Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good Friday Service at Ss. Peter and Paul on April 18, 2014

Msgr. Peter Waslo proclaims the Holy Gospel during the Good Friday Service on April 18, 2014.

Procession with the Holy Shroud.

Procession with the Holy Shroud.

Msgr. Peter Waslo places the Holy Shroud on the  Grave on Good Friday.

Msgr. Waslo praying at the Grave on Good Friday.





Friday, January 17, 2014

Change in Clergy for Williamstown

Transfer of administrators for Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Williamstown, New Jersey.


Effective January 1st, 2014...Very Rev. Ivan Demkiv, Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Philadelphia, PA) will assume duties as Administrator of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rev. Roman Sverdan will be assisting in providing pastoral ministry to Sts. Peter and Paul.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blessing of Fruit on Transfiguration

Fr. Paul Makar blessed fruit on the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6, 2013 at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Williamstown, NJ.






Monday, July 8, 2013

Picnic in Williamstown on Father's Day Weekend


A Sunny Picnic in Williamstown, NJ

 

A break in the unusual series of summer rain storms gave the parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Williamstown, NJ a much needed break to take some time and break bread at the parish’s first Family Potluck Day on June 15, 2013.   The cool weather and shady picnic grove provided a great place for parishioners and family to sit down and enjoy some good food and fellowship after the Saturday, 4:00 pm Divine Liturgy.  25 parishioners and family members came by to worship and to bring various food items and drink to share with each other, while Father Paul worked the grill cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone.  Good food, good company, good weather, and of course, the presence of the Holy Spirit, made for a fantastic time for everyone to get to know each other and also to bring back family members who have been away from the tiny, but steadily re-growing, community of Sts. Peter and Paul parish. 

 

 

 

Father Paul cooks hamburgers while enjoying dinner with the parishioners.

 

 

 

Parishioners and family members relax under the shade of Sts. Peter and Paul Picnic Grove.

 

 

 

All hands pitching in to clean up after the potluck.  Even the children present had a good time helping out!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Good Friday 2013 - Williamstown

Good Friday Service with Rev. Paul Makar at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Williamstown, NJ, on March 29, 2013.



 Video: http://youtu.be/FbcrQ1dvNAY


Tropar:
The noble Joseph took your most pure body down from the Tree, and wrapped it in a new linen shroud with aromatic spices, and sadly laid it in a new tomb.





Photo: Rev. Paul Makar incenses the Holy Shroud in the Lord's Tomb.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Blessing Candles in Williamstown


Here is a video of Rev. Paul Makar blessing candles on February 2, 2013 at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Williamstown, NJ.

Stritennia (the Ukrainian word which means "presentation") refers to the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple which is celebrated on February 2nd. This holy day is celebrated 40 days after Christmas and marks the end of the Christmas season. The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple is a holy day that commemorates the offering and dedication of the baby Jesus to God's service by His mother Mary and father Joseph. On this feast, candles are blessed and distributed to the faithful. In homes, the blessed candles are lighted and placed before an icon in times of serious illness or grave danger.




http://youtu.be/70ziyovzAnc







Video & Photo by T. Siwak "The Way"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Liturgy on November 12, 2012 in Williamstown



November 12th is the feast day of St. Josaphat Kuntsevych (Йосафат Кунцевич), the Martyr of Christian Unity (Ecumenism).   On November 12, 2012 at 7pm a Divine Liturgy was offered at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Williamstown, NJ.   Faithful from several parishes around New Jersey came to pray together.

In Fr. Paul Makar's Homily he spoke of how Josaphat Kuntsevych promoted the unity of church.   Unity that was embraced by diversity.   Fr. Paul said, "We open the doors of our Ukrainian Catholic Church to you all in the spirit of ecumenism."

Video from Liturgy





Photos

During the Creed.



Communion

Anointing with Holy Oil (Myrovania)


 
After the Liturgy, Fr. Paul answered questions about the church.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Used Clothing Drop Off Point at church

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Williamstown, NJ,  is pleased to sponsor a USED CLOTHING DROP OFF POINT with the help of Turnkey Enterprises, LLC. We accept all clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys (all donations will NOT be cut up or shredded). Please do not give us rags, fabric scraps, toys, or household goods since these are a hardship and expense to dispose of. All donations go to local organizations who can use these clothing donations here in the USA and in 3rd world countries.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fr. Makar's Homily on September 1, 2012

Rev. Paul J. Makar during the Homily

Below  is a quick video from part of the Homily offered by Fr. Paul J. Makar during the Divine Liturgy on September 1, 2012.  The Gospel Reading for this Divine Liturgy was the Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew Chapter 22.)

(Sorry for the poor image quality of the photo and video.)



http://youtu.be/uDXFoq6F2sE

Friday, August 31, 2012

Rev. Paul Makar's 1st Liturgy in Williamstown

Rev. Paul J. Makar celebrated his 1st Divine Liturgy as Pastor at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Williamstown, NJ on August 4, 2012. 

A Parish Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 after the 4:00 pm Divine Liturgy.

Photo from Fr. Paul J. Makar's 1st Liturgy at Williamstown.

Blessing of Fruit in Williamstown 2011

Rev. Ruslan Romanyuk blessed Fruit on the Feast of the Transfiguration in Williamstown, NJ.

Read an article in "The Way" on Page 6 in English.
Read on article in "The Way" on Page 6 in Ukrainian.

Watch a video from the Fruit Blessing.

http://youtu.be/6C0pDwS8CXQ

Good Friday 2011 with Rev. Romanyuk

Here are pictures and a video from Good Friday 2011 in Williamstown, NJ.

Read an article in "The Way" on page 5 in English.
Read an article in "The Way" on page 5 in Ukrainian.


Rev. Ruslan Romanyuk













Watch a video from Good Friday in Williamstown.


http://youtu.be/pJRZ5my5Q2A

Blessing Water in 2010

Rev. Paul Labinsky Blessed Water on the Feast of the Theopany at Sts. Peter and Paul.

Read article in "The Way" on page 13 in English.
Read article in "The Way" on page 13 in Ukrainian.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka's visit in 2009

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and Rev. Paul Labinsky






(click on photo to enlarge image)


Reception in the church hall.



Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka's Parish Visitiation to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in 2009.

Read an article in "The Way" on page 13 &14 in English.
Read an article in "The Way" on page 13 & 14 in Ukrainian.


Videos


http://youtu.be/VoyGLoi9Gec


http://youtu.be/UYJrLo8AMYI