Name of Church Holy Wisdom Eastern Catholic Parish

Address 6520 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95621 (meeting at the Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center)

Phone number 916-486-0632

Webpage (

Divine Liturgy times Sundays, 11 a.m.

Confessions Before and after the Divine Liturgies

Names of priests Father Vasyl Miziuk. He is a married priest from Ukraine with three children. He was married in 2001, and ordained a priest in 2002. He first served in Ukraine before coming to the U.S.

School No.

Special activities Polish Festival, Christmas Around the World Festival

Music The liturgy is sung in English.

Fellow parishioners Although its membership is largely Ukrainian, all Catholics are welcome to attend and fulfill their Sunday obligation by attending their Divine Liturgies.

Parking There is ample parking at the retreat center where the parish has Divine Liturgy.

Additional observations Holy Wisdom is a parish in the Byzantine tradition, of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of Saint Nicholas of Chicago, which includes parishes in the western U.S. Although it is not a Latin rite parish, its bishop, Benedict Aleksiychuk, is in union with the Holy Father. While the Ukrainian Catholic Church dates back centuries, it first came to California in the 1950s when immigrants fled Communism and the destruction of much of Ukraine during World War II and settled in the state. Holy Wisdom was founded in 2002 as an English-speaking community in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic tradition.