Pilgrimage 2017

David Mayernik Jr. | October 2, 2017

Sister Ruth Plante, Provincial, Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, likens the annual Pilgrimage to Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, Pa. as a “grand family reunion.” That’s because she sees so many familiar faces among the many priests, deacons and faithful in attendence from all across the country. During this year’s 83rd Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from Sept. 2 to 3, many of these faces were covered by umbrellas due to falling rain and bursts of blustery winds. “We’re here today, with the wind blowing and we have a bad hair day today,” Sister Ruth told pilgrims during her welcoming remarks on Sept. 2.

“Even though we plan and plan for Pilgrimage and we try to attend for every detail, that’s the one thing we have no control over.” The Pilgrimage weekend Continue reading

Every Parish Can Sing

Deacon Jeffrey Mierzejewski Director Metropolitan Cantor Institute | October 2, 2017

Our church’s spiritual inheritance of liturgical singing depends on two things: a congregation willing and able to sing, and a cantor willing and able to lead. In this article, we will take a look at both parts of this equation. … Continue reading

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

David Mayernik Jr. | October 2, 2017

Weather doesn’t spoil Annual Pilgrimage to Mount St. Macrina As I sat on a folding chair during an afternoon Divine Liturgy on a lawn atop Mount St. Macrina on Labor Day weekend, I was reminded of a song from “Winnie-the-Pooh … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars – October 2017

Editor | October 2, 2017

A Lutheran/Catholic Day of Commemoration of Hope A Lutheran/Catholic Day of Commemoration of Hope will be presented 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Oct. 28 at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, Pa. The event is in commemoration of the 500th … Continue reading

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Bishop Paul Peter Gojdich, OSBM: Our Valiant Confessor Of the Faith

“God is love, let us love Him!”
(from Bishop Gojdich’s Episcopal Insignia)

Bishop Gojdich did not seek episcopal dignity. Rather he chose a hidden life in the Basilian order as a monk. But Divine Providence placed him at the helm of the Presov Eparchy. As a Good Shepherd he served his people with dedication and love. Fragile in body but strong in spirit, he distinguished himself by the holiness of his life. In his dedicated work he was sustained by his great love of God and his people. The atheists condemned him for his loyalty to the Catholic Church. He died in prison as a valiant confessor of the Catholic Faith. Continue reading