Parish announcements this week

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Carl Harvey in memory of Eugenia Harvey.

The next meeting of Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will be held on Monday, June 3, 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Name Room. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

The Panachyda service at the gravesites will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Cemetery. For the Panachyda service at other cemeteries please call the rectory 203-865-0388.

Helping the poor – a work of charity: The Director of the St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter in Waterbury wrote to us requesting assistance in collecting bath soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, Q-tips, men’s underwear, for the ministry to the homeless. We will have this collection for the poor through Pentecost (June 9). These items can be put in the basket at the entrance of the church in the marked box. Paul Zalonski (of our parish) will drive the donations to the Homeless Shelter in Waterbury.

We have for sale frozen Borscht for $5.00; Cabbage and Sausage (kapusta and kovbasa) $10.00 and pyrohy (varenyky) 2 dozen $14.00. You can buy pyrohy after each Divine Liturgy or during the week if you call the rectory.

Olga Iastrubchak is offering private dance classes for children ages 3-18. Classes will be held on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. the St Michael’s church hall. For more information please contact Ola at (203) 400-4467 or email


In the church vestibule are arranged the forms for the Diocesan Charitable Fund. The forms are designed for each family of our parish. Attached to the form is an envelope into which you can place your contribution. The form along with your contribution, we ask you enclose in the envelope and place it in the collection basket during church services. Please make check payable to the Byzantine Rite Eparchy of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

Awakenings —Adult Faith Formation: “Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad. (Psalms 34: 3)

Humankind – in the Image and Likeness of God: Jesus Christ – in the image of whom the human being was created – is the incarnate Son of God, the Second Person of God, who took on human nature. Like Christ, human beings are persons. The growth of the human being from the image to the likeness of God is a personal growth. It takes place in the context of a free relationship between human beings and God. From the state of the first Adam, described in the book of Genesis, the human being grows to the state of the new Adam – Christ the God–man. “The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life giving spirit … The first man was from earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so are those who are of dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven” (Christ Our Pascha, 125).