Christ is in our midst!
This week’s vigil light is offered God’s glory by Vasyl Ivantsiv in memory of Dmytro.
We would like to congratulate Vasile and Andra Godenciuc on the occasion of the Holy Baptism and Chrismation of their son August Vasile, which took place on Saturday, November 7th in our church. Many happy and blessed years!
We would like to congratulate Aart and Erin VanWilgen on the occasion of the Holy Baptism and Chrismation of their daughter Olivia Tatijana, which took place on Saturday, November 7th in our church. Many happy and blessed years!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Ukrainian American Veterans on a successful National Convention and also thank you to all those who helped out and contributed to their success.
PHILIP’S FAST, ПИЛИПІВКА, the pre-Christmas fast which begins on November 15, the day after the feast of St. Philip, is a 40 day period of spiritual preparation for the celebration of the Nativity/Theophany cycle of the church year. Once a period of strict fasting, it has now been changed to a period of voluntary fasting and works of penance.
The next Sestrechi meeting will be held on Sunday, November 17, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in the church hall, classroom 1.
The Pyrohy Project will be making Pyrohy on Saturday, November 16. Please come and help.
St. Michael’s Day will be celebrated on November 24th. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets are available through Margaret Maybury, Svitlana Nakonechnyj and Fr. Iura Godenciuc. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14and 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 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.