Liturgical Schedule

Divine Liturgy: Sunday 10:00 AM (please join us for food and fellowship following Sunday Liturgy)

Thursday 9:00 AM.
Vespers: 7:00 PM on Wednesdays outside the Great Fast (please check the announcements)
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: 7:00 PM every Wednesday and Friday through the Great Fast
Feast Days: 7:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM on Saturdays (please check the announcements)

Sacramental Life

Reconciliation: 30 minutes prior to any scheduled service or by appointment. In front of the icon of Christ or in the north transept either one, except when the church is busy then confession is only offered in the north transept.
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist: Please notify the pastor when a child is born/adopted to arrange the dates for the proper prayers and blessings in addition to the baptism.
Marriage: Please notify the pastor at least six months before the anticipated date to allow for adequate preparation for this lifetime commitment.
Visiting the Sick: Please notify the pastor if a family member is in the hospital or unable to attend services due to illness and would like a visit. It is the responsibility of the immediate family to notify the pastor.
Funerals: Please notify the parish office before making arrangements with a funeral director.

Full Parish Catechesis

2019-2020 Dates: ALL: Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 15 – Cancelled, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 22, May 3. KIDS Only: Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 17, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 29, Apr 19, May 17. 
Schedule: Meet in the church at 11:30, after a brief meal in the parish hall. Classes run until 1:00. Help with food, art, environment, and supplies are always appreciated. Visitors and newcomers are welcome!

Service

We are always welcoming to volunteers as there is always a need for Christian service. You will find that in volunteering, there is satisfaction, fulfillment, joy and strength. Our doors are always open. Call (972) 370-4700

Parish Registration

Conversion: Our doors are open for everyone! If you are considering converting to Catholicism, you are invited to discuss with the pastor the process and any needed preparation.
Reversion: Welcome home! If you are a non-practicing Catholic, you are invited to discuss your return to sacramental life in the fullness of the church with the pastor.
New Parishioners: To help us serve you better, new parishioners are asked to fill out a registration card which can be obtained from the pastor.

Reminders

Please buy Manna Cards and support your church. Manna Cards  generate profit for the church at no cost to you! Please contact Daria to place an order.
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program: St. Sophia’s NPO number is FG687. Please register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Remember: your purchases will not count until after your card is registered. It costs no extra money for the parishioners to participate but gives the parish a percentage from your purchases. Last year it was very successful and the parish benefited greatly from it. Thank you for supporting your church!
St. Sophia has a Good Neighbor Tom Thumb reward account. Please go to the customer service desk and ask them to connect your reward card to Good Neighbor account 9448. At no cost to you, 1% of your purchase will go to St. Sophia.

Contact Us

The Reverend Pavlo Popov
Parish Phone/Fax: 972-370-4700

Contact Us Email Addresses

Father Pavlo Blessing Students

Liturgical Calendar

  • Wed., Jul. 15, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Jul. 19, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Jul. 22, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Jul. 26, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Jul. 29, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Aug. 2, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Aug. 5, Great Vespers with Lytiya at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., Aug. 6, Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Aug. 9, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Aug. 12, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Aug. 15, Feast of Obligation: Dormition of the BVM: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., Aug. 16, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Aug. 19, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Aug. 23, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Aug. 26, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Aug. 30, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;

Announcements

  • On May 21, 2020, on the feast of Ascension of our Lord, we have restarted public celebration of the Liturgical Services in our parish. At the same time, those faithful not comfortable coming back to the church just yet, are still allowed/able to participate in the services from our parish/other parish via online streaming. I would like to remind about safety precautions to be exercised by everyone present in the church for the services:
     1Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained, people shall wear face masks (please bring you own mask as we might or might not have some extra masks in the church). In a case of an overflow of people in the church, we will have people seated in the church hall where we have video and sound system set up;
    2. Veneration of icons, etc. should done without touching or kissing them (you may bow in front of the icon instead while venerating it);
    3. There will be no social gatherings after the services, until further notice;
    4. Those who are not feeling well, MUST STAY HOME, they are not bound by the Sunday/Feast day obligation if they are ill;
    5. Those who wish to receive Communion ought to open their mouths wide, do not touch the spoon/fingers of the priest and do not cough or sneeze upon it/them.
    6. Collection baskets will be left in designated places so that parishioners may leave their offerings without passing around baskets.
    7. Sacrament of Penance will be administered in safe space with keeping social distance.
    8. Celebration of baptisms, weddings and funerals are allowed if all precautions listed above are observed.
    9. Please consider other precautionary measures you may find necessary! As always, use common sense and prudence to prevent the spread of the virus.
    10. As we learn how to deal with this new situation, we will change/adjust certain ways of doing things as we proceed. Please be patient and considerate in the process!  
    We will also clean/sanitize church before/after each service, especially areas that are commonly touched (doors, backs of pews, etc.). The church will be well ventilated as well.
    Please text/email/voicemail me if you plan to be in the church for the services at least in the first few weeks/months. It would help me greatly to know how many people plan to attend and how to set up church and church hall accordingly!