Ukrainian Catholic Retreat
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Members of Saint Josaphats Ukrainian Catholic Church have a long history of participation in Retreats. For many years men and women of the Parish participated in Men’s Retreats or Women’s Retreats conducted by Roman Rite priests of the Redemptorist Order. The year 1988 was a significant and joyful year in the history of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. All around the world we celebrated the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine. 1988 was also a milestone in the local Retreat movement.
After years of planning and persistence Charlie Babey’s goal of a Retreat conducted by a priest of our rite was realized the same year that we celebrated the Millennium. In order for this to take place the Retreat became a coed event for the first time. Deacon Willis Homick was instrumental in continuing this tradition as the Retreat grew and drew from Ukrainian Catholic Parishes across New York State and as far away as Pennsylvania and even Texas!
When Deacon Willis’ health prevented him from continuing to be the driving force behind this annual Retreat the Holy Name Society of Saint Josaphats agreed to step in and coordinate the Retreat each year. Now, twenty-four years after the first Ukrainian rite Retreat we are realizing another significant event in long history of the Retreat. This will be the 25th consecutive retreat conducted by clergy of our rite! Also, for the second time the leader of the Retreat will be a Bishop of our rite. Bishop Paul has consented to lead this year’s retreat. As in past years the Liturgies, services and conferences held during the Retreat weekend will be conducted in the English language to encourage participation by all, including our Roman Catholic brethren. Single men and women and couples are welcome to join us for this years Retreat.
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