Parish announcements

Christ is in our midst!

This week vigil light is offered by Vasyl Ivantsiv in memory of Vasyl. Memory eternal.

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

Today, June 19th, there will be one (1) bi-lingual Divine Liturgy served at 10:30 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., we will pray the Moleben to Jesus Christ (a June devotional prayer of petition to Our Lord).

The Ladies of our Parish will host a Father’s Day Celebration tomorrow, Sunday, June 19. The luncheon will take place immediately after the Liturgy. ALL ARE INVITED. The plan calls for a barbeque picnic in the backyard. In case of rain it will be held in the church hall.

Father’s Day at the Parish

Tomorrow, June 19th, there will be one (1) bi-lingual Divine Liturgy served at 10:30 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., we will pray the Moleben to Jesus Christ (a June devotional prayer of petition to Our Lord).

The Ladies of our Parish will host a Father’s Day Celebration tomorrow, Sunday, June 19. The luncheon will take place immediately after the Liturgy. ALL ARE INVITED. The plan calls for a barbeque picnic in the backyard. In case of rain it will be held in the church hall.

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

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

The Panakhyda Service at the grave sites will take place on Sunday, June 5, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

The Ladies of our Parish will host a Fathers Day Celebration on Sunday, June 19. There will be only one (1) Divine Liturgy on this day at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon will take place immediately afterwards. ALL ARE INVITED. The plan calls for a barbeque picnic in the back yard. In case of rain it will be held in the church hall.

Final All Souls Saturday (SOROKOUSTY)

The final All Souls Saturday –Sorokousty– will be on June 4, at 9:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy with the prayers for the dead will be prayed.

There are 5 All Soul’s Saturdays. 2, 3, and 4 were on Saturdays during the Great Fast on days that had no other commemoration (e.g., the Miracle of Theodore and Akathistos). This is due to the liturgical law that fasting periods are more conservative and retain ancient customs. Saturday, the day our Lord was in the tomb was a day for remembering the departed, and that has persisted until the present in Lent.

The All Souls’ Saturday before Meatfare Sunday was due to the Church Year. Meatfare Sunday was the Gospel of the Last Judgment and, in a way, concluded the regular cycle of Gospel beginning with Pascha and lasting until the next Great Fast (beginning with Cheesefare Sunday). It was natural, therefore, to remember the departed as we pray for all before the final and last judgment.

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

The Panakhyda Service at the grave sites will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery and Sunday, June 5, at 1:00 pm at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please call the rectory office for appointment.

The Ladies of our Parish will host a Fathers Day Celebration on Sunday, June 19. There will be only one Divine Liturgy on this day at 10:30 am. The luncheon will take place immediately afterwards. ALL ARE INVITED. The plan calls for a barbeque picnic in the back yard. In case of rain it will be held in the church hall.

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.

Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven reopens May 28

Dear Friends,

The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven reopens on Saturday, May 28, 10am to 2pm.

For a current list of the supplies we are accepting, please email: stmichaelchurchgc@gmail.com

Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33 in New Haven, CT is seeking your support for the war effort in Ukraine. We are collecting medical equipment and supplies for the Lviv Regional Hospital for soldiers and war veterans in Vynnykiy (Lviv Region) to be used for the treatment of soldiers and civilians injured during war in Ukraine. We also need funds to purchase boxes packaging materials, cover transportation expenses, etc. We are working with UUARC (United Ukrainian American Relief Committee based in Philadelphia-UUARC.org) to transport all donated items to Warsaw for transport by truck to the hospital in Vinniki.

Parish announcements

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Godenciuc family in memory of Olena Godenciuc.

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.

Stand with Ukraine events

Friday, May 20, 2022-6pm-8pm-Ukrainian Night!  Sunflowers For Ukraine Artist Happy Hour!  Ignite Fitness 137 South Main St West Hartford CT

Saturday, May 21, 2022-9am-Chesire 5K Run/Walk for Ukraine Fundraiser-Bartlem Park Chesire CT

Saturday, May 21, 2022 & Sunday, May 22, 2022-Coffee Shop Fundraiser for Ukraine-Junk & Java LLC 49 Beach St Westerly RI

Saturday, May 21, 2022-5:30pm-Bears Restaurant/Creamery Cafe Fundraiser 7:30pm-Cabaret Show Fundraiser-Wethersfield CT High School

Sunday, May 22, 2022-1pm-3pm-Stand with Ukraine-Enfield Town Green

Sunday, May 22, 2022-Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization Zakryttia-1:45pm-4pm-Ukrainian National Home of Hartford 961 Wethersfield Ave Hartford

Parish announcements

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Christ is risen!

This week vigil light is offered by Godenciuc family in memory of deceased heroes of Ukraine.

Sestretsi will have corporate communion and a meeting in the church hall TODAY, May 15, after the 9:00 am Divine Liturgy

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 to 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.