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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.

Blessed Theodore Romzha

Today we honor the memory of Blessed Theodore Romzha, a martyr for Christian faith.

Though the godless poured poison into your veins, your heart still beats with love for Christ, O bishop Theodore, martyred father, who now raise your prayers before the Throne of God.

Bishop Paul to visit parish

Our parish will be hosting the visit of Bishop Paul Patrick Chomnycky, OSBM, on Sunday, September 13. He will be serving both Divine Liturgies at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

This is Bishop Paul’s first visit in about five years.

Please join us in person or online.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 9/13, 15th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. +Michael Waselik (35th Anniv.) requested by the Family
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: John 3:13-17, Tone 6

Monday, 9/14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Today is a day of abstinence.)
9:00 a.m. +Bohdan Iwaniw (Pan.) requested by Emilia Iwaniw

Tuesday, 9/15, Holy Great Martyr Nicetas
8:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Adrian, Natalia, Orest requested by Vira Pokeza

Wednesday, 9/16, Holy Great Martyr Euphemia
8:00 a.m. +Stefan Pospolita (Pan.) requested by Olha Pospolita

Thursday, 9/17, Holy Martyrs Sophia, Faith, Hope
8:00 a.m. +Hryhorij Dubno (Pan.) requested by the Family

Friday, 9/18, Our Venerable Father Eumenius
8:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Irena, Andrij, Sophia, Ostap requested by Vira Pokeza

Saturday, 9/19, Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius
8:00 a.m. no intention

Sunday, 9/20, Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Emanuela Martone

Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20
Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1, Tone 7

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Michael and Mary Muryn in memory of
all those who perished on September 11, 2001.

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

We would like to congratulate Orest and Natalia Pasichnyk on the occasion of the Holy Baptism and Chrismation of their son Adrian Peter, which took place on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in our church.

Every Sunday you can watch the Divine Liturgy live-streamed on the 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

We continue a special collection in our parish to help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Please make checks payable to the “Eparchy of Stamford” with the notation “Flood in Ukraine”. You can place your donation in the collection basket or send to the rectory office. Your donation, no matter how small or large, will change someone`s life for the better. Thank you for your generosity.

Dear Parishioners: if anyone needs help such as going to the store to buy groceries, going to a doctor’s appointment or the pharmacy, or any other type of special assistance, you may contact the rectory at 203-865-0388 and arrangements will be made to help you.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL
REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for Diocesan Charitable Fund. The forms are designed for each family of our parish. Attached to the form is an envelope into which you can place your contribution. The form along with your contribution, we ask you enclose in the envelope and place it in the collection basket during church services. Please make check payable to the BYZANTINE RITE DIOCESE OF STAMFORD. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

Webinar on Eastern Catholic Theology: Liturgical Mystagogy

The first webinar in a series on Eastern Catholic Theology

Thursday, September 3, at 7PM CDT (8pm Eastern) for the FIRST installment of a webinar series, “Eastern Catholic Theology in Action.” Dr. Daniel Galadza will be the presenter.

Register here: https://www.lumenchristi.org/event/2020/09/Liturgical-Mystagogy

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 8/30, 13th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Stefanie and Melanie Korenovsky requested by the Family

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-42, Tone 4

Monday, 8/31, Deposition of the Cincture of the Theotokos
8:00 a.m. +Halyna Lobay requested by the Family

Tuesday, 9/01, Our Venerable Father Symeon the Stylite —The Church’s New Year
9:00 a.m. +Irena Leschuk by the Family

Wednesday, 9/02, Holy Martyr Mammas and Father John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople
9:00 a.m. +Wasyl Dobczansky (35th Anniv. Pan.) requested by Melnyk Family

Thursday, 9/03, Holy Priest Martyr Anthimus
8:00 a.m. +Sobko, Danylo, Kozoryz, Klim, Myneo (Pan.) requested by Maria Sobko

Friday, 9/04, Holy Bishop Babylas, The Holy Prophet Moses
8:00 a.m. +Petro Malyk (32nd Anniv.) requested by Katarina Szymkiw

Saturday, 9/05, Holy Prophet Zachary and Elizabeth
8:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 9/06, 14th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. Special Intention
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4
Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14, Tone 5

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Margaret and Stuart Maybury in memory of Michael and Pauline Kurylo.

Please remember in your prayers Michael Dzubaty who asleep in the Lord. Eternal Memory!

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

Every Sunday you can watch the Divine Liturgy live-streamed on the 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

We continue a special collection in our parish to help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Please make checks payable to the “Eparchy of Stamford” with the notation “Flood in Ukraine”. You can place your donation in the collection basket or send to the rectory office. Your donation, no matter how small or large, will change someone`s life for the better. Thank you for your generosity.

Dear Parishioners: if anyone needs help such as going to the store to buy groceries, going to a doctor’s appointment or the pharmacy, or any other type of special assistance, you may contact the rectory at (203) 865-0388 and arrangements will be made to help you.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL
REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for Diocesan Charitable Fund. The forms are designed for each family of our parish. Attached to the form is an envelope into which you can place your contribution. The form along with your contribution, we ask you enclose in the envelope and place it in the collection basket during church services. Please make check payable to the BYZANTINE RITE DIOCESE OF STAMFORD. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

29th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence

The Ukrainian nation and those who live in other countries are celebrating the 29th anniversary of independence. No doubt the past several years have given every sector of society something to think about in terms of the meaning of freedom, being a protagonist in one’s own history, the economy, religious freedom, politics, etc. Key to our Christian witness is knowing the reality in which we live and to evaluate reality from within the context of the Gospel. Let’s pray fervently to the Lord through the intercession of Mary, His Mother, the Pokrova for Ukraine.

O LORD JESUS CHRIST OUR GOD: Accept from us, Thine unworthy servants, this fervent supplication, and having forgiven us all our sins, remember all our enemies that hate and wrong us, and render not unto them according to their deeds, but according to Thy great mercy convert them:

The unbelieving to true faith and piety, and the believing that they may turn away from evil and do good.

By Thine all-powerful might, mercifully deliver all of us, Thy holy Church and our Nation from every evil circumstance.

Free our homeland, from all enemies, both visible and invisible and their power; Hearken unto the painful cry of Thy faithful servants who cry unto Thee day and night in tribulation and sorrow, O our most merciful God, and lead their life out of corruption.

Grant peace and tranquility, love and steadfastness, and swift reconciliation to Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed by Thy precious Blood. But unto them that have departed from Thee and seek Thee not, be Thou manifest, that not one of them perish, but that all of them be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth; that all in harmonious oneness of mind and unceasing love may glorify Thy most holy name, O patient-hearted Lord Who art quick to forgive.

O Physician of souls and bodies, with compunction and contrite hearts we fall down before Thee and groaning we cry unto Thee:

Heal the injuries and sicknesses, heal the passions of the souls and bodies of all those who have been injured or are perishing from attacks of lawless ones.

Pardon the injured, for Thou art kind-hearted, all transgressions, voluntary and involuntary, and quickly raise them up from their bed of sickness, we pray Thee, hearken and have mercy.

Again we pray that Ukraine be preserved from famine, pestilence, earthquake, flood, fire, the sword, the attack of enemies, and civil war; that our good and man loving God may be merciful a favorable to those who are still trapped in the destroyed buildings and that He assist those who are attempting to rescue them.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 8/23, 12th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. +Vasyl Dobrianskyj requested by Katarina Szymkiw
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Gospel: Matthew 19:16-26, Tone 3

Monday, 8/24, Holy Hiero-martyr Eutyches
8:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Barbara Schwartz

Tuesday, 8/25, Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Titus
8:00 a.m. No intention for the Liturgy

Wednesday, 8/26, Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia
8:00 a.m. No intention for the Liturgy

Thursday, 8/27, Our Venerable Father Poemen
8:00 a.m. +Antin Kuchar (Pan.) requested by Emilia Iwaniw

Friday, 8/28, Our Venerable Fathers Moses and Augustine
8:00 a.m. No intention for the Liturgy

Saturday, 8/29, Beheading of John the Baptist
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Barbara Schwartz requested by the Sestretsi

Sunday, 8/30, 13th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Stefanie and Melanie Korenovsky requested by the Family

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-42, Tone 4