Parish announcements this week

Christ is in our midst!

This week’s vigil light is offered to God’s glory by Nina Baker and family in memory of Natalie Cybriwsky.

We would like to congratulate Rudolph III and Nicole Brezicki on the occasion of the Holy Baptism and Chrismation of their daughter Tessa Rose, which took place on Saturday, September 21, in our church. Many happy and blessed years!

Pyrohy Project: We change the date for making Pyrohy for November, from November 23rd to November 16th.

Ukrainian American Veterans will hold our National Convention here in New Haven Thursday, October 3st thru Saturday, November 2nd. We expect 140 attendees at the convention and we are asking for your help to make this event a success. Please contact Post Commander Carl Harvey for further details and how you can help. Thank you!

St. Michael’s Day will be celebrated on November 24th. On this day we will have only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.. 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. Tickets are $25.00 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 for donations for dessert.

The Ukrainian Ridna Shkola of New Haven had started its school year with 3 classes: 1.) A nursery school program for children 3-5 years old; 2.) A class to teach Ukrainian to English language-speaking children ages 6-10; 3.) A class where instruction is only in the Ukrainian language for children 8-11 years old. Classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 each Saturday morning. Religious instruction follows at 11:30 am. We are planning Ukrainian dance instruction as well.

CT Pro-Life Conference, November 2nd, 9am-3pm at Saint Paul High School 1001, Stafford Avenue, Bristol CT. Workshops/Speakers/Advocacy 101. To register $15 lunch included; $5 for students with ID; visit

The Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble cordially invites you to a 20th year Jubilee Concert on Sunday, October 20th, 2:00 pm at St. Patrick – St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, 285 Church Street, Hartford. Tickets ($20.00/adults and $10.00/children) will be available at the door. For more information, please call 203-380-2892 or 860-521-4914.

The Eparchy of Stamford will be sponsoring an Eparchial Family Day retreat on the theme “Parents as the First Teachers of Faith for Their Children, who Proclaim the Gospel to Them.” The retreat will be held at St. Basil Seminary, Stamford on November 17th. More information, as well as registration forms are available in the vestibule.

REMINDER: Please don’t forget to donate to the Charities Appeal. Kindly make checks 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.

SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING: Dear Parishioners, the physical property of this Parish consists of five separate buildings. These buildings belong to you, take pride in them. If you see something broken or damaged, please pass the information on so that it can be fixed. Tell Father Iura, send an email to the Parish, or drop a note in the collection box at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, so that we can repair/fix what is wrong. Suggestions for improvement are also happily accepted. Thank you.

Adult Faith Formation

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