The St Gianna Center of New Haven be having its 4th Annual Benefit dinner on Sunday, April 28th (1-5pm) at Amarante’s in New Haven. The Center is recognizing the Pro-Life work of Vincent Candelora (Connecticut State Representative) and Michael and Barbara Ferraro. The Guest Speaker is Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut.
Single Reservations for adults are $50. All reservations must be received and paid for BY APRIL 17th. Reservations by mail must be made payable and mailed to St. Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center, PO Box 94, Northford, CT 06472.
Please call (203) 936-7338 or email email@example.com with any questions or additional information.
St Gianna Center is a pregnancy resource center helping at-risk pregnant women. The Center relies on donations.
Helping the poor – a work of charity —The Director of the St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter in Waterbury wrote to us requesting assistance in collecting bath soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, Q-tips, men’s underwear for the ministry to the homeless. We will have this collection for the poor through Pentecost (June 9).
These items can be put in the basket at the entrance of the church in the marked box.
Can we follow the example of the Lord who exhorted us to care for the poor? Let us follow the holy example of the Venerable Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky who heroically lived a life of Christian virtue with his commitment to the poor. Pray to Venerable Metropolitan Sheptytsky for guidance in living a holy life.
Paul Zalonski (of our parish) will drive the donations to St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury Homeless Shelter in Waterbury (www.svdpmission.org).
A recent online interview about a family of Evangelical Christians who came to Byzantine Christianity through a relationship with the pastor of a Kyivan Church in Richmond, British Colombia. Thanks to God’s Grace and the great work of Jesuit Father Richard Soo the parish is growing (with a large number of Chinese people).
The article: “Bridging Protestantism and Eastern Catholic Orthodoxy.”
May the Holy Theotokos and all the saints continue to move hearts and minds to be in relation with Jesus Christ and His Church.
This is a powerful witness to Christian charity, virtuous living and being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Read the article and see if it is possible to do the Lazarus Ministry here in Connecticut. Can the parishioners of St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church might want to take up this ministry, or at least participate in it?
The Stamford Eparchy is hosting an event for children on September 29, “Children United in Prayer.”
This program is being hosted at St Basil’s Seminary, Stamford.
On Saturday, 11 November, there was a Divine Liturgy at St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome) over the tomb of St. Josaphat at the Altar of St. Basil the Great, as part of the festivities at St. Josaphat’s Pontifical Ukrainian College commemorating the 85th anniversary of its establishment and the Feast of St. Josaphat the College’s patron.rday, 11 November, there was a Divine Liturgy at St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome) over the tomb of St. Josaphat at the Altar of St. Basil the Great, as part of the festivities at St. Josaphat’s Pontifical Ukrainian College commemorating the 85th anniversary of its establishment and the Feast of St. Josaphat the College’s patron.
The Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis, welcomed the bishops, monks, priests and seminarians from St. Josaphat’s Seminary to celebrate the Seminary’s 85th anniversary. The November 9th was covered by Vatican Radio (with an audio of the event).
May Our Lady of Tenderness continue to bless the work of the Seminary!
Let us pray for the dignity of all life, from natural conception to natural death.
More information can be found here.
Day 10 – Pentecost Sunday
Read: Gospel of John 7:37–52; 8:12
Prayer. Blessed are Your, O Christ our God who revealed the shermen as most wise by sending them the Holy Spirit; through them You caught the entire world. Loving Master, glory to You. (Troparion for Pentecost)
1. Personal/Family. As we close these Mission Days let us look at the list of gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Let us ask ourselves: what gifts do I see in my family, what fruits have I brought over the past year.
2. Parish. Let us open our eyes to the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our parish community. In planning our parish life let us focus on the fruits of the Holy Spirit we would like to bring forth.
3. Beyond the parish. Let us teach ourselves to see our personal behav- ior and our entire life in the Christian community through the lens of mission: as an opportunity to bear witness to God’s love and goodness before others.