Parish announcements this week

Christ is risen!

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at (203) 865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Dionizia Brochinsky in memory of +Evdokia Palazij.

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

Our next Pyrohy Project Saturday will be June 16. Please place an order, and come and help. We have great fun. Let others know about our delicious Pyrohy. Call your order in by Tuesday: Larissa Swartwout 203-248-9767; Anna Smigelski 860-302-2176; Anya Rohmer-Hanson 475-655-2141. You may also email your Pyrohy (pierogi) order: orderpyrohynh@gmail.com Please include your name, phone number and quantity of Pyrohy.

Ostap Volovymyrovych Yednak unaffiliated member of Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) invites you to an open discussion on current events in Ukraine. Mr. Yednak’s bilingual presentation will be held on Sunday May 27 at 12:00 noon in our church hall.

Revived Soldiers Ukraine presents Charitable concert on June 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Place: Ukrainian Catholic Seminary 195 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT 06902. Special Guest: Oksana Mukha. All funds collected will go to support Ukrainian wounded serviceman medical needs. Tickets $30.00 at the door or on website:wwwrsukarine.org/events. Coffee and pastry will be provided.

We have frozen Pyrohy for sale while supplies last. More information can be read here: http://stmichaelukrainian.org/pierogies/

KOVBASA: The Knights of Columbus Parish Council have Fresh ¾ kovbasa with 1 + (one) pound of fresh cooked cabbage with a vegetable mix. A good meal for two people. Also just vegetable for $7.00. The meals will cost $10.00. Please pre-order to ensure that we make enough for everyone. Please call 203-789-9554 only and leave a message with your order.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, June 4, 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 they do and what you can do with them for your parish.

PANAKHYDA AT THE GRAVESITES: The Panakhyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Sunday May 20 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory to make appointments.

Peter Struk fell asleep in the Lord

Peter Struk, 94, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the MidState Medical Center, Meriden with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 70 years to Melanie Horn Struk. Peter was born on June 3, 1923 in Brzezany, Village of Litiatyn, Region of Galizien, Ukraine and was the son of the late Jacob and Chyma Slywka Struk. Peter was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #79, and worked as an installation technician for Atlantic Floor Covering in New Haven until his retirement. He was an avid gardener and a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church for many years. Father of Peter H. (Victoria) Struk and the late Anna E. Struk. Grandfather of Peter A. and Sarah Struk.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. with Father Iura Godenciuc. Family and friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

Prayers for God’s mercy on Peter and his eternal memory.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is risen!

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Fathe Iura Godenciuc at (203) 865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

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

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is given to God’s glory and is offered by Stuart and Margaret Maybury in memory of Helen Brezicki.

ASLEEP IN THE LORD: Please remember +Peter Struck in your prayers. ETERNAL MEMORY!

Our next Pyrohy Project Saturday will be May 19. Please place an order, and come and help. We have great fun. Let others know about our delicious Pyrohy.  Call your order in by Tusday: Larissa Swartwout (203) 248-9767; Anna Smigelski (860) 302-2176; Anya Rohmer-Hanson (475) 655-2141. 

You may also email your pyrohy (pierogi) order: orderpyrohynh@gmail.com

***please include your name, phone number and quantity of pyrohy (pierogi).More information can be read here: http://stmichaelukrainian.org/pierogies/

We have frozen pyrohy for sale while supplies last. 

KOVBASA: The Knights of Columbus Parish Council will be making Fresh ¾ kovbasa and fried with 1 (one) pound of fresh cooked cabbage with a vegetable mix. A good meal for two people. The meals will cost $10.00. Please preorder to ensure that we make enough for everyone. Please call (203) 789-9554 only and leave a message with your order.   

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: The parish Traditional Mother`s Day Breakfast will be held on May 13 after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (note: only one  (1) Divine Liturgy) in our church hall. All women of our parish are invited. The breakfast is hosted, sponsored and served by the Knights of Columbus parish council. We look forward to seeing you. 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018 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 they do and what you can do with them for your parish.

PANAKHYDA AT THE GRAVESITES: Father Iura will pray the Panakhyda Service at the gravesites will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Cemetery (North Haven) and on Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Cemetery (West Haven). Please call the rectory to make appointments.

Divine Liturgy for Deceased UNA-414 members

On Sunday, April 29, the 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy will be offered for the deceased members of the Ukrainian National Association (UNA) Branch 414. 

We gather to pray to God for these, our friends, and their eternal memory.

Join in prayer.

The Ukrainian National Association (UNA) was started in 1894 in Shamokin, PA, by a Ukrainian Catholic priest as a fraternal benefit society responding to a familial and societal crisis as many Ukrainian men were dying in the coal mines leaving women with children destitute. As a fraternal organization it was established to help families bury the dead and to provide basic income for the family. Today, the UNA is present in 16 states with a portfolio of modern financial products including permanent and term life insurance, annuities, IRAs and financial planning.

The UNA publishes two weekly newspapers —the Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly. There is also the The Ukrainian National Foundation, Inc. (UNF), to support youth and senior citizen initiatives which promote artistic and cultural exchanges (including Soyuzivka Heritage Center). More information may be read here: http://ukrainiannationalassociation.org

Parish announcements this week

Christ is risen!

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

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is  offered to God’s glory by family in memory of +Frances Dmyterko.

Ukrainian Women`s League of America-New Haven #108 is hosting a book review by Fr. Bohdan Prach, rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Fr. Prach will provide a Ukrainian –language presentation of his new book “The Clergy of the Peremyshl Eparchy and the Apostolic Administration of Lemkivshchyna” on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George St., New Haven. 

KOVBASA: The Knights of Columbus Parish Council made fresh ¾ Kovbasa and fried with 1 (one) pound of fresh cooked cabbage with a vegetable mix. They were made on April 21. A good meal for two people. These meals are available today. The meals will cost $10.00.

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: The parish Traditional Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held on May 13, 2018 after the 9:00 Divine Liturgy (only one Divine Liturgy) in our church hall. All women of our parish are invited. The breakfast is hosted, sponsored and served by the Knights of Columbus Parish council. We look forward to seeing you. 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, May 7, 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 they do and what you can do with them for your parish.

Archbishop Stefan Soroka resigns

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Archbishop Stefan Soroka today, Monday, April 16, 2018, of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (U.S.A.) and appointment of the Apostolic Administrator seat vacant of the same archeparchy.

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of the pastoral government of the archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (U.S.A.) presented by Archbishop Stefan Soroka.

At the same time, the Pope appointed as Apostolic Administrator vacant seat of the Philadelphia Archeparchy of the Ukrainians (U.S.A.) Bishop Andriy Rabiy, titular Bishop of Germaniciana, auxiliary of the same archeparchy. Bishop Rabiy was born in Lviv, Ukraine, on October 1, 1975.

Bishop Rabiy holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (1999) and a licentiate in Canon Law (2008) from Catholic University of America; and a Master of Divinity degree (2002), from the Dominican House of Studies, in Washington D.C.

After ordination, Rabiy held pastoral assignments at St. Michael the Archangel parish, Hillsborough, New Jersey, and at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2002-2005. Other assignments after ordination include: pastor of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Reading, 2008-present; coordinator, Sexual Abuse Prevention and Youth Protection Office, 2008-2015; member, Administrative Board, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, 2008-2017; vicar general, 2009-present; vice-chancellor, 2009-present; member, Archeparchial College of Consultors, 2009-present; member, Archeparchial Presbyteral Council, 2011-2017.

On August 8, 2017, Pope Francis named Father Andriy Rabiy as auxiliary bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Archbishop Stefan Soroka was born on November 13, 1951 in Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, Canada. He received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work (1973) and a Masters in Social Work (1978) from the University of Manitoba. His seminary formation was undertaken at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, Washington, D.C. At the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., he earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (1978) and a Doctorate in Social Work in 1985.

He was ordained a priest on June 13, 1982, for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg at Saints Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, Winnipeg.

Assignments after priestly ordination included: assistant priest, Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Winnipeg, 1984-1986; parish priest, Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption, Portage la Prairie, Canada, 1986-1987; parish priest, St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, Winnipeg, 1987-1995; chaplain, St. Josaphat Council, Knights of Columbus, 1986-1989; chaplain, St Anne Council, Knights of Columbus, 1987-1995; chaplain, National Executive, Ukrainian Catholic Youth of Canada, 1989-1992; vocations director, Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, 1985-2000; state chaplain, Knights of Columbus, Manitoba State Council, 1989-1992; judge, Archeparchial Marriage Tribunal, 1984-1993; vice-chancellor, Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, 1985-1994; chancellor, Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, 1994-1996; econom, Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, 1994-1998.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is risen!

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

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is given to God and dedicated for all the deceased of the Waselik family offered by Family.

SVIACHENE: The traditional Easter parish “SVIACHENE” will be held on April 15. On that day we will have only ONE (1) 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 give it to Anya Hanson. We ask to donate cakes for desert. Tickets are available through Luba Dubno. Tickets are: adults $20, youth between 12 to 16 $10, under 12 and altar boys and Ridna Shkola students free.     

Ukrainian Women’s League of America-New Haven #108 is hosting a book review by Fr. Bohdan Prach, rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Fr. Prach will provide a Ukrainian –language presentation of his new book, The Clergy of the Peremyshl Eparchy and the Apostolic Administration of Lemkivshchyna,  on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 pm in St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George St., New Haven. 

We will be making Pyrohy on April 21 to fill our orders. Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak as to how to volunteer.                                     

KOVBASA: The Knights of Columbus Parish Council will be making fresh ¾ kovbasa and fried with one (1) pound of fresh cooked cabbage with a vegetable mix. A good meal for two people. These meals will be available when you pick up your pyrohys on April 21. The meals will cost $10.00. Please preorder to ensure that we make enough for everyone. Please call 203-789-9554 only and leave a message with your order.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Ukrainian Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, May 7, 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 they do and what you can do with them for your parish.

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: The parish Traditional Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held on May 13, 2018 after the 9:00 Divine Liturgy (Only One Divine Liturgy) in our church hall. All women of our parish are invited. The breakfast is hosted, sponsored and served by the Knights of Columbus Parish council. We look forward to seeing you.

Easter Dinner – Sviachene April 15

The Parish is hosting the annual Easter Dinner – Sviachene on April 15.

Our dinner will follow the 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. There is only one (1) Divine Liturgy today.

Tickets available from Luba Dubno after the Liturgy.

Donation
Adults: $20.00
Youth (12-16): $10.00
Children under 12, Altar Servers and Ridna Shkola are free.

Ábel Szocska appointed eparchial bishop in Nyìregyháza, Hungary

On April 7, 2018, the Holy Father appointed as eparchial bishop of Nyìregyháza [Hungary] Rev. Fr. Ábel Szocska, O.S.B.M., 45, currently apostolic administrator sede vacante of the same eparchy
 
Fr. Ábel Szocska, O.S.B.M., was born on 21 September 1972 in Vinohradiv, Ukraine, region of Trascarpatica. After his elementary studies in Ukraine and theological studies in Budapest at the Theological Institute of Religious Orders, he entered the Order of Saint Basil the Great in 1996.
 
On 30 September 2001 he was ordained a priest. On 16 February 2008 he was elected as provincial of the Basilian Fathers in Hungary and was re-elected in 2015.
 
On 1 November 2015 the Holy Father appointed him as apostolic administrator sede vacante of the eparchy of Nyìregyháza, without episcopal character, but with the right to participate in the Council of Hierarchs.
May God grant Bishop Ábel many years!