Українська Католицька Церква Святого Івана Хрестителя

Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

124 Bridge Street

Salem, Massachusetts

Celebrating 100 years of Parish Life! 

                    Rev. James F. Morris, Jr.                                                                           Email:

                    3 D Dewey Drive                                                                                        website:

                     Salem, Massachusetts  01970                                                                    mobile phone:  781-632-5182




            Please note that there will not be a Divine Liturgy at St. John’s on Sunday, August 12

Sunday, August 12 - Dormition Pilgrimage at Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Sloatsburg, NY

           His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav will preside


Wednesday, August 15 - Dormition of the Mother of God / Успення Пресвятої Богородиці

            Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 19 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m. / Blessing of flowers

Sunday, August 26 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 29 - Beheading of St. John the Baptist / Усікновення голови Св.  Івана       Хрестителя  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 2 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m.

            Coffee and light refreshments following Liturgy

Saturday, September 8 - Birth of the Most Holy Mother of God / Різдво Пресвятої Богородиці

            Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

           We will be gathering a work crew to go to Serge and Eva Sacharuk’s home to help to set things up for Sunday’s picnic. 

*****Please note change of time on this Sunday only*****

Sunday, September 9  -  Sunday Before The Exaltation of The Holy Cross  -  Divine Liturgy  -  11:00 a.m.

Annual Parish Picnic immediately following Divine Liturgy

Home of Serge and Eva Sacharuk

Please bring a lawn chair along with a picnic dish to share


Dear Parishioners,

            Please accept my most heartfelt thanks to each and every parishioner for the outpouring of wholehearted and generous support in which we all shared at the June 23 – 24th celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of our beloved Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist in Salem. 

It is difficult to name a single person who has some connection with our parish who was not in attendance or from whom we did not receive a gift, a donation or a prayerful greeting.  We all saw the work of the hands of the hardworking members of the Centennial Committee from the weeks leading up to the Anniversary through the two days of the Bishop’s Visitation and our prayerful celebration. 

            There is no denying that God has been very good to this parish, as demonstrated by the many blessings visited upon its faithful for the past century.  The blessings were certainly experienced and felt in a myriad of ways during the two days of celebration.  A complete report of the 100th Anniversary celebration with numbers and other points of interest will be made in September, when all have returned from vacations and travels. 

            On another subject, I request that you please keep in your prayers the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate as they prepare to host a very large number of Pilgrims for the 64th Annual Holy Dormition Pilgrimage at Sloatsburg, New York on Saturday and Sunday, August 11th and 12th.  As you know, His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav will preside at this year’s pilgrimage.  You might wish to consider making the trip and joining a small delegation from our parish.  Fr. Jim will be departing the area very early on Sunday, August 12 to be present for the Divine Liturgy which begins at 10:30.  Please let me know if you have any interest.  We ask for your prayers not only for the Sisters for whom the annual Pilgrimage is a ministry of love, but for those faithful from the Diocese of Stamford and other Ukrainian and Byzantine Catholic dioceses who will be attending the Pilgrimage.  May the Most Holy Mother of God intercede for all of us and our loved ones as we honor her at this special event of faith and love. 

            A happy and enjoyable summer to all with safe travels and enriching fruitful experiences. 

                                                                                                            Fr. Jim



North Shore Moving Market is a charitable organization which delivers free groceries on a monthly basis to the North shore's Elderly, Disabled, and Disadvantaged.  For the past three years, we have tried to help this organization with donations of food as well as monetary assistance.  North Shore Moving Market is funded in part by the City of Salem, Community Development of Housing and Urban Development or "HUD."  We try to consider ourselves as supportive partners in our efforts to assist.  The Moving Market has sent out a special appeal for monetary assistance.  They are, once more, faced with a crisis as they attempt to pay their rent and other bills in order to continue their valuable services.  If you can make a donation in any amount, it will go far at this particular time to help insure a future for this life line organization.  Here are three ways you can donate:   1)  For credit card donations, go to and hit "Donate Now button.

2) Mail a donation to:  The North Shore Moving Market, P.O. Box 876, Salem, MA 01970 or 3) Bring your donation to church, mark it clearly and place it in the collection basket or give it to one of the Parish Committee Members.  

Many thanks for your consideration.