Rev. Roman Petryshak, Pastor
706 N. Warren Street
Berwick, PA 18603
|Saturday, January 5th, 2019 - Great Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great - 5:30 pm - Members of the Sacred Heart Society - Pat and Gina McLaughlin
Sunday, January 6th, 2019 - Theophany of Our Lord - 10:30 am - God's Blessings and good health for all Parishioners; Great Blessing of the Holy Water
Monday, January 7th, 2019 - 8:30 am - God's Blessings and Good Health for Vasyl Petryshak and Family - Fr. Roman
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 - 8:30 am - God's Blessings and Good Health for Veronica Milo - Bill and Barbara Nagy
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 - No Liturgy
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 - 8:30 am - +Mary Lopahsanski - Barry Lopashanski
Friday, January 11th, 2019 - 8:00 am - Private Intention - Fr. Roman
Saturday, January 12th, 2019 - 5:30 pm - God's Blessings and Good Health for Bill and Baraba Nagy - Pat and Gina McLaughlin
Sunday, January 13th, 2019 - Sunday After Theophany - 10:30 am - God's Blessings and good health for all Parishioners
Come into this Church.
Bring all you are, no need to check your failures at the door.
There are no perfect people here.
You are invited:come.
Come in seeking; come in wondering; come in hurting.
Come into this house of worship, companionship, and compassion.
Come in. You are welcome here.
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church opens its door to you
and in the name of Christ, our Lord, bids you welcome.
O Lord Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd, as you once gathered lost sheep that they might hear Your voice and be your flock, so also today graciously look down from heaven upon our parish community, and send down on it your Holy Spirit, that it might be a place to receive the joy of Your Good News. Strengthen us with your presence, and always gather us together in prayer. Grant us the spirit of serving others, so that in our parish all might encounter You, the merciful God. Bless our spiritual leaders with Your wisdom, and inspire us to generously give of our time, talents and treasure for the building up of Your Kingdom. Unite us in peace and harmony, as befits Your community of love. Instill in us a missionary spirit, and let our parish community shine with the light of the Gospel, with prayer and good works, inviting all to share in the divine life, so that Your Name, O Savior, may be praised, together with Your eternal Father, and your most-holy, good and life-giving Spirit. Amen.
There are people who come to church early to pray and meditate before the Divine Services begin. There are also those who choose to stay afterwards to do the same. Please refrain from unnecessary talking, both before and after the Divine Services, so that an appropriate atmosphere of prayer in God's Holy House may be maintained.
Sunday/Holy Days: $961.00
Christmas Flowers: $40.00
January 20th - Epiphany Dinner
February 3rd - Children's Liturgy and Sunday Social
Please remember in your prayers those who are sick or infirm in our parish: Ceola Coleman, Helen Mackes, Petro Panczyszyn, Mae Sylvia, Joan Serafin, Sophie Maliesky, Catherine Kalanick, Gloria Schechterly, Ann Zinich, Lottie Fedorco, Dorothy Koscelnick, Mary Ezzyk, Katie Eckhart, Peter Horvat, and Albert Everett. In the event of an emergency you may contact Fr. Roman at 570-855-5141.
Divine Liturgy Intentions
Divine Liturgy intentions are available for not only the deceased, but for other intentions such as Good Health on birthdays, anniversaries, for the ill or hospitalized or any special intention you may have. Please see Fr. Roman after Divine Liturgy to schedule your intentions.
Altar Flower Sign-Up Sheet
Parishioners are reminded of the sign-up sheet for weekly altar flowers on the bulletin board in the vestibule. Our Parish has the custom of remembering deceased loved ones, anniversaries, etc. by sponsoring flowers to decorate our church. If you desire a particular week, please sign your name and dedication as soon as possible before it is taken.
Preparation For Holy Confession
Holy Confession is appropriate whenever an Eastern Catholic Christian feels the need for it. It is also part of our total spiritual preparation during the fast periods leading up to the great feasts of Easter, Christmas, Dormition of the Theotokos, and the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul. However, Holy Confession is especially necessary:Prayers and Cards Requested
1. When a serious sin has been committed;
2. When a habitual sin has overwhelmed a Christian, or
3. When a Christian has stopped growing spiritually and needs a reexamination of priorities.
How can one prepare for Holy Confession? Preparation for Holy Confession is a prayerful examination of feelings, throughts, words, acts, attitudes, habits, values, priorities, goals, direction, and way of life. This prayerful self-examination includes not only personal religious life, but also family relationships, social activities, job conduct, business dealings, political commitments and even recreational pursuits. Our entire existence should be lived under the light of the Holy Spirit in order to affirm our true selves in Christ who has given us access to God's mercy and forgiveness and who has taught us to live for God's glory.
Please help Holy Family by clipping box tops for Education from a variety of commonly used household products. Please place box tops in the envelope on the bulletin board in the back of the Church.e Proper Reception of Holy Communion
The proper way to receive Holy Communion in a Ukrainian Catholic Church is as follows: approach the priest closely so that he does not have to reach too far, tilt your head back slightly, open your mouth wide (just like at the dentist) and do not extend your tongue. The priest should be able to drop the precious Body and Blood into your mouth from a golden spoon without touching any part of your mouth. Hands are recommended to be crossed over your breast and a sign of the cross should be made immediately before the reception of Holy Communio Altar FlowersAlAlAlhen Ill or Hospitalized
Days of Abstinence
Recently, several people have asked about the fasting and abstinence rules of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Each Sui Iures Church within the communion of the Universal Catholic Church is responsible to set it's own fasting and abstinence rules. Therefore, the rules of the Roman Catholic Church, for instance, will vary from the rules of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Briefly, for members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, all Fridays of the year are days of abstinence from meat except those Fridays called "Free Fridays" when abstinence is not prescribed. These usually follow major Holy Days such as Easter and Christmas and are recognized by the absence of a fish on our Parish calendars that we distribute each year. Other days of abstinence include Christmas Eve, the eve of Theophany, Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14th and Holy Saturday. Days of fast from meat and dairy products include the first day of Lent and Good Friday.
Boyer's Caring and Sharing
Please remember to continue to use your Caring and Sharing key chain card upon checkout whenever shopping at Boyers IGA. This program gives 1% of all purchases back to our church twice a year.