Cemetery Blessings - 05/19/19
Thanks to Pete and Debbie Silowka for taking pictures at the Cemetery for the Annual Blessing of the Graves. (Provodnoye) The Rainout date turned out to be a real scorcher.
SAC Troika Dinner Fundraiser - 05/18/19
Ss. Peter and Paul hosted a Troika Dinner Fundraiser on May 18th, 2019 to benefit St Andrew's Camp in Jewell, NY. What a night!! Archbishop Michael was in attendance from Vespers til cleanup time! The South River Balalaika Orchestra (SoRiBO) performed magnificently. Over 150 people were in attendance for this successful new kitchen fundraiser. Thanks to Taisa Naumiuk for all these pictures...(and Janusz's phone!) As usual, thanks to Natasha Rogozenski for spearheading this food festival, creating the baskets, and coordinating all the help. Thanks to all the cooks, servers and band members who donated their time and food for this event.
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Palm Sunday - 04/21/19
Pictures of the Vigil of Palm Sunday (Blessing of the Palms), as well as Palm Sunday. Lastly, a "Trip to the Holy Land" was presented by Daniel Rogozenski and Greg and Alex Siemienczuk, based on their recent Spring Break trip from March 15th to 23rd, 2019.
Lenten Activity Night - 04/19/19
Church School Students gathered after Friday night matins to make Blessing Bags for the homeless as well as a lesson on Pascha and Holy Week. Blessing Bags were to benefit the homeless of the Boston and Hoboken areas.
Holy Unction - 04/18/19
The sacrament of the unction of the sick is the Church’s specific prayer for healing. If the faith of the believers is strong enough, and if it is the will of God, there is every reason to believe that the Lord can heal those who are diseased. The Sacrament of Holy Unction was held on Thursday, April 18th.
Easter Bazaar - 04/13/19
The Easter Bazaar was held on Saturday, April 13th. As usual, the leadership of Deb and Pete Silowka made the day's events as smooth as ever. The Tricky Tray was a record success. (Thanks Natasha, Deb and Karen!) The potato pancakes were spearheaded by the Men's Club again. (Fortunately, noone was injured during this effort!) The R Club's Ethnic goods were a huge success, as were the Bakery and the Honey and Soaps! And we always run out of the delicious Babka! Here are just a few pics from the day.
Lenten Youth Sunday - 04/07/19
April7th marked the celebration of our annual Lenten Youth Sunday. Our youth rang the bells, took part in the collection, held the Communion cloth, and worked the Candle desk. Ella Leoniuk read the Epistle, and Lizzie Lomjaria capped off the event with a beautifully prepared Sermon. See the pictures below.
Mission Vespers - 03/31/19
Lenten Mission Vespers was held at our Church on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Vespers was served by various priests from the surrounding Central NJ OCA parishes, including Fr. Gary Breton (Brick), Fr. Peter Baktis (Princeton), Fr. Volodymyr Chaikivskyi (Trenton), Fr. Maryon Chaykivsky (Perth Amboy) , Fr. Greg Rubis (So. River ) and Fr. David Garretson (So. River). A light Lenten meal was served afterwards.
Communion Breakfast - 03/17/19
On the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, a Communion Breakfast was held in the Church hall following Divine Liturgy for the Church School Students who had partaken of the Sacrament of Holy Confession on Saturday. The Communion Breakfast was sponsored by the St. Anne's Guild.