South Anthracite Deanery 2018 Ukrainian Seminary Day and Lenten Devotions Raise $53,100 for St. Josaphat Seminary

South Anthracite Deanery 2018 Ukrainian Seminary Day and Lenten Devotions Raise $53,100 for St. Josaphat Seminary

 

Bishop Andriy Rabiy, Apostolic Administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia accepts a check in the sum of $53,100 for St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, Washington, D.C. from Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko, protopresbyter of the South Anthracite Deanery as deanery clergy look on. The funds are the proceeds from the 2018 Annual Ukrainian Seminary Day and the Deanery Lenten devotions. The presentation was made during the annual clergy retreat at San Alfsonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ., on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

 

Bishop Andriy expressed a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers, parishioners and Fathers of the deanery for their hard work and dedication! He said, “It is for a great cause – to support our Seminary in Washington DC.”

 

From 1985 through this year, 2018, the clergy and faithful of the South Anthracite Deanery through the annual Ukrainian Seminary Day and Lenten devotions have raised over $941,100 for the financial support of the seminary, which is located adjacent to the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The goal in 2019 is to go over the one million dollar mark in funds raised since 1985.

 

Pictured left to right:
Rev. Msgr. James T. Melnic, pastor of Patronage of the Mother of God Church, McAdoo and St. Michael Church, Hazleton; Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko, protopresbyter of the South Anthracite Deanery, pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Mt. Carmel and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Centralia; Deacon Paul M Spotts, St. Michael Church, Frackville and St. John the Baptist Church, Maizeville; Bishop Andriy Rabiy, Apostolic Administrator; 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; Father Paul Makar, pastor of St. Nicholas, Minersville and Nativity of the Blessed Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Middleport. (Not photographed: Msgr. Myron Grabowsky, pastor of St. Michael Church, Shenandoah and St. Nicholas Church, St. Clair.)

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