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:

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 to transport all donated items to Warsaw for transport by truck to the hospital in Vinniki.

All donated items can be dropped off at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic church hall at 569 George Street, New Haven, CT.

Going forward, the collection center will be open on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM AND Sundays from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

~Checks payable to: UAV POST 33
~In the memo write in: Ukrainian soldiers welfare fund
~Checks can be mailed to: Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33, Post Office Box 972, Orange, CT 06477

If you have any questions about this project, please call (203) 530-8232 or send e-mail to

ONLINE giving:

Thank you for friendship, and generous giving of time, talent and material items for the Ukrainian Relief Project.

Carl Anderson receives Sheptytsky medal

On the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God and the 67th Dormition Pilgrimage in Sloatsburg, NY, the former Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, was awarded the order of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky by Patriarch Sviatoslav and the Synod of Bishops. Archbishop Boris and Bishop Paul bestowed the medal.

Until last year, Carl Anderson led the Knights of Columbus around the world for 20 years. He was worked very hard for the good of the Ukrainian Church.

The news and photo announcement of the event is here posted by the Patriarchal Curia.

Watch the video of the event that includes Anderson’s acceptance address.

Pope meets with KofC Board

On February 10, 2020, the Holy Father received in audience the Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, his wife and members of the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus on the occasion of their annual pilgrimage to Rome, and to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the Foundation.

As you know, our parish is very happy to have a KofC council at our parish named for the Venerable Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky. Our council is small but an extraordinary group of men who are serious about the Byzantine Catholic faith, service to the Church, fraternity and works of charity.

The following is the greeting the Pope addressed to those present:

Dear friends,

I offer you a warm welcome on the occasion of your pilgrimage to Rome in this year that marks the centennial of the charitable activity of the Knights of Columbus in this city.

In fact, it was one hundred years ago that my predecessor Pope Benedict XV invited the Knights of Columbus to provide humanitarian aid to young people and others in Rome following the terrible conflict of the First World War. The Knights responded generously, establishing sports centres for youth that quickly became places for education, catechesis and the distribution of food and other essentials so needed at that time. In this way, your Order proved faithful to the vision of your founder, Venerable Michael McGivney, who was inspired by the principles of Christian charity and fraternity to assist those most in need.

Today the Knights of Columbus continue their work of evangelical charity and fraternity in a variety of fields. I think in particular of your faithful witness to the sacredness and dignity of human life, evident at both the local and national levels. This conviction has also led the Knights of Columbus to aid, both materially and spiritually, those Christian communities in the Middle East that are suffering the effects of violence, war and poverty. I thank all the members of your Order for seeing in our persecuted and displaced brothers and sisters of that region neighbours for whom you are a sign of God’s infinite love.

Changes in how new initiates become Knight

A recent story at CRUX online gives background. You’ll notice some parishioners of St Michael’s in the image. Carl Anderson, the head of the KofC makes some good points to attend to.
“Knights of Columbus unveils initiation ceremony that will be public”
After 142 years, the Knights of Columbus is pulling down a veil of secrecy that has surrounded its initiation ceremonies in an effort to better showcase the order’s core principles and its drive to help Catholic men become disciples.
The CRUX story is here.

Renewed parish kitchen

parish Kitchen DoneOur KofC Grand Knight Hank Lindgren sent this picture of the renewed parish kitchen with this note:
Great job by all the volunteers, almost 50% of the council helping out. Next we tackle our basement room project…
New Stove, Stainless steel rolling center island, two new SS tables, new utensils, new lighting and wiring, new floor, paint and more! Should be appreciated by all the kitchen help… Great Job done by all!