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September Drive-Thru Only “Piggie” Dinner

Thursday, September 17
4:00 to 6:00 pm

St. Michaels Ethnic Food: Holupki / Stuffed Cabbage

Yes, you may wonder what are piggies if you have never been to Northeastern Pennsylvania — home to a wide variety of ethnic traditions and foods.  “Piggies” are the local nickname for one of these ethnic delicacies.  Also called holupki, “piggies” are basically stuffed cabbage (cabbage leaves stuffed with ground meat/rice/seasonings) and baked in a flavorful tomato base sauce.  Our recipe has it’s origins in our Eastern European roots.  And oh so good!

Our last Drive-Thru Piggie Dinner was such a  huge suceess it sold out well before 6:00 pm.  Our church volunteer-made homemade “piggies” (holupki or stuffed cabbage rolls) are just that delicious!  Here is an opportunity now a second time to pickup a delicious dinner.   And two other favorites will be available too:   haluski (sauteed cabbage and noodles); and pirohi (Our Rusyn spelling of pierogies – potato/cheese stuffed pasta).   Lots to enjoy!
Dinners include:

Piggies, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Bread and a Dessert (cookies)

Cost per Dinner:

$12 payable at the time of pick-upPlease have exact money when paying

We will also have Halushki ($6 per quart) and Pirohi for ($8 per dozen).

DRIVE THRU INSTRUCTIONS:   Please turn onto Lambert St. from Main Street, then serpentine through the parking lot.

Remember to be safe and be patient with our hard-working volunteers !


Need to Continue Following Guidelines for Prevention of COVID-19

Our local Pennsylvania Parishes continue to follow the guidelines in place advised by both the The Office of Bishop Kurt Burnette, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic and the Department of Health guidelines of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Be aware that while we express our weariness of the limitations and restrictions in place going on now for months, that until an approved vaccine is available, as faithful citizens and Christians we need to continue our efforts.   It is important to protect others least we slip into complacency or an even more hazardous attitude of denial of the risk.  It is entirely possible that a simple single act of omission in following the guidelines can put someone we love, someone we know, or an entire group of people, including our faith community in harm’s way.   There is no doubt that the virus is real and because the severity and consequences is unpredictable for each person, it is prudent to err on the side of caution at all times.  Please continue to think of others and act responsibly in your interactions in all settings.  Be safe and be a “best practice” warrior on this fight against the spread!

SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTE:  Our parishes are following extremely safe practices with distribution of Holy Communion for those who wish to accept Communion.   Individual wooden utensils are used and disposed of (burned) following the standards of the Catholic church.  It is not obligatory to receive the Sacrament at each Liturgy, and anyone who is uncomfortable or in a high risk category is encouraged to use their own discretion which is certainly honored respectfully.  We pray for protection and for a swift end to the worldwide pandemic crisis.

The most recent and last statement issued by Bishop Kurt can be read on this link:
Letter from Bishop Kurt May 13, 2020