UCEF Development Chief Greets Ansonia, CT Pastor

Monday, June 4, 2018

On June 3rd, UCEF Chief Development Officer Alex Kuzma greeted Fr. Edward Young, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ansonia, Connecticut, during a luncheon celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Fr. Young’s ordination to the priesthood.  Fr. Young served as the Vice-Rector of the Lviv Theological Academy (LTA) in Lviv, Ukraine, during the early years of its reestablishment in the 1990s.  Eventually, the LTA expanded into two institutions: Holy Spirit Seminary and the Ukrainian Catholic University.  Fr. Young and Kuzma have been friends for many years, and Kuzma had the honor of conducting the Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble in singing the responses at the June 3rd Divine Liturgy celebrating Fr. Young’s jubilee.

 At the luncheon celebrating Fr. Young’s 35th ordination jubilee, Fr. Young is surrounded by friends and former parishioners;  From left to right:  Oksana and Ivan Kit, Fr. Young, Alex Kuzma, George Hanushevsky of Rochester, New York, and Alla and Professor Jaroslav Leshko, former Director of the Ukrainian Museum in New York, and professor-emeritus at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

The photo BELOW RIGHT shows Kuzma presenting an honorary certificate of appreciation (“hramota”) from His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), Patriarch of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, thanking His Excellency Basil Losten for his long-standing support of the Ukrainian Catholic University.
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