Winter schedule starts Nov. 2. Mass will be at 11 a.m.
Father John reports that the Nov. 1 and 2 opening ceremony for the opening of Holy Myrrh-Bearers have been cancelled because architectural electrical drawings need to be done for township work permits and repairs of the beams are taking longer than expected.
He says the township is being very cooperative.
Saints Peter and Paul’s summer schedule will be 5 p.m., Saturdays and begins June 28.
It will be in effect until the congregation moves to Holy Myrrh-Bearers on Sept. 28.
ED NOTE. THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO NOV. 2
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic parishes of Holy Ghost in Chester and Saints Peter and Paul in Clifton Heights will be merging to Holy Myrrhbearers with its home at the historic former Leiper Presbyterian Church, 900 Fairview Ave., Ridley Township albeit with a Swarthmore address.
Leiber, which opened in 1819, closed Jan. 8, 2012. Among those who worshiped there were presidents Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison and James Buchanan.
It was purchased by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia in March.
Holy Ghost at 3015 W. 3rd St., and Saints Peter and Paul at 100 S. Penn St., will be closed and sold.
The first service at the new church is scheduled for Sept. 28 with a blessing ceremony the day before.
The Holy Myrrhbearers, are those involved with the burial of the Lord Jesus and the discovery of the empty tomb on Easter.
Christos voskrese, which means Christ has Risen, is the Easter greeting in Church Slavonic which brings the response Voistinu voskrese or Indeed, He has risen.
So, Christos Voskrese.
Saints Peter and Paul Byzaninte Rite Catholic Church iwill again be selling traditional Slavic foods for Easter.
Kielbasa will be sold for $11 per ring or four links for $8.
Homemade, mouth-watering, flavorful, potato-cheese pierogies will be sold for $8 per dozen.
Traditonal Paska bread (homemade) will be sold for $10 per loaf.
Orders can be placed via email at SSPeterandPaul@verizon.net or by calling Kathy at 610-328-4731.
Pickups will be noon Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at the Church at 100 S. Penn St., Clifton Heights, PA.
Due to the continued hard economic conditions, Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 100 South Penn Street in Clifton Heights will hold a “Special Spring Food Collection” for the needy in the community from now through Sunday, April 13t. Anyone wishing to donate any canned or boxed, non-perishable food items should bring them to the Church on any Sunday before/or after the 11:00 am. English Divine Liturgy. Given the harsh economic conditions currently being experienced, we appreciate anyone’s help in this worthwhile effort. It will be through your efforts that we aim for matching or exceeding our last collection. Please help us help, if you can!
Once again, we thank all of you who have supported our small parish through our various ethnic food sales and events throughout the year. As a result of your generous contributions to our sales and events, our small parish is able to continue our efforts to serve our fellow Delaware County residents.
Saints Peter and Paul is having a Super Bowl wing and kielbasa sale
Prices for wings (with Blue Cheese Dressing, Celery Strips and Choice of Honey Mustard or BBQ sauce) are:
The kielbasi is $12 for four large cooked links on a on a bed of sauerkraut withbread
Items will be sold noon to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 2 in ready to reheat containers
Stay tuned for contact details.
Parishioner Russell J. Boyko has died. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran who drew worldwide attention when his story of the year he spent as a prisoner of war in Germany was published.
A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m., Monday preceded by a viewing starting at 9:30.
Saints Peter and Paul Church is having a second Christmas kielbasi sale, with homemade babka bread also being offered.
The high quality kielbasa is $11 per ring or four links for $8. The bread is $5 a loaf.
To place an order, please email us at SSPeterandPaul@verizon.net or call Kathy at 610-328-4731 by Monday, Dec. 16. Pickup will be at noon Sunday, Dec. 22 at the church.