404 – 6TH STREET, AMBRIDGE, PA  15003






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


July27, 2014

"GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST!"                                       "GLORY BE FOREVER !"



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, July 28th, thru Sunday, August 3rd, 2014.

                                   *No morning Liturgies Monday thru Friday this week*

SAT.,  AUGUST 2,  6:00 P.M.  Divine Liturgy in anticipation of Sunday.  (For the People)

SUN., AUGUST 3,  8:00 A.M.  Divine Liturgy, Church Slavonic.  (Priv. Int.)

                        11:00 A.M.  Divine Liturgy, English.  *Spec. Int. for the success of
                                                                                    Vacation bible School this coming week.


Wed., July 30,  9:30 A.M.  Divine Liturgy

 Sat.,  August 2,  4:00 P.M.  Divine Liturgy

 Sun.,  August 3,  9:30 A.M.  Divine Liturgy


Please note – Fr. Mike and Fr. Walter will be away on vacation until August 1st.  Regular office hours will be kept.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Next Sunday, Aug. 3rd, the church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration from 12-4 P.M.  All are invited to spend a few minutes before the Blessed Sacrament.  The following parishioners will be present at the following times:

        12-1 P.M. – Bob Nelson                                2-3 P.M. – Tom Fedorko

         1-2 P.M. – John Sradomski                           3-4 P.M. – Mark Romutis

PARISH PICNIC:  Please mark your calendars – this year’s Parish Picnic will be Sunday, August 10th, from 1-6 P.M. at the Barn at Economy Park.  Cost is $6 for adults; children ages 6-12 $3.  Children 5 and under are free.  There will be a $1 discount per ticket if tickets are purchased after one of the Liturgies on the weekends of July 25/26 and August 2/3.  Please save the date and plan to join us!

FOOD BANK:  The parish food bank is getting low!  Your donations would be very much appreciated.  We can always use canned goods of any kind – pasta, rice, cereal, spaghetti sauce, juice, etc.  Please leave your donations in the church vestibule. Thank you!

PIROHI & STUFFED CABBAGE:  A reminder that frozen pirohi are available in 3 dozen bags for $20 per bag.  Frozen stuffed cabbage are available in 1 dozen bags for $10 per bag.  Please call the rectory if interested.

NEEDS A HOME!  Albert’s Heating & Air in Conway has rescued and housed several stray cats over the past years.  They are now looking for homes for two males and one female, approx. 3 years old.  All have been neutered/spayed, shots are up to date, litter box trained.  Two are very social in group situations, one a bit shy and would do well in a small family environment.  All are indoor lap cats and extremely needy when it comes to affection.  If interested, call Paul at 724-624-1951.


Monday, July 28th:   1 Corinthians 9:13-18   Matthew 16:1-6
Tuesday, July 29th:  
1 Corinthians 10:5-12   Matthew 16:6-12
Wednesday, July 30th:  
1 Corinthians 10:12-22   Matthew 16:20-24
Thursday, July 31st:  
1 Corinthians 10:28-11:7   Matthew 16:24-28
Friday, August 1st:  
1 Corinthians 1:18-24   John 19:6-11, 13-21, 25-27, 30-35
Saturday, August 2nd
Romans 13:1-10   Matthew 12:30-37
Sunday, August 3rd:  
1 Corinthians 1:10-18   Matthew 14:14-22

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


CHRISTMAS EVE LITURGY CD: recordings of the Christmas Liturgy are available for purchase 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!

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                                               
                                                                                 Aug. 4-8, - VBS
                                                                        Aug.  10, - Parish Picnic



We have heard Fr. Mike’s sermons about the importance of church members as part of a spiritual and physical body of Christ.  We should be of one heart and mind so when one part of this body suffers or is in need then we all should feel the pain and the call to help.  We would like to use the bulletin as a means of letting others know of the needs in our parish in an anonymous way.  We cannot guarantee that all requests will be met, but we will pray that the Holy Spirit prompts others to respond.  This is our faith in action!  Your request would be written up as such; Example – Parishioner is in need of a ride to church, doctor, store, babysitting, meal, small home repairs, etc. and their phone number would be listed.  If there is a need, please don’t hesitate to call Vicki Piispanen at 724-774-3137 and let’s be God’s earthly angels to one another!



      Please mark your calendars – our Annual Vacation Bible School will be held August 4-8, for children ages 4-12 at no cost.  The kids program will run from 6:00-8:15 P.M. Monday thru Friday with a closing Liturgy at 6 P.M. on Sat, Aug. 9th. Volunteer positions are filling quickly!!  Call today to get on the staff list! A reminder that donations are always welcome and most appreciated. For questions or more information, contact the rectory at 724-266-2262.

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.


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, Carol Helkowski

               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 Kathy Rudakewich at 724-266-7970 or kruda@comcast.net.

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.,  Aug. 2, - 6 P.M. – Sam Romutis/Roger Turocy/Chloe & Emma Diakiwsky

Sun., Aug. 3, - 8 A.M. – John & Thomas Olexsovich

                      11 A.M. – Anna & Nick Hladio/Allison Cross/Carolyn, Stephanie & Matthew Manaterski



Sat.,  Aug. 2, - 6 P.M. – Roger Turocy

Sun., Aug. 3, - 8 A.M. – Anna Olexsovich

                      11 A.M. – Nicola Kendall




Nick Diakiwsky/Tom Fedorko


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.


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.

FREE RADON KITS: Kits are free to residents of Beaver and Lawrence counties from the American Lung Assoc. of PA. Radon, an odorless and colorless gas, is the second largest cause of lung cancer. available online only, supply is limited. http://www.lunginfo.org/freeradonkit.

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.



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