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Sunday Newsletter April 4, 2021

Parish Newsletter

Christ is Risen!

My dear parish family and friends,

This coming Sunday we are going to celebrate Fifth Sunday of Pascha with the

            Divine Liturgy at 9:30am

June Calendar 2021 online

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The Feast of Ascension of the Lord is on Thursday June 10, 2021

We will have the Divine Liturgy at 9:00am


Vespers every Saturday at 6:00pm

Parish Annual Meeting is this Sunday June 6, 2021 immediately following the Divine Liturgy in the Church Hall

Church is open for public attendance following social distancing and state of IL regulations.

No printed materials such as bulletin calendars will be distributed according to the directives.  Information will be announced and send out electronically.

Your comfort and safety is our priority! Please follow the directives of our hierarchs attending church. More information here



Walk-ins are welcome

You will be registered at the door.

Please wear a mask properly and follow social distancing.


Sponsored by St. Anne Sisterhood

All the Funds collected go towards our Children’s Jr UOL Chapter.

If you would like to volunteer, please let Mary Wisniowski or Fr. Vasyl know.

We need volunteers for coffee hour


Services will be streamed on Facebook

Facebook Page of Sts Peter and Paul UOC Palos Park

Updating parish info 

We are updating parishioners’ information 

If you have recently moved or have changed your mailing address or got a new email address, please let Fr. Vasyl know or submit your new information to the church office.


Sunday School Recap for May 30th:


We finished our book "Christ Amongst Us". A commentary on 

the Divine Liturgy which covered the following:

*The Sacred Vestments of the Priest

*Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (the subject of the book)

*The FIRST part of the Divine Liturgy

  1. The Small Entrance  b.The reading of the Epistle and Gospel

*The SECOND part of the Divine Liturgy

  1. The Cherubic Hymn b. The Great Entrance c. The Creed 
  2. The Consecration e.The Lord's Prayer f. Holy Communion

*The THIRD part of the Divine Liturgy

  1. Litany of Thanksgiving b. The Dismissal


We ALL learned a great deal about the Divine Liturgy

through reading, questions and discussions. It was a

challenging year for everyone but our children always

"stepped up" and did a Great Job!! It was a pleasure to

have these Wonderful Children in class (almost) every Sunday.


Thanks and Blessing to All,  Ms. Pat, Ms. Karen, Ms. Janet & Ms. Debbie


Sisterhood of  St. Anne

God bless our volunteers

Thank you very much to all of those who have volunteered their time and effort to make June sale a success!

Our next sale will be September 2, 2021

We are taking a break for the summer months

We will be in the kitchen in August. Dates will be posted.

Donation in memory

In memory of Katheryna Czerniak

Romana & Maxim Thibodean - $50.00

In memory of Oksana Sendeha

Michael Cheroim - $50.00

Joann Nelson - $25.00

Anna & Nickolas Zaderej - $100.00 to Ukrainian School Barvinok


Seraphim Group


Our next meeting will be on

Tuesday June 8 at Noon at the church hall.

Blessings to ALL & Miss You,

Debbie Pierog (& Larry)

708-710-6009 (text or call)

Church Chandelier

The New chandelier is being prepared to be shipped from Greece. Last update it should be here in December of 2021.


The dome is completed.

We will have a Blessing of the dome and hopefully the new chandelier on our Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul Parishioners Appreciation day July 18, 2021


Sunday June 6, 2021

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man. Tone five.

Venerable Symeon Stylites (the Younger) of the Wonderful Mountain (596).
Martyrs Meletius Stratelates, Stephen, John, and 1,218 soldiers with women and children, including: Serapion the Egyptian, Callinicus the Magician, Theodore, Faustus, the women Marciana, Susanna, and Palladia, two children Cyriacus and Christian, and twelve tribunes: Faustus, Festus, Marcellus, Theodore, Meletius, Sergius, Marcellinus, Felix, Photinus, Theodoriscus, Mercurius, Didymus, all of whom suffered in Galatia (218).
Venerable Vincent of Lerins (ca. 450).
Nun-martyr Martha, abbess of Monemvasia (990).


Acts 16:16-34
John 9:1-38


Acts 16:16-34


Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.


This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation."


And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And he came out that very hour.


But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.


And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, "These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city;


and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.


Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods.


And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.


Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.


But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.


Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.


And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.


But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, "Do yourself no harm, for we are all here."


Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.


And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"


So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."


Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.


And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.


Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

John 9:1-38


Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.


And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"


Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.


I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.


As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.


When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.


And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.


Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, "Is not this he who sat and begged?"


Some said, "This is he." Others said, "He is like him." He said, "I am he."


Therefore they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"


He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight."


Then they said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."


They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.


Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.


Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."


Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.


They said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."


But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.


And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?"


His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;


but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.


His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.


Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."


So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, "Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner."


He answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see."


Then they said to him again, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?"


He answered them, "I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?"


Then they reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are Moses' disciples.


We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.


The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!


Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.


Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.


If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.


They answered and said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?" And they cast him out.


Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?"


He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"


And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you."


Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped Him.




Seven day vigil candles


For the health of my dad Pavlo in Ukraine by Halyna Kashpar

For the health of Nancy by Batura Family

For the health of Andriy, Milana, Mariana, Katerina, Olena, Andriy, Natalia, Ivan, Halyna, Pavlo, Oksana, Natalia, Sviatozar, Olena, Ilona, Martin, Sophia, Dmitro, Igor, Mikola, Taras, Roman, Maria, Maria, Svitlana, PM Olenka, Fr. Vasyl by Kachala Family

For the health of Patti Faye, Daphne, Madison, Jake by John Batura

For the health of Mike & Alvine Gbur By Tom Gbur, Jody Land & Fmaily


In memory of my mother Polina. Memory Eternal! Halyna Kashpar

In memory of Katherine Czerniak by Mike & Alvine Gbur

In memory of Katherine Czerniak by Tom Gbur

In memory of newly reposed Oksana Sendeha Memory Eternal Heavenly Kingdom by Kashpar Family

In memory of Hanna, Anastasia, Kateryna, Miron, Igor, Volodimer, Anastasia, Fr. Miron, Volodimer, Oleksander, Dunia by Kachala Family



Prayer corner for the month of June


We ask all of you to remember in your prayers the following individuals, who are in need of God's healing and grace: Louise Podlecki, Biatris, Andrea, Andy, Irene, Bohdan, Pavlo, Nikolai, Kevin & Polina, Borislav, Irene Belkow, Alla Grzymski, Kathy Grzymski, Joseph Kapusta, Jeanne Maack, Pani Mary Donahue,  Tony Zerebny, Nicole, Elena,  John & Patti, Michael P, Christine, Anthony, Catherine & Andrew Hladky, Barbara Patronik, Katie Bruce, Toni Marie Klavin, Michael Kimak, Chloe McKinney, Yuriy Zmysly, Dorothy Seliga, Halyna & Wolodymer Kashpar, Priest Vasyl Dovhan, Priest Petro, PM Maria, Frankie, Zachary, Orest, Alexander, Anatoli & Pamela, Paul & Melissa, Olga.  


Pray for Our expecting mothers:

Kelli, Maria, Sophia, Cristina, Kathryne



(If you would like to have someone remembered in our prayers, please call or email me.)




Parish Appreciation Day Sunday July 18, 2021

Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at 9:30am

Followed by Chicken and Pig Roast (Outside and inside) following social distancing.

The event is free


Festival Cash Raffle 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision has been made by our parish to cancel this year's Annual Picnic/Festival.

Despite this cancellation, our Parish has decided to go forward with the Grand Raffle.  Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 200 will be sold. First Prize is $ 5,000.  Second Prize is $ 1,000.  Third Prize is $ 500. Year after year this raffle has generated income that is critical to our parish. By purchasing a ticket, you are greatly helping our parish meet important expenses during the coming year. Our goal is to sell all 200 tickets and the winning tickets will be drawn on July 18, 2021. A minimum of 100 tickets must be sold to hold the raffle. 

 The raffle will be Live streamed on our parish's Facebook page.

Tickets are currently available for purchase.  Enclosed is a raffle ticket reservation form. (File attached PDF)  

Please complete the form and indicate how many tickets you would like to purchase.  

Send the reservation form and payment to the address on the form no later than June 30, 2021.

You will then be mailed your portion of the raffle ticket.

Any questions you have on the raffle can be directed to John Grzymski at (708) 704-6401 or

Your support is greatly appreciated.



Your Parish continues to live and function even though maybe in a different way, the way we couldn’t even imagine, but it continues to live and minister thanks to your support.

Thank you very much to all of those who have donated via PayPal online as well as sent in your donations via mail.


Your support of our ministry is greatly appreciated.

You can donate online 


Donate to Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church





 (you may also click the donation button on the parish website)

parish website donation is credited to you.

or send a check via mail.

Sts. Peter and Paul UOC

8410 W 131st St.

Palos Park, IL 60464


June Birthday


1st - Dorothy Seliga

2nd – PM Olenka Sendeha                  

4th - Lilliana Roviaro                          

4th - Gayle Woloschak

9th - Jacob Drewno

10th – Tristan Stylianos Strom                     

11th - Krysten Beck                

12th - Lidia Borachuk 

13th – Jim Drewno

14th – Tom O’Neill

16th - Eva Schacht

17th - Natalie Cepynsky

21st – Tina Cucci-Fischer

21st - Richard Kimak

22nd - Kelsey Grzymski

24th - Faith Neswick

26th – Ted Larson










2nd – Roman & Alina Kyrylenko

7th - Victor and Lidia Borachuk

8th – Jim and Laura Drewno

10th Yuriy & Aimee Zmysly

11th – Tom and Karoline O’Neill

16th - Wayne and Marilyn Capizzi

25th - Frank and Tina Palasti

28th – Volodimer & Halyna Kashpar


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