GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!
SLAVA ISUSU CHRISTU! SLAVA VO V'IKI!
A warm welcome to St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church. Whether through this web site or in person, here you will find a dynamic Byzantine Catholic faith community. I hope you find this site provides a "taste" of what we are about.
These pages contain much more information about our church and our work together. We joyfully encourage all to come and worship with us at the Divine Liturgy on Saturdays at 4:00 (all English) or Sundays at 8:30 (all English) or 11:00 (English and Church Slavonic).
“MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES.”
When you visit St. Mary’s, we want you to know how welcome you are; whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish. We hope you find our worship true and reverent and our people here friendly and cordial.
If you are seeking a spiritual home, we would be honored by your presence in our family. For more information about becoming a parishioner, please see me or Deacon Alex.
Please join us for coffee and donuts in the Fellowship Hall following the Sunday Divine Liturgies.
If you wish more information, please contact me through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 908-725-0615
Please know that you are in my prayers!
Fr. Jim Badeaux
There is BINGO TODAY , February 17!
' ' "LENTEN LUNCH & LEARNING" ON THE FIRST FOUR FRIDAYS OF LENT. BEGINNING ON FEBRUARY 16. We will begin at 12 noon with the celebration of the Sixth Hour in the church and then go to the Fellowship Hall for a Lenten meal of soup and bread. The schedule for 2024 is as follows: Friday, February 16: Differences and similarities of Lent in East and West Presenter:. Fr Jim Badeaux, Friday, February 23: TBA, Friday, March 1: Video Presentation on the Passion, Friday, March 8: Presenter: Father Luke Fletcher, CFR, chaplain at the OL of Fatima Shrine in Warren, NJ.
ECF NEWS: February 18, 2024 - is Icon Sunday (Sunday of Orthodoxy) and we celebrate with a procession at the 8:30 am Liturgy. Students can bring personal icons but if they don't have an icon or forget their icon we will have icons for them to carry in the procession. We can sit together as a group in the front right of church but if you feel more comfortable sitting together as your individual family - that's perfectly fine - we make everything work. The procession is at the end of 8:30 liturgy. THERE ARE NO ECF CLASSES ON FEBRUARY 18.
URGENT NEED BLOOD DRIVE The next blood drive will be MONDAY February 19 from 1 PM to 7 PM, in the parish center. To schedule an appointment, please visit www.nybc.org/njdrive and use sponsor code 07802, or call/text 1-800-933-2566 or 1-800-933-BLOOD.
POUSTINIA: YOUNG ADULTS 18-35 are invited to Poustinia Saturday evening, February 24, at 7 PM. There will be the celebration of Small Compline, a spiritual talk, and a social in the fellowship hall afterwards.
The Great Fast 2024 begins Monday, February 12. All Byzantine Catholics must abstain from meat, meat products, eggs, and dairy products on the first day of the Fast, Monday, February 12, and on Great and Holy Friday, March 29, 2024. On all other Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast, all Byzantine Catholics must abstain from meat and meat products, but the use of eggs and dairy product is permitted. Please speak to Father Jim if you need a dispensation for a serious reason. This is the minimum required; additional fasting is encouraged.
Urgent Request! Our Driveways and Parking Lots are being re-paved and striped, and the concrete sidewalks and curbs have been repaired/replaced before winter weather sets in. As you can see as you walk around, the macadam is cracked and is showing its wear and age of 28 years. The cost for all the work will be approximately $283,000. Please consider using the envelopes in the back of the church as well as near the Fellowship Hall to donate to this project. Venmo is welcome too!
THERE IS BINGO TODAY, 2/17/2024!
BINGO on Wednesdays & Saturdays
Doors Open at 11:00AM - For more information click here
Weekly Schedule of Services:
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday 3:15 p.m to 3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy (Vigil) in English
10:15 am Third Hour
We pray the Third Hour every Sunday morning
at 10:15am and Vespers every Thursday evening at 7PM.
We also pray the Holy Rosary on the
first Sunday of the month at 8 AM
Check Bulletin section for Changes to Liturgy Schedule and special intentions.
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