February 25, 2024

2008-2006 News Archive

December 2008 Cathedral Center Liturgy

On December 4, 2008 at SS Peter & Paul, Fr. Andrew and Monsignor William Biebel concelebrated a special Divine Liturgy for the 8th grade students of Erie’s Cathedral Center. The mass introduced the students to the traditions of the Byzantine Rite. A reception luncheon followed (view photos).

Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos

On November 21, 2008, SS Peter & Paul celebrated a special Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos.

Guest Homilist was the Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of the Diocese of Erie. A short reception followed. View photos of the event.

September 28, 2008 – Sacred Hymns of the Carpathian Mountains

On September 28 Parishioners from SS. Peter & Paul joined Fr. Andrew on a bus trip to Parma, Ohio, to attend Divine Liturgy at St. John Byzantine Catholic Cathedral. Responses were chanted by the seminary choir from the Blessed Theodore Romzha Theological Academy in Uzhorod, Ukraine. The choir is currently on a tour of the Eastern United States.

June 29, 2008 – Parish Feast Day Dinner

On 29 June the church celebrated the Great Feast of the Prime Apostles, Peter and Paul.  (View Photos)  This is also the patronal feast of our parish family. We commemorated this Great Feast of the Prime Apostles and our patrons with a luncheon on 29 June 2008 following the 11 AM Sunday Divine Liturgy. This will be the “kick-off” for our year of preparation for the rededication of our church in 2009.

At this Patronal Feast Day luncheon we honored the vocations from our parish. As we prepare to celebrate the Rededication of our church and as we begin to personally rededicate ourselves to God, the Church and to this particular Parish, we pause to give thanks to God for the men and women from our parish who answered His call to serve Him and His Church as a priest or nun. Our parish has been blessed with priests Fr. David WitkowskiFr. John SeniwFr, John Mihalco, Msgr. William Biebel (whom we claim because he attributes his vocations to the encouragement of Fr. John Onesko), nuns Sr. Perpetua (Rose) Kavcsak, OSBM, Sr. Julia Rohaly, OSB, Sr. Sylvia Burnett, OSBM, and seminarian William Rupp.

September 18, 2006

The Reverend Julius Kubinyi, former Pastor of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, fell asleep in the Lord on September 18, 2006 in Uzhorod, Ukraine.

He was born on January 28, 1925 in Onok, Czechoslovakia, the son of George and Anna Kubinyi. He was ordained at the St. Josaphat Seminary in Rome, Italy on May 3, 1951. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology in 1953.

The Rev Kubinyi served the parishes of St. Joseph in Cleveland, Ohio, St. Nicolas in Detroit Michigan, St. Mary in Nanticoke, PA, St. Michael in Glen Lyon, PA, and St. Michael in Sheffield, PA.

He was assigned to Saints Peter & Paul on August 1, 1973. He retired on May 9, 2003.

The funeral Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Bishop Milan Sasik, Eparch of Mukachevo. He was laid to rest in the Korolevo Cemetery in Uzhorod.