St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
719 Roosevelt Ave. ● Carteret, NJ 07008 ● (732) 366-2156
Rev. Vasyl Vladyka


Sunday, January 28th, 2018 ● Sunday of the Prodigal Son ● Tone 1
Apostle: 1 Corinthians 6 Verses 12-20 ● Gospel: Luke 15 Verses 11-32

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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.


If you should be in need of a church donation statement for your income taxes, please let Rev. Vladyka know and one will be made available to you.
Pyrohy – We will be selling pyrohy during the second week of March. Orders can be placed by calling Nick Kowalchyn on (732) 501-2985. All orders must be placed by Saturday, March 3rd. Pick-up is currently scheduled for both March 8th and March 9th. Volunteers will be needed on the following days. Please come by 9:00AM.

  • Monday, March 5:  Peel / Chop Onions
  • Tuesday, March 6: Fry onions at K of C Hall
  • Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9: Cook, pack-out and sell pyrohy


The Great Fast is once again upon us.  As in the past, we will celebrate Stations of the Cross at 6:30PM on Wednesdays, and we will honor the memory of our deceased with Sorokousty Memorial Services at 9:00AM on Fridays during Lent. Please take the time to remember your deceased family
members- they hope for our prayers, and in turn, they pray for us. Envelopes are included in your donation envelope set. Please place in the collection basket by Sunday, February 11th in order that the name of your deceased be included in the services.


The Archeparchy of Philadelphia has released its 2018 Great Fast Pastoral of the Hierarchs of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States in both Ukrainian and English languages to share with their faithful. To read the Pastoral, please click here.

Pre Cana Conference: Couples from our Parish who are contemplating marriage in 2018 are required to attend pre-marriage “Pre Canaconferences which are being held  on the weekend of March 10-11, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Church, 719 Sanford Ave. Newark, NJ 07106. Pre-Cana is a prerequisite for all those who want to have their wedding at St. Mary’s Church. We urge couples to register ASAP via e-mail:


The 34th Annual Carteret Disabilities Awareness Day will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at Carteret Elks Lodge, 233 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret, NJ. We hold this event each year in order to bring public awareness to the needs of people with disabilities and provide helpful information to those families with disabled loved ones.


2018 Parish Collection Envelopes and Wall Calendars 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.

Metropolitan Stefan Soroka, together with Bishop John Bura and Bishop Andriy Rabiy, clergy, religious and faithful, pray for those suffering as a result of the damage and flooding caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Let us remember in our prayers those who died and their grieving families and community.  Let us also remember those who suffered loss of their homes and earthly possessions as we ask Our Lord to give them His grace, wisdom and courage as they move forward with their lives and look forward to a new day filled with hope. Several years ago, a Domestic Disaster Recovery Fund was established by our Philadelphia Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy to aid victims recovering from such disasters. If you would like to make a donation for the humanitarian needs of the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, please send your gift to the attention of this fund:

                                                Domestic Disaster Recovery Fund
                                                c/o Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
                                                810 N. Franklin Street
                                                Philadelphia, Pa 19123

We pray that the victims may find comfort in the reassuring words of the Prophet JeremiahFor I know well the plans I have in mind for you . . . . plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.” (Jer. 29:11).


Confessions may be heard half an hour before each Divine Liturgy.



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.


Saturday 01/27

5:00 PM


For John Wasichko

By Joanna Seniuk

Sunday 01/28

9:00 AM


For All Our Parishioners

Monday 01/29 9:00 AM  


Tuesday 01/30 9:00 AM   Three Holy Hierarchs  


01/31 9:00 AM      
Thursday 02/01 9:00 AM  


Friday 02/02 9:00 AM   Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon  
Saturday 02/03 5:00 PM


For John Wasichko

By Stefan and Anna Soroka

Sunday 02/04

9:00 AM


For All Our Parishioners