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.
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.
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.
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.
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia : " The Way" English version: http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/way/THEWAY170205ENG.pdf
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
Friends in Christ, Welcome to Our Parish
We welcome Father Wasyl Karuk, Spiritual Director at St. Josaphat Catholic Seminary and Assistant Pastor of The Ukrainian National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, D.C. who will be substituting at St. Nicholas Parish. In case of emergency, please call the Rectory at 908-799-3386 or Eileen Kowalick at 908-689-2352.
STUFFED CABBAGE (HOLUBTSI) SALE: On Saturday, November 16, from 10 am to Noon (Pick Up). Please orderby Sunday, November 10th, supplies are limited. Cost $8.00 per pound. To place your order, call Eileen at 908-689-2352 or place your order on the sheets on the bulletin table or in the church hall.
Help very much needed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Saturdays mornings, Nov 13, 14, 15 and 16 beginning at 8:00 am. If you are available please come to help out.
ST. NICHOLAS FEAST DAY - Our annual St. Nicholas Feast Day Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 8th after 11 am Divine Liturgy. We are asking for a donation of $20 per adult, children are free. Each parishioner is asked to bring a salad or dessert. The main course will be provided by the parish. We need an exact count of adults and children who will be attending. Please complete the form locatd on the bulletin table and return it with your check made payable to St. Nicholas Church, tickets eill be sent to you. For more information please call Eileen Kowalick at 908-689-2352. Deadline is November 30th.
ST. PHILIP'S FAST - On Friday, November 15, our church will begin a 40 day St. Philip's Fast. Again this year, Bishop Andriy Rabiy has asked that we take the initiative to choose a social service project that will benefit the poor in our parish and local community. These are the four steps as outlined last year:
1. Choose a social service project.
2. Set up a team to run the project.
3. Announce the project to the parish and community - set dates and ask for volunteers.
4. Distribute what is collected or celebrate the event before Christmas.
This year, we are doing this in solidarity with His Beatitude Sviatoslav and the Bishops of our church worldwide which will be commemorated on November 17.
HACKETTSTOWN'S SECOND ANNUAL SENIOR EXPO - On Saturday, November 16, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. at Trinity Church Fellowship Hall, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Information will be geared towards the needs of Senior Citizens.
HALL ROOF REPAIRS - Due to a leak in the roof of the hall kitchen, it has been determined that the roof will have to be replaced over the kitchen and bathrooms. This comes at a cost of $3000. We asked that you be generous in your contributions to cover this additional cost. Than you for your help in his matter.
NJ DEANERY SOBORCHYK (GATHERING) - Conducted by the Dean, Very Rev. Taras Lonchyna, is being convoked on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm at St. Nicholas Church at 217 President St. Passaic, NJ 07055 on the theme: Unity, obstacles and challenges in the life of the parish". The presence of the clergy and at least 2 representatives from each parish is obligatory. Moleben starts at 1-:00 am in the church, followed by the Soborchyk and lunch. Please RSVP Fr. Wasyl Kharuk at 908-799-2286 by November 20 2019.
Thank you to everyone who helped make pyrohy this past week. We Sold Out! Next pyrohy sale will be in December call Eileen at 908-689-2352. cost is &7.00 per dozen. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED.
COFFEE SOCIAL - we will resume our coffee social in the church hall after Sunday Liturgy. Please join us for coffee and refreshments and catch up on events and activities for the coming year.
BASILIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Fall 2019 Program Schedule
710 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 www.stbasils.com
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 2019. Please fill our the envelopes located on the bulletin table and place them in the collection basket.
.CHURCH DUES - Church Dues are due for 2019. The envelope for Yearly Dues is in your envelope box dated February 24, 2019. Dues are $25 per year for individuals and $40 per year for families. Partial payments are accepted. If you do not have an envelope please use a plain envelope with your name and address clearly on the front and place it in the collection basket. Please be sure to fill out the Registration Card in the box including your EMAIL address and return it in the collection basket so that we can confirm your name and phone number for proper recording of your donations. Thank you.
2019 UKRAINAIN CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE TO UKRAINE = Join us for this spiritual, cultural, and historical journey - June 30 - July 12, 2019. This is a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Underground Church.. the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was decimated by Stalin and the Soviet government in 1946. The surviving clergy and faithful were driven "underground" and continued to worship and practice their faith in secrecy.. The church re-emerged in 1991 with the independence of Ukraine. This pilgrimage will visit some of those secret sites as well as other well known historical and cultural landmarks.. The trip is sponsored by St. Nicolas Ukrainian Catholic church , Passaic, NJ. For more information can be found on FaceBook ( st. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Passaic NJ) or call rectory at 973-471-9727.
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:
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.
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.