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Bulletin March 19, 2023

SUN MAR 19 3rd Sunday of Lent. Veneration of the Cross.  Tone 7

  • 3тя Неділя Великого Посту. Хрестопоклінна.
  • Divine Liturgy. Свята Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Heb. 4:14-5:6
  • Gospel  Mk. 8:34-9:1

FRI  MAR 24 Eve of the Annunciation. Навечір’я Благовіщення.

  •    Great Compline. Велике Повечір’я @ 5:00 PM

SAT MAR 25 No services. Служби немає. (Manchester, CT)

SUN MAR 26 4th Sunday of Lent. Of St. John of the Ladder.  Tone 8

  • 4та Неділя Великого Посту. Св. Іонна Ліствичника.
  • Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Heb. 6:13-20
  • Gospel  Mk. 9:17-31
  • Panakhyda for departed members of the Belonick and Kochanowski families, requested by Kathy Santa Maria, John Kochanowski, and Cynthia Giuliano.




CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING:  The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for next Sunday, March 26, during “Coffee and…” in the parish hall.

WE ARE invited to worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ on the feast day of the Annunciation at the Holy Transfiguration Romanian Orthodox Church located at 2 Winter St, Manchester, CT on Saturday, March 25 at 10 AM.

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!

SAVE THE DATE: Our church Easter Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 1 (snow date April 8). Please, plan ahead and try to help in preparations for the Festival. We will be baking paska-breads on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30 at 10 AM, and cooking on Friday, March 31.

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 на 10у год., i варити в п’ятницю, 31 березня.

PLEASE HELP with the Festival. (1) DONATE BAKING SUPPLIES. Many thanks to those, who donated already! But we still need 30 lbs. of raisins ($70.00),  6 lbs. of dry yeast, 9 dozen large eggs, and 2 gallons of milk. Please leave donations on the kitchen counter and indicate on the sheet what you brought by March 24.  And (2), we need you to help with baking on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, AND/OR THURSDAY, MARCH 30 at 10 AM. You don’t have to know how to bake. Help!!!

AID for Ukraine: Today is the 389th 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

A SPECIAL PASCHA BAKING: To make sure every parishioner can buy Easter bread/paska, we will have a SPECIAL BAKING Day on Friday, April 7 for parishioners only!!! Place your order on the sheet on the door downstairs by April 1. Small and large raisin paskas only. Pick up Saturday and Sunday after church services. Спеціальна випічка пасок тільки для парафіян буде в п’ятницю 7го квітня. Замовляйте на списку в залі.

A PASCHAL GREETING CARD to benefit our church renovation fund is being created. Your name can appear on this card for a small donation. Please see Teresa Linck for details no later than April 2. Cards will be distributed at the Paschal service on April 16 and sent to our shut-ins. Thank you!

ДОПОМОЖІТЬ ВАШІЙ ЦЕРКВІ! Ми просимо про пожертви для ремонту квартири на першому поверсі в церковному будинку. Ця квартира не поновлювалась десятиріччями. Пожерви можна надіслати на церковну адресу або дати нашому скарбнику Ірині Блумс. Дякуємо!

COFFEE and…: Thank you to Natalia Vaverchak for hosting coffee and…  last Sunday! Thank you to Meroslawa Szwez for making dessert last Sunday! Hosting today is Natalia Sashchenko and hosting next Sunday is the Ugryn family. Thank you for your continuous support! We always need donations of coffee, butter, individual creamers, and monetary donations to help defray the cost of supplies

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!

CONFESSION is an important part of our Lenten journey. Every Orthodox Christian has to go to Confession during Lent in order to be able to receive the Holy Communion on Pascha, and be in good spiritual standing as an Orthodox believer. Father Andrii is available to hear confessions before or after any of the Lenten services.  Please arrive early on Saturday or Sunday morning for Confession so this won’t interfere with the start of the Divine Liturgy. 

СПОВІДЬ є важливою частиною Великого Посту. Кожен православний християнин/ка повинні посповідатися під час Великого посту, щоб мати можливість прийняти Святе Причастя на Пасху, і бути в доброму духовному стані як православні віруючі. Отець Андрій готовий вислухати вашу сповідь до або після будь-яких постових богослужень.  Будь ласка, приходьте раніше вранці в суботу або неділю на Сповідь, щоб це не перешкоджало своєчасному початку Божественної Літургії. 

CEMETERY:  Lent has started.  Please remove your Christmas arrangements.  They will be discarded the week of April 3, the week before Holy Week.

ANGELS CLUB:  Congratulations to the winners of the March drawing.  They are:  Katherine Gerent, $25.00; Heather Duffy, $15.00 and Orest Stepanczak, $10.00.



Classes will be held today and will be dismissed at noon.

Congratulations to Anastasiya whose patron saint, St. Anastasia, was observed on March 10.  She will celebrate with her class today. May God grant Anastasiya MANY BLESSED YEARS!  MNOHAYA LITA!

Lenten confession schedule: Fr. Andrii will hear confessions from our students during class time on the following days:  Today – Grades 4, 5, and 6, March 26 – Grades 7 and 8, and teens. Parents are reminded to make sure their students are prepared for this sacrament.  This is a Lenten responsibility for all Orthodox Christians.

Children in grades 4, 5, and 6 should remain in the church hall when the bell is rung for class.  They will go upstairs to the church when Fr. Andrii is ready to hear confessions.

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 clamps and other medical supplies for the battalions we support.  Please see any of our students to make your contribution.