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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.

SingCon 2019 —UGCC Music Conference

SingCon 2019 —UGCC Music Conference
September 26-29

St. Basil’s Seminary, Stamford

Experience common prayer at liturgical services, including Vigil (Vespers and Matins) on Saturday evening and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. Services will include various approaches to singing (congregational, choral, small ensembles) and be held in English with Ukrainian and Church Slavonic.

SingCon is a gathering of church singers of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) in North America to promote contact with one another (networking), to learn from experienced cantors and singers in our church, to share experience and solutions to current issues in church singing, and to pray together. SingCon is organized by the Patriarchal Liturgical Commission of the UGCC and in 2019 will be sponsored by the UGCC Eparchy of Stamford CT. Singers and faithful of other Churches are welcome! Registration is open to everyone regardless of ability. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this exciting conference.

Participants will learn new music and take part in practice sessions in preparation for the liturgical services.

Led by experts from the UGCC, these practical workshops and lectures will be offered at both beginner and intermediate/ advanced levels, with the aim of advancing knowledge and helping to improve the quality of church singing. This will also be an opportunity for fellowship and networking among cantors, singers, choir directors, and clergy, to foster cooperation and growth. The workshops will explore church singing practices, and will take place in English.

ugccmusic.com is a project of the Patriarchal Liturgical Commission, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

For more information and to register visit: https://ugccmusic.com/singcon2019

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 8/18, 10th Sunday after Pentecost —Post-feast of the Dormition; the Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. +Roman Charandiuk requested by Stefania Sadiwsky

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23, Tone 1

Monday, 8/19, Post-feast of the Dormition; the Holy Martyr Andrew the General and companions
9:00 a.m. Special Intention

Tuesday, 8/20, Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Prophet Samuel
9:00 a.m. +Catherine Silva requested by Laura Smith

Wednesday, 8/21, Post-feast of Dormition; the Holy Apostle Thaddeus
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 8/22, Post-feast of the Dormition; the Holy Martyr Agathonicus and companions
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 8/23, Leave-taking of the Dormition; the Holy Martyr Luppus
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 8/25, 11th Sunday after Pentecost —The Holy Priest-Martyr Eutyches
9:00 a.m. For a Special Intention
10:30 a.m.  For the people of the parish

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:2-12
Gospel: Matthew 18:23-35, Tone 2

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

This week’s vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Laura Smith in memory of all deceased members of the Menya Stacken family

During my vacation, you can call Fr. Stepan Yanovski (203) 468-0367, Fr. Paul Luniw (860) 583-7588 or Fr. Ivan Mazuryk (203) 367-5054. Blessings, Fr. Iura Godenciuc

Constyantyn Shkapoied and his wife Iryna would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to all those who came to celebrate their birthday on Sunday, August 4. Your presence and your support have indeed helped to make the day a truly memorable one. We are very happy to have made so many friends here in New Haven. Thank you all.

On Sunday, August 25, 2019 we will be having a ceremony in observance of the 28th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. This will take place after the 2nd Divine Liturgy beside the statue of the Blessed Virgin. Coffee and cake will be served in the church hall after the ceremony.

We will make pyrohy for the Ukrainian Festival in Stamford on Saturday, September 7th. Our next pyrohy project for regular orders will be September 21st. Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak for more information.

The Immaculate Conception Society (Sestretsi) is cordially inviting all St. Michael’s parishioners and friends to attend its yearly Luncheon to be held on Sunday, October 6, 12:00 noon, at our parish church hall. Come to enjoy good food, deserts and the company of parishioners and friends. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and free admission to those under the age of 18. Tickets sellers will be announced at a later date. See Maria Sobko for more information.

We have for sale frozen pierogies (varenyky) 2 dozen $14.00, cabbage and sausage (kapusta and kovbasa) $10.00. You can buy after each Divine Liturgy.

The final festival meeting of the CT State Ukrainian Day Committee will be held on Monday, August 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by: St. Basil’s Seminary, 195 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT 06902. Refreshments will be served promptly at 7 p.m.

The Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Committee wishes to invite all parishioners to attend this year’s Ukrainian Day Festival to be held on Sunday, September 8. The Festival will be held on the grounds of St. Basil’s Seminary, 161 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT. Advance general admission tickets are $5.00 per person, 12 and over and are available from Luba Dubno. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $10.00 per person. We also have raffle tickets for sale 5 tickets $5.00. This festival can exist only if volunteers sign up during the day to help out. Please make that effort to volunteer.

Dormition Blessing of Flowers and Herbs 2019

Father Paul Luniw served the Divine Liturgy and blessed flowers and herbs for the Dormition Feast. Father Stepan did similarly at the morning Liturgy.

“While she lived on this earth,, Mary could only be close to a few people. Being in God, who is close to us, actually, “within” all of us, Mary shares in this closeness of God. Being in God and with God, she is close to each one of us, knows our hearts, can hear our prayers, can help us with her motherly kindness and has been given to us, as the Lord said, precisely as a “mother” to whom we can turn at every moment.” Benedict XVI

Dormition Liturgies 2019

On Thursday, August 15, the Dormition of our most Holy Lady and the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, a holy of LOVE, the Divine Liturgy will be served at:

~The 10am Liturgy in Ukrainian will be served by Fr. Stepan Yanovsky

~The 7pm Liturgy in English will be served by Fr. Paul Luniw

At both Liturgies Father will bless herbs and flowers in honor of the Dormition.

Join us in worship of God.

Orest Tadey (Tom) Dubno fell asleep in the Lord

On Wednesday, August 7, Orest Tadey (Tom) Dubno fell asleep in the Lord.

Let us hold Orest in prayer and for the consolation of his daughter and his family. May the Holy Theotokos assist him before the Throne of Grace. May Orest’s memory be eternal.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Sunday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral Liturgy in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George St., New Haven Monday morning at 10:00. Panachida service in the funeral home Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. Interment in East Side Cemetery, Woodbridge, CT.

Orest’s full obituary may be read here.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 8/11, 9th Sunday after Pentecost —Post-feast of the Transfiguration
7:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-34, Tone 8

Monday, 8/12, Post-feast of the Transfiguration; the Holy Martyrs Photius and Anicetas
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 8/13, Leave-taking of the Feast of the Holy Transfiguration; Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 8/14, The Fore-feast of the Dormition; The Transfer of the Precious Relics of Our Venerable Father Theodosius, Hegumen of the Monastery of Caves at Kiev; the Holy Prophet Micah
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 8/15, Dormition of the Mother of God, Mary ever-Virgin
10:00 a.m. +Zenon Luciw (40 days, Pan.) requested by the Luciw family
Blessing of fragrant herbs and flowers

7:00 p.m. For the people of the parish
Blessing of fragrant herbs and flowers

Friday, 8/16, Post-feast of the Dormition; The Holy Martyr Diomedes
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 8/17, Post-feast of the Dormition; the Holy Martyr Myron
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 8/18, 10th Sunday after Pentecost —Post-feast of the Dormition; the Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. +Roman Charandiuk requested by Stefania Sadiwsky

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23, Tone 1

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

This week the vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Vasyl Ivantsiv in memory of Anna and Vasyl.

Asleep in the Lord +Orest Dubno. Please remember Orest in your prayers. Eternal Memory!

During my vacation you can call Fr. Stepan Yanovski (203) 468-0367, or Fr. Paul Luniw (860) 583-7588 or Fr. Ivan Mazuryk at (203) 367-5054.

Constyantyn Shkapoied and his wife Iryna would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to all those who came to celebrate their birthday on Sunday, August 4. They write, “Your presence and your support have indeed helped to make the day a truly memorable one. We are very happy to have made so many friends here in New Haven. Thank you all.”

Flowers and herbs: It is customary to bring flowers and herbs to Church on the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. The Liturgy will be served on August 15th at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The flowers and herbs will be blessed at the end of the Divine Liturgy. Why flowers and herbs? Holy Tradition reveals to us that the Apostles, with the exception of St. Thomas, were transported mystically to Jerusalem in order to be with Mary, the Mother of God –the Theotokos– as she was about to repose, and to be present at her burial. When the Apostle Thomas arrived the next day, the Apostles opened the tomb so that he could pay her reverence. The opened tomb revealed the body of the Virgin was missing, and filled with herbs and flowers interpreted as the sweet fragrance of Paradise. The faithful see this a certain sign of Mary’s purity and holiness.

The Immaculate Conception Society (Sestretsi) is cordially inviting al St. Michael’s Parishioners and friends to attend its yearly Luncheon to be held on Sunday, October 6, 12 noon, at our Parish church hall. Come to enjoy good food, deserts and the company of parishioners and friends. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and free admission to those under the age of 18. Tickets sellers will be announced at another date.

We have for sale frozen borscht for $5.00; cabbage and sausage (kapusta and kovbasa) for $10.00 and pyrohy (varenyky) in 2 dozen packages for $14.00. You can buy pyrohy after each Divine Liturgy or during the week if you call the rectory.

The Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Committee wishes to invite all parishioners to attend this year’s Ukrainian Day Festival to be held on Sunday, September 8. The Festival will be held on the grounds of St. Basil’s Seminary, 161 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford. Advance general admission tickets are $5.00 per person, 12 and over are available from Luba Dubno. Tickets purchases at the gate will be $10:00 per person. We also have raffle tickets for sale 5 tickets $5. This festival can exist if volunteers sign up during the day to help out. Please make that effort to volunteer.

Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration 2019

Divine Liturgy for the
Feast of the Transfiguration
A Holy Day
On Tuesday, August 6, the Divine Liturgy will be served:
 
~9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish (in Ukrainian)
~7:00 p.m. For the people of the parish (in English)
At the end of both Liturgies Father Iura will impart the traditional Blessing of Grapes, other Fruit and Honey for the Feast of the Transfiguration. BRING your fruit.