SUN JAN 15 31st Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6
31ша неділя після П’ятидeсятниці.
Liturgy. Святa Літургія……………………………………………………………………..9:00 AM
Apostle 1 Tim. 1:15-17
Gospel Lk. 18:18-27
Oath of Office for the Parish Council 2023.
40th Day Panakhyda for Yevgenia Pytlyk, requested by Hryhorii Protsanyn.
SAT JAN 21 Moleben to the Mother of God.
Молебень до Пресвятої Богородиці……………………………………………………..5:00 PM
SUN JAN 22 32nd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7
32га Неділя після П’ятидeсятниці.
Liturgy. Святa Літургія……………………………………………………………………..9:00 AM
Apostle Col. 1:12-18
Gospel Lk. 18:35-43
ХРИСТОС НАРОДИВСЯ! СЛАВІМО ЙОГО! CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!
ASLEEP IN THE LORD: Servant of God John Prokopec, Jr. passed away on Friday morning, January 13, 2023. Funeral arrangements are being made at the Carlson funeral home. Please, check their website carlsonfuneralhome.com for the date and time of the funeral, as this information will be posted there soon. Memory Eternal to John! Vichnaya Pamiat!
OATH OF OFFICE for the parish Council of 2023 will be conducted today after the Liturgy. Члени парафіяльної Управи 2023 року будуть брати присягу сьогодні після Літургії.
CHURCH COUNCIL: The first meeting of the new Council will be on Sunday, January 29. All members should attend. Збори нової Управи відбудуться в неділю 29 січня.
AID for Ukraine: Today is the 326th day of the war and genocide in Ukraine perpetrated by Russia. This is what our heroes need right now: 20 sets of thermal wares – sizes L and M (On sale at Costco for $10 for 2 pairs), 10 sleeping bags (Amazon $60) or could be used, 10 lightweight blankets new or used (new – Costco $22-25 each), body/hand warmers (Amazon $34 box or Costco), 10 boxes cold/flu medicine ($8/box Costco), 2 boxes Immune support packets (Costco $8), shovel emergency set ($60 Amazon). Please, check the wish list on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2I3LC6NXWNXUF Please, help!
BLESSING OF HOUSES FOR THEOPHANY: Fr. Andrii continues blessing of houses. Visits can be made in the morning, afternoon, or evening. If you have a preference, please call Fr. Andrii at (860) 989-5748. Otherwise, the father will contact you to set up a day and time.
STORM CANCELLATIONS: Parishioners can check TV Channel 3 or 30 for cancellations of any liturgical services or Church activities due to inclement weather. У випадку несприятливої погоди, Церковні Служби можуть бути відмінені. Необхідну інформацію можна отримати в той день з телеканалів 3 або 30.
2023 ENVELOPES: Envelopes for 2023 are available at the church entrance/vestibule. If you did not get a box, please let Elizabeth Garbovska know. Конверти для 2023 членських внесків знаходяться при вході до церкви. Якщо ви не знайдете ваших конвертів там, повідомте Лізу Гарбовську.
COFFEE and…: Thank you to Liz Gemski and her family for hosting Coffee and… last Sunday. Hosting today is the Vorona family. Hosting next Sunday (01/22/2023) will be the Pokotylo family. Thank you to everyone for supporting Coffee and…! Your generosity is deeply appreciated! Donations of coffee, butter, individual creamers, and monetary donations are always appreciated.
DUES: Parishioners should be aware that the $520 yearly dues, do NOT include the amount per member that we have to send to Metropolia, which is $100. As a result, paying only $520 means that we have to take the $100 for Metropolia from the $520 amount, leaving us only $420 per member to pay for church expenses for the entire year. We would greatly appreciate it if you include this amount for Metropolia dues as extra to your regular contributions. $620 would be the amount for both parish and Diocese dues. WE CLOSED OUR FINANCIAL BOOKS FOR 2022. ANY MONEY RECEIVED AFTER THAT DATE WILL APPEAR ON YOUR 2023 NOTICE.
AFFIRMATION OF OFFICE: The recently elected Church Council members for 2023 will take their oath of office TODAY.
President: Dr. Paul Szwez
Vice President: Scott Kerry
Treasurer: Irene Blumes
1st Assistant Treasurer: Roman Dyrbavka
2nd Assistant Treasurer: Elizabeth Garbovska
Financial Secretary: Michelle O’Neil
Recording Secretary: Natalia Kyrychenko
Assistant Rec. Secretary: Dzvinislava Kuzmenko
Trustees 3 Year: Anne Baily, Oksana Svystun
Trustees 2 Year: Taras Dilozir, Teresa Linch
Trustees 1 Year: Adam Platosz, Luda Chmeliwsky
Collectors: Vasyl Vorona, #2 – (open)
Multi-Media Coordinator: subdeacon Christopher Pokotylo
Head Bookkeeper: Susan Castrillo
Asst Bookkeeper: Kathy Bailly
Head Caretaker: John Bouchard
Asst Caretaker: Bill Backes
Asst Caretaker: Mike Platosz
Auditors: Fr. Protodeacon Antony Szwez, Victor Szwez.
+ + + CHURCH SCHOOL AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS + + +
Classes will be held today and will be dismissed at noon, as usual.
Caroling – Our loving thanks go to the following students and adults who brought joy to our parishioners when they visited last Sunday and sang songs of the season: Carolers – Jacob, Rachael, and Rebekah Bailly, Genevieve and Clara Duffy, Zlata Hevko, Cora Josefiak, Yuliya and Anastasiya Samoylyuk, Anastasiya and Bohdan Uhryn; Chaperones – Fr. Andrii, Christopher Pokotylo, Sarah Bailly. and Melissa Josefiak.
Thanks also to the generosity of the following people for their donations to the Youth Ministry in gratitude for the visit of the carolers: Jaroslava Buczko – $15, Ann Godzyk – $20, John Sirick – $20.
Birthdays – Happy birthday to Arina who will be celebrating in the coming week. May God grant Arina, all of the carolers, their chaperones, and the generous donors to the Youth Ministry MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA!
Procession – As of last Sunday the procession for the Great Entrance was reinstated. All of our children are invited to participate. They should come forward and pick up an icon when the hymn for the procession begins. If we should run out of icons, they should still take part.
January is Girl Scout cookie month. Please let Cynthia Sirick know if your daughter will be selling cookies so we can support this worthy activity.