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USC Bethany Ministry Welcomes Former Chaplain’s Presentation March 13

The Bethany Ministry of St. Gregory Church in Upper St. Clair, Pa. invites the public to join the St. Gregory parish family and pastor Father Valerian Michlik on Sunday, March 13 following the 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy, when the Ministry will have as their guest Father Thomas Dansak. The ministry of Father Thom, a bi-ritual priest assisting our Archeparchy, includes 30 years as a Chaplain in the United States Navy.

Ordained for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Father Thom first served as an assistant pastor before receiving a commission as a Navy Chaplain. Before retiring from the Navy in 2007, Father Thom served tours of duty in Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Italy, as well as Naval bases in the United States. For 11 years, he was assigned to U.S. Marines units and also served on the battleship USS Missouri and the aircraft carrier USS Independence.

Acknowledging the parish Bethany Ministry’s current “Work of Mercy” project, Father Thom will speak about the importance of reaching out to and supporting those who serve to safeguard our country. With his vast experience ministering to men and women in uniform, Father Thom is uniquely qualified to share insights on what can make a difference to them.

Please join us on Sunday, March 13 as we welcome Father Thom Dansak to St. Gregory’s.