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


Friends in Christ, Welcome to Our Parish

Welcome Brothers & Sisters

St. Nicholas  Ukrainian Catholic Church

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.

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.


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.


​LENTEN REGULATIONS -  ​On Monday, February 24th, 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 period from the onset of 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.

FISH & CHIPS DINNER - On Wednesday, March 4, we will have a Fish & Chips Dinner by Tastefully British in the church hall between 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm.  Donation is $15.00 per person which includes Fish & Chips, coleslaw, Dessert & Beverage.  EAT IN OR TAKE OUT.  Please see Eileen or Susan for tickets.

SHEVCHENKO'S HOLIDAY -  On Sunday, March 8th, after 11:00 am liturgy we are planning a celebration in commemoration of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine's famous poet, Shevchenko was a poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer.  His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language.  

There will be a stage show, with children reciting poems and singing Shevchenko's songs.  We will also have an adult choir on stage.  Admission is FREE. Baked goods, sandwiches, coffee, tea will be served.  For more information or if  you would like to join the adult choir, please contact Boris Wirstiuk, email: boris_wirstiuk@verizon.net

PYROHY SALE -  On Tuesday & Wednesday, March 10 and 11 (weather permitting), we will be making pyrohy.  Help will be very much needed on both days beginning at 8:00am to peel and cook potatoes and pinch pyrohy.  Anyone free on those days, please come to help out.  Please write your orders on the sheets located on the bulletin table or in the book in the church hall or call Eileen at 908-689-2352,  cost is $7.00 per dozen.  Quantities are Limited...….

HURCH IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE - Next week we will take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports the Church in more than 20 countries that still struggle to recover from Communist rule.  Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation.  YOur support restores the Church and builds the future in this region.  Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week .. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccee.

SOROKOUSKY - 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 a blank envelope and place it in the collection basket.   SOROKOUSKY SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, AT 10:00 AM.

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.

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 jane@select-intl.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.


​​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: 




​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.