►Gratitude: I would like to sincerely thank Mrs. Helen Kowal Sage for a very generous donation received last week for Renovation Fund of our church. The donation will be used for the paving of the parking lot. Mrs. Sage’s donation has been made in memory of her beloved husband +Robert Sage, who passed away in 2008. May his memory be eternal, and may God continue to bless Mrs. Sage for the love she has for our church!

►2017 Ukrainian-American Heritage Festival: GRATITUDE: Dear members of the Festival Team and all volunteers, I want to sincerely thank you for all hard work related to the organization and running of our Festival this year. I want to thank all of you who worked in setting up the Festival grounds, those who worked in preparing holubtsi, the Pyrohy workers at the UNC, those who baked bread for the Festival, those who worked at the grills, the people who helped with the games and other activities, those who took care of the themed baskets raffle and those who donated themed baskets, the people who donated baked goods, those who worked at the bar, those who worked to clean up the Festival grounds after the event, those who helped with the advertisement and pamphlets, those who prepared various festival signs, and all other parishioners or non parishioners who may have contributed in one way or another to make our Festival a great success this year as well.
The NET INCOME generated at the Festival totaled this year: $ 12,612.00
Gratitude: I would like to sincerely thank a few donors who financially supported the Festival this year: Michael Blaisdell 200.00 (in memory of +Sharon Blaisdell); Roman Szul 200 (in memory of + Lorraine Szul); Rosalia Sowa 50.00; William & Kathleen Cowmey 25.00.
I am confident that with God’s blessing and our willingness to work and cooperate we will be able to organize a successful Festival also next year. May God continue to bless our parish community!

►Oil PAINTING – Dear parishioners, Mr. Andre Revutsky, who joined our parish together with his family last year, donated a very beautiful oil painting that he made to be auctioned at the Summer Heritage Festival to financially support our church. The painting, which represents a Ukrainian girl with sunflowers, was not displayed during the Festival, because of the very high outside temperature that day. If anyone is considering purchasing this painting, the profits will be considered as a monetary donation of the Revutsky family to our church. The price of the painting is approximately $ 450-500.00. If you are interested in purchasing the painting, please call the parish office at (315)- 252 5573 before the end of June.

►Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Johnson City, NY will hold its annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 12:00PM – 8:00PM at 607 Brooks Road, Castle Creek, NY. Admission Free!

►BISHOP’S APPEAL 2017 – Dear parishioners, annually during the month of May we start to support a special Eparchial fundraising called the Charities Appeal {or Bishop’s Appeal}. Our parish’s goal for 2017 is to collect $ 5,800 to support the Stamford Eparchy in its charitable initiatives. Last year through your generosity, we successfully reached this goal. Recently, with the Summer Festival letter a special form for the Bishop’s appeal was included. If you do not have a form please use a regular envelope labeled: “2017 Bishop’s Appeal”. Thank you for your support!

►SLOATSBURG PILGRIMAGE: The Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate cordially invite you to the 63d Dormition Pilgrimage which will be celebrated on August 12-13, 2017 at their motherhouse of Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, 150 Sisters Servants Lane, Sloatsburg, NY 10974. The theme for the pilgrimage this year is: Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate Celebrate 125 Years – Glory to God! Honor to Mary! Peace to us! The schedule for the pilgrimage will be in the Diocesan newspapers and is on the website: www.ssmi-us.org in the “News Section”. Reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist will be available throughout the entire weekend. Once again we will have various services, presentations/workshops and activities for our children and youth.

►Summer Divine Liturgies Schedule: During the months of July and August the daily Divine Liturgies (Tuesday through Friday) will be celebrated at 8:00AM. In June the weekly Liturgy will be celebrated at 8:30AM, unless otherwise indicated in the bulletin.

► This summer, Champions for Life Sports Center on Grant Avenue will host the CFL Summer Club. The program offers daily sessions from 8:30am to 3:00pm beginning July 10, 2017 for grades K through 6. The mission of Champions for Life, Inc. is to promote Christian virtues and character through sports, recreational programs, and activities that foster a love of God, the dignity of the human person, family unity, and respect for others. Registration is open, and more information is available online at ChampionsforLife.org, or by calling (315) 252-9305. For more information call: Andrew Klock, Programming Director, Champions for Life Sports Center {453 Grant Ave Rd, Auburn, NY 13021, (315) 252-9305}

136 Washington St. Auburn, NY 13021 (315)252-5573