Plans for 21st Diocesan Sobor Announced

May 22, 2009

SOUTH BOUND BROOK, NJ - Information pertaining to the 21st Diocesan Council/Sobor, which will be held July 12-15, 2009, has been sent out to all Diocesan parishes recently. This event will be hosted by the parishes of the New Jersey Deanery.

The headquarters for the 21st Council will be the Ukrainian Cultural Center in South Bound Brook, NJ, with delegates and guests being lodged at the Holiday Inn Somerset, 195 Davison Avenue, Somerset-less than ½ mile away. South Bound Brook is the Diocesan center for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and delegates will have the opportunity to see all of their wonderful facilities, including their Consistory Building, Seminary, Memorial Church, Cemetery and. Mausoleum

In light of the financial concerns that have had an impact on all aspects of our lives-including our parochial activities-the Sobor Committee has attempted to present an overall package to you that will be affordable and economical.

A room rate of $89 per night (plus tax) for accommodations with either one king or two double beds has been arranged. To secure this special rate, room reservations can be made by calling the Holiday Inn Somerset at (732) 356-1700. Rooms should be booked under the group code "CRO." Reservations must be made by June 9, 2009. Please note that the Holiday Inn Somerset will accept person checks as well as church checks as payment for your room.

If delegates plan on flying to New Jersey, please note that the Liberty International Airport in Newark is approximately a 40 minute drive from South Bound Brook. The Sobor Committee will try to arrange ground transportation for anyone flying.

Please remember that it is mandatory for every delegate to purchase a meal package. There will be no refunds issued. The cost of the meal package is $200 per person. This covers 7 meals-including a Sunday Evening Buffet. All meals will be served at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Kindly use the enclosed form to order your meal packages. This should be send with a check payable to: 21st Diocesan Council to:

Father Andrew Fetchina
211 W. Grand Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065

We ask that you note that the deadline for this is June 9, 2009.

A Commemorative Journal that will be compiled for the meeting of the Diocesan Council. The ads will be simple listings: a Gold Sponsor ($150) and a Silver Sponsor ($100) will assist in raising revenues that will be used to help defray the many expenses that we will incur in hosting the Sobor. Checks for ads should also be made payable to "21st Diocesan Council" and sent by May 25, 2009 to:

Father Michael Chendorain
64 Beach Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Any questions pertaining to any aspect of the 21st Diocesan Council can be directed to Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, Council Chairman, at (732) 826-4442.

 


Epistle Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:14-23

Gospel Reading: Luke 17:3-10

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