OLPH Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Byzantine Catholic Church

Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!       Slava Isusu Christu!   Slava Na Viki!


Welcome Guests and Friends

Very Rev. Edward Higgins, Administrator
Rev. Vasyl Sokolovych, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Myron Badnerosky -Pastor Emeritus

1773 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Mail Address - BOX 777, Levittown, PA 19058-0777
Residence – 2 Coral Rock Road, Levittown, PA 19057* (Residence) 215-968-8707*email: frvasylolph@gmail.com


Services for January/February

  • Jan 26 - 5:30pm –Vigil Liturgy for the 36th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Jan 27 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy
  • Jan 30 - 7:00pm – Divine Liturgy - Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs
  • Feb 1 - 7:00pm – Vigil Liturgy for the Feast of the Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon
  • Feb 2 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for the Sunday of Zacchaeus
  • Feb 3 - 9:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) Fr. Vasyl is available for Confession on Saturdays from 4:45 to 5:15 and Sundays from 8:15 to 8:45. If these times are not convenient for you, please make an appointment with Fr Vasyl.



    There have been 71010 visitors since Christmas 2014.

    Welcome

    “MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES.” - Isaiah 56: 7

    If you are a visitor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 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

    Fr. Vasyl


    A Message from Bishop Kurt

    To the Faithful of the Eparchy of Passaic,
    Pope Francis has asked the entire Catholic Church to pray at the end of each Divine Liturgy or Mass for protection during this time of danger. He asked that we pray to St. Michael or that we say an ancient prayer to the Mother of God.

    As a matter of fact, the latter prayer is the most ancient prayer to Mary that we have, besides the “Hail Mary” which is from the Gospel of St. Luke. This prayer is found in our own pew book on page 454.Please begin singing the prayer “Beneath Your Compassion” at the end of Divine Liturgy in all of our churches on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the latest.

    I have posted a video on the Eparchy of Passaic YouTube channel(click on this link), for you and your cantors to learn the music. All of your parishioners are also welcome to view the video to learn the hymn.

    May God bless the work of your hands,
    + Bishop Kurt


    Fashengy! March 3 2019

    OLPH , St. Mary's Trenton and St. Nicholas Roebling Combined

    A Fun-Filled, Fantastic Celebration to Prepare Us for the Great Fast.
    Luncheon and Party followed by the celebration of Forgiveness Vespers

    Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM followed by Food! Music! Dancing! Then the Celebration of Forgiveness Vespers To Begin the Great Fast, More details to Follow.

    Please join the Planning Committee meeting at St Mary’s Parish Office, 411 Adeline Street, Trenton, New Jersey, 08611 on Saturday, January 12th at 9 am!


    All Souls Saturdays

    A quick reminder inviting those who have yet to do so to submit the names of your loved ones that you wish to be remembered during the upcoming All Souls Saturdays.  The first All Souls Saturday is February 23rd. Though early, aggregating all the names into a book to be read must be started now to ensure that it is completed in time.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

    To read more about this beautiful tradition of our Byzantine faith,(click here to to go to Traditions)


    Stewardship is More than a Collection

    As we settle into the new-year, and, perhaps you are doing some planning, please give some prayerful consideration to the ways that you could help OLPH.

      Monetary offerings are, of course, critical to the ongoing mission and success of our parish.  In addition to this, should you have a special talent or, increased availability of time that you might be willing to share, our parish would greatly benefit and, we would all be profoundly grateful to receive such a gift!  If you find yourself being called to give in this way, please speak with Fr. Vasyl.  Thank you!!


    Getting to Know You

    When you come to communion, please tell me your name in a low voice.  It might take a few times, but I will be better with names and faces with your help. My thanks in advance and deepest appreciation for your patience and help. - Fr. Vasyl


    Events/Features


    ….  If you see someone in church that you do not know – stop and say hello and welcome them to OLPH.  Your friendly greeting will help them to decide to make OLPH their spiritual home.  Make sure you introduce newcomers to Fr. Vasyl.  Don’t be shy!


    CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

    will be available by the end of January. If you wish to receive a copy of your statement, please fill out the form found below and drop it into the collection basket.  A self-addressed, stamped, envelope would be appreciated, but is not required.


    2019 Envelopes and Calendars

    Now available in the back of the church.  You may have a different envelope number for 2019.  If there is not a box of envelopes for you, please make a notion on the sheet next to the envelopes and a box will be prepared for you.


    Fr Myron's Address

    You can mail cards and letters to Fr Myron at 922 S. Woodbourne Rd ,Suite 417, Levittown PA 19057 and they will be forwarded to him. He Greatly appreciates them and all your prayers.


    Bulletins


    Click Here for the Present and Past Sunday Bulletins


    Stay in Touch With Tim

     

    Write to Tim: Tim Fariss, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214