John Larson and State Leaders to Join Ukrainian American Community

TUESDAY: Larson and State Leaders to Join Ukrainian American Community in Condemning Republican Commitment to Cut Support for Ukraine

Hartford, CT – On Tuesday, October 25th at 10:00 AM, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) will join members of the Ukrainian American Community at the Ukrainian National Home in Hartford to condemn the newly announced commitment by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to cut U.S. support for Ukraine against Russian aggression if Republicans win control of Congress.

Congressional Democrats, led by Connecticut’s delegation, have supported more than $60 billion in direct aid to Ukraine in the face of Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Who: U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Members of the Connecticut Congressional delegation, Members of the Ukrainian American Community.

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Where: Ukrainian National Home of Hartford, 961 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114

Grand Opening of Restaurant Transilvania

You are invited this Saturday, October 22, starting at 12 noon, to the Grand Opening of Restaurant Transilvania, a Romanian cuisine restaurant in East Haven, CT owned by Romanian immigrants from Transylvania, where you can also meet some of our Ukrainian beneficiaries under the “Connecticut for Ukraine” Refugee Matching Program.

Father Iura will impart a blessing on the restaurant.

The restaurant occupies an old historical building (c. 1706) in East Haven, CT with well documented history around its walls, which is a reason alone to visit.

You will likely enjoy the authentic Romanian decorations based on the real historical figure of Vlad Ţepes (Dracula) whose history you can learn at the event. There will be free Romanian food and wine/ drinks with a side of speeches from state and local officials and yours truly. This restaurant hired a Ukrainian chef who came through our Connecticut for Ukraine refugee matching program, and thus besides Romanian food, you will also get to eat some Ukrainian dishes (Romanian and Ukrainian food have some dishes in common anyways, such as stuffed cabbage). Governor Lamont made a stop at this restaurant last week and was particularly touched by their ability to hire Ukrainian refugees.

Additionally, the “Connecticut for Ukraine” Refugee Matching Program – a pro bono initiative of the Honorary Consulate of Romania to CT in collaboration with the Murtha Cullina law firm – is pleased to announce the following:

About 85 Ukrainian refugees have been matched to CT sponsors to date through our program, the majority of whom have already landed in CT, BUT we still need more sponsors for the 200+ Ukrainian families on our waiting list. Contact us if you or your nonprofit organization is able to facilitate housing for more Ukrainian refugees.

* Our program was featured on WNPR’s “Where We Live” on 10/13 (“With no end in sight, Ukrainians continue to fight for their homeland”)
* A new website dedicated to the Connecticut for Ukraine Refugee Matching Program is under construction and will soon be operational to provide detailed information and resources to sponsors and refugees alike:

More details below.

Please join us!

Stand with Ukraine Events-Week of Mar 13-21, 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2022-3:30pm -Concert Fundraiser-Polish American Foundation-Trinity on Main Theatre 69 Main St., New Britain CT

Sunday, March 13, 2022-4pm -Candlelight Vigil, Town of West Hartford CT

Wednesday, March 16, 2022-7pm -Candlelight Vigil, Town of South Windsor CT

Sunday, March 20, 2022-7pm -Concert Fundraiser-St Thomas More Chapel 268 Park St., New Haven CT

Monday, March 21, 2022-7pm -Concert Fundraiser-Charter Oak Community Center-Temple Beth Israel 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT

Thank you for your support of Ukraine.

Special Benefit Concert for Ukraine in New Haven

Sunday, March 20th at 7:00 pm, St Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park St., New Haven.

Join us for a special hour of music at a candlelit concert to benefit refugees from Ukraine.

Mezzo-Soprano Karolina Wojteczko ’20 Mus.M. will perform sacred music selections from across the centuries with organ, violin and cello accompaniment.

The concert is free and all donations will go to the immediate needs of Ukrainian refugees. The concert will also be streamed live at:

Parish Prosfora on Sunday January 23

Earlier today at the Sunday Divine Liturgy Father Iura postponed the 2022 Prosfora. Stay tuned for further details.

St. Michael’s Parish invites you to come to our traditional Ukrainian Christmas PROSFORA on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at noon. The cost is $25 per diner. Tickets may be purchased from January 10 to January 20. 

This event can be postponed or canceled if the CDC guidelines change.