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

2018-2019 Dates: Aug 19, Sept 9 & 23, Oct 14 & 28, Nov 11, Dec 2, 16 & 30, Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 5 & 19, June 2
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!


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.


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 90702. Please register online at 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., May 1, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., May 5, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., May 8, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., May 12, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., May 15, Mid-Pentecost: Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., May. 19, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., May. 19, Divine Liturgy in Austin at 11:30am, in the chapel at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy; 
  • Wed., May 22, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., May. 26, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Thur., May 30, Ascension of Our Lord: Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Jun. 2, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • NO VESPERS in June;
  • Sun., Jun. 9, PENTECOST: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., Jun. 16, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., Jun. 23, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., Jun. 30, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;


  • Many Blessings to all mothers, mothers to be, spiritual and god-mothers, as we celebrate “Mother’s Day.” May God grant you many blessed and happy years!!!
  • Congratulations to Nadiya Popov, Grace and Joseph Gnyra on the occasion of their First Confession and Solemn Communion. May God bless you with His graces and the Holy Spirit always guide and protect you!
  • Priestly forums (parochial meeting) will take place after the Divine Liturgy on Sun., June 2d. Please join us for priestly forums and learn about financial, spiritual, and administrative report of our parish. Election to the Pastoral Council will follow the meeting.
  • HOLY CROSS COUNCIL 8493: 2018 College Scholarship Applications. Once again, Council 8493 is pleased to announce it will be awarding college scholarships to graduating seniors of area high schools. Please contact Frank Ramirez, Scholarship Committee Chairman, at frankramirez3@att.netfor an application and more information. The Knights Scholarship is open to registered parishioners of Holy Cross, St. Martin de Porres, St. Sophia Catholic Churches. The deadline for receiving the scholarship application is May 31, 2019.
  • Reminder: Metropolitan Borys Gudziak’s Enthronement will be here before we know it. If you plan to attend, please remember to register for this big event by visiting archeparchial webpage at The registration form is in both languages Ukrainian and English. As of right now spaces are limited!
  • Varenyky on sale! Please call parish office or talk to Janet to place an order.
  • Reminder: Strict fasting (no dairy and meat products) on Great and Holy Friday on Apr. 19. 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.
  • To be up-to-date with the latest information regarding ministry and activities of our eparchy and the bishop, until the new eparchial website is fully developed and functioning, please go to his Facebook page at
  • Please sign up for the Sunday Coffee Social for 2019. In order for this wonderful tradition to continue we need volunteers to fill every available spot. Sign-up sheet can be found in cafeteria.
  • 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 all Parish session is on Mar. 24, 2019. Please talk to Fr. Pavlo for more detailed information or if you would like to enroll into catechetical program..
  • The Sisters of St. Basil are again inviting volunteers to come to western Ukraine next summer and teach English to middle school children at their one-week English Catechetical Summer Day Camps. For more information, please contact Sr. Ann Laszok at 412: 260-1607, or by email at:
  • Important notice!!! New Star is on line. As of now, this is the only option. You may access our official eparchial publication at You may print the entire issue on 8 ½” x 11” paper. It is your choice for color or not, single-side or double sided. You may choose only one language or both, it is up to you. Or, you may read it from your monitor, and/or store it on your computer for further reference. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please inform Fr. Pavlo.
  • 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 90702. Please re-register online at –> 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.