Parish announcements this week

  1. The Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptytsky will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the church hall. All men of parish are invited to attend to see what the Knights are all about and what can do for our parish.
  2. St. Michael’s parish invites you to a Valentine’s Day lunch-dance on February 12, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. On that day we will celebrate only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30. Live music and full dinner will be served. We ask you to donate cakes for desert. Tickets are $30.00 for adults, $20.00 for students and free for children under 12 years old.
  3. The next meeting of the Ukrainian American Veterans Bishop John Stock Post 33 of New Haven will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017. We will begin the meeting at 9:45 and end by 10:30 between the first and second Divine Liturgy’s. The meeting will be held in Classroom 2 and it will last no more than 40 minutes.
  4. SOROKOUSTY: will be offered during Lent on All Souls’ Saturdays, February 18, March 11, 18, April 1, and then in Eastertime on June 3.Please take a book found in 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!   Note Well: The word Ukrainian word “Sorokousty” means “forty mouths” (sorok = forty; ust = mouth). Originally, this was a prayer service offered by forty mouths or by forty priests. Historically, families would honor their deceased by holding services for them in the cathedrals on the 3rd, 9th and 40th day after their death —with 40 priests celebrating the services. Today, Sorokousty is the service that honors the deceased and is offered during Lent.
  5. All new announcements for upcoming events should be submitted to rectory office before Tuesday of the week prior to when the event is to be posted in the bulletin.
  6. We have for sale stuffed cabbage with meat ($18 per dozen) cabbage with sausage ($6.00 per container).

 

Professor Wilken to speak in New Haven

Robert Louis WilkenRobert Louis Wilken, former professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia, will deliver a lecture on Monday, January 30th at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church (5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven) entitled, “Liberty in the Things of God: Christian Origins of Religious Freedom.”

Parish announcements for this week

THIS WEEKEND

1. The Ukrainian Ridna Shkola invites everyone to our annual Community Ukrainian Christmas Carol which will be held in St. Michael’s Church hall on Sunday, January 22 at 12:00 noon. All are welcome to participate in this wonderful tradition

2. The Ukrainian American Veterans Bishop John Stock Post 33 will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Sunday, January 22, 2017 beginning at 9:45 A.M. and ending 10:30 A.M. This time frame is between 1st and 2nd Divine Liturgy.

The meeting will be held in Classroom 2 and it will last no more than 40 minutes. Current members are asked to submit agenda items to the post Commander by the Sunday before the scheduled meeting. If you are a Ukrainian American that has served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, you cordially invited to attend this meeting and to consider joining the organization . For more information, e-mail the Post Commander, Carl R. Harvey: crharv3841@optimum.net.

THIS WEEK

3. All new announcements for upcoming events should be submitted to rectory office before Tuesday of the week prior to when the event is to be posted in the bulletin.

4. Ukrainian food items for sale

We have for sale stuff cabbage with meat ($18 per dozen) cabbage with sausage ($6 per container).

We will have frozen pyrohy for sale for as long as our supply lasts. See Walter Ushchak for the food after the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in the Church Hall.

5. St. Michael’s parish invites you to a Valentine’s Day lunch-dance on February 12, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Live music and full dinner will be served. Tickets are $ 30.00 for adults, $20.00 for students and free for children under 12 years old.

Parish announcements for this week

1. THIS WEEKEND, our parish and UNWLA Branch 108 invites you to come to our traditional Ukrainian Christmas PROSFORA on Sunday January 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon. There will be only one Divine Liturgy. We will have a raffle and we will need your help to donate items for raffle and sweet for coffee. Tickets are $ 20.00 for adults, $10 for youth from 12 to 18, under 12 free.

2. The Ukrainian Ridna Shkola invites everyone to our annual Community Ukrainian Christmas Carol which will be held in St. Michael1s Church hall on Sunday, January 22, at 12:00 noon. All are welcome to participate in this wonderful tradition

3. The Ukrainian American Veterans Bishop John Stock Post 33 will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Sunday, January 22, 2017 beginning at 9:45 A.M. and ending 10:30 A.M. This time frame is between 1st and 2nd Divine Liturgy. The meeting will be held in Classroom 2 and it will last no more than 40 minutes. Current members are asked to submit agenda items to the post Commander by the Sunday before the scheduled meeting. If you are a Ukrainian American that has served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, you cordially invited to attend this meeting and to consider joining the organization.

For more information, e-mail the Post Commander, Carl R. Harvey at crharv3841@optimum.net.

4. All new announcements for upcoming events should be submitted to rectory office before Tuesday of the week prior to when the event is to be posted in the bulletin.

5. For sale: stuffed cabbage with meat ($18 per dozen) and cabbage with sausage ($6 per container).

Parish activities this week

St. Michael’s s parish and UNWLA Branch 108 invites you to come to our traditional Ukrainian Christmas PROSFORA on Sunday January 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon. There will be only one Divine Liturgy. We will have a raffle and we will need your help to donate items for raffle and sweet for coffee. Tickets are $ 20.00 for adults, $10 for youth from 12 to 18, under 12 free.

kofc-logoThe Knights of Columbus Blessed Andrey Sheptysky will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the church hall. All men of parish are invited to attend to see what the Knights are all about and what can do for our parish.

Works of mercy –feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty

A container is in our church vestibule for non-perishable food. This collection will be taken every week. Father Iura will distribute the food to those in need. Thank you for your terrific generosity. See Judy Ellis for more information and to help this important ministry for the poor.

Dates for Pierogi Saturdays in 2017

olenaThe Schedule for Pierogi Saturday for 2017:

January – vacation
February – vacation
March 18
April 8 (for Pascha)
May 20
June 17
July – vacation
August – vacation
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

The Pyrohy Project sells the varenyky in the church hall for $6.00 per dozen. Checks payable to “Pyrohy Project.”

More information is noted on the Pierogi page –see the link to the left.

Savor Christmas’ reality

spanish-nativity-of-the-lord-iconWe can catch a glimpse of the Spirit of Christmas as we savor the fellowship enjoyed by our families whose members gather from far and wide to be together for our Christmas Eve Holy Supper. And yet, such fellowship is but a shadow of that divine fellowship enjoyed by all mankind as a result of the Birth of the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. “To all who did accept Him He gave power to become Children of God” (Jn. 1:12) indicates a radical change which this divine fellowship entails: God became human so that human beings might become like unto God.

Therefore, the celebration of Christmas ought to raise certain questions for each one of us. How is my personal life affected? How does the Christmas Event relate to our society with all its challenges? If we travel mentally around the world, what do we see? Violence of all sorts, physical and sexual abuse, violation of the rights of the unborn and defenseless, unconcern for the poor and migrant, abandonment of children and the elderly, the unjust aggressions suffered by Ukraine, the horrific massacres in the Middle East and Africa, are a fraction of our society’s illness which should cause us to wonder if the story of Christmas will ever succeed in getting across to all people its principal message. That message is simply that the salvation of each of us must be through love and in love. This fantastic message of Christmas is, for very many, the greatest secret still yet to be fathomed: God’s love for all has been revealed in the Word made flesh!

The US Ukrainian Catholic Bishops
Christmas Letter 2016, excerpts