404 – 6TH STREET, AMBRIDGE, PA  15003






FAX NO.: 724-266-2262                           WEBSITE:  www.sspeter-paul.org


April 20, 2014

"CHRIST IS RISEN!"                                       "INDEED HE IS RISEN !"



RECTORY PHONE: 724-266-2262                                                                            CONVENT PHONE: 724-266-5578      

PIROHY/SCHOOL HALL PHONE: 724-266-5059                                                  MUSIC OFFICE PHONE: 724-266-2444

PRAYER HOTLINE: 724-869-7030                                                   MEDICAL HOTLINE: 724-266-0420 OR 724-622-7655                                                                                                                



SCHEDULE OF DIVINE LITURGIES:  Monday, April 21, thru Sunday, April 27, 2014.

MON., APR. 21,  Bright Monday

                11:00 A.M.  +Kathleen Ronczka req. by husband, Erwin, children and grandchildren.

TUE.,  APR.22,  Bright Tuesday

                10:00 A.M.  +All deceased members of the Savie & Shanayda families
                                          req. by Nick, Rose & Nicky Shanayda.

WED., APR. 23,  Bright Wednesday;  George-Great-Martyr

                 9:00 A.M.  +Olive Faltenovich req. by Robert & Brenda O’Connell.

THU.,  APR. 24,  Bright Thursday

 9:00 A.M.  +Stefania Kardash req. by Louise Jones.

FRI.,   APR. 25,  Bright Friday - Mark Apostle – Evangelist

                        *No morning Liturgy.

SAT.,  APR. 26,  6:00 P.M.  Divine Liturgy in anticipation of Sunday.  (Priv. Int.)                                         


  8:00 A.M.  Divine Liturgy, Church Slavonic.  (For the People)

                        11:00 A.M.  Divine Liturgy, English.  (Priv. Int.)                 



Wed., Apr. 23,  Bright Wednesday;  George-Great-Martyr

                9:30 A.M.  Divine Liturgy

 Sat.,  Apr. 26,  4:00 P.M.  Divine Liturgy

 Sun.,  Apr. 27,  Thomas Sunday

                8:30 A.M.  Divine Liturgy

BISHOP’S LETTER:  Copies of the Easter Pastoral Letter of the Ukrainian Catholic Hierarchy of the USA to the faithful is available in the vestibule.  Please take one.

MARIAN GUILD MEETING:  The regular monthly meeting of the Marian Guild will be tomorrow, Monday, April 21st, at 6:30 P.M. in the Millennium Room.

PIROHI KITCHEN NEWS:  A reminder that our pirohi kitchen is now closed for the year.  Frozen pirohi are still available in 3 dozen bags for $20 per bag.  Please call the rectory if interested. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Our parish will once again be preparing and serving a meal at the Ladle in Ambridge.  This year the date is Monday, April 28th, the week after Easter.  We are asking anyone interested in helping to cook the meal and/or make cakes or cupcakes for dessert.  If you can help, please call Justine Woytovich at 724-869-2525.  Our youth group will be serving the meal.

ALIQUIPPA EASTER BANQUET:  All parishioners are invited to attend SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Aliquippa, Easter dinner on Sunday, May 4th, at 3 P.M.  *You must register on the sign up sheet in the vestibule by April 27th*

SCHOLARSHIP:  Students who are attending or planning to attend Duquesne University can apply for the Estina Franzak Perpetual Scholarships.  These scholarships are intended to benefit students of Ukrainian ethnicity in their studies at Duquesne University.  The mount of scholarship varies.  Scholarships are awarded on an academic year basis.  Recipients from prior years will be considered for renewal of awards, provided they demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.  For additional details, please contact the rectory.  Applications must be submitted to the Education Board of St. George Ukrainian Catholic church by June 1st, 2014.


Monday, April 21st:   Acts 1:12-17, 21-26   John 1:18-28
Tuesday, April 22nd:  
Acts 2:14-21   Luke 24:12-35
Wednesday, April 23rd:  
Acts 2:22-36 & 12:1-11   John 1:35-51 & 15:17-16:2
Thursday, April 24th:
   Acts 2:38-43   John 3:1-15
Friday, April 25th:
  Acts 3:1-8   John 2:12-22
Saturday, April 26th:
   Acts 3:11-16   John 3:22-33
Sunday, April 27th:  
Acts 5:12-20   John 20:19-31

*Daily Reflections are now on the Page entitled "Daily Meditations and Readings"


SANCTUARY CANDLES:  Just a note - the calendar is open for weekly sanctuary candles.  We are reserved up to Sun., March 16th.  If you’d like to request a week after that date, please use the form below and return to the rectory. 

HELP NEEDED:  On Saturday, May 3rd, Sr. Ann & Sr. Olga need help cleaning out their convent basement after the installation of the French drains by the parish.  Space is needed to reorganize the library that was moved from Carson Street.  The basement rooms need to be emptied of old parish storage and cleaned so that the walls and floors can be painted.  Pizza and beer (or pop, soda, coffee, tea for those under 21) will be supplied for any willing volunteers.  Clean-up will take place any time from 10-1 at the convent.  If you spare an hour or two, please call Sr. Olga at 412-412-4772 or Sr. Ann at 412-260-1607.


        A very special thank you from Kay Freed for all your cards, well wishes, and prayers during her recent hospital stay.  Your kind words and thoughtfulness was very much appreciated!


                            MARIELLA JOYCE AULT, daughter of Amanda (Chalupiak) and Jesse Ault


2014 WALK/RUN FOR RAMONA: Spring is right around the corner and that mean's it's time to begin planning for the 2014 Walk/Run for Ramona. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 31st, in the morning at Economy Park. This is the week after Memorial Day. We hope the later date will allow more people to participate in this amazing event.
     * If you would like to volunteer to help in any way, please contact Mike Cross at waslo@verizon.net, or leave a note at the rectory.
     *We are once again having a basket raffle. If you would like to donate a basket of items ($25 in value), please leave the basket at the rectory or in the Millennium Room by Sunday, April 6th.

CHRISTMAS EVE LITURGY CD: recordings of the Christmas Liturgy are available for purchase this weekend after all liturgies in the Millennium Room at a cost of $5 per set. this will be a 2 CD set that includes the KDKA broadcast and also a CD of the complete Liturgy in church with no commentary.

OLD CELL PHONE FUNDRAISER:  The Marian Guild is collecting old cell phones as a fundraiser to benefit the youth programs of our parish (VBS, SPAPY, Altar Servers, et.)  Any old cell phone can be added to the collection box in the vestibule.  Thank you for your continued support!

STUFFED CABBAGE:  A reminder that we have stuffed cabbage for sale (all year) at $10 per dozen (frozen and uncooked).  To purchase, please call the rectory 

HALUSHKI:  Just a note – the halushki sold on Fridays at the Pirohi Kitchen is now made with dumplings (not noodles).  It’s delicious, give it a try!!

VATICAN WEBSITE:  If you would like to be in contact with Pope Francis – read his homilies, his tweets, etc., you can visit the Vatican Website at www.zenit.org.  Please visit the site for information on the Vatican and Pope Francis.

Dates to Remember

May  18, - Generations of Faith – Aliquippa Parish

May  31, - Walk/Run for Ramona

June  29, - Combined Feast Day Celebration
                                                 SS. Peter & Paul Ambridge & Aliquippa

                                                July  13, - Picnic celebrating 50th Anniversary to the Priesthood of Fr. Walter



VET’S DRIVER LICENSE:  Now you can have your military service noted on a state driver license without additional fees if you don’t have military ID handy.  This is an avenue to help identify veterans quicker to the help they may need.  To sign up, go to www.dmt.state.pa.us and click on the American flag icon.

HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: A certified application counselor from PA Health Access Network will be available every Friday thru March 31st, from 11 A.M.  to 4 P.M. at the office os State Rep. Rob Matzie, at 1240 Merchant St., Ambridge. For coverage to begin April 1st, consumers must complete the enrollment by March 15th.

PROPERTY TAX/RENT REBATE:  Any resident 65 and older; widows or widowers 50 and over; and permanently disabled whose income does not exceed $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters.  Claimants may exclude 50 percent of Social Security income in determining eligibility.  Applicants may apply from February thru June 30th, by contacting the Dept. of Revenue, legislative offices, or area agencies on aging.  The amount of payment varies according to income and applies to the payments from the previous year.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION:  If you are receiving Social Security and your income does not exceed $19,200 per year, you are entitled to a reduced fee of $10 for your vehicle registration.  You will need t go to your state representative’s office and fill out a one time application form and then your renewal will be adjusted from then on.

WINTER PROTECTIVE MASK:  Breathe Pennsylvania, a Cranberry Township – based nonprofit organization, is offering “cold weather masks” to area residents who have lung or cardiac issues.  The masts are available at NO COST to residents in Beaver, Allegheny counties.  You can call 800-220-1990 or order on-line at breathepa.org.

TAX-AIDE SERVICE a FREE tax preparation site available to taxpayers of all ages with low to moderate income using any form. The Center Twp. Fire Hall, 3385 Brodhead Rd., replaces the Beaver Mall site.  You must call 724-775-8354 to schedule an appointment.  Other locations are Circle of Friends Baden (724-869-4224), New Life Presby. Church, Aliquippa (724-378-4389), Beaver Memorial Library (724-252-6485).  Anyone can also call 211 for help to find a location suitable for them.  This referral service line is available 24-7.  These sites will be open from Feb. 3rd to April 15th.  This is an AARP sponsored program

LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program – this is a grant that is sent directly to the utility company.  They are accepting applications from November 4, 2013 to April 4, 2014.  You can apply on line, on paper or in person at your local county assistance office.  Their hotline number is 1-866-857-7095 Monday through Friday. 

DOLLAR ENERGY FUNDthey will issue a maximum grant of $500 mailed to your utility company per program year.  Applicant must first apply for LIHEAP and have an outstanding balance of $100.  They are taking applications from Dec. 13th, to Jan. 14th.  You can contact them at 1-800-683-7036.

BC CANCER & HEART ASSOC.:  The Beaver County Cancer & Heart Assoc. provides mastectomy bras for $20 and the breast forms are $50.  Dignity robes are provided to women undergoing radiation treatment.  They offer free wigs, chemo hats and skin care.  Cholesterol and diabetes screenings are done every other month on the third Sat. of the month from 8:30-10 A.M. for $15.  Their Angels R Us fund helps with the financial burden of any child who has a life threatening heart condition or cancer.  They sell ENSURE for 30 percent below wholesale cost and help Beaver County Residents acquire their prescription medication who do not have coverage.  For any further information contact Jackie Finney at 724-774-6600.

SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING:  Any driver 55 and older can receive a 5% reduction on their auto insurance premiums for 3 years and renewed after that by attending a drivers class at multiple locations or on line instructions.  For more information call 1-800-559-4880 Mon. thru Fr., 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. or www.seniorsforsafedriving.com

SILVER SNEAKERS:  The Center at the Mall Fitness Center (located in the Sears corridor of the Beaver Valley Mall), offers the Silver Sneakers Fitness program for adults 50 and over at discount rates and package deals.  Please see the flyer in the vestibule for operating hours and more information.

PATHWAYS:  If you are a woman experiencing cancer or know a woman who is, PATHWAYS offers FREE support at home with light housekeeping, laundry, linen changes, shopping, errands, meal preparation, bathing, dressing, grooming, medication reminders, and caregiver relief.  This program is funded by the Center women’s Club and is managed by the Homemaker Home Health Aide Service in Beaver.  They can be reached by calling 724-774-4002.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES:  Catholic Charities, 3582 Brodhead Rd., Suite 107, Monaca – 724-775-0758, provides services for adoption, counseling, financial assistance, food & clothing assistance, mental health, utilities ($1 Energy), HPRP, homeless prevention, anger management, Women-In-Need program – a FREE service to assist women who are pregnant or have children under the age of one.  They provide free pregnancy testing, baby-care items, parenting services in education and support and provide homes for pregnant teens and furnish information and referrals.

211:  By calling this number you can get help finding services for the elderly, keeping your utilities on when times are tight or getting help with your taxes.  They will refer you to the proper agencies in the area.  This number is a resource line that links community with social services.  It is sponsored by the Beaver County Collaborative Action Network.  You can call 24 hrs. a day – 7 days a week and it’s confidential.

TUTORS WANTED!!  Adult Literacy Action (ALA) needs volunteer tutors and classroom aides for our Adult Literacy students.  Tutors work one-on-one with our students, helping them with reading and writing, math and English as a second language or with GED test preparation.  Classroom aides work with teachers in any of our GED/Family Literacy sites.  Please note:  tutors must either have a four-year college degree or be enrolled in a four-year degree program.  Classroom aides do NOT need such a degree to work with us.  Tutor Training will be held in May:  Teaching Reading.  You interested, contact Jody Gibbs at the ALA office at 724-773-7810.

CARPENTER’S CHORE:  A group of retired men from the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver offer FREE services such as plumbing, painting, porch repair, tree trimming, installing wheelchair ramps, etc., to any Beaver County resident who is a senior citizen or handicapped that need help.  They are NOT available from November to march but you can call Paul Hoback at 724-480-7346 and he will put you on the list.

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAMthis program’s focus is on repair and replacement of heating systems, other services include weatherizing doors, windows, attics and hot water heaters and provided at NO cost to eligible individuals or families who are homeowners and renters.  Contact your county assistance office Beaver (724-773-7300 or Allegheny 412-0565-2146.

FISHING & HUNTING LICENSES:  Any resident age 65 and older can purchase these licenses at a reduced rate; $13.70 for a hunting license and $11.70 for a fishing license.  Lifetime licenses are also available; $51.70 for hunting and $41.50 for fishing.  FREE fishing licenses are available for Vets with 100 service-connected disabilities.

TRAVELING ICON:  A reminder that the Eucharistic Traveling Icon is available for any family wishing to have this Sacred Icon in their home.  What better way to welcome the new year and this Year of Faith by having the Icon in your home for a week.  Please sign up on the calendar board in the vestibule.

RELIGIOUS BOOKS & GIFTS:  In the vestibule are pamphlets from St. Paul’s Books and Gifts Store in Boardman, OH.  The pamphlets offer information on this wonderful religious store.  Please take one!


MARIAN GUILD RECYCLING:  Just a note  several new items have been added to the Terracycle recycling guide - please pick up a new list of accepted recyclables in the vestibule. There is also a copy attached to this bulletin!

Let Us Remember Our Sick in Prayer 

Carrie Krokonko, Cheryl Prokopovich, Delores Rusenko,
Tahjah Banks, Fr. Chuck Baptiste, Pauline Muzyka,
 Erica Dobrich, Linda Rudek, Eric Rudich, Spring Rudich,
Stephanie Affeltranger, Sr. Mary Morgan, Kay Boyt,
Charlotte Magiske, Korleen Bowser, Amy Franchak

               Please pray for the ill and homebound of our parish who are unable to join us at Liturgy as well as those who serve them.

                                                   *To have your name added or removed, please call Vicki Piispanen at 724-774-3137.

FYI: Are you moving to Tennessee? There is an Eastern Catholic Church Mission in the middle of Tennessee you may want to connect with. Eastern Catholic people living in the middle of Tennessee, southern Kentucky, and possibly northern Alabama might be interested. The nearest Byzantine churches to Nashville (not counting the Ukrainian and Ruthenian missions in Knoxville) are the Melkite churches in Birmingham and Atlanta (plus, the Slavic ones there) and the small Ukrainian mission in Louisville. For more information go to St. Josaphat's Eparchial website at www.stjosaphateparchy.com or the website www.byzcath.org/Nashville (please note the N has to be upper case to reach the site).

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Just a note that "Source", a PCTV show produced by Sr. Monica, is aired every Sunday morning at 11 A.M. on Channel 21. Only people living in the Pittsburgh area that have cable have access to this channel and show. Enjoy!


Sat.,  Apr. 26, - 6 P.M. – Sam Romutis/Chloe & Emma Diakiwsky/Aaron Miller

Sun., Apr. 27, - 8 A.M. – Anna & John Olexsovich

                       11 A.M. – Amelia Freed/Ethan Conrad/Allison Cross/Andrianna Cycak/
                                              Sam & Jack Thompson-Graves



Mon., Apr. 21, - 11 A.M. – Dr. Vera Krokonko

Tue.,  Apr. 22, - 10 A.M. – Dr. Vera Krokonko

Sat.,   Apr. 26, -   6 P.M. – Nathan Capo

Sun.,  Apr. 27, -   8 A.M. – Ruth Robertson

                          11 A.M. – Nicola Kendall




Bob O'Palka

 "+During Lent, please don’t forget to pray each day for your own Prodigal son or daughter"

SANCTUARY CANDLES:  Just a note - the calendar is open for weekly sanctuary candles.  We have very few weeks reserved right now.  If you’d like to request a week, please use the form below and return to the rectory. 



For an opportunity to burn altar candles in and in front of the sanctuary each week in memory of/or in honor of your loved one for a donation of $25.00, please use the form below and place in an envelope marked “Sanctuary Candles.”

IN MEMORY OF:                                                                                                                        

IN HONOR OF:                                                                                                                          


            SPECIFIC WEEK IF NEEDED:                                                    

$25 INCLUDES 8 CANDLES:  2 on Tetrapod, 2 on main Altar, 2 on side table, 2 in front of

  The Iconostas  -  **Additional order forms available inn the church vestibule**


REMEMBER HIS HOLY WILL IN YOURS. You can express your commitment to our Parish by making a bequest to SS. peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Simply have your attorney include the following statement in your will: "I leave to SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge, PA., the sum of $_______________(or______________percent of the residue of my estate) for its religious, educational and charitable works." You may also pledge for a specific project or program if you wish. May God abundantly bless and sustain you.



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