Mission Days –Ascension to Pentecost 10

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)

Missionary tasks.

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.

Holy Communion Sunday

Holy Communion Sunday
June 4, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

The following children, will receive Holy Communion in a formal way in our church on Sunday June 4, 2017 at the 10:30 am Mass:

Anna Mariya Gali
Bohdan Gildea
Diana Melnyk
Zarek Stacy
Aart C. Van Wilgen V

Today our prayers are with and for the Communicants who will approach the altar, and solemnly to receive the Mystery of the Eucharist.

This is a memorable day in the life of a child and they will recall it often as the years pass!

Children, will often receive into their hearts Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Remember His promise that He will be with us to comfort and guide us in our daily lives. He is your best friend and will never let you down.

God bless and protect our Communicants their parents, grandparents, and godparents who raised them up in the love of Christ. Blessings, too, upon their teacher Halya Lodynsky.

Parents, keep bringing them to the Divine Liturgy every Sunday. It is the sacred duty of parents to provide not just the material well-being of their children but also for the spiritual well-being, upon which depends their eternal life.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is Risen – Indeed He is Risen!
Christos Anesti! – Alithos Anesti!
Christos voskrese – Voistinu voskres!
Al Maseeh Qam! – Haqqan Qam!
Christus resurrexit! – Vere resurrexit!

Sunday, 6/04/17 Holy and Glorious Pentecost
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12, Tone 7

Monday, 6/05/17 Monday of the Holy Spirit
9:00 a.m. Special Intention

Tuesday, 6/06/17 Venerable Father Bessarion the Wonderworker
8:00 a.m. no intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 6/07/17 Holy Hieromartyr Theodotus
8:00 a.m. no intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 6/08/17 Transfer of the Holy Relics of the Holy Great Martyr Theodore
8:00 a.m. no intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 6/09/17 Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
8:00 a.m. no intention for the Divine Liturgy
7:00 p.m. Moleben to Jesus Christ

Saturday, 6/10/17 Holy Priest-Martyr Timothy, Bishop of Prussa
8:00 a.m. no intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 6/11/17 First Sunday after Pentecost —Sunday of All Saints
9:00 a.m. Special Intention
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Hebrews 11:33-12:2
Gospel: Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30, Tone 8

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

Welcome to Dear parishioners and guests! To register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalie Chermak at 468-0367.

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

2. From May 20 to June 20 the rectory office will be closed. Father Iura Godenciuc will be on vacation. In case of emergency please call Father Stepan Yanovsky at (203) 468-0367, or Father Ivan Mazuryk at (203) 367-5054.

3. 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. Thank you for your generosity.

4. ROOF REPAIR FUND: Please make a generous contribution to allow us to repair the leaking roof of the Church Hall and other roof structures adjoining the Church and the Hall. These roofs must be repaid to prevent serious water damage to our property and we cannot pay for them from regular weekly collection. Roof Repair Fund envelope 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.

5. The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky will hold its next regular meeting TOMORROW, Monday, June 5, 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 can do for our parish.

6. The NEXT Pyrohy Saturday is June 17th. We need your help also on Friday June 16th, to peel potatoes. Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak as to how you can help.

7. A Kielbasa Dinner for sale by the Knights of Columbus parish 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 for only $10.00. These meals will be available when you pick up your pyrohy’s on June 17. Please preorder to ensure that we make enough for everyone. Please call (203) 789-9554 only and leave a message with your order.

8. The next meeting of the Ukrainian –American Veteran Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2017. 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 at 203-389-6076 or crharv384@optimum.net.

Mission Days –Ascension to Pentecost 9

Day 9 – Saturday

Read: Gospel of John 21:15–25

Prayer. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup over ows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 22(23))

Missionary tasks.

1. Personal/Family. This evening let us especially pray for our pastor or parish administrator and all our clergy, thank God for their ministry.

2. Parish. Let us give special attention to those in our Church who work in missionary territory or are engaged in various chaplaincies. Pastors, try to follow the work of the Pastoral-missionary department of the UGCC and inform our faithful about the life of our Church in those areas where we have no formal ecclesial structure.

3. Beyond the parish. Today-tomorrow let us make a donation to sup- port the missionary activity of our Church and our eparchy.

Mission Days –Ascension to Pentecost 8

Day 8 – Friday

Read: Gospel of John 17:18–24

Prayer. For You, Lord, are the help of the helpless, the hope of those without hope, the Savior of the storm-tossed, the haven of those at sea, the physician of the sick. Be all things to all people, O You Who know each one and their request, each household and its needs. Deliver, O Lord, this city (this village, this monastery), and every city, town and village, from famine, plague, earthquake, flood, fire, sword, foreign invasion and civil war. (Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great)

Missionary tasks.

1. Personal/Family. Over the past year how have I done good to a neighbor in need? As a family let us resolve to engage in some form of charitable works once a month for the benefit of someone who lives close and is in need.

2. Parish. Let us frequently inform our parishioners about di erent social ministry initiatives in our parish. Let us keep the community informed about parish members who are in need (especially the elderly who live alone). Let us encourage our parish youth to organize and implement some initiative for the bene t of the needy on the territory of our parish.

3. Beyond the parish. Let us look if among my neighbors there isn’t some individual or family that is in dire need. Let us try to help this person, these persons, with a kind word, with some concrete assistance.

Mission Days –Ascension to Pentecost 7

Day 7 – Thursday

Read: Gospel of John 16:23–33

Prayer. Remember, O Lord, the people here present and those who are absent for just causes, and have mercy on them and on us according to the multitude of Your mercy. Fill their store-houses with every good thing; preserve their marriages in peace and concord; nourish the infants, guide the young, strengthen the aged; com- fort the fainthearted; gather the scattered; bring back the wayward, and join them to Your holy, catholic and apostolic Church. (Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great)

Missionary tasks.

1. Personal/Family. Let us make an exam- ination of conscience regarding our personal prayer and our common prayer as a family. Today-tomorrow I will pray for the health and salvation of each family member, neighbor, friend, co-worker.

2. Parish. Let us nd some new way to advertise our parish services (bill-boards, social media, pamphlets…). Let is help parish prayer groups and additional members.

3. Beyond the parish. If we know someone who does not go regularly to church, let us invite them to join us. If they decline, let us ask them if we can pray for any special intention on their behalf.

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar dies

His Beatitude, Cardinal Lubomyr Husar fell asleep in the Lord at 6:30 pm (Kyiv time), Wednesday, May 31, 2017.


January 26, 2001 – February 10, 2011 he served as a Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Born in Lviv, Ukraine, on February 26, 1933, Lubomyr Husar fled from Ukraine with his parents in 1944, ahead of the advancing Soviet army. He spent the early post-World War II years among Ukrainian refugees in a displaced persons camp near Salzburg, Austria. In 1949, he emigrated with his family to the United States of America. From 1950 to 1954, he studied at St. Basil’s College (Ukrainian) Seminary in Stamford, Connecticut. He continued his studies at Catholic University of America in Washington DC, and at Fordham University in New York. He was ordained a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest of the Eparchy of Stamford on March 30, 1958. From 1958 to 1969 Fr. Husar taught at St. Basil’s College Seminary, and also between 1966 and 1969 was the pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish in Kerhonkson, New York. In 1969, Fr. Lubomyr went to Rome, where he earned a doctorate in Dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Urbanian University in 1972.

During his stay in Rome he joined the Ukrainian Studite monastic community at the Studion Monastery not far from Castelgandolfo, Italy, and was elected hegumen (superior) of the monastery in 1974. He was consecrated a bishop in 1977 in the Studion monastery chapel in Castelgandolfo by Patriarch Josyf Cardinal Slipyj. He was named Archimandrite (Abbot) of the Studite Monks in Europe and North America in 1978. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, he returned to his native country and served as spiritual director of the newly re-established Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv. In 1994, he established a new Studite monastery near Ternopil, Ukraine. The Synod of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishops elected him Exarch of the Archiepiscopal Exarchy of Kyiv-Vyshhorod in 1995.

In 1996, the Synod elected him as auxiliary bishop with special administrative delegated authority to His Beatitude Myroslav Ivan Cardinal Lubachivsky, Major Archbishop of Lviv. Upon the death of Cardinal Lubachivsky on December 14, 2000, Pope John Paul II named Bishop Husar apostolic administrator of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Lviv.

In January of 2001, the Synod elected him Major Archbishop of the Church and Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The following month, he was named a cardinal by Pope John Paul II. In 2001, Cardinal Husar along with the Catholic bishops, clergy and faithful of Ukraine welcomed Pope John Paul II on his first visit to a former Soviet Republic. His Beatitude also became the first Chancellor of the newly established Ukrainian Greek Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. Under his leadership in August 21, 2005, the major archiepiscopal see of Kyiv-Halych was officially transferred to Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. On 10 February 2011 Pope Benedict XVI announced that he has accepted the resignation of His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar, father and head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and major archbishop of Kyiv-Halych in accordance with 126 § 2 of the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches.

Mission Days –Ascension to Pentecost 6

Day 6 – Wednesday

Read: Gospel of John 16:15–23

Prayer. In the morning, we were lled with Your mercy, and we rejoiced and were glad in all our days. Let us be glad in return for the days when You humbled us, the years when we saw evils. Look upon Your servants and upon Your work and guide their children. May the radiance of the Lord our God be upon us, and direct the work of our hands for us; direct the work of our hands. (Psalm 90(89):14–17)

Missionary tasks.

1. Personal/Family. Let us ask ourselves as a family, what have we done over the past year to help our parish grow. Let us go to our pastor and tell him what personal responsibility I am ready to take upon myself in the life of the parish.

2. Parish. Let us think about how volunteers are organized in our parish and what we might do better, so that our parishioners recognize their personal responsibility for the life of the parish community.

3. Beyond the parish. I will tell others what my responsibility is in the parish and why I go to my parish (what I like the most about it).