Parish announcements

Christ is born!

Happy New Year! Abundant blessings for you in 2023!

This week vigil light is offered by Larisa Kernychna in memory of Hanna and Michael Harasemiv.

Schedule for January 7, Christmas according to the Julian Calendar: 9:50 a.m. —Great Compline with Lytia AND at 10:30 a.m. the Divine Liturgy.

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.

Our parish will be preparing a Prosphora, a traditional Ukrainian Christmas meal on Sunday, January 15, 2023 after the Divine Liturgy that will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $30.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth from 14 to 18. Free for children Ridna Shkola and altar boys. Luba Dubno, Margaret Maybury and Svitlana Nakonechnyj are selling tickets. We will be running a raffle. No tickets will be sale at the door.

Sorokooutsy (All Souls Saturdays) will be celebrated on Saturdays, February 18, March 4, 11, 18 and May 27. Please take a book found at the entrance of the church, fill it out, place it in envelope, and drop it in the collection basket. Let us remember all our loved ones who have gone to their heavenly reward. Eternal Memory!

Tantsi/Ukrainian Folk Dancing for older kids, 6 and up, will start on Friday, January 20, 2023 with a parent meeting at pm with Stephanie Tomaszewsky, instructor and in partnership with Artistic Director Orlando Pagan. Classes will start on January 27. If it snows we will have Parent Meeting on 1/27 and classes will start the week after that. All parents and students should attend. Any questions will be answered that night. Please contact Halia Lodynsky by text if you have any questions at 203-494-6278.

Children aged 8-12 will be accepted to the School. The nursery school has 3 groups as follows: ages 2-3 years of age – the youngest group; ages 3-5 years of age –the middle group; ages 5-6 years of age –preschool/ oldest group. This year we plan to offer Ukrainian dance instruction under the director of Mr. Orlando Pagan for children 7 years and older. Details noted in the bulletin note just above. For further information please contact School Director Halia Lodynska 203-494-6278 or Nursery School Director Natalia Dankevych 203-901-7168.

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) 494-6278 or Volodymyr Dumalskyy.

St Michael’s Heritage Center Gift Shop is revitalized and restocked. If you would like to donate or place on consignment items 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:

FOOD DONATIONS: 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.

PYROHY: There will be pyrohy (varenyky, pierogi) for sale in the church hall as long as supplies last.