South Anthracite Deanery 2017 Ukrainian Seminary Day and Lenten Devotions Raise $53,000 for St. Josaphat Seminary

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 15:42
The Ukrainian Catholic clergy of the South Anthracite Deanery presented a check for $53,000 to Metropolitan Stefan Soroka, Metropolitan-Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, which represents the proceeds from the 2017 Annual Ukrainian Seminary Day and the Deanery Lenten devotions, for St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, Washington, D.C. The presentation was made during the annual clergy retreat at San Alfsonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.

From 1985 through this year, 2017, the annual Ukrainian Seminary Day has raised over $888,000 for the financial support of the seminary, which is located adjacent to the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Pictured left to right: Deacon Paul Spotts, St. Michael Church, Frackville and St. John the Baptist Church, Maizeville; Father Mykola Ivanov, pastor of Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Shamokin and Patronage of the Mother of God Church, Marian Heights; Father Petro Zvarych St. Michael Church, Frackville and St. John the Baptist Church, Maizeville; Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko, dean of the South Anthracite Deanery, pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Mt. Carmel and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Centralia; Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka; Msgr. Myron Grabowsky, pastor of St. Michael Church, Shenandoah and St. Nicholas Church, St. Clair; and Father Paul Makar, pastor of St. Nicholas, Minersville and Nativity of the Blessed Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Middleport. (Not photographed: Rev. Msgr. James T. Melnic, pastor of Patronage of the Mother of God Church, McAdoo and St. Michael Church, Hazleton and Father Mark Fesniak, former pastor of St. Nicholas, Minersville and Nativity of the Blessed Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Middleport.)

Rev. John M. Fields
Communications Office
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

 

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