St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church
394 Blackstone St., Woonsocket, RI 02895
Tel.: 401-762-2733 / Web site:
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
339 Center St., Fall River, MA 02724

Tel.: 508-673-2353
Rev. Fr. Mykhaylo Dosyak - Pastor

July 21, 2019

6th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5.

Day Date Time Occasion/Intention Language Location
Saturday 7/20 4:00PM Vigil Liturgy for 6th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5.
For the souls of +Petro & +Halyna Bilyj req. by Helen Bradshaw (8th anniversary).
Panakhyda for the soul +Pavlo & +Mary Masnyk reg. by Rose Masnyk
English Woonsocket
Sunday 7/21 8:15 AM


6th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5. For Parishioners.

6th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5
For Parishioners and Ukraine.

Fall River

Attention!     Please see Fr. Mykhaylo to request a Divine Liturgy during weekdays for any request or commemoration, and for deceased family or friends. Or call the rectory at 401-762-2733.      Увага!
Saturday 7/27 4:00PM Vigil Liturgy for 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6.
 For the soul of +Anne Melnyk req. by Betty & Pauline.
English Woonsocket
Sunday 7/28 8:15 AM

Liturgy for 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6.
For Parishioners.

Liturgy for 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6.
For Parishioners and Ukraine.

Fall River


Donations to the Church: St. Michael's (7.14.19) Sunday Offering:$390; Monthly:$10; Candles:$30; Catholic Press:$20; Peter Pence $10; St. Volodymyr $5.

Слава Ісусу Христу! Слава Hа Bіки! Glory be to Jesus Christ! Glory be Forever!
Христос посеред нас! Був, є, і буде! Christ is among us  He was, is, and will be.

Please pray for our parishioners who are ill or homebound, and the souls of the deceased members of the parish.
                                                Please remember the Church and the Cemetery in your will!
Before and after weekend Divine Liturgies and Holy Days.
Please call the rectory at least six months in advance.
Pre-marital counseling is mandatory.
Purchase of cemetery plots is a privilege reserved for parishioners.  Please contact the rectory before any major improvements are undertaken.
Kindly notify the rectory regarding parishioners who are hospitalized, homebound, or in nursing homes. 
Any use of church facilities must be cleared in advance at the rectory with the Pastor. Literature may not be placed in or around the Church without approval.
Parishioners should make plans to have their children baptized and chrismated in a timely fashion. Please call the rectory before setting a date for the ceremony.

Holy Dormition Pilgrimage at Sloatsburg.
65th Holy Dormition Pilgrimage August 10-11, 2019 Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate St. Mary’s Villa / Sloatsburg, NY. Theme: “Responding with the heart, as did Mary and Josaphata.”  On Sunday, August 11, there will be a Pontifical Divine Liturgy with procession to the Grotto. In attendance will be: Most Rev. Borys Gudziak – Metropolitan Archbishop – Celebrant and Homilist, Most Rev. Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, Bishop of the Eparchy of Stamford and many more.
There will be a special Exhibit: “100th Anniversary of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska’s Entering Eternal Life.” Additionally, there will be a Divine Liturgy for the Youth at noon, confessions, blessing of the sick and blessings of religious articles.  Additional information about activities scheduled for both day’s, can be found in the back of the church.
There will be no liturgies for Sunday, August 11, at our parishes, because of the order of our Bishop Paul to go to the Holy Dormition Pilgrimage at Sloatsburg. Liturgies for Sunday will be said at Saturday, August 10. All information will be in the bulletin. 

Свято-Успенський відпуст в Слоутсбурзі.

65-те Свято-Успенське паломництво 10-11 серпня 2019 р. Сестри Служебниці Непорочної Діви Марії Вілла Святої Марії / Sloatsburg, NY. Тема: «Відповідаючи серцем, як зробила Діва Марія і Йосафата». У неділю, 11 серпня, відбудеться Архиєрейська Божественна Літургія з процесією до ґроту. Будуть присутні: Преосвящений Борис Gудзяк - Митрополит Архиєпископ - Целебрант і проповідник, Кир Павло Хомницький, ЧСВВ, Єпископ Стемфордської єпархії та багато інших Єпископів.
Відбудеться спеціальна експозиція: «100-а річниця вступу до Вічного Життя Йосафати Гордашевської». Окрім цього, буде проведена Божественна Літургія для молоді опівдні, сповідь, благословення хворих і благословення релігійних речей. Додаткову інформацію про заходи, заплановані на обидва дні, можна знайти в вхідній частині церкви.
Не буде Служб Божих у неділю, 11 серпня, в наших парафіях, через наказ нашого єпископа Павла прибути на Свято-Успенський відпуст в Слоутсбурзі. Літургії за неділю будуть відправлені в суботу, 10 серпня, для тих хто не зможе поїхати на відпуст.
 Вся інформація буде в бюлетені.

How The Catholic Church Started?

The word “catholic” means universal. Jesus created one universal church for all of mankind. The Catholic Church was established by Jesus with his words spoken in Matthew 16. Jesus asked his disciples “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” The disciples then offered various answers – “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  But the question that Jesus then asked was crucial: “But who do you say that I am?”
The answer provided by Simon Peter set in motion the formation of the Catholic Church by Jesus. “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” With this answer, Jesus established the Catholic Church with Simon Peter designated the first Pope.
“Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.“ Many try to imply that it was Peter’s faith on which Jesus established the Church. But closer examination of the words of Jesus reveal that the selection was of divine nature.
“For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.” His knowledge of Jesus was not the reason for Peter’s confession to the true identity but it was the fact that it had been revealed to him by God. In the words of Jesus gives Peter his new name – “The Rock”. A foundation on which his Church will be built.