Announcements

    • Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolitan Church to Host Jubilee Year of Hope Pilgrimage
       
       Archbishop William C. Skurla, Bishop Kurt R. Burnette, and Bishop Robert M. Pipta invite the people of the Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh to join them on a Pilgrimage to Italy from  May 5 to 15, 2025, to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Hope. This pilgrimage costs only $4,829 per person, which covers airfare from Newark Liberty International Airport, accommodations in first class/select hotels based on double occupancy, most meals, the services of an English tour director, comprehensive sightseeing all admission fees and hotel service charges and airport transfers in Italy.     
       
      Fr. Ed Cimbala, who will serve as the general tour coordinator, will be your main point of contact for any questions or concerns. Each eparchy will have a coordinator: Very Rev. Andrew Deskevich, Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, Very Rev. Yuriy Oros, Eparchy of Passaic, Very Rev. Brian Eyman, Eparchy of Parma, Very Rev. Stephen Washko, Eparchy of Pheonix, and Very Rev. Marek Novicky, Exarchy of Toronto. The initial deposit is to be sent to Fr. Ed Cimbala, who will forward your names to the coordinator with your eparchy.
       
      Everyone is invited to come share during this time of prayerful celebration. With the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other services, our pilgrimage will be a joyful journey designed to highlight our Byzantine Catholic faith, help us appreciate its historical past, and view the art inspired by the Church.
    • Safe Travels – We wish the St. Ann Byzan-Teens and their chaperones a safe trip to the Byzan-Teen Youth Rally in San Diego, California, from June 27-June 30. The theme for the rally is “Walking with Jesus on the Stormy Waters of the Modern Sea of Life.” We will pray for an enlightening and enjoyable experience for all of you.      ~ Fr. Taras
    • Parish Grounds Cleanup – This Saturday June 22, Rain Date Saturday July 6, & Saturday July 20….Rain Date Saturday July  27. Time for all dates is 8:00 am till ?  St. Ann Byzantine Knights of Columbus Council #15107 will be hosting the event.  All are invited. Lunch will be provided.  Bring yourself and any yard tools you may want to use to beautify our parish grounds.  Please sign-up on the sheet in Parish Vestibule to let us know how many for lunch.   Contact Stephen Bobar with questions.
    • Festival Meeting – The next festival meeting is next Sunday, June 23, between liturgies. All are invited, please plan to attend.
    • Uniontown Pilgrimage – There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex of the church to gauge interest of  those wishing to attend the 90th Annual Pilgrimage run by the Sisters of St. Basil the Great at Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown PA on Saturday, August 31.  Please sign up by July 21 if you would like to attend. We anticipate transportation leaving before 6 am and returning to St. Ann’s later that evening. If we see enough interest transportation will be organized. 
    • Eastern Christian Publications – has published two new books related to upcoming events in 2024.  
        +Archbishop Vsevolod, of blessed memory, was a founder of the Orientale Lumen Conferences  and spoke several times about primacy.  We have compiled seven of those talks into , “We Are All Brothers”.  It’s a paperback edition of over 200 pages with a dozen historical, color pictures of him through the years for $30.00. 
      – For the 100th anniversary, May of 2024, of the creation of what has become the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church of Pittsburgh, we have scanned and reprinted a 1971 comprehensive history of the church in Europe and America by Dr. Walter Warzesky titled _Byzantine Rite Rusins in Carpatho-Ruthenia and America._  It is a facsimile reprint in paperback of more than 300 pages of text also for $30.00. Both books are on sale for $25.00 until July 1st.  The link for both books is here: https://ecpubs.com/new-products/ 
    • Calling all parishioners…We need you!  On Sunday, June 2, volunteer sign-up sheets will be posted in the back of the church for our…St Ann Slavic-American Festival on Saturday, August 24 from 11am-7pm. Please volunteer your time and talent!  We need all of YOU to support this wonderful event!
    • Parish Grounds Cleanup – Saturday June 22, Rain Date Saturday July 6, & Saturday July 20….Rain Date Saturday July  27. Time for all dates is 8:00 am till ?  St. Ann Byzantine Knights of Columbus Council #15107 will be hosting the event.  All are invited. Lunch will be provided.  Bring yourself and any yard tools you may want to use to beautify our parish grounds.  Please sign-up on the sheet in Parish Vestibule to let us know how many for lunch.   Contact Stephen Bobar with questions. 
    • Moleben – During the month of June, we will pray the Moleben for Jesus, the Lover of Mankind at the end of one of the Divine Liturgies on Sunday, at the Tuesday evening Liturgy, and at the Friday morning Liturgy. My special intention is to pray for peace in Ukraine, the conversion of Russia, peace in the United States, and peace in the whole world.    ~ Father Taras
    • Request for Personal Hygiene Items – Silence of Mary is in dire need for personnel hygiene items. Full size items of; deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, toothpaste, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Travel size items can always be used. When traveling, please pick-up any small toiletries or personal hygiene items that may have been provided. A shower is a luxury, to many of the Homes visitors.   Please place any toiletry item in the Silence of Mary bin, located in the Church entranceway. A small gesture on your part can make a profound impact on another’s way of life. Many thanks.
    • Catholic Schoolhouse – This school year some of the Catholic families of our area are forming a Harrisburg Chapter of Catholic Schoolhouse.  We are blessed to be able to gather at St Ann’s and meet in the classrooms on Wednesday mornings. Catholic Schoolhouse is a community support program for homeschooling families.  We gather weekly for activities that are challenging to accomplish at home, i.e. science labs, art projects, chorus, discussions, classroom experiences, field trips, et cetera.  Catholic Schoolhouse reinforces the education students are learning at home, focusing on virtues, communication, and community activities while keeping God and our Catholic Faith at the center. Registration is open until July 20th.  We are also interviewing volunteers who might be interested in working with our families.  We would appreciate more hands in our classes to help the children play games, do crafts, and enjoy learning.  For more information, please contact Melanie Nehilla
    • Perohi & Kielbasi Sales – Starting in May 2024 Frozen Perohi and Kielbasi will be sold by the ECF every month through November on the first Wednesdays and Saturdays, and third Wednesdays of month, from 10 am-12 pm. The perohi are sold frozen for $7 bag, the frozen smoked kielbasa is sold for $8 a ring.
    • Bible Study – We will not have Bible Study during the summer.
    • Save the Date – for our Slavic/American Festival August 24, 2024.  Click on the Slavic Festival link in the banner at the top of this page, for more information. 
    • Parish Emails – Parishioners wishing to receive emails from the parish can sign up by clicking on the link at the top of the Bulletin Page.
    • Perohi Hotline – Not a member of Saint Ann’s and want to know when we are having events?  You can find out about events at our parish with emails from the Perohi Hotline!   The Perhoi Hotline will let you know when your favorite Slavic events will take place or when our tasty foods will be available for sale.  We promise to never sell your information and we will not fill up your inbox.      https://StAnnByz.flocknote.com/PerohiHotline


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