Give to Refugees in Ukraine

“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you tells him, ‘Go in peace. Stay warm and well fed,’ but does not provide for his physical needs, what good is that? So faith without works is dead.” Epistle of Saint James 2:17-18.

Monetary donations will be sent directly to a Byzantine Catholic priest in Slovakia, Father Ján Lemeš, Archpriest (Protojerej) of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Košice, who will then distribute it to refugees in dire need in Ukraine.

We use Tithe.ly to accept donations using credit or debit cards or ACH bank transfer. You can give by clicking the button below, and through the Tithe.ly mobile app.

Tithe.ly charges a processing fee on your donation (Credit/Debit Card: 2.9% + .30¢, ACH/Bank: 1% + .30¢, Amex: 3.5% + .30¢). When you donate, you can click “Cover Fees” to cover these processing fees. When you choose to cover the fees, your total gift is increased, so that we receive your desired amount. If you were to donate $100 on a Visa card, for example, and did not choose to cover the fees, you’d be charged $100 and our church would receive a deposit of $96.80. If you did choose to cover the fees, you’d be charged $103.30 and our church would receive a deposit of $100.

Alternatively, you may send a check to our parish, payable to “St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church” with “refugees” in the memo. Mail the check to St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Avenue, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704.

Letter from Most Reverend Kurt Burnette, Bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic

Letter from Most Reverend William C. Skurla, Metrpolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh

Letter from Bishop Nil Luschcak of the Eparchy of Mukachevo (in Ukrainian)

Video message from Bishop Nil at Holy Cross Cathedral in Uzhorod (in Ukrainian)

Video message from Bishop Nil About Refugees in Southwest Ukraine (English Subtitles)

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Since the conflict has started, over 1.5 million Ukrainians have become refugees in Europe.
Source: Serhiy Hudak
Refugees in Uzhorod (Ужгород), Western Ukraine. One of the city's sports complexes provides temporary housing for refugees.
Donations will be sent directly to Fr. Ján Lemeš, Archpriest (Protojerej) of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Košice, who will distribute to refugees in Ukraine.