A Milestone of Faith and Community

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in Parma, a significant milestone for the Ukrainian Catholic community in the United States. Established by Pope John Paul II, this eparchy has been a beacon of faith and tradition, serving the spiritual needs of its community.

A Ceremonious Celebration

The anniversary was commemorated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, a testament to the eparchy’s enduring faith and unity. Bishop Bohdan J. Danylo was joined by the clergy of the Eparchy and a congregation of faithful, all united in celebrating this remarkable occasion. Their participation highlighted the strong bonds of community and the shared commitment to preserving our rich spiritual heritage.

A Legacy of Leadership

The establishment of the Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy under Pope John Paul II was a significant event for Ukrainian Catholics in America. It provided a dedicated episcopal see that not only catered to their religious needs but also preserved our unique cultural identity. Over the years, the Eparchy has been a source of spiritual guidance and a center for cultural preservation, playing a crucial role in the lives of many.

As we celebrate this historic milestone, we look towards a future filled with hope and faith. The anniversary is not just a reflection of the past but a stepping stone to the future, inspiring new generations to carry forward the torch of faith, tradition, and community.

This 40th anniversary serves as a reminder of the enduring strength and resilience of the Ukrainian Catholic community, and the vital role the Eparchy plays in nurturing and guiding its faithful. The celebrations stand as a testament to the power of faith in bringing people together, fostering unity, and building a stronger community for years to come.