Minding The Store

Patty Bovee was retired from MARC Advertising for only a few days before she moved into a new phase in her life as manager of the Byzantine Seminary Press. “I retired to babysit every day with my grandchildren but since I’m here, (my husband’s) babysitting,” she said, with a laugh. “(I retired) June 8 and I started here on June 12. Go figure, right? Didn’t have very much time off. None.” But she wouldn’t want it any other way.

“No. 1, the Archbishop asked me, so I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to the Archbishop,” she said. “No. 2, I think it makes me feel like I’m doing something Parishes of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh raised $52,655 to help the victims affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Archbishop William Skurla requested special collections be taken in all churches on Sept. 16 to 17 and 23 to 24. Funds collected were donated to Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the United States Catholic Church.

The organization and its agencies respond to immediate needs for necessities such as water, food, shelter and medical care as well as long-term needs to rebuild and recover from widespread destruction. Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar November 2017

Dates To Remember Byzantine Spirituality Conference A Byzantine Spirituality Conference will be held 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, 210 Greentree Road, Munhall, Pa. This year’s theme is “The Diversity of God’s Blessings.” Talks … Continue reading

Time To Pray For Vocations

National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 5 to 11 National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) will be celebrated Nov. 5 to 11 across the U.S. All Catholics are urged to pray for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated (monastic) men and … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars – October 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