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!

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.

Contact Us

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

Contact Us Email Addresses

Father Pavlo Blessing Students

Liturgical Calendar

  • Wed., Apr. 3, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Apr. 5, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Apr. 7, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Apr. 10, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Apr. 12, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Apr. 14, Palm Sunday: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Mon., Apr. 15, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Tue., Apr. 16, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Wed., Apr. 17, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., Apr. 18, Passion Matins with twelve Gospel readings at 6:00pm;
  • Fri., Apr. 19, Great and Holy Friday Vespers with Placing of the Shroud at 7:00pm; Jerusalem Matins with All-Night Vigil following
  • Sat., Apr. 20, Veneration of the Shroud/Confessions from 1:00pm to 4:00pm;
  • Sun., Apr. 21, PASCHA: Removal of the Shroud followed by the Resurrection Matins followed by the Divine Liturgy at 8:45am;
  • Mon., Apr. 22, Bright Monday: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Tue., Apr. 23, Bright Tuesday: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • No Vespers during Bright Week;
  • Sun., Apr. 28, Thomas Sunday: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Sun., Apr. 28, Divine Liturgy in Austin at 11:30am, in the chapel at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy; PASCHA according to Julian 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;
  • 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;
  • Sun., Jun. 9, PENTECOST: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;

Announcements

  • Friday Lenten Fish Fry: Knights of Columbus of our parish and Holy Cross Parish are sponsoring Lenten Fish Fry on Fri., Apr. 12, starting at 5:00pm. Please support this important fundraiser and come to enjoy delicious food and great company.
  • Manna (Gift) Cards Order. Please talk to Lesia Senenko if you would like to place your order. She will be placing order on Apr. 14. Please support this important fundraiser project!
  • Lazarus Saturday: Divine Liturgy on Sat., Apr. 13, at 9:00am.
  • Church/hall clean-up: Sat., Apr. 13 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Many hands make light work!
  • Pysanka Class: Sat., Apr. 13, 1 – 5 pm, at St. Sophia Church. RSVP то ChrystyaGeremesz @ 214-240-0016.
  • Blessing of the palms and pussy willows on Sunday April 14 by the end of the Divine Liturgy.
  • Easter Bake Sale will take place on Palm Sunday, Apr. 14, after the Divine Liturgy. Please talk to Darka Zaluckyj or Janet Bogdon or sign up in the order sheet in the hall to place an order for Easter bread.
  • Easter Flowers: please talk to Richard or Janet Bogdon 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.
  • 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 https://www.facebook.com/benedict.aleksiychuk.1
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.