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, 10/10, 20th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. +Catherine J. Levitzky requested by Joseph Levitzky
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Luke 7:11-16, Tone 3

Monday, 10/11, Holy Apostle deacon Philip
9:00 a.m. +Anna Docknevych (Pan.) requested by Martin Docknevych

Tuesday, 10/12, Holy Martyr Probus and Cosmas
9:00 a.m. +Leonard Iankovskyi (Pan.) requested by the Family

Wednesday, 10/13, Holy Martyrs Carpus and Papilas
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Gloria Horbaty requested by the Sestretsi

Thursday, 10/14, Our Venerable Paraskevia
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 10/15, Our Venerable Euthymius
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 10/16, Holy Martyr Longinus
9:00 a.m. +Dario Aponte (11th Anniv., Pan.) requested by the Czabala family

Sunday, 10/17, 21st Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. +Sophie DeCarlo requested by the Godenciuc family
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20
Gospel: Luke 8:5-15, Tone 4

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Christopher Komondy in memory of +Henri Heinrich.

Leonard Iankovskyi fell asleep in the Lord. Please remember him in your prayers. ETERNAL MEMORY!

DEAR PARISHIONERS: If you would like to have a Confession, Holy Communion or prayer of the sick at your house or nursing home, please call the rectory at 203-865-0388.

THE PYROPHY PROJECT is tentatively planning to resume on Saturday, October 23.

St. Michael’s Day will be celebrated on November 7th. On this day we will have only one (1) 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, Margaret Maybury, Svitlana Nakonechnyj until November 1. 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. We will not sell tickets at the door.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL REMINDER: Please don`t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make check payable to the Byzantine Rite Eparchy of Stamford. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. Please turn it in at the Parish. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

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

Pyrohy-Pierogi available again

PYROHY (pierogi) will be available for purchase October 23, 2021!

Please place your order by Oct 18.

You can call:
Maria Antonyshyn: 203-795-6959
Alexis Hickerson: 475-221-8399

Call or Text : Anna Smigelski: 860-302-2176

Pyrohy are $7.00 per dozen

Priesthood Sunday 2021

Please pray for Fr Iura, our priest, especially this weekend for Priesthood Sunday. Tell Fr Iura Godenciuc you are praying for him, too.

Let us build up the priesthood, one priest at a time!

Sophie O. DeCarlo fell asleep in the Lord

We are sad to announce the falling asleep in the Lord of Sophie O. DeCarlo. Just a few days short of her 104th birthday which would have been celebrated on September 22nd.

Sophie’s funeral liturgy will be tomorrow, Friday, September 24th, at 10a.m. at the Parish. A calling hour will be at 8:45 a.m. at Iovanne Funeral Home, 11 Wooster Place, New Haven with the Panakhyda at 9:00 a.m.

Let us pray for Sophie and her family at this time. She was an extraordinary woman of faith, family and service.

May Sophie’s memory be eternal.

Sophie’s obituary may be read here.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today, September 14th is the commemoration of the Feast of the Exaltation (Discovery) of the Holy Cross.

From a discourse by the bishop St. Andrew of Crete, we learn:

We are celebrating the feast of the Cross,
which drives away darkness and brought in the light.
As we keep the feast,
we are lifted up with the crucified Christ,
leaving behind us earth and sin
so that we may gain the things above.
So great and outstanding a possession is the Cross
that he who wins it has won a treasure.
Rightly could I call this treasure the fairest of all fair things
and the costliest, in fact as well as in name,
for on it and through it and for its sake
the riches of salvation that had been lost
were restored to us…
And if you would understand that the cross is Christ’s triumph,
hear what He Himself also said:
“When I am lifted up,
then I will draw all men to Myself.”
Now you can see that the Cross is Christ’s glory and triumph.

Blessings for the feast, I hope you are celebrating!

Mary’s Birthday commemorated today

Today is the first of the great feasts of the Church (liturgical) year with the commemoration of the birthday of our Most Holy Lady, The Theotokos and ever-virgin, Mary.

As you know, every feast has a history and a meaning for us. Today’s feast is pointing our attention less to the birth of Mary, as very important as it is, to the Nativity of Our Lord, the Incarnation. All liturgical feasts point to Our Savior. Let’s consider the feast in these terms:

“Like most feasts of the Virgin, this one began as a feast of dedication of a church built to honor Joachim and Anna. It was located near Jerusalem at a site held by tradition to be the birthplace of their daughter.

“Apocryphal sources written in the second century provide most of the details used in the texts of this feast. Many of them parallel the scriptural accounts of the birth of John in Luke’s gospel and of Samuel in Kings. The thrust of legend is to emphasize the place of the Theotokos in the line of David.

“The mention of the Sun of Justice in the troparion alerts us to the coming feast of the Incarnation. This feast honoring the birth of the Mother of Life represents the first stage in the realization of this momentous event. (NS)