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

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


Welcome Guests and Friends

Rev. Fr. Yuriy Oros, Administrator
Rev. Vasyl Sokolovych, Parochial Vicar
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* (Residence) 215-968-8707*email: frvasylolph@gmail.com


Services for October

  • Oct 11 - 7:00pn Divine Liturgy
  • Oct 12 - 5:30pm –Vigil Liturgy 18th Sunday After Pentecost / Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
  • Oct 13 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy 18th Sunday After Pentecost / Father es of the 7th Ecumenical Council
  • Oct 18 - 7:00pn Divine Liturgy
  • Oct 19 - 5:30pm –Vigil Liturgy 19th Sunday After Pentecost
  • Oct 20 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy 19th Sunday After Pentecost
  • Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) Fr. Vasyl is available for Confession on Saturdays from 4:45 to 5:15 and Sundays from 8:15 to 8:45. If these times are not convenient for you, please make an appointment with Fr Vasyl.

    There have been 84638 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 me.

    Fr. Vasyl


    Rev. Fr. Yuriy Oros, Administrator

    Should you have any additional pastoral needs, concerns, sick calls, funerals, liturgy intentions, etc. please call me at (908) 381-2764 or email me at yuriyorosit@gmail.com

     Please leave a message if I am not available and I will respond as soon as possible. 

    Fr. Yuriy


    Thomas Dulin Passes

    Born in Oakdale, PA, son of the late Mary (Homyak) and Michael Dulin, Mr. Dulin had been a former resident of Levittown prior to moving to Bensalem 34 years ago. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Levittown.

    Mr. Dulin was a 1956 graduate of MMI in Freeland, PA, had attended Penn State University and received his accounting degree from Rider University. He worked as an accountant with J. Robert Bazley, Inc. in Pottsville for 9 years. He was also employed with Allstate Design and Development in Trenton, NJ and later in Trevose for 35 years. He retired as Controller in 2000. Mr. Dulin took great pride in doing his own lawn work and house maintenance. He greatly enjoyed watching the Eagles and Flyers, visiting the casinos and going on cruises.

    Beloved husband of 56 years to Elizabeth A. (Hadzick), Mr. Dulin is the loving father of Diane M. Bissonette (Jeff), Christine E. Starrett (Don), Debra A. Miller and Colleen T. Needham (Rich). He is the devoted grandfather of Tyler, Nicholas, Haylee, Ashley, Brianna and Brittany; brother of Mary Anne Bushinski; and uncle of Donna and Marie. He will also be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Thomas Hadzick (Fran).

    Family and friends may call Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Rd., Levittown. Friends may also call on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home where a Panachida service will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Dulin's name may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church


    Sunday of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council (18th Sunday After Pentecost)

    The Gospel reading today is Luke 8: 5-15, The Parable of the Sower, in which we see that Jesus very explicitly says that the seed in the parable is the Word of God as it is sown or preached throughout the world.

    This parable tells us that there are some people on whom the Word of God has no effect, some people upon whom it has a superficial effect, some people who may have a passing acquaintance with the Word of God, and some people who have a depth that allows them to comprehend and receive the Word of God. The world has these different groups and today, we should realize that no amount of pleading can add anything to the work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus did not say to browbeat someone to accept the Word, but preached the Gospel and disciple those who believe. Many who call themselves Christians are not truly converted. While we do not condemn, we are to discern. We want to stay strong and focused so that we do not even temporarily get pulled off course from the Word of God.

    The 2nd Gospel reading today is John 17: 1-13 in which Jesus Prays for Himself and His Disciples. He looks up to the sky and addresses God. He tells God that he knows he's going to die and He has accepted that fate. In His prayer He also asks God to protect the disciples through divine intervention.

    The 7th Ecumenical Council is commemorated because it ended almost fifty years of iconoclast persecution and established the veneration of the holy icons as basic to the belief and spirituality of Christ's Church. The Council met in 787 AD in Nicaea (present-day Turkey) to restore the veneration of icons which had been suppressed by the iconoclast Emperors Leo III (717 - 741) and his son, Constantine V (741 - 775).


    Annual Special Assessment

    As you might know, the financial situation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish has for some time now been challenging. Costs for heating oil last winter, enhanced lighting in the parking lot etc. have taken their toll on available cash while at the same time, income from collections has just about kept pace with outflows due to operating expenses. Because of this, it was determined that re-implementing the annual assessment has become necessary.

    This assessment, which is voluntary in nature, will be collected during the month of October 2019. We are requesting $250 per family however, we will most gratefully accept contributions in amounts that donors, after prayerful consideration, are comfortable giving. To contribute: Please use one of the envelopes marked “SPECIAL OFFERING” found within your packet. Please write “Assessment” on the envelope as well as the amount of your gift, your name and address then, place it in the collection basket, drop it off at the rectory or, mail it in. We thank you in advance for your participation and invite you to contact Father Yuriy or Father Vasyl with any questions or concerns that you may have.


    Events/Features


    ….  If you see someone in church that you do not know – stop and say hello and welcome them to OLPH.  Your friendly greeting will help them to decide to make OLPH their spiritual home.  Make sure you introduce newcomers to Fr. Vasyl.  Don’t be shy!


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    Coffee Social

    Join us after the 9am Liturgy on Sunday, October 27th in the back of the church for coffee, pastries and happy conversation.
    St Nicholas Banquet

    Save the Date! Our annual St Nicholas celebration will be held on Sunday, December 8 at Georgine's in Bristol. Stay tuned for more details!


    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