Українська Католицька Церква Святого Івана Хрестителя

Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

124 Bridge Street / P.O. Box 206

Salem, Massachusetts

Celebrating 100 years of Parish Life!

  Rev. James F. Morris Jr.         Mobile phone 781-632-5182                                          Parish Calendar  

October 13, 2019 -  18th Sunday after Pentecost   Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Wednesday, October 16 - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

 Sunday, October 20 - 19th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

            Coffee and refreshments – Please bring a light refreshment or pastry item to share

            Brief Meeting to finalize shopping list and plans for the November 2nd Food Sale. 

 Wednesday, October 23 - Holy Apostle James - Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

 Sunday, October 27 - 20th Sunday after Pentecost  - Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, October 30 -  Divine Liturgy – 9:00 a.m.

 Parish Food Sale

Friday, November 1  -  Food Preparation (Potatoes, cabbage, onions) for Food Sale

Saturday, November 2  -  Parish Food Sale  -  Approximate schedule (subject to change) as follows: 

            7:00 a.m. - Early work crew reports

            9:00 a.m. - dough rollers, pyrohy pinchers and other workers. 

            1:00 - 2:00 p.m. final orders put up, clean-up of kitchen

            2:00 p.m.-  Divine Liturgy – Vigil of 21st Sunday after Pentecost

            3:15 p.m.  -  Parish Community Dinner (Cabbage and kielbasa, potato pyrohy, other possible                                 side dishes as well as desserts parishioners wish to share.)

We are asking a donation of $10.00 for the dinner as part of this annual fundraiser.

Sunday, November 3 - Divine Liturgy will not be celebrated today. 

 Wednesday, November 6 - Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.  / Blessed Repose of Fr. John Mowatt

 Sunday, November 10  -  22nd Sunday after Pentecost – Divine Litugy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, November 13  -  St. John Chrysostom - Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

 Thursday, November 14 - St. Philip, Apostle - Christmas Fast / Advent Fast begins at sun down

 Sunday, November 17 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m.

 Thursday, November 21 - Presentation of the Mother of God in the Temple - 

            Divine Liturgy – 5:30 p.m.

 Sunday, November 24 - 24th Sunday after Pentecost - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m.

Coffee and light Refreshments - Please bring a dish or pastry item to share

Safety and Security Meeting; Presentation followed by opportunity for questions and discussion

 OCTOBER PARKING  -  Thus far, to my knowledge, one parishioner has received a parking ticket on Bridge Street and several cars received a typed note from a disgruntled neighbor about our pink windshield notices being “unofficial.”  On October 10, I met with the Head of the Parking Department for the City of Salem and explained our situation.  I strongly requested some kind of official parking pass from the city for our parishioners.  This request was denied.  However, he has sent a copy of our pink windshield signs to the “Enforcement Staff” and advised them not to ticket any car with these signs on Sundays before 1:00 p.m.  It is imperative that we continue to use these notices in our vehicles during the month of October.  If anyone should be approached by a neighbor of the church, please inform them that the City Parking Department is aware of our situation and will not be ticketing or towing vehicles displaying our signs. 

 ANNUAL FOOD SALE – On Sunday, October 20, there will be a brief meeting regarding the Food Sale.  Order forms for parishioners, their families and friends of the parish will be available at this time. 

Please see the schedule for the Food Sale in the parish calendar.  We hope everyone will be able to join us for part or all of the preparation work on Friday, November 1, and for the pyrohy production and turning out of orders on Saturday, November 2.  As noted in the calendar, Divine Liturgy will be at approximately 2:00 p.m. or whenever the work is completed.  After Liturgy, this year, we will gather for a Parish Dinner and enjoy the fruits of our labor together.  Please join us!  

 A PARISH MEETING on the topic of “Safety and Security issues in churches” has been postponed from October 20 until November 23.  After a break for coffee and refreshments, there will be a presentation of information, based on workshops which several parishioners have attended in three different communities.  There will be time for questions and discussion.  The intent is for this meeting to be one hour or less in duration.  Please join us to consider this important and timely issue for our church. 

 ST. NICHOLAS – The parish celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas will be held on Sunday, December 8.  Following Divine Liturgy, there will be a parish dinner followed by a program.  We anticipate a visit from the Venerable St. Nicholas himself.  We encourage everyone to join us for this celebration.  Gifts may be brought and dropped off at the front of the church hall before Services.  Any gift with a name on it will be distributed by St. Nicholas.  In particular, we always hope that any and all children in the parish will be able to participate in this important Traditional Feast Day.  If any parishioners are interested in helping to prepare a possible play or program in which the children can participate, please see Joy or Fr. Jim. 

 STAMFORD BISHOP’S APPEAL -  Thank you for reading the letter of appeal and for considering a contribution to this Annual Appeal from Bishop Paul Chomnycky, O.S.B.M.  Likewise, a heartfelt Thank You to those parishioners who have already contributed to the 2019 Appeal.  Thanks to your generosity, we are already well on our way to meeting our annual assessment.  Your gifts are very important for the support of the Offices, staff and ministries of the Diocese, as well as for the maintenance of its facilities.  Donations will be accepted through Sunday, December 15.