What we strive for and what we stand and believe in.
Traditional prayer in the Byzantine Tradition
Homily of His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav... Please follow link for more detailed information... Read More
25 March 2014 AND 02 March 2014
As we continue to grow in Faith and love of God, we are in need of a larger temple.
Open our minds to know....
Religion School Information
Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church Religion School meets every Sunday starting in the Fall and ending in the Spring, with particular exceptions as noted in the bulletin for Feast Days and Parish Events, after the first Divine Liturgy and before the second Divine Liturgy. Prayer at the Icon Corner for all staff, students and parents begins at 10:15 AM. (Link for details)
There will be a meeting on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM to pray and decide on the logistics to make this into a reality.  The Bible Study itself will begin on Sunday, May 5, 2014.








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Sunday Readings

Palm Sunday 

(Entry of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ into Jerusalem) 

April 13, 2014




Holy Week (14 April - 19 April)


Glory to Jesus Christ!          Glory forever!




Gospel: John 12:1-18

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz'arus was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."

When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Laz'arus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Laz'arus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.

The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass's colt!" His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Laz'arus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.

Scripture Readings:

  • Matins: Matthew 21:1-11, 15-17
  • Divine Liturgy:  Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9; John 12:1-18
Weekly Schedule

(Please click on Calendar in Home menu for details)

  • Monday 14 April                19:00 Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
  • Tuesday 15 April               19:00 Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
  • Wednesday 16 April         19:00  Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
  • Thursday 17 April             10:00  Liturgy of St. Basil: St. Nicholas Cathedral
                                               19:00  Matins with 12 Passion Gospels
  • Friday 18 April                  14:00  Vespers Procession and Laying Out of Shroud
  • Saturday 19 April              10:00  Liturgy of St. Basil
                                               15:00, 16:00, 17:00 Blessing of Easter Baskets and Confession
  • Sunday 20 April                06:00 Nadhrobne, Matins, and Divine Liturgy
    Great and Holy Pascha    10:00 Divine Liturgy
Sunday 13 April 2014
As we continue to grow in Faith and love of God, we are in need of a larger temple.
Invitation to involvement: Below is a list of existing and new organizations open to all parishioners...
This prayer should be recited each day during the Great Fast
02/23/14: His All-Holiness holds Memorial Service for Ukrainian victims
(Formal Reception for World Religious Leaders - Vatican, March 20, 2013)
Parish Prayer Intentions
As suggested by Fr. Mykhailo

lET US PRAY FOR THE INTENTIONS OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, THE QUEEN OF PEACE, for our Holy Father Benedict XVI AND for OUr patriarch Sviatoslav and patriarch emeritus lubomyr

Parish Mission Statement

The mission of Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Parish is to promote the establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth according to the tradition of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church by:

  • Fostering a meaningful liturgical and personal prayer life
  • Vigorously proclaiming the Gospel and introducing Jesus Christ and His Gospel to all whose lives we touch
  • Promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life

We hold the ministry of Saints Cyril and Methodius as our model of evangelism.  We cherish our tradition and way of worshipping God as among the most beautiful in all Christendom and will strive to plant it firmly on American soil as our gift to the people of Palatine and vicinity.

 We fervently commit ourselves and this sacred mission to Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, patron of our holy eparchy and to the Most Holy Mother of God, Teacher and Mother of all peoples.