OLPH Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Byzantine Catholic Church

Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!       Slava Isusu Christu!   Slava Na Viki!

Welcome Guests and Friends

Very Rev. Edward Higgins, Administrator
Rev. Vasyl Sokolovych, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Myron Badnerosky -Pastor Emeritus

1773 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Mail Address - BOX 777, Levittown, PA 19058-0777
Residence – 2 Coral Rock Road, Levittown, PA 19057* (Residence) 215-968-8707*email: frvasylolph@gmail.com

Services for October


  • Oct 13 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost
  • Oct 14- 9:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Oct 20 - No Saturday Vigil Liturgy
  • Oct 21 -11:15 am 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
  • Oct 27- No Saturday Vigil Liturgy
  • Oct 21 -11:15 am 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

    Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) Fr. Vasyl is available for Confession on Saturdays from 4:45 to 5:15 and Sundays from 8:15 to 8:45. If these times are not convenient for you, please make an appointment with Fr. Vasyl.

  • There have been 61353 visitors since Christmas 2014.

    Please be reminded that Fr. Vasyl will be in Ukraine from Monday, October 15th through Wednesday, October 31st. Father returns to OLPH on Thursday, November 1st.

    During Father Vasyl's absence from OLPH, there will be no daily Divine Liturgies; the Saturday Vigil Divine Liturgies on October 20th and 27th will be cancelled; the Sunday Divine Liturgies on October 21st and 28th will be at 11:15 AM I will offer these Sunday Liturgies.

    If time permits, I will be available before the Liturgies, should anyone want to go to Holy Confession. I will also be available following the Liturgies, should anyone want to speak with me.

    In case of any pastoral necessity, please do not hesitate to contact me at 215-334-5129 (Holy Ghost Office). Please leave a message if I am not immediately available, and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Sincerely yours in Christ,

    Father Edward

    Medley to the Mother of God

    UPDATE: Fr. Myron Surgery

    As of October 11, 2018 - Fr Myron continues to make measured progress in his recovery.

    Please continue to pray for him and those who care for him. You can mail cards and letters to Fr Myron at 922 S. Woodbourne Rd ,Suite 417, Levittown PA 19057. Further updates will be posted as information becomes available.( Fr. Myron is underwent surgery on September 6, 2018 at St. Mary Hospital in Langhorne for an intestinal problem.

    Annual Assessment

    As you might know, the financial situation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish has for some time now been challenging.  Costs for heating oil last winter, enhanced lighting in the parking lot etc. have taken their toll on available cash while at the same time, income from collections has just about kept pace with outflows due to operating expenses.  Because of this, it was determined that re-implementing the annual assessment has become necessary.  This assessment, which is voluntary in nature, will be collected during the month of October, 2018.  We are requesting $250 per family however, we will most gratefully accept contributions in amounts that donors, after prayerful consideration, are comfortable giving.  To contribute:  Please use one of the envelopes marked “SPECIAL OFFERING” found within your packet.  Please write “Assessment” on the envelope as well as the amount of your gift, your name and address then, place it in the collection basket, drop it off at the rectory or, mail it in.  We thank you in advance for your participation and invite you to contact Father Higgins with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

    St Nicholas Celebration 2018

    It’s hard to believe we’re talking about the holidays already but, it is never too early to start planning!  This year’s St. Nicholas Party is scheduled for Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Georgine's Restaurant, 1320 Newport Road, West Bristol, PA  19007,  from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, following the 10:00 am Divine Liturgy.  Our party will feature a brunch menu.  Cost is $20 per adult.  Children ages 18 and under are free!  Please look for additional details in future bulletins.

    TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY NOVEMBER 18th.  Volunteers are also needed to help with their sale.  Please see Margaret Churilla for details.

    More on the St. Nicholas Celebration

    To enable families with children to attend this celebration, we are looking to subsidize the cost of these (children’s) tickets. If you would like to be a sponsor, the cost is $10.00 per child. We are also looking for donations to help offset the cost of gifts for the children. Contributions may be dropped into the collection basket.  Thank you for your generosity!

    St. Nicholas Party Door Prizes.  We are seeking donations of items to be used as door prizes for the St. Nicholas Party.  If you wish to make a contribution, please bring your item to the party. Thank You,

    2019 Lottery Calendars

    Over the last several years, the Lottery Calendar Program at OLPH has been our principal fundraiser.  As Margaret Churilla will not be available to manage the Program this year. Volunteer(s) are needed to manage the program or it is likely to be discontinued. Please see Margaret for details on what is needed.


    This annual appeal begins on October 1st. Further details will soon follow. As always, your generosity is most appreciated


    Please Pray for the Sick
    Lorraine Sims
    Vilma Sims
    (Go to Sick list & Prayers)

    ….  If you see someone in church that you do not know – stop and say hello and welcome them to OLPH.  Your friendly greeting will help them to decide to make OLPH their spiritual home.  Make sure you introduce newcomers to Fr. Vasyl.  Don’t be shy!

    Coffee Social

    Next social will be Sunday October 21st following the 11:15am Divine Liturgy inn the Church Vestibule. This Social’s theme is Halloween!

    Fr Myron Address

    You can mail cards and letters to Fr Myron at 922 S. Woodbourne Rd ,Suite 417, Levittown PA 19057 and they will be forwarded to him.


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    Stay in Touch With Tim


    Write to Tim: Tim Fariss, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214