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Most Reverend Kurt Burnette

Fifth Bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic

Chancery

Mailing Address:

Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
445 Lackawanna Avenue
Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424
Phone: 973-890-7777
FAX: 973-890-7175

 

Protosyncellus: Right Rev. Archpriest James G. Hayer

Chancellor: Lori Albanese, JCL

Vicar for Clergy:  

Eparchial Finance Officer: Reverend Deacon Robert Shalhoub

Chancery Administrative Assistant:  Maureen French

College of Consultors

Senior Consultor:

     Very Rev. John Basarab, MA

 

Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer

Very Rev. John Custer

Very Rev. Michael Kerestes

Very Rev. Eduard Shestak, JCL

Very Rev. Nicholas Daddona

Very Rev. Steven Galuschik 

Rev. Yuriy Oros

 

Presbyteral Council

Term:  April 25, 2022 - April 26, 2025 (or Thomas Sunday, 2025)

 

New York - New England Syncellate:  Rev. Edward Cimbala, Very Rev. Ronald Hatton

 

Susquehanna Syncellate: Very Rev. Eduard Shestak; Very Rev. Michael Salnicky

 

Central Pennsylvania Syncellate:  Rev. Vasyl Chepelskyy, STD; Rev. Scott Boghossian

 

New Jersey Syncellate:   Rev. James Badeaux; Very Rev. YuriyOros

 

Middle States Syncellate: Rev. Sergii Deiak; Very Rev. Alex Shuter

 

Southern States Syncellate: Very Rev. Sal Pignato- Secretary; Very Rev. Steven Galuschik

 

Ex-Officio Members:

Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer 

Very Rev. John Basarab - Interim Director

Very Rev. John Custer

Very Rev. Nicholas Daddona

Very Rev. Robert Evancho

Very Rev. Michael Kerestes

 

 

Finance Council

Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer

Deacon Robert Shalhoub, Finance Officer

Mr. Stephen Kowalski

Mr. Thomas Duch, Attorney at Law 

Mr. Daniel Seaman, Attorney at Law

Eparchial Tribunal

The Tribunal of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic is served by:

Judicial Vicar: 

Very Reverend Eduard Shestak, JCL, STD

 

Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Promotor of Justice:

Very Reverend Ronald Barusefski, JCL

 

Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Defender of the Bond

Vey Reverend Andriy Kovach, JCL

 

Judge:

Reverend Monsignor Robert Senetsky, JCD

 

Notaries:

Very Reverend Gregory J Noga

Maureen French

 

 

 

Syncellates and Protopresbyters

New York - New England Syncellate:  Very Rev. Nicholas Daddona

     New York - New England Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Ronald Hatton

 

Susquehanna Syncellate: Very Rev. Michael Kerestes

     Northern PA (NW New York) Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Eduard Shestak

     Wyoming Valley Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Michael Salnicky

 

Central Pennsylvania Syncellate: Very Rev. Edward Higgins

     Mid-Pennsylvania Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Gregory Noga

     South Pennsylvania Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Andriy Kovach

 

New Jersey Syncellate:Very Rev. John Custer, SSL, STD

     North New Jersey Protopresbyter: (above)

     Central New Jersey Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Francis Rella

 

Middle States Syncellate:Very Rev. John Basarab, MA

     Middle States Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Alex Shuter

 

Southern States Syncellate:Very Rev. Robert Evancho

     Southern States Protopresbyter: Very Rev. Salvatore Pignato

Pension Board

Elected to Serve from:

April 25, 2022 - April 26, 2025 (Or Thomas Sunday)

 

New York/New England Syncellate: 

     Rev. Edward Cimbala

 

Susquehanna Syncellate: 

     Rev. John Cigan

 

Central Pennsylvania Syncellate: 

     Very Rev. Gregory Noga - CHAIRMAN

 

New Jersey Syncellate:

     Very Rev. John Custer

 

Middle States Syncellate:

      Very Rev. Ronald Barusefski

 

Southern States Syncellate:

     Rev. Vincent Brady

Ex-Officio Members:

Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer

Very Rev. Nicholas Daddona

Deacon Robert Shalhoub

Other Offices

Office for a Safe Environment in Ministry - Eparchy of Passaic Safe Environment Website 

 

All reports involving a minor ARE REPORTED to the County Prosecuter's Office

and other appropriate local police and child protective services. 

 

        Fr. David J. Baratelli, Ed.S, M.Div.

                        Coordinator

 

          Dr. Maureen Daddona, Ph.D

                      Victim Assistance

 

 

Building & Liturgical Arts Commission

     Chairman: Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer

          Very Rev. Peter Hosak

          Very Rev. Michael Popson

          Reverend Vitaliy Pukhayev

 

Liturgy Commission:

     Very Rev. John G. Basarab, MA

     Very Rev. Edward J. Higgins

     Reverend Michael Kerestes

 

Cemetery Commission:

     Chairman: Very Rev. Michael Salnicky

          Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer
          Very Rev. John Custer

          Rev. Robert Lozinski, CSC

          Very Rev. Michael Kerestes

                                                    As of July 13, 2020

Music Commission:

     Mr. Elias Zareva

     Mr. Joseph K. Ferenchick

                    Inter-Eparchial Commission for Sacred Music

 

Ecumenism:

     Very Rev. Edward Higgins

 

Evangelization Commission:

     Chairman: Rev. Joseph Bertha, PhD

          Very Rev. John S. Custer, SSL, STD

          Very Rev. John Basarab, MA

 

Communications & Telecommunications:

     Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer

 

Respect Life Office:

     Rev. Scott Bogossian, Pro-Life Director

 

Family Life Office:

     (vacant)

 

Eparchial Historian:

    (vacant)

Heritage Museum and Library
445 Lackawanna Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
973-890-7777
 
Eparchial Archives
     Rev. Joseph Bertha, PhD
     Very Rev. John Custer, SSL, STD
     Rt. Rev. Arch. James G. Hayer
Carpathian Village

Director: Very Rev. Michael Salnicky

Carpathian Village / St. Nicholas Shrine 

802 Snow Hill Road

Cresco PA 18326

 

 

BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF PASSAIC

445 LACKAWANNA AVENUE 

WOODLAND PARK, NJ  07424

973-890-7777