Special, Annual & Recurring Events

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Special one-of-a-kind Archieparchial events, celebrations and observances such as milestone clergy, religious or parish anniversaries, special pilgrimages, rallies, etc.

Jubilee Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016

Pope Francis’ Bull of Indiction for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
Metropolitan William’s Proclamation for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

ANNUAL & RECURRING EVENTS:

In addition to Holy Days, Feasts, Fasts and other liturgical events observed by the Church, the following are annual Archieparchial events:

Pirohy Sales

Parishes around the Archeparchy offer various varieties of homemade pirohy and other Lenten foods for sale during the Great Fast.

Paschal program

Presented by the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archieparchial Choir during the Paschal season. Usually at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Munhall, Pa.

Pre-Cana Sessions

Held in the Spring on two designated Saturdays at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Education.

Women’s Day of Reflection

Held in the Spring at St. Elias Church in Munhall, Pa. Featured presenters address women’s issues. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Education.

SS. Cyril & Methodius  Seminary Lecture

Presented by the Byzantine Catholic Seminary, usually in mid-Spring prior to the date of Seminary graduation.

Parish Picnics and Festivals

Parishes around the Archeparchy host private picnics and public festivals to celebrate the faith community, raise funds, and promote unity and fellowship.

Faith and Fun Day

An entire day of activities dedicated to thanking altar servers for their service to the Church. Sponsored by the Office of Vocations.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Held on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend at Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, Pa.

Men’s Day of Reflection

Held on a Saturday in early Fall at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Education.

Byzantine Spirituality Conference

Held on a Saturday in mid-Fall at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Education.

Camporee

Camping for Eastern Catholic Scouts; usually held in the Fall.

Come and See

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a priest? Not sure? Discerning? This is the perfect opportunity to explore life in the Seminary and talk with current seminarians and priests about a Church vocation. Event usually held in the Fall at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh. ponsored by the Office of Vocations.

St. Nicholas Charity Event

Held on the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saint Nicholas (Dec. 6). Following Vespers at St. John Cathedral in Munhall, Pa. Archieparchial parishioners and guests enjoy a special program and dinner with live music. Event benefits the Byzantine Catholic Seminary.

Christmas at the Cathedral

Program of seasonal hymns and carols presented by the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archieparchial Choir on a Sunday following the St. Nicholas Charity Event. Held at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Munhall, Pa.