Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin May 5, 2024

FRI MAY 3 Great Vespers. Велика Вечірня.

  • Procession with the Holy Shroud. Винесення Плащaниці.
  • Commemoration of the Burial of Christ @ 5:00 PM

SAT MAY 4 Great and Holy Saturday. Страстна Субота. Vesperal Liturgy of

  • St. Basil the Great. Вечірня і Літургія св. Василiя Великогo.
  • Blessing of Food Baskets after the Liturgy @ 12:00 (noon)

SUN MAY 5 The Glorious Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus

  • Christ. Пасха. Воскресіння Христoве. ВЕЛИКДЕНЬ.
  •  Paschal Services will commence with Midnight Office
  •  Matins of the Resurrection. Утреня Воскресіння.
  • Divine Liturgy of Blessed Pascha. Святa Літургія @ 6:00 AM
  • (Blessing of Food Baskets immediately after Divine Liturgy.)

MON MAY  6 Bright Monday. Світлий Понеділок.

  • Divine Liturgy. Свята Літургія @ 9:00 AM

SAT MAY 11 No services. Служби немає.

  • (Fr. Andrii will be at the cemetery in South Bound Brook, NJ)

SUN MAY 12 2nd SUNDAY OF PASCHA. St. Thomas Sunday. Tone 1 

  • Liturgy.Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Acts  5:12-20
  • Gospel  Jn.  20:19-31
  • Panakhyda for our departed mothers, as the Mother’s Day is celebrated.



BLESSING OF THE GRAVES: Fr. Andrii will be available at our St. Mary’s Cemetery for Paschal blessing of the graves next Sunday, May 12 approximately at 12:00 pm, weather permitting. Please, plan accordingly.

MANY THANKS go to our Flowers and Linens Committee pani matka Joan Szwez and Maria Szwez, as well as to Fr. Tony, for the gorgeous decorations in our church for these Holy Days. Many thanks to those who donated. We collected $2001. Many, blessed years to all of YOU!

A SPECIAL PASKA BAKING: We made $1,282 this time, in addition to $1,942 that we made at the Easter festival. So total paska sales this year are $3,224!! Many thanks go to all who worked, contributed ingredients and placed their orders. Great job everyone!!!

ALTAR SERVERS: The money collected on exiting at the end of Divine Liturgy next Sunday will go to our devoted altar servers fund and is used for small altar beatifications and their fun outings etc. Please be generous.

ВІВТАРНІ ПРИСЛУЖНИКИ: Гроші, зібрані після закінчення Божественної Літургії наступної неділі, підуть вівтарним прислужникам. Будь ласка, будьте щедрими.

COFFEE and…: No coffee today!! Have a Blessed Easter!! Next Sunday Youth Ministry doing coffee and.. for Mother’s Day!! Thank you for your continuous support!!

NEW PARISH MEMBER:  Please welcome to our parish the families Liudmyla Koval. May God grant Liudmyla Many Happy and Blessed Years! МНОГІЇ ЛІТА!

SISTERHOOD: We have potato and cabbage pyrohy/varenyky available for purchase!!! $12/dozen

FROM THE CEMETERY Committee: The committee is still watching overnight temperatures. The plan is to turn the water on at the cemetery on Saturday, April 20th. While not many remain, please remove all Christmas arrangements by the end of the month. If not removed, the committee will remove them. Thank you.

ВЕЛИКА ПОДЯКА Наталії Варщук та Олі Ворона за те, що вони попрали і попрасували наші рушники до Паски. Многії і благії літа Наталі та Олі!

MANY THANKS go to Peter Zeleniuk and his friend Steven Mayotte for fixing fence on the back parking lot. We are also grateful to Bogdan Ivakhniouk for fixing front gate at the rectory house. May God grant Peter, Steven and Bogdan many, blessed years!

АРТОС – це квасний хліб, який освячується в кінці богослужінь у Великодню неділю в православній церкві. Значення Артоса полягає в тому, що він служить для нагадування всім християнам про події, пов’язані з Воскресінням Христовим. Після Свого Воскресіння Господь не раз з’являвся Своїм учням, їв перед ними і благословляв їхні трапези. Після того, як Господь вознісся на Небеса, Його учні та інші послідовники часто зустрічалися для спільної молитви і прийняття Тіла і Крові Христових. Коли вони сідали за звичайну трапезу (Агапе) після богослужіння, вони залишали порожнє місце на чолі столу для незримо присутнього Господа і клали на це місце буханець квасного хліба (артос). Серед православних християн до цього дня існує звичай зберігати частину Артоса протягом року і з належною пошаною і вірою споживати його під час хвороби або лиха. Його часто їдять разом з питтям святої води.

Paschal Greetings from Around the World:

 English: Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!  Coptic: Pikhirstof aftonf! Khen o methni aftonf!

Ukrainian: Kristos Voskres! Voistynu voskres!  Romanian: Hristos a Inviat! Adeverat a Inviat

Greek: Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!  Italian: Cristo risorto! Veramente risorto!


NO CLASSES will be held today or next Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day).  Classes will resume on May 19.

Happy birthday to Victoria who will be celebrating that event in the coming week.

Congratulations to Arina whose patron saint’s day, St. Irene is observed today.

May God grant Victoria and Arina MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA!

Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am in the church hall, students in grades 4 and above and teens are asked to help prepare strawberries for our annual Mother’s Day strawberry shortcake treat.

Sunday, May 12 MOTHER’S DAY – Students and teens are asked to help set up for “Coffee and…” before Divine Liturgy and to serve and clean up after Liturgy.

Sunday, May 12 – All students are reminded to bring their “Pennies from Heaven” collections to present to Fr. Andrii at the end of Liturgy.

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 am the Youth Ministry will place flags on the graves of veterans at our cemetery.  All Church School students and teens are encouraged to participate.

June 9 – Bowling to celebrate the end of the church School year.  Please give your replies to Helen Zeleniuk as soon as possible.

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