Prayer intention of Pope Francis, May 2020

We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.
Through the intercession of St Stephen and St Lawrence, let pray for the deacons and for the Church.

Marking 34 years since Chornobyl

Today, Sunday 26 April 2020, history marks 34 years since the world’s worst nuclear disaster – Chornobyl.

Let us commemorate the victims and honor their memory with prayer.

Eternal memory!
Vichnaya Pamyat!

Olga (Alice) Mackew, 108, asleep in the Lord

We are sad to announce the falling asleep in the Lord of Olga (Alice) Mackew, 108, yesterday morning at Mary Wade Home.

The funeral arrangements are pending.

In your charity, please pray for the intercession of Mary, the Great Mother of God for the eternal rest of Olga and the consolation of her family.

May Olga’s memory be eternal.

Iconography 4 Kids

The Office of Religious Education of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma produced a series with Father Marek Visnovsky who will be talking about how icons are made and the symbolism behind each stage of the process – for kids!

Horizons Media produced the video.

Excellent intro, even for adults.

Re-Consecration of the USA to Our Lady

We would like to make you aware of the attached letter from Archbishop Jose Gomez, President of the USCCB, regarding the Re-Consecration of the United States to Our Lady, under the title of Mary, Mother of the Church, on 1 May, in union with the Bishops of Canada.

This act of consecration is an occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of all those who face the effects of the corona pandemic.

The bishops invite all to join in this act of re-consecration of our nation to Mary, Mother of the Church.

The prayers will be made available soon.

Petrusia Mokrycki eternal memory

Petrusia Mokrycki a frequent contributor to Ukrainian things on Facebook died suddenly in an accident last Sunday in Palm Harbor Florida. Originally from Hartford, Patty was the former trustee to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hartford during its centennial celebration in 2011. May she rest in peace. Eternal memory.

Pascha Liturgy, 2020, Julian Calendar

“Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.” (Paschal Troparion-hymn)

The Light Has Come!
Christ is Risen!
Christos Anesti!
Christus resurrexit!
Al-Masseh Qam!
Christos Voskrese!