From The Pastor
PRAYER FOR MOTHERS
from the beginning you have chosen to entrust the human person to mothers in a special way.
We thank and praise you for the gift of mothers;
for their tenderness, care, and compassion,
for their intuition and encouragement,
for commitment and sacrifice.
Bless all mothers this day.
Keep, strengthen, and refresh them in your loving care.
May they be blessed with our open-hearted love and gratitude.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the women of the parish, the mom’s, grand-mother’s, aunts, sisters and friends who make the difference in the lives of so many people. We thank you, for all that you do for your families, friends and especially your parish!
May God Bless all of you!! Mnohaya Lita!
Following the Divine Liturgy, All women of the parish are invited to come forward and receive a flower of appreciation for Mother’s Day!
No More Live Streaming - Starting May 1
His Beatitude Sviatoslav, is encouraging all faithful to return back to church. We feel that this is a good time to make the change. As a parish we will continue to do our best in flowing the necessary guidelines to keep all faithful safe. Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions.
*continue to wear masks during services and practice social distancing as outlined below.
From Easter Sunday until the Ascension, May 13, we greet one another as follows:
Christ is Risen, Truly He is Risen!
Христос Воскрес , Воістину Воскрес!
Reminder during the Paschal Season until Pentecost Sunday we do not kneel in church.
It is a tradition not to kneel from Resurrection Sunday until Pentecost to celebrate Christ’s triumph over death.
COVID Rules Update:
Weekend and Lenten liturgies and services will continue to be celebrated following the schedule in the weekly bulletin. Please remember to follow these guidelines:
- All parishioners and guests entering church for any Divine Liturgy will be required to sign in.
- We are asking that you enter through the Sacristy door ONLY.
- Upon entering you will be asked to give your name(s) and phone number(s) to the designated volunteer(s).
- Per Onondaga County and New York State Laws, the church is required to keep track of all parishioners and guests attending any and all services. Failure to comply by the church could result in the church not being allowed to hold services.
WEARING A MASK IS MANDATORY FOR ALL PARISHIONERS AND GUESTS.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. English
Sunday: During present restrictions, only one Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Ukrainian
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 9 a.m. on the Feast Day; 6 p.m. Vigil the evening before the Feast.
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Confessions: Confessions before and after Liturgies or by request.
Baptisms: Please contact the parish office before arranging the date.
Marriage: Call the 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 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: The purchase of cemetery plots is a privilege reserved for 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.