– 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
March 2, 2014
"GLORY BE TO JESUS
"GLORY BE FOREVER !"
SUNDAY OF CHEESE
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
SCHEDULE OF DIVINE
Monday, March 3, thru Sunday, March 9, 2014.
MON., MAR. 3,
FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST
6:00 P.M. Presanctified
TUE., MAR. 4, 8:00 A.M. Typica Service
WED., MAR. 5,
6:00 P.M. Presanctified Liturgy
THU., MAR. 6,
8:00 A.M. Typica Service
FRI., MAR. 7, *No morning Typica Service
3:00 P.M. Stations of the Cross (Confessions at 2 P.M.)
SAT., MAR. 8, Commemoration of the Miracle of the Great-Martyr
6:00 P.M. Divine Liturgy in
anticipation of Sunday. (Priv. Int.)
SUN., MAR. 9,
8:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy, Church Slavonic. (For the People
11:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy, English. (Priv. Int.)
PETER & PAUL (ALIQUIPPA) DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE
9:30 A.M. Typica Service
6:00 P.M. Presanctified Liturgy
Sat., Mar. 8,
4:00 P.M. Divine Liturgy
8:30 A.M. Divine Liturgy
following minimal Lenten regulations are in force in our
Abstinence from meat and all dairy products on the first day of Lent
(Mon., Mar. 3rd) and on Good Friday (April 18th)
Abstinence from meat only on all Fridays of Lent as well as Holy
Saturday (Apr. 19th
Reception of Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist during the
Season (from onset of Lent to Wednesday before Ascension
abstinence regulations are not binding on persons 60 or older,
the very poor, sick, nursing or pregnant women, children under
age 14, and those who engage in physically very hard labor.
This afternoon, our church will be open for Eucharistic
Adoration from 12-14 P.M. Everyone is invited to spend a few minutes
before the Blessed Sacrament. The following parishioners plan to be
present during the following times:
– Bob O’Palka 2-3 P.M. – Tom Fedorko
– Nick Diakiwsky 3-4 P.M. – Greg Chermak
A reminder that it is not permissible to celebrate Divine Liturgies
on “weekdays” of the Fast. As in the past we will have Typica
services on days which Presanctified Liturgies are not celebrated.
We are also reminded that for funerals during Lent – Divine Liturgy
is not celebrated. (Therefore, stipends (Liturgy requests) cannot
be accepted for Typica services or Presanctified Liturgies.)
OF THE CROSS:
Just a note – this Great Fast, we will have Stations of the
Cross on all Fridays at 3:00 P.M. (beginning this Friday, March 7th).
We will have Bible Study on the “Passion of Christ” on Sundays,
March 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
at 9:30 A.M. at the rectory. Anyone interested is more than welcome
PRAYER GROUP MEETING:
This month we will meet next Sun., March 9th, at 3:00
P.M. to show a DVD on the mysteries of the Jesus prayer. It will
show monasteries and convents in the deserts of Egypt and Sinai, the
forests of Romania, Mount Athos, and the pilgrim sites of Russia and
Ukraine. It will bring you face to face with holy monastics who
have become transformed through their dedicated practice of the
Jesus prayer. A light social will follow in the Millennium Room.
All are invited!
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.
We will have Ukrainian dance classes this Thursday, Feb. 20th,
from 5:30-6:30 P.M. in the school gym for kids ages 3 thru 12.
Anyone interested in attending class, please call Trish Cheek at
There will be a meeting for the Guardians of the Eucharist on
Saturday, March 8th. Members are asked to meet at 5:45
in church and attend Liturgy together. A meeting will immediately
follow Liturgy. All members are asked to attend.
As you’ve recently seen in the news, many unfortunate issues have
been going on in Ukraine. Donations are being accepted by the “New
Ukrainian Wave” to help out those in Ukraine. If you’d like to
donate, please see the flyer enclosed in today’s bulletin. PLEASE
DO NOT MAKE DONATION CHECKS OUT TO THE CHURCH, please use the
name and address listed on the flyer to send donations direct.
Please pray for the soul of Eva Shostak who was laid to
rest this past Thursday. May her memory be eternal.
now on the Page
CANDLES IN THE SANCTUARY BURN THIS WEEK:
IN MEMORY OF ANN MYELO
BY MARIA BERKEN
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.
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
16, - Prayer Service for Religious Freedom
SS. Peter & Paul Aliquippa
30, - Generations of Faith – Ambridge Parish
April 7-8 - Parish Mission
18, - Generations of Faith – Aliquippa Parish
29, - Combined Feast Day Celebration
Peter & Paul Ambridge & Aliquippa
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 prepare for the GED test.
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. An initial tutor training will be held on Tue., Nov.
19th, from 6-9 P.M. and a follow-up training on Tue.,
Dec. 10th. Contact Jody Gibbs at the ALA office at
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
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,
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:
Mon., Mar. 3, - 6 P.M. – Alex & Erin Cheek/Allison Cross/Andrianna
Wed., Mar. 5, - 6 P.M. – Amelia Freed/Ethan Conrad/Sam & Jack
Sat., Mar. 8, - 6 P.M. – Alex Head/Aaron Miller
Sun., Mar. 9, - 8 A.M. – Anna & Thomas Olexsovich
11 A.M. –
Anna & Rom Hladio/Sam & Jack Thompson-Graves/Amelia
Mon., Mar. 3, - 6 P.M. – Hilary Kinal/Nancy Paliani
Wed., Mar. 5, - 6 P.M. – Vicky Freed/Dr. Vera Krokonko
Sat., Mar. 8, - 6 P.M. – Ruth Robertson
Sun., Mar. 9, - 8 A.M. - Ann Rusenko
11 A.M. – Lisa Hladio
TRAVELING EUCHARISTIC ICON
FAMILY TO RECEIVE ICON NEXT SUNDAY,
March 2, 2014
*CARL & PAT PROTZMAN
Deacon Mark Prokopovich
please don’t forget to pray each day for your own Prodigal son or
May Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor
Mary has high
hopes for a life filled with learning, family, and young love. In
one dreadful night all of that changes. The nightmares come first,
then the waking visions of unspeakable terror, until Mary hardly
remembers her dreams for the future. Can Jesus deliver her from
this torment? How long must she wait for healing?
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.