MARKING YEARS OF PRIESTLY MINISTRY

August 29, 2017

CLERGY CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARIES OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION

       The dates of clergy “milestones” are usually included in the Newsletter that is sent from the Chancery to clergy and parishes. The dates include those that in the coming month are celebrating either a Birthday or an Anniversary of Ordination to the diaconate, the priesthood or to the episcopacy. When anniversaries of Perpetual Vows for the Religious/Monastic clergy are available, they too are included.

       The month of August was particularly heavy with ordinations and birthdays. The ordinations to the Priesthood included:

EVANKO, Fr. Edward

Aug 6  

2005

HABER, Fr. Prov. Gabriel, OSBM

Aug 9  

2002

BUYACHOK, Msgr. Michael

Aug 17  

1969

NOWAKOWSKI, Bp. Kenneth

Aug 19  

1989

CHORNEY, Fr. Peter

Aug 19  

2001

KARDASINEC, Fr. Emil

Aug 19  

2001

KROCHAK, Fr. Michael

Aug 19  

2001

MOTIUK, Bp. David

Aug 21

1988

HUCULAK, Met. Lawrence

Aug 28

1977

SHEPTYTSKY. Met. Andrew

Aug 28

1892

BASHUTSKYY, Fr. Volodymyr     

Aug 29

1999

WACH, Fr. Andrew

Aug 29

1982

HUMNISKI, *Deacon Victor

Aug 31

1997

       Birthdays:

BOROWEC, Fr. Bohdan

Aug 4

KAWIUK, Fr. Darren

Aug 7

PANKIW, Seminarian Alexander   

Aug 14

BAYDA, Bp. Bryan

Aug 24

       The clergy may commemorate the date in different ways, depending on the type of anniversary. Of course a “kruhla data” (кругла дата) as they say in Ukrainian – i.e. a nice “round date” or more major “milestone” - would usually mean a larger celebration. Whether it’s an anniversary of a Priest’s or Deacon’s ordination, or the religious profession of a Sister or a Wedding anniversary of marriage – usually the bigger more public celebrations are saved for, say, the 25th or the 40th and certainly for the 50th and beyond! But, every milestone is a reason to give thanks to the Lord and celebrate the many accomplishments that one has made over those years. And reminisce - often in amazement - at the paths journeyed and the adventures had and the people encountered.

       Oh, there are probably many milestones coming up in September, but two that we know of concerning the clergy are the following:

       Ordination:

WIZINSKY, Fr. Alan M.

2002 Sep 8

       Perpetual Vows

DZIADYK, Fr. Isidore, OSBM

1956 Sep 30

       Know of others? Commemorate them! Celebrate them! Give the ones who made the milestone a call and thank them for their ministry. If you have a celebration, send us the story and some pictures.


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