Post installs new officers today at Heron CreekToday at noon at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club in North Port, there will be a formal installation of officers of Cpl. Roman G. Lazor Post 40 of the Ukrainian American Veterans, an organization of United States armed forces veterans of Ukrainian descent.
Officers to be installed were elected at the last monthly membership meeting Friday, Nov. 4.
The installation formality will be followed by a delicious buffet luncheon, presentation of awards and other activities. Music by very popular “Vlad” will make the luncheon more enjoyable.
Inasmuch as all tickets are already sold, there will be no tickets sold at the door.
••• The Most Rev. Bohdan J. Danylo, bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of St.
Josaphat in Parma will visit the Presentation of the Most Holy Mother of God (St. Mary’s) Ukrainian Catholic Church in North Port on Saturday. This parish serves the Ukrainian Catholic faithful of Southwest Florida. The Rev. Vasyl Petriv is the pastor.
The announced purpose of the visit is to meet with individual parishioners (the meeting will take place at the Parish Center located next to the church), to provide information about the state of affairs of the Eparchy, and to outline his vision and plans for the continuous growth of the Eparchy, including the Missions, Missionaries and Ministries.
Bishop Bohdan was consecrated by Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) of Kyiv, head of the worldwide Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and installed as Bishop of Parma Eparchy on Nov. 4, 2014. He is the second Bishop of Parma Eparchy, and the youngest U.S. Catholic bishop. He was born May 27, 1971, ordained a priest on Oct. 1, 1996, after completing his studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
Eparchy of St.
Josaphat in Parma is one of four Ukrainian Catholic Eparchies (Dioceses) in the United States. The other three are the Archeparchy of Philadelphia, Eparchy of Stamford, Connecticut, and St.
Nicholas Eparchy of Chicago.
••• The Ukrainian Language Society and St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Religious and Cultural Center (Oseredok) co-sponsored a very successful, well-organized and professionally presented commemorative program in honor of a great Ukrainian poet, writer, publicist and political activist Ivan Franko (1856-1916) on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Oseredok.
••• The Board of Directors of Ukrainian American Club of Southwest Florida, headed by Daria Tomashosky of North Port, met Monday. After approving minutes of the last meeting, read by secretary Doris Horbachevsky, financial report presented by Nancy Wosny, correspondence secretary and social services coordinator Halya Lisnyczyj, the meeting devoted much time to discuss the upcoming projects.
Discussed were the Christmas party (Dec. 2), tapestry project,(presented by Klara Szpiczka), tapestry exhibit at Selby Library (presented by Katya Steciuk), and bus trip to Tarpon Springs (presented by President Daria).
This monthly membership meeting will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Oseredok. Members are being asked to take to the meeting nonperishable food items and unwrapped children’s toys.
Our Neighbors — The Ukrainians