Українська Католицька Церква Святого Івана Хрестителя

Saint John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

124 Bridge Street / P. O. Box 206

Salem, Massachusetts   01970


 Fr. James Morris, Pastor                                Parish website:

781-632-5182 – CELL PHONE                                   EMAIL:  UKRCATHSALEM@COMCAST.NET



4th Sunday after Pentecost / Father’s Day                                               June 17, 2018

Saturday, June 23  -  Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

4:00 p.m.  -  Meeting of Parish Trustees with Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM     

5:00 p.m. -  Prayers and Pankhyda for the founders and deceased parishioners of  St. John’s  -  Bishop Paul will preside.

5:45 p.m.  -  Pot Luck Supper and informal gathering with Bishop Paul in the  Parish hall.  Please bring a dish to share

 Sunday June 24 -  5th Sunday after Pentecost  / Nativity of St. John the Baptist 

100th Anniversary of the Founding of St. John the Baptist Parish, Salem, MA

Pontifical Divine Liturgy  -  11:00 a.m.

Most Rev. Bishop Paul P. Chomnycky, OSBM, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, Celebrant

Reception, Dinner and Program following Services at Hawthorne Hotel, Salem

Please join us after services at the Main Dining Room. 

Hors d’oeuvres and Cash bar available.  Dinner program:  approximately 1:00 p.m.


Regarding Parking on June 24:  We understand that finding parking on the street is often a hardship for our parishioners.  Please note that additional parking will be available to us on the day of our celebration at “Magic Discount Muffler,Inc.” located at 106 Bridge St., Salem, just one block from the church.  Our grateful thanks to Mr. Larry Snyderman for this generous arrangement. 

As the day of our 100th Anniversary celebration approaches, please accept my most sincere and heartfelt thanks to each and every member of our parish family.  Your support for the parish has been expressed in a myriad of ways.  Parishioners have stepped forward to help with every one of the many details of preparation.  Likewise your response to the event itself has been overwhelmingly positive.  Many have invited family members and friends and we have received many generous donations in addition to the price of tickets for the event.  In the final days leading up to the feast of St. John the Baptist, may God open our hearts to receive all the Blessings of this momentous event. 

                                                                                                                                                Fr. Jim

Monday, June 18  - Divine Liturgy – 8:30 a.m.

Friday, June 29  -  Holy Apostles Peter and Paul / Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла  - 

            Divine Liturgy  - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 1  -  6th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 7  -  Baptism and Chrismation of Zoriana Katarina Mandzy Herring, infant daughter of Luba T. Mandzy Herring and Neil Herring.  -  10:30 a.m.  Parishioners are invited to join in prayer and to join the family in the parish hall following the service for brunch.   

Sunday, July 8  -  7th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 11  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 15  - Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils  -  

            Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 18  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 22  -  9th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 25  -  Dormition of St. Anna  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 28  -  Vigil of 10th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  5:00 p.m.,

Welcome to Father Michael Moisin as celebrant of this Divine Liturgy

Sunday, August 5  -  11th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy – 10:00 a.m.

Monday, August 6  -  Transfiguration of Our Lord / Преображення Господа Нашого Ісуса Христа  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 11  -  Vigil of 12th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 12  -  64th Holy Dormition Pilgrimage, “Mary, Model of Prayer”

Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Sloatsburg, NY

Divine Liturgy -  10:30 a.m.

Celebrated by His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk

And Bishops of the Ukrainian and Ruthenian Catholic Churches in the United States.

Dear Parishioners,

The Holy Dormition Pilgrimage has been an important annual event for the Diocese of Stamford and the entire Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States since 1954.  Because of the momentous visit of His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav to preside over the Pilgrimage, Bishop Paul has requested that we move the parish celebration of the Divine Liturgy to Saturday evening and encourage our faithful to attend the Pilgrimage.  I will be driving to Sloatsburg, New York for the Divine Liturgy.  Departure time will be 5:00 a.m.  The Pilgrimage schedule is posted on the church bulletin board .  It is also published in the current issue of  the Diocesan newspaper, “The Sower.” Please let me know if you would like more information or if you are interested in attending the Pilgrimage.                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                Father Jim           


 Tropar of St. John the Baptist (Tone 4): O Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ, in spite of our honor and devotion, we are unable to give you worthy praise. Through your glorious and noble birth your mother’s childlessness was ended, your father’s tongue was freed, and the Incarnation of the Son of God was proclaimed to the world. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.