Assumption Ukrainian Catholic School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and the   Most Rev. Bishop Bootkowski are welcomed to the church by students of the Assumption School with a traditional Ukrainian custom of bread and salt.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and the Most Rev. Bishop Bootkowski are welcomed to the church by students of the Assumption School with a traditional Ukrainian custom of bread and salt.

Most Rev. Bishop Bootkowski  and Rev. Ivan Turyk – Pastor of Assumption Church in Perth Amboy

Most Rev. Bishop Bootkowski and Rev. Ivan Turyk – Pastor of Assumption Church in Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY — Assumption Ukrainian Catholic School in Perth Amboy celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 12. Students, parishioners, faculty members and staff joined together with alumni for the 4:30 p.m. Liturgy (Mass) celebrated by Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Philadelphia Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy, the Most Rev. Bishop Bootkowski of the Metuchen Roman Catholic Diocese, the Archbishop Emeritus Stephen Sulyk, the former Pastor Rev. Roman Dubitsky, the Rev. Paul J. Makar and a current pastor and the school administrator Rev. Ivan Turyk.

Among the honored guests present at the Liturgy were Hon. Wilda Diaz, Mayor of Perth Amboy; the Diocese of Metuchen Superintendent of Schools Ellen F. Ayoub and members of the Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God, who have staffed ACS from its founding in 1963 to the present day.

Picture taken at the end of Mass with all celebrants.

Picture taken at the end of Mass with all celebrants.

Founded in 1963, Assumption Catholic School brings the tradition of Catholic Education to the city of Perth Amboy. The school is fully accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools – AdvancED. The school provides a Christ-centered, Catholic environment to a diverse population of pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through 8th-grade students and welcomes students and families of any religion, race or nationality to receive a comprehensive learning experience combined with the Christian values of the Catholic Faith.

Over the past 50 years, the school has thrived and expanded and now has an enrollment of 191 students and 11 full-time teachers.

(Photos courtesy of Assumption Ukrainian Catholic School)


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