Blessing of Graves
Blessing of Graves - 05/14/2020
Due to the Pandemic with limited gatherings, the blessing of the graves took place without notification to the parish. Over 1,500 graves were blessed in both Sibley and Minooka cemeteries.
Katia's High School Graduation
Katya's Graduation - 08/04/2019
Katya graduated from high school and was given a spiritual book for her accomplishment. She plans to attend Princeton University.
Post Office delivery of Food
Post Office delivery of food - 05/11/2019
The U.S. Post Office collects food on the second Saturday of May and then distriubutes it to local Food Pantries. St. Michael's Orthodox Food Pantry is one of those receipients and we are so greatful. We received 5,405 lbs. this year and we are blessed to then distribute it to families in need in Old Forge, Duryea and Taylor.
Installation of Parish Council
Installation of 2017 Parish Council - 01/22/2017
His Eminance Arch Bishop Mark gave his blessing for the 2017 Parish Council members to serve. The installation of the oath of office took place after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 22, 2017.
St. Michael's 125th Anniversary - 11/06/2016
St. Michael's Orthodox Church celebrated its 125th Anniversary. His Eminence Arch Bishop Mark was unable to make it due to his mother passing away on Friday, November 4th. Sandra Condon, Jean Wasko and Dorothy Polanchik were awarded a Gramata. A catered meal was enjoyed by everyone in our Hall basement.
Nina's change from full time to part time Choir Director - 06/26/2016
Nina changed her status from full time to part time Choir Director. May God grant Nina many years.
Jake Emily's Graduation
Jake Emily's Graduation - 06/12/2016
Jake Emily graduated from Scrant Prep High School. Jake was presented with an Orthodox Study Bible and he is planning to attend St. Joe' University.
Sunday School Presentation on their Patron Saint
Sunday School Presentation of their Patron Saint - 02/21/2016
The Sunday School students gave a short presentation to the church at the end of Divine Liturgy on their Patron Saint. Each of the students made an icon of their Patron Saint.
OCMC Missionary Archimandrite Fr. Juvenaly Repass visit
OCMC Missionary Archimandrite Fr. Juvenaly Repass - 12/20/2015
OCMC Missionary Archimandrite Fr. Juvenaly Repass came to our church to help raise funds for this trip to Guatemala. Fr. Juvenaly taught Sunday school and he also informed us of his plans to Guatemala. We were blessed to have Fr. Juvenaly spend the weekend with us.
Fr. Theodore Orzolek's 50th anniversary to the Priesthood
Fr. Theodore Orzolek's 50th anniversary to the Priesthood - 12/19/2015
A Molieben was served on behalf of Fr. Theodore Orzolek's 50th anniversary to the priesthood. A luncheon followed at Arcaro and Genell. May God grant Fr. Theodore many years.
Bp. Mark's Visit
Bp. Mark's Visit - 11/01/2015
St. Michael's Church graciously welcomed His Eminence Arch Bishop Mark to celebrate Divine Liturgy and for fellowship. His Eminence awarded a Gramata to John and Irene Pritchyk, Al Pritchyk and Al Horek for their many years of service to the church.
Blessing of new vestments and lampadas
Blessing of new vestments and lampadas - 07/05/2015
Al Horek donated the two Lampadas in memory of Marie Horek. Martha Matechak donated the gold vestments in memory of Ned Matechak.