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.                                                                           Email:

                    3 D Dewey Drive                                                                                        website:

                     Salem, Massachusetts  01970                                                                    mobile phone:  781-632-5182

 Wednesday, September 19  -  Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.  -  Health and Healing Blessings for      Suzanne Ercha (Requested by Mr. John Kelnock)

Friday, September 21  -  Birth of the Mother of God (Old Calendar)  - 

Divine Liturgy at St. William’s Hall, Boston College at 7:00 p.m.  (9 Lake St., Brighton MA).  Liturgy will be celebrated by Fathers Michael Moisin and James Morris.  Responses will be sung by the Choral Group LYRA from St. Petersburg, Russia.  This annual Liturgy has become a very well received event as we praise and thank God assisted by the beautiful Liturgical compositions and singing of LYRA.

Sunday, September 23  -  18th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 26  - Passing of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist  - 

            Divine Liturgy  -  9:00 a.m.  Blessed repose of Joseph B. Ercha (Requested by Mr. John Kelnock)

Sunday, September 30  -  19th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Divine Liturgy  -  10:00 a.m.

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  -  9:00 a.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 followed by Meeting concerning the Annual Food Sale and a report on the 100th Anniversary Celebration

as well as sharing special memories of the events. 

Please bring a refreshment to share. 

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

            Blessed repose of Mychaylo and Anastazia Frnakiwskyj

            (Requested by Romanna and Walter Michajliw & Family)

Saturday, October 20  -  Baptism and Confirmation of Mila Judith Gemme, daughter of Larissa and Eric Gemme.   Time to be announced.  


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

                             Divine Liturgy  -  3:00 p.m.

                           Friday, November 9 -  Food Preparation in Parish Hall starting at 9:00 a.m.


Holy Confession / Таїнство Покаяння / Сповідь - The Sacrament of Confession is generally available before all services.  On  Sundays, Father Jim is available for Confession starting at 9:20 a.m. up until the start of Divine Liturgy.  Please feel free to enter the Sacristy and let Father know you wish to go to Confession.  The sacrament is also available by appointment.  We will soon have Father Roman Golemba with us on many Sundays.  Father will be available for Confession as well.  You may confess in Ukrainian or English as you prefer.  This sacrament has always been held in profound reverence in the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  In Ukraine, the faithful frequent the sacrament of Confession often as a preparation for the reception of Holy Communion.  It is an opportunity to encounter Christ’s Compassionate and healing graces.  If you are unsure as to how to prepare for or make your confession, or have forgotten the prayers, the priest is there to assist you. Please know you are always welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to look with humility into our own souls and seek reconciliation with Christ.   


Religious Education classes for children will take place after Divine Liturgy on Sundays when there is no special program scheduled.  This year we welcome Mia Joy Morris as she begins preparation for the sacraments of Confession and First Solemn Reception of Holy Communion. 

 Stamford Bishop’s Appeal - We have delayed the start of the Annual Bishop’s appeal.  You will soon receive a letter asking you to consider a contribution to support the Services, Staff and Maintenance of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford.  Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.