Question Answered by: Chancery Office

Response: No. Our Eparchy has never excommunicated an individual and does not keep records on ex-communications. 

How can a Roman Catholic begin to learn the traditional prayers of the Ukrainian Catholic Church? For example, the Jesus prayer.

Question answered by: Fr. Planchak Full Response:  Thanks for the good question. There are many ways to learn more about the Ukrainian Catholic Church. First, there are many books. I would recommend Christ – Our Pascha: The Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. ...

What is the correct procedure for a proper Ukrainian Catholic burial?

Full Question: Cremation is a popular way today to deal with the body of a lost one. What is the correct procedure for a proper Ukrainian Catholic burial? Answered by: Fr. Rendy Response: The usual practice regarding funerals in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of...

I was baptized in a Catholic Church as an infant. Do I have to become a Catholic?

Question answered by: Fr. Jim Response: Thank you for your question. The fact that you were baptized Catholic as an infant means that you are Catholic, but there are additional considerations that need to be explored:   1) Were you baptized as a member of the...

I would like to apply to a Ukrainian Catholic seminary, but I am not Ukrainian. Will this prohibit me from applying?

Full Question: I go to a Ukrainian Catholic Church and I have felt called to the priesthood, but I am not Ukrainian. Will this prohibit me from applying to a Ukrainian Catholic Seminary? Response From: Rector of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, Fr. Michael...

Why does our Eparchy still practice “first Holy Communion”?

Full Question: Why does our Eparchy still practice “first Holy Communion” when catechumens receive all three sacraments during their baptism. Isn’t a “latinization” that we should move on from if we are to retain the authenticity of our liturgical traditions? Answered...

What do I do if I am in a state of sin and cannot go to Confession?

Full question: What do I do if I am in a state of sin and cannot go to Confession? Is there a way I can get back into a state of grace and receive communion if I am unable to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation?  Response From: Fr. Planchak  Response: Thanks for a...