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.

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Katia & Andrew Bamber in memory of Wasylyna Yukash.

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

Dear parishioners please close your phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

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

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

The traditional Easter parish SVIACHENE will be held on April 18, following the Divine Liturgy. We will celebrate only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. 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 “Sviachene” or on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth from 12 to 18. Free for altar boys, and under 12. Also we ask you to donate cakes for desert. We trust that all parishioners will join this parish gathering and through their presence attest to cherishing in our hearts a love for one another which builds our PARISH FAMILY. We will not be selling tickets at the door to parishioners only to guests.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 4/11, Thomas Sunday — Distribution of Artos
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. +Ivan Godenciuc requested by Maria Antonyshyn

Epistle: Acts 5:12-20
Gospel: John 20:19-31, Tone 1

Monday, 4/12, Our Venerable Father Basil
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 4/13, Holy Priest Martyr Artemon
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 4/14, Our Holy Father Martin, Pope of Rome
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 4/15, Holy Apostles Aristarchus and Pudens
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 4/16, Holy Martyrs Agapia, Irene, and Chionia
2:00 p.m. God’s blessing and health for Anthony and Irena

Saturday, 4/17, Our Venerable Father Simeon
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 4/18, Sunday of theMyrrh-Bearers Women
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8, Tone 2

Light from the East

The Catholic World Report ran this story on Patriarch Sviatoslav the other day.

“Ten years ago last month, the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church took a striking decision: it elected its youngest member, 40-year old Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, as leader of the largest of the eastern Catholic Churches, a choice confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI, writes George Weigel. He has more than ably filled very large shoes.”

The article “Light from the East.”

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer

Of all the lectures either in person or recorded offered by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, this interview is gold. Sharing it here with our parish and friends because I believe what Ware says is important for the spiritual life.

Spotlight Quote: “What do we mean by ‘silence’? It can be thought of negatively: just a pause between words, an absence of noise. And in that case, it is something negative and empty. But silence can also be understood in a positive way: not just as ceasing to speak, but beginning to listen.”

The interview begins around 7min.

Kallistos Ware – The Jesus Prayer (N173)

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 4/04, Resurrection of Our Lord
9:00 a.m. Procession and Paschal Matins
10:30 a.m. For the people of our parish —Blessing of Artos and Annoinitng
Blessing of Easter Foods following the Divine Liturgy

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

Monday, 4/05, Bright Monday —Holy Martyr Theodulus
10:00 a.m. +Ivan Godenciuc (Pan.) requested by the Chermak Family

Tuesday, 4/06, Bright Tuesday —The Repose of Father Methodius
9:00 a.m. +Anastasia Sobko (1st Anniv. Pan.) requested by Maria Sobko

Wednesday, 4/07, Bright Wednesday —Our Venerable Fr. George
7:00 p.m. +Anna, Volodymyr, Timofij, Eva (Pan.) requested by Vasyl and Nadia Ivantsiv

Thursday, 4/08, Bright Thursday, Holy Apostle Herodion and other apostles
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Christine Gawron requested by the Sestretsi

Friday, 4/09, Bright Friday —Holy Martyr Eupsichius
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Volodymyr and Galina Gali

Saturday, 4/10, Bright Saturday —Holy Martyr Terente
9:00 a.m. +Stefan Pospolita (Pan.) requested by Olga Pospolita

Sunday, 4/11, Thomas Sunday
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish —the Distribution of artos
10:30 a.m.+Ivan Godenciuc requested by Maria Antonyshyn —and the Distribution of artos

Epistle: Acts 5:12-20
Gospel: John 20:19-31, Tone 1

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Family in memory of Frances Dmyterko.

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

On this glorious and most holy day of Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I extend sincere wishes to our Bishop Paul Chomnycky, all our brothers and sisters living in Ukraine and others countries. In particular, I greet all of you, my dear parishioners, trustees, choir members, altar boys and all who devoted work for our parish. May God bless you! Fr. Iura Godenciuc and family

On Saturday, April 10th the Ukrainian School of New Haven will partially resume classes. Pani Halia will meet with her class starting at 10 a.m. Religious instruction will follow in preparation for First Holy Communion which will take place in May. Pani Oryssia will NOT meet with her class on April 10th. We will inform you of her start date later in April. For everyone`s safety and minimize our liability we will be following the CDC Covid 19 safety protocol (masks, etc.). Myron Melnyk

The traditional Easter parish SVIACHENE will be held on April 18, following the Divine Liturgy. We will celebrate only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. 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 “Sviachene” or on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth from 12 to 18. Free for altar boys, and under 12. Also we ask you to donate cakes for desert. We trust that all parishioners will join this parish gathering and through their presence attest to cherishing in our hearts a love for one another which builds our PARISH FAMILY. We will not be selling tickets at the door to parishioners only to guests.

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

Dear parishioners please close your phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

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

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 Facebook at 9:00 Divine Liturgy in English language and 10:30 Divine Liturgy in Ukrainian language. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelnewhaven.

From Desolation to Rebirth: Holy and Great Week 2021

Join us for prayer, personal and communal

Thursday, 4/01, Holy and Great Thursday
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
6:00 p.m. Matins with the Passion Gospels

Friday, 4/2, Holy and Great FridayStrict Fast and Abstinence—NO meat or dairy
2:00 p.m. Vespers and Veneration of the Holy Shroud

Saturday, 4/03, Holy and Great Saturday
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great
4:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Foods
5:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Foods
6:00 p.m. Prayers at the Tomb

Sunday, 4/04, Resurrection of Our Lord
9:00 a.m. Procession and Paschal Matins
10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy —Blessing of Artos and Anointing, followed by the Blessing of Easter Foods

Ukrainian School of New Haven to resume

On Saturday, April 10th the Ukrainian School of New Haven will partially resume classes. Pani Halia will meet with her class starting at 10 am. Religious instruction will follow in preparation for First Holy Communion which will take place in May.

Pani Orysia will NOT meet with her class on April 10th. We will inform you of her start date later in April.

For everyone’s safety and to minimize our liability we will be following the CDC Covid 19 safety protocol (masks, etc), Thank you for your cooperation

We wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Повідомляємо що в суботу 10-квітня відкриваємо навчання в нашій школі – хоч частинно . В той день пані Галя буде мати навчання включно з релігією починаючи о год 10-їй рано .
Пригадуємо що буде продовження підготування до 1шого Св. Причастя яке відбудеться у місяці Травні.

Пані Орися поки що не зможе починати в той день . Кляса пані Орисі починатиме пізніше в місяці – ми дамо знати точно коли .

Будемо дотримуватися всіх наказів CDC які відносяться до Covid 19 ( маски І тд) . Дякуємо за співпрацю.

Бажаємо всім Веселих Свят !

Honoring the Patriarch’s 10th Anniversary

The Church is honoring the 10th Anniversary of the election and enthronement of His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

A special program has been prepared for His Beatitude’s 10th anniversary (March 27, 2011). There is a review of the Patriarch’s first ten years and there is a revelation of his vision for our Church for the next ten years.

The TV presentation is mostly in Ukrainian with English subtitles.

You may watch the presentation here.