Welcome!

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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, 7/03, 4th Sunday after Pentecost —Feast of Mother of Perpetual Help
10:00 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 6:18-23
Gospel: Matthew 8:5-13, Tone 3

Monday, 7/04, Andrew, Archbishop of Crete
9:00 a.m. +Anna Lupsac (36th Anniv., Pan.)

Tuesday, 7/05, Our Venerable Father Athanasius of Athos
9:00 a.m. +Maria Godenciuc (18th Anniv.,Pan.)

Wednesday, 7/06, Our Venerable Father Sisoes the Great
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 7/07, Our Venerable FathersThomas and Acacius
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Mykola Yukah for God’s blessing and health of Robert Loricco.

From July 3 until September 11 we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. in BOTH the Ukrainian and English languages.

Our New Haven Ridna Shkola is doing a Fundraiser called, KIDS HELPING UKRAINE. The stickers are $1.00 per sticker and if you can contribute more it will be appreciated. All donations will go to provide medical supplies and care for those wounded in this terrible war started by Russia. If you any questions contact Halia Lodynsky or Volodymyr Dumalskyy.

Summertime Divine Liturgy

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Tomorrow, July 3, and for the rest of the summer, we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy in English and Ukrainian at 10:00 a.m.

Let us come together to pray and to worship the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Third Commandment still informs and forms our spiritual life and relationship with God.

Peace!

Saints Cosmas and Damian

Saints Cosmas and Damian were twins born to Christian parents in Arabia, in the third century. They lived in the region around the border between modern day Turkey and Syria. …[The brothers] were physicians who were renowned for their skill as well as their refusal to charge for their services. Before beside manner was a “thing”, they had a loving and respectful way, and for this reason, they were called by the Church “unmercenary physicians” (Anargyroi in Greek).

Their charity and Christian witness won many converts to the faith and earned them a place of prominence in the Christian communities of Asia Minor. Therefore, when the Diocletian persecutions began in the latter half of the third century they were of some of the first to be sought out for execution.

Stand with Ukraine-Calendar of Events, June 29 to July 31

Ukrainian flags are available at the Ukrainian Gift Shop-Cooperative, 961 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT Summer Hours: Saturdays 11am-1pm 860-296-6955

Wednesday, June 29, 2022-9pm, Baba Babee Skazala Documentary on CPTV-Channel 24 WEDH

Saturday, July 2, 2022-Concert-3:00pm, Bandura at Bobriwka Fritz Rd, Colebrook CT

Saturday, July 16, 2022-Concert-6:30pm, Support Ukraine Festival-Soyuzivka Foordmore Rd, Kerhonkson NY

Saturday, July 23, 2022-5:00pm, St Basil Seminary Auditorium-Concert-National Artist of Ukraine Oksana Bilozir & Accomplished Artist of Ukraine-Kristina V, 195 Glenbrook Rd, Stamford, CT

A message from Father Roman Manulak

The 36 boxes of medical supplies have been delivered to the Ukrainian Main Military Medical Center in Kyiv, Ukraine today, June 28.

Father Roman sent … the attached picture through Viber. This is the facility that our UAV Team visited back in August, 2018.

St Samson the hospitable

Today we are given as a model of holiness and witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ the venerable father, Samson, called the hospitable, priest and physician. Samson is numbered among a few who are ordained priests and physicians, so we ought to make it a point to ask for his intercession as we all face medical concerns personally or with family and friends.

The Church teaches us the place St Samson has among the great Cloud of Witnesses in the Troparion for the Divine Liturgy. We have a clear expectation for our own Christian life in seeing St Samson extolled:

“Patience reaped you your reward, O holy father, for you persevered in constant prayer and devotion. In your great love for the poor and the afflicted, you attended to their needs of body and soul. So now we entreat you in our need, O holy father, Samson, beg Christ, our God, so save our souls.”

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 6/26, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost — Moleben to Jesus Christ
9:00 God’s blessing & health for Irene Hladkyj requested by Luba Dubno
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33, Tone 2

Monday, 6/27, Blessed Nicholas Charnytsky, bishop and martyr
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 6/28, Translation of the relics of Saints Cyrus and John
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 6/29, Saints Peter and Paul –a holy day
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish

Thursday, 6/30, Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Vasyl Ivantsiv in memory of Vasyl.

The 68th ANNUAL HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE will be held on August 13-14 at the motherhouse of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Sloatsburg. This year’s theme is “Our Loving Mother, Under Your Patronage, Welcome Your Children, We beseech You!”. The Sisters invite all our parishioners to attend! For information call:845-753-2840 or www.ssmi-us.org

From July 3 until September 11 we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. in BOTH the Ukrainian and English languages.

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.