The pressure of the communist regime towards the Catholic Church increased and Fr. Trcka, as the superior of the Byzantine Redemptorists, felt it as well. The minor seminary in Michalovce, a very popular magazine 'Misionar', and the Vice-Province were abolished. That meant that the Byzantine Catholic Redemptorists had to join the Bratislava Latin Rite Vice-Province. Fr. Trcka was once again forced to leave Michalovce. As his base, he chose the monastery in Sabinov. He continued to secretly direct the members of his Vice-Province. He visited students in Oboriste and novices at Cervenka. He wasn't depressed, he was always full of living faith.
PHe cheered confreres telling them their suffering will not be in vain, because God allows but he does not abandon.
This was the situation until the Barbaric Night of April 13 to 14, 1950.
Eventually, based on this 'evidence' i.e., a simple letter from a confrere and a made-up tale about escape out of the country using a supposedly falsified passport, which was found at the monastery, Fr. Trcka was sentenced to 12 years of suffering in prisons! He accepted this cross with hope and faith in God, Who not only gives a cross to bear but Who also gives the strength to carry that cross.