Leisure Center for Youth with Special Needs at Caritas-Lviv

It is second year in a row that our Archeparchy supports Leisure Center for Youth with Special Needs at Caritas-Lviv. We would like to raise $8,000 to cover salaries for coordinators and supplies in 2019. So far, we received $4,777.28. Here is the list of benefactors, to whom we are very GRATEFUL:

$1,000.00…Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Perth Amboy NJ
$1,000.00…Power, David & Helene
$782.28…Nativity of BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, Reading PA
$500.00…Fylypowych, Andrew & Christine
$300.00…Sayres, Edward & Nina
$250.00…St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, Trenton NJ
$250. 00…Hill, John & Myra
$200.00…Dr. Guertler, Vera
$100.00…Hiriak, Nicholas
$100.00…Kalagher, Richard & Nadia
$50.00…Manwiller, Donald & Patricia
$50.00…Iwaskiw, Walter & Neonila
$50.00…Lesyk, Lubov
$50.00…Sisters of St. Basil the Great
$50.00…Battista Michael & Kathleen
$25.00…Wilson, Michael & Rosaline

Special Needs In Ukraine (Lviv) $4,777.28


(List updated on 11/20/18)

If you would like to contribute, please forward your donation to Archbishop’s Chancery, 810 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Checks are made to SPECIAL NEEDS IN UKRAINE, marked LVIV.

Leasure Center for Special Needs Youth at Caritas-Ukraine in Lviv thanks the Faithful of our Archeparchy for Support

Most Rev. Andriy Rabiy, auxiliary bishop for our Archeparchy, visited the Leasure Center for Special Needs Youth at Caristas Ukraine in the city of Lviv during his vacation to Ukraine. The reason of his visit was to present a gift of love to the Center, which will enable it to keep the doors of the Center open in 2018. This gift of love of $8,000 was given thanks to many donations made by the bishops, priests and faithful of our Archeparchy and from around the United States in October-December of 2017.
The staff of the Center, Mrs. Mariya Chuchman, Mrs. Natalia Zahayko and Fr. Roman Babiy, and students of the Center want to express their utmost gratitude to every benefactor for their most generous donations. Your kindness, understanding and willingness to help out especially those who need assistance are most admirable! Bishop Andriy also joins in thanking everyone who responded to his request to help the Center. In gratitude, a special Divine Liturgy for intentions of the benefactors will be celebrated on Easter Monday, April 2, at 6:30PM, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Reading, PA.
Donations for the support of the Center are being accepted now, which will be for their support in 2019. Please make out your donations to Special Needs in Ukraine and mail it to Archbishop’s Chancery, 810 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

“Special Stories of the Special Youth” Presentation

Leasure Center for Special Needs Youth at Caritas Ukraine in Lviv held a presentation of a photo album “Special Stories of the Special Youth”. This album was created by Mrs. Kateryna Ptaha, a very talented and well known artistic photographer in Ukraine. The idea was to take pictures of posing young men and women that attend the Center, and it was to show that they are just anyone else – joyful, happy, thoughtful, etc. The presentation took place at Sheptytsky Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv on January 3, 2018.

On photo: Bishop Andriy (center), Mrs. Kateryna Ptaha (right), Mrs. Natalia Zahoyko (left), Fr. Roman Babiy, Fr. Andriy Sedeyko, Mrs. Mariya Chuchman.