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.

Holodomor Remembrance 2019

The 2019 Holodomor Remembrance in New York City will take place on Saturday, November 16

The bus trip is on “First Come, First Serve.”  Dyakuyu.

May Christ our true God, risen from the dead, place the souls of His departed servants, the victims of the Holodomor genocide, in the abode of the Saints, grant them rest in the bosom of Abraham, and number them among the righteous, through the prayers of His most pure Mother, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, of our venerable and God‐bearing Fathers, and of all the Saints; may He have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

Bus Itinerary Pickup

9:00 a.m. Corpus Christi School Parking Lot-581 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield
9:30 a.m. Ikea Parking Lot (rear)-Brewery Street, New Haven
10:00 a.m. Senior Center Parking Lot, Exit 32, Stratford
12:00 noon Drop- off at St. Patrick Cathedral, Fifth Avenue
2:00 p.m. Holodomor Memorial Service at St. Patrick Cathedral
4:00 p.m. Pickup to return to Stratford/New Haven/Hartford


Adults: $40.00 per person
Students: $20.00 per person

To reserve seats today, please contact:

Myron Kolinsky: 860-563-4072
Ihor and Natalia Rudko: 860-537-4051
Ivan Kebalo: 860-299-6727
Halia Lodynsky: 203-494-6278
Christina Kowinko: 203-380-2892

The Senator’s October ’19 visit to St Michael’s

On Sunday, October 13th Senator Richard  Blumenthal addressed the Ukrainian American community at St Michael’s Church hall in New Haven . His presentation focused on current efforts in Congress to support Ukraine. For the upcoming fiscal year $250 million is being authorized for defense -related assistance. Another $140 million is being allocated  for non defense aid through USAID programs in the State Department. While he touched briefly on the House impeachment investigation he was clear that this  political activity had no bearing on the ongoing support for Ukraine on Capitol Hill. In Congress Ukraine continues to enjoy strong bipartisan support.

Prior to the presentation our  Veterans organization met with the Senator for an update on the Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers  (WUS) program .

Media coverage of the event was exceptional with channel 8 WTNH (ABC) , channel 3 WFSB ( CBS) and FOX 61 camera crews present . In addition both the   New HAVEN Register and the Hartford Courant covered the event.

Blessed Roman Lysko

Today, on the liturgical calendar the UGCC Church liturgically remembers Blessed Roman Lysko who died on this date following torture and starvation in 1949. He was born on 14 August 1914 in the Horodok, Lviv District, Ukraine.

Father Roman was a married priest and pastor. He was ordained priest by Metropolitan Sheptytsky. The NKVD called Father Roman cray for signing the Psalms aloud in prison.

Pope St. John Paul II recognized that Father Roman died as a martyr, and beatified him on 27 June 2001.

Blessed Roman Lysko, pray for us.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 10/13, 18th Sunday after Pentecost —Of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
9:00 a.m. +John Chalupa requested by Paul Zalonski
10:30 a.m. For our parishioners

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Gospel: Luke 8:5–15, Tone 1

Monday, 10/14, Our Venerable Mother Paraskeva of Ternovon
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 10/15, Our Venerable Father Euthymius the Younger
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 10/16, The Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 10/17, The Holy Prophet Hosea; the Venerable-Martyr Andrew of Crete
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 10/18, The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke
9:00 a.m. +Petro and Anastazia Malyk requested by Kateryna Szymkiw

Saturday, 10/19, The Holy Prophet Joel
9:00 a.m. +Wasyl Dobrianskyj requested by Kateryna Szymkiw

Sunday, 10/20, 19th Sunday after Pentecost —The Holy Great-Martyr Artemius
9:00 a.m. +Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J. requested by Paul Zalonski
10:30 a.m. For our parishioners

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31, Tone 2

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

This week’s vigil light is offered to God by Nina Baker and family in memory of Natalie Cybriwsky.

A special thank you from Mrs. Sophie DeCarlo to all those who helped her to celebrate her 102nd. birthday. She received 33 Birthday Cards and enjoyed reading every one of them. Many years!

Congratulations to Mr. Bohdan Sowa and the Sestrechi on the success of last week’s Lasagna Dinner. Given in memory of Mrs. Maria Sowa, the dinner was truly outstanding and enjoyed by all who attended. Many years!

Pierogi Saturday has been changed in November to the 16th. Previously it was the 23rd.

Post #33 of the Ukrainian American Veterans invites everyone to a community presentation by Senator Richard Blumenthal Sunday, October 13th at 12:00 noon in St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George St., in New Haven. Senator Blumenthal is a leader in the U.S. Senate for securing support for Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression. He will discuss recent development in Ukraine and Congress as well as his support for wounded Ukrainian soldiers. All are invited to participate and to support the Senator in his efforts.

Ukrainian American Veterans will hold our National Convention here in New Haven Thursday, October 31st thru Saturday, November 2nd. We expect 140 attendees at the convention and we are asking for your help to make this event a success. Please contact Post Commander Carl Harvey for further details and how you can help. Thank you!

St. Michael’s Day will be celebrated on November 24th. On this day we will have only one (1) bilingual Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets are available through Miss Luba Dubno. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14 and 18. Free for students Ridna Shkola, altar boys and for children under 12. 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 Feast Day. Also we ask for donations for dessert.

The Ukrainian Ridna Shkola of New Haven has started its school year with 3 classes: 1.) A nursery school program for children 3-5 years old; 2.) A class to teach Ukrainian to English language-speaking children ages 6-10; 3.) A class where instruction is only in the Ukrainian language for children 8-11 years old. Classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 each Saturday morning. Religious instruction follows at 11:30 a.m. We are planning Ukrainian dance instruction as well.

National Pierogi Day

Today, October 8th, is National Pierogi Day. Don’t forget that the next Pierogi Saturday is October 19.

More info on St Michael’s Pierogi may be found here: http://stmichaelukrainian.org/pierogies/

Who’s patron saint of pierogi makers?

My bet is Walter our fearless leader.