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
We welcome new members into our parish. Come see Father Ihor and register as a member of our parish. Become a part of the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church family.
On July 14 Metropolitan Borys Gudziak ordained a new priest Andriy Rubel. May our Lord guide and give him wisdom as he begins spreading God’s words and truths to his faithful. Mnohaya Leeta!
On the feast of Dormition the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia received a new priest at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic parish in Frackville, PA, metropolitan Borys Gudziak ordained Fr. Paul Spotts served as a Deacon in the Archeparchy since 2009. Rev. Deacon Spotts will be serving Liturgical Minister of Transfiguration Church in Shamokin and Patronage of the Mother of God Church in Marion Heights, PA. May Our Lord guide him through his ministry and bless him through His grace. Mnohaya Leeta!
UKRAINE LUNCH N LEARN
Presented & Moderated by Andrij W. Chornodolsky
You are cordially invited to join us each month on interesting topics of Ukraine. The presentation begins after the 11am Liturgy - approximately 12:15pm. Admission is free. Sandwhiches, 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
On the second Sunday of each month, there will be a presentation on various topics after Sunday’s Divine Liturgy downstairs hall of the church. Sweets and sandwiches will be available. Andrij Chornodolsky, parishioner, will be the moderator and presenter.
Please share and join us for a learning experience in good company. God Bless our endeavor. We invite you, your family and friends to attend these interesting and worthwhile programs.
October 8, 2023 at 12:15pm
Ukrainian Musical Instruments Legacy
Andrij and Luba Chornodolsky will present musical instruments legacy in Dioramas. The movie "Music of Survival-The Story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus" will be shown
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing is on September 16th
(winner need not be present)
First Confession and Solemn Communion Instruction - classes for our parish children preparing to make their First Confession and receive Solemn Communion 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)
Drawing is September 1st.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
As you decorate your loved ones gravesites, be sure to take the old decorations home with you. Plesase do not leave them at the back of the cemetery lot. Thank you for your cooperation.
Around the Archeparchy
You are invited to a Flag Raising Ceremony and celebration of Ukraine's Independence Day on Thursday, August 24 at 11am at North Apron of city Hall in Philadelphia.
Ukrainian Independence Day Charitable Concert will be held August 26 at 6pm at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1013 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown. Tickets are $40; Children under 13 is $13. Call 224-800-4394 for reservations.
Ukrainian Food & Culture Festival will be held on September 9 & 10 at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1015 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown.
St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Road in Warring will have their Flea Market and Craft Vendors event on October 7th from 8am to 2pm; rain date is Sunday, October 8.
Archeparchy of Philadelphia is pleased to share the news that seminarian Bohdan Vasyliv will receive the Minor Orders of candle-bearer, reader, cantor, and subdeacon from the hands of Metropolitan Borys Gudziak on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Saint Anne Parish in Warrington, PA during the 9:30am Divine Liturgy. The Minor Orders are a necessary step in the preparation of a seminarian for the priesthood. below you will find the short presentation of Bohdan Vasyliv.
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/
Boscov's "FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS" will be held - one day only - on October 18, 2023 from 8am to 11pm. We will be selling their $5 passes after each Liturgy. 100% of the donations goes to Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Please support our church by buying the passes and enjoy shopping and saving money.
Sofia Struk was selected as a member of the Voloshky Performing Group. Sofia was chosen after competing against many other girls. Congratulations!
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.
There are two repair projects that will be done to the church. The first project is to repair the dome and roof that will begin this week. The cost is over $50,000. The second project is replacing the air conditioning unit. We are asking for donations to help us ease the cost of paying for these projects. If you would like to donate, please contact Fr. Ihor.
Redner's Supermarket has a program "Save-A-Tape" whereby they offer to non-profit organizations a 1% Rebate Offer. Please drop your Redner's receipt in the basket at the back of the church or send your collection of receipts and mail it to Father Ihor.
"I Stand With Ukraine" yard signs are available for $20. If you are interested in buying a sign, contact Fr. Ihor, Lisa Dries or Joe Borodecki.
Each family needs to complete the Registration Card that is found in the church envelopes. Include your email address. If nothing has changed please mark "No Changes".
If you have moved, changed address, added or changed your email address, please notify Lisa Dries.
Get "The Way" sent right to your email. The new format makes it easy to read. To subscribe send a message to email@example.com
We need volunteers to staff the Church Thrift Store on the weekends when the store is opened. Check this website for days and hours the Thrift Store will be opened or call Barbara Catherman at 610-710-1342. Your help will be appreciated.
Any gravesite decorations should be removed and taken home to discard and not left at the cemetery. No Dumping is Allowed on the cemetery property. We are unable to discard of them and would like to keep our cemetery neat and free of unwanted decorations. Thank you for your cooperation.
If anyone who is sick or homebound wishes to receive the Sacraments of Confession and Communion, please contact Fr. Ihor at the rectory (610-933-7801 or 973-979-3430).
We ask for you support to the church. Your generous donations helps pay our bills and maintain the church. You may mail your weekly offerings to the church office.
If you would like to request a Liturgy for a family member or friend, there are envelopes in the vestibule of the church. Please complete the information and include your free will donation. Thank you.
We would like to increase our choir membership. If you love to sing, please consider to be a part of our church choir. Contact Marusia Dombchewsky after Sunday's Liturgy.