The Philadelphia Archeparchy has produced a new DVD entitled “Why I Come to Church.” It very simply and vividly expresses the thoughts and views of many different people as to the importance and value in their life of coming to Church. It invites people to think about their own reasons to come to church.
Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka has implemented this evangelization initiative in the Philadelphia Archeparchy “to bring greater vibrancy to the expression of our faith in our parishes.”
In commenting on the importance of this evangelization initiative, Metropolitan Stefan stated, “All of our parishes have experienced the loss of good souls over the past decades for many reasons, most of which are unknown to us. You and I share a mission to give special and renewed vigor to searching for those who have found themselves lost or at a distance from our Church for whatever reason. . . . We hope this DVD will become an instrument for those who have been lost to reflect on the importance of coming to Church and thereby inviting them to return.”
He continued, “I ask all of our faithful to become missionaries in actively distributing this DVD to their family members, neighbors and friends. I am hopeful that this will stir the hearts of some to consider returning home to their parish. I encourage our faithful to take extra free copies of the DVD and distribute them to others, while extending a warm invitation to come to church.”
This DVD, along with the previous ones, is available on the various social media sites: Archeparchy Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram. The faithful are also encouraged to seek out these sites and to share the DVD electronically with all of their internet contacts.
Ascension Manor is a non-profit senior citizen apartment complex for people 62 and older. It is located one block away from the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia. It is under the direction of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. For more information on Ascension Manor or for an application, please call 215-922-1116 or visit the website link below.
Conveniently located in Langhorne, PA, near the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. I-95. We are just minutes from center city Philadelphia, Bristol, and Trenton. Our plots are reasonably priced, with pre laid foundations included in the purchase price of the plot. Contact the cemetery office for additional information.
810 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (1st and 2nd levels)
The museum was founded in 2002 and was established to manifest and preserve the Catholic faith, courage, and determination of our ancestors. It reflects the roots and history of our Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States of America. The museum houses artifacts from parishes within the Philadelphia Archeparchy. Contact the Treasury of Faith Museum for more information and tours.
8) Links to photos from Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk at the Cathedral
See all links to videos and pictures from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk's visit to the Cathedral in Philadelphia on November 13, 2011. (click here)
9) A video clip of Pope John Paul II at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA on October 4, 1979. The video is courtesy of Broadcast Pioneers and WPVI. Please note: we found it best to view the video from Internet Explorer. If you have a dial-up connection or a MAC computer, you might not be able to play the video. This video is copyright, we are only permitted to share the link to the video which will open as a .wax file.
Do you feel God calling you in your life? Perhaps to a life of service as a priest, deacon, monk, or nun? Or perhaps to help out the Church and your fellow men and women in the world by working as a layperson? Or do you feel called to the married life? Perhaps you feel God calling you to live a chaste and celibate life while working in His vineyard?
In whatever direction you feel called by God, we at the Archeparchial Vocations Office are here to help you discern your call in life. Take a look at our dedicated vocations website and feel free to join our Vocations Page on Facebook; join in conversation with us and your fellow Catholic Christians on Twitter too!
May God send His Holy Spirit upon you in discerning God's call in your life!