Parish Celebrates its patron saint

Today, our parish celebrated the feast day of St Michael the Archangel and All the Angels. We do this to keep in front of us the spiritual reality of St Michael and what he means to the Church –that is, to all of us– on a personal level.
St Michael the Archangel’s feast day is November 8.
St Michael is one of the named 4 named archangels in God’s heavenly court who protects us from evil, gives hope, and keeps us in the objective truth. Angels are pure spirits; angels don’t have bodies regardless what Hallmark and some artists say. As the name “angel” means, “messenger,” the angels govern creation by keeping order, and do God’s will. Hence, we believe this fundamental fact: angels are deployed by God to do supernatural things –they are heavenly beings; God’s messengers, working for Him and they work for the ultimate benefit of mankind. Angels are given to us for our benefit. Therefore, we pray for their help, and celebrate theeir presence. That’s why we gathered today to pray the Divine Liturgy and had a beautiful festive meal with our parish family.
The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Father Iura who also preached in Ukrainian, Father Stepan, Father Al, and Father Jordan, OP, who preached in English.
Our food, the table set-up and clean-up was done by many good and devoted people.
Here are some action pics.

Saint Michael’s Feast Day today

The Archangel Michael. Russian Byzantine icon. 2nd half 14th
© Scala / Art Resource

As you know, today is the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel and angels and it is a holy of obligation for members of our parish.

The Divine Liturgy will be served:

~at 9:00 a.m. in Ukrainian
~at 7:00 p.m. in English.

Saint Michael who says of himself that he is “who stands always in sight of the Lord. And undertaking to protect this place and the people of this land, I resolved to demonstrate by this sign that I am the watcher and guardian of this place and all things which are done here.”

As we celebrate the presence of Saint Michael and the Angels in our midst, let us remember that we are not alone in this life nor in the next. The Angels dwell among us (that’s why your parish church is never empty!).

Let us pray for one another through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel and the angels.

St. Michael the Archangel Feast Day

On November 8, the Church has the feast day for St. Michael the Archangel and all holy angels. For the parishioners of this parish, it is “a holy day of obligation.”

The Divine Liturgy will be offered at 9:00 a.m. (in Ukrainian) AND 7:00 p.m. (in English).

Join us in the worship of God and bring a friend!