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

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 5/09, Sunday of the Man Born Blind
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38, Tone 5

Monday, 5/10, The Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot
9:00 a.m. +Edward Kuchar (Pan.) requested by Emilia Iwaniw

Tuesday, 5/11, Cyril and Methodius, Apostles of the Slavs
9:00 a.m. +Catherine and Joseph Levitzky (Pan.) requested by Joseph M. Levitzky

Wednesday, 5/12, Holy Bishops Epiphanius and Germanus
9:00 a.m. +Maria Sowa (Pan.) requested by Bohdan Sowa

Thursday, 5/13, Ascension of the Lord
7:00 p.m. For people of the parish

Friday, 5/14, Holy Martyr Isidore
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 5/15, The Holy Apostle and Evangelist John
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 5/16, Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
9:00 a.m. Special Intention
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 20:16-18 and 28-38
Gospel: John 17:1-13, Tone 6

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week the vigil light is offered to God’s Glory by Cathy Kolesnik for Special Intention.

The Knights of Columbus and the men of our parish will be sponsoring a Mother’s Day breakfast on TODAY, May 9, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. There will be only one Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We extend an invitation to all mothers of our parish to stop in for breakfast, so that we may honor you.

Dear Parishioners: If you would like to have Confession or Holy Communion.

The Panakhyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Saturday, May 22, at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, May 23, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

We have for sale borsht $5.00 per container, cabbage& sausage $ 10 per container, chicken $10 per container.

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

In the meantime, for your own safety and safety of others, please wear a mask in church.

The Ukrainian School of New Haven informs that a nursery school program for children 2-5 years old will begin 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. Hope to see everyone on May 15th.

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

St Theodosius of the caves at Kiev

Our venerable father, Theodosius, abbot of the mon­astery of the caves at Kiev, called the initiator of the common life in ancient Rus.

Theodosius lived two centuries before St. Francis, in Kievan Russia, where the Gospel had only recently been preached for the first time. Like Francis, Theodosius was filled with compassion for the poor and longing for a life of simplicity. He, too, experienced violent opposition from his parents, and eventually took refuge with the hermit, An­thony, in a cave near Kiev.

In time-honored scenario, their life of solitude soon attracted so many followers that by 1062, there were built monastic buildings above ground to house the large community now headed by Theodosius. Adding his own vision to the mo­nastic precepts he learned from Anthony, he tempered Greek and Syrian severity with Slavic compassion. His rule stressed obedience, mutual love, meekness, and simplicity. Above all, in his dealings with monks, peasants, and princes, he reflected the kenosis, or self-emptying, of Christ. Chronicles of the time recount how Theodosius participated in all the labors of the monastery, and was often mistaken by visi­tors for the cook or the gardener. The respect he earned from princes and nobles prompted a flow of wealth into the monastery, which Theodosius used to feed, clothe, and nurse the poor and imprisoned. By the time he died in 1074, Russia had an important and thriving center of monastic life less than 100 years after its conversion. (NS)

More on St Theodosius may be read here.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 5/02, Sunday of the Samaritan Women
9:00 a.m. +David Schwartz requested by Barbara Schwartz

Epistle: Acts: 11:19-26 and 29-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42, Tone 4

10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish —Blessing of Easter Foods

Epistle: Acts 1:1-8
Gospel: John 1:1-17, Tone 4

Monday, 5/03, Passing of Theodosius
9:00 a.m. +Mary Stacken requested by Sestretsi

Tuesday, 5/04, Holy Martyr Pelagia
9:00 a.m. +Mary Stacken requested by Sestretsi

Wednesday, 5/05, Holy Great Martyr Irene
9:00 a.m. +Mary Stacken requested by Sestretsi

Thursday, 5/06, The Venerable Prophet Job
9:00 a.m. +Eudokia Stadnicki (Pan.) requested by William Stadnicki and family

Friday, 5/07, Appearance of the Sign of the Cross
9:00 a.m. +Mary Stacken requested by Sestretsi

Saturday, 5/08, Holy Apostle and Evangelist John
9:00 a.m. +Mary Stacken requested by Sestretsi

Sunday, 5/09, Sunday of the Man Born Blind
9:00 a.m For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38, Tone 5

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Cathy Kolesnik for Special Intention.

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

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

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

Please turn off your cell phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

We have for sale borsht $5.00 per container, cabbage and sausage $10 per container, chicken $10 per container.

The Knights of Columbus and the men of our parish will be sponsoring a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 9, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. There will be only one Divine Liturgy on that Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We extend an invitation to all mothers of our parish to stop in for breakfast, so that we may honor you.

The Panakhyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Saturday, May 22, at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, May 23, at 1:00 pm at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

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

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

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 4/25, Sunday of the Paralytic Man
9:00 a.m. +Mary Stacken requested by Judy Ellis
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15, Tone 3

Monday, 4/26, Holy Bishop Martyr Basil
9:00 God’s blessing and health for Iuliana Godenciuc

Tuesday, 4/27, Holy Bishop Martyr Simeon
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 4/28, Holy Apostle Jason and Sosipater
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 4/29, Nine Holy Martyrs of Cyzice
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 4/30, Holy Apostle James
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 5/01, Holy Prophet Jeremiah
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 5/02, Sunday of the Samaritan Women
9:00 a.m. +David Schwartz (4th Anniv.) requested by Barbara Schwartz

Epistle: Acts 11:19-26 and 29-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42, Tone 4

10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish —Easter Sunday according to the Julian Calendar and the Blessing of Easter Foods

Epistle: Acts. 1:1-8
Gospel: John 1:1-17, Tone 4

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Chris Komondy in memory of Henri Heinrich.

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

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

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

Please turn off your cell phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

We have for sale borsht $5.00 per container, cabbage and sausage $10 per container, chicken $10 per container.

The Knights of Columbus and the men of our parish will be sponsoring a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 9, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. There will be only one Divine Liturgy on that Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We extend an invitation to all mothers of our parish to stop in for breakfast, so that we may honor you.

The Panakhyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Saturday, May 22, at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, May 23, at 1:00 pm at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

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

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

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

New Haven’s Sviachene 2021

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, our Parish gathered to pray the Divine Liturgy and then to enjoy a good meal and friendship. The Sviachene was a beautiful time together. We welcomed many new friends to dinner. Blessed be God!

Christ is risen!

More pictures on the Parish Facebook page.

Sunday of the Paralytic

Can you feel it? Can you notice the warmth of the Holy Spirit? We are moving toward the great feast Pentecost. You can feel the dramatic intensity of the praying Church getting ready for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In preparation for receiving the Holy Spirit the Church gives us this weekend the gift of the Sunday of the Paralytic.

Resources from God With Us Online

Don’t miss the April reflection –only one page– by Fr. Vasile Colopelnic, “Developing a Eucharistic Lifestyle.” Fr. Vaisle is a priest the Stamford Eparchy serving in New York State.

There is also the Resurrectional Troparion in Tone 3 to listen to as well as the resources for catechism class.

Prepare for hearing Sunday’s Gospel by listening to the Gospel Reflection.

St. John Chrysostom teaches: “What kind of a cure is this? What mystery does it signify to us?… It was the greatest of gifts, a baptism purging all sins and making people alive instead of dead. These things then are foreshown as in a picture by the pool.… so that those [at the pool] who had learned over and over how it is possible to heal the diseases of the body by water might more easily believe that water can also heal the diseases of the soul.”

St George

“You were true to your name, O warrior George, * for you took the cross of Christ upon your shoulders. * You ploughed well the land made barren by the deceits of the devil; * you rooted out the weeds of idol worship * and planted the vine of the true faith. * Therefore, your healing overflows to the faithful throughout the whole world, * and you have shown yourself to be the righteous gardener of the Trinity. * Pray for peace in the world and salvation for our souls.”

Today is a very special day for Englishmen, Georgians, Ethiopians, Maltese, Aragonese, Catalonians, and the burgesses of Nizhyn, Ukraine!

Blessed name day of our pastor, Father Iura!

Blessed feast of Saint George!