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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, 6/20, 4th Sunday after Pentecost —All Saints of Ukraine— Moleben to Jesus Christ
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 8:28-39
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-16, Tone 3

Monday, 6/21, Holy Martyr Julian
8:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Marin Casey requested by Stefania Sadiwsky

Tuesday, 6/22, Holy Bishop Martyr Eusebius
8:00 a.m. +Orest Dubno (Pan.) requested by Family

Wednesday, 6/23, Holy Martyr Agrippina
8:00 a.m. +Mary Forlano DeMenna requested by Barbara Schwartz

Thursday, 6/24, Birth of St John the Baptist
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health of Robert Waselik requested by Marion Piggottt

Friday, 6/25, Our Venerable Martyr Febronia
8:00 a.m. +Anna Lipcan (Pan.) requested by Judith Pond

Saturday, 6/26, Our Venerable Father David
8:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health of Robert Waselik requested by Marion Piggottt

Sunday, 6/27, 5th Sunday after Pentecost —Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Irene Hladkyj requested by the Family
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish — Panachyda for Bishop John Stock –UAV Post 33

Epistle: Romans 10:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 8:28-9:1, Tone 4

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Godenciuc family in memory of Ivan and Olena Godenciuc.

Ewa Didow Fell Asleep in the Lord. Please remember her in your prayers. ETERNAL MEMORY!

SUMMER SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Commencing on July 4, 2021 until the Labor Day weekend Sunday, September 5 inclusive there will only one Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy will be held in both English and Ukrainian languages.

Congratulations to our altar boy Serhiy Sokhan son of Roman and Nataliya who graduated from Harvard University. May God bless you and your family.

Bishop Paul Chomnycky and the CT State Ukrainia Day Committee announce the 53rd
annual CT State Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford. On Tuesday, June 22, at 8PM, the Festival Committee
will meet virtually to plan this annual event. We are inviting anyone who would like to be on the planning committee to join this meeting. To receive an invitation to this Zoom meeting, please email General Chairman Roman Stanislavskyy at roman.stanislavskyy@ eversourse.com OR corresponding secretary Gloria Horbaty at gphorbaty@hotmail.com

The invite includes computer and phone connection.

SISTERS SERVANTS OF MARY IMMACULATE invites you to THE 67th HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE on August 14-15, 2021. Theme “Mary, Mother of the Savior and Joseph, Righteous Spouse sustain us in God’s Providence”. NY State Guidelines on the pandemic will be followed. All Liturgical Services and Food Services will be outside.

The Ukrainian School of New Haven informs that a nursery school program for children 2-5 years old started on Saturday May 15th at 10:00 am at St. Michael`s Church Hall in New Haven. Instruction will be primarily in Ukrainian language with accommodations for English. Connecticut Covid guidelines will be followed. For further information please call Nataliia Dankevych (203) 901-7168.

2021 Connecticut Ukrainian Day Festival

Bishop Paul Chomnycky and the CT State Ukrainian Day Committee announce the 53rd annual CT State Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford, CT. Please save the date!

On Tuesday, June 22, at 8 PM, the Festival Committee will meet virtually to plan this annual event. We are inviting anyone who would like to be on the planning committee to join this meeting. New people and new ideas are always welcome.

To receive an invitation to this Zoom meeting, please email General Chairman Roman Stanislavskyy at roman.stanislavskyy@eversourse.com

OR Corresponding Secretary Gloria Horbaty at gphorbaty@hotmail.com or 203-269-5909. The invite includes computer and phone connection.

Third Sunday after Pentecost

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life.” Only after Jesus has shown the hurt to be unspeakable, then and not before does he make the instruction stricter. He not only asks us to cast away what we have but also forbids us to take thought even for the food we need, saying, “Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat,” not because the soul needs food, for it is incorporeal. He spoke figuratively. For though the soul as such needs no food, it cannot endure to remain in the body unless the body is fed. (St. John Chrysostom)

As always, God With Us Online, there are several things to help us go deeper in knowing and following the Scripture we hear at the Divine Liturgy. So, at the link above for the resources there is a very brief piece on the Domestic Church (the church at home) by Melkite Deacon Thomas Moses. Most importantly listen to the Gospel reflection.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 6/13, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost —with the Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Anthony Allin
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33, Tone 2

Monday, 6/14, The Holy Prophet Elisha, and our Father Methodius
8:00 a.m. +Joseph J. Levitzky (Pan.) requested by Joseph M. Levitzky

Tuesday, 6/15, Holy Prophet Amos, Venerable Jerome
8:00 a.m. +Hildegard Komondy (38th Anniv., Pan.) requested by Chris Komondy

Wednesday, 6/16, Our Father Tychon
8:00 a.m. +Mary Ann Yursha (Pan.) requested by Luba Dubno

Thursday, 6/17, The Holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ismael
8:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 6/18, The Holy Martyr Leontius
8:00 a.m. +Emilia Dubno requested by the Family
5:30 p.m. God’s blessing and health for Juliana Diglio and Scott Prior

Saturday, 6/19, Holy Apostle Jude
10:00 a.m. Funeral Divine Liturgy Anya Hanson Rohmer Mykyteya

Sunday, 6/20, 4th Sunday after Pentecost —with the Moleben to Jesus Christ
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 8:28-39
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-16, Tone 3

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Christopher Komondy in memory of Edward Corfini.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

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

SUMMER SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Commencing on July 4, until the Labor Day weekend Sunday, September 5, inclusive there will only one Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy will be served in both the English and Ukrainian languages.

FATHERS DAY CELEBRATION: For many years the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus have hosted a Mother’s Day celebration and breakfast. The Ladies of our Parish have decided that they will host a Father’s Day Celebration next Sunday June 20. There will be only one Divine Liturgy on this day at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon will take place immediately afterwards. ALL ARE INVITED. The plan calls for a barbeque picnic in the back yard. In case of rain it will be held in the church hall.

SISTERS SERVANTS OF MARY IMMACULATE invites you to THE 67th HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE on August 14-15. Theme “Mary, Mother of the Savior and Joseph, Righteous Spouse sustain us in God`s Providence”. NY State Guidelines on the pandemic will be followed. All Liturgical Services and Food Services will be outside.

The Ukrainian School of New Haven informs that a nursery school program for children 2-5 years old started on Saturday May 15th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s church hall in New Haven. Instruction will be primarily in Ukrainian language with accommodations for English. Connecticut Covid guidelines will be followed. For further information please call Nataliia Dankevych (203) 901-7168.

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

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

Mary Fappiano Forlano DeMenna reposed in the Lord

Mary Fappiano Forlano DeMenna, 94, the dear mother of Father Albert Forlano, fell asleep in the Lord on June 8, 2021.

The funeral arrangements are as follow:

Family and friends are invited to a parlor service in the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte. 80), East Haven SATURDAY morning at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Family and friends may call FRIDAY from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mary DeMenna’s full obituary may be read here.

Let us pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of Mary and the consolation of her family who mourn her. May Mary’s memory be eternal.

May the holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 6/06, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost —with the Moleben to Jesus Christ
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 2:10-16
Gospel: Matthew 4:18-23, Tone 1

Monday, 6/07, Holy Priest Martyr Theodotus
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 6/08, Translation of the relics of Theodore
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 6/09, Our Holy Father Cyril
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 6/10, Holy Priest Martyr Timothy
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 6/11, Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 6/12, Our Venerable Father Onufrius
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sun.day, 6/13, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost —with the Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Anthony Allin
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33, Tone 2

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Christopher Komondy in memory of Fr. Diego Borgatello.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

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

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

Two children from our parish will receive First Holy Communion this year. Our school teacher Halia Lodynsky has worked tirelessly to prepare Kalynna Gildea and Justyna Samantha Horbaty Young for this event. The First Holy Communion will take place TODAY, Sunday, June 6. There will be only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. All parishioners are invited to attend and celebrate this event with the children.

SISTERS SERVANTS OF MARY IMMACULATE invites you to THE 67th HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE on August 14-15. Theme “Mary, Mother of the Savior and Joseph, Righteous Spouse sustain us in God`s Providence.” NY State Guidelines on the pandemic will be followed. All Liturgical Services and Food Services will be outside.

The Ukrainian School of New Haven informs that a nursery school program for children 2-5 years old started on Saturday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s church hall in New Haven. Instruction will be primarily in Ukrainian language with accommodations for English. Connecticut Covid guidelines will be followed. For further information please call Myron Melnyk (203) 397-2087.

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

Dear Parishioners: Slowly, but surely we are seeing a lifting of restrictions on gatherings and wearing of Protective Items like face masks. The attendance in church is slowly increasing and I welcome you to consider attending Divine Liturgy. I wish to express a special thanks to all of you on behalf of the Parish for your continued support in the strange times that we are living in. 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.