September 5, 2010
“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to them “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
DIVINE LITURGY / SERVICES SCHEDULE
Sat. Sept. 4 – 3:30 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †Dave Williams – Marion Williams, Children & Grandchildren
Sun. Sept. 5 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Mon. Sept. 6 – NO SERVICES
Tues. Sept. 7 – 9:00 a.m. Health of Bob & Alice Parker – Sereyka Family
NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS (Solemn Holy Day)
Wed. Sept. 8 – 6:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy, Myrovania
†Pauline Zurek – Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mykulyn
Thurs. Sept. 9 – 9:00 a.m. †Betty Duda – Mr. & Mrs. Michael Molotoris
Fri. Sept. 10 – 10:30 a.m. †Pauline Zurek – Jim, Dyann & Jason Wasilewski
Sat. Sept. 11 – 3:30 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †Pauline Zurek – the Choir of Saints Peter & Paul
Sun. Sept. 12 – 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
The Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God – Solemn Feast Day
The Church does not have the custom of celebrating the earthly birthday of the Saints of God, but rather celebrates their heavenly birthday, that is, the day of their death which, for them, is the beginning of eternal life. She does make exception, however, for the two greatest Saints in the Church the most Pure Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. We celebrate not only their heavenly birth, but also their birth on earth.
One of the great feasts we celebrate at the beginning of the Liturgical Year is the feast of the Nativity of the most Holy Mother of God (Theotokos). As is evident from the words of the troparion of this festival, it is a joyful and significant feast. It is joyful because it is the birthday of the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and earth. It is significant because it places before our eyes the great truth of our holy faith concerning the Divine Motherhood of the most Pure Virgin Mary, from whom “shone forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.” The morning star has risen, therefore, the rising of the sun is not far off. The sublime name of the feast given in our liturgical books also indicates the great significance of this feast: “The Nativity of our most Holy Queen, the Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary”. (Julian J. Katrij, OSBM, A Byzantine Rite Liturgical Year)
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 Joseph Antonishak Sr. (9/3), Arthur Long (9/7), Madolyn Mykulyn (9/9) and Jaclyn Chudoba (9/11). Anniversary Greetings to Madolyn & Michael Mykulyn (9/6). May God grant them long life, good health and happiness. MNOHAYA BLAHAYA LITA!
ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE MEETING – The September Meeting of the Activities Committee will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM in the lower level of the church. All are welcome to attend and participate.
RUMMAGE SALE POSTPONED – Please note that our Rummage sale has been postponed. However Rummage sale items are STILL being accepted. Please bring your items to the school hall before or after the liturgy. Save your brown paper grocery bags and bring them with your rummage as well.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR PARKING LOT UPDATE – Stell Enterprises continues its work on our entrance and parking lot. The total cost of these projects is $28,978.00. Our thanks to Anizyya, Aleksandr and Maryana Smaga for their donation of $100 for the parking lot work. Please consider making a special contribution to help defray the costs. Special Collection envelopes are available in the church vestibule.
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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – If you are interested in assisting with religious education instruction during the 2010-2011 school year, please contact Christine Mash, at 735-1784, or 239-8893.
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– EWTN will broadcast, Ukraine-Seeds of Faith, on October 15th at 3:00 AM & 6:30 PM. Explore the challenges and blessings with the influx of seminarians in Ukraine in recent years.
RUMMAGE SALE – Items are Still Needed for our Rummage Sale. New or Used HELP US FILL THE HALL!
ANNUAL TURKEY-FEST – Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre will hold their Annual Turkey-Fest, Saturday, November 6th in our school hall. MARK YOUR CALENDAR.
The Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great invite you to join them to celebrate the Seventy-Ninth Annual Pilgrimage to the Mother of God. Saturday, October 2, 2010, 6:00 PM – 8 PM, Sunday, October 3, 2010, 10 AM – 5 PM. Guest homilists; Saturday – Very Rev. Robert Hitchens; Sunday – Most Rev. Paul Chomnycky, OSBM. With the presence of The Most Reverend Stefan Soroka, Metropolitan-Archbishop, Ukrainian Catholic Hierarchy and Clergy. Theme: Let it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). Surrender to God’s call.