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JOHNSTOWN, PA – The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese, will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha. 

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Central Region:  Saturday March 25, 2017 at  St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Adult Retreat Master, Bishop Gregory, will speak on the topic  Tools For Keeping The Temple In Good Order  and Fr. Matthew Stagon, the  youth presenter, will lead an interactive discussion on the topic  The Annunciation: Just Say Yes to God.  Registration is required and must be made by March 18, 2017.  Cathy Pawlik is in charge of registration.  Download Registration Form.  (PDF Format)
Eastern Region:  Saturday April 1, 2017 at  St Francis Center For Renewal, in Bethlehem, PA  from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST). This year,  the retreat is being co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA.  Frs. Anthony Perkins and Bazyl Zawierucha will lead the adults and Teenagers in a discussion of the topic: Peace Be Unto All: Encountering The Divine Liturgy Frs. William George and William Bennett  will serve as retreatmasters for children ages 6-11 and will speak on the topic: The Divine Liturgy: The Five Senses.   Registration is required and must be made by March 15, 2017.  Mr. Oleh Bilynsky is in charge of registration.  Download Registration Form (PDF Format).

Western Region:  Saturday April 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm (CST).

St Michael Orthodox Church
7313 Waukegan Road
Niles, IL  60714

The day’s events will include:

  • Moleben to the Holy Cross

  • Adults: Orthodox Icons – Aids to our Salvation Fr. Jonathan Bannon

  • Youth: Getting to Know God Fr. Alexis Miller

  • Confessions

  • Lenten Meal & Fellowship

For More information  contact Fr. Sam Sherry, the Dean of the Chicago Deanery at

Please pass the word to your family and friends!  All are welcome!