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Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church; photo courtesy of Caroline, carpete@bellatlantic.net     Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church Doorway; photo courtesy of Caroline, carpete@bellatlantic.net

April 2002 exterior photos above courtesy of Caroline

Holy Ghost Altar 1/17/2004; Photo courtesy of Caroline    Holy Ghost Nativity 1/17/2004; Photo courtesy of Caroline

January 17, 2004 interior photos courtesy of Caroline

3015 W. 3rd Street
Chester, PA 19013-1805

Rectory: (610) 494-7899 Fax: (610) 494-2350
Church hall: (610) 494-8734

Former Pastors  |  Church History  |   Membership Directory | Recollections | More Pictures

Stop by and sign in on the Holy Ghost School Reunions page!

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about the history of this church, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

Former Pastors:


Rev.  Wolorjmyr Darzyruka (February 1916) - 1
Rev. P. Tarnavsky – Pastor (February 1934) - 1

Rev. Nicholas Zbyr (1951-1962) - 3

"Reverend Nicholas Zbyr was Pastor from 1951 to 1962. He built the church that you show in the photograph, and also built the school, which I hear is no longer being used as a Ukrainian Catholic School. Father Zbyr was transferred to St. Nicholas Parish in Philadelphia in 1962 and died there in 1968." - 3

Rev. Msgr. John Bura (? - May 15, 2002)

Msgr. John Bura will be transferred on May 15, 2002 to St Nicholas Church in Wilmington DE, and St Basil Church in Chesapeake City Maryland. - 2

Rev. Vasyl Bunik (2002, 2003) and St Nicholas in Millville NJ.- 2

Rev. John Cuirpita (? - 2005 - Present 2007) - 5

Church History: Marilyn (Whitfield) Kurman, parishioner, writes that Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church has been a parish for 93 years as of September 2000.

She adds, "The school was recently sold and is now a private school "the Eagles Nest" and church.  I am sorry but I can not remember the name of the church."

Recollections: Holubuchi & Cabbage Soup Sale Pictures - January 17, 2004
Sale sponsored by CCD (Religious Education)

"Just a little update they are making pyrohy (Pierogies) and there is no limit in January they peel and cooked onions and potatoes on Jan 22, on Thurs the 23rd of Jan they made the potato balls and Friday the cooked and sold the pierogies. I think they would love it if more people bought them and enjoyed them, they freeze well and its a nice fundraiser for the church." - 2

Ukrainian Nite Dinner & Dance, Ukrainian Hall, November 4, 1967

"Also the Ukrainian people have a Bishop Basil H. Losten
Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus  Stephen Sulyk
They are having an annual pilgrimage at The Sisters of St Basil The Great in Fox Chase they have been celebrating for 90 years.  When we were in grade school we had to attend this prayer, healing, mass, procession etc." - 2

More Pictures: Spring 1950 First Holy Communion Class - 4

Kindergarten Graduation 1968

First Communion Certificate, 1969

May Fair c. 1971-1972

St. Nicholas Pageant - December 2005 - 5

The Children of the CCD Performing a Live Nativity on 12/23/2006 - 5

Many thanks to the following for providing additional information for this page:

1 - Caroline

2 - Kathryn V Petrella

3 - Maria Constantine

4 - Bob Felix

5 - Mary, Trainer, PA


2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 John A. Bullock III.

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