Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Sunday, 5/29, Sunday of the Fathers of 1st Council of Nicea —and the Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. +Rosemary and Michael Waselik requested by the family
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 20:16-18 and 28-36
Gospel: John 17:1-13, Tone 6

Monday, 5/30, Our Venerable Isaak
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 5/31, Holy Apostle Hermas, Martyr Hermeas
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, 6/01, Holy Martyr Justin
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 6/02, Holy Patriarch Nicephor
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

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.

Ascension of the Lord, 2022

The Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Ascension will be served on May 26, at 9:00 a.m. (in English & Ukrainian)

The ascension is our hope for deification. The Word of God came among us and took on our human nature in all it fullness, except for sin, and in the ascension takes this human nature to glory at the right hand of the Father. Yet for all this, the Lord did not leave us, as he says, “ And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)” We receive his risen body and blood in Communion, he speaks to us through the Holy Gospel, and he sanctifies us with the power of his Holy Spirit. God cannot leave us, for as our Creator, he loves us and brings us to perfection. From this day, therefore, we greet one another, “Christ is among us.” “He is and will be.”

Ascension of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

Today, is the 40th day from the feast of Easter: the Church commemorates the Ascension of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ to the Father’s right hand.

This brief podcast by Father Volodymyr leads us a little deeper into this mystery of our Faith. This young priest serves in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

 

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.

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 5/22, Sunday of the Man Born Blind — Moleben to the Mother of God
9:00 a.m. Special Intention
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38, Tone 5

Monday, 5/23, Holy Bishop Confessor Michael
9:00 a.m. No scheduled intention for the Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, 5/24, Our Venerable Simeon
9:00 a.m. +Evhenia Dobczansky (9th Anniv.,Pan.) requested by Christine and Myron Melnyk

Wednesday, 5/25, 3rd Finding of the Head of John the Baptist
9:00 a.m. +Maria Begej (2rd Anniv., Pan.) requested by Irene Morgan

Thursday, 5/26, Ascension of the Lord –a holy day
9:00 a.m. +Katrusia Hrycyshyn (Pan.) requested by Emilia Iwaniw

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