Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

This week’s vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Halia Lodynsky and family in memory of Stefan Jurchak.

All donations and contributions must be received by Sunday December 25th to be recorded on the annual statement for the year 2019.

THANK YOU to SUMA Yonkers Federal Credit Union for their generous donation of $500.00 to our church and $500.00 to our Ridna Shkola as well as purchasing $200.00 worth of tickets to our St. Michael’s Day Dinner. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The next meeting of Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will be held tomorrow, December 2, 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Name Room. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

The next Sestrechi meeting will be held on Sunday, December 8, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in the church hall classroom 1. Prior to the Divine Liturgy, at 8:30 a.m., will be the praying of the Akathist to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Our next Pyrohy Project will be December 14. We need your help to peel potatoes on Friday December 13, and more help on Saturday December 14. Please come and help.

PARISH MAINTENANCE UPDATE NOTICE: Please take note of the fact that there is various concrete repair work being conducted around the Parish on all five buildings. This includes repointing the church stairs, repairing walkways and concrete areas. Your care in walking around and avoiding the work areas for your safety is appreciated.

Ukrainian Women’s League of New Haven, Branch 108 will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar, Sunday, December 8, Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On December 14 and 15 we will have baked goods. Pshenytsia (wheat) for kutia will also be available (new source, more tender). Donations of Ukrainian items would be greatly welcome. (please bring to church hall.) For more information, contact Anna Salemme (203) 934-6520 or Larissa S. (203) 248-9767.

The annual APPRECIATION DINNER, given by Bishop Paul Chomnycky to thank those who helped before, during and after the 52nd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, St. Basil’s Seminary, 195 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. The FINAL FESTIVAL MEETING of the State Ukrainian Day Committee will be held before the dinner at 2:30 p.m. in the Seminary Music Room. We encourage you to attend the meeting to review the festival and participate in discussions. Please notify your pastor or Gloria Horbaty (203) 269-5909 if you will be attending the events no later than December 3.