A parish of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian (Byzantine) Catholic Eparchy serving the greater Sacramento area. 

Holy Wisdom Eastern Catholic Parish

A Parish of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian (Byzantine) Catholic Eparchy of Chicago


Holy Days and Events, 2019

 Dear Parishioners & Friends:  


Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory to Him Forever!

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The Divine Liturgy - We continue to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sundays at

9 a.m. at La Casa, Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center.  Light refreshments generally follow the Divine Liturgy.  We thank Fr. Petro Kozar for serving our community!


Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul, Saturday, June 29: This feast day is a Holy Day of Obligation in our Church.  As we will not be able to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at La Casa, please sanctify the day as best as you are able.

 

  

Funeral Details for Fr. Theodore P. Wroblicky


Born into Eternal Life – June 11, 2019


 Visitation and all Funeral Services will be held at:

 

Saint Philip the Apostle Church

3866 65th Street

Sacramento, CA 95820

 

Schedule of Services

 

 

Wednesday, June 19

3:45 PM: Procession into Church and lying in state

4:00 – 6:00 PM: Visitation

6:00 – 8:00 PM: Priestly Parastas

8:00 PM: Reading of the Gospels

 

Thursday, June 20

4:00 – 6:00 PM: Visitation

6:00 – 8:00 PM: Priestly Parastas

8:00 PM: Continued Reading of the Gospels

 

Friday, June 21

8:00 AM: Continued Reading of the Gospels

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Visitation

10 AM: Funeral Divine Liturgy – Presided by Most Reverend Benedict Aleksiychuk

 

Funeral Procession to Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery immediately following the Divine Liturgy (6700 21st Ave, Sacramento, CA 65820)

 

You are cordially invited to join us for a Memorial Dinner in celebration of Fr. Ted’s life at St. Philip’s Hall at the conclusion of the committal service at the cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Father Ted's memory are invited to make a donation to support seminarians of St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy.  Contributions may be made to the Fr. Ted Seminarian Support Fund.  Please make your checks out to St. Nicholas Eparchy, and on the check memo line, Fr. Ted Seminarian Support Fund.  Mail to St. Nicholas Eparchy, 2245 West Rice Street, Chicago IL 60622.


Christ Our Pascha, the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in English


We 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 Divine Liturgy.  


Blessings to all and thank you for your continued support of our parish!






 










About our Holy Shroud
The Plashchanytsya

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!