From The Pastor
Special TalkOleg Grabovvy, a member of our church, will speak to us on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. He will describe his volunteer experience in the was in Ukraine and share information about his future mission.
Easter Bread Bake Sale: April 1 and 2.
Easter Litugical Services 2023
Palm Sunday weekend is April 1 and 2. Blessed pussy willows and palms will be distributed at all Divine Liturgies.
The schedule for Holy Week and Bright Week is available. Find the schedule HERE. Holy Week and Bright Week services
Our church interior has been updated with a brighter look. See a few photos here.
Church Interior Update Completed!
By the discipline of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, the Church keeps the Great Fast/Lent from Monday, February 20, after Cheesefare Sunday to the day before Easter, Holy Saturday, April 8.
The following regulations apply, in general, to all Ukrainian Catholics of the Stamford Eparchy between the ages of 21 to 60:
Abstinence from meat and dairy products on the First Day of the Great Fast, February 20 and on Good Friday, April 7
Abstinence from meat is to be observed on all Fridays of the Great Fast. Abstinence from meat is suggested and encouraged on all Wednesdays of the Great Fast.
Full guidelines can be read here: Lenten Guidelines 2023
PROVIDING SUPPORT TO UKRAINE
COVID-19 Guidelines Update
Effective March 2023:
- Face masks are not required at church services. However, attendees should feel comfortable wearing a mask if they decide to do so.
- Prayer books and hymnals will be available in the pews.
And remember: if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Newly Established Prayer Chain
Our parish has re-ignited a prayer chain for special intentions. Sponsored by the Apostleship of Prayer, please feel free to submit your special requests and also to volunteer as a member of the prayer chain. If you would like to be part of the Prayer Chain or have a prayer request, please contact:
Linda Wisnowski - (English only) at 315-451-0712; or Lesia Nowey - (Ukrainian & English) at 315-857-7281. All requests are confidential.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. English
Sunday: Winter hours: 9:00 a.m., English and Ukrainian; 11:00 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 Raymond Wihak.
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.