Sunday, May 15, 2005

Golden Jubilee of the Holy Ghost Slovak Greek Catholic Church

On Pentecost Sunday, Holy Ghost Greek Catholic Church on Golden Boulevard celebrated its Golden Jubilee with Divine Liturgy concelebrated by Bishop John Pazak, Fr. John Girhiny, pastor and Fr. John Fetsco, Dean.

The church was filled with current and returning parishioners, their families and friends. People travelled from many parts of southern Ontario. One person drove from Pittsburgh.

A banquet in the church hall followed where John Maloney M.P., PeterKormos M.P.P. and Mark Dzugan, City Councillor made presentations to the church and the pastor. A citation was given to Fr. John to recognize his 17+ years of volunteer service to the parish. A visual trip down memory lane, using big screen technology, was an emotional experience for all. The celebration concluded with a performance by the Bratislava Dancers of Welland.

Holy Ghost Slovak Greek Catholic Church Golden Jubilee. Fifty yearmembers pose with the pastoral team. Left to right Back row: Rev. Dr. John Girhiny, Pastor; Bishop John Pazak; Fr. John Fetsco, Dean. Middle row: George and Julie Macko, Ann Petro, George and Anna Michal, Dr.Valerie-Dawn Girhiny, Mary Fedor, Margaret and Frank Genco. Front row: Susan and Steve Horni, John and Katie Ferko. Absent for health reasons - Mary Macko, Mike Terpak, Mary Dudas (missing members photos are the insets)

Photo credits: Valerie - Dawn Girhiny.

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