Liturgical Schedule

Divine Liturgy: Sunday 10:00 AM (please join us for food and fellowship following Sunday Liturgy)
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., Mar. 3, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 5, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Mar. 7, 3-d All Souls Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., Mar. 7, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Mar. 10, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 12, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Mar. 13, 4-th All Souls Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., Mar. 14, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Mar. 17, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., Mar. 18, Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 19, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Mar. 21, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Mar. 24, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., Mar. 25, Holy Day of Obligation – Feast of Annunciation: Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 26, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Mar. 27, Lazarus Saturday: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am;
  • Sun., Mar. 28, Palm Sunday: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at 10:00am;
  • Mon., Mar. 29, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Tue., Mar. 30, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Wed., Mar. 31, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;  Anointing of the Sick by the the Liturgy;
  • Thur., Apr. 1, Passion Matins at 6:00pm!!!
  • Fri., Apr. 2, Vespers with the placement of the Holy Shroud at 7:00pm.
  • Sat., Apr. 3, Veneration of the Holy Shroud and Confessions – 1:00 to 4:00pm; Blessing of the Easter baskets (parking lot) at 3:30pm;
  • Sun., Apr. 4, PASCHA: Removal of the Holy Shroud at 8:30am; Resurrection Matins at 8:45am; Resurrection Divine Liturgy at 10:00am; Blessing of the Easter baskets outside (parking lot) after the Divine Liturgy (approximately between 11:15 am and 11:45am).
  • Mon., Apr., 5, Bright Monday: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Tue., Apr., 6, Bright Tuesday: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am;
  • Sun., Apr. 11, Thomas Sunday: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Apr. 14, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Apr. 18, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Apr. 21, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Apr. 25, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Apr. 14, Mid Pentecost: Service at 7:00pm;

Announcements

  • Please update and/or submit to Fr. Pavlo names of the deceased members of your family, so that we can pray for their souls during All Souls Saturdays.
  • Church/hall clean-up: Sat., Apr. 27 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Many hands make light work!
  • Blessing of the palms and pussy willows on Palm Sunday by the end of the Divine Liturgy.
  • Easter Bake Sale will take place on Palm Sunday, Mar., 28, after the Divine Liturgy: please write your name in the signup sheet or contact parish office if you would like to place an order for Easter bread or other baked goods.
  • Easter Flowers: please write your name in the signup sheet or contact parish office in order to purchase lilies ($10.00) with a personal tag dedicated in memory of the deceased/living member of your family. Flowers can be taken home/cemetery after the Easter Services.
  • Alford Family Virtual Baby Shower: Let us support the upcoming birth of our fellow parishioners’ baby girl. Anyone is welcome to bring/send a gift for the family!
  • Reminder: Strict fasting (no dairy and meat products) on Great and Holy Friday on Apr. 2. Faithful are encouraged to fast at least on Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent. During Great Fast faithful are especially called to pay extra attention to fasting, giving alms and praying. Questions/concerns? – please talk to Fr. Pavlo.
  • SHARE 2021!!! The goal of this year’s eparchial appeal is support of the essential administrative operations of the Eparchy. Our parish is part of the complex and highly distributed eparchial network of 43 parishes. Please consider supporting the “Share” appeal and enable our eparchy to provide ongoing support and care of all eparchial administrative functions. You can either mail your contributions to the Eparchy address, place it in the collection basket during the coming weeks of the appeal or make an online donation on our website www.chicagougcc.org (click on “Share-2021” banner).
  • Live stream of the liturgical services can be done via Facebоok or Zoom. For Facebook live stream please become a friend of St. Sophia Parish group. St. Sophia Parish group is open to public as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/250895872736279/ For Zoom live stream please join Zoom Meeting at the time of the service at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/471979041
  • Please Note: Even if you are absent from the church, please don’t forget that the church still relies on your contributions. Unfortunately, our bills do not take a break. The months where attendance was and still is affected by the virus were and still are most burdensome financially. In addition, there are various church improvement projects. Your absence on any Sunday does not negate your obligation to support your home parish!
  • We humbly ask you to continue to support your parish in these challenging times. Your sacrificial giving is critical for St. Sophia’s financial obligations and survival. You can donate by going straight to the St. Sophia PayPal account by clicking on this link below https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PLCQDP6KGQHPC&source=url Or on the top section with the list of pages at the very right you will see Donate button. When you go to that page, you will have to click on the donate image which in turn will connect you to the PayPal donation services. You do not need to have an account with PayPal. You can donate using you credit/debit card.
  • All interested in deepening their faith are invited to the parish Bible group “Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life.” For more information please talk to Maria Zvereva at (847) 571-5996.
  • CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Parochial Catechesis: catechetical classes in our parish for all ages. Classes will take place once a month on Sun. after the Divine Liturgy. Classes for adults will be offered in Ukrainian and English. Next Kids only Session is on Feb. 23, and all Parish session is on Feb. 9, 2020. Please talk to Fr. Pavlo for more detailed information or if you would like to enroll into catechetical program.
  • School of Ukrainian Studies “Ridna Shkola” offers classes for children and adults! For more detailed information please contactMaria Zvereva at (847) 571-5996 or ridnashkoladallas@gmail.com
  • Parishioners that are home bound: If you or a member of your family cannot make it to Church, І would be more than pleased to visit at your home, in the hospital, at a nursing home, or any other place. It is no inconvenience at all. Please be sure to let me know and we can schedule a visit.
  • Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program: St. Sophia’s NPO number is FG687. Please re-register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com –> Community –> Kroger Community Rewards –> Reenroll Now/Sign In. REMEMBER, your purchases WILL NOT count toward our church 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. Thank you for supporting your church!
  • Reminder: Parents of the young children, please make sure to check on the play room after kids are done playing there. We need to keep that room clean so that next week our children can continue to play there.
  • Reminder: Mystery of Confession should be received by all faithful Christians on a regular basis or whenever the conscience is burdened, and at the very least during the Great Fast and Pascha season. If you have not availed yourself of this life-giving sacrament, please be sure to do so. To schedule a confession, please talk to Fr. Pavlo.
  • Please join us for coffee and sweets after the Divine Liturgy.