Bishop Paul celebrates his birth

Today (May 19th), our Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, the Eparch of Stamford, celebrates his birthday.

Bishop was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He entered the novitiate of the Order of St. Basil the Great, the Basilian Monastery in Glen Cove, New York, in November 1982 and professed final vows in Rome on January 1, 1988, ordained to the priesthood on October 1, 1988. He was appointed Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain on April 5, 2002 and ordained bishop on June 11, 2002 by His Beatitude, Lubomyr Cardinal Husar and installed as fourth Eparch of Stamford, February 20, 2006.

Happy birthday, Bishop Paul! Many blessings!

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!

Easter bread (Pascha) 2020

UNWLA branch 108 will be taking orders for Ukrainian Easter bread (pascha). They will be available for pick up on April 4 and 5; there will only be a limited amount available so pre-order your paska now. To place an order call or text Anna at 203-506-1818 or e-mail

108 Biдділ Cоюз Українок буде пекти паски на продаж 4 і 5 Квітня. Прошу замоляти паски в Гані 203-506-1818   


New book: Strangers in a Strange Church

“This mainly young group of people – none of whom are ethnic Ukrainian and many who were not raised Catholic – has breathed new life into not only the shrine community, but the overall Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church in Canada.”

Book spotlights ‘new faces’ in Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada
By Christopher Guly/Special to The Ukrainian Weekly

h/t: Sheptytsky Institute

National Symphony of Ukraine in CT

The National Symphony of Ukraine will be touring the USA. Volodymyr Sirenko is the conductor and performing at UCONN’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The NSU was founded in 1949.

Pre-concert lecture ( included in the ticket price) by Dr Glenn Stanley at 6:15 p.m.

University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Road, Unit 3104, Storrs.

The program includes:

~American Rhapsody, composed by UCONN 2019 Grammy Award-winner Kenneth Fuchs
~Brahms Double Concerto with Sophie Shao, cello and I as soloists
~Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

Ticket prices $15.00 – $45.00
Tickets may be purchased online.

New Britain Ukrainian Festival

Festival at St Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1:00pm-10:00pm, at Polanka-Falcon Field Farmington Avenue, New Britain, CT

Ukrainian Kitchen: (pierogies, stuffed cabbage, borscht…).
Featuring assorted Ukrainian, American, Polish Beers.
Concert, Dance & Zabava by Ensemble “Cheremosh”.

Ticket donation: Advance Sale $5.00 (12 and over).
Purchased at the Gate $8.00

I-84 to Exit 37 at end of the exit turn to New Britain.
Continue straight on Farmington Avenue for about ¾ mile.

Field is on left after Pulaski School.
For more information please call: (860) 225-7340.