Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin February 11, 2024

SUN FEB 11 36th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3

  • 36та Неділя після П’ятидисятниці.
  • Divine Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle 1 Tim. 1:15-17
  • Gospel Mt. 15:21-28
  • Panakhyda for Olga Choritontchuk and Dorothy Belas (8 years anniversary), requested by Maria Szwez and the family.
  • The Souper Ball Luncheon, sponsored by our UOL chapter.

SAT FEB 17 Moleben to the Mother of God.

  • Молебень до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 5:00 PM
  • Panakhyda for Ann Sencio, requested by her son Brian and the family.

SUN FEB 18 37th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4

  • 37мa Неділя після Пятидисятниці.
  • Divine Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle 1 Tim. 4:9-15 Gospel Luke 19:1-10

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СЛАВА ІСУСУ ХРИСТУ! СЛАВА НАВІКИ!   GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!

UOL NEWS: Souper Bowl is here!!! We invite everyone to the church hall downstairs and have soup to support the St. Andrew Society. St. Andrew Society helps feed orphans, the elderly, and soldiers in Ukraine. We have lots of different soups for you all to try and enjoy. Please come and support this event! This lunch has no specific fee; it’s all about our charity and generosity.

UOL: As you clean your homes for Easter and find stuff you no longer need, please donate it to Tag Sale Shelves. Thank you in advance! God bless you all! Liturgically, Great Lent starts Sunday, March 17th, with the Forgiveness Vespers!

SISTERHOOD NEWS: We have an event Calendar for 2024. We would appreciate it if all organizations and different groups in the church could put their events on the calendar! Easter Festival is March 23rd; please put it on your calendar; we will be making pyrohy and Easter bread soon. Dates and times for work sessions to follow in the coming weeks!

ДЕНЬ ЄДНОСТІ ТА МОЛИТВИ: 25 лютого о 13:00 місцеві організації організовують день єдності та молитви в будівлі Капітолію в Гартфорді, 210 Capitol Ave, на згадку про дворічну річницю війни в Україні! Будь ласка, приходьте та підтримуйте Україну своєю присутністю, молитвами та пожертвами. Наші голоси мають бути почуті!

MASS RALLY in support of Ukraine on the Second Anniversary of russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine will take place in Washington, DC, on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20002. BUS TO WASHINGTON – $80/person. The bus will leave 961 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06114, at 5:30 am. For questions, call Stephan Maksymiuk at 860-604-7673.

2024 UOL Essay Contest is announced: Topics Pre-K and Kindergarten: Draw a picture of your favorite plant or animal God created. Grades 1 and 2: Draw a picture of Moses with the Ten Commandments. Then, please write two to three sentences on why we must follow the Ten Commandments. Grades 3 and 4: How does God show His Love to man? Please write a paragraph (5 to 7 sentences) outlining your thoughts about this question. Grades 5 and 6: What must we do to please God and save our souls? Please write 75 to 100 words on your thoughts. Grades 7 and 8: Please write 150 to 200 words on the following. Define “faith” in your own words. How do you know you are faithful? Give examples from your life that showed people your faithfulness.

Grades 9 and 10: During the UOL convention this past summer, Metropolitan Antony told us that we are perfect once we have received the Body and Blood of Christ. He said our challenge is to stay that way as we go out in our current society past our church doors. Please write 175 to 250 on what you think the Metropolitan meant by these words. Grades 11 and 12: In an article written by Rev. Nicholas Fedorovich in 1971 for the Golden Anniversary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA and later published in 1973, he talks about the future of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA; “Our forefathers were forced to leave their native land we inherited neither silver, gold nor millions. …They brought with them into new settlements a deep love for their church, their native tongue, and their national traditions.” How has this love of church, language, and traditions shaped your lives and prepared you for your future? Please write 200 to 300 words on your thoughts. All entries will be judged for content, creativity, and neatness. Please refer to the enclosed rules and guidelines that must be followed. All essay contest information is being given in both English and Ukrainian. Entries may be in either English or Ukrainian. All entries must be mailed to UOL Essay Contest, C/O Teresa Linck, 413 Juniper Lane, Cheshire, CT 06410, Or emailed to tlinck.essays@gmail.com. All entries must be postmarked by April 8, 2024, and emailed entries must be time-stamped by 7:00 PM on the deadline. Questions: call at 732.824.2047
LOOKING FOR A SPONSOR: Our Sisterhood is looking for a sponsor who would donate $280 to buy a TV that can be set up in the parish hall and used for announcements and the latest news. Please see Natalia Kyrychenko.

DAY OF UNITY AND PRAYER: local organizations are organizing a day of unity and prayer at the State Capitol Building in Hartford, CT, on February 25 at 1 PM to remember the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine! Please come and support Ukraine with your presence, prayers, and donations.

COFFEE and…: Thank you to Natalia Makaruk and her family for hosting coffee and… last Sunday.

LIGHTING candles in the Orthodox Church is a very ancient, pious tradition that has been observed for thousands of years. However, there are specific times during services (especially Divine Liturgy) when this tradition should be practiced. Please light your candles before the reading of the Epistle in order to avoid unnecessary distraction and commotion. Otherwise, you can do it at the end of the service. ЗАПАЛЕННЯ свічок у Православній Церкві є дуже давньою, благочестивою традицією, що практикується уже 2 тисячі років. Однак, є відповідний час на богослуженні (особливо під час Божественної Літургії), коли це можна робити. Будь ласка, запалюйте свічки до читання Апостола, для того, щоб уникнути непотрібної метушні і безпорядку. В іншому випадку ви можете зробити це в кінці Літургії.

 

 + + + CHURCH SCHOOL AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS + + +

Church School classes will be held today.

Due to a computer problem, we were unable to get the names of all of the scouts last week. Congratulations to Yuliya and Nastia Samoylyuk, who belong to CYM.

Happy birthday to Gabriella, who will be celebrating her birthday in the coming week.

May God grant Yuliya, Nastia, and Gabriella MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA!

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