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


Parish Calendar


 Wednesday, September 27-  Divine Liturgy-  9:00 a.m.


***Sunday, October 1-  17th Sunday After Pentecost / Protection of The Mother of God

Покров Пресвятої Богородиці  -  Divine Liturgy-  8:30 a.m.

Please note the time change on this Sunday only.  Father Jim will be substituting at Christ The King Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jamaica Plain - Divine Liturgy there will be at 11:00 a.m. 


October 1 - Eparchial Family Day Retreat; “The Christian Family in Today’s World”

St. Mary’s Villa, Sloatsburg, New York (Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate)

Program begins with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.  Details available online at


October 2 –  October 4 -  Stamford Eparchial Clergy Days.


Sunday, October 8-  18th Sunday After Pentecost

Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m.


Wednesday, October 11-  St. Philip, Apostle-  Divine Liturgy-  9:00 a.m.


Sunday, October 15-  Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council – Council of Nicea

Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m.

Light Refreshments followed by Meeting / Food Sale planning and details

Committee Work in Preparation for 100th Anniversary; June 24, 2017


Wednesday, October 18-  St. Luke, Evangelist-  Divine Liturgy- 9:00 a.m.


Sunday, October 22  -  20th Sunday After Pentecost-  Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m.

Religious Education class for children


Monday, October 23-  St. James, Apostle-  Divine Liturgy-  9:00 a.m.


Sunday, October 29-  21st Sunday After Pentecost-  Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m.


Sunday, November 5, 2017-  22nd Sunday After Pentecost-  Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m.

Coffee and Refreshments-  Informal Meeting and final details for Food Sale


Wednesday, November 8 - Archangel Michael and All Angels

 Divine Liturgy- 9:00 a.m.  -  Blessed Repose of Fr. John Mowatt


Friday, November 10-  Food Preparation at Church Kitchen-  9:00 a.m.


Saturday, November 11

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

Divine Liturgy -  2:30 p.m.


Looking Ahead:

Sunday, December 10-  Parish Celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas

Divine Liturgy-  10:00; followed by Dinner and Program

Admission tickets for adults:  $10.00


Having accepted and examined three bids for the CHURCH ROOF PROJECT, we have signed a contract with the H&R Roofing Company to do the work.  Thank you to the Parish Trustees, Serge Sacharuk, Eugene Skrabut and Marie Gurry for their time and

careful consideration of every detail of the project thus far.  Details will follow.


THANK YOU for your continued generosity to the church.  Your diligence in contributing to the support of the church on a regular basis is very important at this particular time in the life of our parish. 

Please note that a special appeal has been made by the American Catholic Bishops for HURRICANE RELIEF ASSISTANCE.  Donations will be accepted through Sunday, September 24.  Please make any checks payable to “St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.”


THANK YOU for your presence at the monthly meetings in preparation for the 100th Anniversary Celebration.  Thank you to those who have been serving on various committees shared ideas and have already put in hours of time working on projects. 

As everyone can see, this celebration is a large undertaking for a small church community.  However, we envision a beautiful day of prayer and celebration which expresses the unique character of our parish family.  With your continued patience and spirit of community in all aspects of the preparation, we will achieve that goal. 


The ANNUAL FOOD SALE will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  As is our custom, a Vigil Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on that Saturday at around 2:30 p.m. to give everyone the benefit of a rest on Sunday.  Although we are already taking on extra church related jobs for the Anniversary celebration, this annual fundraiser is particularly important this year.  More details will be shared at the October 15 Meeting.  In the meantime, we will begin preparations by asking for your assistance with a preliminary donation for supplies for the food preparation.  Donations for this purpose will be collected by Christine Bilyk.  Thank you for your kindness and consideration. 


THANK YOU to Darlene and Danny Morris for the donation of a new Hewlett Packard printer, copier and fax machine for the parish office.  Having this machine at the church office will facilitate many administrative tasks. 


“Haunted Happenings!”  Please remember that parking restrictions go into effect in Salem in October.  If you park on Sundays where there are “Resident Parking Only” signs, please utilize the pink colored signs which have been distributed in past years for your car windshield.