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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

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Father Ihor will be on vacation May 19 through May 29. Father George Worschak will be substituting for him on weekends. If you have any emergencies, please call Father Andriy Kovach at (610) 933-2819. 

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The Memorial Cemetery Services will be held on JUNE 4 after the 11am Liturgy. If you would like Father to pray for your deceased family member at their grave, please let Father know. There is an envelope in your envelope box for the names and your donation.

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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. 

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Every morning we are gifted with another chance to show love for Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no greater way to begin your morning than with these 10 inspiring bible versus:


Romans 12:2 "Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect."

Proverbs 3:6 "In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths."

Philipians 4:6 "Have no anxiety at all, but in everything by prayer and petition; with thanksgiving, make your requests known in God."

Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear: I am with you, do not be anxious, I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness ,[a] and all these things will be given you besides."

Philippians 4:7 "Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart. On your own intelligence do not rely."

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know well the plans I have in mind for you---of the Lord--plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope."
Matthew 6:34 "Do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficent for a day is its own evil."

Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, what is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious; if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

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!

Around the Archeparchy

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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.


The Ukrainian Learning Center for Children in Jenkintown was named a Gold Level provider in the 2023 Early Childhood Education Champion Awards Tuesday, April 18. The school was recognized in a ceremony with state Human Services Acting Secretary Val Arkoosh presiding. The second annual award presentation featured more than 50 recipients, who were designated for providing services for children and families that focus on “enhancing equitable practices” and promoting “strong starts and life-long benefits for all children,” according to a statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. “Healthy and safe learning environments give our children a foundation to grow, and every child —regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background — should have the opportunity to learn and thrive,” Arkoosh said in a statement.

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:


Humanitarian Aid Fund Report as of May 31, 2022:

Goals have been set for the Planning in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia: the Preparatory Phase. For more information click on this link:

Divine Liturgy

Saturdays:  4pm in English

Sundays: 11am in Ukrainian / English

Holydays: Check the website

Confessions: Half hour before Liturgy

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We will remember all fathers, deceased and living, in the Divine Liturgies on Father's Day weekend, June 17 and 18. There is an envelope dated May 28, 2023 in your envelope box to provide names. You can drop the envelopes in the offering basket, mail it to the rectory, or give it to Father Ihor.


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.


To Bob & Lisa Dries on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. May God bless them with good health and happiness! Mnohaya Lita!

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Reverend Ihor Bloshchynskyy, pastor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Melrose Park, PA died unexpectedly on April 26, 2023. We pray the Lord will support his wife, Iryna and daughter, Anastasya in their time of unspeakable loss.

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We welcome to our parish family Stephen Peter Chareczko, son of Stepen Chareczko and Casey Lieb on the occasion of his baptism. May the good Lord keep him healthy and happy and guide him through his life.

Mnohaya Leeta

God Bless You Many Years

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We express our deepest sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of +Eric Zirkel, who passed away on April 15, 2023. May he rest in the place of eternal happiness. Memories Eternal

Vichnaya Pamyat

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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.

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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. Thanks to the Donald Family for their $25,000 contribution.

If you would like to donate, please contact Fr. Ihor

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2023 church envelopes & calendars can be found in the church hall. Please be sure to pick them up. EVERY FAMILY is asked to fill out a NEW registration card, which can be found in your donation envelope box. You can drop it in the collection basket.

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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

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.

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