On Sunday, June 9, 2024, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lorain, Ohio, celebrated a special event as Very Reverend Steven M Paliwoda was honored with the title of Mitred Archpriest by His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav.

The ceremony took place at Father Paliwoda’s parish, where Bishop Bohdan Danylo led the Divine Liturgy, marking the occasion with prayers and blessings. Following the Liturgy, parishioners enjoyed a reception in recognition of Father Paliwoda’s service and leadership.

This event underscored Father Paliwoda’s dedication to his faith community, the eparchy and the unity of St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lorain. It was a meaningful day of celebration and gratitude within the parish.