Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Halia Lodynsky and family in memory of Valentina Kulish Jurczak.

The Panakhyda Service at the Gravesites will take place on Saturday, April 15, at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

Sestretsi will have Corporate Communion and a meeting on March 26, after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Sestretsi will host at the church hall a free egg and bacon breakfast to St. Michael’s parish community on March 26, after 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Donations for this event are very much appreciated.

We will be making pyrohy (pierogi, varenyky) on April 1, We need your help and Friday, March 31 to peel potatoes and Saturday, April 1, to make pyrohy. Please come and help.

UNWLA Branch 108 is er Easter paskas (Easter bread) today. The paska will be available for pick up on Tuesday, March 28th. To place an order call or text Anna at 203-508-1818 or email

The 18th annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the UNA Branch 414-New Haven, will be held on Sunday, April 2, at 12:00 noon, on church grounds. It is open to young members of UNA, Ridna Shkola students and Ukrainian Youth of New Haven area. Participants are reminded to bring a basket for collecting eggs. For more information contact Gloria Horbaty 203-269-5909.

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Easter Bazaar will be on Sunday, April 2nd from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. You can buy Easter baskets, Ukrainian jewelry, candles, souvenirs, Easter cards, embroidery clothes, pastries, homemade food, Egg decorating supplies, etc. For more information call Oksana 347-523-1226.

The traditional Easter parish “SVIACHENE” will be held on April 23, following the Divine Liturgy. We will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. 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 “Sviachene” or on Sunday April 23. Tickets are $30.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth from 12 to 18. Free for altar boys, and under 12. Also we ask you to donate cakes for desert. We trust that all parishioners will join this parish gathering and through their presence attest to cherishing in our hearts a love for one another which builds our PARISH.FAMILY. We will not sell tickets at the door.

Tantsi/Ukrainian Folk Dancing for older kids, 6 and up, with Stephanie Tomaszewsky, instructor and in partnership with Artistic Director Orlando Pagan. Lessons are every Friday at 6:00 p.m.

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.