Our Church is a center for spiritual growth,
Where positive attitudes are developed,
Where good people become better,
Where hurts are healed,
Where lessons are learned,
Where friendships are developed,
Where marriages are strengthened,
Where families are bonded,
Where the restless find peace,
Where love is alive,
Where God and where Jesus Christ is Lord.
We are on a campaign when a noble goal
To spread the message of the Gospel
Which brings a life-changing experience
UKRAINE LUNCH N LEARN
Presented & Moderated by Andrij W. Chornodolsky
You are cordially invited to join us the second Sunday of each month on interesting topics of Ukraine. The presentation begins at 12:15PM. Admission is FREE. Sandwiches, desserts and drinks will be available. Donations will be accepted for medical needs of Ukrainian Wounded Soldiers. Please share and join us for a learning experience in good company. God Bless our endeavor.
September 10, 2023 Historical context of Ukrainian emigration to the United States pre-World War I and after World War II. Books introduced with brief overview: Myron Kuropas-Ukrainians in America, Alexander Lushnytsky, Ph.D- Ukrainians of Philadelphia and other examples. Open discussion about film and subject matter. Film- Baba Babee Skazala
October 8, 2023 Ukrainian musical Instruments legacy presentation in Dioramas by Luba and Andrij Chornodolsky. Film: Music of Survival-The Story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
November 12, 2023 Understanding the Holodomor-Ukraine’s famine-genocide 1932-1933. “Ninety years later another genocidal war in Ukraine. Genocide as defined by International Law” presentation by Andrij W. Chornodolsky Film: Bitter Harvest
December 10, 2023 Presentation of Christmas Eve traditions in Ukraine and Christmas Carols Film: Christmas in Lviv by renowned popular singer Ruslana
January 14, 2024 History of Ukrainian dance in America Surprise Guest Speaker -renowned dance choreographer to be announced. Film-”Folk-Finding our roots...in red dancing boots.”
February 11, 2024 Discussion-History of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States. Guest Speaker to be announced. Book Review “Bishop Soter Ortynsky” by Rev. Iwan Kaszczak Film: Metropolitan Andrey by Oles Yancuk
March 10, 2024 Discussion- The Orange Revolution as prelude to the Russia invasions of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk and the full-scale War against Ukraine, the time periods of 2014 till the present. Film: Freedom or Death by Damian Kolodiy
April 14, 2024 Discussion -The role of media in either telling the truth or perpetration of lies-the case of Gareth Jones and Pulitzer Prize winner Duranty. Pictorial display Memorializing the Holodomor Film- Mr. Jones-The Truth Can’t Be Hidden Forever by Agnieszka Holland
May 12, 2024 Presentation -Understanding Ukraine’s complex modern history and its relationship with its eastern and western neighbors. Focus on pre- and western neighbors. Focus on pre- and post-World War I. The contrast of the 20th and 21st centuries in terms of foes and friends. Film: Bereza Kartuzka by Yurij Luhovy
June 9, 2024 Prefaced by a historic analysis of the history of Crimea and of the Crimean Tatar Nation and its role in the present Russo-Ukrainian War. Film: CHAJTAPMA Renowned classic film about the tragedy of the forced deportation of the Crimean Tatars exiled by Stalin in 1944
July 13, 2024 Unanswered Questions about Ukrainian History and identity- a panel discussion-When did Rus become Ukraine? Film: Ukraine-The Birth of a Nation by Jerzy Hoffman
August 10, 2024 Highly well reviewed and Film Festivals awarded historical overview of seventy years of Soviet terror Film: The Soviet Story by Edvins Snore
We invite you to Worship with Us
Saturdays: 4pm in English
Sundays: 11am in Ukrainian / English
Holydays: Check the website
Confessions: Half hour before Liturgy
DECEMBER 16, 2023
6pm to 9pm
YOU ARE INVITED!
We extend a warm invitation to you to join a meaningful experience at Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Whether you're a devout follower, curious seeker, or just looking for a serene place to reflect, our church offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. The rich traditions, beautiful liturgy, and sense of community have been a source of inspiration and comfort for many, including myself.
Here are some reasons why you might want to consider attending:
Spiritual Nourishment: Our church provides a space for deep reflection, prayer, and spiritual growth. The liturgy is both moving and contemplative, offering a chance to connect with your faith on a profound level.
Cultural Connection: Embracing Ukrainian Catholicism allows us to connect with our cultural heritage in a powerful way. The rituals, music, and customs provide a unique experience that resonates with our shared history.
Warm Community: You'll find a close-knit community of individuals who are supportive, compassionate, and eager to welcome newcomers. It's a wonderful opportunity to make meaningful connections and forge lasting friendships.
Education and Learning: Our church often hosts events, seminars, and study groups that delve into various aspects of faith and Ukrainian culture. These can be enlightening and enriching experiences for those interested in deepening their understanding.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you'd like me to accompany you for your first visit. I truly believe you'll find Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church to be a source of comfort, inspiration, and community.
Our liturgy is held on Saturdays at 4:00pm in English and Sundays at 11:00am in Ukrainian (with choir).
Looking forward to sharing this experience with you!
Around the Archeparchy
Four Priests of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia to be Honored with the Dignity of Archpriest: Reverend Roman Dubitsky
Reverend Taras Lonchyna
Reverend John Seniw
Reverend Robert J. Hitchens
Metropolitan Borys expresses his condolences to the Jewish Community of Philadelphia and in the United States.
On September 21, in Washington, DC as part of the visit of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the USA, an award ceremony was held to honor individuals for "significant personal contribution to strengthening interstate cooperation, support of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and popularization of the Ukrainian state in the world." The Metropolitan of Philadelphia, Borys Gudziak, received the award of the President of Ukraine - the Cross of Ivan Mazepa.
Beginning September 1, 2023, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine switches to a new style for fixed holidays while adhering to the current Paschalia. The UGCC in Ukraine will celebrate all fixed feasts in the new style. Primarily, Christmas — on December 25, Epiphany — on January 6, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary — on March 25, Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary — on October 1, St. Nicholas Day — on December 6, etc. For more information, click on this link: https://ugcc.ua/en/data/historical-decision-the-ugcc-in-ukraine-switches-to-a-new-calendar-232/
Sofia Struk was selected as a member of the Voloshky Performing Group. Sofia was chosen after competing against many other girls. Congratulations!
As you decorate your loved ones gravesites, for Christmas, take the old Easter/Summer decorations home with you. Please do not leave them at the back of the cemetery lot. Thank you for your cooperation.
To view pictures of the music instruments displayed at the October's Ukraine Lunch n Learn, Click here
Religious Education Classes for our parish children will be held in our parish on Sundays at 10am beginning October 1, 2023. Please contact Fr. Ihor (610-933-7801) or Lisa Dries (484-429-4787)
Dear Parishioners! The only way that we can continue our ministry here at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church is with your generous financial help. Thank you for your generosity in the weekly collection. Know that we need your help and deeply appreciate the sacrifices you make!
The Thrift Store is open every Saturday, weather permitted, from 11am to 3pm.
Donations can be dropped off at the store or call Barbara Catherman at
610-710-1342 to arrange a time convenient for you.