OLPH Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite

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 in Residence

Address: 1787 Woodbourne Rd Levittown PA 19057


Services for June/July
  • Jun 21: 7:00pm - +Andrew Stancosky
  • Jun 24: 8:30am - Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
  • Jun 24: 5:30pm - Vigil of 3rdf Sunday After Pentecost
  • Jun 25: 10:00am - Sunday Followed by Parish Picnic - Akathist to the Mother of God 1:000pm at the Shrine
  • Jun 28: Vigil Liturgy for the Feast of Sts. Pter and Paul- 7:00pm Liturgy
  • Jun 29: Feast of Sts. Pter and Paul- 8:30am Liturgy
  • Jul 11: 5:30pm - Vigil of 4th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Jul 2: 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 34121 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


 

Sunday of All Saints
Gospel
Epistle

Hymn to the Holy Spirit



Sts. Peter and Paul

The two most impactful Apostles of the early church, their joint Feastal celebration in the Byzantine Church is June 29th.

TThe son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida,Peter was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter. Listen to his life story below.

Born in Tarsus and of the tribe of Benjamin,Psul was formerly called Saul and studied under Gamaliel. He was a Pharisee and a persecutor of Christians. He was wondrously converted to the Christian faith by the Lord Himself. Listen to his life story below.


Nativity of St. John the Baptist

The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John is celebrated on June 24. The righteous parents of Saint John the Baptist, the Priest Zachariah and Elizabeth (September 5), lived in the ancient city of Hebron. They reached old age without having children, since Elizabeth was barren. For more,click here to go to Traditions or listen below:


Parish Picnic - June 25th

In Celebration of Our Patronal Feast. Divine Liturgy that Day at 10:00 AM Followed by Picnic until 1:00 PM. Akathist at 1:0 PM(celebrated outdoors at the shrine). Special Treat After the Akathist. All You Can Eat. Adults - $15.00 Children (18 and Under)FREE! Tickets Now on Sale.

Picnic Desserts: We are looking for some people to bring desserts for the picnic – ideally they would be “hand held” – cookies – brownies, etc.


Coffee Socials Resumed

Sunday July 6th following the 9am Divine Liturgy inn the Church Vestibule


OLPH Cookbook - Fundraiser

As you know we have many things that need to be done around OLPH – and it takes money to do them!  Our first major fundraiser is going to be the creation of a parish cookbook. It has been many years since we have published such a book and its time to do a new one.  We are collecting recipes from everyone in the parish. They can be ethnic or your personal favorites. 

A special feature of the new cookbook will be Heritage Section of favorites from our previous cookbook – so this will be a collection of the old and the new! We would like to have 3 or 4 from each family.  All you need to do is pick up the recipe forms found on the table at the entrance of the church – use the easy to follow format and drop it in the recipe box when you’re done.

Another feature of our book will be advertising.  We hope that everyone will also sell a few ads – these will go a long way to insure a successful and profitable cookbook project. These forms may be picked up from the table at the entrance of the church.  If you have any questions, please see Pam Trapp or Donna Rayner.    


Planning a Trip?

Use our parish finder to locate a Byzantine Catholic church along the way. Attend a liturgy, make new friends and worship all together. It makes the trip that much more memorable. Click here to use the parish finder


St. Nicholas Pilgrimage

Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 7 PM. at the Carpathian Village. Opportunities for Confession will be available along with an Anointing Service.   A special procession with the miraculous Icon of Mary the Helper of Mothers is also scheduled.  The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with nine ordinations to the Minor Order of Lector will be celebrated by Bishop Kurt at 3:00 PM.  Food service will be available. Golf Club Car Service will be provided for those with difficulty walking as well as restroom facilities for those with physical disabilities.  A special Children's Program will be held at 1:00 PM.  The Carpathian Village is located at 802 Snow Hill Rd., Cresco, PA 18326. Note that the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy fulfills your Sunday obligation. 


Events/Features


Update on Fr. Myron's Surgery

Fr. Myron had successful hip replacement surgery on June 19.  He was back in his room dwith Sammy shortly after noon and was doing quite well.He is now out of the hospital and doing his rehab. Please remember him in your prayers.

You can send a card to him through the address below.

Fr. Myron Badnerosky
922 S. Woodbourne Road - Suite 417
Levittown, PA 19057


The Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is June 27

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to read moe about Her


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


Stay in Touch With Tim

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


OLPH Bulletins are available(click to read)


Contacting Father Ed

Never hesitate to contact me for any reason - especially when someone is ill at home, in the hospital or in a nursing home. Cell: 908.872.2928 or Residence: 215.969.8707 fredcimbala@gmail.com

Fr. Ed.


 
OLPH Mailing Address:  PO BOX 777, Levittown, PA,  19058-0777