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, 10/02, 17th Sunday after Pentecost

9:00 a.m. +Barbara Levitzky (58th Anniv.,) requested by Joseph M. Levitzky
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1
Gospel: Luke 6:31-36, Tone 8

Monday, 10/03, Holy Priest Martyr Dionysius
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 10/04, Hierotheus and Holy Father Francis of Assisi
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 10/05, Holy Martyr Charitina
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 10/06, Holy Apostle Thomas
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered to God by the Kolesnik and Buciak families for a Special Intention

From October 10 to October 14 the rectory office will be closed. Father Iura will be away for Clergy Days.

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

We will be making pyrohy (pierogi, varenyky) for regular orders on October 15. We need your help on Friday to peel potatoes and Saturday to make pierogis. Please come and help.

FOOD DONATIONS for those in need: A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. This collection will be taken twice per month. Father Iura will distribute the food to the Little Sisters of the Poor who have offered to help in the Ukrainian crisis. Thank you for your generosity and your support.

Protection of our most holy Lady

Today, October 1, is the feast day of the Protection of our most holy Lady and the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: The Pokrova.

The Feast of the Protection commemorates the appearance of the most holy Theotokos in the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople in the tenth century, as recorded in the life of Saint Andrew the Fool for Christ’s sake. While the multitudes of the faithful were gathered in Church, Our venerable Epiphanius, the friend of Saint Andrew, through the Saint’s prayers, beheld the Virgin Mary above the faithful and spreading out her veil over them, signifying her unceasing protection of all Christians. Because of this we keep a yearly feast of gratitude, imploring our Lady never to cease sheltering us in her mighty prayers.

Standing with Ukraine events

-Now through October 15, 2022-“Women at War: 14 Ukrainian artists. Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic CT https://www.easternct.edu/art-gallery/index.html

-Varenyky Night-every Thursday night 5:30pm-8:00pm at the Sunflower Cafe-Ukrainian National Home of Hartford

-Friday, September 30, 2022-6pm-11pm-Oktoberfest at the Ukrainian National Home of Hartford 961 Wethersfield Ave http://www.ukrainiannationalhome.org

-Sunday, October 9, 2022-3pm-Dakha Brakha at the Jorgensen Auditorium-University of Connecticut Storrs CT

-Saturday, October 15, 2022-7pm-Vyshyvani Vechernytsi to support Ukraine-Krayany Association at the Ukrainian National Home of Hartford

Recalling the death of the Holy Apostle John

Today we recall the death of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John, the Beloved Disciple. As a point of comparison, the Latin Catholic Church and other Western Christian ecclesial communities honor John’s death on December 27.

John was one of the “sons of thunder”. This thunder resounds throughout his gospel with an eloquence that sets it apart; It also accounts for his title Theologian, one who spoke the word of God.

The troparion mentions but one of the deeds that distinguish his relationship to Christ. His closeness to the master was matched only by Peter’s at whose side he appears for the major events in the gospel: the transfiguration, the vigil in Gethsemani, the resurrection.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 9/25. 16th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. +Maria Sowa requested by Bohdan Sowa
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11, Tone 7

Monday, 9/26, Repose of Holy Apostle and Evangelist John
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Marybeth Gawron by Sestretsi

Tuesday, 9/27, Holy Martyr Callistratus
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 9/28, Our Venerable Father Chariton
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thurs. 9/29, Our Venerable Father Cyriacus
10:00 a.m. +Stefan Jurczak (3rd Anniv., Pan.) requested by Halia Lodynsky

Parish announcements

Glory to Jesus Christ!

This week vigil light is offered by the Kolesnik and Buciak families for a Special Intention

DEAR PARISHIONERS: 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.

St. Michael’s Day will be celebrated on November 6th. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM. 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 and Svitlana Nakonecha. Tickets are $30.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth between 14and 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 donations for dessert. We will not sale tickets at the door.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 9/11, Sunday before the Exaltation
10:00 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Galatians 6:14-18
Gospel: John 3:13-17, Tone 5

Monday, 9/12, Holy Hieromartyr Autonomous
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 9/13, Holy Priest Martyr Cornelius
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 9/14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00 a.m. +Bohdan Iwaniw requested by Emilia Iwaniw

Thursday, 9/15, Holy Great Martyr Nicetas
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 9/16, Holy Great Woman Martyr Euphemia
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Kolesnik and Buciak families for Special Intention

DEAR PARISHIONERS: 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.

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.

We will be making pyrohy (varenyky) for regular orders on September 17th. We need your help on Friday to peel potatoes and Saturday to make pierogis. Please come and help.