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Most Reverend Kurt Burnette

Fifth Bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic


Mailing Address:

Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
445 Lackawanna Avenue
Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424
Phone: 973-890-7777
FAX: 973-890-7175


Vice Chancellor:
Vicar for Clergy:
Eparchial Finance Officer:

Right Reverend Archpriest James G. Hayer


Very Reverend Nicholas Daddona


Very Reverend Ronald Barusefski, JCL


Very Reverend Peter Hosak


Reverend Deacon Robert Shalhoub


Executive Assistant:
Administrative Assistant:

 Diane Rabiej



Maureen French



College of Consultors:

Very Rev. Marcel Szabo - Senior Consultor


Very Rev. John Basarab, MA

Very Rev. Steven Galuschik 


Very Rev. Peter Hosak


Rt. Rev. James Hayer


Very Rev. Robert Hospodar, JCL


Very Rev. Gary Mensinger


Very Rev. Michael Popson 



Presbyteral Council:

Rev. Vincent Brady


Rev. Edward Cimbala, D.Min.


Very Rev. Jack Custer, SSL, STD


Very Rev. Ronald Hatton


Very Rev. Edward Higgins


Rev. Michael Kerestes


Very Rev. Salvatore Pignato


Very Rev. Michael Popson


Very Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets


Very Rev. Michael Salnicky


Very Rev. Conan Timoney, Ph.D.



Ex-Officio Members:


Rt. Rev. Archpriest James G. Hayer


Very Rev. John Basarab


Very Rev. Robert Evancho


Very Rev. Peter Hosak


Very Rev. Robert Hospodar, JCL


Very Rev. Gary Mensinger

Finance Council:

Rt. Rev. James G. Hayer


Deacon Robert Shalhoub, Finance Officer


Mr. Stephen Kowalski


Mr. Thomas Duch, Attorney at Law 

Mr. Daniel Seaman, Attorney at Law

Susquehanna: Very Rev. Gary Mensinger 
Central Pennsylvania: Very Rev. Peter J. Hosak 
New Jersey: Very Rev. John Custer, SSL, STD
New York/New England: Very Rev. Nicholas Daddona
Middle States: Very Rev. John Basarab, MA
Southern States:

Very Rev. Robert Evancho


Northern Pennsylvania
& Northwestern New York:


Wyoming Valley: Very Rev. Michael J. Salnicky
Mid Pennsylvania:

Very Rev. Gregory Noga

Southern Pennsylvania: Very Rev. Edward Higgins
Northern New Jersey: Very Rev. John Custer, SSL, STD
Central New Jersey:

Very Rev. Francis Rella

Northeast New York &
New England:
Very Rev. Ronald J. Hatton
Middle States:

Very Rev. Conan Timoney, Ph.D.

Southern States:

Very Rev. Salvatore A. Pignato


Judicial Vicar:

Adjutant Judicial Vicar:

Rev. Msgr. T. Mark Condon, JCD

Very Rev. Ronald Barusefski, JCL

Very Rev. Eduard Shestak, JCL, STD

Judge: Rev. Msgr. Robert Senetsky, JCD
Defender of the Bond:
Promoter of Justice:
Very Rev. Eduard Shestak, JCL, STD

Very Rev. Gary Mensinger

Very Rev. Gregory J. Noga

Mrs. Maureen French

Mrs. Diane Rabiej



Office of Eastern Christian Formation: Reverend Vasyl Chepelskyy, STD 

Retirement Planning Board:



Reverend Joseph Bertha - New York/New England 

Very Rev. Edward Higgins - Central PA 

Very Rev. Michael Salnicky - Susquehanna Valley 

Very Rev. Steven Galuschik - Southern States

Very Rev. Conan Timoney, Ph.D. - Middle States 

Building & Liturgical Arts Commission:

Right Reverend Archpriest James  G. Hayer, Chairman

Very Rev. Peter Hosak

Very Rev. Michael Popson

Reverend Vitaliy Pukhayev


Very Rev. John G. Basarab, MA


Very Rev. Edward J. Higgins 


Reverend Michael Kerestes

Cemeteries Commission:

Very Rev. Michael Salnicky, Chair


Very Rev. John Custer


Right Reverend James G. Hayer


Rev. Robert Lozinski, CSC

eff. May 31, 2017

Music Commission:

Mr. Elias Zareva

Joseph K. Ferenchick
Inter-Eparchial Commission for Sacred Music

Ecumenism: Very Rev. Edward Higgins
Evangelization Commission:

Rev. Joseph Bertha, PhD, Chairman 

Very Rev. John S. Custer, SSL, STD


Very Rev. John Basarab, MA

Very Rev. Conan Timoney, Ph.D. 

Communications &
Right Reverend Archpriest James G. Hayer 

Deacon Formation:

Priesthood Formation:

Vocations Directors:

Very Reverend Nicholas Daddona



Reverend Michael Kerestes, Director


Very Rev. Conan Timoney, Ph. D., Assistant Director

Baltimore, MD


Very Rev. Gary Mensinger, Assistant Director

Pittston, PA


Rev. Scott Boghossian, Assistant Director 

Miami, FL



Safe Environment Program


Rev. David Baratelli, Coordinator


Dr. Maureen Daddona, PhD., Victim Assistance Coordinator

1 (516) 623-6456


National Child Abuse Hotline:

1 (800) 442-4453


Rev. James Badeaux, Editor 


Rev. Ronald Hatton, Associate Editor


Rev. Lewis Rabayda, Layout Editor


Mrs. Diane Rabiej, Copy Editor


Mrs. Maureen French, Circulation Editor


Business Office:
445 Lackawanna Ave.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Publication Office (for news & photos):

Please submit "Word" document and jpeg/tif format digitized photos only.  Thank you.

Email us at:

Respect Life Office:

Rev. G. Scott Bogossian, Pro-Life Director 

Family Life Office:
Eparchial Historian:
Very Rev. Robert J. Hospodar, JCL

Heritage Museum and Library:





Eparchial Cultural Archives:


445 Lackawanna Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D.

Very Rev. John Custer, SSL, STD


Right Reverend Archpriest James G. Hayer  

Carpathian Village:

St. Nicholas Shrine

802 Snow Hill Road

Cresco PA  18326

Very Rev. Michael Salnicky, Director 



at Carpathian Village, Cresco, PA

(Registration forms for participants and chaperones are now online)

  Altar Servers Congress:           July 21 - 24, 2019

  Eparchial ByzanTEEN Rally:  July 28 - 31, 2019


Byzantine Catholic 



Called. Transfigured. Sent.

August 1 - 4, 2019

St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church 

New York City



Living In or Near the Brooklyn Borough?


The Divine Liturgy is now being celebrated in Brooklyn, New York!

Sundays at 8:00 a.m. at: 

Saint Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church

215 Exeter Street

Brooklyn, New York 11235


Come, pray with us and see our growing community!

For more information please contact Father Iaroslav Korostil



New Byzantine Catholic Community Forming


A Byzantine Catholic community is forming at St. Philip Neri RC Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, South Carolina (about a half hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina). Please join us as we grow our community and celebrate together the Byzantine Divine Liturgy.


Father Steven Galuschik of All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church in North Fort Myers, Florida began celebrating the Divine Liturgy with the community at the end of October, 2017. This community will serve the northern part of South Carolina as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. 


Please share  this information with your friends and family, especially those who have moved "down South." The Divine Liturgy is celebrated on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. If you would like to participate in any way, or have questions please contact Ron Somich at 440-477-6389 or at or visit the website at for news, upcoming gatherings and service times. 






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