St. Peter & St. Paul
Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd Carnegie, PA 15106
/ About / Administration
Our Clergy
Fr. John Charest & Matushka Laryssa & Family

 

Fr. John was born and raised in Rhode Island. He was baptized and grew up in the Woonsocket parish of St. Michael. At the age of 17 he was tonsured a reader and subdeacon by His Eminence Archbishop Antony. After graduating from Rhode Island College with a degree in Elementary Education Fr. John stayed busy in his hometown working with the youth soccer league, coaching high school soccer and hockey, and substitute teaching in the elementary and high school. It was in his college years that he began to discern his call to the priesthood. With encouragement from His Eminence Archbishop Antony he went on the inaugural mission trip to Ukraine in 2003. That trip cemented his love of serving and prompted his participation in three more trips. On his last trip, he and another team member, Laryssa Tschaikowsky, grew close to one another which lead to their marriage in 2010.
After being married Fr. John completed the St. Stephen program at the Antiochian House of Studies and was ordained, by His Grace Bishop Daniel to the Deaconate in 2011. Fr. John served as a deacon for three years at St. Peter and Paul parish in Palos Park, IL and three years at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Chicago, IL. After six years of serving as a deacon and completing the MDIV program at St. Sophia Theological Academy in South Bound Brook, NJ, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel ordained Fr. John to the priesthood. Fr. John served a brief amount of time as an assistant priest at St. Volodymyr Cathedral before being assigned to Saints Peter and Paul parish in Carnegie, PA.
Fr. John has served as advisor to the Junior National Executive Board of the Ukrainian Orthodox League for three years and currently serves as their Spiritual Advisor. Fr. John is a member of the All Saints Camp Board and an active participant in the Pittsburgh Area Clergy Brotherhood. Fr. John and Matushka Laryssa have four children.

Deacon Evan & Pani Matka Alice O'Neil
Readers
Michael Kapeluck

 

 

Stephen Sawchuk
Altar Servers & Altar Boys

Altar Server:  Paul Onufrey

Altar Boy:  Theo Nixon

Altar Boy:  Sebastian Charest

 

Parish Greeters

John Stasko

Cindy Haluszczak

Howard West 

Our Parish Council Administration

 

Parish Council President, Howard West

Vice-President:  Mary Stevens

Secretary:  Cindy Haluszczak

Treasurer:  John Stasko

Asst. Treasurer:  Jason Olexa

Financial Secretary:  Dr. Victor Onufrey

Asst. Financial Secretary:  Tracey Sally

Trustee:  Sherri Walewski

Trustee:  Pani-Matka Alice O'Neil

Trustee:  Natalie Onufrey

Trustee: Rachel Losego

Auditors:  Ron Wachnowsky, Michele Kapeluck, Alexis Sawchuk

Vestreymen:  Michael Kapeluck, Steven Sawchuk

 

For additional Parish contact information for parish areas, organizations or events; please visit our Contact page for names and email information.  You may also click on this link HERE

Our Organization Leaders & Helpers

Church School Administration:  Sue Leis

Choir Director:

Bulletin Editor: Michael Kapeluck

Parish Technology: Chris Mills

Sr. Ukrainian Orthodox League, Chapter President:  Chris Mills

St. Matrona's Ladies Society, President:  Sandra Rozum

Kitchen Workers, Leader:  Sherri Waleweski 

Youth Ministry:  Natalie Kapeluck-Nixon, Mike Sally

Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Group, Artistic Director:  Natalie Kapeluck

Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Group, President:  Mike Sally

St. Peter & St. Paul Museum:  Sr. UOL Chapter:  Michael Kapeluck, Chairperson

St. John & St. Martin's Closet:  Sherri Walewski, Natalie Kapeluck-Nixon

Thursday Sr. Coffee Hour:  Dr. Steve Sivulich

Sunday Coffee Hour: Sr. UOL Chapter: Sue Leis (Scheduling), Bonnie Reinhart (Supplies)

75th UOL Convention:  Tracey & Mike Sally & Deacon Evan & Pani Matka Alice O'Neil Chairs

 

For additional Parish contact information for parish areas, organizations or events; please visit our Contact page for names and email information.  You may also click on this link HERE

Parish Council
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Sts. Peter & Paul
Parish Email:
orthodoxcarnegie@gmail.com
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Rev. Fr. John Charest
Priest
847-910-7120 (Phone)
frjohn.charest@aol.com
Deacon Evan O'Neil
Deacon
412-276-9718 (Phone)
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Parish Council President: Howard West
724-910-9627 (Phone)
orthodoxcarnegie@gmail.com
Vice President: Mary Stevens
Recording Secretary: Cynthia Haluszczak
Treasurer: John Stasko
Assistant Treasurer: Jason Olexa
Financial Secretary: Victor Onufrey
Assistant Financial Secretary: Tracey Sally
Trustee Chairperson: Sherri Walewski
orthodoxcarnegie@gmail.com

 Head Trustee handles property concerns


Trustee: Alice O'Neil
Trustee: Natalie Onufrey
Trustee: Rachel Losego
Trustee: Melissa Haluszczak
orthodoxcarnegie@gmail.com

Contact for Church Hall Rental Information Hall Info


Auditor: Michele Kapeluck
Auditor: Alexis Sawchuk
Auditor: Ron Wachnowsky
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Vestrymen: Steven T. Sawchuk, Jr.
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Vestrymen: Michael D. Kapeluck
Reader
Kapeluck@verizon.net (Bulletin submission)
Technology Committee
technology@orthodoxcarnegie.org

Technology Committee handles items concerning the Parish Website and Social Media Accounts.  To request an item to be placed on parish website/social media or an update, please email this committee.


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Our Location

Handicap accessible options to the church and to the lower level of parish hall.

TO ACCESS THE CHURCH
TO ACCESS THE CHURCH
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TO ACCESS LOWER LEVEL OF PARISH HALL
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Quotes from UOC of USA
Calendar
APRIL 2021

For complete calendar information click HERE

Ongoing Parish Efforts

The parish supports various causes and efforts through-out the community during the year.  Below are just a few of our current on-going efforts.

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Mailing Address
St. Peter & St. Paul
PO Box 835
Carnegie, PA 15106

Email, Phone, and Fax
orthodoxcarnegie@gmail.com
(412) 279-2111 (Rectory) (Phone)
(412) 276-9718 (Parish Hall - not a fax line)) (Fax)