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 Rev. Edward Higgins, 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 December

  • Dec 1 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for the 28th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Dec 2- 10:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Dec 6 - 7:00pm Divine Liturgy Feast of St Nicholas
  • Dec 7 - 7:00pm Vigil Divine Liturgy Maternity of the Holy Anna
  • Dec 8 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for the 29th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Dec 9 - 9:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Dec 14 - 7:00pm Divine Liturgy
  • Dec 15 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for the Sunday of the Forefathers
  • Dec 16 - 9:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Dec 21 - 7:00pm Divine Liturgy
  • Dec 22 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for the Sunday Before Christmas - The Ancestors of Christ
  • Dec 23 - 9:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Dec 24 - 7:00pam –Vigil of Christmas : Great Compline followed by Divine Liturgy at 7:30pm
  • Dec 25 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy Feast of the Nativity of Christ
  • Dec 26 - 7:00pm –Divine Liturgy Synaxis of the Theotokos
  • Dec 27 - 8:30am – Divine Liturgy Feast of St Stephen
  • Dec 28 - 7:00pm Divine Liturgy
  • Dec 29 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for Sunday after Christmas , David, Joseph and James
  • Dec 30 - 9:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy

    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.



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    Welcome

    “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

     


    The Feast of St Nicholas - Dec 6

    As a spiritual shepherd, St. Nicholas distinguished himself for his pastoral zeal and concern for the poor. He assisted the poor, protected the innocent, and comforted the suffering and sick. He also worked a number of miracles which made people consider him a saint even before his death. Several times, St. Nicholas saved his people from imminent starvation. He died on December 6, 352 and is still commemorated on that day.

    To learn more about this Feast,Click Here or play the audio below


    St Nicholas Celebration 2018

    THE TIME HAS COME - The St. Nicholas Party is Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Georgine's Restaurant:  1320 Newport Road, West Bristol, PA  19007,  from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, following the 10:00 am Divine Liturgy

    St. Nicholas Party Door Prizes.  We are still accepting g donations of items to be used as door prizes for the St. Nicholas Party.  If you wish to make a contribution, please bring your item to the party. Thank You.


    Angel Tree – Holiday Gift Drive, 2018

    OLPH is again partnering with The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey for their annual Holiday Gift Drive! The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey has been saving children’s lives and building healthy families throughout NJ and Eastern PA since 1894.  Each year at Christmas, they, along with donors such as you, our parishioners, work to give children the special holiday they deserve.The Society’s general need is toys, all ages.

    There is no need to wait for the tree to be setup in the vestibule in order to shop!

    Bring your wrapped gift to the Church Vestibule by December 16th as the gifts will be picked up on the 17th.  If you purchase a toy that needs batteries, please provide batteries attaching to the gift or, including in an attached gift bag.  Add a tag noting boy/girl and age (i.e. boy, age 7-9) to the gift. Your generosity and effort will give a child a special Christmas that otherwise they might not have. Thanks for your support. 


    Getting to Know You

    When you come to communion, please tell me your name in a low voice.  It might take a few times, but I will be better with names and faces with your help. My thanks in advance and deepest appreciation for your patience and help. - Fr. Vasyl


    Prayer Before Meals

    We have a very beautiful prayer to be said before all meals, especially on this holiday season. In case you have not memorized it, the text is below:

    May the poor eat and be satisfied. May those who seek the face of the Lord rejoice and in their hearts find life. Christ, God, Bless the food and drink of your servants, those who prepare it, and those who receive it, for you are Holy, Our God, and we give glory to you, Father Son and Holy Spirit now and ever and forever. Amen.


    Decorating the Church for Christmas

    Join Us on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 am


    St Phillip's Fast - The Pre-Christmas Fast
    Begins November 14

    Why do we fast before Nativity?. The Lenten fast seems more obvious. Also, from what foods do we normally fast from during the Nativity fast?

    We fast before the Great Feast of the Nativity in order to prepare ourselves for the celebration of Our Lord’s birth. As in the case of Great Lent, the Nativity Fast is one of preparation, during which we focus on the coming of the Savior by fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Play the audio below for more about this important time of the year.


    Events/Features


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


    ….  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!


    Update on Fr Myron & His Address

    As of November 28, 2018 - Fr Myron back to normal. 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. He Greatly appreciates them and all your prayers.


    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


    Bishop's Appeal 02018

    The 2018 Bishop’s Appeal is underway.  The Appeal’s pledge period runs through December 31st, 2018.  When considering a donation, please note the payment plans and tax considerations for contributions found on your Pledge Card.  Electronic contributions are also being accepted on the Eparchy’s web site:  www.eparchyofpassaic.com
    As always, your continued generosity is greatly appreciated