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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 St. Thomas Sunday with the

            Divine Liturgy at 9:30am

May Calendar 2021 online


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

Officers of the Parish organizations are asked to submit their Annual Reports to Father preferably electronically. (

Coast and Jackets collection for the Orphans in Ukraine

New winter jackets for Boys/Girls Sizes 2-8.  From Now – June 2021

This is the best time to buy winter apparel!

The bin is located at the entrance of the church

Every time a new coat/jacket is donated a colorful cut out boy/girl will be displayed on the churches front door vestibule windows prepared by our Children of the Church.

Our goal was 30 jackets. We have collected already 63!!!

They were picked up by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel and taken to Bound Brook, NJ

Thank you to all of those who have helped us make that happen!

We will continue our collection.

Shoes for kids in the orphanages in Ukraine

There is a huge need for shoes in the orphanages, however due to weight of shoes and coast of shipping we were collecting money. We have collected total of $1,744.00 (Including $691.00 form pascha bread sales)

 Thank you for your generosity.

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.



Coffee/fellowship hour offered after the Divine Liturgy following social distancing and having prepackaged goods.

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



Thank you to Victor Borachuk for helping us out for over a year now in streaming High Quality Videos!

Services will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube

Facebook Page of Sts Peter and Paul UOC Palos Park


May 9 Sunday of St. Thomas Divine Liturgy at 9:30am



or on smart TV, tablet or IPad go to YouTube App in a search box type: Otec Vasyl or 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.


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 an Easter Bazaar a huge success!

We will not have the sale on Thursday May 13, 2021 due to roof work on the church hall

Monday May 10 at 8:00am make cheese balls and cheese pierogies


Seraphim Group


We will have a lunch and socialize at the church hall

Play games and have fun

Tuesday May 11 at Noon.

If you would like to bring something for lunch let us know



Bible Study on Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Bible Study via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 919 709 5526


Church Chandelier

The shipping of the New chandelier from Greece has been postponed due to Covid restrictions in Europe.


We are currently working on Church dome repair. The work progress has been stoled by weather conditions. About  92% is completed. We will have a Blessing of the dome on our Feast Day Appreciation July 18, 2021


Second Sunday of Pascha: Antipascha, St. Thomas Sunday.

Hieromartyr Basil, bishop of Amasea (322).
Righteous Virgin Glaphyra of Nicomedia (322).
Commemoration of Fallen Soldiers.
Venerable Jusca, righteous.
St. Nestor the Silent (Greek).
Venerables Andrew and Anatole, disciples of St. Euthymius the Great (5th c.) (Greek).
St. Richarius, abbot in Picardy (645).
St. Calantius of Tamaseos on Cyprus (8th c.).

The Scripture Readings

Acts 5:12-20
John 20:19-31


Acts 5:12-20


And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.


Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly.


And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,


so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.


Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.


Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation,


and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.


But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,


Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.

John 20:19-31


Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you."


When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.


So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."


And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.


If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.


Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.


The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."


And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!"


Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing."


And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"


Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."


And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;


but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.


Eternal Light


In memory of my parents John & Stephanie Luchyn by Lorraine Ehlert


Seven day vigil candles


For the health of Mikola, Oleksandra, Serhiy, Vicheslav, Hanna, Valentina, Ludmila, Anna by Ludmila

For the health of Maksim, Hanna, Martin, Mark, Mikola, Victor, Ivanna, Angelina, Olga, Tamara and Hanna

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

For the health of Patti Faye, Jake, Christen, Dave by John Batura

For the health of Lilian (Lidia) Cepynsky by Natalie Cepynsky


In Maria, Volodimer, Vladislav,

In memory of Valentina, Hanna, Petro, Maria, Evhen, Olena, Olena

In memory of Gregory Beck, John Muljolland, William Mulholland, John McGrath by Patricia Beck

Janet Milton in blessed memory of my mother-in-law, Bernadine. Memory Eternal

In memory of Katerina Czerniak

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



Panahyda May 23

In memory of my husband James and parents John & Stephanie. Anniversary remembrance. Requested by Lorraine Ehlert


If you would like to light a candle at the church and you are unable to attend

 please email or call Fr. Vasyl


Prayer corner for the month of May


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, Michelle, Amelie, Nicholas, Margaryta, Biatris, Andrea, Mariana, Oksana, Gregriy, 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, Oksana, Alexander, Anatoli & Pamela, Paul & Melisa, Olga.  


Pray for Our expecting mothers:

Kelli, Maria, Sophia, Cristina



(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


May Birthdays

2nd David Sendeha

3rd - Andrea Manson

5th - Thomas Gbur

6th - Michelle Supilowski

8th – Olga Bureiko

11th – Orest Vitruk

11th - Yulia Kulik

12th - Corey Cikauskas

12th - Daniel Cikauskas

13th - Antony Sendeha           

14th - Megan Beck

18th - Patricia Ciapinski

22nd – Julia Sydorenko

23rd - Alvine Gbur

24th - Joann Nelson

25th - Laura Wisniowski

28th – Yuriy Zmysly


May Anniversaries

18th – Edward and Toni Marie Klavin

26th - John and Janet Beck

26th – Theodore and Karen Larson

28th - Mark and Terese Masur

28th - Jeremy and Ana Oryhon

Fr. Vasyl


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