OLPH Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Byzantine Catholic Church

Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!       Slava Isusu Christu!   Slava Na Viki!

Welcome Guests and Friends
Very reverend Edward Cimbala D.Min Pastor

Reverend Myron Badnerosky -Pastor Emeritus

1773 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Mail Address - BOX 777, Levittown, PA 19058-0777
Residence – 2 Coral Rock Road, Levittown, PA 19057-1721 * (Cell) 908-872-2928 * (Residence) 215-968-8707* (Rectory) 215-945-5122
email: fredcimbala@gmail.com


Services for October
  • Oct 18: 7:00pm Liturgy
  • Oct 21: 5:300pm Vigil Liturgy 20th Sunday After Pentecost
  • Oct 22: 9:00am - Sunday
  • Oct 29: 7:00pm Liturgy
  • Oct 28: 5:300pm Vigil Liturgy 21st Sunday After Pentecost
  • Oct 29: 9:00am - Sunday
Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) 4:15-:4:45 Saturdays, 8:15-8:45 Sundays, After all Services, or by Appointment with Fr Ed

There have been 40799 visitors since Christmas 2014.

“MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES.”  - Isaiah 56: 7

If you are a visitor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, we want you to know how welcome you are; whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish. We hope you find our worship true and reverent and our people here friendly and cordial. If you are seeking a spiritual home, we would be honored by your presence in our family. -Fr. Ed

I will be on Pilgrimage from November 1 to 11 in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima. He will also be in Lourdes. At these stops and during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Ed would like to remember your special intentions. Please click the following link and email me fredcimbala@gmail.com by October 29. -Fr. Ed


20th Sunday After Pentecost
Gospel
Epistle



Arianne Rayner& Sean Fusco Wedding

The Mystery of Crowning(Wedding) for Arianne Rayner and Sean Fusco took place at OLPH on Saturday, October 14. Please remember this joyous occasion with a prayer for their continued happiness and a long and fulfilling life together.


Anna Phillip Passes

Anna Philip passed away with her children at her side, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Saint Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. She was 92.

Born and raised in Patton, PA and a graduate of Patton High School, Mrs. Philip was formerly of Northeast Philadelphia and Middletown Township prior to moving to Lower Makefield Township 37 years ago.

Until retiring in 1990, Mrs. Philip was employed as a Quality Control Lab Technician with the former Nabisco Company in Philadelphia. Prior to her employment with Nabisco, Mrs. Philip was a Lab Supervisor for a former local Cosmetic Company in Penndel. 

Beloved wife of the late Joseph and grandmother of the late Tara Eriksen, Mrs. Philip is survived by her children, Karen A. Zawatsky (Thaddeus) of Langhorne and Dr. Joseph R. Philip (Dr. Joan) of Yardley. She is the devoted grandmother of Dana Rossell (James), Adriana, Chloe and Brett Philip; and great grandmother of Kasen and Kaylee Rossell. Born 1 of 9 children, Anna is survived by her sister, Betty Duclos, and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Divine Liturgy was celebrated on October 16 at OLPH. Please remember her and her family in you prayers.


Ever Think About Becoming a Priest?

To be a priest ... don't you have to give up everything - your family, your friends, the things you enjoy? Don't you have to be super holy, super smart, or somehow "different?" "Come and see" if this is the case.

Married or Single - If you believe you have a calling, the Byzantine Catholic Church may be the right place for you. In full communion with the Romoan Catholic Church (yes we are Catholic), and having re-established in the USA the practice of ordaining married men, you can serrve Christ and His Church in this special way.

Discover God's game plan at "Come and See" Come to a weekend retreat at the SeminaryFriday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5, 2017. Click Here to Learn More


Vocation Icon Program

“The harvest is truly plentiful but the laborers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that he send laborers into his harvest.” (Matthews 9:37-38)

We all have a responsibility to foster future leaders of the Church, priests, sisters, deacons and laity alike, dedicated to serve God’s people. Beginning on Sunday October 1, 2017, we will be participating in the Metropolitan-wide Pilgrim Vocation Icon Program. Parishioners will be able to take the icon home and pray daily for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The program will run from October 1, 2017, until the Sunday of All Saints, May 27, 2018.  A sign-up sheet is available at the back of the church, and families can sign up for more than one week in a row if desired.


Danube River Cruise
With Fr. Ed Cimbala

I am pleased to announce my next trip. Over the years many people have expressed an interest in going on a river cruise.  After much research, I believe that I have found the ideal trip.

A Fantastic Itinerary at a Fantastic Price! Imagine a cruise along the beautiful Danube River – breathtaking sites – gorgeous scenery – amazing food and best of all … once we are on the ship you only need to unpack once and enjoy the leisure of a floating hotel! 

Click Here for Details and a Brochure


Welcome Fr. Yuriy

As part of his responsibilities as Administrator of St. Nicholas and Assumption of the Virgin Mary parishes, Fr. Ed will be celebrating the Divine Liturgies in those parishes once a month.  On those weekends Fr. Yuriy Oros will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy at OLPH.  He will be here next week.
Click here to read more about Fr. Yuriy and his family


SOLUTIONS TO YOUR
LONG TERM CARE CONCERNS

The Knights of Columbus is presenting “Solutions to Your Long Term Care Concerns” on October 25 at 7:00PM at St. Joseph the Worker Knights of Columbus Hall located at 1492 Woodbourne Road. Hear General Agent Joseph Grayseke and Gerald Brown, Esq from the Knights of Columbus speak on how over 70% of people over the age of 65 will require long term care during their lifetime.

The average individual will spend up to $100,000 per year for long term expenses. The average stay in a nursing home is at least 2 ½ years. Forty percent of people needing long term care are under the age of 65. The potential cost of this rising problem is $250,000. See what you can do to help take care of or reduce this astronomical cost. This is a free seminar. RSVP no later than October 17, 2017. Please call the Knights of Columbus local field agent: George Dranginis at 215-421-8810 to reserve your space. Or email at George.Dranginis@kofc.org.


Bucks Catholic Young Adults Event

All Saints Bonfire Friday, October 27 at 7PM at Tylersport All are welcome to join us for a hayride, s'mores and scripture. RSVP via email by October 22 for directions and to claim a hayride spot for you and your friends!

email: buckscatholicya@gmail.com


Events/Features


Please Pray for the Sick
Lorraine Sims
Vilma Sims
(Go to Sick list & Prayers)


Coats for Kids


The Knights of Columbus Council 4215 is ordering coats for kids. If you know of someone who could use a new winter coat for a youngster, contact Tom Hadzick or Dr. Dan Tisak and supply the Quantity ---Boys or Girls --- Age or Size.


Stay in Touch With Tim

New Article!

Read Tim's Article in the October Edition of Eastern Catholic Life - Click to read Tim's latest. Write to Tim: Tim Fariss, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214


Coffee Socials Resumed

Next social will be Sunday October 29th 10th following the 9am Divine Liturgy inn the Church Vestibule or under the carport in front of the hall.


DIOCESAN DEVLOPMENT CAMPAIGn 2107

Bishop Kurt hopes that each family will donate at least $200 to this appeal.  OLPH benefits directly from this appeal and our seminarian’s tuition is paid with these funds raised from the generosity of the people of the Eparchy of Passaic. MAIL YOUR CONTRIBUTION DIRECTLY TO THE EPARCHIAL OFFICES. If you did not receive a brochure in the mail, copies may be found in the vestibule of the church. If you have any questions, please see Fr. Ed.


Separated/Divorced Monthly Support Group St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall 121 Belmont Ave. Croydon, PA
Thurs, October 19, 2017 @7PM
For information, contact Peg Duffy 215-788-1947


St Nicholas Banquet


A Special Celebration for the Child in All of Us!
Sunday, December 3 Following the Special 10:00 Divine Liturgy

Georgine’s * Autumn Room at the Knight of Columbus - Tickets on Sale October 29.

Adults : $20.00 * Children to Age 17: Free. More details to come

 


Bulletins


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