LENTEN REGULATIONS - On Monday, February 15th, the Great Fast will begin
Abstinence from meat and all dairy products on the First Day of the Great Fast and on Good Friday.
Abstinence from meat only on all Fridays of the Great Fast as well as Holy Saturday. It is also traditional to abstain from meat on Wednesdays during the Great Fast.
Reception of the Holy Mysteries of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist during the Great Fast to the Wednesday before Ascension Thursday.
The Fasting and Abstinence regulations are not binding on persons 60 or older, the very poor, sick , nursing or pregnant women, children below the age of 14, and those who engage in physically very hard labor. However, all are urged, if able to do so, to observe the fasting and abstinence regulations.
All the faithful are urged to attend the Lenten services such as Lenten Vespers, the Presanctified Liturgy and the Commemoration of the Deceased (Sorokousty).
Such Good deeds are almsgiving, visitation of the sick, Bible reading and praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life are most earnestly recommended to all the Faithful.
Friends in Christ, Welcome to Our Parish
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.
GUIDELINES FOR OPENING PARISH CHURCHES
1. Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.
a. while sitting or standing in the pews between non family members.
b. while standing or moving in the aisles in line for Communion and returning to the pews.
2. Wear masks is mandatory for parishioners and guests.
3. Live streaming of Divine Liturgies and other services are highly recommended.
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia : " The Way" English version: http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/way/THEWAY170205ENG.pdf
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
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.
SOROKOUSTY - REMEMBERANCE 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 or fill out the information on the blank envelope. Prayers of the Sorokousty will be held on Saturdays at 10:00 am.
GOD WITH US WEBINARS -
On line educational webinars, check website for topics and dates. Register at EasternCatholic.org/Events.
ENVELOPES & CHURCH CALENDARS - The 2021 calendars and church envelopes are available for pickup. Envelopes are currently in the church. 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.
INDEPENDENCE, SOVEREIGNTY AND UNITY OF UKRAINE - The Philadelphia Branch of the Ukrainiann Congress Committee of American and Ukraine's Embassy in the USA invite all Ukrainians and Friends of Ukraine to a virtual commemoration of the anniversaries of the Acts of Independence and of Unity , which were issued on the historical dates of January 22, 1918 and 1919 and of the emblematic Battle of Kruty Jan. 29, 1918. The virtual recorded program wil also honor and pay tribute to all the heroes that ,both in those turbulent times and throughout history , fought and fight for the liberty, dignity and independence of Ukraine and her people.
the pre-recorded Virtual Program will air on Friday, january 22, 2021 at 12:00 noon. YouTube - https://bit.ly/UCCATube
WOUNDED UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS UKRAINE - Is an organization that helps wounded Ukrainian soldiers to get advanced medical care in the U.S. which is not available in Ukraine. RSU provides travel, medical care and rehabilitation for the wounded soldiers in the U.S. and Ukraine. Donations are needed to assist severely wounded servicemen in the US and Ukraine. Send your donations to REVIVED SOLDIERS UKRAINE, Iryna Vashchuk DiSciopio, 9542 Tavistock Road, Orlando , FL 32827. For more information visit www.rsukraine. org/ourwork
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 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 2020. The envelope for Yearly Dues is in your envelope box dated Dues are $25 per year for individuals and $50 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.
SHOP RITE GIFT CARDS. Shop Rite Gift cards are available $50, $100 and $25 denominations. These cards make great gifts for birthdays and other occasions. Please see Eileen Kowalick at 908-689-2352 for the gift cards. YOur support of this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church is sponsoring a Pilgrimage tot he Holy Land with Fr. Andriy Dudkevych, Spiritual Director, Most Rev. Andriy Rabiy, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia and Fr. Ivan Demkiv, Group Leader. Eleven Days, October 11 - 21, 2020. For more Information contact, Select International Tours 800-842-4842 or email@example.com.
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 Wasyl 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.
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. Wasyl 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.