Ground-Breaking Ceremony of New Church in Whippany, NJ

Last Sunday, Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whippany, NJ celebrated their parish Feast Day,  as well as the 90th ANNIVERSARY of the FOUNDING OF THE PARISH. A Panakhyda  for the repose of all of our deceased founders, pastors, parishioners and benefactors was sang  after the  Liturgy. Then the procession and  BREAKING OF GROUND FOR THE NEW CHURCH took  place, and the parish feast day dinner was  held at the hall.  On that day, the parish also celebrated the 35th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination   of their  pastor, Right Reverend Mitred Protopresbyter Roman Mirchuk. Fr. Ivan a long time friend of Fr. Roman was a master of ceremonies at the banquet.