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Divine Liturgy for Blessed Karl in South Deerfield, MA

  • Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church 44 Sugarloaf Street Deerfield, MA, 01373 United States (map)

Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church invites you to their annual Divine Liturgy for Blessed Karl. Founded in 1920, by Western Ukraine immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Descent of the Holy Spirit Church has become a thriving parish that reflects peoples of varied ethnic backgrounds who have been drawn to the church through the beauty of its Byzantine-Ukrainian heritage.

The celebration of Blessed Karl begins with the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. followed by a brief presentation on his life with a light luncheon.

For more information on Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, visit their website.


On First Friday, September 7, 2018, Fr. Andriy Krip, pastor, dedicated a shrine to Blessed Karl at Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church in South Deerfield, MA. A first-class relic was formally enshrined during the Moleben to the Theotokos (Mother of God) which was followed by the Divine Liturgy. The Molieben (from Church Slavonic Mol'ba - prayer, supplication) is a short liturgical service centered on a particular need or occasion—the new year, a journey, an illness, or, in this instance, an act of thanksgiving for the new shrine to Blessed Karl.

Descent of the Holy Spirit is a small, yet active Eastern Catholic parish located in the quiet town of South Deerfield, in the Pioneer Valley of north-western Massachusetts. Devotion to Blessed Karl has grown over the years and the new shrine gives testimony to the community’s faith in his intercession.

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