Parish announcements for the week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Pysanka—Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop: The workshop will be held on Sunday April 2, 2017 in the church hall from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. It is open to youth and adults, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your children and grandchildren to learn their heritage. Free to parish youth and Ridna Shkola students.

See flyer for details or call Gloria Horbaty (203) 269-5909 for information. Sponsored by: UNWLA,  Branch 108, the Heritage Center and the CT Ukrainian American Historical Society.

The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptysky will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, April 3, 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.

The Ukrainian National Association, Branch 414-New Haven, will hold their 14th Annual EASTER EGG HUNT on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12 noon on the church grounds. For information see flyer (at church door) or contact Gloria Horbaty at (203) 269-5909.

Next Pyrohy Project Saturday: April  8, 2017. We need your help also on Friday, April 7, 2017 to peel potatoes. Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak for more information.

Parish Mission II: On Sunday April 9 , we will have Father Robert Markovitch giving a Mission in our parish. I would like to see all of our parishioners participate in this Mission in order to prepare themselves spiritually for the upcoming Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

SOROKOUSTY: will be celebrated during Lent on All Souls’ Saturdays, April 1st and 22nd. Please take a book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out. Place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket. Let us remember all our loved ones who have gone to their heavenly reward. Eternal Memory!

Panachyda at the Gravesites: The Panachyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Saturday April 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Cemetery and April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Saturday April  22nd  at 8:30 a.m. we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and Sorokousty.

The Traditional Easter parish “SVIACHENE” will be held on April 30, 2017 in the church hall after the Divine Liturgy at 10:30. We will be running raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before “Sviachene” or on Sunday March 30. Also we ask to donate cakes for desert. Tickets are available through Luba Dubno.

Parish Town Hall meeting scheduled

The parish town hall meeting originally scheduled for March 26th is canceled. It is rescheduled for May 7th. There will be just one (1) Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m. and said in English and Ukrainian.

Immediately following the Liturgy, the Annual Parish Meeting will begin in the Church Hall.

Mark your calendar and plan to come.

Parish announcements this week

1. Sorokousty: will be celebrated during Lent on All Souls’ Saturdays, March 18, April 1, June 3. Please take a book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out. Place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket. Let us remember all our loved ones who have gone to their heavenly reward. Eternal Memory!

2. Lenten Parish Mission: On Sunday, March 19 and April 9 , we will have Father Robert Markovitch giving a Mission in our parish. I would like to see all of our parishioners participate in this Mission in order to prepare themselves spiritually for the upcoming Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

3. Pysanka —Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop —will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in the church hall from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. It is open to youth and adults, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your children and grandchildren to learn their heritage. Free to parish youth and Ridna Shkola students. See flyer for details or call Gloria Horbaty (203)269-5909 for information. Sponsored by: UNWLA,  Branch 108, the Heritage Center and the CT Ukrainian American Historical Society.

4. The Ukrainian National Association, Branch 414, New Haven, will hold their 14th Annual EASTER EGG HUNT on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12 noon on the church grounds. For information contact Gloria Horbaty at (203)269-5909.

5. The next meeting of the Ukrainian American Veterans, Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017. We will begin the meeting immediately after the second Divine Liturgy. The meeting ill be held in Classroom 2. For more information, contact the Post Commander Carl Harvey at (203) 389-6076 or crharv3841@optimum.net.

6. Our next Pyrohy Saturday will be on Saturday, March 18, 2017. We need your help also on Friday 17 to peel potatoes. Please come and help.  See Walter Ushchak for more information.

7. Sales: cabbage with sausage for $10.00 per container, stew with meat and mushrooms for $8.00, pierogies in bags for $12.00 or in container for $5.00.

8. SUMA Federal Credit Union, New Haven Branch, 555 George St., New Haven, CT.   Business hours: Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.,  AND Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone: (203) 785-8805; Fax: (203) 785-8677.

9. Mercy for 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. See Judy Ellis for more information.

Annual Clergy Retreat 2017

Clergy retreat Wappingers Falls, NY Mar 1 2017During the first week of the Great Fast clergy of the Stamford Eparchy attended their annual clergy retreat at Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center in Wappingers Falls, NY.

This year’s retreat master was Father Ihor Boyko, S.T.D., Rector of Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv, Ukraine.

Parish announcements this week

1. The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptysky will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, March 6, 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.

2. The next meeting of the Ukrainian American Veterans, Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017. We will begin the meeting immediately after the second Divine Liturgy. The meeting ill be held in Classroom 2. For more information, contact the Post Commander at (203) 389-6076 or email: crharv3841@optimum.net.

3. SOROKOUSTY: will be celebrated during Lent on All Souls’ Saturdays, March 11, 18, April 1, June 3. Please ask Father Iura for a booklet for the names of the deceased, fill it out. Place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket. Let us remember all our loved ones who have gone to their heavenly reward. Eternal Memory!

4. The Vigil Light: This week vigil light is offered by Dionizia Brochinsky in memory of +Alice Brochinsky.

5. All new announcements for upcoming events should be submitted to rectory office before Tuesday of the week prior to when the event is to be posted in the bulletin.

Parish Announcements this week

1. RECTORY OFFICE will be closed from Monday, February 27, 2017 until Friday, March 3, 2017. Father Iura Godenciuc will be away for Clergy Days.

2. The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptysky will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, March 6, 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.

3. SOROKOUSTY will be celebrated during Lent on All Souls’ Saturdays, March 11, 18, April 1, June 3. Please take a book found in the entrance of the church, fill it out. Place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket. Let us remember all our loved ones who have gone to their heavenly reward. Eternal Memory!

3. All new announcements for upcoming events should be submitted to rectory office before Tuesday of the week prior to when the event is to be posted in the bulletin.

4. We have for sale stuffed cabbage with meat or mushrooms ($18.00 per dozen) cabbage with sausage ($10.00 per container), stew with meat and mushrooms $8.00, pierogies in bags $12.00 or in container $10.00.  See Walter Ushchak after the Liturgy.

5. SUMA Federal Credit Union, New Haven Branch, 555 George St., New Haven, CT.   Business hours: From October 1,2007 Tues.  3:00pm to 7:00 pm., Sat. 9:00am to 12:30 pm . Phone (203) 785-8805; Fax: (203) 785-8677.

6. 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. See Judy Ellis for assistance and more information.

Senator urges clarity in US position with Russia, responds to Ukrainian humanitarian crisis

Yesterday, Sunday, 19 February 2017, Senator Richard Blumenthal of the U.S. Senate, spoke with parishioners and others at St Michael’s regarding political and humanitarian crisis faced in the Ukraine viz. the aggression of Russia. The Senator has visited St. Michael’s Church before to speak on these matters.

You may read the New Haven Register’s article on the meeting.

Senator Richard Blumenthal to address Ukrainian Community

Senator BlumenthalSenator Richard Blumenthal will address our Ukrainian Community on Sunday, February 19th,  at 12 noon in St. Michael’s church hall in New Haven. He will provide an update on important legislation that he is sponsoring in the U.S. Senate in support of Ukraine.

The Senator will also discuss the current administration’s as well as Congress’s changing positions  on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. All are invited to participate in the discussion.

Renewed parish kitchen

parish Kitchen DoneOur KofC Grand Knight Hank Lindgren sent this picture of the renewed parish kitchen with this note:
 
Great job by all the volunteers, almost 50% of the council helping out. Next we tackle our basement room project…
 
New Stove, Stainless steel rolling center island, two new SS tables, new utensils, new lighting and wiring, new floor, paint and more! Should be appreciated by all the kitchen help… Great Job done by all!