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Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada and USA Meet in Glen Cove, NY

Published: May 11, 2017


Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka


            The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada and USA held their annual meeting from May 2nd thru May 4th, 2017 in the Library Building of the Ukrainian Catholic Basilian Fathers at St. Josaphat Monastery located in Glen Cove, NY.  A very comfortable and prayerful environment was generously provided through the hospitality of Very Rev. Basilio Salkovski, OSBM, Provincial Superior of the Basilian Fathers of St. Josaphat, OSBM.


            Participants in the meeting were Most Rev. Stefan Soroka, Metropolitan for USA and Archbishop of Philadelphia, Most Rev. Lawrence Huculak, OSBM, Metropolitan for Canada and Archbishop of Winnipeg, Most Rev. Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, Bishop of the Eparchy of Stamford, Bishop David Motiuk, Bishop of the Eparchy of Edmonton, Most Rev. Ken Nowakowski, Bishop of the Eparchy of New Westminster, Most Rev. Bryan Bayda, CSsR., Bishop of the Eparchy of Saskatoon, Most Rev. Bohdan Danylo, Bishop of the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Bishop John Bura, Auxiliary Bishop for the Philadelphia Archeparchy and Bishop Emeritus Basil Losten of the Eparchy of Stamford.


            The Canadian hierarchs shared their experience of their ‘ad limina’ visit made with the Catholic Bishops of Western Canada to the Holy Father.  Topics to be considered at the upcoming Synod of the Ukrainian Catholic Church were discussed, as were the consideration of themes for an upcoming Sobor of our Church to be held in 2020. The ongoing implementation of the Vibrant Parish initiative in our eparchies was discussed, as were the preparations for the upcoming visit by the Patriarchal Catechetical Commission to Canada and USA.  The provisions of the Particular Law of our Church were reviewed as were proposed statutes for the Winnipeg and Philadelphia Metropolias.  The Bishops discussed the use of social media and explored ways to combine our efforts in various social media initiatives in eparchies.  A committee was formed to develop a core marriage preparation program for implementation in all of our eparchies via social media.  A North American Liturgical Commission was formed to advise the Bishops in the ongoing developments in Liturgy.  Clergy formation and the state of consecrated life in our eparchies were also reviewed among other topics of common concern.



            A half day visit to the recently opened National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City and to St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church were included during the meeting days.  The annual meeting of the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of USA and Canada facilitates close fraternal sharing and the development of initiatives of common concern.  There is much wisdom in journeying together as the Bishops endeavor to meet the ever changing needs in pastoral ministry in our Ukrainian Catholic Church. 


Parish Links

Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA

Annunciation BVM, Manassas, VA

Annunciation BVM, Melrose Park, PA

Ascension of Our Lord, Sayre, PA

Assumption, Centralia, PA

Assumption, Perth Amboy, NJ

Holy Ghost, West Easton, PA

Immaculate Conception, Hillside, NJ

Nativity of the BVM, New Brunswick, NJ

Nativity of the BVM, Reading, PA

Patronage of the Mother of God, Carteret, NJ

Presentation of Our Lord, Lansdale, PA

Protection of the Mother of God, (St. Mary's), Bristol, PA

Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Berwick, PA

Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Olyphant, PA

Ss. Peter & Paul, Bridgeport, PA

Ss. Peter & Paul, Curtis Bay, MD

Ss. Peter & Paul, Mt. Carmel, PA

Ss. Peter & Paul, Phoenixville, PA

Ss. Peter & Paul, Plymouth, PA

St. Anne, Warrington, PA

St. John the Baptist, Newark, NJ

St. John the Baptist, Whippany, NJ

St. Josaphat, Bethlehem, PA

St. Josaphat, Trenton, NJ

St. Michael the Archangel, Baltimore, MD

St . Michael, Cherry Hill, NJ

St. Michael, Hillsborough, NJ

St. Michael, Shenandoah, PA

St. Nicholas, Passaic, NJ

St. Nicholas, Wilmington, DE

St. Vladimir, Scranton, PA

St. Vladimir, Edwardsville, PA

St. Stephen, Toms River, NJ

Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke, PA

St. Stephen, Toms River, NJ

Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, DC  

Mission Parish Links

Ukrainian Catholic Mission Parish, Lancaster, PA 

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchies in the USA Links
Eparchy of Stamford

Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago

Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma


Ukrainian Religious Communities & Seminary Links

Holy Transfiguration Skete

Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God 

Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great 

Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate 

St. Josaphat's Seminary, Washington, DC     

Ukrainian Catholic School Links 

Assumption Ukrainian Catholic School, Perth Amboy, NJ

St. Nicholas School, Minersville, PA

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, Passaic, NJ

St. Basil Academy (High School), Jenkintown, PA

Manor College, Jenkintown, PA

News & Web Links 


Catholic News Service

Catholic TV.com

Eastern Church Music

ECED (Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors) Website

League of Ukrainian Catholics Facebook (LUC)

Liturgy Broadcast from Ukrainian Church in Rhode Island

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

Pope 2 You

Radio Resurrection

Radio Vatican in English

Radio Vatican in Ukrainian

RISU in English

RISU in Ukrainian

Rome Reports

UGCC Internet Media Resource

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UGCC in Ukrainian

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Ascension Manor Apartments

911 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Ascension Manor is a non-profit senior citizen apartment complex for people 62 and older.  It is located one block away from the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia.  It is under the direction of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.  For more information on Ascension Manor or for an application, please call 215-922-1116 or visit the website link below. 

Telephone: 215-922-1116

Website (click here)

Equal Housing Opportunity 

Our Lady of Sorrows Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery

2618 - 2637 Village Road, Langhorne, PA 19047

Conveniently located in Langhorne, PA, near the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. I-95.  We are just minutes from center city Philadelphia, Bristol, and Trenton.  Our plots are reasonably priced, with pre laid foundations included in the purchase price of the plot.  Contact the cemetery office for additional information.

Telephone: 215-627-0143
E-mail: ukrcathcem@ukrcap.org

Treasury of Faith Museum 

810 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(1st and 2nd levels)


The museum was founded in 2002 and was established to manifest and preserve the Catholic faith, courage, and determination of our ancestors.  It reflects the roots and history of our Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States of America.  The museum houses artifacts from parishes within the Philadelphia Archeparchy.  Contact the Treasury of Faith Museum for more information and tours.

Telephone: 215-627-3389

E-mail: tofmuseum@ukrcap.org
Website (click here) 

Byzantine Church Supplies Store 

810 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (lower level)


In the store, you will find books, icons, crosses, Christian Incense, church supplies, various linens, priest's vestments, and more!

Business Hours:
M-F 9:30am-4:00pm

Telephone: 215-627-0660

E-mail: byzsupplies@yahoo.com
Website (click here) 

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia 

827 N. Franklin St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

Telephone: 215-627-0143
Fax:  215-627-0377
E-mail: ukrmet@ukrcap.org



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After careful consideration, and with the input of the Review Board, the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia's "Policy for the Protection of Children and Young People" (commonly referred to as the sexual abuse policy) and the brochure "Victim Assistance and Support Ministry" have been updated.  Revised copies will be distributed to parishes and schools, as well as being available on the web site, available under the link to Child Protection. (Archeparchial Sexual Abuse Policies.)


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The Believe for Life -- The Creed video featured students singing an original song "I Believe" with words and music composed by Mrs. Jaroslava Lonchyna.

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