Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

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

St. Michael’s Day will be celebrated on November 24th. On this day we will have only One Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets are available through Anya Rohmer Hanson. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14 and 18. Free for students Ridna Shkola, altar boys and for children under 12. We will be running a raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled, please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before our Feast Day. Also we ask for donations for dessert.

The next Pyrohy Saturday is November 16th. Anya Rohmer Hanson will be away for 2-3 months. For ordering pyrohy, call Alexis Hickerson at (475) 221-8399.

The Ukrainian Ridna Shkola of New Haven had started its school year with 3 classes: 1.) A nursery school program for children 3-5 years old; 2.) A class to teach Ukrainian to English language-speaking children ages 6-10; 3.) A class where instruction is only in the Ukrainian language for children 8-11 years old. Classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 each Saturday morning. Religious instruction follows at 11:30 am. We have dance instruction as well from 12:00 noon.

November 8 is the feast day of our patron, Saint Michael the Archangel. St. Michael, which means “Who is like unto God”, is mentioned four times in Scripture: Daniel 10:13 and 12:1, in Jude 9 and in Revelation 12:7. Scripture reveals to us that Saint Michael is known as the “Prince of the Heavenly Host,” hence the leader of all angels. It is to the Prince of the Heavenly Host that we owe a debt of gratitude for casting Lucifer and the evil spirits down to Hell; he is invoked for protection against Satan and all evil. Sacred Tradition teaches that there are four offices connected to Saint Michael: 1.) To fight against Satan, his minions and the power of evil; 2.) To rescue and protect the faithful from evil, especially at the hour of death; 3.) To lead the people of God to full communion with God Himself; 4.) To call our souls to judgement before God.