Announcements

Liturgical Calendar

  • Sun., Dec. 1, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Dec. 4, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., Dec. 5, Divine Liturgy at 9:00am;
  • Fri., Dec. 6: Solemn Feast: St. Nicholas, Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm;
  • Sun., Dec. 8, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Mon., Dec. 9, Solemn Feast: Conception by St. Anne who conceived Theotokos, Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm;
  • Wed., Dec. 11, NO Vespers;
  • Thur., Dec. 12, Divine Liturgy at 9:00am;
  • Sat., Dec. 14, Great Vespers at 4:30pm;
  • Sun., Dec. 15, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Dec. 18, Vespers at 7:00pm;
  • Thur., Dec. 19, Divine Liturgy at 9:00am;
  • Sun., Dec. 22, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:
    • Royal Hours followed by the Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: Tue., Dec. 24 at 9:00am.
    • Great Compline: Tue., Dec. 24, at 4:00 pm. Holy Supper afterwards.
    • Nativity of our Lord: Divine Liturgy: Wed., Dec. 25, at 10:00 am.
    • Solemn Feast: Synaxis of the Theotokos: Thur., Dec. 26, at 10:00am.
  • Sun., Dec. 29, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am;
  • Wed., Jan. 1: Feast of obligation: St. Basil the Great; Circumcision of our Lord, Divine Liturgy at 11:00am;
  • Thur., Jan. 2, Divine Liturgy at 9:00am;

Announcements

  • Many Thanks to all volunteers who came and helped to make varenyky on Tuesday (total from both days 259 dozens!). We filled all of our Christmas orders!!! God Bless You all for your hard work, gift of time and tremendous dedication to our church community!!!
  • Manna (Gift) Cards Order. Please talk to Lesia Senenko to pick up your order.
  • Meet St. Nicholas: Sun., Dec. 8th, after the Divine Liturgy. Wonderful gifts for kids, coffee and snacks for parents!!!
  • Church/hall clean-up and decoration set up for Christmas holidays  on Sat., Dec. 14. Please consider responding to our call!!!
  • Mark your calendars! Bp. Benedict’s visitation: Great Vespers on Sat., Dec. 14, at 4:30pm. Light reception follows afterwards. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be on Sun., Dec. 15, at 10:00am. Right after we will have festive reception in the church hall. We hope that every parishioner will join us for the liturgical celebrations. We will need much help to prepare for the episcopal visitation. There are sign-up sheets in the church hall. Please respond to this call!!!
  • Important notice: Typically we have eparchial collection on the last Sunday of the month. However, only in December we will have 2-d collection by the end of the Liturgy on Sun., Dec. 15. “Andrew’s Pence” is a collection for missionary activity in our Ukrainian Catholic Church.
  • For the last few Sundays we have been collecting money to pay for treatment of the rare form of leukemia for a 10 y. o. girl, Roksolana Prochko. For the last 6 years she has been suffering from this illness, but now she needs a bone marrow transplant. Please help if you can. As always, thank you for your support and generosity! If you would like to learn more about Roksolana or support this cause please click on the link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/yuriy-prochko-needs-help-from-all-of-us
  • Reminder: The Nativity Fast (St. Philip’s Fast) began on Fri., 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!!!
  • 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
  • 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 Kids only Session is on Jan. 26, and all Parish session is on Jan. 12, 2020. 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.
  • School of Ukrainian Studies “Ridna Shkola” offers classes for children and adults! For more detailed information please contactMaria Zvereva at (847) 571-5996 or ridnashkoladallas@gmail.com
  • 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 FG687. 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.
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