© 2018 Youth & Acolyte Convention Team


Glory be to Jesus Christ! 

The Eparchial Youth Committee of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma offers several programs for our youth each year.  The largest of these events is the annual Acolyte & Youth Convention - now renamed into Eparchial Youth Days.   The gathering provides an opportunity for the people of our eparchy to meet in the atmosphere of our Ukrainian Catholic faith and fellowship.  We are blessed to have such a wonderful group of young people.  The youth are a great asset to our eparchy and to our church! 

We would like to extend an invitation to you and the young people of your parish to attend our convention which will be held at The Gilmary Catholic Retreat Center (Coraopolis, PA) on June 15th-167th, 2017.  d the convention to a three-day event! Connecting to Pope Francis’s dedication of the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy, the theme of the convention will be centered upon the Mercy of God.

The youth will have an opportunity meet others from the eparchy, develop friendships, and grow closer to our Lord through the spiritual conferences and liturgical services that will be provided.  It is our hope that the attendees will encounter the Mercy of God – an encounter that will inspire love and goodness. 

Each online registration will be included into a special Grand Prize Raffle!

Families are welcome.  A ‘juniors program’ will be available for younger attendees (ages 7-12).  


Registration for the ‘juniors program’ is necessary.

Your participation and support are greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours in Christ,



Subdeacon Joseph Zappernick  and  Joseph Levy, Convention Coordinators

Meet the YAC Committee and Youth Leaders in the Eparchy

Bishop Bohdan Danylo
Always smiling, a blessing to us all!
Fr. Lubomyr Zhybak
Head, Eparchial Youth Committee - ready to welcome you all!
Sub-deacon Joseph Zappernick
A ray of light and the best grill master in the Eparchy (if you want to challenge that - we are all willing taste testers!)
Joseph Levy
Chef, organizer, and all around cool.
Fr. Joseph Matlak
...and his wife (and honorary committee member) Katie enjoying the most beautiful skyline in the Midwest. Unless your from Cleveland. Or Chicago.
Michael Levy
Knows the other Levy guy, super great impersonator, and the best Karaoke champion in town.
The Oritis
Annie and Biagio - smiling and ominous...wha-ha-ha...what to expect from this dynamic duo?!
The Harmatiy's
Andriy and Renata. OK - it's true - there's one missing. Can't get a family pic for nearly five years. Maybe YAC 2016!?
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