St. Nicholas  Ukrainian Catholic Church

Announcements

St. Nicholas Feast Day Celebration, 2018


Welcome Brothers & Sisters

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.

                                              Amen


​Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia  ​: " The Way" English version: ​http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/way/THEWAY170205ENG.pdf

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.
 

What Are Our Core Values?

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.

What Do We Teach?

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.

​​​​HOLY WEEK

As we begin Holy Week , try to attend all services which commemorate how Christ was condemned to death, died on the cross and gloriously rose from the dead.


EASTER BAKE  SALE -   A big Thank You to everyone who helped with our Easter Bake Sale this past week.  Special thanks to Roman and Debbie Osadca who donated the flour and eggs, and Michael Minue, who donated the filling for the fruit rolls.  May God grant  you many blessings.  We still have some baked goods available for sale, please come down to the church hall after Liturgy to check them out.  

 

PUSSY WILLOWS - Thank you Father Evhen, Joe Eskow, and Patricia Ruppel for cutting down the pussy willows and arranging them for distribution for our Palm Sunday Service.


HOLY THURSDAY - On Holy Thursday, April 18th, the traditional foot washing of twelve priests by Bishop Andriy Rabiy will be part of the Holy Thursday services that will be held beginning at 10:30 am at Holy Myrrh-Bearers church in Swarthmore, PA 900 Fairview Rd..  All the faithful from the Archeparchy are invited to attend.


 


ENTHRONEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP - METROPOTIAN BORYS GUDZIAK -  will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 11:00 am presided by His Beatitude Sviatoslav. There will be a week long program of prayer, celebration and mission, "Heart to Heart".  Several thousand people are expected to attend, including the faithful, clergy, religious and youth.  Every body is invited.  Please register if  you plan on attending.

A fundraising campaign has started to help with expenses for Enthronement of Archbishop Borys and various events during "Heart to Heart" week.. Send your contributions to Ukrainain Catholic: note - enthronement.   English : http://ukrarcheparchy.us/donate.


.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

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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: 

​http://catechism.royaldoors.net/catechism/.

 

 ​​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.


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