Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

Vigil Light: This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by the Ivantsiv family for all deceased members of the Harvey Family.

Asleep in the Lord: Juris Patrylak fell asleep in the Lord. Please remember him in your prayers. ETERNAL MEMORY!

Rectory Office: will be closed from Monday March 4 until Friday March 8. Fr. Iura will be away for the eparchial clergy retreat at Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, Wappingers Falls, NY, with Bishop Paul.

Luncheon/Fundraiser honoring Iryna Friz, Ukraine’s Minister of Veterans Affairs Ukrainian American Veterans of Posts 3,14 of Connecticut and Saint Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven invite everyone to a luncheon/fundraiser honoring Iryna Friz, Ukraine’s Minister of Veterans Affairs to be held TODAY in St. Michael’s church hall. Minister Friz arrived in Connecticut on Saturday, March 2 to visit the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, the New Haven VETS Center in Orange, and the CT Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. She returns to Ukraine on Monday, March 4.

TODAY, there will be only one Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon/fundraiser will begin at 12:00Noon. in St. Michael’s church hall. In addition to lunch, a brief concert will be presented. Brief remarks by Minister Friz will follow. There will be an update on the Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers Project and on the veterans’ recent trip to Ukraine. All proceeds will be used to benefit Ukraine’s wounded soldiers and veterans. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Admission for youth under 18 is free.

We invite everyone to this special event. We ask for your support for Ukraine’s wounded heroes. For information and tickets please contact Fr. Iura Godenciuc at 203-865-0388, Post 33 Commander Carl Harvey by calling 203-389-6076; email:, or Myron Melnyk 203-397-2087; email:

MEETING CANCELLATIONS:  Due to various scheduling conflicts of members being in Washington and others being out of state, as well as Father Iura being at a mandatory Eparchy retreat days, both the Parish Council meeting and the Knights of Columbus meeting on March 4,  are hereby canceled.

SESTRECHI: The next monthly meeting of the Sestrechi will be held on March 10. The meeting will be held in Classroom 1 after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.

Sorokousty (All Souls’ Saturdays) will next be celebrated on March 16, March 23, March 30, and June 8. 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.