Cardinal Lubomyr Husar dies

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

GOD GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST!

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.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

Welcome to Dear parishioners and guests! You are invited, after each Divine Liturgy, to coffee and hard rolls in the church hall. 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 will be 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 Fr. Stepan Yanovsky at (203) 468-0367, or Fr. Ivan Mazuryk at (203) 367-5054.

3. On Sunday, June 4, some of our children will receive First Solemn Holy Communion: Anna Mariya Gali, Bohdan Gildea, Diana Melnyk, Zarek Stacy and Aart C. Van Wilgen. On that Sunday we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky will hold its next regular meeting on 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.

7. 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.

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.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

Welcome to Dear parishioners and guests! You are invited, after each Divine Liturgy, to coffee and hard rolls in the church hall. 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 will be available in the church hall.

2. Falling Asleep in the Lord —David Schwartz. Please remember David in your prayers. Eternal Memory!

3. 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 Fr. Stepan Yanovsky at (203) 468-0367, Fr. Paul Luniw at (860) 583-7588 or Fr. Ivan Mazuryk at (203) 367-5054.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. The first meeting for the 50th Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Monday, May 22nd beginning at 6:30 p.m. His Excellency, Bishop Paul will be in attendance. The meeting will be hosted by: SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 105 Clifton Avenue, Ansonia, CT.

Reserve the date of Sunday, September 10, 2017 —50th Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Festival.

7. On Sunday, June 4, some of our children will receive First Solemn Holy Communion: Anna Mariya Gali, Bohdan Gildea, Diana Melnyk, Zarek Stacy and Aart C. Van Wilgen. On that Sunday we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.

8. The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky will hold its next regular meeting on 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.

Summary of Parish Annual Meeting

Saint Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
Summary of Parish Annual Meeting, May 7, 2017

Opening Prayer by Father Iura

Trustee report from Parish Trustees, Andrew Bamber, Natalie Chermak and Natalia Lyalka. Trustee Andy Bamber as spokesman. Reviewed 2016 Summary Financial Report, copies of report in everyone’s possession. Outlined plans for 2017 with emphasis on budgeting for future major expenses, and/or new capital projects, as well as the Roof Maintenance Account as a restricted account. Also mentioned the other restricted account being the Parish Preservation Fund and the need to grow this endowment for future. Specific financial questions from the audience were clarified as well as review of line items title clarification. Detailed breakdown specifics were made available by KofC member M. Myron.

Status Report by Father Iura.  Presented number of births, Chrismation, marriages, funerals, parishioners who have gone to their eternal rest and families moving out of State as well as the general state of the Parish.

A summary of the maintenance projects for the 2016 calendar year were presented. The Large Kitchen in the Church Hall upgraded to meet current Health Codes as well as making the facility available for rental income, new white perimeter fence, parking lot repaving, repairs, sidewalk and parking lot entrance repaired. One furnace and water heater replaced in rental property. Misc. electrical repairs and upgrades in multiple buildings. Upgrade and repainting of Church Hall basement meeting room conducted by the Knights of Columbus.

A summary of planned projects for the 2017 calendar year were presented. Complete parking lot repaving and drainage cuts as well as parking lot lines to be painted. Repair, replacement of various problem roofs as well as recaulking, repointing and water proofing of the church steeples. Possible climate control for the Church Hall to make it more viable for rental income, Repair to all the fencing on the property damaged by snow plowing. Repairs to be performed by Yale Hospital Services as per parking contract. Repairs to broken sidewalk, handicap ramp door replacement, front door to church repair, Replace damaged carpet in church, Sacristy Hall, Choir loft (wall and ceiling), and Choir stairwell water damage repair. Misc. repairs / replacement to soffits, eaves, gables and water gutters on misc. buildings. Sandblasting and water proofing of Heritage Center basement.

Maintenance Inspection Report created by KofC member Carl Harvey. Inspections to be conducted by volunteers from the KofC.

Immaculate Conception Society Report by Mary Beth Gawron. Presented current state of the Society and their meeting schedule.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

Welcome to Dear parishioners and guests! You are invited, after each Divine Liturgy, to coffee and hard rolls in the church hall.

1. 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.

2. The next meeting of the Ukrainian-American Veteran Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on Sunday, May 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.

3. Father Iura has formed a Church Committee. Members are Natalie Chermak, Nataliya Lyalka, Andrew Bamber, Anna Salemme, Allan Yursha, Walter Ushchak, Halya Lodynsky, Marybeth Gawron, Christine Melnyk, Myron Melnyk, Maxim Thibodeau, Maria Antonyshyn, Michael Muryn, and Carl Harvey. More information on the committee and their work will be given soon. Thank you to the members for their service to the parish.

4. Pyrohy Saturday is coming up. We will be making Pyrohy on Saturday, May 20. Walter Ushchak is seeking help. The project needs your help also on Friday, May 19, to peel potatoes.

5. 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.

6. The City of New Haven Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 28th

The observance this year will feature two wreath-laying ceremonies and a free patriotic concert. At 1:00 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial park on Long Wharf Drive, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the V-shaped monument. At 3:00p.m., the ceremony will be at the World War Memorial Flagpole on the New haven Green. At 5:00 p.m. there will be a FREE patriotic concert featuring Orchestra New England at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts. For more information or to obtain tickets to the concert, contact Carl R, Harvey, Commander UAV Post 33 by calling (203) 389-6076 or by e-mail at crharv3841@optimum.net prior to May 18th.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is risen!!!

1. 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 865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalie Chermak at 468-0367.

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

3. TODAY, we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.  After the Divine Liturgy we will hold our Annual Parish meeting in the church hall. All parishioners are invited to attend.

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. NEXT Pyrohy Saturday: We will be making pyrohy on Saturday, May 20th. We need your help also on Friday, May 19th to peel potatoes . Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak for ways to help this vital parish activity.

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

7. City of New Haven Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 28th

The observance this year will feature two wreath-laying ceremonies and a free patriotic concert. At 1:00 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial park on Long Wharf Drive, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the V-shaped monument. At 3:00 p.m., the ceremony will be at the World War Memorial Flagpole on the New Haven Green.  At 5:00 p.m. there will be a FREE patriotic concert featuring Orchestra New England at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts. For more information or to obtain tickets to the concert, contact Carl R. Harvey, Commander, UAV Post 33 by calling(203)389-6076 or by e-mail at crharv3841@optimum.net prior to May 18th.

8. The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky Council will hold its next regular meeting on 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.

Patriarch’s birthday

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, is pictured in Rome, Feb. 23, 2016. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Today is the 47th birthday of our Patriarch, Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych.

Since March 23, 2011 he has served as the Father of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Offer a prayer for His Beatitude!

Parish announcements this week

PLEASE NOTE: Next Sunday, May 7, 2017 we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.  After the Divine Liturgy- Annual meeting in the church hall. All parishioners are invited to attend.

1. The Traditional Easter parish “SVIACHENE” will be held TODAY in the church hall after Sunday’s Divine Liturgy at 10:30.

2. 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.

3. The Parish Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, May 1, 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.

Parish announcements this week

Dear parishioners and welcomed guests — after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls will be available in the church hall. Please join us for conversation!

1. ROOF REPAIR FUND: We need to repair several roofs on parish buildings. 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 repaired 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. Thank you for your generosity and stewardship.

2. The next meeting of the Ukrainian –American Veteran Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on TODAY, April 23, 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 Carl Harvey at 203-389-6076 or crharv384@optimum.net.

3. The Traditional Easter parish “SVIACHENE” will be held on Sunday, 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, April 30. Also we ask to donate cakes for desert. Tickets are available through Luba Dubno. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 12 and 16. Free for children under 12, students Ridna Shkola and altar boys. We trust that all Parishioners will join in this parish gathering and through their presence attest to cherishing in our hearts a love for one another which builds our PARISH FAMILY.

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

5. An On-going work of Mercy (see Matthew 25) –Feeding the Hungry

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. Thanks to Judy Ellis for organizing this great work.