4th Of July Keilbasi Sale

4th Of July Keilbasi Sale — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church is selling keilbasi for the grill for the Fourth of July. Cost is four links for $10 or $12 per ring. Call 610-544-1215 or email HMBChurch@Verizon.net before June 26.

Pick up is 10 a.m. to noon, July 1, at the church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

The Eastern Catholic Church has Divine Liturgy in English 5 p.m., Saturdays and Divine Liturgy sung in English/Ukrainian 10 a.m., Sundays.

Shroud Replica On Display At HMB

Shroud Replica On Display At HMB — A replica of the Shroud of Turin is being displayed through May 5 at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church in Ridley, Pa.

Visitation times on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday from 1-7 p.m.

The church is at 900 Fairview Road Swarthmore, PA 19081.

Shroud Replica On Display At HMB

Sauerkraut Pierogi Sale At HMB

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church is having a special sauerkraut pierogi sale. Cost is $10 per dozen. Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 23, by calling 610-544-1215 or emailing HMBChurch@verizon.net.

Pick-up is April 28 at the church, 900 Fairview Rd
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, PA 19081.

Sauerkraut Pierogi Sale At HMB

Slavic Christmas Dinner 2016

Slavic Christmas Dinner 2016
Inside Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church.

Slavic Christmas Dinner 2016 — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church in Ridley Township, Pa. is taking reservations for its annual Slavic Christmas Dinner which will be noon, Sunday, Dec. 4, after liturgy.

On the menu are stuffed cabbage, pierogies, halushki (cabbage and noodles), kielbasi and sauerkraut, ham, home made desserts and beverages.

There will be a theme basket raffle and a visit from Saint Nick.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For those 8 through 12, the cost is $8 and seven and under will be admitted free.

Holy Myrrh-Bearers is at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore Pa. 19081.

To reserve a seat call 610-544-1215 or email  HMBCHURCH@Verizon.NET.

Slavic Christmas Dinner 2016

Archbishop Chaput Wikileaks Reaction

Archbishop Chaput Wikileaks Reaction — This article by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput appeared in the Oct. 13 edition of First Things. It should be noted that the Archbishop is not wildly enthusiastic about Donald Trump. It sounds,  though, that the Wikileaks revelation about Hillary Clinton’s views on Catholics might have just pushed him into hitting the button for him. We certainly hope so.

Imagine if it was Donald Trump and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley facing each other in the General Election. Would The Donald have a chance? We don’t think so.

But that is why we have come to respect Trump. If someone like Haley was the Democrat nominee, and someone named Bush had not been ordained to be the Republican nominee, we don’t think he would have run.

We have come to conclude that Trump is not running for his ego or because he likes power, but because he is a patriot.

Hopefully, others start seeing this too.

By Charles Chaput

Archbishop Chaput Wikileaks Reaction
A religious bigot

Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver. They were from Catholics United, a group describing itself as committed to social justice issues. They voiced great concern at the manipulative skill of Catholic agents for the Republican Party. And they hoped my brother bishops and I would resist identifying the Church with single-issue and partisan (read: abortion) politics.

It was an interesting experience. Both men were obvious flacks for the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party—creatures of a political machine, not men of the Church; less concerned with Catholic teaching than with its influence. And presumably (for them) bishops were dumb enough to be used as tools, or at least prevented from helping the other side. Yet these two young men not only equaled but surpassed their Republican cousins in the talents of servile partisan hustling. Thanks to their work, and activists like them, American Catholics helped to elect an administration that has been the most stubbornly unfriendly to religious believers, institutions, concerns and liberty in generations.

I never saw either young man again. The cultural damage done by the current White House has—apparently—made courting America’s bishops unnecessary.

But bad can always get worse. I’m thinking, of course, of the contemptuously anti-Catholic emails exchanged among members of the Clinton Democratic presidential campaign team and released this week by WikiLeaks. A sample: Sandy Newman, president of Voices for Progress, emailed John Podesta, now the head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, to ask about whether “the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage” could be the tinder for a revolution. “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages [sic] dictatorship,” Newman writes.

Of course, Newman added, “this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the Catholic church, the economic power it can bring to bear against nuns and priests who count on it for their maintenance.” Still, he wondered, how would one “plant the seeds of a revolution”? John Podesta replied that “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this . . . likewise Catholics United” (emphasis added).

Another Clinton-related email, from John Halpin of the Center for American Progress, mocks Catholics in the so-called conservative movement, especially converts: “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.” In a follow-up, he adds “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what . . . they’re talking about.”

On the evening these WikiLeaks emails were released, I received the following angry email myself, this one from a nationally respected (non-Catholic) attorney experienced in Church-state affairs:

I was deeply offended by the [Clinton team] emails, which are some of the worst bigotry by a political machine I have seen. [A] Church has an absolute right to protect itself when under attack as a faith and Church by civil political forces. That certainly applies here . . .

Over the last eight years there has been strong evidence that the current administration, with which these people share values, has been very hostile to religious organizations. Now there is clear proof that this approach is deliberate and will accelerate if these actors have any continuing, let alone louder, say in government.

These bigots are actively strategizing how to shape Catholicism not to be Catholic or consistent with Jesus’s teachings, but to be the “religion” they want. They are, at the very core, trying to turn religion to their secular view of right and wrong consistent with their politics. This is fundamentally why the Founders left England and demanded that government not have any voice in religion. Look where we are now. We have political actors trying to orchestrate a coup to destroy Catholic values, and they even analogize their takeover to a coup in the Middle East, which amplifies their bigotry and hatred of the Church. I had hoped I would never see this day—a day like so many dark days in Eastern Europe that led to the death of my [Protestant minister] great grandfather at the hands of communists who also hated and wanted to destroy religion.

Of course it would be wonderful for the Clinton campaign to repudiate the content of these ugly WikiLeaks emails. All of us backward-thinking Catholics who actually believe what Scripture and the Church teach would be so very grateful.

In the meantime, a friend describes the choice facing voters in November this way: a vulgar, boorish lout and disrespecter of women, with a serious impulse control problem; or a scheming, robotic liar with a lifelong appetite for power and an entourage riddled with anti-Catholic bigots.

In a nation where “choice” is now the unofficial state religion, the menu for dinner is remarkably small.

Archbishop Chaput Wikileaks Reaction

Family Game Night at Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Family Game Night at Holy Myrrh-BearersHoly Myrrh-Bearers Parish is having a family game night, Saturday, Oct. 8, following the 5 p.m. Liturgy.  Feel free to come out and spend time with your family, and with other families, in an evening of friendly game competition.

Feel free to bring your own special family game to this event.  Hot dogs will be available.

Holy Myrrh-Bearers is an Eastern Rite Catholic Church at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081.

See you and your family there!

Ukrainian Dinner Platter At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church will offer a Ukrainian dinner platter after the 10 a.m. Sunday service, Sept. 25.

Cost is $12. Eat in or take out. On the menu are one stuffed cabbage, two pyrohy, kielbasi, halushki, coffee or tea and dessert.

For information call 610-544-1215 or  email HMBChurch@verizon.net.

Ukrainian dinner platterHoly Myrrh-Bearers, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081, is an Eastern-rite Catholic Church. Liturgies are 5 p.m. Saturdays in English and 10 a.m. Sundays in English/Ukrainian.

Ukrainian dinner platter

Pierogi Time Back At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Pierogi time has returned at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church. The potato and cheese filled treats are but $9 per dozen. The schedule is order by noon on Sundays Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11 and pick them up between noon and 3 p.m. the next Friday at the church 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081

Orders can be placed by leaving a message at 610-544-1215 or via email at HMBChurch@verizon.net.

Pierogi Time Back At Holy Myrrh-BearersHoly Myrrh-Bearers is an Eastern-rite Catholic Church. Liturgies are 5 p.m. Saturdays in English and 10 a.m. Sundays in English/Ukrainian.

Pierogi Time Back At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Holubtsi Sale At HMB Church

Holubtsi Sale At HMB Church — Orders are being taken by Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church for Holubtsi a.k.a. stuffed cabbage, a delicious and hard-to-find Slavic dish.

Holubtsi Sale At HMB ChurchCost is $10 for three pieces. To order call 610-544-1215 or email HMBchurch@verizon.net.

Pickups will be 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 and 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 28 at the church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

Services at HMB are 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m., Sundays.

Holubtsi Sale At HMB Church