Slava Isusu Christu! Glory to Jesus Christ!
Welcome to the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel!
We are the Cathedral Church of Bishop Kurt R. Burnette for the Eparchy of Passaic.
We are a Byzantine Catholic Church in full communion with the universal Catholic Church.
We offer services in two locations:
THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION, Baptism, Chrismation, and Holy Eucharist, are administered together. Once initiated, infants and children should receive Holy Communion regularly. Baptisms must be arranged at least one month in advance. New parents will receive some informative catechesis on the sacramental mysteries before the event.
THE SACRAMENT OF REPENTANCE (Confession) is available one half hour before all scheduled services and at other times by request. Special hours for confessions are scheduled before Christmas and Pascha. Parents will decide when their children are mature enough to examine their conscience and make a confession. Children must be regularly attending Liturgy and must complete a home-based catechetical course on Repentance before requesting the sacrament.
THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY Weddings should be arranged with the parish before finalizing any other details. At least one party must be a Byzantine Catholic. Wedding preparation, including Pre Cana, should begin no later than six months before the proposed wedding date. Couples are strongly encouraged to attend the one-day Pre-Cana program sponsored by the Cathedral in late winter each year. Contact the parish office to share the good news of your engagement as soon as possible.
Church law requires that at least one baptismal godparent and one witness to Matrimony must be a practicing Catholic holding a sponsor certificate from the Catholic Church he or she regularly attends. Practicing members of St MIchael's Cathedral parish needing a sponsor certificate to serve as godparent or witness to marriage may contact the Parish Office.
PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK Please contact the Parish Office whenever a parishioner is facing serious illness or hospitalization so that they may be anointed for healing. Sacramental visits to parishioners who are homebound or in care facilities are made monthly. Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements. Please do not wait for "Last Rites"! Call for a priest while your loved one is able to make a confession and receive Holy Communion.
FUNERAL SERVICES The normal practice of the Byzantine Catholic Church is to pray the Parastas service with the body of the deceased at the funeral home and to bring the deceased to Church for a Funeral Liturgy before burial. The funeral services are not served over cremated remains. A memorial service may be served at the cemetery or columbarium before the committal of cremated remains. Cremated remains should always be committed in this way, not scattered or preserved in the home. A funeral director can make all necessary arrangements with St Michael's Cathedral at time of need.
Stay connected to your parish and continue to worship during the Paschal season. Liturgical services for Sundays and Holy Days will be available on "St Michael's Cathedral Passaic" YouTube channel both as live streams and as archives you may access whenever you wish. Copy this URL to your browser: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfGN9bRHQ2BbVvjI5sLQPIg or simply search "St Michael's Cathedral Passaic" on YouTube.
NO COMPUTER OR SMART PHONE? NO PROBLEM! Listen live to Sunday Liturgy via your home phone! Dial 551-299-2990, enter pin 1234# when prompted, and you will be connected to the live audio of the 9am Sunday Liturgy. Please share this information with those who may be interested.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS are also available on our You Tube Channel. These include a nine-part series on the Resurrection as presented in the Holy Gospels and five sessions on the Mother of God in the Old Testament. The next series planned will focus on the Holy Spirit. If you're a subscriber to our You Tube channel, you'll be alerted when a session is streaming live. You can always watch it in the archives later. Use the same link as for Liturgy (above).
The Stage is set!
Thank you to our parishioners and friends to helped build the stage for our outdoor worship in record time! Special thanks to Mark Hrehovčik and Distinctive Voice and Data for providing the sound system and sound tech.
After three weeks of outdoor Liturgy, we moved back inside for worship. The stage remains. What other good uses can we put it to??????
Our Food Pantry welcomed some wonderful neighbors today! Fr. Andriy Dudkevych, Sister Ileana ssmi, and some of the eighth grade students at St Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Passaic came by to deliver the food they had recently collected in their food drive. They chose to offer the food to our needy neighbors through St MIchael's Food Pantry and we are grateful! Thank you to Fr. Andriy, Sr. Ileana, and all the students at St Nicholas School! Food Pantry co-ordinators Helena and Paul DeKeukelaere were on hand to accept the gift and to welcome our guests.
The Albazinskaya Theotokos, known as "Helper of Mothers" began her tour around the parishes of the New Jersey Syncellate on Wednesday, January 29, with devotions at St Michael's Cathedral. Bishop Kurt presided and many of the clergy of the Syncellate attended with their families. The faithful were invited to receive special blessings from all the priests in attendance after venerating the icon.