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.

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s greater by Paul Zalonski for the intention of the Unity of Christians.

House Blessings: If you would like to bless your house fill the form that is in the vestibule, drop it in the collection basket during the Divine liturgy, or call the rectory (203) 865-0388.

2019 Prosphora Rescheduled: The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 108 New Haven and St. Michael Parish will be preparing a Prosphora, a traditional Ukrainian Christmas meal, on Sunday January 27, after the only 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.

UKRAINIAN AMERICAN VETERANS:The January 20, TODAY meeting of Ukrainian-American veterans has been cancelled.

SOROKOUSTY: will be celebrated on All Souls’ Saturdays, February 23rd , March 16th, March 23rd, March 30th , June 8th. Please take a book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out, place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket.

Awakenings —Adult Faith Formation

Let the word of Christ, rich as it is, dwell in you. In wisdom made perfect, instruct and admonish one another. Sing gratefully to God from your hearts in psalms, hymns, and inspired songs.” Colossians 3: 16

The Freedom of the Creator

God realizes his plan for the creation of the world through his Word: “Let there be light…let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters” (Gen 1:3,6). This creative Word reveals himself in Holy Scripture as the Son of God, begotten of the Father: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation … he is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col 1:15-17) (Christ Our Pascha, 104).

The Troparion and Kontakion, Our Holy Father Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople Feast Day on January 25th):

Like a shepherd’s flute, O Father Gregory, your theology vanquished the trumpets of orators, for searching the depths of the spirit, beauty of speech was increased in you. Pray Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever, Amen.

O glorious saint, your tongue, versed in theology, loosed the webs of vain philosophers; you adorned the Church with a robe of true belief woven on high. Wearing it she cries with us, your children: Rejoice, O Father, highest mind of theology.