Welcome!

20150301-ukraine-mem-service-jhv-lWhether you are visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish community, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith, or are interested in finding out more about the Eastern Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here.

St. Michael’s is a faith-filled people of the Ukrainian Catholic tradition. We strive to make the Divine Liturgy the heartbeat of our faith community and we stand ready to bear witness to the Lord with our life.

Saint Michael’s is a parish rooted in Jesus Christ, active in our love of neighbor, on the path toward salvation in the Holy Trinity.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST!

Sunday, 3/07, Third Sunday of Lent —Sunday of the Holy Cross
9:00 a.m. +Joseph Sobko (7th Anniv.) requested by Maria Sobko
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1, Tone 7

Monday, 3/08, Holy Bishop-Confessor Theophylact
9:00 a.m. +Catherine Levitzky (12th Anniv. Pan.) requested by Joseph M. Levitzky

Tuesday, 3/09, Martyrs of Sebaste
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Andrij Shumelda requested by Alexandra Diglio

Wednesday, 3/10, Holy Martyrs Codratus and Cyprian
9:00 a.m. +Ioan Pop (40 days, Pan.)

Thursday, 3/11, Holy Patriarch Sophronius
9:00 a.m. +Myron Gali (Pan.) requesteed by Anastasia Gali

Friday, 3/12, Our Venerable Confessor Theophane
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts

Saturday, 3/13, Transfer of the relics of Nicephorus
9:00 a.m. All deceased of the Parish—Sorokousty

Sunday, 3/14, Fourth Sunday of Lent
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. +Ella Sowa requested by Bohdan Sowa

Epistle: Hebrews 6:13-20
Gospel: Mark 9:17-31, Tone 8

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

Dear Parishioners please close your phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory is in memory of all the deceased of the Waselik family offered by family.

For your own safety and safety of others, please wear a mask in church.

We have restarted our PARISH COFFEE HOUR after each Divine Liturgy. Coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

The parish Mission will be on Sunday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, March 27, at 9:00 a.m. with Fr. Hryhorj Lozinski, pastor of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church (Trumbull, CT).

The remaining SOROKOUSTY will be celebrated on All Souls Saturdays: March 13th and May 22nd. Please take a book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out, place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket.

The traditional Easter parish SVIACHENE will be held on April 18, 2021 following the Divine Liturgy. We will celebrate only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. We will be running a raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled, please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before our “Sviachene” or on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth from 12 to 18. Free for altar boys, and under 12. Also we ask you to donate cakes for desert. We trust that all parishioners will join this parish gathering and through their presence attest to cherishing in our hearts a love for one another which builds our PARISH FAMILY. We will not be selling tickets at the door to parishioners only to guests.

We have frozen cabbage with sausage (kapusta & kovbasa) or only cabbage for sale in the church hall.

Every Sunday you can watch stream live on parish Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. the Divine Liturgy in the English language and 10:30 a.m. the Divine Liturgy in the Ukrainian language. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelnewhaven.

Dear Parishioners: If you would like to have Confession or Holy Communion please call the rectory at (203)865-0388.

Dear Parishioners: I wish to express a special thanks to all of you. Despite the restrictions placed on your attendance at Divine Liturgy and the various special Liturgical celebrations, your attendance via Facebook, your responses, your thoughts and prayers, your support for parishioners in need as well as the continued financial support that you have mailed in to the Parish is greatly appreciated. Together with the help of God we will survive this National crisis and come out of it stronger than ever spiritually and emotionally. May God bless you all. Fr. Iura Godenciuc

Sunday of the Holy Cross resources

When, then, you make the sign of the cross on the forehead, arm yourself with a saintly boldness, and reinstall your soul in its old liberty; for you are not ignorant that the cross is a prize beyond all price.

Consider what is the price given for your ransom, and you will never more be slave to any man on earth. This reward and ransom is the cross. You should not then, carelessly make the sign on the forehead, but you should impress it on your heart with the love of a fervent faith. Nothing impure will dare to disturb you on seeing the weapon, which overcomes all things. (St. John Chrysostom)

As we approach the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, let us consider also how we reverence the cross in our day to day life. Do I make the Sign of the Cross impressed on my heart with fervent faith?

Here are the Biblical, liturgical and catechetical resources for this Sunday given to us from God With Us Online. Be sure to both the Troparion in the Ukrainian tone and the Gospel reflection.

Free online Bible Study

Herewith is a flyer for a Bible study on the oldest Gospel, Mark. The presenter is Father Greg Lozinskyy, pastor of St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church (Trumbull, CT; www.stjohntrumbull.org). Father Greg has recently finished his doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome). The study begins tomorrow night, March 2!

The Church via her pastors and teachers of the faith have strongly encouraged that we take up the study of God’s Word revealed to us in the Bible. Knowing Scripture well –at any age– is a good formation in the faith; it is a matter of salvation. As Saint Jerome said, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” We understand the word ignorance as being untrained.

This online Bible study on the Gospel of Mark is free. Please register with Father Greg at stjohntrumbull@gmail.com

If you are unable to participate live you can watch at a later time on youtube; Father Greg will give you the link.

Let us help each other keep our focus on Lent.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 2/21, First Sunday of Lent with the Blessing of Icons
9:00 a.m. +Gregory Dubno requested by Luba Dubno
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2
Gospel: John 1:43-51, Tone 5

Monday, 2/22, Discovery of the relics of Holy Martyr Eugenius
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 2/23, Holy Priest Martyr Polycarp
9:00 a.m. +Platon Choma (8th Anniv., Pan.) requested by Lidia Choma

Wednesday, 2/24, 1st and 2nd finding head of John the Baptist
9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Third Hour

Thursday, 2/25, Holy Patriarch Tarasius
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 2/26, Holy Bishop Porphry
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saturday, 2/27, Our Venerable Father Procopius
9:00 a.m. All deceased of the Parish —Sorokousty

Sunday, 2/28, Second Sunday of Lent
9:00 a.m. Special Intention
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12, Tone 6

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered to God by Margaret and Stuart Maybury in memory of Joseph and Sophie Brezicki.

SOROKOUSTY will be celebrated on All Souls’ Saturdays, February 27th , March 6th, March 13th, May 22nd. Please take a book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out, place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 2/14, Sunday of the Cheese Fare
9:00 a.m. +Anna Lipcan (12th Anniv.) requested by Barbara and Patrick Bagley
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 13:11-14:4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21, Tone 4

Today, Monday, 15 February, is a day of strict abstinence from both meat and dairy products.

Monday, 2/15 , Holy Apostle Onesimus
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 2/16, Holy Martyrs Pamphilius and Porphyrius
9:00 God’s blessing and health for Maria Sobko and Family requested by Judy Ellis

Wednesday, 2/17, Holy Great Martyr Theodore
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 2/18, Holy Father Leo Pope of Rome
9:00 a.m. Souls in Purgatory (Pan.) requested by Maria Sobko

Friday, 2/19, Holy Apostle Archippus
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts

Saturday, 2/20, Our Venerable Father Leo, bishop of Catania
9:00 a.m. +Gheorghe Petruse (40 days, Pan)

Sunday, 2/21, First Sunday of Lent
9:00 a.m. +Gregory Dubno requested by Luba Dubno
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2
Gospel: John 1:43-51, Tone 5

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered to God by Barbara and Patrick Bagley in memory of Anna Lipcan.

Dear Parishioners: If you would like to have Confession or Holy Communion please call the rectory at 203-865-0388.

SOROKOUSTY will be celebrated on All Souls’ Saturdays on February 27th , March 6th, March 13th, and May 22nd . Please take your book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out, place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket. If you need a new book, please ask Father Iura.

Dear Parishioners please close your phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our live-streaming difficult. Thank you!

We have frozen cabbage with sausage (kapusta & kovbasa) or only cabbage for sale in the church hall.

Every Sunday you can watch the Divine Liturgy streamed live on parish Facebook page at the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in English and again at the 10:30 a.m. in Ukrainian language.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelnewhaven

Dear Parishioners: I wish to express a special thanks to all of you. Despite the restrictions placed on your attendance at Divine Liturgy and the various special Liturgical celebrations, your attendance via Facebook, your responses, your thoughts and prayers, your support for parishioners in need as well as the continued financial support that you have mailed in to the Parish is greatly appreciated. Together with the help of God we will survive this National crisis and come out of it stronger than ever spiritually and emotionally. May God bless you all, Fr. Iura Godenciuc