We extend a warm welcome to all our Parishioners and visitors and invite you for a time of fellowship in the church hall following the Liturgy.
Feast of St. Michael the Archangel (November 8th)
The Feast of the Archangel Michael and the holy Angels indicates to us the significant role the Angels play in our salvation. Before the Lord God created man, He created the holy Angels who are invisible, immortal, perfect beings and pure spirits. Throughout our lives, our guardian angel watches over us, protects us, inspires us, warns us against sin, and intercedes for us before God. From this comes our duty to venerate the holy Angels, to praise them, and to thank them every day for their assistance and protection. The praise of Michael stems from the fact that in defense of God's glory he led all the good angels against the rebellion of Satan (Revelations 12:7-9). He is depicted both as a military leader clad in full armor and as a minister wearing the deacon’s sticharion.
“All heavenly Powers, holy Angels and Archangels pray to God for us sinners
Advent Begins November 15th -
A Moleben Service to Emmanuel will be held on Sundays during Advent at 6:00 pm. We have begun the forty days preparation for the Birth of Christ, Our Saviour of prayer, fasting and good works.
Family Prayer Circle in Ukrainian
We will meet this Friday, November 11th
at 6:30 pm.; Rosary-Divine Liturgy-Prayers.
this Sunday November 6th
coffee will be served by the Choir and November 20th
by the Knights of Columbus.
Club La Rose – November 7th
, 2016 at 6:45 pm.
UCWLC – November 14th ,
2016 at 6:30 pm.
New Members welcome!
to the Canadian Ukrainian Memorial Park (Scarlett Rd.) and panachyda for all Fallen Solders - November 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm.
For Recent Parish
events such as our Praznyk which was held last week please go to www.facebook.com/stdemetrius
We will be needing help in the kitchen this Monday and Tuesday. We will not be selling anything until Bazaar. Thank you!
We would like to thank
the following altar boys for assembling the Christmas Child shoeboxes. Jeremy Zastawny, Peter Zastawny, Lukian Pejko, Adam Dutkiewicz and Ivan Swystun.
Wrist Watch found on church parking lot please contact church office at 416-244-5333
Donation Box to Support the Ukrainian Army
is located on the left side of the tetrapod. Last week we collected in church $261.25 and $40.00 from the UCCC. We are not permitted to issue income tax receipts for these donations. Please continue to support our beloved Ukraine!
Advent Outreach Operation Christmas Child Program for UKRAINE!
Operation Christmas Child will be distributing shoe boxes again this year to bring hope, comfort, and the Good News of Jesus to the many children. The boxes are now available to be picked up in the narthex of the church
. There will be a pamphlet in the box which will explain what type of items to buy or not buy. These boxes will be sent to Ukraine and distributed in time for Christmas. You can bring your filled box back to the church religious counter or office no later than Sunday, November 13th.
: The following parishioners made donations to support the projects below:
Needs of the Church
Praznyk Donations were made by; Pyrohy Group $15.000.00; Ushers $3500.00; Club La Rose $1000.00; UCWLC St. Demetrius Branch $3000.00; Roman and Olha Iwasjuk in honour of Baptism of their Child Christina $400.00; Halyna N. Perun–Chepesiuk $ 500.00 in memory of Dear Mother Anna Perun: Orysia Perun and Ehor Didyk $200.00 in memory of Dear Mother Anna Perun; Maria Watral $150.00; Anna Turkewych $100.00 in memory of her husband Volodymyr; Nadia Ostapchuk $100.00 in memory of Walter Socotsky: Nestor and Daria Chabursky $200.00.
Fr. John Tataryn Scholarship
St. Demetrius Choir $ 500.00
S.K. Onyskiw $100.00
Club La Rose $500.00
2019 Pictorial Directory
A new parish directory to be launched in January 2019. It will be in celebration of our 60th
Anniversary of the church. In order to speed up appointment times for pictures, we are asking all our parishioners to please submit their email addresses to the church by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas 2016 Bazaar
will take place on Friday, November 25 & 26. We are in need of Volunteers -
men, women & students, to help out in many different ways. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get in your volunteer hours. Please call the office or Sherry Kucharchuk at (416) 234-5161 to let us know how you can help. If you have Christmas items to donate
, please bring them to the parish office.
Bazaar Raffle Tickets
are in the church hall ready to be picked up. Please pick up at least one booklet to help support the church. The tickets can be returned to the church office, to the ladies who will be in the hall after liturgy Saturdays and Sundays or brought to the Bazaar.
The Knights of Columbus, Sheptytsky Council 5079
- Rose Sunday
on Saturday/ Sunday, November 5/6, 2016 to raise awareness and money for the protection of the unborn child. We thank you in advance for your generosity. A tax receipt will be provided for any donations of $20.00 or more.
hosted by Yavir and Knights of Columbus featuring music by Zirka, kids entertainment, catering by Baby Point Lounge. Saturday, January 14th
2017 at the Renaissance by the Creek (near HWY 427/Dundas). Call Yavir 416 email@example.com. Tickets sold during Coffee Sunday November 13th
2016. Time to celebrate! Lisapetnyj Batallion CDs
will be sold November 13th,
2016 during Coffee Sunday, efforts coordinated by Yavir.
Prayer and meditation
workshop at St. Demetrius. “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God”. Join us for a one-day retreat on the spiritual teachings of the Eastern Church. We will learn how to “clean our hearts” with Watchfulness and Interior Prayer of the Heart according to Philokalia, and other texts from Eastern Christian monasticism. Watchfulness and prayer of the heart are used to calm the mind, get closer to God, and are a Christian alternative to ‘mindfulnes’ practices. With practice we can arrive at a state of inner peace and silence, which is the Kingdom of God within. “Perfect silence alone proclaims Him.” – St. Maximus. Cost: $20 Sat, Nov 12 - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Shawn 647-783-3525
Open Your Heart
to a compassionate assistance program supporting children of Ukrainian Fallen Soldiers. The project provides a stipend of $200.00 to each child who lost a parent in the turmoil. The funds are delivered personally to each child through the services of MEEST Corp. for information call: Oksana Iwanusiw 416 708 2028 or Danusia Witiuk 416 556-4645. Donors will receive receipts for taxable purposes.
Seminar on Depression
– Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Youth Room. First seminar starts November 10, 2016. Delivered by Rostyslav Shemechko, B.Sc.M.Sc.Ph.D. For more info email www.shemechko.com
Vesnivka Choir in partnership with the Ukrainian Music Festival
- a musical tribute to Ivan Kowaliw - musician, teacher, poet - marking the 100th anniversary of his birth on Sunday November 13th
, 2016 at 3:00 pm. at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. Toronto. Tickets at the door or call 416-763-2197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Government Programs and Services for Seniors
will be held on Sunday,
2016 at 1:00 pm at Church of St. Demetrius the Great Martyr, 135 La Rose Ave., Etobicoke – Presenter: Olena Lezhanska SSW.
Break for Jesus 2017 – Attention Teens
If you are in grades 10-12 or older and are interested in being a counselor for this year’s camp, please visit www.B4J.ca
and register by November 15th
, 2016. Both English and Ukrainian speaking counselors are needed.
Nov. 6 – Nov. 13, 2016
8:30 am (h) Irene Nazar
(h) Irene Mokriy Healthy & Happy Retirement Eugenia Haba
10:00 am +(p) Donald Webb
Clinton & Susan Somerton
+ Efrosynia & Myroslaw
(h) Teodor Foga Daughters
11:00 am Divine Liturgy UCCC
11:30 am +(p) Roman Ostapa (6 Yrs)
(h) For the healing of soul and body and gift of the Holy Spirit and Gods blessings, love, care and graces for Nicholas, Christina and Julia, Katharine, Andrew, Irene, Olya, Tanya & Serhij, Daniel Family
(h) Julia Popowycz Parents
(h) Christina Dnistryna (9 Yrs Birthday) Mother
8:30 am (h) Maureen Nelder Nadia Andrijiw
Anna Perun Taylor Family
5:30 pm +(p) Anna Lopatka (40 Days) Family
8:30 am (+) Eugene Prokop Mary Prokop
5:30 pm +(p)Teodor Komanecki Family
(h) Sofia & Antony Family
8:30 am +(p) Franka Nazarewych (1 Yr)
8:30 am Divine Liturgy Residence
5:30 pm Personal Intention
8:30 am +(p) Wilma Stechyshyn (40 Days)
5:30 am + Annie & John Mokriy Family
8:30 am (h) Peter, Irene, Nadia, Terry & Andrew
+(p) Isabel Massey Marta Replansky
10:15 am Divine Liturgy School -
5:30 pm +(p) Maria & Mychajlo Fedak Family
6:30 pm Family Prayer
8:30 am +(p) Ivanka Mulkwewytch & Bohdan Krisa
Ihor Mulkewytch & Irena Krisa
5:00 pm (h) Dcn Leo Melnyk 84th Birth. Family
+(p)Walter Socotsky (40 Days)
8:30 am Thanks to Mother Mary for her mantle and prayers for all of us
(p) Fallen Soldiers
10:00 am (p) Fallen Soldiers
+ Caroline, Sofia, Ralph, Josephin, Nicholas, Anne, Bob
11:00 am Divine Liturgy UCCC
11:30 am (p) Fallen Soldiers