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

Email:  ukrcathsalem@comcast.net

                                                               

 29th Sunday After Pentecost  ~  Celebration of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker ~  December 9, 2018

 Parish Calendar

Wednesday, December 12  -  Our Lady of Guadalupe – Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 16  -  Sunday of the Forefathers  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Sunday, December 23  -  Sunday of The Ancestors of Christ  ~ Sunday Before Christmas

Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Tuesday, December 25  -  Nativity of Our Lord / Christmas / Різдво Христого

9:45 a.m. -  Cannon from Great Compline – “З нами Бог” / “God is With Us”

10:00 -  Divine Liturgy

  Sunday, December 30  -  Sunday After Christmas; Commemoration of St. Joseph, St. James,

and King David

Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.  

Tuesday, January 1  -  Naming of The Child Jesus, St. Basil The Great, Civil New Year

Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Sunday, January 6  - Baptism of Our Lord / Theophany / Богоявленія

Divine Liturgy / Solemn Blessing of Holy Water  -  10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, January 9  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.  

 Sunday, January 7  - Sunday After Theophany 

Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m. followed by Solemn Blessing of Water

 Sunday, January 13  -  Sunday After Theophany  -   Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, January 16  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Sunday, January 20 – 35th Sunday After Pentecost   

Divine Liturgy – 10:00 a.m.

Annual Shchedriy Vechir Dinner with Traditional meatless dishes

Admission $10.00 per adult

 Wednesday, January 23  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

 Sunday, January 27  -  36th Sunday After Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, January 30  -  Three Holy Hierarchs ~ Saints. Basil the Great, John Chrysostom and

Gregory of Nyssa - Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

 Saturday, February 2  - Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple / Стрітення Господа Нашого Ісуса Христа

Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

 Sunday, February 3  -  Sunday of Zacchaeus -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

 Sunday, February 10  -  Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner

Ladies are invited to a dinner prepared and served by the Gentlemen of the parish.

 Wednesday, February 20  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 23  -  First All Souls Saturday  -  Divine Liturgy -  9:00 a.m. (Sorokousty Devotion)

 Sunday, February 24  -   Sunday of Meatfare  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Annual Memorial Sunday for All Deceased Parishioners  -  Panakhyda following Divine Liturgy

Parish Dinner following Services - Please bring a dish to share. 

 

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REMEMBERING THOSE IN NEED  -  Each year the feast of St. Nicholas reminds us of the life of one of the Church’s most beloved Saints of all times.  We recall the stories of this remarkable bishop and pastor who shared his wealth so readily with the poor in his care.  Every Christian is called to follow the example of Our Holy Father Nicholas and see the poor and the oppressed as our brothers and sisters in Christ.  In living the Gospel, we are called to respond to those who want for the basic necessities of life.  One way we have tried to do this as a parish community is by helping the North Shore Moving Market.  This Salem-based non-profit agency makes regular deliveries of food to the elderly and shut-ins on the north shore who are not able to go to food pantries or other sites where food is available.  The Seasonal appeal letter from North Shore Moving Market asks for assistance in providing Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner for the elderly and disabled in the Community.  Please consider making a monetary donation to this worthy organization as part of your Charitable outreach during the Advent Season.  (North Shore Moving Market, P.O. Box 876m 13 A Franklin St., Salem, MA 01979.  Website:  www.nsmm.org  Email: sjharvest@comcast.net)

Aside from donations of money, the Moving Market also appreciates the following food items: canned tuna, peanut butter and jelly, pasta, sauce, packaged mac and cheese, coffee and tea.  In  donating food items, we ask that they be fresh and not past the expiration date on the package. 

 

THANK YOU to those parishioners who have contributed to the Annual Stamford Bishop’s Appeal.  Your support of the Seminary facilities, the offices and the staff of our Diocese is sincerely appreciated. 

 

CHURCH SUPPORT -  As we near the end of this “Jubilee Year” of the 100th Anniversary of the parish, we have been reminded in tangible ways every parishioner and family has supported our beloved parish. Thank you for your participation in the Anniversary celebration.  Your generosity to St. John’s has taken on many forms and is greatly appreciated.  Equally important has been your weekly and monthly offerings throughout the year.  Whether you choose to use to the envelope system or find another convenient way to make your contributions, please know that your faithfulness in this matter is what truly sustains and allows us to worship and participate in the sacraments in the Traditions of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.  The Parish Trustees and I extend our heartfelt thanks for these blessings.  May God continue to bless each of you and all of your loved ones through the celebration of Our Lord’s Birth into the New Year of 2019. 

                                                                                                                        Father Jim

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