Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

The next meeting of Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will be tomorrow, Monday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Name Room. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

The Gladiolus is the flower for the month of August and is said to bring luck to people born in this month. This flower derived its name from the Latin word “Gladious” which means sword, given to its sword-shaped leaves.

First Fruits: It is customary to bring a sampling of the first fruits of the harvest to Church to be blessed on the Feast of the Transfiguration. Grapes, apples, pears even bananas and honey will all be blessed at the end of the Divine Liturgy.

Irena and Constiantyn Shkapoied have their birthdays in August. Irena on August 2, Constiantyn on August 20. We invite all of you today, August 4th after the second Divine Liturgy to celebrate their birthday in our backyard under the grapes. Happy Birthday Irena and Constiantyn!

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

The ANNUAL HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE will be held on August 10-11 at the motherhouse of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Sloatsburg. This year’s theme is “Responding with the heart as did Mary and Josaphata”. The Sisters invite all our parishioners to attend! For information call: 845-753-2840 or


REMINDER: Please don` t forget to donate for Charities Appeal. 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.

The Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Committee wishes to invite all parishioners to attend this year’s Ukrainian Day Festival to be held on Sunday, September 8. The Festival will be held on the grounds of St. Basil’s Seminary, 161 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT. Advance general admission tickets are $5.00 per person, 12 and over are available from Luba Dubno. Tickets purchases at the gate will be $10.00 per person. This festival can exist if volunteers sign up during the day to help out. Please make that effort to volunteer.