Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
Preelection Pastoral Letter from Bishop Kurt
Eparchial Appointments

Monsignor Mark Condon JCD is relieved of his office as Judical Vicar of the Eparchy of Passaic, effective October 1 ,2020.  We are happy to report that Monsignor Condon has been appointed vicar general of the Diocese of Paterson, NJ.  Congratulations, Monsignor, and thank you for your selfless service to the people of the Eparchy of Passaic!

 

Very Reverend Eduard Shestak, JCL, STD is appointed Judicial Vicar of the Eparchy of Passaic, effective October 1, 2020.

 

Rev. Dr. Joseph Bertha PhD is relieved as Administrator of St. John the Baptist Church in Trumbull, Connecticut and appointed Administrator of St. John the Baptist Church in Bayonne, New Jersey and Administrator of St. Mary Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

Rev. Dr. Hrihoriy Lozinskyy SSD is relieved as Administrator of St. John the Baptist Church in Bayonne, New Jersey and Administrator of St. Mary Church in Jersey City, New Jersey and is appointed Administrator of St.John the Baptist Church in Trumbull, Connecticut.

 

On October 20, 2020, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the eparchy of SS. Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovakians of Byzantine Rite in Canada presented by Most Rev. Marián Andrej Pacák, CSsR, and has appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the same eparchy, Most Rev. Kurt Burnette of the Eparchy of Passaic in the United States.  Bishop Kurt remains the eparchial bishop of Passaic.

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National Basilica
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National Basilica

BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL 2020

PLEDGE NOW

I am so inspired at how our people stepped up to take care of each other and their parishes during the epidemic, and how the priests reinvented ministry for our time.  I know many people have lost their income, or had their lives disrupted in other ways.  This year, I ask for financial assistance in the work of the Eparchy only if you can afford it.  If you are unable to assist financially this year, I completely understand.  You need to care for yourself, your own family, and your own parish first.  Please pray for our Eparchy in any case.  As you can see all around the country, people need the light of Jesus Christ more than ever before.  Please pray as never before for God’s mercy and blessings in our country.  I pray every morning to the Mother of God for everyone of you.  May the Holy Virgin protect you under mantle this year.                     

--Bishop Kurt--

 

Living In or Near the Brooklyn Borough?

The Divine Liturgy is now being celebrated in Brooklyn, New York!

Sundays at 8:00 a.m. at: 

Saint Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church

215 Exeter Street

Brooklyn, New York 11235

 

Come, pray with us and see our growing community!

For more information please contact Father Iaroslav Korostil

570-507-4483

 

New Byzantine Catholic Community Forming

A Byzantine Catholic community is forming at St. Philip Neri RC Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, South Carolina (about a half hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina). Please join us as we grow our community and celebrate together the Byzantine Divine Liturgy.

 

Father Steven Galuschik of All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church in North Fort Myers, Florida began celebrating the Divine Liturgy with the community at the end of October, 2017. This community will serve the northern part of South Carolina as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. 

 

Please share  this information with your friends and family, especially those who have moved "down South." The Divine Liturgy is celebrated on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. If you would like to participate in any way, or have questions please contact Ron Somich at 440-477-6389 or at ron.somich@gmail.com or visit the website at https://carolinabyzantine.com for news, upcoming gatherings and service times.

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Capitol Building
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Ruthenian Chapel in National Basilica
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Vatican Embassy in Washington
ByzanTeen Virtual Thanksgiving
ByzanTEEN Virtual Thanksgiving Night Out (#6) - Sunday November 22, 2020 6:00 -7:30pm
 

 

Thanksgiving with special guest Fr. Andrii Dumnych

 

Any Questions can be directed to: frdeacontom@gmail.com 

Register by Friday November 20, 2020

 

Do I need to register?  YES     REGISTER NOW

 

Why do I need to register? 

Registration information will allow us to send you an email with the link to our virtual meeting room on the evening of the 25th and

help us plan activities such as virtual games.

 

How do I register?

Click the Register Now Tab

 

Is there a registration deadline? 

Yes, please register by Friday, November 20, 2020

 

Is there any cost?  

No.  However, you must bring your own refreshments.

BYOT!!!! (bring your own turkey!)

 

Please keep your eyes and ears open for an announcement about a LIVE-IN PERSON EVENT --Pandemic conditions permitting!

Come and See

For a limited time, click above to preview

the Eparchy of Passaic's new Publication "Come and See"

Copies of the book are availlable from you pastor or by 

contacting the Director Of Eastern Christian Formation at 

direcf@eparchyofpassaic.com

BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF PASSAIC

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ  07424

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