SAN FRANCISCO – For the past few years St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco has hosted a Mother’s Day concert and luncheon. The parish has started a tradition whereby the gentleman prepare and serve lunch as gratitude for all the ladies on Mother’s Day. Under the tutelage of directors Andriy and Marta Shegera, the local school of Ukrainian studies has grown to 40 children over the past five years and they put on a fantastic concert for everyone attending.
Adding excitement to the concert was a performance by the Leleka Ukrainian dance group, comprising young Ukrainian dancers, under the directorship of Andrew Sobol and Larissa Paschyn of the Burevisnyky Ukrainian dance ensemble.
After the concert, dance and scrumptious lunch, the gentlemen presented each lady in attendance a rose, while wishing them a happy Mother’s Day.
The parish and Ukrainian school are thriving, and all are welcome to attend our various exciting festivities and holiday celebrations throughout the year.
Readers may find the community on Facebook under Ukrainian School of San Francisco or St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of San Francisco. Sunday liturgy at the church, the only Ukrainian Orthodox Church within 100 miles of San Francisco, is at 10 a.m.; the pastor is Father Georgiy Tyapko.