After twenty-nine and a half years as Pastor at Ukrainian Assumption Church, Perth Amboy, New Jersey and 45 years in the priesthood, Father Roman Dubitsky is retiring from active priesthood. Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka has given his blessing, and at the same time has appointed a new pastor, Rev. Ivan Turyk, as of Sept. 1, 2010. We wish Father Roman many happy and healthy years of retirement and pray that the Lord continue to shower him with many blessings and the Blessed Mother ever keep him under her protection!
A Farewell and Welcome Parish Luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2010. Please come to the luncheon, bid a fond farewell to Fr. Roman and welcome our new pastor, Fr. Ivan. It is a parish family celebration, and all are invited!
There will only be one liturgy on that Sunday, at 10:00 a.m., with the Choir singing the responses. The luncheon will be held in the school hall following the Divine Liturgy. There will be no cost to attend the luncheon. All who wish to come are asked to sign up in advance, so that we know how much food to prepare. Seating will be arranged when you sign up. Please sign up beginning Saturday, Aug. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the church hall (before and after liturgy), and Sunday, Aug. 8 following the liturgies. You may also sign up the weekends of Aug. 15/16, 21/22 and 28/29, following liturgies.