On June 24, 2018, the Very Reverand Archpriest Philip Bumbar celebrated 50 years of priestly service with praise and gratitude to God. A Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving was held at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Aliquippa, PA with the most Reverend Bohdan J. Danylo. Concelebrating were; Rev. Michael J. Polosky, Canon Walter J. Wysochansky, Rev. Ignatius Kury, and Very Rev. Marijan Procyk.  Also present were Deacons, Mark Prokopovich, Myron Spak, and Volodymyr Radko. Afterwards, a buffet reception was held at Franzee’s Banquet Hall in Ambridge, PA.

Father Phil began his journey as a priest fifty years ago in Stanford, Conneticut where God’s guiding presence abounded in him. Father Phil stated, “A priest is a bridge between men and God, and any successes are due to God’s guiding presence working in priests. It has been a blessing to work as an instrument of God, receiving the loving care and support of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On this day, we celebrate the priest, Jesus Christ, and thank God for His Holy presence in all priest.”

In Commemoration of 50 years of service in the priesthood of Jesus Christ.

June 2, 1968 – June 2, 2018