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2013 Diocese Events


Jan. 27 Music Scholarship Sunday (NUC)

Collection for Music Scholarships

Feb. 2 Solemnity – Presentation of the Lord -
Blessing of Candles

Feb. 3 Observance of St. Blaise of Sebastea –
Blessing of Throats

Feb. 13 Ash Wednesday – Beginning of Great Lent

Mar. 10 Solemnity – Institution of the PNCC –
Collection of National Church Center

Mar. 24 Palm Sunday

Mar. 26 Blessing of Oils – Diocesan Clergy Conference
– All Saints Parish, Carnegie, PA

Mar. 31 Solemnity of the Resurrection

Apr. 6 Branch #20 YMSR - “Beef Dinner”
HMR Cathedral

Apr. 20 PNU District #4 Meeting – HMR

Apr. 20 Diocesan Council Meeting –
Mercyhurst University – Alumni Board Room
10 AM

Apr. 23-24 Supreme Council Meeting – Scranton, PA

May 12 Mother’s Day

May 17-19 68th Annual YMSR/
PNCC Bowling Tournament – Chicago, IL

May 19 Solemnity of Pentecost

May 26 1st Holy Communion – HMR Cathedral


From The Office Of The Bishop


Regarding the Canadian Diocese of the PNCC: The
college of active bishops met in Scranton, PA on Monday December 17th to discuss continuing issues with regards to Poland. Due to plans that were promulgated and set into action without the consent and approval of the Prime Bishop and the church as a whole, a breach of faith and trust was deemed to have occurred. Therefore, the Rt. Rev. Sylvester Bigaj was deposed as a bishop and clergyman of the PNCC. The situation and decision were discussed at the Supreme Council meeting that was held in Scranton
on January 7, 2013. Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky will administer the diocese on a temporary basis.

Elevation of Cleric David Nichols: On January 20, 2013, Bishop Mack conferred the rite of tonsure and four minor orders: porter, reader, blesser and acolyte upon David Nichols. Dave is a longtime member of the PNCC in Canonsburg and Washington, PA and has been studying under the direction of Fr. Mark Swoger, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Washington, PA. We pray God’s continued blessings upon Dave, his wife, Roseanne and family. May God continue to guide and direct you in your road to the diaconate.



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