Dear Parishioners & Friends:
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him Forever!
:Sunday Divine Liturgy: In June, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 14, at 9 a.m. at La Casa, Christ the King Retreat Center. All precautions of public safety regarding the corona virus will be observed. Please wear a mask when you enter the church. Please do not come to church if you are ill.
We plan to have Liturgy on the following Sundays in June, same time, same place. We thank Fr. Petro Kozar for serving our community.
Happy Anniversary: When we meet on June 14th we will celebrate Holy Wisdom’s 18th anniversary as a mission parish. Congratulations and thank you to all of you who have continued to support our efforts to share our beautiful Ukrainian Catholic spiritual tradition with our communities. Mnohaya Lita! Many years to our parishioners and friends!
Father’s Day & Panachyda for Fr. Ted: On Sunday, June 21, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the health and salvation of all of our living fathers and for the eternal memory and repose of our fathers who have been born into eternal life. We will sing Panachyda for Fr. Ted to commemorate the first anniversary of his passing. Vichnaya Pamyat! Eternal Memory! Thank you Fr. Ted for the role you played in the establishment of our mission parish.
Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul: We will celebrate this feast day on Sunday, June 28th.
2020 Calendars in English/Ukrainian are here! They are are on the back table.
Christ Our Pascha, the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in English
have copies of the recently released Catechism of the Ukrainian
Catholic Church in English. Copies are $26 plus $5 for mailing and
handling. If you would like to purchase a copy, please go to the
contact button on this site so we can send you a copy. Or you can save
the mailing and handling costs by picking up a copy after our Sunday
The Holy Shroud (Plashchanytsya) we have was given to us by Holy Resurrection Monastery, formerly of Newberry Springs California, and its Ihumen (Head), Father Nicholas Zacharaidis, via Holy Theophany Monastery in Olympia Washington. The Shroud was originally given to the monks by the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in Uniontown Pennsylvania.
When Holy Resurrection received the Shroud it was already old and was probably one of the first Shrouds to be made that uses the English language for the inscription of the Troparion of the Noble Joseph. The Shroud appears to have been made by the Sisters in Uniontown, then sent to a parish and then again found its way back to Uniontown. When the Holy Resurrection Monastery was founded a number of years ago, the monks needed a Plashchanytsya and the Uniontown Sisters gave them the shroud.
A few years ago, the monks acquired a new shroud. When the Sisters at Holy Theophany Monastery needed a Shroud, Father Nicholas loaned them the Shroud given to them by the Sisters in Uniontown. The sisters in Olympia acquired a new Plashchanytsya, and Father Abbot asked them to send the one he had loaned them to Holy Wisdom.
Thus the Shroud that we used this Holy Week is a “hand-me-down” and it is a holy “hand-me-down” that shows its age, which also shows us the many blessings that have poured out from it. One quickly sees that it is worn and tattered in places. But, it has been venerated in a good number of churches by many people, and, although it is worn, it still is worthy of veneration. We are very fortunate to have been given this blessed article Please pray for all of the benefactors over the years who cherished OUR shroud and saw fit to give it to us for our services on Good and Great Friday. And that is the rest of the Story!
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