VIDEO: UCU Grad Priest Leads Social Service Ministry

Monday, December 31, 2018

 

Fr. Andriy Nahirnyak, a graduate of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), now “serves as vice president of Caritas Ukraine and helps lead the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s social service ministry.” He is featured in the December 2018 issue of “ONE,” the publication of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Excerpts follow>

The importance of making house calls — whether to deliver Bibles upon request or to hear confessions and anoint the sick — cannot be underestimated, says the Rev. Andriy Nahirnyak, who serves as vice president of Caritas Ukraine and helps lead the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s social service ministry.

“As people get older, they begin to think in existential terms, about the sense and purpose of life, about forgiveness and justice,” he says.

“A spiritual measurement of life is part of one’s health,” the priest continues. “As part of this process, they undergo peace and reconciliation in their relations with children, parents, siblings or enemies. It’s important to end life with internal freedom, dignity and completeness.”

The full article is available HERE

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