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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.

Ascension of the Lord, 2022

The Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Ascension will be served on May 26, at 9:00 a.m. (in English & Ukrainian)

The ascension is our hope for deification. The Word of God came among us and took on our human nature in all it fullness, except for sin, and in the ascension takes this human nature to glory at the right hand of the Father. Yet for all this, the Lord did not leave us, as he says, “ And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)” We receive his risen body and blood in Communion, he speaks to us through the Holy Gospel, and he sanctifies us with the power of his Holy Spirit. God cannot leave us, for as our Creator, he loves us and brings us to perfection. From this day, therefore, we greet one another, “Christ is among us.” “He is and will be.”

Meditation by Archpriest David Petras

Ascension of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

Today, is the 40th day from the feast of Easter: the Church commemorates the Ascension of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ to the Father’s right hand.

This brief podcast by Father Volodymyr leads us a little deeper into this mystery of our Faith. This young priest serves in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

 

Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven reopens May 28

Dear Friends,

The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven reopens on Saturday, May 28, 10am to 2pm.

For a current list of the supplies we are accepting, please email: stmichaelchurchgc@gmail.com

Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33 in New Haven, CT is seeking your support for the war effort in Ukraine. We are collecting medical equipment and supplies for the Lviv Regional Hospital for soldiers and war veterans in Vynnykiy (Lviv Region) to be used for the treatment of soldiers and civilians injured during war in Ukraine. We also need funds to purchase boxes packaging materials, cover transportation expenses, etc. We are working with UUARC (United Ukrainian American Relief Committee based in Philadelphia-UUARC.org) to transport all donated items to Warsaw for transport by truck to the hospital in Vinniki.

All donated items can be dropped off at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic church hall at 569 George Street, New Haven, CT.

Going forward, the collection center will be open on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM AND Sundays from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

~Checks payable to: UAV POST 33
~In the memo write in: Ukrainian soldiers welfare fund
~Checks can be mailed to: Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33, Post Office Box 972, Orange, CT 06477

If you have any questions about this project, please call (203) 530-8232 or send e-mail to carlrharvey79@gmail.com

ONLINE giving: https://www.givesendgo.com/G2ZXR

Thank you for friendship, and generous giving of time, talent and material items for the Ukrainian Relief Project.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 5/22, Sunday of the Man Born Blind — Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. Special Intention
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38, Tone 5

Monday, 5/23, Holy Bishop Confessor Michael
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 5/24, Our Venerable Simeon
9:00 a.m. +Evhenia Dobczansky (9th Anniv.,Pan.) requested by Christine and Myron Melnyk

Wednesday, 5/25, 3rd Finding of the Head of John the Baptist
9:00 a.m. +Maria Begej (2rd Anniv., Pan.) requested by Irene Morgan

Thursday, 5/26, Ascension of the Lord –a holy day
9:00 a.m. +Katrusia Hrycyshyn (Pan.) requested by Emilia Iwaniw

Friday, 5/27, Holy Bishop Martyr Therapont
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 5/28, Holy Bishop Nicetas
9:00 a.m. +Olena Godenciuc (11th Anniv., Pan.)

Sunday, 5/29, Sunday of the Fathers of 1st Ecumenical Council — Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. +Rosemary and Michael Waselik requested by the Family
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 4:5-42, Tone 5

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Godenciuc family in memory of Olena Godenciuc.

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.

Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33 in New Haven, CT is seeking your support for the war effort in Ukraine. We are collecting medical equipment and supplies for the Lviv Regional Hospital for soldiers and war veterans in Vynnykiy (Lviv Region) to be used for the treatment of soldiers and civilians injured during war in Ukraine. We also need funds to purchase boxes packaging materials, cover transportation expenses, etc. We are working with UUARC (United Ukrainian American Relief Committee based in Philadelphia-UUARC.org) to transport all donated items to Warsaw for transport by truck to the hospital in Vinniki. All donated items can be dropped off at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic church hall at 569 George St., New Haven. The collection center will be open on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Sundays from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

Checks are to be made out to: UAV POST 33. In the memo section write in:Ukrainian soldiers welfare fund. Checks can be mailed to: Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33, Post Office Box 972, Orange, CT 06477. If you have any questions about this project, please call (203) 530-8232 or send e-mail to carlharvey79@gmail.com.

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

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. This collection will be taken every week or twice per month. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thank you for your generosity.

For sale: borsht $5.00 one container, $9.00 two containers, $12.00 three containers. Meatballs and macaroni $8.00 per container

Stand with Ukraine events

Friday, May 20, 2022-6pm-8pm-Ukrainian Night!  Sunflowers For Ukraine Artist Happy Hour!  Ignite Fitness 137 South Main St West Hartford CT

Saturday, May 21, 2022-9am-Chesire 5K Run/Walk for Ukraine Fundraiser-Bartlem Park Chesire CT

Saturday, May 21, 2022 & Sunday, May 22, 2022-Coffee Shop Fundraiser for Ukraine-Junk & Java LLC 49 Beach St Westerly RI

Saturday, May 21, 2022-5:30pm-Bears Restaurant/Creamery Cafe Fundraiser 7:30pm-Cabaret Show Fundraiser-Wethersfield CT High School

Sunday, May 22, 2022-1pm-3pm-Stand with Ukraine-Enfield Town Green

Sunday, May 22, 2022-Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization Zakryttia-1:45pm-4pm-Ukrainian National Home of Hartford 961 Wethersfield Ave Hartford

Wednesday, May 25, 2022-6pm-9pm-An Evening for Ukraine-Symphony Hall Springfield MA-Springfield Public Forum/Pioneer Valley Symphony

Saturday, May 28, 2022-10am-6pm-Ukrainian American Youth Assn (UAYA) Hartford Zakryttia-Bobriwka Fritz Rd Colebrook CT

Sunday, May 29, 2022-3pm-10pm-Polish Festival Fundraiser-Falcon Field (Polanka) 721 Farmington Ave New Britain CT

Saturday, June 11, 2022-Zolotyj Promin End of Year Performance-Ukrainian National Home of Hartford 961 Wethersfield Ave Hartford CT

Sunday, June 19, 2022-3pm-Arts of Tolland presents Ukrainian-American pianist Victor Markiw-United Congregational Church 45 Tolland Green Tolland

Friday, June 24, 2022-6pm-11pm-Summer Barbeque Fundraiser-Ukrainian National Home of Hartford 961 Wethersfield Ave Hartford CT

Sunday, June 26, 2022-8:30am–Tunnel to Towers Bethel High School-5K Run & Walk Bethel

Thank you for your support of Ukraine.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is risen!

Sunday, 5/15, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman —Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Richard and Lisa Swartwout requested by Stefania Sadiwsky
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 11:19-26 and 29-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42, Tone 5

Monday, 5/16, Our Venerable Father Theodore
9:00 a.m. +Edward Kuchar requested by Emilia Iwaniw

Tuesday, 5/17, Holy Apostles Andronicus and other apostles
9:00 a.m. +Maria Sowa requested by Bohdan Sowa

Wednesday, 5/18, Holy Martyrs Theodotus and other martyrs
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 5/19, Holy Bishop Martyr Patrick
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 5/20, Holy Martyr Thaleleus
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 5/21, Constantine and Helen equal to apostles
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, 5/22, Sunday of the Man Born Blind —Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. Special Intention
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 4:5-42, Tone 5

Parish announcements

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Godenciuc family in memory of deceased heroes of Ukraine.

Sestretsi will have corporate communion and a meeting in the church hall TODAY, May 15, after the 9:00 am Divine Liturgy

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 to 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.

We will be making Pyrohy (Varenyky) on Saturday, May 21. We need your help on Friday to peel potatoes and more help on Saturday, May 21 to make Pyrohy.

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

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. This collection will be taken every week or twice per month. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thank you for your generosity.

For sale: borsht $5.00 one container, $9.00 two containers, $12.00 three containers. Meat balls and macaroni $8.00 per container.

Saints Cyril and Methodius

Today is the feast of our Holy Fathers Cyril and Methodius, equals-to-the-Apostles and teachers of the Slavs.

It is thanks to Ss. Cyril and Methodius’ missionary efforts and zeal for the Gospel, they brought the Christian faith in the Slavonic tongue to our ancestors in AD 863.

With the Church we sing:

O Cyril and Methodius, inspired by God,
You became equal to the Apostles by your life.
Since you were teachers of the Slavs,
Intercede with the Master of all
That He may strengthen all Orthodox peoples in the True Faith,
And that He may grant peace to the world
And great mercy to our souls. (Troparion for the feast)

Let us hold in gratitude their memory and pray for their intercession.

Let us pray for the seminary that bears the names of these saints in Pittsburgh.