Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

This week the vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Vasyl Ivantsiv in memory of Anna and Vasyl.

Asleep in the Lord +Orest Dubno. Please remember Orest in your prayers. Eternal Memory!

During my vacation you can call Fr. Stepan Yanovski (203) 468-0367, or Fr. Paul Luniw (860) 583-7588 or Fr. Ivan Mazuryk at (203) 367-5054.

Constyantyn Shkapoied and his wife Iryna would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to all those who came to celebrate their birthday on Sunday, August 4. They write, “Your presence and your support have indeed helped to make the day a truly memorable one. We are very happy to have made so many friends here in New Haven. Thank you all.”

Flowers and herbs: It is customary to bring flowers and herbs to Church on the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. The Liturgy will be served on August 15th at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The flowers and herbs will be blessed at the end of the Divine Liturgy. Why flowers and herbs? Holy Tradition reveals to us that the Apostles, with the exception of St. Thomas, were transported mystically to Jerusalem in order to be with Mary, the Mother of God –the Theotokos– as she was about to repose, and to be present at her burial. When the Apostle Thomas arrived the next day, the Apostles opened the tomb so that he could pay her reverence. The opened tomb revealed the body of the Virgin was missing, and filled with herbs and flowers interpreted as the sweet fragrance of Paradise. The faithful see this a certain sign of Mary’s purity and holiness.

The Immaculate Conception Society (Sestretsi) is cordially inviting al St. Michael’s Parishioners and friends to attend its yearly Luncheon to be held on Sunday, October 6, 12 noon, at our Parish church hall. Come to enjoy good food, deserts and the company of parishioners and friends. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and free admission to those under the age of 18. Tickets sellers will be announced at another date.

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 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. 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. We also have raffle tickets for sale 5 tickets $5. This festival can exist if volunteers sign up during the day to help out. Please make that effort to volunteer.