Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Chris Komondy in memory of all deceased people of Ukraine.

On May 12, we will celebrate only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. in the English and Ukrainian languages and after the Divine Liturgy the Knights of Columbus members and men from our Parish invites all women in the church hall for luncheon and celebration Mother’s Day.

We will make pyrohy on May 18.

On May 18, at 8:00 a.m. we will celebrate Divine Liturgy and Sorokousty. The Panachyda service at the gravesites will take place on Saturday May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Cemetery and May 19th at 1:00 p.m.. at Saint Lawrence Cemetery.

Our Ukraine Humanitarian Aid Organization, NHCTUAHA, thanks Father Iura and all of the organizers of the very successful Sviachene- Easter luncheon. We thank pani Natalia Lyalka and her kitchen helpers, the Ukrainian School leaders, teachers, and children for performing a wonderful concert program, Mr. Lubomyr Chermak and pan Ihor Yuziuk for their fine musical entertainment and all supporters of our traditional annual parish Easter event. The Sviachene was a great success. This week we received word that our 12th container arrived in Ukraine with supplies for hospitals and for communities in war-torn regions. To help with distribution Father Roman has requested yet another van for his team. We are now preparing this vehicle for shipment to Ukraine, using our share of proceeds from the Sviachene. We thank everyone for their generosity and support.

As part of our ongoing parish programs of humanitarian aid for Ukraine, we have develop a ”Bootstrap Program” for refugee families who are in this country. They are willing and able to work, but transportation is a challenge. We have one four door sedan car currently available to help a family out. Please contact Chris Komondy at (860) 759-2723 for details.

Our Ukraine aid volunteer organization, NHCTUAHA, is continuing its fundraising campaign to provide EXPANDED humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. We are currently raising funds to cover costs for shipping our 12th container to Ukraine, to purchase specialized medicines requested by doctors at the Veterans hospital in Vynnyky, and to potentially help fund the purchase of a 3-D printer solution for manufacturing desperately needed prosthetics in Lviv.