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Father George J. Balasko

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Jewish/Christian Dialogue

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Jewish/Christian Dialogue

Background Information

Affiliations

Founder
Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Education

East High School

Immaculate Conception School

Web References (15 Total References)


St. Joseph Leadership | St. Joseph Church | Mantua, OH

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While serving as Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora (1972-1982), Father Cassidy was Pro-Tem Administrator of St. Joseph's until Father Balasko was appointed as pastor.

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Rev. George J. Balasko ~ Sept., 8, 1978 - July 1, 1981
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Rev. George J. Balasko Father George Balasko was born October 3, 1934, in Youngstown, attended Immaculate Conception School, and graduated from East High School in 1952. He worked for Republic Steel's printing department for five years and managed a South Side printing company part-time. A professional musician, he played with the Bill Dubos Orchestra. He served in the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps instructor, and after his discharge, began his studies for the priesthood at St. Mary College, St. Mary, KY, and later at Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati. Following his ordination May 27, 1967, Father Balasko served as an Associate Pastor at St. Joseph in Alliance (1967-1969), St. Paul in Canton (1969-1970), St. Nicholas in Struthers (1970-1973), St. Patrick in Hubbard (1973-1977), and St. Patrick in Kent (1977-1978).
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Father Balasko celebrated his 50th priesthood jubilee in 2007. He is the co-creator of Jewish/Christian Dialogue with the late Rabbi Samuel Meyer of Temple El Emeth in Liberty. Through his many ecumenical programs, Fr. Balasko is well-renowned and highly regarded in the local Jewish community. He is the founder, general editor, and producer of a continuing education program in cooperation with Abba House Communications, and for more than 20 years has served as host and producer of the "Jewish/Christian Dialogue" network television series which airs in several markets around the world. Fr. Balasko is also known internationally for his work in originating, adapting, writing, and producing the first Polka Mass. As of January 1, 2012, Fr. Balasko retired and is living at the Villa Maria in Pennsylvania.


Leadership of St. Joseph's

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While serving as Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora (1972-1982), Father Cassidy was Pro-Tem Administrator of St. Joseph's until Father Balasko was appointed as pastor.

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Rev. George J. Balasko ~ Sept., 8, 1978 - July 1, 1981
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Rev. George Balasko Father George Balasko was born October 3, 1934, in Youngstown, attended Immaculate Conception School, and graduated from East High School in 1952. He worked for Republic Steel's printing department for five years and managed a South Side printing company part-time. A professional musician, he played with the Bill Dubos Orchestra. He served in the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps instructor, and after his discharge, began his studies for the priesthood at St. Mary College, St. Mary, KY, and later at Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati. Following his ordination May 27, 1967, Father Balasko served as an Associate Pastor at St. Joseph in Alliance (1967-1969), St. Paul in Canton (1969-1970), St. Nicholas in Struthers (1970-1973), St. Patrick in Hubbard (1973-1977), and St. Patrick in Kent (1977-1978).
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Father Balasko celebrated his 50th priesthood jubilee in 2007. He is the co-creator of Jewish/Christian Dialogue with the late Rabbi Samuel Meyer of Temple El Emeth in Liberty. Through his many ecumenical programs, Fr. Balasko is well-renowned and highly regarded in the local Jewish community. He is the founder, general editor, and producer of a continuing education program in cooperation with Abba House Communications, and for more than 20 years has served as host and producer of the "Jewish/Christian Dialogue" network television series which airs in several markets around the world. Fr. Balasko is also known internationally for his work in originating, adapting, writing, and producing the first Polka Mass. As of January 1, 2012, Fr. Balasko retired and is living at the Villa Maria in Pennsylvania.


Polka News

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Together with Fr. George Balasko, originator of the Polka Mass, the Eddie Vallus Band II appeared at countless Polka Masses and was, until recently, still in demand for festivals and special events.


time featured guest and associate, ...

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time featured guest and associate, Father George Balasko, has produced both Polka and Tamburitza Masses for Cable Television Network of Youngstown, Ohio.


As creator of the Polka Mass, ...

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As creator of the Polka Mass, Father George Balasko has made a truly unique contri- bution to Cleveland- style polkas. Father Balasko grew up with polka music in his Cleveland neighborhood. When the Vatican permitted musical variations on the liturgy in the 1960s, Father Balasko reworked the beloved melodies of his youth with English lyrics that appealed to church- goers of all nationalities. Accompanied by the Bobby Timko Orchestra, he celebrated the very first Polka Mass on Memorial Day, 1972, at Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville, Ohio, near Youngstown. He subsequently released "All Ye Nations, Sing out Your Joy: The Polka Mass Goes International. Father Balasko co-

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FATHER GEORGE BALASKO

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