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On Sunday, May 21st, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel returned to the Western PA/Eastern OH area to celebrate another milestone for the family of one of his clerics. Having just baptized Fr. Mykola Zomchak’s daughter, Katherine on May 13, 2023 and serving Liturgy with his flock in Youngstown the following day, His Eminence was in Carnegie, at another St.s Peter and Paul parish to hear the first confession of Fr. John Charest’s son, Sebastian.

His Eminence was greeted in the vestibule of the church with a beautiful bread that decorated with sunflower and wheat embellishments. The group of four children who would be making their first confession listened as Archbishop Daniel explained the Ukrainian custom of greeting someone with bread. The significance of him explaining our traditions to another generation was not lost on the adults as we all work hard to pass on our Ukrainian heritage as it is being persecuted overseas.