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!

Wasylyna Yukash fell asleep in the Lord

Wasylyna Yukash, 96, fell asleep in the Lord at her home on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm Street, New Haven, on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Father Iura will pray the Panachyda service at 7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Liturgy will be served at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George Street, Friday, April 6, 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Yukash’s obituary may be read here.

May Wasylyna’s memory be eternal!

Holy and Great Friday Procession at the Parish 2018

Yesterday, those in attendance at the Holy and Great Friday service for the adoration and veneration of the Holy Shroud, formed an outdoor procession.

Holy Friday is the day that changed the world!

The Kondakion for the Liturgy helps us to understand the divine drama of the day: “Come, let us praise him who was crucified for us, for when Mary saw him hanging on the cross, she exclaimed: Though you endure the cross, still are you my son and my God.”

 

 

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday, March 31

8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

4:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Foods
5:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Foods

6:00 p.m. Prayer at the Tomb —Procession and Paschal Matins