Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Frackville event - December 5th


FRACKVILLE, PA.--: St. Michael’s Church extends its annual holiday invitation to one and all to attend A Christmas Candlelight Processional Pageant, which will be held Sunday, December 5 at 4 p.m. in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, West Oak Street, Frackville. “This is our annual Christmas gift to the community,” is the way Rev. Archpriest John M. Fields characterized this pageant, which was first presented by the parish children in 2004.

The program will include the story of the Birth of Christ, with Scripture reading, a reenactment of the Nativity scene by the children of the parish, and an audience carol sing-a-long with many of the traditional Christmas carols, including Ukrainian carols.

A brass ensemble will perform before the program and also provide accompaniment during the presentation.

The pageant will include the participation of children portraying Joseph, Mary, the three wise men, angels, shepherds, and villagers.

The audience will sing along as traditional carols are interspersed with the narration of the Gospel accounts of the Nativity of the Christ Child.

After the program, the outdoor Christmas tree lighting will take place.

Then all are invited to enjoy a covered dish which will be served in the parish hall and St. Nicholas will make his annual visit. The feast of St. Nicholas is December 6.

There is no admission and the program is open to the public.
For additional information or directions, please call the parish rectory: (570) 874-1101.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Theatrical Play to benefit church in Whippany, NJ

"Evening of Kozak Glory"

Assumption Parish - School Auditorium
684 Alta Vista Place, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Sunday, December 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for this unique fundraising event, which will benefit the St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whippany, NJ! St. John’s parish is in the process of building a new church and all proceeds from the Theatrical Play will go into their Church Building Fund.

The evening will include: a special presentation of Ukrainian Kozak life, music, and singing. The play will be in Ukrainian but you will enjoy the singing and beautiful Ukrainian costumes.

Tickets are $10 for Adults
For tickets call Oksana at (201) 213-4321.
Tickets will also be sold at the door.
All are Welcome!

Friday, November 19, 2010

St. Patrick's Cathedral - November 20, 2010

The now annual national observance to commemorate Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-1933 will take place at St. Patrick's Cathedral (51 Street and 5th Avenue) in New York City on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2PM.

This year marks the 77th anniversary of one of the worst cases of man's inhumanity towards man, and perhaps the most extreme example of the use of food as a weapon, and we urge the Ukrainian American community to attend the ecumenical service and honor the millions of innocent victims who perished as a result of the Soviet policy of forced collectivization.

Guest Speakers: Senator Charles Schumer, Anatoli Hrytsenko, Ukraine's Former Minister of Defense and Presidential Candidate

For more information, please contact the UCCA National Office either by email at ucca@ucca.org or by phone at (212) 228-6840.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

h2onews Video - Cardinal Husar and Bishop Losten

Cardinal Husar and Bishop Losten are seen in the crowd in this video on the "h20news.org" website.

Here is the link:


Rome Reports Video - Bishop Losten

Bishop-Emeritus Basil Losten is in the crowd in this video from "romereports.com"

Here is the link to the video:


Cardinal Husar Interview

Cardinal Husar was interviewed on the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need.

Read the interview article on "Zenit" website at:


Watch a video of the Interview on "Where God Weeps" website at:


Advent Pastoral Message

Нещодавне пастирське послання митрополита Стефана Сороки, опубліковане в “Шляху”, було поміщене на веб-сторінці Української Греко-Католицької Церкви:

The recent ‘PYLYPIVKA’ Advent Pastoral Message by Metropolitan Stefan Soroka, published in “The Way” was referenced on the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church website at www.ugcc.org.ua


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Veterans Day Article

A Veteran's Day article referencing Pete Lynn formerly of (Assumption BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church) of Centralia was published on November 11, 2010 on "newsitem.com"

Here is the link to the article:


Monday, November 15, 2010

Hillside, NJ event on December 5th

Sunday December 5, 2010: Hillside , NJ.

You, your family & friends are invited to visit with St. Nicholas at 12:30pm in the church hall of Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church located at the intersection of Liberty Ave & Bloy St.

Hillside is located in Union County , NJ . The parish children will present an informal bi-lingual entertainment program. Odarka Polanskyj-Stockert will also perform several holiday pieces on the harp.

Complimentary refreshments will be served. For those attending the Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10:45am, a light lunch will be provided after the Liturgy. If you would like to attend for the luncheon, please contact Mike at 908-289-0127, Maria at 973-599-9381 or email the parish at ICUkrainianCatholic@yahoo.com .

Additional information and directions to the parish may be found at the parish website www.byzcath.org/ImmaculateConception

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Metropolitan!

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka celebrated his 59th Birthday with the Chancery Staff a couple days early of his November 13th Birthday.

He enjoyed a birthday kielbasa for lunch, a delicious torte baked by Mrs. Bunik, and sampled a beautiful fruit flower arrangement given by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great.

The Chancery Staff wishes Metropolitan Stefan a very Happy Birthday, Mnohaya Lita!

(click photos to enlarge)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Photos from Passaic Centennial

Archbishop Stefan Soroka attended the 100th anniversary celebration for St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Passaic, NJ, on October 24, 2010. Photos by Russell Cooke.

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