Friends in Christ, Welcome to Our Parish
We use both the Old Testament and the Gospels as the foundation for our Ukrainian Catholic faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
Just as Jesus said in the Beatitudes, blessed are the poor and the hungry. Our mission is not just to love one another, but to make sure we spread the love of the Gospels everywhere.
ST. NICHOLAS FEAST DAY CELEBRATION: Thank you very much to all those who helped make our St. Nicholas Feast Day celebration a success. Special thanks to Boris Wirstiuk who coordinated the event, Rose Eskow who prepared a wonderful meal, and Olena Iwankiw, who did a great job preparing the children who put on a beautiful program. Also thank you to all those who helped clean the hall and helped with the decorations and clean up. A special thank you for donation to the raffle to: Enchanted Chocolates, Hackettstown and Roman Osadca, for the Basket of Honey and Garlic.
DONATIONS - During the Fast of St. Philip (or Advent) we will be accepting donations for the orphans and needy children in the Ukraine. Please be generous in you r contributions. Special envelopes , marked NEEDY CHILDREN are on the bulletin table. Please print your name clearly on the envelope so you can get credit for your donation.
FOOD DRIVE - We are also collecting non-perishable foods, dry, canned, grocery items to be distributed to the needy people in our community for Christmas. Please put your donations in the box in the vestibule of the church. Thank you in advance for your generosity to this social project to help those in need during this season of giving.
PYROHY SALE - We will be having another pyrohy sale on Wednesday, December 12th. Help will be very much needed on Tuesday and Wednesday , December 11 th & 12th to help peel and cook potatoes and pinch pyrohy, beginning at 9:00 am. Anyone free on those days, please come help out.. ORDERS ARE LIMITED. Please place your order on the sign up sheets on the bulletin table, or call Eileen at 908-689-2352.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret, NJ was destroyed in a tragic three alarm fire on Tuesday, November 27th.. Bishop Andriy has asked that a special collection be taken up in all of our parishes this weekend. Please be generous in your offerings to assist our brothers and sisters during this time when they are suffering from the losss of their beloved spiritual home n Carteret. Envelopes are on the bulletin table for your convenience. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
DAILY PRAYER BOOKLET Daily Prayers of the Eastern Church booklets are available on the bulletin table for a donation of $3.00. This prayer book was prepared by the North Anthracite Protopresbyterate of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. It is a treasury of prayers of the Ukrainian Catholic Church with beautiful icons. Please take a look at these prayer books, they are a wonderful spiritual guide.
CARITAS - DUBNO A charitable organization, which was founded in 2013 to provide support and help children with special needs, children from very poor families, children who are impaired, orphans and children whose parents have died in the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine is in need of funds for their projects. Caritas-Dubno organizes and sponsors various spiritual and personal development programs, art workshops and summer camps. If you are interested in helping out, please mail your donation s to our chancery, Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, 810 North Franklin St. Philadelphia, PA, 19123.. Checks are to be made out to Special Needs in Ukraine and marked DUBNO. Additional information is on the bulletin table.
MIRACLES OF MARY - True stories of miraculous interventions by the Blessed Virgin Mary in countries beyond the Iron Curtain. These pamphets are available on the bulletin table. donation is requested.
WELCOME - All parishioners and non-parishioners are welcome to come and visit with Father Evhen at the rectory. you don't have to have a problem, just come and spend a few minutes with him. Please call the Rectory at 908-799-3386 to arrange your visit.
CANDLE OFFERINGS: Altar candles (2) and Eternal Light Candle are available in memory of, or in honor of a loved one for $10. Also available are 7 - day candles for $7 and 5 day candles for $5.00. Outdoor Candles are also available. Please use the Candle offering envelopes available on the bulletin table.
SHOP RITE GIFT CARDS: We are selling ShopRite gift Cards in denominations of $100, $50 and $25 as a fundraiser. These cards make great gifts for Birthdays and other occasions. Please see Eileen Kowalick after Liturgy. Your support of this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.
New Address - The correct mailing address of our Philadelphia Archeparchy Chancery is: Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
810 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
New Cathechism - The New Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Christ Our Pascha, is now available to read online in the English language. Please access the link:
Domestic Disaster Recovery Fund - A Domestic Disaster Recover Fund was established by our Philadelphia Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy to aid victims recovering from such disasters as Hurricane Harvey. These disasters remind all of us of the fragile nature as we witness our neighbors suffering loss of life an material possessions. In times such as these , we are called to assist our neighbors in need... If you would like to make a donation for the humanitarian needs of the victims of Hurricane Harvey, please send your gift to the attention of this fund.
Domestic Disaster Recovery Fund
c/o Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
810 N. Franklin Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19123
VISTATION OF THE SICK/ANNOINTING OF THE SICK-
Anyone wishing to be visited with Holy communion and or anointed for the healing, please call Fr. Evhen at the Rectory at 908-799-3386.
RENOVATION PROJECTS : Renovation projects are ongoing and we still need your financial help. Please use the envelopes marked Renovation Projects located on the bulletin table to make your donation. Attached in this weeks bulletin is a summary of the costs thus far for the recent renovations made to our hall. Thank you for your support.
ST. JOSEPH' ADULT CARE HOME - Compassionate and quality care of our elderly parents and family members is offered by the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate at St. Joseph's Home in Sloatsburg, NY.. An addition of a new wing and the upgrading of the existing facilities will enable the Sisters Servants to offer elevated medical care and service for the elderly as well as the capacity to admit more people needed care. Donations are needed to expand their facilities. Please send your donations to St. Joseph's Adult Care Home, Inc. P.O. Box 8, Sloatsburg, NY 10974. Donations are tax deductible.
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia : " The Way" English version: http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/way/THEWAY170205ENG.pdf
St. Nicholas Feast Day Celebration, 2018
Shine in the love of God's grace, every day.
At St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Great Meadows NJ, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. Join us each Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.
A PRAYER OF CONFIDENCE IN GOD
Beloved Jesus, grant that I may rest in Your above all things,
Above all creatures, above all Your angels, above all praise,
Above all rejoicing and exultation, above all glory and honor,
Above all heavenly hosts; for Your alone are Most High,
You alone are the Almighty and Good above all things.
May You come to me and deliver me, and release me from
My chains, and grant me freedom, because without You my
Joy is not complete, without You my table is empty.
God saves me, Jesus enlightens me, the Holy Spirit is my
Life, thus I fear nothing.