St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
719 Roosevelt Ave. ● Carteret, NJ 07008 ● (732) 366-2156
Rev. Vasyl Vladyka
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 ● Thomas Sunday ● Festal Tone
Apostle: Acts of the Apostles 5 Verses 12-20 ● Gospel: John 20 Verses 19-31
Please remember in your prayers all those who are homebound, in care
facilities or impeded by illness. May our Lord restore them to complete health.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd, Rev. Vasyl Vladyka will be blessing graves at St. Andrews Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery located in South Bound Brook, NJ. Hours on Saturday will be from 10:00AM to 1:00PM and on Sunday 1:00PM to 2:00PM.
On April 25th and April 26th 2017, Rev. Vasyl Vladyka will be attending the Spring Clergy Conference in Pennsylvania. In case of emergency, please contact Taras Tkaczyk on (732) 882-9425.
Parish Council Meeting is being scheduled for Thursday, April 27th at 6:30PM. All council members are urged to attend.
Our Traditional Sviachenne is being held next Sunday, April 30th, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Divine Liturgy that day will be held at 12:00PM. Tickets are $10 each and are available right now. Please see Roman Rubas or Taras Tkaczyk for tickets.
Spring Clothing Drive: We will again be holding our Annual Spring Clothing Drive, which will begin on Saturday, May 6th and run thru Sunday, June 11th. Any clothing, blankets, towels, sheets, soft toys etc., may be brought to the Church Hall after Liturgy on Saturday or Sunday. Please bring your clothing donations in white trash bags and place on tables provided. For more information, please click here.
If you would like to have your Mother commemorated in the Mother’s Day Remembrance Liturgy please return your envelope by Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Metropolitan Stefan has sent us his reflection on Thomas Sunday. Please click here to read it.
Confessions may be heard half an hour before each Divine Liturgy.
2017 Parish Collection Envelopes are available for pick-up in the church hall. Please check that you are picking up the correct name. If you are new to the parish and would like envelopes, please see Father Vasyl or call the rectory on (732) 366-2156. Please be sure to check off or clearly write in amount of your donation on the envelope, so that we can maintain accurate records of your donations. Also, please check that you have placed money inside the envelope as we receive a few empty envelopes every week.
Victim Assistance Ministry: The Archeaparchy of Philadelphia is offering assistance for those affected by the sexual abuse of a priest, deacon, other minister, employee or volunteer of the Archeaparchy. For further information, please click here.
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, N.Y. The need for such facilities among our elderly parents and family members, and within our Ukrainian American community is great. The 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. There will be increased capacity to admit more people needing care. The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate have historically offered such quality and compassionate care throughout our history in America (75 years in 2017). We need to help them to continue to fulfill this mission and to enable a much needed expansion of St. Joseph’s Home in Sloatsburg. Please help by providing your generous donation to enable the building of the expanded facility to care for our elderly. Please choose to be an instrument of God’s mercy for those who are in need of His care. Thank you! Kindly send your (tax deductible) donation to:
St. Joseph’s Adult Care Home, Inc.
P.O. Box 8
Sloatsburg, New York 10974.
With the events taking place in Ukraine, we offer the following petitions in today’s mass to our brothers and sisters:
O good and loving Master, look down with compassion, heal, comfort and protect Your servants who are wounded and suffering in Ukraine, and receive the souls of all those who have lost their lives from the violence, let us pray to the Lord. We also pray that the Holy Spirit may open the hearts and minds of all in Ukraine to wisdom, grace and prayer so that sincere dialogue may lead to peace and reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy (3 times)
A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
Heavenly Father, Your Son taught us
“Blessed are the Peacemakers for
they shall be called Children of God.”
At this hour, we fervently pray that
Your Holy Spirit may inspire men and
women in Ukraine to become Peacemakers.
May they seek reconciliation and dialogue
and end the violent confrontation and killing.
May they restore tranquility to their nation
and restore human rights, democratic principles
and religious liberty to their troubled land.
God, our Father, we beseech you to comfort
the suffering, heal the wounded and accept the
souls of the departed into Your Heavenly Kingdom.
And may the Most Holy Mother of God, extend her
Blessed Mantle of Protection over Ukraine.
And may each of us always live our lives
as instruments of Your Peace.
|Bright Saturday||04/22|| |
Deceased Members of the Golagoza Family
|Thomas Sunday||04/23||9:00 AM|| |
For All Our Parishioners
|Monday||04/24||9:00 AM|| |
|Tuesday||04/25||9:00 AM||Clergy Conference|
|04/26||9:00 AM||Clergy Conference|
|Saturday||04/29||5:00 PM||+||Edward and Mary Gorga|| |
By M/M George Kurtiak
|Sunday||04/30||12:00 PM|| |
For All Our Parishioners
Sviachenne Following Liturgy