– 6TH STREET, AMBRIDGE, PA
MIKE POLOSKY – PASTOR
WALTER J. WYSOCHANSKY -
DEACON MARK PROKOPOVICH
– SATURDAYS 4:45-5:15 P.M.
FAX NO.: 724-266-2262
April 20, 2014
"CHRIST IS RISEN!"
"INDEED HE IS RISEN !"
OF OUR LORD - PASCHA
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
LIBRARY HOURS: BY
Monday, April 21, thru Sunday, April 27, 2014.
MON., APR. 21,
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 &
req. by Nick, Rose & Nicky Shanayda.
WED., APR. 23,
Bright Wednesday; George-Great-Martyr
9:00 A.M. +Olive Faltenovich req. by Robert &
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.)
SUN., APR. 27, THOMAS SUNDAY
8:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy, Church Slavonic. (For the People)
A.M. Divine Liturgy, English. (Priv. Int.)
PETER & PAUL (ALIQUIPPA) DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE
Wed., Apr. 23,
Bright Wednesday; George-Great-Martyr
9:30 A.M. Divine Liturgy
4:00 P.M. Divine Liturgy
8:30 A.M. Divine Liturgy
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.
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*
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.
now on the Page
CANDLES IN THE SANCTUARY BURN THIS WEEK:
IN MEMORY OF AND IN HONOR OF THE SOVICH FAMILY AND THE
BY CHUCK AND PAT TRAUTMAN
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.
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.
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!
THE SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION WERE ADMINISTERED TO:
MARIELLA JOYCE AULT, daughter of Amanda (Chalupiak) and Jesse
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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,
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!
A reminder that we have stuffed cabbage for sale (all year) at $10
per dozen (frozen and uncooked). To purchase, please call the
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
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
Dates to Remember
18, - Generations of Faith – Aliquippa Parish
31, - Walk/Run for Ramona
29, - Combined Feast Day Celebration
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 FUND
– they 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
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.
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
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, 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
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.
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
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.
– this 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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULE:
Sat., Apr. 26, - 6 P.M. – Sam Romutis/Chloe & Emma Diakiwsky/Aaron
Sun., Apr. 27, - 8 A.M. – Anna & John Olexsovich
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
TRAVELING EUCHARISTIC ICON
FAMILY TO RECEIVE ICON NEXT SUNDAY,
April 20, 2014
*BOB O'PALKA FAMILY
please don’t forget to pray each day for your own Prodigal son or
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
SPECIFIC WEEK IF NEEDED:
$25 INCLUDES 8
CANDLES: 2 on Tetrapod, 2 on main Altar, 2 on side table, 2 in
- **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.