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


                                          August 27, 2017

Sunday, September 3 - 13th Sunday After Pentecost - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 6 - Miracle of the Archangel Michael

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Friday, September 8 - Birth of the Most Holy Mother of God / Різдво Пресвятої       Богородиці  - Divine Liturgy- 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 10-  Sunday Before the Exaltation of The Holy Cross-

Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m.

Coffee and Refreshments followed by General and Committee Meetings for the 100th Anniversary.

Wednesday, September 13 - Dedication of The Church of The Resurrection, Jerusalem-  Divine Liturgy-  9:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 14-  Exaltation of The Holy Cross / Воздвиження чесного Хреста  Divine Liturgy at St. William’s Hall Chapel, Boston College;  9 Lake St., Brighton MA -  7:00 p.m.

 Responses for Liturgy will be sung by the Choral Group Lyra from St. Petersburg, Russia.

All are welcome to this Liturgy which has become an annual Tradition at Boston College

Friday, September 15-  7:30 p.m.

Christ The King Ukrainian Catholic Church, 146 Forest Hills St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Concert of Celebrated Melodies of Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia

Details online at

Sunday, September 17-  Sunday After The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m. /  Religious Education for children following Liturgy

Sunday, September 24-  16th Sunday After Pentecost 

Divine Liturgy-  10:00 a.m. / Religious Education for children following Liturgy

***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

Sunday, October 8-  18th Sunday After Pentecost

Divine Liturgy-  10:00 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 / Committee Work in Preparation for 100th Anniversary; June 24, 2018

Looking Ahead:  Annual Parish Food Sale- Saturday, November 11


THANK YOU for your continued parish support by way of the collection envelope system and other donations throughout the weeks of summer.  Thank you to those parishioners who have already responded to the 2017 Stamford Bishop’s Appeal.  Due to your kindness, we have already collected nearly one thousand dollars to assist with the annual needs of our Diocese.  Likewise, thank you for your prompt and generous response to Bishop Paul’s appeal for assistance with the Mission outreach of our Church in Ukraine.  As announced, this outreach includes the troubled and war torn areas of Eastern Ukraine, as well as Kazakhstan and other territories outside of Ukraine.  We will accept donations through August 27.  Your gifts will be delivered by Bishop Paul to the Bishop’s in Ukraine at their September Synod.  As of this writing we have sent one hundred fifty dollars. 


PARSIH CALENDAR -  As you can see the contents of our current parish calendar is particularly full and varied.  In particular, you will note the continued monthly meetings concerning the Planning for the 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 24, 2018.  Likewise, please note that we are planning an Annual Food Sale on Saturday, November 11.   Accordingly, we also plan a food preparation session at the parish kitchen on Friday, November 10.  This annual event continues to be an important one for the parish not only in terms of fundraising, but also our working together as a church community.


Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for the personal encouragement, support and good wishes you have offered as I have retired from the teaching profession and Catholic School Ministry.  For some years, now I have looked forward to the day when I would be able to offer more time and energy to the priesthood and to our beloved parish.  I look forward to being more of a presence at the church and in the parish community in the weeks and months ahead.   It is good to know that this will be more of a focus in my own life. In this particular year, we will be busy working on the 100th Anniversary festivities.  I suspect it will not be difficult for any of us to find ways to fill out time.  At the same time, I look forward to this time of transition.     


Please note that Divine Liturgy will be scheduled regularly on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m., except when there are Diocesan Clergy Meetings scheduled at the same time.  Should you have any special intentions or desire a Liturgy to be offered for particular living or deceased loved ones, this can be arranged.  


Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.

Sincerely in Christ,