Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s greater glory by Kolesnik Family in memory of Walter, Mary, Lillian and John.

ASLEEP in the LORD: Jenny Patrylak. Please remember Jenny in your prayers. ETERNAL MEMORY!

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

If someone would like to buy a frozen pierogies (varenyky) during the week please call the rectory at (203) 865-0388. More information can be read here: http://stmichaelukrainian.org/pierogies/

Our next PYROHY SATURDAY will be on December 15. We need your help to peel potatoes on Friday and to make Pyrohy on Saturday. Please come and help —see for more Walter Ushchak for ways to help.

All donations and contributions must be received by Sunday, December 30th to be recorded on the annual statement for the year 2018.

STAMFORD EPARCHY 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.

Parish Council meeting: will take place on Monday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. in the Holy Name Room. Topics: Update on the Church parking lots, updates on handicap ramp for the church hall, physical plant improvement, a general update on the State of the Parish, review plans for calendar of events for the balance of the year. All members are invited.

SESTRECHI: the next regular monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, December 2, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in the church hall classroom. There will be an Akathist to the Mother of God will be prayed prior to the Liturgy.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, December 3, after the Parish Council meeting. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

CELL PHONES: Please, please, please, turn off your cell phones when you come to the Divine Liturgy. If you are expecting an emergency call, please put your phone on vibrate and go outside to answer. Also, please stop using your cell phone during the Divine Liturgy. This is for the benefit of all. Thank you.

BULLETIN UPDATES: Dear parishioners, as you may have noticed there have been some changes and improvements to our parish bulletin. In a continuing effort to make the bulletin more parishioner friendly, I call upon you to let me know what else you would like to see and or change. As always, I appreciate the various informational materials that you have provided and I am looking forward to your continued responses. Thank you, Father Iura.