Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Cathy Kolesnik for Special Intention.

Dear Parishioners: Slowly, but surely we are seeing a lifting of restrictions on gatherings and wearing of protective items like face masks. The attendance in church is slowly increasing and I welcome you to consider attending Divine Liturgy. I wish to express a special thanks to all of you on behalf of the Parish for your continued support in the strange times that we are living in.. Despite the restrictions placed on your attendance at Divine Liturgy and the various special Liturgical celebrations, your attendance via Facebook, your responses, your thoughts and prayers, your support for parishioners in need as well as the continued financial support that you have mailed in to the Parish is greatly appreciated. Together, with the help of God, we will survive this national crisis and come out of it stronger than ever spiritually and emotionally. May God bless you all. Fr. Iura Godenciuc

If you would like to have Confession or Holy Communion at home, please call the rectory at (203) 865-0388.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

Please turn off your cell phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

We have for sale borsht $5.00 per container, cabbage and sausage $10 per container, chicken $10 per container.

The Knights of Columbus and the men of our parish will be sponsoring a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 9, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. There will be only one Divine Liturgy on that Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We extend an invitation to all mothers of our parish to stop in for breakfast, so that we may honor you.

The Panakhyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Saturday, May 22, at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, May 23, at 1:00 pm at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

Every Sunday you can watch stream live on parish Liturgy on Facebook at 9:00 a.m. in English language and 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy in Ukrainian.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelnewhaven

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 4/25, Sunday of the Paralytic Man
9:00 a.m. +Mary Stacken requested by Judy Ellis
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15, Tone 3

Monday, 4/26, Holy Bishop Martyr Basil
9:00 God’s blessing and health for Iuliana Godenciuc

Tuesday, 4/27, Holy Bishop Martyr Simeon
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 4/28, Holy Apostle Jason and Sosipater
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 4/29, Nine Holy Martyrs of Cyzice
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 4/30, Holy Apostle James
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 5/01, Holy Prophet Jeremiah
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 5/02, Sunday of the Samaritan Women
9:00 a.m. +David Schwartz (4th Anniv.) requested by Barbara Schwartz

Epistle: Acts 11:19-26 and 29-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42, Tone 4

10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish —Easter Sunday according to the Julian Calendar and the Blessing of Easter Foods

Epistle: Acts. 1:1-8
Gospel: John 1:1-17, Tone 4

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Chris Komondy in memory of Henri Heinrich.

If you would like to have Confession or Holy Communion at home, please call the rectory at (203) 865-0388.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

For your own safety and safety of others, please wear a mask in church.

Please turn off your cell phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

We have for sale borsht $5.00 per container, cabbage and sausage $10 per container, chicken $10 per container.

The Knights of Columbus and the men of our parish will be sponsoring a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 9, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. There will be only one Divine Liturgy on that Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We extend an invitation to all mothers of our parish to stop in for breakfast, so that we may honor you.

The Panakhyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Saturday, May 22, at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, May 23, at 1:00 pm at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

We have frozen cabbage with sausage (kapusta and kovbasa) or only cabbage for sale in the church hall.

Every Sunday you can watch stream live on parish Liturgy on Facebook at 9:00 a.m. in English language and 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy in Ukrainian.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelnewhaven.

Dear Parishioners: I wish to express a special thanks to all of you. Despite the restrictions placed on your attendance at Divine Liturgy and the various special Liturgical celebrations, your attendance via Facebook, your responses, your thoughts and prayers, your support for parishioners in need as well as the continued financial support that you have mailed in to the Parish is greatly appreciated. Together with the help of God we will survive this National crisis and come out of it stronger than ever spiritually and emotionally. May God bless you all. Fr. Iura Godenciuc

New Haven’s Sviachene 2021

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, our Parish gathered to pray the Divine Liturgy and then to enjoy a good meal and friendship. The Sviachene was a beautiful time together. We welcomed many new friends to dinner. Blessed be God!

Christ is risen!

More pictures on the Parish Facebook page.

Sunday of the Paralytic

Can you feel it? Can you notice the warmth of the Holy Spirit? We are moving toward the great feast Pentecost. You can feel the dramatic intensity of the praying Church getting ready for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In preparation for receiving the Holy Spirit the Church gives us this weekend the gift of the Sunday of the Paralytic.

Resources from God With Us Online

Don’t miss the April reflection –only one page– by Fr. Vasile Colopelnic, “Developing a Eucharistic Lifestyle.” Fr. Vaisle is a priest the Stamford Eparchy serving in New York State.

There is also the Resurrectional Troparion in Tone 3 to listen to as well as the resources for catechism class.

Prepare for hearing Sunday’s Gospel by listening to the Gospel Reflection.

St. John Chrysostom teaches: “What kind of a cure is this? What mystery does it signify to us?… It was the greatest of gifts, a baptism purging all sins and making people alive instead of dead. These things then are foreshown as in a picture by the pool.… so that those [at the pool] who had learned over and over how it is possible to heal the diseases of the body by water might more easily believe that water can also heal the diseases of the soul.”

St George

“You were true to your name, O warrior George, * for you took the cross of Christ upon your shoulders. * You ploughed well the land made barren by the deceits of the devil; * you rooted out the weeds of idol worship * and planted the vine of the true faith. * Therefore, your healing overflows to the faithful throughout the whole world, * and you have shown yourself to be the righteous gardener of the Trinity. * Pray for peace in the world and salvation for our souls.”

Today is a very special day for Englishmen, Georgians, Ethiopians, Maltese, Aragonese, Catalonians, and the burgesses of Nizhyn, Ukraine!

Blessed name day of our pastor, Father Iura!

Blessed feast of Saint George!

Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women –resources

Three weeks ago we celebrated Pascha. Now we are at the Second Sunday after Easter (April 18, 2021) — the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women. These women pour the oil of our salvation over the bodies of those who belong to Christ Jesus; the oil announces LIFE. Who are these women? Do you know who we are talking about? Scripture reveals to us the names of the women, each with a personal history and each with a mission (like us). They are Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jose, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome. Plus, we have Joseph of Arimathea. Each person here is essential for making the Risen Lord known and loved and followed.

When the women encounter the Risen Lord at the tomb He tells them not to be afraid at the sight of Him and of His announcement: the crucified is now risen. His promise is true; the offer to be united with God is made good, Life is bestowed upon us. The first act of the Risen Lord is to give the women a central mission, a particular service (a diaconia) for the spread of the Gospel: go and tell the disciples and Peter, that crucified Jesus is now risen, He is alive.

The Church understands this biblical narrative of vocation and place in the Way –the Way of the Lord– in generations: the first generation are the Apostles, then the disciples, and the deacons (seen first in the person of Joseph of Arimathea, then the other deacons we read about in the Apostles). No one group can exist without the other because of the particularity of each God-mission given to each person. This mission we speak of, as St John Henry Newman tells us, is the mission given by God is unique, unrepeatable, not transferable, given for a specific purpose. Some are called to be priests, some deacons, some catechists, some nurses, some bakers, some gardeners, some machinists, some writers, some lawyers, etc. The mission the Lord gives us links us to him and those others who have served the Gospel and the Church through 2000 years.

St. Peter Chrysologus speaks of the mission of the Women and the apostles, “The women were first to honor the risen Christ, the apostles first to suffer for him. The women were ready with spices; the apostles prepared for scourges. The women entered the tomb; the apostles would soon enter the dungeon. The women hastened to express their eulogy; the apostles embraced chains for his sake. The women poured oils; the apostles poured out their blood.”

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Katia & Andrew Bamber in memory of Wasylyna Yukash.

For your own safety and safety of others, please wear a mask in church.

Dear parishioners please close your phones during the Divine Liturgy. Your phones make our stream live difficult. Thank you!

Dear parishioners, if you would like to have Confession or Holy Communion please call the rectory at (203) 865-0388.

We have frozen cabbage with sausage (kapusta and kovbasa) or only cabbage for sale in the church hall.

The traditional Easter parish SVIACHENE will be held on April 18, following the Divine Liturgy. We will celebrate only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. 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 “Sviachene” or on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth from 12 to 18. Free for altar boys, and under 12. Also we ask you to donate cakes for desert. We trust that all parishioners will join this parish gathering and through their presence attest to cherishing in our hearts a love for one another which builds our PARISH FAMILY. We will not be selling tickets at the door to parishioners only to guests.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 4/11, Thomas Sunday — Distribution of Artos
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m. +Ivan Godenciuc requested by Maria Antonyshyn

Epistle: Acts 5:12-20
Gospel: John 20:19-31, Tone 1

Monday, 4/12, Our Venerable Father Basil
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 4/13, Holy Priest Martyr Artemon
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 4/14, Our Holy Father Martin, Pope of Rome
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 4/15, Holy Apostles Aristarchus and Pudens
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 4/16, Holy Martyrs Agapia, Irene, and Chionia
2:00 p.m. God’s blessing and health for Anthony and Irena

Saturday, 4/17, Our Venerable Father Simeon
9:00 a.m. No intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 4/18, Sunday of theMyrrh-Bearers Women
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8, Tone 2