Thank you for visiting the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church website! We have been serving Catholic believers and our local community for over 125 years. We belong to the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. And yes, we are in full communion with the Holy See. We strive to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ into our daily lives at home, at school and at work.

Rummage Sale 2017

7th Annual Pre-Rummage Sale Information

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church

St.  Cyril’s Grade School Gym

133 River Street, Olyphant, PA.

September 22nd , 23rd  , 24th ,  2017

DONATIONS: NOW Being accepted  until September 12, 2017 from  Homes, Estates, Moving Sales, Yard Sales, Garage Sales etc. (Please NO clothes, NO shoes, NO TV’s, NO computers, NO baby car carriers, NO exercise equipment, NO encyclopedias, NO text books, NO  mattresses).  

ITEMS ACCEPTED: Clean and sale-able items: Furniture, new items, household items,  kitchen items, bathroom, bedroom, living room, tools, outdoor, garden, craft items, religious, toys, games, sporting goods, books, holidays, ladies accessories: jewelry, purses,  children’s books, music media-records,  antiques, Ukrainian items, etc. Call 570-383-0319 for more info.

RAFFLE DONATIONS: Gift Certificates, products or items from Retail Stores, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, and Businesses, etc. Donations will be raffled on 9/24/2017. The Raffle benefits St. Cyril's Church. Donations will be accepted for the FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS  being served at this event.

CONTACT: Lauren Telep at 570-383-0319 (H) or 646-241-9443 (C) or  Rev. Nestor Iwasiw, Pastor at St. Cyril’s, at 570-489-2271 regarding  “dropping off “ the items Or “pick-ups.”

Divine Liturgy (Mass) Times

Sunday Divine Liturgies
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Weekday Divine Liturgies
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.

Holy Day Liturgies
9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. (for Holy Day of Obligation)

Confessions on Saturday at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm.

Office Hours

Although we certainly welcome visits to the Parish Office during business hours, it is a courteous gesture to call ahead (570-489-2271) to be sure someone is in the office to receive you and that you will not be interrupting anyone else who may be there at the same time.

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Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, His Holiness, Pope Francis appointed Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy as Auxiliary Bishop for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy currently serves as Vicar General and as Vice-Chancellor for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy, and as a Dean of the Lehigh-Schuylkill Deanery, PA. He is also a member of the College of Consultors, the Archieparchial Finance Advisory Council, the Presbyteral Council, the Archieparchial Administrative Council and Administrative Board at the Pennsylvania Conference of Bishops.

Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy was born on October 1, 1975, in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. His parents, Anton and Iryna Rabiy reside in Zymna Voda, Lviv region of Ukraine. He has one younger brother, Vitaliy, who is married with Iryna. They have two children, Andrian and Yuliana, and reside in Ukraine.

Very Rev. Andriy graduated from Zymna Voda High School #1 in 1992. In the fall of 1992 he entered Ivano-Frankivsk Seminary where he studied philosophy for two years. In August of 1994 he moved to the United States to continue his studies at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary while attending classes at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Following completion of a one year program studying English at the Metropolitan College of the Catholic University, he was enrolled in the School of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the same university. In May of 1999 he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy.

In September of 1999 Fr. Andriy continued his theological studies at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC. He completed a four year program within three years and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree “cum laude” in May of 2002.
Fr. Andriy was ordained as a Subdeacon in May of 1998, and as a Deacon in November of 1999 by Most Rev. Archbishop Stephen Sulyk, He received his Presbyteral Orders from Most Rev. Archbishop Stefan Soroka in December of 2001 in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia.

Upon completion of his theological studies, he was appointed as an administrator of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in New Brunswick (2002-2003; 2004-2005) and St. Michael the Archangel church in Hillsborough NJ (2002-2005), and for a brief time as administrator of Immaculate Conception Church in Hillside NJ (2003-2004).

In the fall of 2005, Very Rev. Andriy returned to the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC for studies in canon law. In 2008, he graduated with a Licentiate in Canon Law, having completed his dissertation on the patriarchal tribunal in the Eastern Church.

Since 2008, he has served as pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Reading, PA, where he successfully relocated the parish. He also serves St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Lancaster, PA, a newly formed mission parish which he began in February 2013.

Archieparchial Pilgrimage

All are invited to join Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and clergy on a Pilgrimage at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Centralia, Pa. on Sunday, August 27th. The pilgrimage begins at 12:00 noon with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Stefan as the main celebrant. Pray before the historic and jeweled 18th century copy of the Icon of Our Lady of Pochaiv. At 3:00 PM Akafist to the Mother of God will be sung. At 4:30 PM a candlelight procession to the church for the celebration of a Moleben to the Mother of God with Metropolitan Stefan Soroka as main celebrant and homilist. At the conclusion of the Moleben, prayers for healing and the anointing with holy oils for the healing of soul and body will take place. Pilgrims will have an opportunity to venerate the icon and relics of Blessed Martyr Bishop Mykola Charnetsky, C.Ss.R., the healer of souls.

Confessions will be available throughout the day at various locations on the church grounds. There will be religious goods for sale, which will be blessed at the conclusion of the Living Rosary in the outdoor chapel. Food service will be provided from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

This is a Rain or Shine event. Handicap parking will be provided on the church grounds.  Off-site parking and shuttle van service will be provided from specially designated areas near the church. For more information please feel free to contact the church rectory at 570-339-0650.

This Pilgrimage was the inspired by His Beatitude Sviatoslav during his historic visit to the Centralia church in November 2015. He marveled at the continuing presence of the church in Centralia, where an underground mine-fire resulted in the abandonment of the town, the demolition of almost all buildings and the relocation of all but less than ten residents. Patriarch Sviatoslav felt a sense of true holiness which pervades the entire church property. His desire is for all people of faith to come and experience this holiness, sanctity and serenity as pilgrims to this holy place on the mountain.

The church is located 2 Blocks North of Route 42 in Centralia, Pennsylvania, at the following mailing address 1130 Summit Hill Rd. Aristes, PA 17920.

Good Friday 2017

Holy Year of Mercy Pilgrimage

Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia and Ukrainians in the USA attended the Divine Liturgy at 4:00 p.m on October 15, 2016 in Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, Pa. Metropolitan Soroka was greeted at the Church doors by the youth of the Parish who were dressed in the traditional Ukrainian clothing.

Day for Vocations

 

The Sunday of the Paralytic Man, May 7th, 2017, has been designated as a Day for Vocations for all parishes and institutions in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Just as Our Lord raised the Paralytic Man and healed him of his infirmity, so to are we called to lift up those who may be open to God’s call to service in His Holy Church. Please be sure to pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life on this day.

 If there is someone in your family, or you have a friend (or even yourself!), whom you think God might be calling to a challenging, but extremely rewarding and fulfilling, life as a Ukrainian Catholic priest, deacon, or religious monk or nun, be sure to pray for them.  Have your priest talk with them and pray with them over their call.  For more information, be sure to check out our new vocations website at www.ukrainiancatholicvocations.com.

There are short "Vocations Videos" available at:

Why I Come To Church

"Why I Come to Church" was produced by the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. This video may be viewed on YouTube by clicking this link.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Visits Cathedral in Philadelphia

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk celebrated Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday, November 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.  During the Divine Liturgy, the religious renewed their vows.  Also, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk and concelebrating Bishops blessed the new mosaics of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, SSMI and Venerable Servant of God Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky.  After the service, His Beatitude blessed the new bell tower that houses the original bell from the old Cathedral.  The YouTube video may be viewed by clicking this link.