Divine Liturgy Schedule and Intentions for May and June

Sunday, May 20th (10 AM): For all Parishioners (Pentecost Sunday)

Saturday, May 26th (7 PM):  For repose of the sould of Fr. +Roman Dyky with Panakhyda, offered by Luba Dyky

Sunday, May 27th (10 AM): For all Parishioners

Saturday, June 2nd (7 PM): For repose of the sould of +Stefan Maksymowych with Panakhyda, offered by the Maksymowych Family

Sunday, June 3rd (10 AM): For all Parrishioners

Saturday, June 9th (7 PM):  available

Saturday, June 16th (7 PM): For all Deceased +Fathers of our Parish with Panakhyda, offered by  PBVM Parish Family

Sunday, June 17th (9:30 AM): Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Good Health and God’s Blessings upon all Living Fathers of the Parish

Sunday, June 17th (10 AM): For all Parishioners (Father’s Day)

Saturday, June 23rd (7 PM): For repose of the sould of +Lydia Ladyka with Panakhyda, offered by the Maksymowych Family

Sunday, June 24th (10 AM): For all Parishioners

Saturday, June 30th (7 PM): available

Palm Sunday Pysanka Crafts and Pretzel Baking!

On Palm Sunday, March 25th, parishioners will be able to make their own Ukrainian Easter egg (Pysanka) in the church hall after Divine Liturgy. There is no cost to participate and all supplies will be provided!

If you are interested in participating in this activity, please speak with Anya Vogel who will be supervising this event.

Please bring your own apron to protect you clothing from the color dyes that are used in making the pysanka.

Also, Karen Maksymowych will be baking pretzels in the hall kitchen on that day. If you or your children would like to participate in the pretzel baking, please see Karen.

Meditation For Palm Sunday, 2018

Metropolitan Stefan Soroka:

Have you ever felt alone even when surrounded by people? You feel that no one really knows you for the person you really are. Jesus knows how you feel. The Palm Sunday Gospel story tells of one such occasion in the life of Jesus. Jesus knew the crowds singing ‘hosanna’ was hollow. They had hoped that Jesus would deliver them from political domination by Rome. Jesus had not come to give them political freedom. He had come to give them something more. He had come to Jerusalem during the Passover to be their sacrificial lamb. He had come to give them eternal life with God. Even the disciples did not comprehend the significance of that ride into Jerusalem. No one seemed to be aware that Jesus had come to Jerusalem to die. He would not set up an earthly kingdom, but he would establish a spiritual kingdom by sacrificing himself. How lonely Jesus must have felt. Jesus carried the weight of loneliness. Jesus survived Palm Sunday because he had hope and faith in his heavenly Father. Next time you feel alone or think that no one really understands your secret thoughts, take heart. Someone does know how you feel. He is waiting for you in the calm lonely eye of the stormy crowd. He went through his Palm Sunday experience alone, so that you will not have to go through yours the same way. Even when those around you will not, or cannot understand you, God does! Reach out to Jesus Christ this Holy Week in special prayer, meditation and through Holy Confession. You will come to know Him more personally in His resurrection on Easter Sunday! A Blessed Holy Week!


Easter Dinner (Svyachene), April 8th

The annual Easter dinner will take place on Sunday, April 8th after Divine Liturgy. The cost is $8 per person with a $20 family maximum cost. The Ladies’ Guild menu will feature: ham, kobasa, paska, pierogies, beet relish and eggs as well as coffee and punch.

Please see Karen to sign up if you wish to bring any additional foods such as salads and deserts.

Please join us for good food and fellowship at this Easter celebration.

2018 Lenten Services

We invite you to join us on our Great Lenten Journey, which culminates in the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts with Sorkousty (Memorial Service for the Deceased) — Every Friday of Lent at 7pm

No Liturgy on Friday, March 16. Liturgy will instead be celebrated on Wednesday March 14 at 7pm.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday — March 25 — Divine Liturgy at 10 AM

Holy Wednesday — March 28 — Divine Liturgy at 7 PM

Holy Thursday — March 29 — Reading of the Passion Gospels at 7 PM

Good Friday — March 30 — Good Friday Vespers at 7 PM — Christ’s Funeral with procession of Holy Shroud to the Tomb

Holy Saturday — March 31 — Divine Liturgy at 10 AM — Blessing of the Easter Baskets at 5 PM

Easter Sunday Services

EASTER SUNDAY — Feast of Holy Pascha — April 1 — Prayer at the Tomb 8:45 AM; Resurrection Matins at 9 AM; Divine Liturgy at 10 AM followed by blessing of Easter Baskets


Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church

54 Walnut Street, Manchester, NH


Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish invites you to a Lenten Mission

Rev. Fr. Bohdan Tymchyshyn, PhD, Professor of Moral Theology at the Ukrainian Catholic University of L’viv, Ukraine, will conduct a one-day Lenten Mission in the Parish of the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Thursday, March 15th. Father Bohdan will deliver a Lenten homily in both Ukrainian and English languages after the Stations of the Cross and will be available to hear confessions in both Ukrainian and English languages as well. Confessions will take place from 6 to 7 PM followed by the Stations of the Cross and homilies beginning at 7 PM. You are cordially invited to participate in this Lenten Mission, which will afford you the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Holy Confession) and to listen to Fr. Bohdan’s Lenten message. Those wishing to receive the Holy Eucharist will be able to do so at this service.

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish is a Byzantine Rite Ukrainian Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See in Rome, and is located at 54 Walnut Street in Manchester, NH (corner of Lowell and Walnut Streets) just one block east of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. Please call 603-793-9513 or send an email to pbvm@comcast.net if you have any questions or require additional information regarding this Lenten mission. Thank you and God bless you on your Lenten journey.

Parish Services Cancellation Announcements on WMUR-TV

In the event of inclement weather, any cancellations of parish church services will be announced on WMUR television. Cancellations will also be posted on the parish Facebook page which can be accessed directly via the internet. Please check these resources when winter storms approach to see if services have been canceled. Even if parish services have not been canceled, but weather or road conditions are poor, please remember to use caution and good judgment before deciding whether or not to travel to church, keeping your safety and that of your family as the most important priority. Thank you.

Divine Liturgy Schedule; Dec. 24-26

Слава Ісусу Христу!

Sunday morning liturgy for Dec. 24 remains scheduled as normal, however there will be no liturgy on Christmas Morning this Monday.

Divine Liturgy schedule for the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

Sunday, December 24th (4 PM): Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 26th (10 AM) Synaxis of the Theotokos