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.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Memorandum of the Bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States of America..
1. All weekday and Sunday services will be celebrated temporarily without the participation of the assembly of the faithful. Our clergy will continue to celbrate and pray for you and with you vicariously.
2. We renew and confirm the dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday services. At the same time, we ask you to pray as a Domestic Church (as a family or household unit) on Sundays and on Holy Days. Read prayerfully the Holy Scriptures, reflect upon the source and meaning of your life, on God's love and alvific action on our behalf.
3. We encourage you to make best use of the quarantine time, which coincides with Great Lent, for personal prayer reading the Word of God, and building a more profound relationship with Our Lord, and neighbors and in our families.
4. We ask that all the Lenten practices - e.g. missions and spirtual excercises be held with the aid of the internet and other means of social communication.
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
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia : " The Way" English version: http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/way/THEWAY170205ENG.pdf
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.
EASTER BAKE SALE - Our Easter Bake Sale , scheduled for April 4, has been Postponed until further notice..
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.
SHEVCHENKO'S CELEBRATION - Last Sunday, parishioners and guests enjoyed a beautiful program commemorating the birthday of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine's famous poet, writer, artist, public and political figure. The children did a wonderful job reciting poems and singing Shevchenko's songs. The adult choir and short play was also enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Boris Wirstiuk, Olena Iwankiw, and Father Wasyl Kharuk for organizing and preparing the program.
SOROKOUSKY -WILL BE HELD PRIVATELY BY FR. WASYL.
LENTEN SPIRITUAL RETREAT - CANCELED.
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.