Mark Your Calendar – May 2018

Dates to Remember

The Byzantine Catholic Community of Austin meets for worship 5 p.m. Sundays at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1610 E. 11t St., Austin Texas 78702. Come join us. www.

Young Adult Retreat

Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick and Young Adult Team gather with young adults seekign God’s way along life’s journey 7 p.m. June 22 to 11 a.m. June 24 at Mount St. Macrina House of Prayer, 510 W. Main St., Uniontown, Pa. Offering of $110. Register at 724-438-7149 by June 15.


Slavjane Folk Ensemble in concert May 12

Mark your calendars for the 42nd annual Slavjane Folk Ensemble concert 2 p.m. May 12 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School Auditorium, 1504 Woodcrest Ave., Coraopolis, Pa. Slavjane consists of 29 students ranging from ages 4 to 18 from the Pittsburgh area.

Featured on this year’s concert are songs, dances, and musical selections from Croatia, Dalmatia, and Carpatho-Rus’. Featured this year are Roma selections from Eastern Slovakia. Special guest performers are the Pittsburgh Area Slovak (PAS) Ensemble. Immediately after the concert, join us for the reception at Holy Trinity Social Hall, 5720 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, Pa., where the dancing and singing continues. Delicious homemade ethnic food and pastries will be available for purchase along with a sprawling Rusyn Auction.

Entertainment will be provided by the popular Orkestar Zabava. Tickets can be bought in advance and will also be available at the door. Concert tickets are $10, student tickets are $5. Reception-only tickets are $5. Contact Dean Poloka at 412-877-9351 to order your tickets or for further information. Slavjane looks forward to seeing you at their concert.

Slavjane’s very accommodating “home” is Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in McKees Rocks, where Father Frank Firko is pastor. Slavjane is a cultural program which receives financial consideration from the Greek Catholic Union, and is acknowledged by the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh as an important organization of the Archeparchy.

Slavjane also has the continued endorsement of the Archeparchy as official  representatives of Carpatho-Rusyn cultural and ethnic heritage in the U.S.