Sorokousty - Remembrance of our Beloved Dead
During the season of the Great Fast, it is our tradition to pray for our deceased loved ones. Please print clearly the names of your loved ones on the envelope marked "Sorokousty" in your envelope packet by January 28, Cost is $10 per family. Prayers of the Sorokousty will be said during the season of Lent.
SHEVCHENKO CELEBRATION - Sunday, March 10, 2024
We will honor Taras Shevchenko on Sunday, March 10 after liturgy in our church hall. We will have a stage show with both children and adults. If you would like your child to participate, or if you would like to perform, please contact Mariana Hlubitska at firstname.lastname@example.org or Uliana Melnyk at email@example.com. We will have a light lunch, with refreshments, dessert and coffee. Desserts and appetizers are welcomed.
RENOVATION PROJECTS - Thank you again for the donations for our Renovation Projects. We have a Goal of $50,000 to cover the much needed projects for our church and hall. To date we received $20,305 towards our goal. A new furnace and air conditioning system is still needed in the church, as well as other projects. Our church is 100 years old and the hall was built shortly thereafter. Repairs have to be made and unfortunately that cost money. We still need your financial help. There are marked Renovations Projects on the bulletin table. PLEASE BE GENEROUS.
REGISTRATION - JOIN OUR PARISH - Church Dues are due for 2024!!!!
If you are new to our community and wish to join our Parish, please see Fr. Volodymyr or Eileen Kowalick after Liturgy to fill out a Registration Card. Envelopes will be issued in December for your use in the new year. Annual membership dues are $25 for singles, $50 for families.
MEET & GREET - Recent newcomers from Ukraine or surrounding communities, please join us for coffee and dessert after the 8:30 am Sunday Liturgy. If you know of any newcomers to the area please invite them to our church and parish community.
Anyone wishing to be visited with Holy communion and or anointed for the healing, please call Fr. Volodymyr, at 215-869-8027.
SHOP RITE GIFT CARDS. ShopRite Gift Cards in denominations of $50 & $100 are available. These cards make great gifts for Birthdays and other occasions. Please see Eileen Kowalick for the gift cards. Your support of this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.
BASILIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER - ONLINE PROGRAMS
Register at https://stbasils.com/basilian-spirituality-center
CHURCH DUES - Church Dues are due for 2024. The envelope for Yearly Dues is in your envelope box dated . Dues are $25 per year for individuals , $50 per year for families. If you do not have an envelope, please use a plain envelope with your name and address clearly on the front and place in the collection basket. Church envelopes will be provided to you for proper recording of your donations.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR PARISH - During this unprecedented time, everyone is enduring hardships. Parishes, with no weekly collections and cancelled fundraisers, are also experiencing financial hardships and have a desperate need of funds to pay their regular bills and meet their parish expenses. Please support your church by mailing your weekly offerings to St. Nicholas Church, PO Box 162, Great Meadows, NJ 07838. until public Liturgical Services resume . Thank you for your help in this matter.
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 $10 and 5 day candles for $5. Please use candle offering envelopes available on the bulletin table in church.
LITURGY INTENTIONS - Liturgy intentions are now being accepted for Liturgies in 2023. Please fill our the envelopes located on the bulletin table and place them in the collection basket.
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:
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. Kostyuk, at 215-869-8027..
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
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.
Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord -
Great Blessing of Water
January 6, 2024
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.
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.
Friends in Christ, Welcome to Our Parish
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church