SUN MAR 5 1st Sunday of Lent. Sunday of Orthodoxy. Tone 5
- 1ша Неділя Великого Посту. Неділя Православ’я.
- Divine Liturgy. Свята Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Heb. 11:24-26, 32-12:2
- Gospel Jn. 1:43-51
- Procession with holy icons and proclamation of Orthodoxy.
SAT MAR 11 Memorial Liturgy. Заупокійна Літургія @ 9:00 AM
SUN MAR 12 2nd Sunday of Lent. St. Gregory Palamas. Tone 6
- 2га Неділя Великого Посту. Св. Григорія Палами.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Heb. 1:10-2:3
- Gospel Mk. 2:1-12
СЛАВА ІСУСУ ХРИСТУ! СЛАВА НА ВІКИ! GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY NOW AND EVER!
LENTEN SERVICES: The Great Lent is a special time of the year for every Orthodox Christian. It calls for a renewed commitment to a more vigorous spiritual life. Try to attend as many of the Lenten services as you possibly can. Please, refer to the SCHEDULE OF LENTEN services that is posted above.
EASTER FLOWERS DONATION LETTER: Let’s try to beautify our church for Pascha/Easter services. Please pick up your donation letter today. They are located at the entrance of the church; doing so will help to reduce the cost of postage for this mailing. Thank you! ДАВAЙТЕ ПРИКРАСИМО нашу церку на Паску красивими квітами. Листи пожертви знаходяться при вході до церкви. Дякуємо!
SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY VESPERS will be served today at the Holy Ghost parish 1510 East Main St. in Bridgeport at 4:00 pm. Come and join in communal prayer with your brothers and sisters in Christ from other Orthodox jurisdictions.
ДОПОМОЖІТЬ ВАШІЙ ЦЕРКВІ! Ми просимо про пожертви для ремонту квартири на першому поверсі в церковному будинку. Ця квартира не поновлювалась десятиріччями; кухня є в дуже поганому стані. Пожерви можна надіслати на церковну адресу або дати нашому скарбнику Ірині Блумс. Благодійники: Польська Кредитівка Полем – $500, Anna Gulko – $50. Дякуємо! Many thanks go to our Ukrainian American Veterans Post 15 for $200 in memory of John Prokopec Jr. Memory Eternal to John!
AID for Ukraine: Today is the 375th day of the war and genocide in Ukraine perpetrated by Russia. Please, see the heroes’ wish list on Amazon, and help: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2I3LC6NXWNXUF
COFFEE and…: Thank you to the Elizabeth Garbovsky family for hosting coffee and… last Sunday!! Thank you to Meroslava Szwez for donating a dessert for coffee and… last Sunday!! Hosting today is Paul Szwez Family. Hosting next Sunday is Natalia Vaverchak. We always need coffee, milk, butter, and individual creamers donations! Please remember all money from coffee and… goes to Scholarship Fund to benefit your children! Please be generous with your donations.
MANY THANKS go to Peter Zeleniuk for plowing snow for us this past week. MNOHAYA LITA, Peter!
UOL: Check out the Tag Sale shelves for new items. We have English and Ukrainian Easter Cards available!!
CULTURAL: Great Lent has started!! Time to start writing your Pysanky!! We have pysanky-making supplies and eggs available for sale!
PYSANKY FOR PEACE: Personal Euphoria will be hosting a virtual Ukrainian egg-dying class as a fundraiser for Ukraine. All proceeds will be donated to Pysanky for Peace – an organization highlighting Ukrainian tradition while supporting humanitarian efforts on the ground in Ukraine. When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6-8 pm. A $10 charge to join the class will be fully donated to the cause. Registration required: www.PersonalEuphoria.com. For more info contact rose@PersonalEuphoria.com or 860-748-7574.
SAVE THE DATE: Our church Easter Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 1 (snow date April 8). Please, plan ahead for trying to help in preparation for the Festival. We will be baking paskas on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30, and cooking on Friday, March 31.
ПЛАНУЙТЕ НАПЕРЕД: Пасхальний Фестиваль у нашій парафії запланований на суботу, 1 квітня (або на 8 квітня, якщо погода несприятлива). Будь ласка, плануйте заздалегідь, щоб допомогти в підготовці. Ми будемо пекти паски в середу і четвер, 29 і 30 березня, а варити в п’ятницю, 31 березня.
PLEASE HELP: We are beginning to plan for the Easter Festival and need your help in two ways. (1) DONATE BAKING SUPPLIES. We need donations toward buying four fifty-pound bags of special flour, four one-pound packages of dry yeast (Sam’s Club or Costco), five four-pound bags of sugar, two gallons of CORN oil, three cans of pan spray, and nine dozen large eggs. Please leave donations on the kitchen counter and indicate on the sheet what you brought. We need these items by March 24. And (2), we need you to WORK ON BAKING BREAD ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, AND/OR THURSDAY, MARCH 30. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the doors downstairs. You don’t have to know how to bake. Help!!!
CEMETERY: Lent has started. Please remove your Christmas arrangements. They will be discarded the week of April 3, the week before Holy Week.
+ + + CHURCH SCHOOL AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS + + +
Classes will be held today and will be dismissed at noon.
TODAY is Orthodox Sunday. Children are asked to come forward at the close of Divine Liturgy to participate in the procession. They may get icons at the front pew.
Happy birthday to Viktor who will be celebrating his birthday in the coming week.
Warm thanks to Ann Romanyshyn for her donation of $10 to the Youth Ministry in memory of Ann Sencio.
May God grant Viktor and Ann MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA! And may he grant Ann MEMORY ETERNAL! VICHNAYA PAMYAT!
Loving thanks go to the Youth Ministry for the fun-filled Pre-Lenten party last Sunday. Twenty Church School students and 4 preschool children attended. Youth Ministry Director Sarah Bailly was assisted by 4 teens, one young adult, and a team of energetic parents. God grant all of them MANY BLESSED YEARS!
Our annual “Pennies from Heaven” Lenten alms-giving event is underway and will last until April 23. This year our donations will go to the parish organization Aid for Ukraine to purchase iT clips and other medical supplies for the battalions we support. Please see any of our students to make your contribution.
Please see Cora Josefiak if you would like to order Girl Scout cookies. If you would like to support the Scouts but don’t want the calories, you may choose to have an order sent to service men/women.