“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Complete a Parish Center in Ukraine
Decades later, the Church in Ukraine still feels the impact of Soviet persecution. Many confiscated Church properties have not been returned, and those that have are in poor condition. In some cases, repair and restoration are not possible. The buildings must be replaced outright.
For example, the Parish of Saint Katharine of Alexandria in West Ukraine reopened in 1990, but a complete restoration has not been possible. The presbytery was demolished, and to this day, priests live in cramped quarters above the church sacristy, since they have no other option. The parish also lacks a suitable place for its many community activities, which benefit 148 families and include youth groups, an altar servers’ group, a choir, and a club for the elderly.
Church leaders decided to build a new parish center that would provide accommodations for the parish’s priests and adequately furnished spaces for parish activities. Building work has already begun, and Father Victor Palczynski asked for our help in completing the project. We have promised him a contribution of $11,200 so that the building can soon be ready for use.
Will you help us fulfill our promise to the Catholics of Ukraine? We are sure Father Palczynski and his parishioners will remember you in their prayers.
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