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Ukrainian Catholic Bishops and Superiors of Communities of Consecrated Life meet to discuss Vocations.

Published: April 17, 2015


Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of the USA and Superiors of Communities of Consecrated Life meet to discuss Vocations.

Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of the USA and Superiors of Communities of Consecrated Life met in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 to discuss challenges and needs of consecrated life within our Ukrainian Catholic Church in USA.  The day long meeting focused on examining and challenging perceptions of consecrated life with a view to reveal the relevant mission of consecrated life today.  The importance of their prophetic witness was emphasized.  Specific vocation initiatives to be fostered amidst the clergy and faithful in the parishes, and in local colleges and universities were discussed.  The recognition of the need to share in this journey within the entire Church was emphasized.

Participants (left to right) included Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka (Philadelphia), Sister Joann Sosler, OSBM, Sister Dorothy Ann Busowski, OSBM (Provincial), Sister Eliane Ilnitski, SSMI, Bishop Bohdan Danylo (Parma Eparchy),  Sister Ann Laszok, OSBM, Mother Evhenia Prusnay, MSMG (Superior), Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM (Stamford Eparchy), Sister Kathleen Hutsko, SSMI (Provincial), Sister Timothea Konyo, MSMG, Bishop John Bura (Auxiliary, Philadelphia), Very Rev. Archimandrite Joseph Lee ( Monastery of the Holy Cross), Rev. Paul Makar (Vocations Director for Philadelphia), Very Rev. Philip Sandrick, OSBM (Provincial), Rev. Taras Svirchuk, CSsR.


Please pray for vocations. Support initiatives to value and encourage vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.  Express your appreciation to your priest, deacon and religious sisters who strive to serve you. We welcome suggestions.



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Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA

Annunciation BVM, Manassas, VA

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Assumption, Perth Amboy, NJ

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Holy Trinity, Silver Spring, MD

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Ascension Manor Apartments

911 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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. 

For an Ascension Manor application and for more information click here.

Telephone: 215-922-1116

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Ascension Manor articles in THE WAY (click here)

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Our Lady of Sorrows Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery

2618 - 2637 Village Road, Langhorne, PA 19047

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.

Telephone: 215-627-0143
E-mail: ukrcathcem@ukrcap.org

Treasury of Faith Museum 

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.

Telephone: 215-627-3389

E-mail: tofmuseum@ukrcap.org
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Byzantine Church Supplies Store 

810 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (lower level)


In the store, you will find books, icons, crosses, Christian Incense, church supplies, various linens, priest's vestments, and more!

Business Hours:
M-F 9:30am-4:00pm

Telephone: 215-627-0660

E-mail: byzsupplies@yahoo.com
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Vocations Office

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!

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