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Helping Hands Day at Mt. St. Macrina

August 18, 2022

Helping Hands Day Returns to Mt. St. Macrina

On Saturday, June 4, 2022 members of GCU lodges in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area, along with parishioners from local Byzantine Catholic churches joined together to assist the Sisters of St. Basil in Uniontown, PA. The volunteers came together for Helping Hands Day at Mt. St. Macrina, to beautify the grounds of the monastery.

The day was under the direction of Sr. Joanne Lickvar with assistance from the GCU Fraternal Communications Department. There was plenty to accomplish, with volunteers once again sticking to outside chores this year. Many helped clean up debris that had accumulated over the winter. Volunteers also planted flowers in the numerous flower beds spread across the sprawling property. There were trees to prune and additional areas to prepare for the pilgrims returning this year to attend the annual Pilgrimage over Labor Day weekend.

If you missed the chance to help on June 4, there will be an additional day of preparation for the Pilgrimage on Saturday, August 20 with a rain date of August 27. If you have questions or would like additional information, please email GCU Fraternal-Communications Director Basil Wahal at

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