Soup, oatmeal and milkshake collection Saturday Nov. 26

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and that you are surviving Thanksgiving Day in good health and humor.

Several days ago I put out an email about collecting dried soups. We need soups with high protein things like beans and meat would be good.

The advice of a friend Steve and Sean we are looking into securing bulk soups. We need EVERYONE’S help to feed our Ukrainian friends.

With the good advice of our friend and coworker Jayne, the collection will also collect dried oatmeal like Quaker’s High Protein Oatmeal which is a very good, nutrient dense food. Each packet has 10 grams of protein.

Also, Carnation’s Breakfast Essentials (a milkshake) would also be good.

Thanksgiving Day 2022

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” (Meister Eckhart)

Thanksgiving is a time for us to recall and to deeply live the blessings of our lives, and to give thanks to God for His many gifts.

Let’s be grateful for what we have been given, both spiritually and materially, as we strive to courageously live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as Ukrainian Catholics. Thank you for your stewardship and all you do to serve the Lord and others in St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church and community!

We are particularly inspired by the superlative work done for our brothers and sisters in our beloved land of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven has been working incredibly hard and with great success. The work of so many near and far is truly a gift to relish and to keep perspective. We are grateful!

Keeping children warm in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven is providing coats for children in Ukraine. Your gift of just $25 will provide a coat.

Provide the gift of warmth to children in need today with a new coat!

Every $25 donated purchases one new coat for a child in need. Give the gift of warmth this winter!

We are able to secure coats for children at a discount.

The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven will be sending the coats over to Ukraine. Join us in this effort.

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By Check:

KofC Council 16253
St. Michael the Archangel Church
569 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511-5301

Dried soups for Ukraine

Dear Friends,

I just got home after a meeting discussing humanitarian aid to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. As a community near and far from New Haven and Ukraine sent many thousands of pounds of winter clothing for those in need in Ukraine. I will report to you the details soon.

We have been asked to provide some food to be sent over with a few vehicles that have been donated. Both Father Roman Manulak and the Police Chief in Lviv have made this request of us. As you know, Father Roman is our trusted point-person in Ukraine.

Since the Eastern Christians are beginning their preparation for Christmas tomorrow, a period of time from now to Christmas is called the St Philip’s Fast. It is a time for prayer, some fasting, and a work of charity. The PROPOSAL for a collection:

Volunteering this week for the Ukrainian Relief Project

This week we are having extra days added to the volunteer schedule to get the number of clothing donations received this past weekend, prepared for shipment to Ukraine. And we are expecting some additional donations this week. We are looking for your help

Our schedule is Tuesday (Nov. 8) and Thursday (Nov. 10) are the designated days. The volunteer time involved on these days will be from 4-7:30 pm. If you can only commit to 1-2 hours on either or both of these days we would be grateful.

On Saturday (Nov. 12) we are packing the truck. In preparation for the 8:30 trailer arrival, volunteers are asked to be available at 7:45 am. There is concern about the rain forecasted for that day. Pray that the rain will hold off until the truck is loaded. Will keep you updated regarding any changes.

Winter clothes for Ukraine

As you know from the news reports the winter season is upon the Ukrainians and the war continues with great alarm. Our friends in Ukraine have identified the GREATEST URGENT NEED is for WINTER CLOTHING for people of ALL AGES.

Hats, gloves/mittens, coats, pants, underware, sweaters, sweat suits and anything else that will enable them to be protected from very cold winter weather. Preferably new clothing, but we will take gently used, clean clothing.

The collection place is:

St. Michael the Archangel Church Hall (behind the church)
569 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511-5301

Deadline is Saturday, Saturday, November 5th:

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.