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Our Church is a center for spiritual growth, where positive attitudes are developed,

where good people become better, where hurts are healed, where lessons are learned, where friendships are developed, where marriages are strengthened, where families are bonded, where the restless find peace, where love is alive,where God and where Jesus Christ is Lord. We are on a campaign when a noble goal...to spread the message of the Gospel which brings a life-changing experience

Khrystos Voskres!  Voistyna Voskres!

Christ is Risen! Indeed He Has Risen!

Friday, May 20 Melebon is cancelled

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On May 14, 2022 for his dedicated service to the Church, to Catholic higher education, and to the people of Ukraine, The Catholic University of America, Notre Dame University proudly bestowed upon Archbishop Borys Gudziak the degree Doctor of Human Rights honoris causa by the President of the University. during the Commencement 2022 ceremony. In the wake of the February 2022 Russian invasion on of

Ukraine, His Excellency called upon the world to observe the moral exemplarily of the Ukraine people: "This moral foundation is what Jesus preaches, what the church is called to live. The truth of communion and justice, rather than violence and war, is God's will for us. God's truth will prevail." Like the Ukrainian people he holds dear, Archbishop Gudziak's life and work witness to the truth of communion and justice, and above all, to the enduranceof Christian hope.  Mnohaya Leeta!

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On May 18th Archbishop Borys Gudziak took part at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s annual graduation ceremony, Concursus. Doctor of Humane Letters degree, honoris causa, was awarded to Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., retired Archbishop of Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Mnohaya Leeta!

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If you would like any of the daffodils, tulips or hyacinths bulbs that were from Easter, please let Lisa know by May 22.

Rev. Mykola Ivanov, a previous pastor, recently returned from a trip from Poland/Ukraine to deliver collected food and supplies for orphanages in Ukraine. Click here to view a video of his trip: 

 

With the celebration of Easter - the Feast of Feasts - we began the 40-day Easter cycle. During this time, all the faithful should stand in stead of kneeling during the Divine Liturgy. If you study the icon Resurrection of our Savior, you will notice that our Lord is RAISING Adam and Eve to their feet. They and we now stand in the glory of the Resurrected Savior; kneeling furthermore is a sign of penance. Since all signs of penance are removed from the Liturgy during the Easter season, we should likewise refrain from kneeling.

Thank you to all who responded so beautifully and sang the Divine Services during this Holy Week and Easter. The Services were spiritually up-lifting. We thank our church choir for their faith-filled singing during the Liturgy. Thank you to all who cleaned, decorated, set up the Lord's grave and flowers in our church. We offer our dearest thanks to all our parishioners for your generous contributions for flowers, parish support and works of charity. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

 

Redner's Supermarket has a program "Save-A-Tape" whereby they offer to non-profit organizations a 1% Rebate Offer. Please drop your Redner's receipt in the basket at the back of the church or send your collection of receipts and mail it to Father Ihor.

We need volunteers to staff the Church Thrift Store on the weekends when the store is opened. Check this website for days and hours the Thrift Store will be opened or call Cyndee at 610-587-1471. Your help will be appreciated. 

Goals have been set for the Planning in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia: the Preparatory Phase. For more information click on this link:  http://ukrarcheparchy.us/the-way

Get "The Way" sent right to your email. The new format makes it easy to read. To subscribe send a message to http://ukrarcheparchy.us/the-way.

Each family needs to complete the Registration Card that is found in the church envelopes. Include your email address. If nothing has changed please mark "No Changes".

If you have moved, changed address, added or changed your email address, please notify Lisa Dries.

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A SINCERE THANK YOU! Our Annual Parish Easter Breakfast (Sviachene) held last Sunday, was quite successful. Please accept our sincere gratitude to all who helped make this a truly wonderful event. Your cooperation, talents, generosity and response to this Christian tradition united the parish more closely We extend our sincere thanks to our dedicated parishioners for their donations and cooking, as well as helping to clean-up. Many thanks to our parishioners and guests for their support and attendance. May the Risen Christ bless you abundantly!

 

Christ Is Risen! What a joyful and beautiful celebration of the Resurrection we had last week in our church. I am deeply grateful to all the volunteers who made the celebration of the Holy Week Services such a prayerful and beautiful experience. May God bless all of you for your hard work and devotion in making our celebration of Easter so special for our parishioners and guests. The cooperation and spirit of giving during the celebration of Holy Week, is a great testimony to the faith and love that are present in our parish community. I pray that we will continue to work together so that we can live out our faith more and help one another to do so.

Father Ihor

CHRIST IS RISEN!

DEAR PARISHIONERS AND GUEST!

For forty days we have been preparing to celebrate once again the greatest event in the history of Christianity - the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb. There is no greater event in the history of the world than what occurred on that first Easter Sunday. The myrrh bearing women were the first to see the empty tomb and hear the message of the angel. They hurried into the city of Jerusalem and spread the word first to the Apostles and then to anyone else who would hear and believe them.

The story of the Resurrection of Jesus has been told over and over again - until we have heard it ourselves for the first time. And, we have come to believe! The Resurrection is the  basis of our faith in Jesus Christ. He is the reason we try to live the gospel of the Lord so that we can continue to tell others about Jesus by what we say and what we do each day. Happy Easter to all of you, your families and your loved ones!     Father Ihor and Family

 

Dear Parishioners! The only way that we can continue our ministry here at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church is with your generous financial help. Thank you for your generosity in the weekly collection. Know that we need your help and deeply appreciate the sacrifices you make!

 

We wholeheartedly thank everyone who have volunteered for our parish fundraising projects. They pyrohy makers do exemplary work in helping the parish to pay monthly bills. We ask everyone to become a part of our parish stewardship society because more hands make everything easier in our life. Please speak with Fr. Ihor about your desire to volunteer in our parish church.

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The well known men choir, "DZDIN", will sing the 11am Divine Liturgy on May 22. Afterwards there will be a concert of Ukrainian songs will take place in the lower level. Hot lunch will be served, and free will donations will be greatly appreciated.. Desserts are welcomed. EVERYONE is invited.

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The Memorial Services at the parish cemetery on Memorial Day Weekend will be held Sunday, May 29 after 11am Divine Liturgy. Please invite your families and friends to visit the burial places of your beloved ones and participate in prayers for their souls. 

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MOLEBEN IN HONOR OF THE BLESSERD VIRGIN MARY will be served every Friday at 7pm throughout the month of May.

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I Stand With Ukraine

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are available after Saturday and Sunday Liturgy. There is a $20 donation with all proceeds going to the Ukrainian Relief Aid.

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click here  To see pictures from the blessing of Easter Food/Baskets

An Easter Egg Hunt was held after the Easter Liturgy. With the beautiful weather, the children enjoyed finding all the eggs scattered. Thank you to Patty Lebydensky and Kathy Pencank for organizing this fun event.

 

ISupporters and parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church recently gathered for a Candlelight Vigil and I STAND WITH UKRAINE Rally at Reeves Park, Phoenixville. Although the weather was cold and windy, over 250 people braved the weather and attended these events. Gene Luciw, the Emcee, introduced Father Ihor, Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler, and Andrij Chornodolsky, the main speaker. The program started with a prayer by Father Ihor and Mayor Peter Urscheler welcomed everyone. Andrij spoke of his experience and how we must stand with Ukraine to stop the aggressors. The crowd prayed, sang, held banners and waved their flags with pride of their beloved Ukraine.

Any gravesite decorations should be removed and taken home to discard and not left at the cemetery. No Dumping is Allowed on the cemetery property. We are unable to discard of them and would like to keep our cemetery neat and free of unwanted decorations. Thank you for your cooperation.
 

If anyone who is sick or homebound wishes to receive the Sacraments of Confession and Communion, please contact Fr. Ihor at the rectory (610-933-7801 or 973-979-3430).

We ask for you support to the church. Your generous donations helps pay our bills and maintain the church. You may mail your weekly offerings to the church office.

If you would like to
request a Liturgy for a family member or friend, there are envelopes in the vestibule of the church. Please complete the information and include your free will donation. Thank you.

We would like to
increase our choir membership. If you love to sing, please consider to be a part of our church choir. Contact Marusia Dombchewsky after Sunday's Liturgy.