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Nativity of the Mother of God
Ukrainian Catholic Church

Fr. Richard Janowicz, Pastor
rjano@aol.com
John Patterson, Deacon
Cantor: Joe Escobar

704 Aspen Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477
(541) 726-7309
Nativity Parish is an Eastern Catholic parish which celebrates the Byzantine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
"We believe that the venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches is an integral part of the heritage of Christ's Church . . . the first need for Catholics is to be familiar with that tradition..."
- Pope John Paul II, Orientale Lumen, "Light of the East" (1995)
"That the Eastern Catholic Churches and their venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a spiritual treasure for the whole Church."
- Pope Benedict XVI, Prayer Intention for November 2011
This Week (January 10 - January 16)
Sunday:
  Sunday After Theophany
  • Divine Liturgy - 9:00 am [Live Streamed] and 11:00 am
     Divine Liturgy Text Tropars
--Parishioners with last names A through K, if you are coming, come to the 9:00 Liturgy. This Liturgy will also be LIVE STREAMED.
--Parishioners L through Z, please come to the 11:00 Liturgy.
(If you need to switch times, please ask me.)
Wednesday:
  • First Hour - 7:00 a.m.    First Hour Text Tropars
  • Sixth Hour - 12:00 p.m.    Sixth Hour Text Tropars
Thursday:
  Leave-taking of Theophany
  • Divine Liturgy - 9:00 am      Divine Liturgy Text Tropars
Friday:
  • First Hour - 7:00 a.m.    First Hour Text Tropars
  • Sixth Hour - 11:30 a.m.    Sixth Hour Text Tropars
All the above will be live streamed.
Streaming Video
Links:
Our Eparchy of St. Nicholas sent a video Christmas greeting to all of us:
    https://youtu.be/sArkxVQTGEA

PATRIARCH'S CHRISTMAS LETTER:
    parish_life/bulletins/2020/CHRISTMAS PASTORAL LETTER (1).PDF
    parish_life/bulletins/2020/РІЗДВЯНЕ ПОСЛАННЯ (1).PDF

Here is a link to a 3 minute video by the Kyiv Post on Holodomor:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5dwzNvNI34

Here is an article written about one of our parishioners, now asleep in Christ, Nadia Barrett's mother, and her experience during the famine, which appeared in the Register-Guard, Oct. 28, 1983.

Click to access "Transforming Calamity into Unity, Dignity & Healing".
You can use this link beginning Saturday October 10th: https://leagueofukrainiancatholics.org/october-10-2020-presentation-1/

If you did not yet see the article about the Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Catholic Apostolate of Portland, that was in the Catholic Sentinel, here is the link again:
www.catholicsentinel.org/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/Timeless-liturgy-bridges-New-World-and-Old/-3/382/40798?s=1

Plus, somebody over there is looking at our website, so this surprise was in the Sentinel this week also:
www.catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/-Masks-With-a-spirit-of-penance/2/35/40858

Link to our eparchy's website (English and Ukrainian pages, look to the upper right corner for which language you would like):
https://chicagougcc.org/en/

Link to an article about the Byzantine-rite Catholic churches of Greek and Albanian people which have been in southern Italy since ancient times, mentioned in the bulletin:
https://cnewa.org/magazine/italys-byzantine-catholics-30683/

Short interview with Dr. Philip Jenkins, author of "The New Anti-Catholicism; the Last Acceptable Prejudice":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=782&v=nvLqR0FChEk&feature=emb_logo