Parish announcements this week

Christ is born!

This week’s vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Barbara and Patrick Bagley in memory of Michael Lipcan, Sr.

The Ukrainian Ridna Shkola invites children young and old to its annual St. Nicholas pageant TODAY at 12:30 p.m. in St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George street, New Haven. Come greet St. Nicholas on the eve of the Christmas holidays. Refreshments and gifts for all. Meet our teachers and visit our classrooms during our open house.

Schedule for New Years, Epiphany and Christmas (Julian Calendar).

    • New Year’s Day: 10:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy
    • Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ—January 6: 9:15 a.m. Great Compline and at 10:00a.m. The Divine Liturgy; 11:00 a.m. Great Sanctification of Water
    • Christmas (Julian Calendar) —January 7: 9:45a.m. Great Compline and 10:30 a.m. The Divine Liturgy

The next Financial Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the Veteran’s Meeting Room. All Financial Committee members and interested parishioners are invited.

The next meeting of Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Name Room. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 108 New Haven and St. Michael Parish will be preparing a Prosphora, a traditional Ukrainian Christmas meal, on Sunday, January 19, after the only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, free for students Ridna Shkola and altar boys. We will be running a raffle. Please donate items for raffle and cakes for desert. You can buy tickets after each Divine Liturgy in the church hall or contact Anna Salemme 203-934-6520, or purchase tickets at SUMA credit Union.

Sorokousty —All Souls Saturdays will be celebrated on February 15th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, and May 30th. Please take a book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out, place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket.

NEW KofC MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The Knights of Columbus has formally announce the new ceremony that replaces the individual 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degrees. It is known as the “Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity”. This new degree is a family affair and candidates and their families are invited to attend.

If you are currently a First Degree KofC member or are a new potential member, you are all welcome to attend. Please see Fr. Iura for any questions as well as obtaining the sample KofC form to fill out. All individuals who attend will sign a special charter which will be displayed at the KofC museum. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and become part of this historic event. January 1 —