Summer Internship Concludes at All Saints Olyphant  - 09/03/23

The parish of All Saints was blessed through the underwriting of the Elsie Skvir Ganister Foundation to have a parish internship throughout the course of the Summer at the parish.  On Pentecost, Fr. Paul Witek, Rector, welcomed Fr. Dcn. Gregory Fedorchak and his Matushka, Kristen, to the parish for the Summer. Fr. Dcn. Gregory is a rising third-year student at S. Tikhon's Seminary.  Through the grant given by Ganister, Fr. Dcn. Gregory accompanied Fr. Paul on pastoral visits and in his duties as Rector throughout the summer, and served at all the Liturgical services of the parish.  Matushka Krista added her beautiful voice to the choir of All Saints.  As part of conditions of the grant Award from the Ganister Foundation,  Fr. Dcn. Gregory coordinated with Fr. Paul in providing opportunities of ministry and  outreach to the broader community beyond the walls of All Saints.  Events included having a booth at the Borough of Olyphant's monthly Third Thursday main street event, as well as hosting an open house and concert on 27 July 2023.  The event drew almost 100 people to the Church, and a wonderful meal and fellowship was had by all following the concert.  At the end of the internship, the parish gifted Fr. Dcn. with a set of gold priestly vestments, and Marushka was given a floral teapot.  May God grant them many blessed years in their future ministry.