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11.03.10


Membership Information

This application enables our Slovak Catholic people to join the Slovak Catholic Federation,
an organization which seeks to gather people together to celebrate
a common Catholic faith and Slovak ethnic heritage.

Cost Sheet and Application Form

By clicking on the link above you can download a PDF file that you can print and mail to us. Please make checks payable to: Slovak Catholic Federation. You may send a check or money order. (Please do not send cash through the mail).

The Purposes of the Federation

To promote Slovak Catholic heritage and its awareness among Slovak Catholics
in the United States.

To continue the apostolic tradition of Saints Cyril and Methodius by promoting the proclamation of the Gospel through works of faith, charity, education and Pilgrimage.

To establish and maintain the bonds of fraternal cooperation among Slovak Catholic societies and Slovak Catholics in the United States and to foster such bonds by the promotion
and sponsorship of religious and social activities.

To support vocations to the ordained ministry and religious life,
both in the United States and Slovakia.

To assist the Catholic Church in the Slovak Republic, primarily by supporting the
Pontifical College of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Rome, Italy and
by rendering financial support for the formation of both clergy and religious.

To maintain structures which foster gatherings of Slovak Catholics in various areas
of the United States.

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The Standing Committees of the
Slovak Catholic Federation

Membership Committee

This committee helps to encourage the development of Local Chapters of the Federation,
by providing resources for the development of these Chapters.
The chair of this Committee is the 2nd National Vice President of the Federation.

Finance Committee

This committee reviews the financial procedures of the Federation and aids in the development of financial reporting which is understandable. The annual financial report is published in
The Good Shepherd.
The chairperson of this Committee is the National Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation.

Evangelization Committee

This committee seeks to develop spiritual resources available for distribution.
Special attention is given to a deeper reflection on the lives and ministry
of our holy patrons, Saints Cyril and Methodius. This Committee will continue to plan
Pilgrimages of Faith.

Communications Committee

This Committee strives to make the purposes achievements and expectations of the Federation better known to Slovak Catholics through articles in Slovak Catholic fraternal publications and The Good Shepherd, a literary journal containing articles on various topics of interest to Slovak Catholics and through the Federation website.

Heritage and Culture Committee

This committee seeks to celebrate Slovak heritage, especially through promoting the use of Slovak language and song, on the local level. This Committee encourages local sponsorship of Slovak language classes and songs fests with both folk songs and religious hymns (with translations). Local Chapters, in seeking to celebrate Catholic faith and preserve Slovak heritage, can work towards sponsoring events such as Days of Reflections; Pastoral Seminars; a Vilija Supper, an Easter meal or other holiday-related activities.

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Executive Board Membership

National Officers and Members-At-Large

Fraternal Benefit Societies

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association
First Catholic Slovak Union of the United States and Canada
Slovak Catholic Sokol
Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union

Conference of Slovak Religious

The Conference of Slovak Religious was founded in 1977 by
(+)Mother M. Valeria Romanchek, SS.C.M
and the Reverend Joseph V. Adamec, S.T.L.
(now the Most Reverend Joseph V. Adamec, D.D., S.T.L.)

Current Conference members include:
Benedictine Order of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
Byzantine Benedictine Sisters, Warren, Ohio
Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon, Illinois
Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Rose of Lima, Oxford, Michigan
Order of Friars Minor - Province of St. John the Baptist, Cincinnati, Ohio
School Sisters of St. Francis - U.S. Province, Pittsburgh, PA
Sisters, Servants of Mary Immaculate, Sloatsburg, New York
Sisters of St. Basil the Great, Uniontown, PA
Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Danville, PA
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, KY
(which incorporated the Vincentian Sisters of Charity,
Pittsburgh, PA in 2008)

Conference of Slovak Clergy

On April 22, 1985 (+)Reverend John J. Spitkovsky and Reverend Joseph V. Adamec
(now the Most Reverend Joseph V. Adamec, D.D., S.T.L.),
along with several other priests of Slovak ancestry, founded the Conference of Slovak Clergy.
On June 14, 2000, the Conference was independently incorporated as a non-profit corporation. The Conference oversees the Bishop Andrew G. Grutka Fund.
The Conference is comprised of bishops, priests and deacons who financially assist
student-priests residing at the Pontifical College of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Rome, Italy, pursuing advanced degrees in theology.
The Conference meets bi-annually.

Local Chapters

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