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!


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 FG687. 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., Mar. 1, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 3, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Mar. 4, 2-d All Souls Saturday: Divine Liturgy followed by Panachida at 9:00am.
  • Sun., Mar. 5, Abridged Matins at 9:30am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Mar. 8, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 10, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Mar. 11, 3-d All Souls Saturday: Divine Liturgy followed by Panachida at 10:00am.
  • Sun., Mar. 12, Abridged Matins at 9:15am; Divine Liturgy with sacraments of Christian Initiation at 9:45am;
  • Wed., Mar. 15, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 17, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Mar. 18, 4-th All Souls Saturday: Parastas at 10:00am.
  • Sun., Mar. 19, Abridged Matins at 9:30am;
  • Sun., Mar. 19, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Mar. 22, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 24, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Mar. 25, Solemn Feast: Annunciation Our Lord: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.
  • Sun., Mar. 26, Abridged Matins at 9:30am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Mar. 29, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Fri., Mar. 31, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Apr. 1, Lazarus Saturday: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.
  • Sun., Apr. 2, Palm Sunday: Abridged Matins at 9:30am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
    • Great and Holy Week:
  • Mon., Apr. 3, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Tue., Apr. 4, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Wed., Apr. 5, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., Apr. 6, Passion Matins at 6:00pm;
  • Fri., Apr. 7, Great Vespers with Placing Shroud at 7:00pm;
  • Sat., Apr. 8, Veneration of Shroud with Confessions from 1:00om to 4:00pm;
  • Sun., Apr. 9, PASCHA: Prayers at the tomb at 8:30am; Paschal Matins at 8:45am; Paschal Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Mon. Apr. 10, Bright Monday, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Tue., Apr. 11, Bright Tuesday, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;


  • Please PRAY for Ukraine!!! Please continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for the end of war, for our sister churches and clergy, safety of people, and especially for all those who defend country against russian aggression.
  • This week I will start sending out letters with the amount of your donation to our parish in 2022. Please inform parish office if you do not receive such letter within the next few weeks or if the amount of donation in the report is incorrect. We will correct our mistake speedily.
  • 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.
  • Please remember to pick up your 2023 offering envelopes and church calendar!
  • We need families this year to take care of the Sunday Coffee Social. Please respond to this call!!! Sign-up sheet can be found in the church hall.
  • Important notice: We are welcoming new choir members! Please join our church choir! Talk to Alex H. or Daria C. if you are interested.
  • Please note: We started our Parish Catechism on Sep. 25. All are welcome for the catechism!
  • Important notice: We have started a parish men’s group St. Joseph the Betrothed. Men interested in joining please talk to Michael B.
  • Important notice: All women of the parish are invited to attend The Sisterhood of St. Sophia meeting. Date of the meeting TBD.
  • Tremendous THANKS to all of you for most generous donations towards Ukraine and the needs of the people in times of war. $36,144.54 collected so far. May God bless you for your support and generosity!
    • Distribution of the Funds (the parish covered wire fees):
    • 1) Humanitarian Aid through the Archeparchy of Philadelphia: 3,400.00;
    • 2) Humanitarian Aid through the Eparchy of Chicago: 2,000.00;
    • 3) Support of Ukraine’s Armed Forces through the National Bank: $13,100.00;
    • 4) Revived Soldiers Fund: $4,000.00;
    • 5) Financial Aid towards Individual Families: $1,750.00;
    • 6) Support of Ukraine’s Armed Forces through Volunteer Organizations: $11,900.99;
    • 7) $0.00 – in the process of distribution;
  • 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: For Zoom live stream please join Zoom Meeting at the time of the service at
  • 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 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.
  • In his “Vibrant Parish” exhortation, His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav emphasized the importance of the Word of God. If you are interested in joining “Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life” parish Bible Study, meeting non-holiday week on Tuesday at 5:45pm via zoom video call (English speaking group), please call or text Colleen Sullivan at 847-254-2776.
  • У своєму посланні «Жива парафія» Блаженніший Патріарх Святослав наголосив на важливості Слова Божого. Якщо ви зацікавлені приєднатися до парафіяльної групи вивчення Біблії «Ісус є Дорога, Істина і Життя», якa збирається щотижня у четвер о 19:00 за допомогою “zoom” відео дзвінка (укрaїномовна група), будь ласка, зателефонуйте або напишіть Мaрії Звєрєвій на номер 847-571-5996.
  • School of Ukrainian Studies “Ridna Shkola” offers classes for children and adults! For more detailed information please contact Maria Zvereva at (847) 571-5996 or
  • Parishioners that are homebound: 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 –> 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.