The Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church 695 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 Parish Office: 822-6028 Office Hours M-W-F 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Fax: 822-5423 Hall/Kitchen: 829-9288 Convent: 824-3973 www.StMaryWB.com E-mail: Pastor@StMaryWB.com Secretary@StMaryWB.com Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever! Served by Father James G. Hayer, Deacon Edward Frey, Deacon Basil Soroka, with the ministry of Sister Theodosia, OSBM and Sister Regina, OSBM Sunday, February 1, 2015—Sunday of the Prodigal Son Liturgical Schedule for this Week Saturday Evening, January 31st 4:00 PM Vespers with Liturgy (+Mary Laboda By Deacon Basil and Chris Soroka) February 1st Sunday of The Prodigal Son 8:30 AM Matins (Morning Prayers) 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (+Jenny Budzinski By Andy, Linda and Jonathan Kopcho) 11:15 AM Divine Liturgy (Intentions of our Parish Family) HOLYDAY SCHEDULE (Solemn) Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord with Blessing of Candles Monday, February 2nd 9:00 AM +Edward Adamczyk By Dolores D. Evans 6:30 PM +Margaret Witek By Irene Witek Tuesday, February 3rd 9:00 AM +Theresa Lukas By M/M Wilbur Shorts Wednesday, February 4th 9:00 AM +Christine Adamczyk By Sister, Dolores D. Evans Thursday, February 5th—No Liturgy 7:00 PM Advisory MEETING Friday, February 6th 9:00 AM +Sara Barna By Peggy and Cy Lesko Saturday, February 7th 9:00 AM ALL SOULS Commemoration 4:00 PM Vespers with Liturgy (+Basil and +Marie Rodack By Sister, Elizabeth) February 8th—Sunday of Meat Fare 8:30 AM Matins (Morning Prayers) 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Intentions of our Parish Family) S olemn Holyday and Blessing of Candles. On Monday we celebrate the Solemn Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, also known as the “Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna.” It marks the occasion when Our Lord was taken as an infant to be dedicated in the Temple. Simeon, the priest of the temple, recognized the infant Christ-Child as the Messiah. On this occasion, Simeon referred to Jesus as “a light to the revelation of the gentiles…” which is also what we sing in church at times, including at baptisms. It is also our tradition to BLESS CANDLES at this time as a reminder that the LIGHT of the World, Christ our God, is still with us, burning ever brightly in our hearts. Charitable Contribution Statement for 2014—will be available UPON REQUEST by calling the Parish Office at 570-822-6028 or emailing the office at Secretary@StMaryWB.com. Contributions for the Annual Bishop’s Appeal will be sent separately. Thank you for your generosity! IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK…Please remember Joe Marcin at General; Sophia Barna at Geisinger, Anthony Ortolani, Dorothy Krupsha, Andy Kozich, William Evans, Helene Walkowiak, and all those who are sick, suffering, the homebound, the lonely and all those who are in need of your prayers! First All Souls Commemoration is Saturday, February 7th …. Please sub- Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner —at St. Andre Bessette parish (our neighbors) on Ash Wednesday, February 18th from 4mit the names of your loved ones using the 6PM. Tickets ate $8.50 and must be purchased by envelope in your 2015 Offertory Envelope February 11th. Call Mary at 570-823-4988. Box. They will be remembered at all five All Souls Liturgies, the first one being ub-Deacon Lewis Rabayda will be ordained Deacon on Saturday, Feb 7th at 9AM. Sunday, February 8th at 11AM at Holy Ghost Church in Jessup, PA. There will be no 11:15 Liturgy on that day in our Last Week’s Gifts from Your parish. Holy Ghost Church is located at 313 First Ave., Jessup, PA 18434. SIGN-UP in Candle Room to attend. Generosity of Spirit! S Collection Dues Initial Holy Days Building and Reno. Candles Fuel ECL TOTAL: $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1596.00 ICON SHRINE CANDLE PRAYER LIST—Icon 160.00 Shrine Candles this week burn for the Blessed Mem15.00 33.00 ory of +Maryann T. Sakalas by Michele; Special In95.00 tentions of William B. Evans by Mom; Better Health 103.00 of Michelle Bridgland by Bill and Kathy Hall; In Memory of 186.00 +William Evans by Margaret; Better Health of Karen Sep72.00 koski by Mom; In Loving Memory of +John Shission by Jose2260.00 GOD BLESS YOU! To register for myEoffering visit www.stmarywb.com phine. If you would like to offer a burning candle before the icon shrine in church, either for the intention of yourself or someone you love, please use the special envelopes at the entrances of the Church. Requested offering is $5.
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