Parish News

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Fr. Iura and Iuliana Godenciuc in memory of Olena and Ivan Godenciuc.

During vacation time from June 30th until September 2nd (Labor Day) we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 in the English and Ukrainian Languages.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203-865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

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.

A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. Please give generously new items within the expiration date. These items will be given out to the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: Please don’t forget to donate for Charities Appeal.. Please make check 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.

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.

We encourage everyone to assist with monetary donations by contacting Carl Harvey (cecbts64@gmail.com) or Myron Melnyk (mmelnyk@yahoo.com) We thank you for your ongoing and generous support.

PARISH HUMANITARIAN AID “BOOTSTRAP PROGRAM”:  As part of our ongoing programs, 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.

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Maria Wysowkyj for peace.

The Rectory office will be closed from Monday, June 3rd, until Friday, June 7th. Fr. Iura Godenciuc will be away for Clergy Days.

Sestretsi will be having Holy Communion at the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy TODAY, Sunday, June 2, and a short meeting to follow. See Barbara Schwartz for more information.

TODAY, Sunday, June 2nd, Kolibri Ukrainian School of Dance, directed by Stephanie Tomaszewsky and assisted by Orlando Pagan, will hold their 2nd Annual End of Year Performance. This festive celebration will be featuring dances of “Dubotanets”, “Kozachok”, “Harmoshka” and “Heel and Toe Polka”! All are invited to attend in the church hall following the Second Divine Liturgy and Ukrainian Learning Center 1st grade graduation in the outdoor area (approximately 12:45). Tickets donations are $20.00 per person, children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available three ways; You may contact Stephanie Tomaszewsky at 860-418-9230, at the credit union on premises or at the door on the day of the day of event. All tickets purchasers will be entered into a drawing to win a smart TV.

Ukrainian Learning Center will have a last day of Ukrainian school and Svitlychka celebration TODAY, June 2nd at 12:00 after the Second Divine Liturgy. Everyone is welcome to come.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL : Please don` t forget to donate for Charities Appeal.. Please make check 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.

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce; Then will your barns be filled with plenty, with new wine your vats will overflow” (Proverbs 3:9-10)

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203-865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

PARISH COFFEE HOUR: Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

20 Days in Mariupol

Members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See attended an exclusive screening of the Oscar-winning film by Mstyslav Chernov, “20 Days in Mariupol” on 29 May 2024. The event was organized by the UK and Ukrainian Embassies to the Holy See.

You can read the story here.

Parish announcements

Christ is among us!

This week vigil light is offered by Chris Komondy in memory of Fr. Diego Borgatello.

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at (203) 865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

PARISH COFFEE HOUR: Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

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.

FOOD DONATIONS: A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. Please give generously new items within the expiration date. These items will be given out to the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Sestretsi will be having Holy Communion at the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy on June 2, and a short meeting to follow. See Barbara Schwartz for more information.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: Please don` t forget to donate for Charities Appeal. The forms are designed for each family of our parish. Attached to the form is an envelope into which you can place your contribution. The form along with your contribution, we ask you enclose in the envelope and place it in the collection basket during church services. Please make check 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.

Children praying for children: A special Event to Support the Children of War-torn Ukraine. On Saturday, June 1st a special church service/Moleben will be held at 10AM at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven. This national event organized by the Ukrainian Womens’ League of America(UWLA) will bring children together on that day to support their peers in Ukraine amidst the ongoing war on Ukraine perpetrated by Russia. The service aims to create a sacred space for children to join in prayer, solidarity and compassionate action for those affected by the tragic circumstances of the war. All are invited to attend.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 5/19, Pentecost Sunday —Moleben to the Mother of God and Myrovann (anointing)
8:45 a.m. Lytija and blessing of Bread
9:00 a.m. +Edward Corfin requested by Chris Komondy
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12, Tone 7

Monday, 5/20, Monday of the Holy Spirit
9:00 a.m. Special Intention

Tuesday, 5/21, Sts. Constantine and Helen
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 5/22, Holy Martyr Basiliscus
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 5/23, Our Venerable Father Michael
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Friday, 5/24, Our Venerable Father Simeon, Nicetas
9:00 a.m. No particular intention for the Divine Liturgy

Saturday, 5/25, 3rd Finding of the Head of St John the Baptist
9:00 a.m. +Maria Begej (Pan.) requested by Irene Morgan

Sunday, 5/26, Sunday of All Saints — Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Stefania Sadiwsky requested by the Sestretsi
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Heb.11:32-12:2a
Gospel: Mathew 10:32-33, 37-37, 19:27-30, Tone 8

Parish announcements

Glory to Jesus Christ!

This week vigil light is offered by Chris Komondy in memory of Fr. Diego Borgatello.

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at (203) 865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

PARISH COFFEE HOUR: Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

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.

FOOD DONATIONS: A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. Please give generously new items within the expiration date. These items will be given out to the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

STAMFORD CHARITIES APPEAL: Please don` t forget to donate for Charities Appeal. The forms are designed for each family of our parish. Attached to the form is an envelope into which you can place your contribution. The form along with your contribution, we ask you enclose in the envelope and place it in the collection basket during church services. Please make check 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.

Children praying for children: A special Event to Support the Children of War-torn Ukraine. On Saturday, June 1st a special church service/Moleben will be held at 10AM at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven. This national event organized by the Ukrainian Womens’ League of America(UWLA) will bring children together on that day to support their peers in Ukraine amidst the ongoing war on Ukraine perpetrated by Russia. The service aims to create a sacred space for children to join in prayer, solidarity and compassionate action for those affected by the tragic circumstances of the war. All are invited to attend.

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.

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Oleschuk family in memory of Roman Oleschuk.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food for the needy. Please give generously new items within the expiration date. These items will be given out to the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

The Pyrohy Project is canceled for April. We will make pyrohy next time on May 18. See schedule for future pyrohy orders here.

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 1:00 p.m. at Saint Lawrence Cemetery. On May 18, at 8:00 a.m. we will celebrate Divine Liturgy and Sorokousty.

On May 12, we will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. in the English and Ukrainian languages and after the Divine Liturgy the Knights of Columbus members and male from our Parish invites all women in the church hall for luncheon and celebration Mother’s Day.

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. We encourage everyone to assist with monetary donations by contacting Carl Harvey (cecbts64@gmail.com) or Myron Melnyk (mmelnyk@yahoo.com) We thank you for your ongoing and generous support.

Parish Humanitarian Aid and the “BOOTSTRAP PROGRAM” is a new way to help recent Ukrainian immigrant families. As part of our ongoing programs, 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.

Parish announcements

This week vigil light is offered by Oleschuk family in memory of Roman Oleschuk.

No April pryohy making. See schedule for future pyrohy orders here.

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.

Today is our Parish’s traditional Easter dinner — “SVIACHENE” following the 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. We will celebrate only one (1) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. We will not sell tickets at the door.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

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. We encourage everyone to assist with monetary donations by contacting Carl Harvey (cecbts64@gmail.com) or Myron Melnyk (mmelnyk@yahoo.com) We thank you for your ongoing and generous support.

PARISH HUMANITARIAN AID “BOOTSTRAP PROGRAM” is a new way to help recent Ukrainian immigrant families. As part of our ongoing programs, 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.

FOOD DONATIONS: A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. Please give generously new items within the expiration date. These items will be given out to the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Parish announcements

This week vigil light is offered by Chris Komondy in memory of Maria Heinrich.

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.

The traditional Easter parish dinner — “SVIACHENE” —- will be held on Sunday, April 14 following the 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. We will celebrate only one 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 14. Tickets are $35.00 for adults, $15.00 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.

Dear parishioners and guests, after each Divine Liturgy, a social hour with coffee and hard rolls and assorted snacks are available in the church hall. Please feel free to join us.

New parishioners are always welcomed in our parish. If someone wants to register with our parish please contact Father Iura Godenciuc at 203-865-0388 or our financial secretary Natalia Chermak.

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. We encourage everyone to assist with monetary donations by contacting Carl Harvey (cecbts64@gmail.com) or Myron Melnyk (mmelnyk@yahoo.com) We thank you for your ongoing and generous support.

PARISH HUMANITARIAN AID “BOOTSTRAP PROGRAM” is a new way to help recent Ukrainian immigrant families. As part of our ongoing programs, 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.