First Divine Liturgy Celebration

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, newly ordained Father Paul J. Makar celebrated his first Divine Liturgy here in Perth Amboy at 12 noon. Former pastor, retired Archbishop Stephen Sulyk along with guest priests took part in the Divine Liturgy. The church was filled with over 340 people as relatives, friends, guests, and parishioners gathered to celebrate in this special occasion. Inside the church, extra chairs were set up behind the pews in back, and still many people were standing. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Father Paul gave his blessing to everyone in attendance.
After the Divine liturgy a banquet with approximately 320 guests was held in Father Paul's honor at the parish school's hall. Buffet dishes included pork loin, BBQ chicken, broiled salmon, salmon florentine, pyrohy/varenyky (kapusta and potato), holubchi, roasted potato's, mixed vegetables, fresh kapusta salad, and homemade desserts. All of the dishes were homemade by the parish's Zabava Committee. A short musical performance was done by the parish school Chimetteers.
The Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish offers our joyous wishes to Father Paul J. Makar!
Mnohaya i Blahaya Lita!
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