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SUN DEC 17 Sunday of the Forefathers. Tone 3

  • Неділя святих Праотців.
  • Divine Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Col. 3:4-11
  • Gospel Lk. 14:16-24

SAT DEC 23 Moleben to the Mother of God.

  •  Молебень до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 5:00 PM

SUN DEC 24 Sunday before the Nativity. Tone 4

  • Неділя перед Різдвом.
  • Divine Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Heb. 6:9-10,17-23,32-49
  • Gospel Lk. 17:12-19
  • Panakhyda for subdeacon Joseph Kerel (1st anniversary), requested by Dorothy Kerel and the family.

EVE OF THE NATIVITY. Great Compline.

  • НАВЕЧІР’Я РІЗДВА. Велике Повечір’я @ 5:00 PM

MON DEC 25 THE NATIVITY According to the Flesh of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • РІЗДВО Господа Бога і Спаса нашого Ісуса Христа.
  • Divine Liturgy. Свята Літургія @ 9:00 AM

TUE DEC 26 SYNAXIS of the Most Holy Theotokos.

  • Собор Пресвятої Богородиці.
  • Divine Liturgy. Свята Літургія @ 9:00 AM



CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING: The regular monthly meeting will be held TODAY, during “Coffee and…” in the parish hall. 2024 Council members will take the oath of office after Liturgy today.

AFFIRMATION OF OFFICE: The recently elected Church Council members for 2024 will take their oath of office TODAY. Our Council members for 2024 are: President – Dr. Paul Szwez; Vice President – Scott Kerry; Treasurer – Irene Blumes; Assistant Treasurers – Roman Dyrbavka and Elizabeth Garbovska; Financial Secretary – Michelle O’Neill; Recording Secretary – Natalia Kyrychenko; Assistant Recording Secretary – Dzvinislava Kuzmenko; Corresponding Secretary – Teresa Linck; Multimedia Coordinator – Christopher Pokotylo; Trustees 3 Year – Adam Platosz and Luda Chmeliwsky; Trustees 2 Year – Anne Bailly and Oksana Svystun; Trustees 1 Year – Taras Dilozir and Teresa Linck. Cemetery Committee:     Head Bookkeeper – David Bouchard; Assistant Bookkeeper – Kathryn Bailly; Head Caretaker – John Bouchard 

Assistant Caretakers – Bill Backes and Michael Platosz; 2 Collectors (voting): Vasyl Vorona and 1 (open).

UOL NEWS: As you clean your home for Christmas and find stuff you no longer need, please donate to Tag Sale Shelves. Thank you in advance! God bless you all!

COFFEE and…: Hosting today is Halina Vitrykush.

CHRISTMAS FAIR was a tremendous success thanks to our collective efforts. The numbers are – kitchen $1687; the dessert table $502; UOL/tag sale $328 – before expenses. Many thanks go to those who helped organize, decorate, bake, cook, sell, and clean. We are grateful to our donors, too. Seeing so many of our parishioners and friends help and participate was nice, like in the old good daysJ…

CONFESSION: Have you been to confession recently? Parishioners who receive Communion every Sunday should come to Confession regularly but not less than four times a year – Great Lent, Fast of the Apostles, Dormition Fast, and Nativity Fast. Fr. Andrii will hear Confessions after Saturday services or before and after Liturgy. Please arrive early on Sunday morning for Confession so this won’t interfere with the start of the services. Please keep in mind that only those who prepare themselves with Confession during this Nativity fast will be able to receive Holy Communion at the feast day Liturgy.

DUES ENVELOPS for 2024 are available in the vestibule. Please take them. If your box isn’t there, let Elizabeth Garbovska know.

 DUES REMINDER: We will close our dues payment books for 2023 on Sunday, December 31. Please make all payments by then. Otherwise, any amounts received after the 31st will be credited for 2024.

ЧЛЕНСЬКІ ВНЕСКИ: Переконайтесь чи ви сплатили ваші внески за 2023 рік, і якщо ні, то зробіть це до 31 грудня. Облікові книги за 2023 рік будуть закриватися в неділю 31го грудня, і всі внески зроблені після цього дня будуть зараховуватись вже на 2024 рік.

LIVE STREAMING of the services in our church comes with a price tag of $700 for 2024. We are looking for sponsors to pay for the live streaming again. Thank you to those who donated already!

WAR IN UKRAINE: A unique “Ornaments for Heroes” project started in our parish last Sunday. You can buy yellow-blue ornaments for $20, 50, and 100 and place them on the tree in the church. Ornaments will be located on the first pew, right before our tree. All proceeds will go to our heroes in Ukraine.

ВІЙНА В УКРАЇНІ: B нашій парафії стартував особливий проект «Прикраси для героїв». Ви можете купити ялинкову прикрасу за 20, 50 або 100 доларів, і повісити на ялинку. Ці прикраси знаходяться на лавці перед ялинкою. Усі виручені кошти підуть для наших героїв на фронті в Україні.



Church School classes will be held today. NO CLASSES on Dec. 24, 31, and January 7. Classes will resume on January 14.

Happy birthdays to the following students with birthdays in December: Jacob, Cora, and Danylo.

Congratulations to the following students who observe their patron saints’ days in December:

Dec. 4 – St. Barbara – 8th gr. Class and Cora Barbara Dec. 26 –Theotokos -Maryia and Eleanor Marie

Sunday before Nativity – Prophet Daniel – Danylo Dec. 27 – St. Stephen – 4th gr. Class

May God grant Jacob, Cora Barbara, Danylo, Mariya, Eleanor Marie, and the 4th and 8th grade students MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA!

Enormous thanks go to Sarah Bailly, Kim Irvin, Stephanie Melnyk, Melissa, and Cora Josefiak, and all of the parents and teens who worked so hard to prepare the beautiful St. Nicholas program presented last Sunday. It was the Church School’s gift to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on His Nativity. God bless all who contributed.

We also heartily thank all who donated to the collection of toys for the disadvantaged children in the greater New Britain area. These will be brought to the Marine Center this week for distribution.

Loving thanks go to our steadfast benefactor, Maria Szwez, who once again donated her Angel Club prize of $25 to the Youth Ministry. May God grant Maria MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA!