Pyrohy and kovbasa Saturday

Pyrohy is Saturday is coming this week on Saturday, October 21. Please place your order for Pyrohy TODAY for $6.00 per dozen.

To call your order in for pick up Saturday in St Michael’s church hall:

•Lydia Koziupa: 203-467-2285
•Alexis Hickerson: 475-221-8399
•Sophie DeCarlo: 203-468-2761

The final two Pyrohy Saturdays of 2017 are November 18 and  December 16.

Kovbasa Dinner: The Knights of Columbus Council will be making fresh ¾ kielbasa (kovbasa) baked and fried, with 1+ pound of fresh cooked cabbage with a vegetable mix. A good meal for two people. These meals will be available when you pick up your pyrohy’s on October 21. The price for the meal this time will be $12.00. Cash or check payable to the “KofC Council 16253.”

The kovbasa is coming from the Lasowiak Deli (63 Derby Avenue, Derby). It will be the “REGULAR” Kielbasa.

Please pre-order to ensure that we make enough for everyone. Call (203) 789-9554 only and leave a message with your order.

Reposed in the Lord Rosemary Brezicki

Rosemary Orifice Brezicki, 58, of Northford, reposed in the Lord on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was the beloved wife of 34 years to Rudolph Brezicki, Jr.

Let us pray for the peaceful repose Rosemary and for the consolation of her family. It is the Brezicki family who have been the Church’s benefactors of the pussy willows used on Hosanna Sunday.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:15. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, New Haven at 10:00. Interment will follow in Northford Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a Panachyda service at 5:00.

Eternal Memory.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

1. WELCOME! New parishioners are always welcome in our parish. If someone wishes to join, please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203 865-0388 or our Financial Secretary Natalie Chermak at 203 468-0367.

2. AFTER DIVINE LITURGY: Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

3. VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to the glory of God by Michael and Vira Walnycky for God’s blessing and health for all members of their family.

4. Reposed in the Lord: Please remember Rosemary Brezicki in your prayers. ETERNAL MEMORY!

5. FOOD DRIVE: Judy Ellis leads the mercy project which provides food items to the needy. A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. This collection will be taken every week. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thanks for your generous support.

6. PYROHY SATURDAY: We will be making Pyrohy on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in the church hall and we are always looking for new talent to continue this twenty-five years parish project. We will be performing prep work and peeling potatoes on Friday October 20th.  Please come and join the fun either day. Luncheon is provided on Saturday. Call the Project Director Walter Ushchak @ (203) 789-9554 for details.

7. KIELBASA: The Knights of Columbus Council will be making fresh ¾ kielbasa (Kovbasa) baked and fried, with 1+ pound of fresh cooked cabbage with a vegetable mix. A good meal for two people. These meals will be available when you pick up your pyrohy’s on October 21, 2017.  Please preorder to ensure that we make enough for everyone. Please call (203) 789-9554 only and leave a message with your order.

8. KofC: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the church hall. All men of parish are invited to attend to see what the Knights are all about and what they do and what you can do with them for your parish.

9. UAV: The next meeting of the Ukrainian–American Veteran Bishop John Stock Post 33 of N. H. will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The meeting will begin immediately following the second Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in Classroom 2. For more information contact the Post Commander at 203-389-6076 or crharv384@optimum.net.

10. St. Michael’s Day: St. Michael’s day will be celebrated on November 12, 2017. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets will be available through Luba Dubno. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14-18. Free for students Ridna Shkola, altar boys and for children under 12. We will be running a raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled, please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before our Feast Day. Also we ask to donate cakes for a desert.

11. BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dear parishioners. The information in this bulletin is from you and for you. You comprise the bulletin. If you have items of note, please bring them to our attention so that we can let everyone know.

12. ROOF REPAIR FUND ROOF, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLEDGES: Please consider the immediate as well as the long term repair capital improvement projects, roof and physical plant. (i.e., parking lot) that has been planned, both now and for the future and make a generous contribution to allow us to protect our property. The church hall roof which is 34 years old has developed major leaks. We have conducted a temporary patch to the hall roof to give us time to build up a Roof Repair Fund in a restricted account. As well as repairing the various roofs that needed treatment, especially the sacristy roof which had serious problems. These roofs have been repaired and must be maintained to prevent further water damage to our property and we cannot pay for them from regular weekly collection. Roof Repair Fund as well as Capital Improvement Fund envelopes as well as the long term Pledge forms are available in the vestibule of our church for your special sacrificial gift. Thank you for helping to keep our physical structures in good condition for our use today and for the next generation tomorrow.

13. The 85th Anniversary of the HOLODOMOR Genocide will be commemorated Saturday, November 18, 2017. March of Remembrance 11:30 a.m. from St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, East 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), NYC. Also, the Holodomor Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral 5th Avenue (between 50th and 51st Streets). Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the Ikea parking lot, New Haven. The cost per person is $35.00 for adults, $15.00 for students. For more information see flyers in vestibule or call Maria Antonyshyn (203)-795-6959.

14. ANNUAL STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the Diocese of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make a generous contribution.

15. ROOF REPAIR FUND ROOF, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLEDGES: Please consider the immediate as well as the long term repair capital improvement projects, roof and physical plant. (i.e. parking lot) that has been planned, both now and for the future and make a generous contribution to allow us to protect our property. The Church hall roof which is 34 years old has developed major leaks. We have conducted a temporary patch to the hall roof to give us time to build up a Roof Repair Fund in a restricted account. As well as repairing the various roofs that needed treatment, especially the Sacristy roof which had serious problems. These roofs have been repaired and must be maintained to prevent further water damage to our property and we cannot pay for them from regular weekly collection. Roof Repair Fund as well as Capital Improvement Fund envelopes as well as the long term Pledge forms are available in the vestibule of our church for your special sacrificial gift. Thank you for helping to keep our physical structures in good condition for our use today and for the next generation tomorrow.

16. CEMETERY PLOTS: Two cemetery plots are available at St. Lawrence Cemetery in New Haven.  If interested in purchasing them, please call Ann Waller at  941-921-4154.

17. USE OF THE FACILITIES: As we are improving the physical plant of the property, the question of the proper protocol for reserving time and space has come up. Simply put, Father is the Administrator and responsible for scheduling. So please, if you have a need, a program, an event, a meeting, whatever the case may be, you are required to communicate with Father Iura as to your needs and time. And please try to make it at least a month in advance. There are numerous things and events going on. Every effort is made to put the events as they are planned on the Church calendar which is posted on the website for your convenience. Thank you for your cooperation in making the Parish more user friendly for everyone.

18. BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dear parishioners. The information in this bulletin is from you and for you. You comprise the bulletin. If you have items of note, please bring them to our attention so that we can let everyone know.

19. American Russian Citizens Club of Shelton, The Lemko Association of the U.S.A., and The New England Chapter of the Carpato-Rusyn Society invites you a lecture “The Trials and Tribulations of Bishop Soter Stephen Ortynsky by Very Rev. Ivan Kaszczak, PhD, priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Stamford and author of the book, Bishop Soter Ortynsky and the Genesis of the Eastern Catholic Churches in America, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3-5 p.m., American Russian Citizens’ Club, 330 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT.

20. CELEBRATING PATRIARCH JOSYF SLIPYI

One Hundred Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Birth (February, 1892)
Centennial Year of Priestly Ordination (September, 1917)
Fiftieth Anniversary of First Pastoral Visit to the United States (summer, 1968)
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Transfer of his Body from Rome to Lviv (August, 1992)

21. MUSEUM EXHIBIT on PATRIARCH JOSYF SLIPYI

The Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford announces the opening of a commemorative exhibit in remembrance of the Patriarch. Open to the public until Thanksgiving Day, 2017. Museum hours: Wednesday thru Friday 1-5 p.m. Saturdays (for group appointments)

22. SUMA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 555 George St., New Haven, CT.  Business hours: Tues.  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone (203) 785-8805; Fax: (203) 785-8677.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

1. WELCOME ALL NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcome in our parish. If someone wishes to join, please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203 865-0388 or our Financial Secretary Natalie Chermak at 203 468-0367.

2. AFTER DIVINE LITURGY: Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

3. VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Stefania Tsitaridis for God’s blessing and health for Maxim, Roxolana and Danylo.

4. FOOD DRIVE: Judy Ellis leads the mercy project which provides food items to the needy. A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. This collection will be taken every week. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thanks for your generous support.

5. PYROHY: We will be making Pyrohy on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in the church hall and we are always looking for new talent to continue this twenty-five years parish project. We will be performing prep work and peeling potatoes on Friday October 20th.  Please come and join the fun either day. Luncheon is provided on Saturday. Call the Project Director Walter Ushchak @ (203) 789-9554 for details.

6. KIELBASA: The Knights of Columbus Council will be making fresh ¾ kielbasa (Kovbasa) baked and fried, with 1+ pound of fresh cooked cabbage with a vegetable mix. A good meal for two people. These meals will be available when you pick up your pyrohy’s on October 21, 2017.  Please preorder to ensure that we make enough for everyone. Please call (203) 789-9554 only and leave a message with your order.

7. K of C: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. All men of parish are invited to attend to see what the Knights are all about and what they do and what you can do with them for your parish.

8. UAV: The next meeting of the Ukrainian–American Veteran Bishop John Stock Post 33 of N. H. will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The meeting will begin immediately following the second Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in Classroom 2. For more information contact the Post Commander at 203-389-6076 or crharv384@optimum.net.

9. St. Michael’s Day: St. Michael’s day will be celebrated on November 12, 2017. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets will be available through Luba Dubno. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14-18. Free for students Ridna Shkola, altar boys and for children under 12. We will be running a raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled, please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before our Feast Day. Also we ask to donate cakes for a desert.

10. BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dear parishioners. The information in this bulletin is from you and for you. You comprise the bulletin. If you have items of note, please bring them to our attention so that we can let everyone know.

11. ROOF REPAIR FUND ROOF, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLEDGES: Please consider the immediate as well as the long term repair capital improvement projects, roof and physical plant. (i.e., parking lot) that has been planned, both now and for the future and make a generous contribution to allow us to protect our property. The church hall roof which is 34 years old has developed major leaks. We have conducted a temporary patch to the hall roof to give us time to build up a Roof Repair Fund in a restricted account. As well as repairing the various roofs that needed treatment, especially the sacristy roof which had serious problems. These roofs have been repaired and must be maintained to prevent further water damage to our property and we cannot pay for them from regular weekly collection. Roof Repair Fund as well as Capital Improvement Fund envelopes as well as the long term Pledge forms are available in the vestibule of our church for your special sacrificial gift. Thank you for helping to keep our physical structures in good condition for our use today and for the next generation tomorrow.

12. ANNUAL STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the Diocese of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make a generous contribution.

13. WOUNDED SOLDIERS: We invite everyone to a fundraiser benefiting wounded Ukrainian soldiers undergoing medical treatment in the U.S. The concert/dance will be held 5 p.m. on October 14th at the Ukrainian American Club, 279 King Dr., Southport, CT. Food and beverages may be purchased. Musical entertainment will be provided gratis by a trio from Ukraine that has performed over 100 concerts in Ukraine’s ATO war zone. $25 tickets are available from Fr. Iura, Myron Melnyk (203) 397-2087, or Carl Harvey (203) 530-8232.

14. USE OF THE FACILITIES: As we are improving the physical plant of the property, the question of the proper protocol for reserving time and space has come up. Simply put, Father is the Administrator and responsible for scheduling. So please, if you have a need, a program, an event, a meeting, whatever the case may be, you are required to communicate with Father Iura as to your needs and time. And please try to make it at least a month in advance. There are numerous things and events going on. Every effort is made to put the events as they are planned on the church calendar which is posted on the website for your convenience. Thank you for your cooperation in making the Parish more user friendly for everyone.

15. CELEBRATING PATRIARCH JOSYF SLIPYI

One Hundred Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Birth (February, 1892)
Centennial Year of Priestly Ordination (September, 1917)
Fiftieth Anniversary of First Pastoral Visit to the United States (summer, 1968)
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Transfer of his Body from Rome to Lviv (August, 1992)

16. MUSEUM EXHIBIT on PATRIARCH JOSYF SLIPYI

The Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford announces the Opening of
a Commemorative Exhibit in remembrance of the Patriarch

Open to the Public until Thanksgiving Day, 2017
Museum hours: Wednesday thru Friday 1-5 p.m. Saturdays (for group appointments)

17. SUMA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 555 George St., New Haven, CT.  Business hours: Tues.  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone (203) 785-8805; Fax: (203) 785-8677

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

1. WELCOME ALL NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcome in our parish. If someone wishes to join, please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203 865-0388 or our Financial Secretary Natalie Chermak at 203 468-0367.

2. VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God by Christine and Marybeth Gawron in memory of +Paul, Dorothy and Timothy Gawron.

3. FOOD DRIVE: Judy Ellis leads the mercy project which provides food items to the needy. A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. This collection will be taken every week. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thanks for your generous support.

4. FEAST DAY CELEBRATION: St. Michael’s day will be celebrated on November 12, 2017. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets will be available through Luba Dubno. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14-18. Free for students Ridna Shkola, altar boys and for children under 12. We will be running a raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled, please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before our Feast Day. Also we ask to donate cakes for a desert.

5. ANNUAL STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the Diocese of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contribution.

6. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are in the process of cleaning, painting and updating the interiors of the church hall and the Church. Right now we would appreciate volunteers to help with cleaning and painting the walls and rooms in the church hall and the Church. Work crews are being scheduled. Please contact Father Iura with your availability. Your support and help is greatly appreciated and will help preserve the church for the future.

7. ROOF REPAIR FUND ROOF, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLEDGES: Please consider the immediate as well as the long term repair capital improvement projects that are being planned, both now and the future and make a generous contribution to allow us to protect our property. The church hall roof which is 34 years old has developed major leaks. Most of the other roofs especially the sacristy roof has serious problems. These roofs must be repaired to prevent further water damage to our property and we cannot pay for them from regular weekly collection. Roof Repair Fund envelopes as well as the long term Pledge forms are available in the vestibule of our church for your special sacrificial gift. Thank you for helping to keep our physical structures in good condition for our use today and for the next generation tomorrow.

8. BENEFIT for WOUNDED SOLDIERS: We invite everyone to a fundraiser benefiting wounded Ukrainian soldiers undergoing medical treatment in the U.S. The concert/dance will be held 5:00 p.m. on October 14th at the Ukrainian American Club, 279 King Dr., Southport, CT. Food and beverages may be purchased. Musical entertainment will be provided gratis by a trio from Ukraine that has over 100 concerts in Ukraine’s ATO war zone. $25 tickets are available from Fr. Iura Godenciuc,(203) 865-0388,  Myron Melnyk (203)397-2087 or Carl Harvey (203) 530-8232.

9. USE OF THE FACILITIES: As we are improving the physical plant of the property, the question of the proper protocol for reserving time and space has come up. Simply put, Father is the Administrator and responsible for scheduling. So please, if you have a need, a program, an event, a meeting, whatever the case may be, you are required to communicate with Father Iura as to your needs and time. And please try to make it at least a month in advance. There are numerous things and events going on. Every effort is made to put the events as they are planned on the Church calendar which is posted on the website for your convenience. Thank you for your cooperation in making the Parish more user friendly for everyone.

10. SUMA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 555 George St., New Haven, CT.  Business hours: Tues.  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone (203) 785-8805; Fax: (203) 785-8677

Father Leo Lawrence Goldade, RIP

Word has been received that Father Leo Lawrence Goldade, OSBM, 75, died today, September 27, 2017, in a New York hospital after a long fight with illness. Please, pray for his peaceful repose.

Our Lady of Sorrows and Saint Josaphat, pray for Father Leo, and for us.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

1. WELCOME ALL NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcome in our parish. If someone wishes to join, please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203 865-0388 or our Financial Secretary Natalie Chermak at 203 468-0367.

2. VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s greater glory by Cathy Kolesnik for special intention.

3. FOOD DRIVE: Judy Ellis leads the mercy project which provides food items to the needy. A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. This collection will be taken every week. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thanks for your generous support.

4. St. Michael’s day will be celebrated on November 12, 2017. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets will be available through Luba Dubno. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14-18. Free for students Ridna Shkola, altar boys and for children under 12. We will be running a raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled, please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before our Feast Day. Also we ask to donate cakes for a desert.

5. A note of gratitude: The Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Committee would like to express our deepest gratitude to all New Haven parishioners who volunteered their time and efforts which helped to make our 50th Anniversary a great success. To those who sold admission and raffle tickets those who helped out by working at the stands in Stamford, those dedicated workers of the Pyrohy Project and those who transported the Pyrohy from New Haven to Stamford we say Thank you.

6. ANNUAL STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the Diocese of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contribution.

7. EPARCHIAL FAMILY DAY RETREAT: “The Christian Family in Today’s World” on October 1, 2017, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, St. Mary’s Villa, 150 Sisters Servants Lane, Sloatsburg, NY. Program:  Registration, 9:00 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 10:00 a.m.; Lunch, 12:30 p.m.

Presentations: “The Christian Family in Today’s World!” by Father Bohdan Tymchyshyn, STD, PhD; “The Challenge of Raising Children in a Christian Way in the 21st Century” by Dr. Barbara Lutz; “Strategies for strengthening families and coping with the complexities of family life” by Father Yaroslav Nalysnyk; “How to provide spiritual care for divorced Catholics and broken families in our Eparchy!” by Fr. Martin Canavan.

At 4:00 p.m., a Moleben to the Mother of God with the Rite of Anointing will be prayed.

8. BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dear parishioners. The information in this bulletin is from you and for you. You comprise the bulletin. If you have items of note, please bring them to our attention so that we can let everyone know.

9. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are in the process of cleaning, painting and updating the interiors of the church hall and the Church. Right now we would appreciate volunteers to help with cleaning and painting the walls and rooms in the church hall and the Church. Work crews are being scheduled. Please contact Father Iura with your availability. Your support and help is greatly appreciated and will help preserve the church for the future.

10. ROOF REPAIR FUND ROOF, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLEDGES: Please consider the immediate as well as the long term repair capital improvement projects that are being planned, both now and the future and make a generous contribution to allow us to protect our property. The church hall roof which is 34 years old has developed major leaks. Most of the other roofs especially the sacristy roof has serious problems. These roofs must be repaired to prevent further water damage to our property and we cannot pay for them from regular weekly collection. Roof Repair Fund envelopes as well as the long term Pledge forms are available in the vestibule of our church for your special sacrificial gift. Thank you for helping to keep our physical structures in good condition for our use today and for the next generation tomorrow.

11. USE OF THE FACILITIES: As we are improving the physical plant of the property, the question of the proper protocol for reserving time and space has come up. Simply put, Father is the Administrator and responsible for scheduling. So please, if you have a need, a program, an event, a meeting, whatever the case may be, you are required to communicate with Father Iura as to your needs and time. And please try to make it at least a month in advance. There are numerous things and events going on. Every effort is made to put the events as they are planned on the Church calendar which is posted on the website for your convenience. Thank you for your cooperation in making the Parish more user friendly for everyone.

12. SUMA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 555 George St., New Haven, CT.  Business hours: Tues.  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone (203) 785-8805; Fax: (203) 785-8677.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

1. WELCOME ALL NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcome in our parish. If someone wishes to join, please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203 865-0388 or our Financial Secretary Natalie Chermak at 203 468-0367.

2. FOOD DRIVE: Judy Ellis leads the mercy project which provides food items to the needy. A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. This collection will be taken every week. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thanks for your generous support.

3. ANNUAL STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the Diocese of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contribution.

4. VETERANS POST 33: TODAY there will be a meeting of the Ukrainian –American Veteran Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven. We will begin the meeting immediately following the second Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in Classroom 2. For more information, contact the Post Commander Carl Harvey at 203-389-6076 or crharv384@optimum.net.

5. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: There will be a Parish Council meeting TODAY at noon after the Liturgy. The main topic of discussion will be the planning of St. Michael’s day and other future events.

6. BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dear parishioners. The information in this bulletin is from you and for you. You comprise the bulletin. If you have items of note, please bring them to our attention so that we can let everyone know.

7. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED; We are in the process of cleaning, painting and updating the interiors of the Church hall and the Church. Right now we would appreciate volunteers to help with cleaning and painting the walls and rooms in the church hall and the Church. Work crews are being scheduled. Please contact Father Iura with your availability. Your support and help is greatly appreciated and will help preserve the church for the future.

8. ROOF REPAIR FUND ROOF, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLEDGES: Please consider the immediate as well as the long term repair capital improvement projects that are being planned, both now and the future and make a generous contribution to allow us to protect our property. The Church hall roof which is 34 years old has developed major leaks. Most of the other roofs especially the Sacristy roof has serious problems. These roofs must be repaired to prevent further water damage to our property and we cannot pay for them from regular weekly collection. Roof Repair Fund envelopes as well as the long term Pledge forms are available in the vestibule of our church for your special sacrificial gift. Thank you for helping to keep our physical structures in good condition for our use today and for the next generation tomorrow.

9. USE OF THE FACILITIES: As we are improving the physical plant of the property, the question of the proper protocol for reserving time and space has come up. Simply put, Father is the Administrator and responsible for scheduling. So please, if you have a need, a program, an event, a meeting, whatever the case may be, you are required to communicate with Father Iura as to your needs and time. And please try to make it at least a month in advance. There are numerous things and events going on. Every effort is made to put the events as they are planned on the Church calendar which is posted on the website for your convenience. Thank you for your cooperation in making the Parish more user friendly for everyone.

10. SUMA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 555 George St., New Haven, CT.  Business hours: Tuesday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone (203) 785-8805; Fax: (203) 785-8677.

11. EPARCHIAL FAMILY DAY RETREAT: “The Christian Family in Today’s World” on October 1, 2017, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, St. Mary’s Villa, 150 Sisters Servants Lane, Sloatsburg, NY. Program:  Registration, 9:00 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 10:00 a.m.; Lunch, 12:30 p.m.

Presentations: “The Christian Family in Today’s World!” by Father Bohdan Tymchyshyn, STD, PhD; “The Challenge of Raising Children in a Christian Way in the 21st Century” by Dr. Barbara Lutz; “Strategies for strengthening families and coping with the complexities of family life” by Father Yaroslav Nalysnyk; “How to provide spiritual care for divorced Catholics and broken families in our Eparchy!” by Fr. Martin Canavan.

At 4:00 p.m., a Moleben to the Mother of God with the Rite of Anointing will be prayed.

12. LEAGUE OF UKRAINIAN CATHOLICS: Annual Convention, October 6, 7 and 8. At the Genetti Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, 77 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18701. Information and Registration Forms are in the Church Vestibule. Registration deadline by September 15, 2017 required.

Bishop Paul requests assistance for the hurricane survivors

A Message from the Eparchy of Stamford regarding the hurricane tragedy

Dear Reverend Fathers,

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which devastated many parts of Texas and Florida, as well as some neighboring states, I am, on the directive of His Excellency, Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, asking you to hold a special collection in your parish – as soon as possible – to come to the aid of the many who desperately need it.

We have no doubt that your parishioners, having witnessed the devastation on TV, understand and empathize with those suffering and will recognize the importance of giving support and of being as generous as possible. Please remind them that we are, indeed, our brothers’ keepers!

Please forward the collected funds to the Chancery by the end of September, so that they can be transmitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which will then distribute the monies to those suffering the aftermath of the hurricane devastations.

Fr Ihor
Vicar General of the Eparchy of Stamford