Responding to Covid-19 is an evolving process. As a church and parish, we continue to adjust and adopt current best practices so that the community may continue to worship. In order to help maintain social distancing, beginning this Sunday, the choir will move back to the choir loft where they an spread out, yet remain a cohesive group. This will also free up more space in the main floor (nave). We will only use every-other pew in the church. Family units may sit as a group but groups should try to maintain distance from other groups in the pews. Additional seating will be available in the cry-room and chairs will be arranged in the vestibule. Markers have been placed along the main aisle six feet apart. When approaching to receive Holy Communion, please use these to maintain spacing. As always, please follow Father Sal's direction for receiving Christ. Should he feel that the communion spoon becomes contaminated during distribution, he will sanitize the spoon before continuing. Furthermore, a reminder that masks and gloves are encouraged. Lastly, as always, if you feel ill or have underlying medical conditions that place you at an increased risk, please continue worshiping at home with our live stream.

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Guidelines for Parishes upon Resumption of Public Services

​found below

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NEXT PEROGY SALE   SATURDAY  TBA
Hours: 1:00PM - 4:00PM    (Or until the Yellow Signs are not on the lawn.)
 NO Boiling is necessary. Perogies are fully cooked and they may open if boiled the second time!
Perogy Varieties                       
* Potato ($6 per Dozen)     

* Potato and Sauerkraut. (Limited Quantities.) ($7 per dozen)
 








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WHEN WE MAKE PEROGIES
As you know this week we are going to have our pyrohy making project. Please come to help and invite your family and friends as well! We are in a dire need of helpers. With each year going by it becomes more and more difficult to find volunteers for this important project to keep our parish running. 

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​​​Last Update:June 2, 2020

Guidelines for Parishes upon Resumption of Public Services


1.  The church should be cleaned/sanitized before each service when the public may be present, especially areas that are commonly touched (railings, doors, backs of pews, etc.). Please keep the churches well ventilated by opening windows or by turning on air-conditioner.
2. Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained, people are encouraged to wear face masks and gloves:
3.While seating or standing in the pews – between non-family member
4.While standing in line for Communion and returning to the pew
5.Veneration of icons, etc. should done without touching or kissing them.
6. There should be no social gatherings after the services.
7. Parishioners should be reminded that if they are not feeling well that they should stay at home and reminded that they are not bound by the Sunday obligation if they are ill.
8. Parishioners should also be instructed that if they wish to receive Communion they ought to open their mouths wide, do not touch the spoon and do not cough or sneeze upon it. Care should be taken in ensuring the proper sanitization of the spoon. The spoon will be sanitized when needed by wiping it with a cloth soaked in pure alcohol.
9. Collection baskets are to be left in designated places so that parishioners may leave their offerings without passing around baskets.
10. Sacrament of Penance must be administered in safe space with keeping social distance.
11. Celebration of baptisms, weddings and funerals are allowed if all precautions listed above are observed.

Please consider other precautionary measures! As always, use common sense and pastoral prudence to prevent the spread of the virus. For example, if there is not enough space for people to safely attend the Liturgy consider celebrating additional Liturgies that day.

Together, we continue to pray for all who are suffering from Covid-19, for all health care workers and first responders, for all the deceased and their families, and for easing of anxiety and tension caused by this pandemic.

Sincerely yours,

Most Rev. Bohdan J. Danylo

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CONGRATULATIONS
Birthdays

Judy Schwager  (6/2)


ANNIVERSARY
Joe & Krystyna Szewczyk   (6/6)​

May God bless you and grant you many years,

Mnohaya i Blahaya Lita

SUMMER FESTIVAL CANCELED


Unfortunately, we came to a hard decision and decided to cancel our Summer Festival which was supposed to be at the end of June.  There is some discussion however about preparing some FOOD on a "take out" basis.

Liturgical Services Will Continue to be Livestreamed. 

​This weeks services can be watched live on the church's Facebook page.