Dedication of New Church
WILLIAMSTOWN -- CECIL, N.J. -- On Sunday, May 23, 1971 this South Jersey community will witness the corner-stone laying and dedication of SS. Peter and Paul's Ukrainian Catholic Parish's new church by His Excellency Metropolitan Ambrose Senyshyn.
This parish marks the 51st year of its foundation and is comprised of less than one hundred souls. These few parishiones have taken upon themselves the task of building a new church on twenty acres of newly purchased land across the Black Horse Pike from the original church and cemetery. Last summer the men of the parish made an all out effort and built a picnic grove where they will hold their summer picnics. This year they plan to hold four picnics beginning with their annual Patronal Feast Day Picnic in honor of SS. Peter and Paul on June 27, 1971.
The Benediction Committee is comprised of Peter Arkotyn, General Chairman, John Wasiurko, Banquet Chairman, Mrs. Peter Arkotyn and Mrs. John Lowbiw, Ticket Sale Co-Chairladies, Julian Prus, Parking and Transportation Chairman, with Alexander Dorohyj, Miss Nellie Arkotyn, Miss Anna Babyj, and Mrs. Andrew Stachniw, members of the Reception Committee, and Miss Lysa Remchuk in charge of Publicity.
The former pastors of SS. Peter and Paul -- Rev. Simeon Milanich, Rev. Dr. Isidore Nahayewsky, Msgr. Michael Poloway, Rev. Augustine Molodowitz and Rev. Myron Plekon will be celebrants at the Divine Liturgy, while Bishop-elect Basil Losten will be the celebrant. The responses will be sung by St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir of Camden, under the direction of Mr. Michael Melnyk.
Msgr. Michael Fedorowich will be Toastmaster at the banquet to follow the services at the New Knights of Columbus Hall, Black Horse Pike, Williamstown.
Rev. Myron Kozmoski, administers the parish from St. Michael's Church, Camden, N.J.