Press Releases - 2015

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2015 Lenten Youth Project To Benefit St. John the Compassionate Mission

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Junior ACRY, as in previous years, has taken it upon itself to aid the Diocesan ministry of Saint John the Compassionate, located in the inner city of Toronto, Ontario. The National Junior ACRY has renewed its ongoing effort to assist in the work of Saint John the Compassionate. This renewed commitment was affirmed at the National Convention in Chicago this past summer. One again members of the Junior ACRY had the opportunity to visit the Mission this past summer and experience the labors of love that take place there each and everyday. Read more...

Construction Dates Set For Fr. Michael Rosco Memorial, Habitat For Humanity Building Project

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery wishes to provide the following update on the Fr. Michael Michael Rosco Memorial Habitat for Humanity Building Project, provided by St. John The Baptist Church of Perth Amboy, NJ, the project coordinator. St. John’s Church is pleased to announce the three 2016 build dates for this project in collaboration with IOCC and Habitat For Humanity (Tamany West) as follows: 1. Kickoff Build Week: Arrival - Monday June 06 - Departure - Saturday June 11 2. Middle Summer Build Week: Arrival - Monday July 18 - Departure - Saturday July 23 3. Final Summer Build Week: Arrival - Monday August 15 - Departure - Saturday August 20 4. Dedication Week: November / December 2016 (TBD) Read more...

Thanksgiving Greetings

Thursday, November 26, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- It is proper and just to sing to You, to bless You, to praise You, to thank You, to worship You in every place of Your kingdom, for You are God, ineffable, inconceivable, invisible, incomprehensible, ever existing yet ever the same, You and Your only-begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit. You brought us out of non-existence into being and, when we had fallen, You raised us up again, and left nothing undone to lead us to heaven and to bestow upon us Your future kingdom. For all this we give thanks to You and to Your only-begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit, for all that we know and do not know Read more...

Camp Nazareth Cabin Expansion Project

Friday, November 20, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - With the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the approval of the Diocesan Board of Trustees, the Camp Nazareth cabins and other infrastructure are undergoing a significant upgrade in the off-season. The project is well underway and is scheduled to be completed by March 1, 2016, in time for the 2016 Summer Camping Season. Those who received a parish visit from His Grace, Bishop Gregory since last year at this time, or who had a family member attend Camp this past summer, undoubtedly have heard about the project, but may still not know all its details. The project is extensive and when it is completed it will be a major improvement to the quality of the camping experience for our children. Read more...

National Sr. ACRY Announces Annual Advent Mission Project

Sunday, October 25, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Sr. ACRY is pleased to announce their second annual Advent Mission Project. After a successful project last year, the members of the Senior ACRY decided at the 2015 National Convention, to support an initiative to build a Habitat for Humanity Home in memory of +Protopresbyter Michael Rosco. This memorial building project is being spearheaded by the faithful of Fr. Michael’s former parish, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church of Perth Amboy, NJ, in conjunction with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Plans call for a home to be built in the Summer of 2016 for a deserving family in Mandeville, LA where Fr. Michael, working with IOCC Relief teams, assisted with 3 similar building projects in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was through his initial efforts that the Diocese saw an increased awareness and participation in hands-on mission work. That work continues to this day. Read more...

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