2021 Connecticut Ukrainian Day Festival

Bishop Paul Chomnycky and the CT State Ukrainian Day Committee announce the 53rd annual CT State Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford, CT. Please save the date!

On Tuesday, June 22, at 8 PM, the Festival Committee will meet virtually to plan this annual event. We are inviting anyone who would like to be on the planning committee to join this meeting. New people and new ideas are always welcome.

To receive an invitation to this Zoom meeting, please email General Chairman Roman Stanislavskyy at roman.stanislavskyy@eversourse.com

OR Corresponding Secretary Gloria Horbaty at gphorbaty@hotmail.com or 203-269-5909. The invite includes computer and phone connection.

Volunteers needed for Ukrainian Day

Christ is in our midst!

Volunteers are needed for the Ukrainian Day on Sunday at St. Basil’s Seminary.

The Committee will submit letters for students for Community Hours. Please call Gloria Horbaty to volunteer or for information 203-269-5909/cell 203-508-0306.

The committee is in need of help in the following areas:

Outside Serving Area:  12:30 – 2:30   (need 4)

Cashiers – Outside Kitchen Area:  12:00 – 2:00;   2:00 – 3:30;   3:30 – 5:00,   5:00 – 6:30  (need 2 each hour)

Beer Stand:   11:30 – 2:00;   2:00 – 3:30;   3:30 – 5:00;   5:00 – 6:30  (need 2 each hour)

Raffle Stand:  after 1:00 (one hour shifts)

Moon Walk:  after 1:00   – Middle and High School students

Note:  Advance Admission ($5) and Raffle Tickets ($1 each; $5/book) are still available at the New Haven Ukrainian Credit Union from Larissa Swartwout.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

This week’s vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Cathy Kolesnik for God’s blessings and health for Barbara and Patrick Bagley.

During my vacation, you can call Fr. Stepan Yanovski (203) 468-0367, or Fr. Ivan Mazuryk (203) 367-5054. Blessings, Fr. Iura Godenciuc

Today, August 25, we will be having a ceremony in observance of the 28th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. This will take place after the 2nd Divine Liturgy beside the statue of the Blessed Virgin. Coffee and cake will be served in the church hall after the ceremony.

We have for sale frozen pierogies (varenyky) 2 dozen $14.00, borsht $5.00, cabbage and sausage (kapusta and kovbasa) $10.00. You can buy after each Divine Liturgy.

We will make pyrohy for the Ukrainian Festival in Stamford on Saturday, September 7th. Our next pyrohy project  for regular orders will be September 14th. Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak for more information.

The Immaculate Conception Society (Sestretsi) is cordially inviting all St. Michael’s Parishioners and friends to attend its Lasagna Dinner to be held on Sunday, October 6, 12:00 noon, at our Parish church hall. Come to enjoy good food, deserts and the company of parishioners and friends. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and free admission to those under the age of 12. Tickets sellers will be announced at a later date. See the Treasurer, Maria Sobko for more information.

The final festival meeting of the CT State Ukrainian Day Committee will be held on Monday, August 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by: St. Basil’s Seminary, 195 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT. Refreshments will be served promptly at 7 p.m.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL

REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate to the Charities Appeal. Forms are designed for each family of our parish. Attached to the form is an envelope into which you can place your contribution. Please enclose the form with your contribution into the envelope and place it into the collection basket during church services. Kindly make checks payable to the Byzantine Rite Eparchy of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

The Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Committee wishes to invite all parishioners to attend this year’s Ukrainian Day Festival to be held on Sunday, September 8. The Festival will be held on the grounds of St. Basil’s Seminary, 161 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT. Advance general admission tickets are $5.00 per person, 12 and over and are available from Luba Dubno. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $10.00 per person. We also have raffle tickets for sale 5 tickets $5.00. This festival can exist only if volunteers sign up during the day to help out. Please make that effort to volunteer.