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

September Packet: Be Blessed and Be a Blessing
2017-18 Dates:
 Sept 10 (youth), Oct 15, Oct 29 (youth); Nov 12, Dec 3 (St. Nicholas visitation), Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 18 (youth), Mar 4, Apr 15, Apr 29 (field trip), May 6, May 20 (Pentecost party/graduation)
Schedule: Meet in the church at 11:40, after a brief meal in the parish hall. Classes run until 1:40. 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.

Father Pavlo Blessing Students

Liturgical Calendar

  • Sun., Apr. 29, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., May 2, Vespers at 7:00pm; CANCELLED!!!
  • Sun., May 6, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., May 9, Great Vespers with Lytia at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., May 10, Feast: Ascencion of our Lord, Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., May 13, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., May 16, Vespers at 7:00pm; CANCELLED!!!
  • Sun., May 20, Feast: Pentecost, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., May 23, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., May 27, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., May 30, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Jun. 3, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Jun. 6, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Jun. 10, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Jun. 13, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Jun. 17, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Jun 20, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Jun. 24, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Jun. 27, Vespers at 7:00pm;


  • Priestly forums (parochial meeting) – May 6, after the Divine Liturgy. Please join us for priestly forums and learn about financial, spiritual, and administrative report of our parish.
  • 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 Harry Agens, Scholarship Committee Chairman, at hca43@aol.comfor 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, 2018.
  • We continue to look for volunteers to take care of the Sunday Coffee Social 2018. Please sign up if you have not done so yet. In order for this wonderful tradition to continue we need volunteers to fill every available spot. Sign-up sheet can be found in the church hall.
  • Parochial Catechesis: catechetical classes in our parish for all ages. Classes will take place once a month on Sun. after the Divine Liturgy. Eighth class is on Sun., Apr. 15, 2018. Classes for adults will be offered in Ukrainian and English. 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. 
  • Varenyky on sale! Please call parish office to place an order.
  • 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.