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

Recovery Room –a film at the parish

Film event at the Parish –“Recovery Room”

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.

The New Haven Post 33 of the Ukrainian American Veterans of America invites you to a special screening of the award-winning documentary, “Recovery Room.”

The film tells the story of the impact of the current war in Ukraine and the response by Ukrainians around the world. “Recovery Room” was directed by Adriana Luhovy and produced by Yurij Luhovy and Zorianna Hrycenko.

St. Michael’s Church Hall, 569 George St, New Haven

Admission is FREE
Beverages will be available for sale.

Ukrainian Independence observance in New Haven

At a brief ceremony today following the second Divine Liturgy, members of our Ukrainian community gathered in the parish yard in front of the Holy Theotokos and our flags to pray and reflect upon the anniversary of Ukrainian Independence.

Let us pray to the Holy Spirit and to His Spouse, Mary the Mother God for Ukraine.

Here is New Haven’s Proclamation (don’t mind the errors in date)…. click to enlarge the image.

Ostap Yednak to speak at Parish

The St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Church community in New Haven welcomes Ostap Yednak, member of the Ukrainian Parliament (Verxovna Rada), who will speak on the current political, economic and security situation in Ukraine as well as the Presidential campaign currently underway.

The conversation will be bilingual and will take place on Sunday, 27 May at 12:00 noon at St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George Street, New Haven.

All are welcome to participate.

51st Ukrainian Day Festival announced

CT State Ukrainian Day Committee announces that the 51st Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford, CT..

The first Festival Committee Meeting for this year will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2 :00 p.m., at The Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 255 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

Those interested in working on the festival committee are invited to attend.

For information, contact Roman Stanislavskyy or Gloria Horbaty (203-269-5909).