2018 Christmas Bazaar opens

The 2018 Christmas Bazaar Ukrainian Heritage Center

The Ukrainian Heritage Center’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday December 8, Sunday December 9, Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16 in the Heritage Center Gift Shop from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This offers you an excellent opportunity to purchase, at very reasonable prices, the Ukrainian gifts and cards (for Christmas and other special occasions) that you would like to give to family members, friends, co-workers or the teachers of your children.

On Sundays only, please enter the Heritage Center through the front door of the building.

Chrystos Razhdayetsya!

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

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.

PARISH COFFEE HOUR: 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 the Czabala Family for God’s blessing and health for Brandon and Andrue Aponte.

Asleep in the Lord: +Wasyl Jureczko, please remember him in your prayers. Eternal Memory!

PHILIP’S FAST, ПИЛИПІВКА, the pre-Christmas fast which began on November 15 – the day after the feast of St. Philip – is a 40 day period of spiritual preparation for the celebration of the Nativity/Theophany cycle of the church year. It was once a period of strict fasting which has now been changed to a period of voluntary fasting and works of penance and charity.

Pyrohy Project: We will make Pyrohy on Saturday, December 15, 2018. We need your help to peel potatoes on Friday and to make Pyrohy on Saturday. Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak for more information.

If someone would like to buy a frozen pierogies (varenyky) during the week please call the rectory at (203) 865-0388.

STUFFED CABBAGE will be available for Christmas by calling the rectory at 203-865-0388 and placing your order for either buckwheat, meat or mushroom stuffed cabbage. Please see Fr. Iura for details.

Parish Council meeting was held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Updates were given concerning the various ongoing projects in our parish. A round table discussion followed. The next meeting will be held on February 4, 2019. All parishioners are invited.

From the Ukrainian Heritage Center (New Haven) 2018 Christmas Bazaar:

The Ukrainian Heritage Center’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 8, Sunday, December 9, Saturday, December 15 and Sunday December 16 in the Heritage Center Gift Shop from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This offers you an excellent opportunity to purchase, at very reasonable prices, the Ukrainian gifts and cards (for Christmas and other special occasions) that you would like to give to family members, friends, co-workers or teachers of your children. On Sundays only, please enter the Heritage Center through the front door of the building.

Ukrainian Women’s League of New Haven Branch 108 will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday December 9, Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16, after each Divine Liturgy between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pshenytsia (wheat) for kutia will be available. On December 16th and 17th we will also have baked goods. Donations of Ukrainian or holiday items would be greatly welcome. (Please bring to church hall.) For more information, contact Anna Salemme (203) 934-6520 or Larissa S. (203) 248-9767.

Wasyl Jureczko fell asleep in the Lord

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Wasyl Jureczko  fell asleep in the Lord. He was 92 and a longtime and faithful member of the Parish.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Jureczko:

The Wake at Lupinski Funeral Home, 821 State Street, New Haven, on Monday, 8 – 9:15 a.m.

The Funeral Liturgy will be served at 10:00 a.m. at the Parish. Burial at All Saints Cemetery.

Mr. Jureczko’s obit can be read here.

Please pray for the soul of Mr. Jureczko and his wife Mary who predeceased him, and for the comfort of his family and friends who mourn is passing. May Wasyl Jureczko’s memory be eternal.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s greater glory by Kolesnik Family in memory of Walter, Mary, Lillian and John.

ASLEEP in the LORD: Jenny Patrylak. Please remember Jenny in your prayers. ETERNAL MEMORY!

PARISH COFFEE HOUR: Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, coffee and hard rolls are available in the church hall.

If someone would like to buy a frozen pierogies (varenyky) during the week please call the rectory at (203) 865-0388. More information can be read here: http://stmichaelukrainian.org/pierogies/

Our next PYROHY SATURDAY will be on December 15. We need your help to peel potatoes on Friday and to make Pyrohy on Saturday. Please come and help —see for more Walter Ushchak for ways to help.

All donations and contributions must be received by Sunday, December 30th to be recorded on the annual statement for the year 2018.

STAMFORD EPARCHY CHARITIES APPEAL

REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the BYZANTINE RITE DIOCESE OF STAMFORD.  DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE IN STAMFORD. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

Parish Council meeting: will take place on Monday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. in the Holy Name Room. Topics: Update on the Church parking lots, updates on handicap ramp for the church hall, physical plant improvement, a general update on the State of the Parish, review plans for calendar of events for the balance of the year. All members are invited.

SESTRECHI: the next regular monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, December 2, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in the church hall classroom. There will be an Akathist to the Mother of God will be prayed prior to the Liturgy.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus Blessed Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, December 3, after the Parish Council meeting. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

CELL PHONES: Please, please, please, turn off your cell phones when you come to the Divine Liturgy. If you are expecting an emergency call, please put your phone on vibrate and go outside to answer. Also, please stop using your cell phone during the Divine Liturgy. This is for the benefit of all. Thank you.

BULLETIN UPDATES: Dear parishioners, as you may have noticed there have been some changes and improvements to our parish bulletin. In a continuing effort to make the bulletin more parishioner friendly, I call upon you to let me know what else you would like to see and or change. As always, I appreciate the various informational materials that you have provided and I am looking forward to your continued responses. Thank you, Father Iura.

Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst

VIGIL LIGHT: This week vigil light is offered to God’s greater glory by Chris Komondy all deceased of Komondy family.

The Ukrainian Ridna Shkola has started classes. Instruction takes place each Saturday from 9:30-11:30. Religious instruction is from 11:30-12:30. Special thanks to Halia Lodynsky for her ongoing work with our children. For more information please contact her at 203-494-6278.

St. Michael’s Day will be celebrated on November 11. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. After the Divine Liturgy, we will have a dinner and short program. All parishioners are cordially invited to this celebration. Tickets are available through Miss Luba Dubno. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14 and 18. Free for students Ridna Shkola, altar boys and for children under 12. We will be running a raffle. If you would like to donate any items to be raffled, please bring them to our church hall on Sundays before our Feast Day. Also we ask for donations for dessert.

We will make pyrohy on Saturday, October 20. We need your help to peel potatoes on Friday and to make pyrohy on Saturday. Please come and help. See Walter Ushchak for more information.

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

***please include your name, phone number and quantity of pyrohy (pierogi).

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL

REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate for the Charities Appeal. Please make your check payable to the BYZANTINE RITE DIOCESE OF STAMFORD.  DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE IN STAMFORD. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

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

The October meeting of the Ukrainian-American Veterans Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on Sunday, October21, 2018. We will begin the meeting immediately after the second Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in Classroom 2. For more information, contact the Post Commander at 203-389-6076 or charv3841@optimum.net.

October meeting of the Ukrainian-American Veterans

The October meeting of the Ukrainian-American Veterans Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. We will begin the meeting immediately after the second Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in Classroom 2. For more information, contact the Post Commander at 203-389-6076 or crharv3841@optimum.net

Holodomor Remembrance New York City Bus Trip

Holodomor Remembrance New York City Bus Trip
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bus Itinerary

Pickup —9:30am-Ikea Parking Lot (rear)-Brewery Street, New Haven

Arrival —12noon -Drop off-East Village-2nd Avenue and East 7th Street, New York City

Agenda

12:00 noon-3:00pm —Ukrainian Museum 222 East 6th Street
-Adults-$8.00/Seniors and Students-$6.00

3:00pm —Pick Up and Drop off-East Village to St Patrick Cathedral, Fifth Avenue (Between 50th and 51st Street New York City)

4:00pm —Holodomor Memorial Service at St Patrick Cathedral

6:00pm —Pickup to return to New Haven

Adults $40.00 per person
Students $20.00 per person

To reserve seats, please contact ASAP:

Maria Antonyshyn 203-795-6959

Natalie Fedoriw-Cybriwsky Asleep in the Lord

On Wednesday morning, October 3, 2018, Natalie Fedoriw-Cybriwsky, fell asleep in the Lord. She was 96 years old.

The wake Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Panachyda will be at 7 p.m.

Lesko and Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield, CT.

The Funeral Liturgy will be at the parish on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10 a.m.

You may read the full obituary here: https://leskopolkefuneralhome.com/tribute/details/321/Natalie-Cybriwsky/obituary.html#tribute-start

Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

May the Holy Theotokos assist Natalie before the Throne of Grace.

May Natalie’s memory be eternal.

Latin Mass on September 30 in New Haven

On Sunday, 30 September, the Missa Cantata will be offered at 2:00 p.m. It is the external feast St Michael the Archangel.

The music for the Mass will include the Gregorian chant proper for Michaelmas (“Benedicite Dominum omnes gentes”), the chant Mass IV ordinary (“Cunctipotens Genitor Deus”), and organ music by Eugène Gigout and Charles Tournemire.

PAX!