Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

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

THE DORMITION FAST: From August 1 to August 14, we Byzantine Catholics prepare for the feast of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Holy Theotokos, the Mother of God, with a period of prayer, fasting and works of charity. Five (5) tips for a successful Dormition: Fast, Go to Church, Pray, Fast from meat and sin, Read a spiritual book, Confess your sins. The feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God is on Monday, August 15.

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

RELIGIOUS VACATION COVERAGE: During my vacation in case of emergency you can call Fr. Paul Luniw 860-583-7588 or Fr. Ivan Mazuryk 203-367-5054, or Fr. Gregory Lozinskyy 201-985-5015 or Fr. Albert Forlano 203-215-3311. Thank you. Father Iura.

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

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.

CHARITIES APPEAL: Please don’t forget to make a donation to the Eparchy’s Charity Appeal. Please make check payable to the Byzantine Rite Eparchy of Stamford. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM OR CHECK TO THE CHANCERY OFFICE BUT TURN IT IN AT THE PARISH. We sincerely ask all parishioners to make a generous contribution.

KIDS HELPING UKRAINE STICKERS: Our New Haven Ridna Shkola is doing a Fundraiser called, KIDS HELPING UKRAINE. The stickers (two styles) 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 203-494-6378 or Volodymyr Dumalskyy.

There will be Pyrohy (varenyky; pierogis) for sale in the church hall as long as supplies last. $16.00 for 2 dozens.

UKRAINIAN SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER: The Ukrainian School of New Haven will reopen for The New School Year 2023-2023 on or about Sept. 23. Registration is open to all children. If you have any questions for students of Elementary School please contact The School Director Halia Lodynsky at 203-494-6278. For students, Middle School call Volodymyr Dumalskyy at 203-988-2923. A nursery school program for children 2-5 years old is also part of the curriculum. Instruction will be primarily in Ukrainian language with accommodations for English. Connecticut Covid guidelines will be followed. For further information also please call Nataliia Dankevych 203-901-7168.

Please visit our parish website for daily updates and information.

ST. MICHAEL’S / HERITAGE CENTER GIFT SHOP: We are in the process of revitalizing and restocking our Gift shop as part of our overall effort to generate needed funds. Any Parishioner who has surplus Ukrainian items in their possession that they would like to donate or place on consignment with the shop, please drop them off at the Gift Shop which is open and accessible during Suma Credit Union hours. For further information, please call the Rectory or email the Shop at: