“The Journey to Emmaus Continued”

Byzantine Spirituality Conference Welcomes Eparchial Bishop of Newton The annual Byzantine Spirituality Conference, sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, was held Nov. 9 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa. The title of this year’s … Continue reading

“God Speaks: Do We Listen?”

Annual day of reflection for women held May 11 in Munhall, Pa The 16th annual Day of Reflection for Women, sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, was held May 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in … Continue reading

Prayerful preparation

Father Tom Dansak addressed the topics of “Communication, Forgiveness and Intimacy.” He emphasized that marriage is a lifelong process and forgiveness is one of the most essential spiritual elements of a marital commitment. Without it, resentments mount, inhibiting growth and intimacy. Using various video clips, Father Tom emphasized that a healthy relationship requires humor, sacrifice, open communication, trust, a positive outlook and intimacy.

A presentation on “Marriage and Sexuality” was given by Dr. Matthew Kenneth Minerd, a professor at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary. Dr. Minerd explained the Church’s teaching on human sexuality and contraception.

“Finances and Budgeting” is an important component to the program because many divorces occur over money and its proper management. Sandee and Mark Collins shared personal experiences and challenges they had to deal with in their life together regarding finances. Their message to the couples accentuated a common commitment to the basic principle that what you have is given to you by God, not to serve yourselves but to serve others as well. This principle Continue reading

ORE programs fulfill community needs: Women’s Day

Pre-Cana, Women’s Day events enrich participants of varied demographics Two programs, the Pre-Cana marriage preparation program and Women’s Day of Reflection recently were conducted and sponsored by the Archeparchy’s Office of Religious Education (ORE) on March 5 and 19, and … Continue reading