Parish announcements for the coming week

THANK YOU to Luba Dubno for selling the Connecticut State Ukrainian Day advance tickets and to all our parishioners who purchased tickets. Also, Thank you to Walter Ushchak and all the pierogi workers who came out to make pierogies for the festival. 

PIEROGI TRANSPORT: Once again, a very special “Thank you!” to Mr. Joseph Oleschuk, who brought our parish pierogi donation from New Haven to Stamford yesterday.

FILM SCREENING:  On Sunday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m., the Ukrainian American Veterans will be showing the documentary film “Recovery Room” in our Church Hall. The film tells the story of the impact of the current war in Ukraine and the response by Ukrainians around the world. Fliers with more information are located in the vestibule of our Church. Please take one and reserve the date for viewing this award winning film.  Thank you.

Sestretsi members, fellow parishioners of St. Michael’s Church and friends are cordially invited to attend our “OFFICER’S LUNCHEON” to be held on Sunday, September 16, after the 10:30 Divine Liturgy.  The luncheon will be held at: Biagetti’s Restaurant, 77 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT. The price is $20.00 per person.  Additional information is available in the vestibule of our Church or see Maria Sobko –Treasurer.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the BYZANTINE RITE DIOCESE OF STAMFORD.  DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE IN STAMFORD. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions. 

The Niagara Frontier Council will be hosting the 79th Annual Convention of the League of Ukrainian Catholics on October 5, 6, 7, 2018 at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Amherst, NY. This year we celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the founding of the League of Ukrainian Catholics in Chicago in 1933. We hope you will be with us at this special anniversary in some way. Either join us at the Convention, or at your homes in prayer especially on Sunday, October 7 when we will be streaming Liturgy from St. Nicholas in Buffalo at 10:30 a.m.. For Hotel Reservations, you can call the hotel directly at (716) 839-4040. Hyatt place reservations at 1-888-492-8847. Reservations can also be made on-line at: https//buffaloamherst.place.hyayy.com/bufzaglouc2018.html. Group: League of Ukrainian Catholics. The room rate is $124.00 per night. The deadline for hotel reservations is September 6, 2018.

ST. GIANNA CENTER OF NEW HAVEN: The parish is collecting diapers, seats, strollers and gift cards to be given to the St. Gianna Center of New Haven (www.giannacenter.org). Useful diapers sizes: 3, 4, 5. Gift cards are needed from Walmart or Target. Please place the gift card in an envelope marked “St. Gianna Center” and give it to directly Fr. Iura. Also, NEW car seats/strollers are needed (sorry, old car seats/strollers can’t be accepted due to legislation.) Items can be placed in the labeled box at the entrance of the Church. The St. Gianna Center is a ministry of Catholics in New Haven helping at-risk pregnant women and their children. Thank you for your generosity!