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 January/February
  • Jan 24: 7:00pm Departed Faithful
  • Jan 27: 5:30pm Vigil Liturgy - Sunday of the Prodigal Son
  • Jan 28: 9:00am Sunday
  • Feb 2: 7:00pm Liturgy - Feast of the Encounter with Simeon (Presentation)
  • Feb 3: 5:30pm Vigil Liturgy - Sunday of Meat fare
  • Feb 4 14: 9:00am Sunday
  • Feb 9: 5:30pm Vigil Liturgy - !st All Souls
  • Feb 10: 5:30pm Vigil Liturgy - Sunday of Cheesefare
  • Feb 11: 8:00am Sunday
  • Feb 11: 10:00am in Trenton - Followed by Fashengy. Forgiveness Vespers marking the start of the Great Fast will follow Fashengy at 2:30pm

Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) 7 8:00-8:45 Sundays, After all Services, or by Appointment with Fr Ed



There have been 17715 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. For more information about becoming a parishioner, please see Fr. Ed

The next Sunday in the preparation for Great Lent - The Sunday of the Prodigal Son is the third Sunday the period prior to the commencement of Great Lent. As with the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the theme of this Sunday is repentance, and the focus on the parable of the Prodigal Son leads Eastern Christians to contemplate the necessity of repentance in our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Click here to read more or play the audio below.


Fashengy!

A Joint Celebration With the Parishes Of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Levittown Assumption of the Virgin Mary - Trenton St. Nicholas - Roebling Sunday, February 11 at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Trenton

A Fun-Filled Fantastic Celebration to Prepare Us for the Great Fast   Luncheon and Party followed by the celebration of Forgiveness Vespers What’s Going to be Happening? Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM Followed by Food! Music! Dancing! Then The celebration of Forgiveness Vespers to begin the Great Fast,will start at 2:30.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW. Adults-$10, Children under 18 free. Transportation will be arranged from OLPH to Trenton. There is a Sign-up Sheet on the table at the entrance of the church to see how many people would be interested in using transportation from OLPH.


The Feast of the Encounter with Simeon and Anna - February 2nd

The Feast of the Encounter of our Lord is celebrated forty days after Christmas on February 2. The event which the Church commemorates on this feast is described in the Gospel of St. Luke (2:22-28). From the words of this Gospel and of the Liturgical texts pertaining to the feast, we can identify a threefold character in it; the purification of Mary, the dedication of Jesus as the first-born son, and the meeting with Simeon and the prophetess, Anna. Click Here to read more or play the audio below


All Souls Envelopes

This year there is a special envelope for the All Souls Saturdays in the front of your envelope box.  Use the envelope and the sheet to note the names you wish to remember and to make an offering for the commemoration. Please return by Sunday, January 28.

ALL SOULS LITURGY – Please Note the First All Souls Saturday will be moved from February 3 to a Vigil celebration on Friday, February 9th at 7:00 PM.  This move is necessary because of Fr. Ed’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Thank you for your understanding.


Rada Knife Sale

Back by popular demand, catalogs and order forms are in the vestibule. Becky Zadnik is coordinating this fundraiser and is available after Sunday Liturgy to answer questions and take your orders. This cutlery makes a fine gift for any occasion.

 


2018 Lottery Calendars
Lottery calendars for 2018 are available. Act now before your lucky numbers are taken by someone else. See Margaret Churilla after church.

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


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.


Events/Features


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


Fashengy Preparation

OLPH will provide appetizers and salads. Please see Margaret Churilla or Joseph Pieszala to help or contribute.


While Fr. Ed is Away …
Fr. Yuriy Oros will be covering for him. In case of an emergency, ospital visit or funeral, please contact him 609-394-5004 (Trenton Rectory) 609-447-0688 (Roebling Rectory) 908-381-2764 (Cell Phone)


Fr Myron Address

You can mail cards and letters to Fr Myron at 922 S. Woodbourne Rd ,Suite 417, Levittown PA 19057 and they will be forwarded to him.


Contributions Statements for 2017

If you wish to receive a copy of your statement, please write your name, address and envelope number on a piece of paper and drop it off in the collection basket.  As self addressed stamped envelope would be appreciated, but not required.


Bulletins


Click Here for the Present and Past Sunday Bulletins


Stay in Touch With Tim

 

Write to Tim: Tim Fariss, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214