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!

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 90702. 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.

Father Pavlo Blessing Students

Liturgical Calendar

  • Sun., Dec. 3, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Feast: St. Nicholas: Divine Liturgy on Wed., Nov. 6 at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Dec. 10, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am; St. Nicholas Visitation after the Liturgy;
  • NO VESPERS on Wed., Dec. 13!!!
  • Sun., Dec. 17, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • NO VESPERS on Wed., Dec. 20!!!
  • Royal Hours: Fri., Dec. 22, at 7:00 pm.
  • Sun., Dec. 24, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
    • CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:
  • Great Compline: Sun., Dec. 24, at 5:00 pm. Holy Supper afterwards.
  • Nativity of our Lord: Divine Liturgy: Mon., Dec. 25, at 10:00 am.
  • Solemn Feast: Synaxis of the Theotokos: Tue., Dec. 26, at 10:00am.
  • NO VESPERS on Wed., Dec. 27!!!
  • Sun., Dec. 31, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Solemn Feasts: Circumcision of Our Lord; St. Basil the Great: Mon., Jan.1, at 11:00am.
  • NO VESPERS on Wed., Jan. 3!!!
    • THEOPHANY SCHEDULE:
  • Royal Hours: Fri., Jan.5, at 9:00 am;
  • Great Compline: Fri., Jan. 5, at 7:00 pm;
  • Theophany: Sat., Jan 6, at 10:00am. Divine Liturgy followed by the Great Blessing of the water. Remember to bring empty containers for newly blessed Jordan Water.
  • Sun., Jan. 7, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;

Announcements

  • Many Thanks to all volunteers who came and helped to clean up and decorate church and parish hall for the holy days!!! God Bless You all for your hard work, gift of time and tremendous dedication to our church community!!!
  • Many Thanks to Marianna Savchyn, Luba Popov, Iryna Shevchuk, Oksana Malyshchak, Halia Hrybchuk, Nadiya Brooks for preparing breakfast, Knights of Columbus for serving the breakfast, and anonymous donor for donating gift bags for the kids for St. Nicholas Day!
  • Parish Holy Supper: if you are interested in attending the Holy Supper on Christmas Eve on Sun, Dec. 24 please call parish chancery ASAP!!!!!!!
  • Please sign up for the Sunday Coffee Social for 2018. In order for this wonderful tradition to continue we need volunteers to fill every available spot. Sign-up sheet can be found in cafeteria.
  • Please remember to pick up your 2018 offering envelopes and purchase church calendar!
  • Reminder: The Nativity Fast (St. Philip’s Fast) has begun this Tue., Nov. 15th and will conclude at the Divine Liturgy on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th. This 40-day fast is given to prepare us for the celebration of the Lord’s birth. Nativity Fast offers a wonderful opportunity to exercise more generous almsgiving, more intense prayer, stricter fasting and receive the sacrament of Holy Confession!!!
  • Parochial Catechesis: catechetical classes in our parish for all ages. Classes will take place once a month on Sun. after the Divine Liturgy. Fourth class is on Sun., Dec. 17. 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: srannl@aol.com.
  • Important notice!!! New Star is on line. As of now, this is the only option. You may access our official eparchial publication at esnucc.org/new-star. 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 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. 
  • 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.