January 21, 2017

Hillside parishioners bring gift of Ukrainian and English carols


HILLSIDE, N.J. – On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, children and parishioners of Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hillside, N.J., caroled in Ukrainian and English for the retired Sisters of Mercy and clergy of McAuley Hall Center at Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung, N.J.  The children distributed home-baked cookies and religious calendars to the attendees. One of the retirees in the audience mentioned that she is Ukrainian and joined the children and parishioners in singing numerous Ukrainian carols. Afterwards, the parish caroling group traveled throughout Union, Somerset, Middlesex and Morris Counties to share the gift of koliady with parishioners at their homes. (Additional photos can be found on the parish website www.byzcath.org/ImmaculateConception.)