Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at (203) 865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

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

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Luba Kopylec for a special intention.

2019 NEW YEAR: Best wishes to all our parishioners for a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! May God shower you with all His blessings for a joyous and peaceful 2019. Fr. Iura and Family

***Note: No fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays until the Leave-taking of Holy Theophany (January 14, 2019).

***Note on Saturday, January 5, Theophany Eve: Today is a day of fasting (meat may not be eaten; however, eggs and dairy products are permitted).

ASLEEP in the LORD: Vira Walnycky. Please remember her in your prayers. Eternal Memory!

Schedule for New Year’s Day, Holy Theophany on January 6 and

Christmas (Julian Calendar) on January 7

~New Year’s Day: Divine Liturgy at 11:00 a.m.

~Holy Theophany January 6: 9:00 a.m. Great Compline followed 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy and 11:15 a.m. Great Sanctification of Water

~Christmas (Julian Calendar) January 7: 9:30 a.m. Great Compline and 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

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.

If someone would like to buy a frozen pierogies (varenyky) during the week please call the rectory at (203) 865-0388.

The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 108 New Haven and the Parish will be preparing a Prosphora, a traditional Ukrainian Christmas meal, on Sunday, January 20, after the one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, free for students Ridna Shkola and altar boys. We will be running a raffle. Please donate items for raffle and cakes for desert. Tickets are on sale in the church hall every Sunday after both Divine Liturgies. You can buy tickets from Luba Dubno or members of UWLA Branch 108. Please buy tickets in advance.

SESTRECHI will be enjoying our winter recess during the months of January and February 2019. The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be on March 10, 2019. The meeting will be held in the church hall classroom after the 9:00 Divine Liturgy.