Official Appointments

Personnel moves and assignments within the Archeparchy and Metropolitan Church as appointed by the Metropolitan Archbishop. The following appointments were made by Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla (Listed from the most recent, and dating back to April 2012)   Effective … Continue reading


  December 31, 2012 The resignation of Mr. Michael I. Roman from the Archieparchial Finance Council is accepted.   October 12, 2012  Very Reverend Archpriest John G. Petro has resigned as Rector of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary due to health … Continue reading



December 20, 2013

Deacon Raymond Zadzilko appointed temporary administrator of St. John Church, Northern Cambria and SS. Peter and Paul Church, Patton, Pa.


Dec 16, 2013

Reverend Father Robert J. Karl relieved as pastor of St. Andrew Church, Gibsonia, Pa. and appointed pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Sykesville, Pennslyvania.

Reverend Father Wesley M. Mash appointed administrator of St. Andrew Church, Gibsonia, in addition to his pastorate at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Tarentum, Pennslyvania.

Very Reverend Simeon B. Sibenik appointed administrator of the Nativity of the Mother of God Church, Du Bois, Pa. in addition to his pastorate at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Punxsutawney, Pennslyvania.


November 26, 2013

Very Reverend Robert M. Pipta, currently serving the Eparchy of Phoenix, will assume the position of Rector at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary, effective May 1, 2014.


November 18, 2013

Reverend James D. Hess, OCarm, currently serving the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, has assumed the position of Spiritual Father at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary.


August 1, 2013

Father Andrew Kolitsos relieved as Administrator of St. Michael Church, Newton Falls, Ohio, and released back for service to his own eparchy, the Romanian Catholic Eparchy of St. George in Canton (Ohio).

Very Reverend Andrew J. Deskevich appointed administrator of St. Michael Church, Newton Falls, in addition to continuing as pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Warren, both in Ohio.


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