Sunday after Theophany.

Posted on January 8, 2017

Matthew 4:12-17 – Now when [Jesus] heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Caper’na-um by the sea, in the territory of Zeb’ulun and Naph’tali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “The land of Zeb’ulun and the land of Naph’tali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles — the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Attach Bulletin January 7-14

Always ready to do the work of your Lord, and your lamps burning, that is, do not lead a life in darkness, but have with you the light of reason, showing you what to do and what to avoid… For first indeed comes action, then reflection, which is an enlightening of the mind. Let us then strive to exercise the virtues, that we may have two lamps burning, that is, the conception of the mind ever shining forth in the soul, by which we are ourselves enlightened, and learning, whereby we enlighten others.”

~St. Theophylact, St. Augustine, Catena Aurea,


Feast of the Holy Theophany of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. January 6

Posted on January 5, 2017

Kontakion, Tone 4: Today, You have appeared to the world* and Your light, O Lord, has been signed on us,* who with knowledge sing Your praises.* You have come, You have appeared, O unapproachable Light.

The Feast commemorates the Baptism of Christ and the divine revelation of the Holy Trinity. At the Baptism of Christ, all three Persons of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—were made manifest.

Buffalo Vertep can visit you for Ukrainian Christmas.
Dates available for home visits:

· January 8th, Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
· January 15th, Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We will also perform and sing carols:
January 15th around 11:45 am at Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall, 200 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY for Christmas Caroling Luncheon

Reply to this email or call Yurij H at 716-238-1731 or 716-847-1281 to arrange a Vertep visit
Proceeds will go toward shipping costs of medical equipment to Ukrainian hospitals


Sunday before Theophany.

Posted on December 31, 2016


Bulletin January 1-7.


Troparion (Tone 4): Your Nativity, O Christ our God, made the light of knowledge dawn on the world: through it, those who worshipped the stars were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know You, the Dawn from on high.* Glory to You, O Lord.

Posted on December 28, 2016

“The Christmas message is not that peace will come automatically, because Christ is born in Bethlehem; that birth in Bethlehem was the prelude to His birth in our hearts by grace and faith and love. Peace belongs only to those who will to have it. If there is no peace in the world today, it is not because Christ did not come; it is because we did not let Him in.”

~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (Simple Truths)


Nativity of Our Lord, Savior Jesus Chris. Різдво Господа нашого Ісуса Христа

Posted on December 26, 2016

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Христос Рождається! Славімо Його!

Bulletin December 27-31

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
On the holy Feast of the Birth in the Flesh of Our Lord, and God and Savior Jesus Christ, we pray to Almighty God and ask for many blessings for all of you, and your families, for all our friends and guests. May Jesus Christ be born in your heart today, and may He fill your soul with His Holy Spirit. God’s Love and God’s peace be with you at this Christmas and always!

. ХРИСТОС РОЖДАЄТЬСЯ! СЛАВІМО ЙОГО
В цей радісний час Христового Різдва, заносимо наші молитви до Господа та благаЄмо про Боже благословення для усіх Вас, щоб наповнив Ваші серця радістю та душевним спокоєм. Щоб Ваша любов до Господа завжди росла на приносила плоди милосердя. Хай новонародженне дитя оселиться у Вашому серці та благословить Вас усяким добром, здоров’ям, щастям та миром!

РІЗДВЯНЕ ПОСЛАННЯ БЛАЖЕННІШОГО СВЯТОСЛАВА
CHRISTMAS PASTORAL LETTER OF HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV

2026-17 Shewchuk ChristmasPastoral Letter
2016-17 Блаж. Шевчук Послання на Різдво

PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC HIERARCHY OF THE U.S.A. TO OUR CLERGY, HIEROMONKS AND BROTHERS, RELIGIOUS SISTERS, SEMINARIANS AND BELOVED FAITHFUL.
ПАСТИРСЬКЕ ПОСЛАННЯ ЄПИСКОПІВ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ КАТОЛИЦЬКОЇ ЦЕРКВИ В СПОЛУЧЕНИХ ШТАТАХ АМЕРИКИ ВСЕЧЕСНИМ ОТЦЯМ, ПРЕПОДОБНИМ ЧЕНЦЯМ І ЧЕРНИЦЯМ, СЕМІНАРИСТАМ ТА ДОРОГИМ ВІРНИМ

2016-17 Christmas Pastoral USA Hierarchs


On the Sunday before Nativity: the Genealogy of Christ.

Posted on December 17, 2016



Sunday of The forefathers. Tone 5. December 17-25 , 2016

Bulletin December 17-27

Sat Dec 17 5:00 PM +All deceased Flak & Hrycyk families –from family
Sun Dec 18 10:00 AM Health/Blessings for all Parishioners
Mon Dec 19 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Tue Dec 20 9:00 AM +Olga Slabyk – Maria LaPaglia
Wed Dec 21 9:00 AM +Walter Stadnik – family
Fri Dec 23 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Sat Dec 24 9:00 AM Royal Hours
8:00 PM Great Compline
9:00 PM Divine Liturgy. Eve of the Nativity of Christ (Christmas Eve) Sun Dec 25 Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas Day)
9:00 AM Great Matin. Kolyadi-Christmas Carols
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Anointing with Holy Oil (Mirovanya)
Mon Dec 26 9:00 AM Synaxis of the Mother of God– Собор Богородиці
Tue Dec 27 9:00 AM Stephen-Protomartyr

The Pre-Christmas Fast (Philip fast)
Remember to keep holy this season before Christmas. Philip’s Fast is the time for prayer, fasting, confession a time of preparation for Christmas. This fast is until Christmas Day. Fast Day-Saturday, December 24, the day of the Vigil of the Birth of Christ is a day of Strict Fast and abstinence from eating meat and dairy products

Christmas Confession is a very important Sacrament for our spiritual Life. I invite you to receive Holy Confession in our church or any other Catholic Church so that we can prepare ourselves to worthily celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. If you have not been to confession in over couple of months, go to confession before receiving the Holy Gifts. Fasting is necessary for everyone over eight or nine years of age (confession age). We feast from all food and drink from bedtime until we receive the Holy Gifts during morning Divine Liturgy


27th Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on November 19, 2016


Gospel: 28th. (Luke 12:16-21):
The Lord spoke this parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’

Євангеліє: (Лк 12,16-21): Сказав Господь притчу оцю: Одному багатому чоловікові добре зародила нива. І мислив він собі, кажучи: Що мені робити? Не маю де зібрати урожай мій. І сказав: Ось що я зроблю: розберу мої стодоли і більші збудую, і зберу туди все збіжжя моє і добра мої. І скажу душі моїй: Душе, маєш багато дібр, зложених на багато літ. Спочивай, їж, пий і веселися. Сказав же йому Бог: Безумний, в цю ніч зажадають від тебе душу твою, а те, що ти наготовив, кому буде? Отак воно з тим, хто для себе збирає, а не в Бога багатіє.

Attach PYLYPIVKA (ADVENT) PASTORAL OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC
HIERARCHY OF THE U. S. A.
TO OUR CLERGY, HIEROMONKS AND BROTHERS, RELIGIOUS SISTERS, SEMINARIANS
AND BELOVED FAITHFUL

ПАСТИРСЬКЕ ПОСЛАННЯ
ІЄРАРХІВ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ КАТОЛИЦЬКОЇ ЦЕРКВИ США НА ПИЛИПІВКУ
ВСЕЧЕСНІШОМУ ДУХОВЕНСТВУ, ПРЕПОДОБНОМУ МОНАШЕСТВУ, СЕМІНАРИСТАМ, НАШИМ ДОРОГИМ ВІРНИМ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ КАТОЛИЦЬКОЇ ЦЕРКВИ В СПОЛУЧЕНИХ ШТАТАХ АМЕРИКИ

Attach PYLYPIVKA 2016 ПИЛИПІВКА

Please save the date: Our annual Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, December 10th, after the evening Liturgy at 5:00PM in our Church Hall. We ask for your help with items for a basket raffle and baked goods. Lottery tickets and gift cards are also good items to donate. Because we catering the meal please place your reservation for you and your friends by December 5. You may call Maria LaPaglia at 826-0281 or Father Andriy. All parishioners and guests are welcome.
Next week on Monday , November 21st, we will celebrate the feast of the Entrance into the temple of the Mother of God. Divine Liturgy will be at 9:00 AM This feast day shows us our Lady’s total dedication to God and her readiness for her future vocation as the Mother of the Incarnate Lord.
On Thursday, November 24th, our nation under God will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. This is a day set aside to give thanks to Almighty God for the abundance of blessing we receive. Divine Liturgy for this day will be celebrated at 9:00.a.m.
2017 Church Calendars are ready for pick up in the back of the church.


Posted on November 6, 2016



We welcome His Excellency Bishop Paul Chomnicky. Thank you your prayers all the deceased priests and parishioners of our parish.

Posted on November 5, 2016


25th Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on November 4, 2016

Dear parishioners and guests, today we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of our parish.
We are pleased to celebrate his event with His Excellency the Most Reverend Paul who visit our parish.
After Divine Liturgy on Sunday we will have dinner with Bishop.
All parishioners and guests are welcome.

**********************************************************************************************************- Parish History – 90th years ago on September 12, 1926, the Holy Ghost, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was built, and consecrated by the Most Rev. Bishop Constantine Bohachevsky, Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States.
- On the 28th of October 1945, the parish celebrated the final payment of the parish debt and mortgage burning ceremony.
- On March 20, 1971, plans were approved for the building of a new church and a new title was unanimously selected as OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Officially, the name of our Church was changed on June 22, 1971.
- On the 8th of September, 1974 the present Church was consecrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Joseph M. Schmondiuk, Eparch of Stamford.

Welcome His Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop Paul Chomnicky on the occasion of our Parish 90th anniversary.

Attach Bulletin Nov 5-12