Sunday After the Exaltation of the Cross

September 19, 2010

He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? (Mark 8:34-36)

He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it. This utterance of Jesus challenges all believers to authentic discipleship and total commitment to himself through self-renunciation and acceptance of the cross of suffering, even to the sacrifice of life itself. Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it . . . will save it: an expression of the ambivalence of life and its contrasting destiny. Life seen as mere self-centered earthly existence and lived in denial of Christ ends in destruction, but when lived in loyalty to Christ, despite earthly death, it arrives at fullness of life.  (From the Commentary of the New American Bible)

DIVINE LITURGY / SERVICES SCHEDULE
Sat. Sept. 18 – 3:30 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †John & †Mary Waslasky – Waslasky & Hall Families
Sun. Sept. 19 – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – God’s Blessing for Parishioners
Mon. Sept. 20 – NO SERVICES – Clergy Retreat
Tues. Sept. 21 – NO SERVICES – Clergy Retreat
Wed. Sept. 22 – NO SERVICES – Clergy Retreat
Thurs. Sept. 23 – NO SERVICES – Clergy Retreat
Fri. Sept. 24 – 8:00 a.m. †Pauline Zurek – Melnyk Family
Sat. Sept. 25 – 3:30 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary
4:00 p.m. †Pauline Zurek – Mary Anne Mudrak
Sun. Sept. 26 – 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

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.
MARRIAGE BANNS (2nd ANNOUNCEMENT) – Jessica Lynn VanDyke of West Nanticoke, PA, daughter of William and Rose VanDyke, Pittston, PA and John Robert Lawzano of West Nanticoke, PA, son of John and Ann Marie Lawzano, Wilkes-Barre, PA announce their banns of marriage. The couple will be married in our church on October 16, 2010.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS – Birthday Greetings to John Lawzano (9/21) and Michael Mykulyn (9/21). May God grant them long life, good health and happiness. MNOHAYA BLAHAYA LITA!
PASTORAL COUNCIL TO MEET – The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 6:30 PM in the basement of the church. All members are asked to attend.
RUMMAGE SALE – Our Rummage Sale will be on hold until March. Sale items will continue to be collected however and will be sorted and stored in the Auditorium of the school until that time. 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 has completed work on our entrance and parking lot. The total cost of these projects was $28,978.00. 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– 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.

AROUND THE DEANERY

SCRANTON PYROHY SALE – Homemade Pyrohy Sale, Sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Completely made from scratch – all fresh ingredients, not frozen. Saturday, October 2, 2010, pickup beginning at 1:00pm. $7.00 per dozen. St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, Scranton. Advance orders please: call 346-4164. Order deadline: Monday, September 27th.
SPAGHETTI DINNER – Transfiguration Church, Nanticoke, announces their Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in the Church Hall. This year it will be all-you-can-eat spaghetti (eat-in only) served with meatballs, salad, rolls, butter, our delicious homemade desserts, beverage and complimentary glass of wine. Tickets are $8.00 in advanced and $10.00 at the door and are on sale now. You may purchase tickets in the Church basement after Liturgy this Saturday from Johanna Longenberger, from Gerry Adamchak or by calling Jill Gagliardi at 824-4603. All advanced sale tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, September 29, 2010.
BERWICK CRAFT SALE – SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren Street & First Avenue, Berwick will hold their Annual Craft Sale on Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come shop for the holidays. Lunch will be available from 11:00 AM with a variety of ethnic foods and baked goods. Interested crafters should contact Janina (570)759-2824 (after 5:00 p.m.) or email: yankapysanky@yahoo.com. Tables are $15 per 8 foot table.
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.

FROM THE ARCHEPARHY

LITYURGICAL MUSIC WORKSHOP – Professor Joseph Roll will be offering a Liturgical Music Workshop on the REQUIEM SERVICES on November 5-7, 2010 at Presentation of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church hall in Lansdale. Cost for the workshop is $125.00 which includes meals, books and classes. To register please contact Fr. Daniel Troyan at (215)922-2917.

IN AREA CHURCHES

SLAV FESTIVAL – Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 310 Mifflin Avenue, Scranton will hold a Slav Festival, September 30th through October 2nd, 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Rain or Shine. Ethnic Lunch, Thursday & Friday 11:00am to 2:30pm. Live music each evening, culminating Saturday evening with John Steaven and the Double Shot Orchestra! Beer tent, steamed clams, basket raffles, the Wheel and more.
VISITING ICON – Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God will be visiting from Hawaii as a blessing of the faithful and a consolation to the ill and afflicted. Monday, October 25th. Entrance of the Iveron Icon and Service of Intercession at 6:00pm. Following the service all present will have the opportunity to venerate the Icon and receive anointing with the Holy Myrrh.

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.

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