January 1, 2016 – The Sisters were invited by the Basilian Fathers to join them at their Generalate in a celebration of the Feast of Saint Basil the Great. Following a Hierachal Divine Liturgy, which was celebrated by Most Reverend Dionisio Lachovicz, Apostolic Administrator for Ukrainian Catholics in Italy and Spain, and con-celebrated by Most Reverend Irenej Biyk and other priests all were invited to a celebratory dinner.
After welcoming each other with the New Year and the Feast of St. Basil, a special greeting was warmly extended to Rev. Porfirio Pidruchnyj celebrating his 75th birthday. At the conclusion of the celebrations, Mother Dia invited Most Reverend Dionisio Lachovicz, Rev. Ivan Kulyk, pastor of Saints Sergius and BacchusUkrainian Greek Catholic parish in Rome, the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate with their General Superior, Sr. Theresa Slota, and the Sister Catechists of St. Anne to come to our Generalate for carolling.