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Whether you are visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish community, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith, or are interested in finding out more about the Eastern Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here.

St. Michael’s is a faith-filled people of the Ukrainian Catholic tradition. We strive to make the Divine Liturgy the heartbeat of our faith community and we stand ready to bear witness to the Lord with our life. Saint Michael’s is a parish rooted in Jesus Christ, active in our love of neighbor, on the path toward salvation in the Holy Trinity.

Join us today in supporting the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund!

Your gift today will provide food, medical supplies, clothing, and items for children. These items will all be immediately distributed, and 100% of your gift will go directly to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. No amount is too small.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 6/16, 4th Sunday after Pentecost — Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. +Emil Wysowskyj requested by Maria Wysowskyj
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish and for All Fathers of the Parish requested by Sestretsi

Epistle: Romans 6:18-23
Gospel: Matthew 9:5-13, Tone 3

Monday, 6/17, Holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ismael
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 6/18, Holy Martyr Leontius
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 6/19, Holy Apostle Jude
9:00 a.m. Special Intention

Thursday, 6/20, Holy Priest Martyr Methodius
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 6/21, Holy Martyr Julian
9:00 a.m. +Emilia Dubno (Pan.) requested by Luba Dubno

Saturday, 6/22, Holy Priest Martyr Eusebius
9:00 a.m. +Orest Dubno (Pan.) requested by Luba Dubno

Sunday, 6/23, 5th Sunday after Pentecost — Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. +Lajos Komondy requested by Chris Komondy
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 10:18-10
Gospel: Matthew 8:28-9:1, Tone 4

Parish News

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Fr. Iura and Iuliana Godenciuc in memory of Olena and Ivan Godenciuc.

During vacation time from June 30th until September 2nd (Labor Day) we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 in the English and Ukrainian Languages.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

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.

If you would like to have a Confession, Holy Communion or prayer of the sick at your house or nursing home, please call the rectory at 203-865-0388.

A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. Please give generously new items within the expiration date. These items will be given out to the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: Please don’t forget to donate for Charities Appeal.. Please make check payable to the Byzantine Rite Eparchy of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

Our Ukraine aid volunteer organization, NHCTUAHA, is continuing its fundraising campaign to provide EXPANDED humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. We are currently raising funds to cover costs for shipping our 12th container to Ukraine, to purchase specialized medicines requested by doctors at the Veterans hospital in Vynnyky, and to potentially help fund the purchase of a 3-D printer solution for manufacturing desperately needed prosthetics in Lviv.

We encourage everyone to assist with monetary donations by contacting Carl Harvey (cecbts64@gmail.com) or Myron Melnyk (mmelnyk@yahoo.com) We thank you for your ongoing and generous support.

PARISH HUMANITARIAN AID “BOOTSTRAP PROGRAM”:  As part of our ongoing programs, we have develop a ”Bootstrap Program” for refugee families who are in this country. They are willing and able to work, but transportation is a challenge. We have one four door sedan car currently available to help a family out. Please contact Chris Komondy at 860-759-2723 for details.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 6/2, Sunday of Ukrainian Saints — Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. +Rosemary and Michael Waselik requested by Marion Piggott
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 2:10-16
Gospel: Matthew 4:18-23, Tone 1

Monday, 6/3, Holy Martyr Lucillian and companions
9:00 a.m. All the deceased of Bodnar family (Pan.) requested by Maria Wysowskyj

Tuesday, 6/4, Holy Metrophanes
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 6/5, Holy Hieromartyr Dorotheus
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 6/6, Our Venerable Fathers Besarion and Hilarion
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 6/7, Holy Hieromartyr Theodotus
9:00 a.m. All the deceased of Babowski family requested by Maria Wysowskyj

Saturday, 6/8, Translation of the Relics of Theodore
9:00 a.m. All the deceased of the Baran family requested by Maria Wysowskyj

Sunday, 6/9, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost — Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. +Margaret Komondy requested by Chris Komondy
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-34, Tone 2

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Maria Wysowkyj for peace.

The Rectory office will be closed from Monday, June 3rd, until Friday, June 7th. Fr. Iura Godenciuc will be away for Clergy Days.

Sestretsi will be having Holy Communion at the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy TODAY, Sunday, June 2, and a short meeting to follow. See Barbara Schwartz for more information.

TODAY, Sunday, June 2nd, Kolibri Ukrainian School of Dance, directed by Stephanie Tomaszewsky and assisted by Orlando Pagan, will hold their 2nd Annual End of Year Performance. This festive celebration will be featuring dances of “Dubotanets”, “Kozachok”, “Harmoshka” and “Heel and Toe Polka”! All are invited to attend in the church hall following the Second Divine Liturgy and Ukrainian Learning Center 1st grade graduation in the outdoor area (approximately 12:45). Tickets donations are $20.00 per person, children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available three ways; You may contact Stephanie Tomaszewsky at 860-418-9230, at the credit union on premises or at the door on the day of the day of event. All tickets purchasers will be entered into a drawing to win a smart TV.

Ukrainian Learning Center will have a last day of Ukrainian school and Svitlychka celebration TODAY, June 2nd at 12:00 after the Second Divine Liturgy. Everyone is welcome to come.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL : Please don` t forget to donate for Charities Appeal.. Please make check payable to the Byzantine Rite Eparchy of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce; Then will your barns be filled with plenty, with new wine your vats will overflow” (Proverbs 3:9-10)

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, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

20 Days in Mariupol

Members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See attended an exclusive screening of the Oscar-winning film by Mstyslav Chernov, “20 Days in Mariupol” on 29 May 2024. The event was organized by the UK and Ukrainian Embassies to the Holy See.

You can read the story here.

Memorial Day 2024

Today our nation honors our brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Take a moment to remember in prayer that freedom isn’t free and that we owe everything to these heroes.

While Memorial Day may be a day off from work for some, but for many others it is a solemn day to remember the friends and family who laid their lives down in a foreign land so we can be free.

May the angels and saints intercede for our deceased military men and women.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 5/26, Sunday of All Saints — Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Stefania Sadiwsky
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Hebrews 11:32-21:2a
Gospel: Matthew10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30, Tone 8

Monday, 5/27, Holy Hieromartyr Terapontus
9:00 a.m. +Evhenia Dobczansky (Pan.) requested by the Melnyk family

Tuesday, 5/28, Holy Bishop Nicetas
6:00 p.m. +Jan Korenovsky and all deceased of the family requested by Stephanie and Melanie Korenovsky

Wednesday, 5/29, Holy Virgil Martyr Theodosia
9:00 a.m. +Teodozia Schudlak (3rd Anniv. Pan.) requested by Oksana Leavitt

Thursday, 5/30, Our Venerable Isaac of Dalmatia
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 5/31, Holy Apostle Hermes and the Martyr Hermeas
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 6/1, Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy
10:00 a.m. Moleben to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 6/2, Sunday of Ukrainian Martyrs — Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. +Rosemary and Michael Waselik requested by Marion Piggott
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 2:10-16
Gospel: Mathew 4:18-23, Tone 3

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Chris Komondy in memory of Fr. Diego Borgatello.

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, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

If you would like to have a Confession, Holy Communion or prayer of the sick at your house or nursing home, please call the rectory at 203-865-0388.

FOOD DONATIONS: A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. Please give generously new items within the expiration date. These items will be given out to the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Sestretsi will be having Holy Communion at the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy on June 2, and a short meeting to follow. See Barbara Schwartz for more information.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: Please don` t forget to donate for Charities Appeal. The forms are designed for each family of our parish. Attached to the form is an envelope into which you can place your contribution. The form along with your contribution, we ask you enclose in the envelope and place it in the collection basket during church services. Please make check payable to the Byzantine Rite Eparchy of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make generous contributions.

Children praying for children: A special Event to Support the Children of War-torn Ukraine. On Saturday, June 1st a special church service/Moleben will be held at 10AM at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven. This national event organized by the Ukrainian Womens’ League of America(UWLA) will bring children together on that day to support their peers in Ukraine amidst the ongoing war on Ukraine perpetrated by Russia. The service aims to create a sacred space for children to join in prayer, solidarity and compassionate action for those affected by the tragic circumstances of the war. All are invited to attend.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 5/19, Pentecost Sunday —Moleben to the Mother of God and Myrovann (anointing)
8:45 a.m. Lytija and blessing of Bread
9:00 a.m. +Edward Corfin requested by Chris Komondy
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12, Tone 7

Monday, 5/20, Monday of the Holy Spirit
9:00 a.m. Special Intention

Tuesday, 5/21, Sts. Constantine and Helen
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 5/22, Holy Martyr Basiliscus
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 5/23, Our Venerable Father Michael
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 5/24, Our Venerable Father Simeon, Nicetas
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 5/25, 3rd Finding of the Head of St John the Baptist
9:00 a.m. +Maria Begej (Pan.) requested by Irene Morgan

Sunday, 5/26, Sunday of All Saints — Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Stefania Sadiwsky requested by the Sestretsi
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Heb.11:32-12:2a
Gospel: Mathew 10:32-33, 37-37, 19:27-30, Tone 8