Parish Easter egg hunt

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Children 13 and younger participated in the 16th annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 21 on the rectory lawn of St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church. The annual event, sponsored by UNA Branch 414, invited children to create Easter cards for parish shut-ins, craftwork, games and the hunt for Easter eggs and candy hidden on the lawn. The top winners in three categories received a large chocolate bunny. Each participant received a bag filled with candy and gifts prepared by the UNA branch.

The Ukrainian Weekly
1 June 2019

The Field Afar: The life story of Vincent Capodanno

Not to be missed! The Field Afar: The life story of Vincent Capodanno, a Catholic Priest who received the Medal of Honor for his valor as a chaplain to the Marine Corps during some of the most harrowing battles of the Vietnam war and whose Cause for Canonization is currently open in Rome.

Showing as part of the New Haven International Film Festival on Thursday, May 16 – 8:35 PM at Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street, New Haven.

Tickets: https://filmfreeway.com/NewHavenFilmFestival/tickets

The St. Nicholas play at the parish

Children received Christmas gift bags prepared and distributed by Gloria Horbaty, UNA advisor and financial secretary of Branch 414 in New Haven. The children participated in the annual St. Nicholas play on December 23, 2018, that was presented by St. Michael School of Ukrainian Studies.

Posted in The Ukrainian Weekly, March 8, 2019.

Iryna Friz to visit New Haven

Luncheon-Fundraiser honoring  Iryna Friz
Ukraine’s  Minister of Veterans Affairs

Ukrainian American Veterans Posts 33, 14 of Connecticut and St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven invite everyone to a luncheon/ fundraiser honoring Iryna Friz, Ukraine’s Minister of Veterans Affairs to be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in St. Michael’s church hall. Minister Friz will arrive in Connecticut on Saturday, March 2nd to visit the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, the New Haven VETS Center in Orange,  and the CT Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. She returns to Ukraine on Monday, March 4th.

On Sunday March 3rd, there will be only one (1) Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon/fundraiser will begin at 12:00 p.m. in  St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George Street, New Haven. In addition to lunch, a brief concert will be presented. Brief remarks by Minister Friz will follow.

There will be an update on the Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers Project and on the veterans’ recent trip to Ukraine. All proceeds will be used to benefit Ukraine’s wounded soldiers and veterans. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Admission for youth under 18 is free.

We invite everyone to this special event. We ask for your support for Ukraine’s wounded heroes.

For information and tickets please contact Post 33 Commander Carl R. Harvey by calling 203-389-6076; e-mail: carlrharvey79@gmail.com or Myron Melnyk 203-397-2087; email: mmelnyk@yahoo.com

University of New Haven hosts concert commemorating Holodomor and Maidan

On Saturday, December 1, the University of New Haven hosted a very well-attended concert and public forum commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor and the fifth anniversary of the Maidan Revolution of Dignity.

The concert was the brainchild of virtuoso pianist Victor Markiw, lecturer in music at the University of New Haven, and was co-organized with Olena Lennon, adjunct professor of political science at UNH.

Read the Ukrainian Weekly press on the event here.

Parish St. Nicholas Play

You are invited to attend the St. Nicholas Play to be held on Sunday, December 23, 2018, 12 noon, in the church hall.

We worship first, and the play follows the Divine Liturgy.

The Ukrainian Ridna Skhola (School) students will be performing at this traditional event. St. Nicholas will make a presentation for all the good children.

Please support the school and bring your children/grandchildren to this event. This is a great opportunity to learn an aspect of our Faith and share life in community. We also need an audience!

(Parents can bring gifts to the kitchen for distribution later by St. Nicholas. It’s a secret for the children.)

We are a small school presently, but we are still keeping traditions.

The Holodomor reminds us of truth

Those who think deeply about the meaning of the commemoration of the Holodomor by necessity come back to the Gospel of Matthew where he says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.” Father Gregory Zubacz of the Ukrainian Catholic Mission Church in Fresno, California, said last year (2017): “Our hunger and thirst for the truth is why we have come together today, to demonstrate that the truth can never remain hidden, and to tell our story to the world. And by gathering here and doing so, we are plowing a field of justice in the world so that the seeds of true peace may grow for future generations to be nourished with. Where once was sown a bitter harvest may we now sow the seeds of hope so that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness may be satisfied.” The 1932-33 genocidal famine should not be a something to merely observe each year because “that’s what we do” but our observance is of the genocide is an opportunity to know and understand our humanity in light of our pursuit of truth and faithfulness to the Lord of Life. Only in light of a relationship with Christ does our desire for peace come true and lasting.

Ukrainian National Home Oktoberfest

The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian National Home cordially invites Members and Guests to an Oktoberfest-German Food from Eastside Restaurant-New Britain CT

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm at the Ukrainian National Home, 961 Wethersfield, Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114

Enjoy October with friends at the club!

phone: (860) 296-5702

website: http://www.ukrainiannationalhome.org