Our Pastors Who Have Served God's People At Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church

Below we list all of the priests who have previously served our parish as pastors and administrators.  Even though priests come and go, we give thanks to Almighty God for the sacrifices they make to ensure that all of us have the tools to find salvation and eternal life in Our Lord.  These are the men who give themselves to ensure that all of us hear the Gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ.  These are the men who tirelessly work to ensure that we do not go astray, but instead find healing and spiritual growth.  These are the men who, by the grace of our patron, The Holy Spirit, bring to us the healing Mysteries of the Holy Church.  They are men, who despite their own faults and wounds, Divine Grace elevates them to a most serious calling - to serve all of you as your PRIEST.

Rev. Volodymyr Piso
Rev. Volodymyr Piso

Father Volodymyr, a resident of Syracuse, NY, was our 25th pastor who served from January 2020 - April 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 Plague. He is a retired priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, CT, and has served in various parishes there.

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Very Rev. Archpriest Daniel Troyan
Very Rev. Archpriest Daniel Troyan

Father Dan, as he is affectionately called by his parishioners, was the 24th pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, and served here from August 2014 - December 2019. A native coal cracker of Marion Heights, PA, he has served in various parishes of the South Anthracite Deanery of the Archeparchy. He is currently serving as pastor of Holy Myrrh Bearers Ukrainian Catholic Church in Swarthmore, PA.

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Rev. Petro Zvarych
Rev. Petro Zvarych

Father Petro, affectionately known as "The Rev" by our parishioners, was the 23rd pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church and served here from 2006 - 2014. He has served in various parishes of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia (Elizabeth, NJ; Shenandoah, PA; Manassas, VA, and the mission in Front Royal, VA). He is currently serving as pastor of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville, PA, and St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville, PA.

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Rev. Mark Fesniak
Rev. Mark Fesniak

Father Mark was the 22nd pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church and served here from 2004 - 2006. He has served as pastor of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shamokin, PA, and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Centralia, PA. He is currently pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville, PA, and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Middleport, PA.

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Rev. +James Karepin, O.P.
Rev. +James Karepin, O.P.

Father James served as the 21st pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 2003-2004. A Dominican Friar of the Order of Preachers of the Central Province, he has served in various capacities in both the Archeparchy of Philadelphia, and also in the Eparchy of St. Nicholas, Chicago, IL. Sadly, he has passed away during the COVID-19 plague of 2020 during his pastorate of Holy Transfiguration Parish of Denver, CO.

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Rev. Petro Semenych
Rev. Petro Semenych

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 2000 - 2003.

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Rev. Dr. Julian Anthony
Rev. Dr. Julian Anthony

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1998-2000.

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Rev. Bohdan Kin
Rev. Bohdan Kin

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1996-1997.

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Rev. Uriy Markewych
Rev. Uriy Markewych

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1994-1996. Currently retired from active ministry.

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Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko
Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko

Pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1988 to 1994. Currently serving as pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel, PA, and as administrator of Assumption of the BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, Centralia, PA.

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Very Rev. John Seniw
Very Rev. John Seniw

Former pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1985-1988. Currently serving as pastor of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, PA, and Dean of the Lehigh-Schuylkill Deanery of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

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Rev. Joseph Kisner
Rev. Joseph Kisner

Pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1984-1985.

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Rev. Thomas Korpics
Rev. Thomas Korpics

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1983-1984.

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Rev. Adam Polischak
Rev. Adam Polischak

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1981 until his untimely death in 1983.

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Rev. Msgr. Constantine Berdar
Rev. Msgr. Constantine Berdar

Pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1974-1981.

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Rev. Nestor Romanovich
Rev. Nestor Romanovich

Pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1951-1973. Longest serving pastor of our parish; much beloved and fondly remembered by many.

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Rev. Michael Koltutsky
Rev. Michael Koltutsky

Pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1931-1951.

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Rev. Vladimir Dobrotvor
Rev. Vladimir Dobrotvor

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1931.

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Rev. Vladimir Tytar
Rev. Vladimir Tytar
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Rev. Andrew Rudakevych
Rev. Andrew Rudakevych

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Rev. John Kutsky
Rev. John Kutsky

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Rev. Vladimir Obuszkewicz
Rev. Vladimir Obuszkewicz

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1922-1925.

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Rev. Joseph Bernatsky
Rev. Joseph Bernatsky

Served Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1922 (picture courtesy of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Berwick, PA - here Father Bernatsky is seated with members of the Providence Association in 1920.)

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Rev. Nicholas Sklepkovitch
Rev. Nicholas Sklepkovitch

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Rev. Wasyl Turula
Rev. Wasyl Turula

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