House Blessings

Fr. Luke will be scheduling house blessings. Do not be afraid to call Father to schedule a time. Please keep your calendar open and flexible. Preparing your home for the blessing:
  1. Your home does NOT have to be spotless, but should be free of clutter on the floor, like toys, which may cause Father to trip or fall.
  2. A table should be prepared with a white cloth where an icon, a candle, a small bowl, holy water and a list of first names of everyone you want Father to pray for during the service for their health. If you do not have Holy Water, please let Father know and he will bring a bottle of for you to keep.
  3. If you have any small items, like crosses or icons, that you want blessed, place them on the table and let Father know.
  4. Turn off all radios and TVs. Take the phone off the hook during the short blessing service. Cell phones should be turned off. Just remember to place the phone back on the hook and turn on your cell phone at the end of the service.
  5. Close all doors to rooms you do not want Father to enter -- open all doors and turn the lights on in the home, otherwise.
  6. A family member should lead Father around the home during the blessing. Children may do this, girls or boys.
  7. If you have a pet, they may also receive a blessing, but please keep them under control to prevent them from jumping on Father or getting under his feet.
  8. I look forward to sharing this special blessing with you and your family. Many Years!!

Schedule of Services and Events for the Week of January 5-11, 2015

Monday January 5, 6 PM  Vigil for Theophany – Strict Fast Day Monday, January 5, 7 PM  Spirituality Class Tuesday, January 6, 9 AM  Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany Thursday, January 8, 8:30 AM Hours Friday, January 9, 5 PM  Church School Sunday, January 11, 10AM Liturgy Sunday, January 11, 2 PM  Lakota adult Mission Trip Presentation Sunday, January 11, 3 PM ASP Meeting
This is the First of Three Announcements for our Annual Meeting which is set for Sunday, January 18. We have much to discuss. Please do your best to stay and participate. 2015 Parish Council Slate of Candidates President – Susan Sulich Vice President – Harry Fong Treasurer – Monika Mihaly Asst. Treasurer – Vida Bundra Secretary – Lorraine Fedyna Members at Large – Jeff Szymanowicz, Suad Behrend and Nick Fong If you would like to help your Church and run for an office, please let Harry Fong or Father Luke know of your interest.

Readers Schedule 1/11 – Paul Toaso 1/18 – Susan Sulich 1/25 – Harry Fong

Coffee Hour 1/4- Fedyna 1/11 – Molineaux 1/18 – OPEN 1/25 - OPEN


Church School Schedule 

Sunday classes resumed this past Sunday, January 4 for the Elementary and middle school age students. And will continue on Sunday, January 18.

Teen classes resume Sunday, January 11.

Friday classes resume Friday, January 9 and will continue on Friday, January 23.

See Stasia Mihaly, Church School administrator, for details.

Schedule of Services for the Week of December 20-28, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 6 PM Vespers Sunday, December 21, 9 AM Church School Sunday, December 21, 10AM Liturgy

Readers Schedule 12/21 – Paul Sulich 12/25 – Nicholas Mihaly 12/28 – Susan Paltauf


Christmas Services Schedule

Wednesday, December 24, 9 AM Royal Hours

Wednesday, December 24, 5PM Holy Supper (covered dish) - Strict Fast

Wednesday, December 24, 7 PM Christmas Eve Services and the singing of Christmas Carols

Thursday, December 25, 10 AM Divine Liturgy – Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Friday, December 26, 9 AM Divine Liturgy – Synaxis of the Mother of God

Sunday, December 28, 10 AM Divine Liturgy

Monday, December 29, 9:45 AM Deanery Youth Bowling Event in Fairfield, CT. This is open to all the youth of our parish regardless of age.

There is No Fasting from December 25 to January 4.

Advent Mission Project

With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Senior ACRY is sponsoring an Advent Mission Project to benefit Diocesan mission parishes. The entire proceeds of the Advent Mission Project will be used to purchase much needed liturgical items and supplies that will greatly assist our Diocesan mission parishes in proclaiming the good news and beauty of the Orthodox Faith in their local communities. The deadline for submitting donations is January 31, 2015.

Schedule of Services and Events for the Week of Nov 30-Dec 7, 2014

This weeks Bulletin Tuesday, December 2, 9 AM Perogie Session Saturday, December 6, 10 AM Roll Making for Christmas Bake Sale Sunday, December 7, 9 AM Church School Sunday, December 7, 10AM Liturgy Sunday, December 7, 11:30AM St. Nicholas Brunch

Readers Schedule 11/30 – Paul Toaso

Coffee Hour 12/7 – St. Nicholas Brunch


Christmas Services Schedule Continue reading Schedule of Services and Events for the Week of Nov 30-Dec 7, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

“When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God’s feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.”
– St. Basil the Great

Calling all Bakers, Perogie Pinchers, and Cabbage Rollers!!

Due to the great success of our Thanksgiving Bake Sale we are out or very low on some of our most popular items. We are having emergency sessions to get our stock back up for the upcoming Christmas sale on December 13th. We will be having Perogie/baking/cooking sessions on Tuesday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 9th. We may also need to have an evening session. Please come to help if at all possible. We will also be having a Nutroll baking session on Saturday, December 6th.  Even just an hour of your time helps! image

Schedule of Services and Events for the Week of Nov 24-30, 2014

Sunday, November 23 Panachida for Lubov Richardovna Jasiuninski Tanya Goodwin’s grandmother Monday, November 24, 6 PM Prayer Group Monday, November 24, 7 PM Spirituality Class Tuesday, November 25, 8:30 AM Hours Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving – NO Fasting Friday, November 28 NO Fasting By Church Authority & Diocesan Custom, the Thanksgiving Thursday & the Friday after Thanksgiving Day are accounted as Fast Free. Sunday, November 30, 9 AM Church School Sunday, November 30, 10AM Liturgy

Readers Schedule 11/30 – Paul Toaso

Coffee Hour 11/30 – Open 12/7 – St. Nicholas Brunch

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