The Greater Boston Chapter of the Friends of UCU hosted a Live and Silent auction on Saturday, October 6, at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish House in Jamaica Plain, MA. It featured items from the Irena and Ihor Kowal collection, acquired during their time in Ukraine. Items included original art, embroidery, musical instruments and ceramics. Photos courtesy of Tania Vitvitsky.
Joe Solimini with UCEF and Andriy Kurochka with the Ukrainian Catholic University had the opportunity to tour the offices of Product Development Technologies located in Lviv, Ukraine. During our visit we discussed the technical expertise that PDT is bringing to the worldwide market. Joe and Andriy shared how UCU is educating young adults to become future business and social leaders. An invitation was extended to the PDT team to attend upcoming events at UCU. We appreciated the hospitality extended to us – Joe and Andriy took a moment for a picture with our hosts, Vasyl Herasymchuk, Bohdan Porodko and Mariya Kushyk. To learn more about Product Development Technologies, visit their website at www.pdt.com
Joe Solimini, Development Manager with the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation travelled to Alberta to participate at the Calgary Ukrainian Festival on June 2nd and 3rd. Joe was also invited to a dinner gathering with The Ukrainian Canadian Business & Professional Association compliments of Calgary Friends of UCU committee members, Andy Ilnycky, Ed Krakiwsky and Deborah Johnson. The weekend was highlighted by a historic visit from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk to the Eparchy of Edmonton, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Calgary and also the 45 year Anniversary of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish in Calgary. Each parish coordinated beautiful receptions, providing an opportunity for all parishioners and guests to meet and hear the powerful message of evangelization and commitment to our faith, spoken by His Beatitude. Most Reverend David Motiuk, Bishop of the Edmonton Eparchy welcomed His Beatitude and was joined by Pastors Fr. Mark Bayrock and Fr. Serhiy Harahuc. Esteemed members of the clergy also joined in the celebration both at the parish gatherings and a private reception hosted by Steve and Irene Groch. Please take a moment and view the photos from these joyous occasions.