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Sunday Newsletter August 1, 2021

Parish Newsletter

Glory to Jesus Christ!

My dear parish family and friends,


This coming Sunday October 31, 2021 we are going to celebrate 19th Sunday after Pentecost.

Divine Liturgy at 9:30am

Saturday October 30 vespers at 6:00pm


Painting Party


Painting party sponsored by Junior UOL had an awesome turn out. We had 36 participants. All of the proceeds went to Jr. UOL Chapter. Raised $450.00.


Coming up

Huge Rummage Sale – Thursday November 4, 2021 from 11:00am – 4:00pm


Parish Family Thanksgiving Dinner – Sunday November 14, 2021 after the Divine Liturgy. (Distribution of the awards from the National UOL Essay Contest.

 (To purchase tickets see Donna Nevels or PM Olenka)


Family Fun Night – Fun for kids and adults. Friday December 3, 2021 Doors open at 5:30pm Pizza served at 6:30pm – Free Event.


Baking Party – Sunday December 12 after the Divine Liturgy.

Learn how to bake a delicious ZEFIR dessert with professional Baker Halyna


Learn how to Dance Party - TBA


November Calendar 2021 online


Second Collection


Please note that the collection after the Holy Eucharist is done Every Sunday for the special cause – Raising Funds for the improvement of All Saints Camp Grounds in Emlenton PA




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

Information will be announced and send out electronically.

Your comfort and safety is our priority!

According to new CDC guidelines and Hierarchs regulations

Please wear a mask for Church services



We are back to sponsored coffee hours

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

You can sponsor coffee hour monetary by donating $25.00 to cover the cost of one coffee hour.



October 31 – Jr. UOL Pancakes

November 7- Albert & Stepania Turiy

November 14 – Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21 - Volunteers needed

November 28 - Volunteers needed

December 5 - Volunteers needed




We need volunteers for coffee hour



Services will be streamed on Facebook only for now

Facebook Page of Sts Peter and Paul UOC Palos Park


DCFS Christmas Gift Drive 2021

Christmas Gifts for Foster Kids.

If you would like to make foster child’s dream come true this Christmas. Pick up a DCFS wish list/s and make it happen.  There are 3 choices. (gifts under $50.00) or one over $50.00

You do not have to purchase all four gifts. One or two gifts is sufficient.

If you would like to participate, please see PM Olenka.  Gifts should be purchased and given to PM Olenka along with the wish list and number UNWRAPPED by Sunday, November 28, 2021.

This project is sponsored jointly by all Orthodox parishes in the Chicagoland area.


Iconostas rejuvenation project

We are currently working on Iconostas rejuvenation project, which includes two stages:

  1. Restoration of all the Icons on Iconostas - $6.000.00
  2. Beautification of Iconostas with carved wood and gold plaiting of the new carved wood as well as restoration of the old gold plating pieces. - $14.000.00.
  3. The Number 2 project has been generously covered by donations.

We are currently looking for donations towards project number 1 Restoration of the Icons project.


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





We started class with a short quiz about the meaning

of the word TOLERANCE. They circled the words that

best described it:  Being judgmental, Accepting, Understanding,

Unwillingness to accept differences, Impatience, Respectful,

Negativity, & Being you know the answers?


It means having patience, understanding and accepting of

anything different. You accept another person’s ideas and beliefs

regarding nationalities, races, religions, politics, etc.


We had a very lively and intelligent discussion about what it means

to be tolerant of others beliefs and ideas. We all agreed that we can

be understanding and nonjudgmental about what others believe but

should not change our own beliefs and ideas. It was a wonderful

class with wonderful kids!! 

Blessings,    Ms. Karen and Ms. Debbie


Sisterhood of  St. Anne

We had awesome working teams on Monday and Tuesday

Our next sale and rummage sale will be November 4, 2021

God bless our volunteers.


Working days:


Tuesday November 2 from 9:00am

Wednesday November 3 at 5:00pm

Thursday November 4 Pierogie and Bake Sale


Seraphim Group




 Tuesday, Nov. 9th

  12:00 Church Hall


Christmas Is Coming!! Whoever is interested,

we will be making beautiful Christmas Wreaths,

for our personal use. 

$25.00 will include ALL THE MATERIALS and

someone to help us put it all together!! It will 

take about 2 hours to finish. (This is an optional


If you are NOT making a wreath it will be the regular 

$5.00 per person donation.

We will be ordering pizzas for lunch so if you would

like to bring pop, snacks or dessert that would be 

great. Thank You!!   Blessings,  Debbie Pierog 

  (text or call 708-710-6009 or



Bible Study

Next Bible Study will be on Tuesday November 2, 2021 at 6:30pm on Zoom

Bible Study via Zoom


Topic: Bible Study at 6:30pm

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 869 5702 6326




19th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone one.

Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke (1st c.).
Martyr Marinus the Elder at Anazarbus (4th c.).
Venerable Julian the Hermit of Mesopotamia (4th c.) and Venerable Didymus the Blind.
Hieromartyr Mnason, bishop of Cyprus (1st c.) (Greek).
New Martyrs Gabriel and Cirmidol of Egypt (1522) (Greek).
Venerables Symeon, Theodore (monks), and Euphrosyne, who found the Icon of the Mother of God in the Great Cave of Peloponnesus (9th c.) (Greek).
St. Peter of Cetinje, metropolitan of Montenegro, Serbia (1830) (Serbia).
Sts. Gwen and Selevan, martyred Welsh missionaries, in Brittany. (Celtic & British).



The Scripture Readings

2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9
Luke 8:5-15
Colossians 4:5-9,14,18 Apostle
Luke 10:16-21 Apostle


Seven day vigil candles

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

For the health and God’s blessings of family members by Alvine & Mike Gbur ________________________________________________________

In loving memory of my father, Theodore Larson on what would have been his 100th birthday.

~Ted Larson

In loving memory of my brother, Mark Kuzemka, on what would’ve been his 60th birthday.

~ Karen Larson

Memory Eternal on the 24th anniversary of the passing of my father, William.  May his memory be eternal! Janet Milton

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

In memory of Anthony Kaczor by Michael Supilowski


Prayer corner for the month of October


We ask all of you to remember in your prayers the following individuals, who are in need of God's healing and grace: Ed, Toni Marie, David, Irine, Zoriana, Lev, Madelyn, Kathryn, Louise Podlecki, Andrea, Andy, Irene, Bohdan, Pavlo, Nikolai, Kevin & Polina, Borislav, Irene Belkow, Alla Grzymski, Kathy Grzymski, Jeanne Maack, Pani Mary Donahue,  Tony Zerebny, Nicole, Elena, John & Patti, Michael, Catherine & Andrew Hladky, Barbara Patronik, Katie Bruce, 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, Janet and Natalia.


Pray for Our expecting mothers:

Michelle, Natalia, Laura


Monthly Panahyda Sunday October 31, 2021

In memory of Irene Beck. Requested by Pat & Michael Beck


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

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Sts. Peter and Paul UOC

8410 W 131st St.

Palos Park, IL 60464



2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9


The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.


In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me;


but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.


It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord:


I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows-such a one was caught up to the third heaven.


And I know such a man-whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows-


how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.


Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.


For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.


And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.


Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.


And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Luke 8:5-15 (Gospel)


A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.


Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.


And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.


But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold. When He had said these things He cried, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"


Then His disciples asked Him, saying, "What does this parable mean?"


And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.'


Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.


Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.


But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.


Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.


But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.



November Birthdays

3rd-Alexander Saunders

6th-Philip Roviaro

8th - Nicole Beck

10th - Nicholas Saunders

13th- Mary Fischer

14th-Traci O’Connor

14th – Albert Turiy

16th-David Hryn

18th-Natalie Beck

19th-Katie Bruce

22nd-Anthony Capizzi

25th-Carolyn Jakubczak

26th-Michelle Bezney

28th-Jeff Milton

29th-Fr. Vasyl Sendeha

30th-Carol Redmerski



November Anniversaries

3rd-Anatol & Kathy Bilyk

4th-Bob & Patti Lewandowski

6th – Fr. Vasyl & PM Olena

7th-Stanley & Karen Jakubczak

7th-Andrii & Julia Sydorenko

17th - Vitalii & Yulia Kulyk

20th – Andrei & Olga Piskoun

30th – Elias & Athena Gordan


With prayers,

Fr. Vasyl


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