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

 

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 ● Sunday of the Ancestors ● Tone 4
Apostle: Hebrews 11 Verses 9-10 and 32-40 ● Gospel: Matthew 1 Verses 1-25


Mass Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
                                                            
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May the love and peace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you and your family this Christmas and throughout the New Year.
 
Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Healthy New Year To All Our Parishioners And Friends.
 
Christ Is Born!   Glorify Him! — Христос  Раждається! Славіте Його!
 
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Just a thought: When the weather outside is frightful, we encourage you to make safe decisions. Be aware that it isn’t just the roads that may be slippery- so too the church steps and sidewalks. 
 

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

 

  • DECEMBER 23 5:00PM:    DIVINE LITURGY (ENGLISH)
  • DECEMBER 24  9:00AM:   DIVINE LITURGY (UKRAINIAN)
  • DECEMBER 24  9:00PM:   CHRISTMAS EVE – GREAT COMPLINE WITH DIVINE LITURGY
  • DECEMBER 25  10:30AM: CHRISTMAS DIVINE LITURGY
  • DECEMBER 26   9:00AM:  SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS
  • DECEMBER 27  9:00AM:    FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN

 

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: stjohn-nj@outlook.com.
 
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.

 

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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.

 

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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.
Amen.

 

Saturday 12/23

5:00 PM

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For Mildred & Charles Wildes

By Leo Kutsup

Sunday 12/24

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

 

For All Our Parishioners     Great Compline/Divine Liturgy

 
Monday 12/25 10:30 AM  

Christmas Liturgy

 
Tuesday 12/26 9:00 AM   Synaxis of the Theotokos  

Wednesday

12/27 9:00 AM   Stephen Protomartyr  
Thursday 12/28 9:00 AM  

 

 
Friday 12/29 9:00 AM      
Saturday 12/30 5:00 PM

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John Wasichko

By M/M Zenon Singura

Sunday 12/31

9:00 AM

 

For All Our Parishioners