defray the costs.
HELP NEEDED WITH CEMETERY – Father Orest is seeking a volunteer to help manage cemetery matters. Those interested should contact Father to discuss duties and responsibilities.
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.
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.
FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP – The 21st Annual Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop will be conducted Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ukrainian Homestead, Route 209, Lehighton, PA. The workshop is sponsored by the Ukrainian-American Heritage Foundation and will provide beginner through advanced instruction for ages 5 and up. Andrij Dobriansky (New York City) will be the guest instructor for the Advanced Classes. Yurij Dobriansky (New York City) will be the guest instructor for the Beginner Classes. For information call Paula Holoviak (570) 708-1992 or email holoviak@epix.net, Sandra Duda (610) 377-7750 or Joe Zucofski (570) 622-8056. Register by June 12, 2010.
BISHOP’S HEALTH – Archbishop Stefan Soroka conveys his heartfelt gratitude to the hierarchy, clergy, religious and faithful for their prayers for his health and healing. He has completed the forty radiation treatments and is confident that the necessary healing is taking place. The power of prayer was evident in the very minimal side-effects experienced by Archbishop Stefan throughout the treatment. He was able to fulfill his regular responsibilities energetically. God bless all for their thoughtful caring and prayers! Let us all pray for those in need of healing.
SUMMER CAMP – The Office of Evangelization, in conjunction with the Ortynsky Spirituality Center, will be offering a Children’s Summer Church Camp from July 19 through July 23, 2010. The Camp will be held at the Ortynsky Spirituality Center and the Treasury of Faith Museum in Philadelphia, for grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade. All children are welcome and invited. The day will begin at 10:00AM and end at 3:30PM. There will be a Children’s Liturgy on Saturday July 24th at 4:30PM in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral to celebrate the ending of the Church Camp week. The theme for the week will be ” Jesus, The Bread of Life” . The children will have faith based classes in the morning & afternoon. There will be music, games, outdoor activities, lunch & snacks served daily, and special seminars on soccer, and special visitors. The cost for the week is $25.00 for Ukrainian Catholic parishioners and $35.00 for non-parishioners. There will be a planning meeting on May 27 at 6:00PM at the Ortynsky Spirituality Center, adjacent to the Cathedral at 830 N Franklin Street Philadelphia. We are going to be in need of volunteers to help with the different grades, clean-up, lunch preparation, play-time/story time with the children, and assisting the instructors. The event coordinators are Archpriest Daniel Troyan, Fr. Myron Myronyuk, and the Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God and seminarians Walter Pasicznyk and Roman Sverdan. For more information and questions, please contact Fr. Dan at the Spirituality Center at 215-922-2917.
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, Hazleton, PA 18201, call (570)455-0643 or email StMichaelUCC@aol.com.
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.


You have graduated! Congratulations to you! The Church shares in your happiness in this happy and significant accomplishment in your life. Yes, you succeeded, with a lot of good help and guidance. All of our successes are due to more than our own personal effort. God was there throughout the journey with His loving presence. It is His grace which enables you to have the spiritual strength to appreciate your studies and to achieve graduation. So, make a special effort to thank God in His holy Church. While you are there, remember in a special way in your prayers the dedicated teachers and administrators of your school. Recall how they were patient and tolerant with you, and how they offered their words of instruction, correction and encouragement. They wanted the best for you and they are proud to see you graduate. Your parents and your family members deserve a special place in your prayers in Church. They offered their love and encouragement for your success. They enabled your maturing in the process of completing your educational goals. You did not journey alone. Give praise to God and thanksgiving for the gift of the people who journeyed with you.
So many people are especially proud of you at this time of your graduation. They will continue to want only the best for you. God only wants the best from you. He created you and inspires you to be your best. Be happy and proud of your achievement! Rejoice in it. Let it be an inspiration for you to accomplish many more great things in your life. Pray to the Holy Spirit for the confidence and strength to pursue your dreams in life. We pray that your success will lead you to surrender yourself to God’s service of His people as a priest, as a religious sister, or as a loving and dedicated member of God’s holy Church. Our Blessed Mother rejoiced in her saying ‘yes’ to God. Know of her love and comforting presence with you in your daily life, and at this happy time of your graduation.

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