St. Therese Byzantine Catholic Church
4265 13th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 + 727 323-4022
St. Petersburg, Florida
Father Robert Evancho
Reverand Father/Pastor
4265 13th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Fl 33713
727 323-4022 (Phone)
727 323-8351 (Fax)

Father Bob was born in Freeland, PA. and was baptized at the oldest Ruthenian Church in the US, St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. He was ordained in 1979 and had his first assignment here at St. Therese. Later he served as the first resident pastor in Rosewell, Georgia and also in Ft. Meyers, Florida.  He later served in Beaver Meadows, PA., and a mission church in Sheppton, PA., then in Ormond Beach, Florida and a mission parish in Jacksonville, Florida.  In 1996 he returned to his first church.  He enjoys gardening, the outdoors, the ocean, and especially walking his Samoyed friends, Nika, Kendra and Mia and Zoe.

Father Ken Bonadias

Father Ken Bonadies is a retired priest of the Roman archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut who has served at St. Therese Church for the past eight years, helping out Father Bob. He was born and brought up in Hartford, Connecticut where he attended grade school. He graduated fron the Marianist prep school and the University of Dayton. As a Marianist brother, he taught for a number of years before going to the seminary for service to the diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. After 10 years in Appalachia, when his father died he returned to his home diocese of Hartford in order to care for his mother. After 35 years of teaching, he was sent to an inner-city parish in New Haven, where he administered St. Ann Church and founded the Saint Ann soup kitchen in 1987. This ministry is still in operation today. Retiring to Florida in 2004, because of mobility problems, he is happy to be associated with St. Therese Parish until God fulfills His plans for him.

John Magulick

John Magulick was born in Youngstown, Ohio and attended St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. He served as an altar boy and began cantoring at age 10. He later graduated from Youngstown State University in 1978 with a B.A. in Communications.  In 1981 he moved to Florida and has attended St. Therese ever since.  His wife, Lorraine, is from Niles, Ohio.  They have three children, John Paul, Elizabeth and Nicholas, and two grandchildren.  He enjoys music and golf.

Carole Medvesky

Dr. Carole Medvesky began singing in the church choir at age 5 at St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church in South Fork, Pennsylvania. It was there that she learned the Divine Liturgy in Slavonic. In 1983, she joined St. Therese Church, sang alto in the choir and learned the Tropars and Kondaks. In 1996, she began substituting for the head cantor at both Saturday and Sunday Liturgies. Today Dr. Carole still sings alto each Sunday and serves as lead cantor when needed. She considers it an honor to sing the liturgy and is extremely proud of her Byzantine Catholic traditions and heritage. She maintains, Sunset Smiles, a private dental practice in Clearwater, Florida.

Jim Peterson
Eva Marie Forney, Nancy Wingate
Office Assistants
4265 13th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Fl 33713
727 458-5831 (Phone)

Eva was born in Winter Haven, Florida and attended St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and School. She graduated from the University of Florida and began residing in St. Petersburg in 1989. She discovered the beauty of St. Therese and the Byzantine rite in 2002 and has been a parishioner, as well as, a Basilian Associate to The Sisters of St. Basil the Great ever since. She is newly married to her husband John and they have a blended family of eight-Marina, Zoe, Jacob, Sophia, Vasili, Nikolaos, William and Emily.

Nancy (Nanny) Wingate was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Ursaline Academy in San Antonio, Texas. She then attended Ursaline College in New Orleans, LA. Upon graduation,  Nancy  joined the Marine Corps where she met her husband Jack. They later moved to Winter Haven, Florida, attended St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and raised five children. After the death of her husband , she moved to St. Petersburg to be near her family.  She has 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and  has attended St. Therese Byzantine Catholic church for the past 12 years.

O Lord I believe and profess that You are truly Christ the Son of the Living God who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the first. Accept me todayas a partaker of Your mystical supper, O Son of God, for I will not reveal Your mystery to Your enemies nor will I  give you a kiss as did Judas, but like the thief I confess to You:

Remember me, O Lord, when You shall come into Your kingdom.

Remember me, O Master, when You shall come into Your kingdom.

Remember me, O Holy One, when You shall come into Your kingdom.

May the partaking of Your Holy mysteries, O Lord, be not for my judgement or condemnation, but for the healing of soul and body.

O Lord, I also believe and profess, that this, which I am about to receive,  is truly Your most precious body and Your life giving blood, which, I pray, make me worthy to receive for the remission of all my sins and for life everlasting. Amen.

O God, have mercy on me a sinner.

O God, cleanse me of my sins and have mercy on me.

O Lord, forgive me for I have sinned without number.

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