June 4, 2018

Dear Cantor:

It is now almost summer and arrangements are well underway for the 84th Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Mount Saint Macrina in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The Pilgrimage will take place beginning Friday, August 31, 2018 through and including Monday, September 3, 2018.

You are once again cordially invited to be a part of this special event in the life of the Byzantine Catholic Church.

How can you participate?

To simplify the process for the 2018 Pilgrimage, we are asking Cantors interested in singing to complete the Online Cantor Participation Form located on the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh’s website.

Please complete the Online Form and submit your response by Friday, July 20, 2018.

First time at Pilgrimage and need a place to stay?

We have negotiated a special discounted rate package for the 2018 Pilgrimage at the Hilton Garden Inn Uniontown.

To get the rate, visit the Hilton Garden Inn Website and select the option to “Add Special Rate Codes” and enter Group Code ANN. You can also call the hotel directly at (724) 434-7200, select Option 5, and mention this Group Rate Code.

May God bless you with continued health, happiness, and good voice, and may the Most Holy Mother of God continue to protect you as you serve in this valuable ministry of our Church.


Joseph K. Ferenchick

Joseph K. Ferenchick, MBA
Member, Inter-Eparchial Commission for Sacred Music
Head Cantor, Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of our Lady of Perpetual Help – Uniontown, PA
Cantor, Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church – Philadelphia, PA