Before giving his homily, a Ukrainian Catholic priest will face his parishioners and exclaim "Glory to Jesus Christ!" The parishioners will respond "Glory forever!"
    If speaking in Ukrainian, the priest will say "Slah-vah Ee-soo-soo Khris-too!" and the parishioners, "Slah-vah nah vee-kih!" In the Cyrillic alphabet used by Ukrainians, the words are written "Слава Ісусу Христу!" and "Слава на віки!" The greetings are used by all Ukrainian Catholics, clergy and laity alike, and spoken with joy and reverance.
    We, the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, greet you! Glory to Jesus Christ! Слава Ісусу Христу!

    Founded in 1908 by Ukrainian immigrants, our parish serves Rhode Island and central Massachusetts. We are a small parish, a parish where an individual is more like a family member rather than a stranger. Each baptism, each first communion, each marriage is a cause for joy for every parishioner; each funeral, a cause for sadness, memory and reflection.
    Like most Ukrainian Catholic parishes in the U.S., we follow the Gregorian (New) Calendar.
    New parishioners and visitors, Ukrainian or not, are always welcome! Saturday Vigil Liturgy begins at 4PM and Sunday Divine Liturgy begins at 11AM. If you cannot join us in person, please visit the Live Broadcast web page every Sunday at 11AM to watch our Divine Liturgy.

For more information, see the links below.

What is Ukrainian Catholic?

Everyone has heard of Roman Catholic, but what about Ukrainian Catholic? Briefly, same Pope, but different rite and traditions.


What are we doing, and when are we doing it?
Answers to all these questions and more.

Directions & Maps

How do you get here, or to our cemetery? Or, to St. John the Baptist?
Are you thinking about moving to Massachusetts or Rhode Island?
Perhaps our location in Woonsocket is a convenient place for you to worship.

of Divine Liturgy

Our goal is to provide a broadcast that is as close as possible in quality to a network television broadcast.
To that end, we use three high-definition (1080p), PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras, and several microphones. A human camera operator ensures you see the best camera shot. Text overlays show the commemoration of that Sunday along with the texts of the Tropar, Prokimenon, Epistle and Gospel. Viewers can read the full text of Divine Liturgy in a scrollable text frame just as if they had a liturgical book in their hands at church. Coming later in 2019, those who prefer to watch on a television and have a Roku, Apple TV or a Amazon Fire device connected to their television can watch live or recorded broadcasts on channels or apps that can be downloaded for free. People on the go can watch on their iOS or Android mobile devices.

Live broadcasts of our Divine Liturgies start every Sunday just before 11AM, U.S. Eastern Time (6PM Ukrainian time).
Recorded videos are available within a few hours of the live broadcast at a lower, but still high-definition, resolution (720p).
An introductory video is available on the recorded broadcast page for those who want more information.

Send us a message

Other ways to reach us

  • Phone

    (401) 762-2733

  • Facebook

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  • Mailing Address

    394 Blackstone Street
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    United States