Updated on June 15th, 2018
A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR PLEDGES TO THE 2018 BISHOP’S APPEAL:
John & Audrey Bacha, Dorothy Bezeredi, Widad Butty, Dan & Collene Canter, Kathleen Cervantes, Jeffrey Chicvara, Leonard Cisneros, Thedore Cooke, Elizabeth Corbett, Robert & Kathleen Crossley, James P. Cullen, Carol D’Alessio, Deacon James & Josefina Danovich, John & Akela Danovich, Kristina Danovich, Martin Dec, Louise DeCenso, Mike & Amorette Dietz, Most Rev. Gerald Dino, Michael & Gilda Dougherty, Joseph & Marsha Dudik, Dorothy Dumnich, Bonnie & Steve Durkit, Margi Ellis, Robert & Katherine Florich, Mary Beth Foster, Helen Furka, GCU Lodge #999, Betty Gelety, Deacon Michael & Karen Hanifin, Arthur & Judith Harding, Roy & Joan Haug, Jessica & Frank Hurd, Rev. Joseph Hutsko, Alice Johnson, Cathy Kardos, Helen Karol, Anthony Kinyon, Doris Kobryzycki, Peter & Jessica Kostyun, Elizabeth & Tom Kol, Nick & Judith Lemak, Theresa Lewak, Marcella Leight, Monica Lizanich, Deacon Adam & Amanda Lowe, Hugo & Patricia Marmol, Daniel McBurney, Very Rev. Diodoro Mendoza, Richard & Charlene Mizner, Blanche Moody, Gerald & Janice Mundall, Daniel Palaschak, Andrew Ondrei, Diane Papke, Mary Jo & Michael Pazak, Most Rev. John Pazak, John & Julie Pete, Thomas & Betty Petrus, Linda & Basil Rabayda, Karen Ratliff, Carma Reiss, Kurt Rimmer, Kenneth & Rebecca Roberts II, Nicole Sandrock, Kathleen Slonka, Mary Stefaniak, Nicholas & Barbara Stefaniak, Robert & Cynthia Stock, Susan Stooks, Dolores & Chester Sugent, John & Kari Surmay, Thomas & Joan Tenczar, Anthony & Johanna Tesoniero, Christina Toth, Bert & Loretta Winn, Kay Wiskirchen, Joan Wolfe, Kathleen & John Wursta and Ann Zlmal
“Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple. Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams.” Malachi 3:10
2018 BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY BISHOP’S APPEAL- Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Bishop Appeal. Our goal was $35,750.00 and we received $37,164.59. 83 families which is 64% of the parishioners participated. We were blessed by one pledge of $10,000.00. Taking the 10,000.00 gift out of the equation, we averaged about $330.00 a pledge, so our parishioners who gave to the appeal averaged over the $275.00 that was asked per family. We are pleased with the results and hope that next year the percentage of those participating will be over 64%. May God bless your generosity!!
ST. STEPHEN’S MEN’S GROUP- The group will meet on the 1st& 3rdTuesdays of each month. Each session will begin at 7:30 PM with Vespers, followed by a group discussion on an assigned spiritual reading. We will be discussing Pope Francis’s Encyclical “Gaudete et Exsultate”. The group will meet next on June 19.
MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT: “THEOTOKOS: MODEL OF GRACE”- This year’s retreat for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+) is taking place from Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24 at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. Please keep the retreatants and the presenters and retreat staff in your prayers this weekend.
ByzanTeen Rally 2018- The ByzanTeen Rally will be on Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8 at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Forms are available from Fr. Diodoro or Fr. Joe. The registration fee is $310 per person early-bird registration received before May 1, 2018 and $335 per person for registration received May 1 through June 16, 2018.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time
The NON-REFUNDABLEpayment is to be included in FULL with the Registration Form, the Confidential Medical History and Authorization Form, the Travel Info Form, and other required information. Please make check payable to “ByzanTEEN Youth Rally 2018.” Mail forms and Payment to: ByzanTeen Youth Rally 2018
Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
66 Riverview Ave; Pittsburgh, PA 15214
ATTENTION FATHERS & SONS! ALIVE IN CHRIST – “Ascetical Boot Camp” Palomar Christian Conference Center, Palomar Mountain, CA July 12 – July 15: Please visit www.eparchyofphoenix.orgto register or contact Fr. Diodoro.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY FOR PARISH 50THJUBILEE- We are working with Life Touch, a company which produces pictorial directories for parishes around the country. Photos will be taken in the parish hall. Please sign up for an appointment on the sheets in the parish hall. Photographs will be taken on Friday, June 15 from 1 PM until 9 PM and on Saturday, June 16 from 10 AM to 6 PM. There will be another session sometime in the near future for photographs; the dates will be arranged early this week after we see how many people have signed up for photographs. For those who are infirmed or for a valid reason cannot make appointment to have their picture taken but wish to be in the pictorial directory, we will be able to submit digital pictures to Life Touch. Life Touch allows our parish to send in 10 digital pictures for free and then after that the parish will assume the $10 fee for digital photos over the limit of 10. Life Touch will send us the forms to proceed with using the digital photos.
Coming Events – Mark Your Calendars
Tuesday, June 19- St. Stephen’s Men’s Group begins with Vespers at 7:30 PM - Discussion on Pope’s Encyclical on Holiness to Follow
Friday, June 22- Sunday, June 24- Myrrh-Bearers Retreat: “Theotokos: Model of Grace” (Eparchial Women & Girls Retreat) Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, June 28- Vigil Vesper/Liturgy for Feast of SS. Peter & Paul at 7 PM
Friday, June 29- Divine Liturgy for Feast of SS. Peter & Paul at 9 AM
Thursday, July 5- Sunday, July 8- ByzanTeen “Who is My Neighbor” Rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Saturday, July 7- Chrismation & First Confessions
Thursday, July 12- Sunday, July 15- Alive in Christ (Ascetical Boot Camp) Palomar Christian Conference Center- Palomar Mountain, California