St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Carnegie, PA 15106
Divine Liturgy Sunday 9:30 AM * Vespers Saturday 6:00 PM
/ 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

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:  Lisa Ryan

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, Mike Sally

Vestreymen:  Michael Kapeluck, Steven Sawchuk


Our Organization Leaders & Helpers

Church School Administration:  Sue Leis

Choir Director:  Matushka Laryssa Charest

Bulletin Editor: Michael Kapeluck

Parish Technology (Website/Social Media): Chris Mills

Sr. Ukrainian Orthodox League, Chapter President:  Michael Sally

St. Matrona's Ladies Society, President:  Rachel Losego

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:  Fr. Deacon Even & Pani Matka Alice O'Neil

Sunday Coffee Hour: Sr. UOL Chapter: Rachel Losego (Scheduling), Bonnie Reinhart (Supplies)

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



For Parish Organization contact information or event chairs and how to contact them, please click on this link HERE


Parish Council
Sts. Peter & Paul
Parish Email:
Rev. Fr. John Charest
847-910-7120 (Phone)
Deacon Evan O'Neil
412-276-9718 (Phone)
Parish Council President: Howard West
724-910-9627 (Phone)
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

 Head Trustee handles property concerns

Trustee: Alice O'Neil
Trustee: Natalie Onufrey
Trustee: Rachel Losego
Trustee: Melissa Haluszczak

Contact for Church Hall Rental Information Hall Info

Auditor: Michele Kapeluck
Auditor: Alexis Sawchuk
Auditor: Ron Wachnowsky
Vestrymen: Steven T. Sawchuk, Jr.
Vestrymen: Michael D. Kapeluck
Reader (Bulletin submission)
Technology Committee

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.

Most recent video
Ukrainian Food Festival 2022

Search our website
Sts. Peter & Paul Parish News Feed
Carnegie Fall Festival
22 Sep 2022 at 2:37am

Carnegie Fall Festival

October 1, 2022

All Saints Camp News
14 Sep 2022 at 12:56pm

All Saints Camp News!

Annual Meeting & Loving Water Campaign 

IOCC Pittsburgh - Ukrainian Relief Dinner and Prayer Service
15 Sep 2022 at 9:44pm

IOCC Pittsburgh - Ukrainian Relief Dinner and Prayer Service

RSVP by Sept 20, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022 | Service 4:00 PM • Dinner 5:00 PM

Pray for Ukraine
24 Feb 2022 at 3:23pm

Pray for Ukraine

Prayers and Information

11th Annual Ukrainian Food Festival
14 Sep 2022 at 7:00pm

11th Annual Ukrainian Food Festival

September 9 & 10, 2022

11 AM to 7 PM

Our Location

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

Quotes from UOC of USA

For complete calendar information click HERE

News from UOC of USA

UOC of the USA: Our Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine
4 May 2022 at 7:00pm

УПЦ США: Наше Благодійне Служіння в Україні

October 2022 Liturgical Schedule of Archbishop Daniel
1 Oct 2022 at 1:44am

Літургійний Розпорядок Богослужінь Архієпископа Даниїла на Жовтень 2022 року

Mugs of CHRISTIAN LOVE: Together with my Church, I am helping…
1 Oct 2022 at 1:24am

Кружки ХРИСТИЯНСЬКОЇ ЛЮБОВІ: Разом із моєю церквою я допомагаю ...

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.

Mailing Address
St. Peter & St. Paul
PO Box 835
Carnegie, PA 15106
220 Mansfield Boulevard
Carnegie, PA 15106
Email, Phone, and Fax
(412) 279-2111 (Rectory) (Phone)
(412) 276-9718 (Parish Hall - not a fax line)) (Fax)