A tisket, a tasket, abundant Pascha baskets!

On Holy Saturday morning March 26, members of the Byzantine Catholic Serra Club gathered at St. Gregory Church in Upper St. Clair to assemble wicker baskets full of Paschal foods for Easter dinner at the Seminary. Serra Club members prepared … Continue reading

Procession of glory

Processing outside around their church in a cold temperature during Great and Holy Friday services March 25, the pre-school children of St. John the Baptist Church in Lyndora, Pa. carried homemade icons. They were following their pastor, Father Leo Schlosser, … Continue reading

‘Amoris Laetitia’ welcomed by Family Life chairman

USCCB’s Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth Head Gives Thumbs-Up to Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops WASHINGTON — Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), released April 8, … Continue reading

ORE programs fulfill community needs: Women’s Day

Pre-Cana, Women’s Day events enrich participants of varied demographics Two programs, the Pre-Cana marriage preparation program and Women’s Day of Reflection recently were conducted and sponsored by the Archeparchy’s Office of Religious Education (ORE) on March 5 and 19, and … Continue reading

ORE programs fulfill community needs: Pre-Cana 2016

Pre-Cana, Women’s Day Events Enrich Participants of Varied Demographics Two programs, the Pre-Cana marriage preparation program and Women’s Day of Reflection recently were conducted and sponsored by the Archeparchy’s Office of Religious Education (ORE) on March 5 and 19, and … Continue reading

Serrans pause to reflect

Retreat Day a Refreshing Experience The Byzantine Serra Club’s Lenten Retreat day was an intimate one, due to other events scheduled in the Archeparchy on that March 12 day at the Seminary. Father Jason Charron was the guest presenter; he … Continue reading

Follow-Up: Statute of Limitations

from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference HARRISBURG — State lawmakers are considering legislation that would retroactively nullify the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse. It would force parishes, dioceses, schools, and charities to defend cases … Continue reading

Pascha 2016 Pastoral Message

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!
Christos Voskrese! Voistinnu Voskrese!

May the Risen Lord bring joy and peace to your hearts!

Easter brings His promise that all darkness and fear will be driven away. When the women and the Apostles came to the tomb, it was a time filled with sadness and fear. They were sad at the loss of their dear friend and spiritual leader. They were fearful that the soldiers could arrest them at any moment. Despite their fear, they went to the tomb to complete the burial preparations.

The Apostle’s and women’s fear was changed to joy and gladness when they discovered that Jesus was not there, but that He had arisen. Jesus appeared to them in his glorified body. He continued to be with them until the Ascension. His presence with them proved to them and to us that what He proclaimed and taught them during his life was the Truth. Our belief in his teachings reveals the way to live and to treat each other with mercy and kindness. Giving our lives as servants will allow us to be resurrected to eternal life with the Saints in heaven. Continue reading