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
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.
Friends in Christ, Welcome to Our Parish
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
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. At the present time, according to NJ Law, only 10 people are permitted inside for a religious service.
2. 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 teh aisles in line for Communion and returning to the pews.
3. Wear masks is mandatory for laity.
4. Please refrain from any personal physical contact among persons.
5. Veneration of icons, crosses, etc. should be done without touching or kissing them.
6. There should be no social gatherings after the services. People should leave the church promptly upon the completion of services.
7. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and watch the Live-Streaming services available.
8. Parishioners are not bound by the Sunday obligation if they are ill, at high rish to contract the virus , of iffor health reasons they are afraid to attend the services.
9. Dispensation from Sunday Liturgy obligation remains valid until further notice.
10. When receiving Holy Communion with a golden spoon open your mouths wide, do not touch the spoon, and do not cough or sneeze upon it.
11. Celebrations of weddings, baptisms, and funerals are allowed if all precautions listed above are observed. Water is considered to be safe since the virus spreads from person to person via air droplets.
12. While going to confessions, please wear a face masks and observe social distancing.
13. Collection baskets are in the back of the church on the bulletin table. Please leave your weekly envelopes and donation in the baskets provided. There will be no passing around the collection basket.
14. Live streaming of Divine Liturgies and other services are highly recommended.
15. The schedule of the parish church services may be changed as deemed necessary.
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.
WITH SYMPATHY - Our sympathy is extended to Fr. Wasyl Kharuk on the loss of his sister, Natalia, who passed away on Saturday, May 16. May Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ comfort Fr. Wasyl and his family and grant her eternal rest. Vichnaya Pamyat!!
GOD WITH US - ONLINE
THE THIRD HEAVEN - The Key to the Epistles of Saint Paul
wednesdays June 3, 10 & 17 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm
All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge.
Register at EasternCatholic.org. Registration is required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.