Dates for Pierogi Saturdays in 2017

olenaThe Schedule for Pierogi Saturday for 2017:

January – vacation
February – vacation
March 18
April 8 (for Pascha)
May 20
June 17
July – vacation
August – vacation
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

The Pyrohy Project sells the varenyky in the church hall for $6.00 per dozen. Checks payable to “Pyrohy Project.”

More information is noted on the Pierogi page –see the link to the left.

Savor Christmas’ reality

spanish-nativity-of-the-lord-iconWe can catch a glimpse of the Spirit of Christmas as we savor the fellowship enjoyed by our families whose members gather from far and wide to be together for our Christmas Eve Holy Supper. And yet, such fellowship is but a shadow of that divine fellowship enjoyed by all mankind as a result of the Birth of the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. “To all who did accept Him He gave power to become Children of God” (Jn. 1:12) indicates a radical change which this divine fellowship entails: God became human so that human beings might become like unto God.

Therefore, the celebration of Christmas ought to raise certain questions for each one of us. How is my personal life affected? How does the Christmas Event relate to our society with all its challenges? If we travel mentally around the world, what do we see? Violence of all sorts, physical and sexual abuse, violation of the rights of the unborn and defenseless, unconcern for the poor and migrant, abandonment of children and the elderly, the unjust aggressions suffered by Ukraine, the horrific massacres in the Middle East and Africa, are a fraction of our society’s illness which should cause us to wonder if the story of Christmas will ever succeed in getting across to all people its principal message. That message is simply that the salvation of each of us must be through love and in love. This fantastic message of Christmas is, for very many, the greatest secret still yet to be fathomed: God’s love for all has been revealed in the Word made flesh!

The US Ukrainian Catholic Bishops
Christmas Letter 2016, excerpts

Christmas Bazaar 2016

st-michael-christmas-fairThe Christmas Bazaar begins on Saturday, December 3, 9am to 1pm, it will also be open December 10, 17 and 18. Since our Gift Shop is small and has a very limited selection of gifts to display, you are encouraged to visit the gift shop prior to these dates to view the online catalogues of our vendors and then order the gifts you really want to give this year.
All orders must be placed prior to December 6th to get them back in time to be picked up on December 17.
No food will be sold at this Bazaar.