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   INDEPENDENCE DAY

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 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Sunday School

          РІДНА ШКОЛА

РІДНА ШКОЛА

ALL SAINTS EL. SCHOOL

All Saints Elementary School

SCHEDULE OF LITURGIES                                            

Church Interior
Confessions before and after Liturgies or by request.
Sat Liturgy by request
  Liturgy 04:00PM   eng
Sun Liturgy (Winter)* 09:00AM 11:00AM 9AM eng/ukr 11AM ukr
  Liturgy (Summer)* 8:30AM 10:00AM 8:30AM eng/ukr 10AM ukr
Tue-Fri Liturgy 08:00AM   eng/ukr
Holy Days Liturgy 06:00PM Evening Before eng
Liturgy 08:00AM Holy Day ukr
Liturgy 09:00AM Holy Day eng
*Winter: September – April; Summer: May – August. Check bulletin for dates of change.

11-21: Entrance of the BVM into the Temple. Liturgy 6 p.m. 11-20; 9 a.m. 11-21

  • FROM THE PASTOR
  • WEEKLY READINGS
  • OUR HIERARCHY
  • SOME PHOTOS

UNANSWERED PRAYER

The Canaanite Mother What shall we make of it, when God is deaf? At least we can start out by knowing that the experience is not common only to you and me, and that it is not necessarily a lack of faith on our part. We can take comfort from the fact that great spirits of the Bible, St. Paul and even our Lord Himself knew what it is like to pray and apparently have the prayer go unanswered. Let us turn to today’s Gospel lesson – the story of the woman of Canaan – which is a kind of case history dealing with the problem of unanswered prayer. To her cry for help for her sick daughter, Jesus “answered her not a word.” Why? Strangers to God Well, in the first place, the woman was a stranger. Jesus had just left Judea and was traveling into a non-Jewish country where He had not been before. This woman had never met Jesus before. She had probably heard stories of His miraculous cures, and, being at her wit’s end, she came to Jesus, a total stranger, for a cure. After all, she had nothing to lose. And perhaps right here you will find one obvious answer to a lot of unanswered prayers. Is it too much to say that when in our extremity we turn to God for help we come, more often than we’d care to admit, as comparative strangers to Him, getting around to prayer only when we don’t know where else to turn, and then not bothering to pray until we are up against it again? And when we do come to Him, is it ever to listen, to praise, to thank Him? Isn’t it always to give Him orders as to what He should do for us? As someone so well phrased it: “Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?” which really means: “Why doesn’t God do what I say?” to be continued…

       
OUR HIERARCHY
His Holiness Pope Francis His Holiness Pope Francis
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI His Holiness Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI
His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk),
 Patriarch of Ukrainian Catholic Church
His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), Patriarch of Ukrainian Catholic Church
His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar,
 Patriarch-Emeritus of Ukrainian Catholic Church
His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar, Patriarch-Emeritus of Ukrainian Catholic Church
Most Reverend Archbishop Stefan Soroka,
 Metropolitan of Philadelphia
Most Reverend Archbishop Stefan Soroka, Metropolitan of Philadelphia
Most Reverend Bishop Paul Chomnycky,
 Eparch of Stamford
Most Reverend Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Eparch of Stamford
Most Reverend Bishop Basil Losten,
 Bishop-Emeritus, Eparchy of Stamford
Most Reverend Bishop Basil Losten, Bishop-Emeritus, Eparchy of Stamford
Most Reverend Borys Gudziak
Spiritual son of our Parish Most Reverend Borys Gudziak
Eparch of France, Benelux and Switzerland

RECTORY OFFICE HOURS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Priests Tue. Morning 10:00 AM
Noon
Priests Tue. Afternoon 1:00 PM 04:00 PM
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Website www.stjohnbaptistucc.com
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Rectory 315-478-5109
Fax 315-471-9867
In emergencies, please call any time
   
   

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • FOR YOU TO KNOW
  • USEFUL INFORMATION
Confessions: Confessions before and after Liturgies or by request.
Baptisms: Please contact parish office before arranging the date.
Marriage: Call parish at least 6 months in advance. Pre-marital counseling is mandatory.
Religious Education: Religious Education every Sunday at 10 am in the parish school. If you would like to register your children please contact Anya Locke and Martha Wojtowycz. .
Sacrament of the Sick: In case of emergency, call parish anytime.
Bulletin Deadline: Monday of every week.
Church Facilities: Any use of church facilities must be cleared in advance at the rectory.
Cemetery: Purchase of cemetery plots is a privilege reserved to parishioners. Please contact the rectory before any major improvements are undertaken.
Bequests: In making out your will, kindly remember your church. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Syracuse NY is our legal title.