Our Priest

Father Vitalii Stashkevych was born on April 2nd 1990 in Uzhhorod, Ukraine (Ruthenian Eparchy of Mukachevo).

2008-2015 received his Bachelor degree in theology at the Theodore Romzha Theological Academy of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Mukachevo, Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

2015-2017 studied at the Gregorian Pontifical University at Rome, Italy and received his License degree in Dogmatic Theology.

With the blessings of Bishop Milan Shashik eparchy of Mukachevo, Ukraine and Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla accepted him to the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. On September 15th he married Mary Elizabeth Kacsur from Kennedy Township PA at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in McKees Rocks. He was then ordained to the Holy order of diaconate on November 8th 2017 on the feast of St Michael and all angelic powers at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in McKees Rocks, PA. His diaconal practice was assigned at the St John The Baptist Cathedral in Munhall, PA.

He was ordained by Archbishop Skurla on January 14th 2018 to the Holy order of priesthood at the Cathedral. 

From January 15th to April 8th Father Vitalii was assistant at the Cathedral and the Holy Prophet Elias Church in Munhall, PA.

On April 8th 2018 he was assigned as Administrator of the Holy Prophet Elias Byzantine Catholic Church. On August 20th 2018 he also became Administrator at Sts Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock, PA.

Father Vitalii and Pani Mary Elizabeth have three children Nikolai Peter, Olga Margaret and Eleonora Elizabeth.

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