A farewell…

Simply…Sincerely…Thank You

After nearly 12 years of serving Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and The Byzantine Catholic World newspaper, it is with bittersweet thanks that I formally announce my parting with this revered medium. Along with serving The BCW in print, as the Archeparchy’s communications coordinator I also have enjoyed the opportunity to spread the good news online via the Archeparchy’s web site and Facebook page.

The responsibility of reporting, writing, editing, photographing events, creating graphics, and assembling the final product for delivery to BCW readers has been sheer joy and fulfillment, and I am evermore blessed to have had the opportunity – as The BCW’s mission states – to spread the Gospel message in the rich tradition of the Byzantine Catholic Church and to encourage the faithful to reflect the image of Christ in everyday activities of life.

Heartfelt thanks to Archbishop William (and before him, +Archbishop Basil) for confidence in my ability to carry out this mission. And, along with endless thanks to copy editor Sister Elaine Kisinko and countless others – the clergy, religious and faithful contributors and columnists who have enriched the pages of this publication and lightened the load of my BCW “job” – I offer with untold appreciation a resounding “thank you” to Sandy Simko (Kids Corner) and Nick Havrilla, Sr. (photography) for their steadfast contribution of time, talent and treasure for the advancement of God’s kingdom!

Finally, as I enter into the next phase of my own life’s mission – as the new Director of Development and Marketing for the Pittsburgh International Folk Arts Institute – I acknowledge you, the readers of The BCW for your support of this 60plus year old newspaper which I have been blessed to serve.

Simply,…sincerely…thank you … with warm wishes for a very blessed Nativity season and Happy New Year.