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.                                                                          

3 D Dewey Drive   Salem, Massachusetts  01970                                                                   

mobile phone:  781-632-5182


 19th Sunday after Pentecost                                                                            September 30, 2018   

                                                                        Parish Calendar

Monday, October 1  -  Protection of the Mother of God  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

            Blessed repose of Joseph B. Ercha  (Requested by Mr. John Kelnock)

 Thursday, October 4  -  St. Francis of Assisi  -  Divine Liturgy  -  5:30 p.m.

 Sunday, October 7  -  20th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, October 10  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m. – Intentions of Theresa and Arnold Filipi

 Sunday, October 14  -  Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Light refreshments (Please bring a dish to share) followed by Parish Meeting: 1) Report and sharing reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the parish  2) Sharing information about the Annual Food Sale

Wednesday, October 17 - Holy Prophet Hosea - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Blessed repose of Mychaylo & Anastazia Frnakiwskyj Requested by Romanna and  Walter Michajliw

 Saturday, October 20  -  Baptism and Confirmation of Mila Judith Gemme, daughter of Larissa and Eric Gemme  -  Family ceremony at 11:00 a.m.     

Sunday, October 21  -  22nd Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m. 

 Wednesday, October 24  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.  Health and Healing for Patricia Norton /

            prayerful support for her husband and family. 

 Sunday, October 28   - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m. 

 Sunday, November 4  -  24th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.  

            A special welcome and Thank you to Monsignor Roman Golemba as celebrant of today’s Liturgy.

Please note that Fr. Jim and Joy will be traveling to Rome and Assisi, Italy

from October 29 – November 7.  Father Roman will be serving as substitute priest at St. John’s during that time.  In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact one of the Parish Trustees who will, in turn, contact Monsignor Golemba.

 Friday, November 9  -  Food preparation for the Food Sale at church kitchen starting at 9:00 a.m.

 Saturday, November 10  -  Annual Parish Food Sale  -  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Workers are asked to arrive around 7:30 a.m., or as early as you are able to assist with dough and pyrohy preparation or other projects. 

 Saturday, November 10  -  Vigil of 25th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy will be celebrated following the Food Sale at approximately 3:00 p.m.  As is our custom, there will be no Liturgy on Sunday, November 11. 

 Wednesday, November 14  -  St. Philip, Apostle  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m. 

Please note that the Christmas Fast or “Pylypiwka” begins for Ukrainian Greek Catholics at sundown on this day.  In our Tradition, Advent is a 40 Day period of Preparation for the Feast of the Birth of Our Lord. 


Sunday, November 18  -  26th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Religious Education for children following Liturgy.

 Wednesday, November 21  -  Presentation of the Mother of God in the Temple / Thanksgiving Eve

            Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

 Sunday, November 25  -  27th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, November 28  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

 Sunday, December 2  -  28th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Thursday, December 6  -  St. Nicholas Bishop of Myra  -  Divine Liturgy  -  5:30 p.m.

 Sunday, December 9  -  29th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Annual St. Nicholas Dinner -  Details to follow


The Annual Ukrainian Food Sale will be held on Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the church hall.  We have learned over the many years of holding this sale, that you and your willingness to work are the most important element of the event.  Please join us on Friday, November 9 a.m. to help with food preparation and on Saturday, November 10, as early as you are able to help prepare the pyrohy orders to sell.  If you are able and willing to prepare holubchi at home and bring them to church for selling, this would be a most generous contribution.  Baked goods will also be welcome for the pastry table.  Monetary donations for food ingredients and other supplies greatly help at this stage. Christine Bilyk has offered to collect and keep record of these donations.  More information to follow.


Sincere Thanks to those who have already contributed to the Stamford Bishop’s Appeal for 2018.  Your kindness in this regard is heartfelt and greatly appreciated.  For those who are considering a contribution, please know that your gift in any amount to assist with the needs of the Diocese of Stamford would be most appreciated.  Donations will be accepted through the 9th of December, 2018. 


October in Salem.  This is a reminder that there are parking restrictions in the City of Salem during the month of October.  The side streets around the church have been designated as parking for residents only.  In the past, however, the Salem Police Department has indicated to us that they will not ticket our parishioners while attending church services as a courtesy.  Please display the pink laminated cards inside your car windshield when parking on Sundays.  We pray that God’s angels will provide our parishioners with the needed parking spaces through the month of October!