Those Who Have Served

Throughout its One Hundred and Eleven year history St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Kingston, Pa. has been privileged to have been served by many dedicated priests and cantors.  The following is a list of the priests who have served:

PARISH PASTORS

1887-1888Rev. Fr. Ivan Volansky
1888-1889Rev. Fr. Nicholas Zubricky
1889Rev. Fr. Constantine Andrukovich
1889-1891Rev. Fr. John Zapotocky
1891-1902Rev. Fr. Vladimir Molchanyi
1902-1908Rev. Fr. Acacius Kaminsky
1908-1915Rev. Fr. Nicholas Molchanyi
1915-1916Rev. Fr. Thomas Szabo
1916-1921Rev. Fr. John Parscouta
1921-1950Rev. Fr. Emil Semetkovsky
1950Rev. Fr. Method Royko, O.S.B.
1950-1951Rev. Fr. Michael B. Rapach
1951-1955Rev. Fr. George Bonchonsky
1955-1968Rev. Fr. Gregory Moneta
1968-1971Rev. Msgr. Nicholas Bonetzky
1971-1977Rev. Fr. Robert Radvansky
1977-1978Rev. Fr. Emil Moskva
1978-1982Rev. Fr. Robert Skurla
1982-1992Rev. Fr. Michael J. Miyo
1992Rev. Msgr. John T Sekellick, J.C.L.
1992-1995Rev. Fr. Stephen J. Koster
1995Rev. Fr. Michael Salnicky
1995-2006Rev. Fr. Theodore Krepp
2006-2007Very Rev. Fr. James G. Hayer (Temporary Administrator)
2006-2007Rev. Fr. Dennis Grumsey, O.F.M. (Pastor-in-residence)
2007-2009Rev. Fr. Glenn M. Davidowich
2009-PresentRev. Fr. Michael Prodanets

In addition to the above listed pastors there have been other priests who have administered to the needs of the parish on various occasions.   Between the years of 1890 and 1904 the following priests have served the parish: Rev. Fr. Victor Martyak, Rev. Fr. Victor Stecovics, Rev. Fr. Cyril Gulovich, Rev. Fr. John Halko, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Martyak, Rev. Fr. Theophane Obuskevich, Rev. Fr. John Varda, Rev. Fr. Valentine Balog, Rev. Fr. Michael Jaczkovich, Rev. Fr. A. Gzay, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Burick, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Chopey, Rev. Fr. Porubsky, Rev. Fr. Irenaeus Janicsky, Rev. Fr. Ivan Volansky, Rev. Fr. John Parscouta, Rev. Fr. Teradi, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Hecovidi, Rev. Fr. Peter Popovics, Rev. Fr. Alexander Komporday, Rev. Fr. Orest Zlocky, Rev. Fr. John Korontnoky, Rev. Fr. Churdi, Rev. Fr. Myron Volkay, Rev. Fr. Augustine Hodobay, and Rev. Fr. Thomas Szabo.

Between 1904 and 1909 the following administered to the parishes needs: Rev. Fr. Myron Volkay, Rev. Fr. Alexander Koszey, Rev. Fr. Cornelius Laurisin, Rev. Fr. Artim, Rev. Fr. Alexis Medveczky, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Lengyel, Rev. Fr. Basil Volosin, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Molchanyi, Rev. Fr. Michael Lysak, Rev. Fr. Vladimir Spolitakevich, Rev. Fr. Michael Oleksiw, Very Rev. Nicholas Chopey, and Rev. Fr. Theodore Hodobay.

PARISH CANTORS

The parish records do not indicate who the first cantor was, however the cantors from 1904 are as follows:
1904-1910Mr. Andrew Marko
1910Mr. Bobby
1910-1914Mr. Michael Yuhasz
1914-1918Mr. Andrew Marko
1918Mr. Michael Pauley
1918-1920Mr. John Metrovka
1920-1922Mr. Michael Demyan
1922-1947Mr. George Kostraba
1947-1986Mr. John Wischak
1986-1994Mr. Edward Gaydos
1994Mr. David Rowker
1994-2008Mssrs. Michael Partika, Joseph Putprush, Stanley Bonar
2008-2010Mssrs. Joseph Putprush, and, Stanley Bonar
2010-2016Mr. Joseph Putprush
2016-PresentBrian Bancovich, Jenn Terza, Denise Maslowski