+ Sister Theodosia
With heavy hearts the Ukrainian Sisters of St. Joseph of Saskatoon share the sad news of the passing of their beloved Sister in Christ, Sister Theodosia, who peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 surrounded by prayerful presence of His Excellency Bishop Michael Wiwchar and all the sisters. May God grant His faithful servant, our beloved Sister Theodosia, peaceful repose among the Saints. CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!
Funeral Services will commence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 with Private Prayers in the Chapel of St. Joseph's Home. Monastic Parastas will follow at 6:00 p.m. in The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George (214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon) followed by night long reading of the Psalms in the Shrine to the Venerable Nun Martyrs Olympia and Laurentia (215 Avenue M South). ...
Sunday Divine Liturgy at Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, Saskatoon - Now Available on LIVE Streaming Video at 9:30AM Sunday Mornings
to tune in live or view archived recordings.
Pilgrimage Icon of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska - Itinerary
About Blessed Josaphata and Her Icon
A specially commissioned icon of Blessed Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska with a first class relic embedded in the Icon is travelling the world. It was commissioned by the Superior General, Sr. Theresa Slota in 2013 and blessed by Patriarch Sviatoslav before it began its’ journey. So far, the Icon has been in Argentina, Brazil and the United States. It is currently travelling across Canada.
Easter 2015 Edition of ГОЛОС БРАТСТВА - Voice of the Brotherhood
"When we celebrate Easter, we proclaim the central message of our Christian faith -- the truth that Christ is risen and the life of people depends on it."
- from the message of UCBC National Spiritual Advisor, Rt. Rev. Vladimir Mudri
K of C Gives $400,000 for Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine
As the violent conflict in Ukraine continues to create an enormous humanitarian disaster in the freezing winter months, the Knights of Columbus is providing $400,000 to relief programs sponsored by the Catholic Church in Ukraine.
"Ukrainian bishops seek to be heard over the din of rhetoric"
"We are here to convey the truth to the Holy Father about the situation of Ukraine," [Patriarch Sviatoslav] said. "And the truth is that we, the Ukrainian people, are the victims."
- from Ukrainian bishops seek to be heard over the din of rhetoric - by Laura Ieraci, Catholic News Service
SOBOR in Action
The 2014 SOBOR moves us forward in the life of our Church. It has a clear purpose, and is a process that does not stop with the creation of the SOBOR document, but calls us to action in our families. in our parishes, as members of our Eparchy and as members of the global Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. It is a statement created from many sources and a broad blueprint for the future. It should be considered required reading for all members of the Eparchy of Saskatoon.
St. Volodymyr Camp Hiring Director and Counselors for 2015 Season
... seeking a camp director (Age 21+), camp counselors (Age 17-21) and counselors in training (Age 15-16) to be a part of St Volodymyr Camp July 3 – July 13 ...
Statement by Ukrainian Catholic Church Camps of Saskatchewan (St. Michael’s Camp - Madge Lake)
... regarding Nathan Labatt, a former counsellor at St. Michael’s Camp, who has been charged by the RCMP.
Family and Life Office
Be sure to visit the Family and Life website:
The Situation in Ukraine
The Faces of Jesus - Kyiv Military Hospital
- Bishop Ken Nowakowski, Eparch of New Westminster
Today, I encountered Jesus in a way that I have never before. After our Permanent Synod meetings in Kyiv concluded we decided to visit wounded soldiers in the Kyiv Military Hospital. There are hundreds of young men who lay wounded in hospitals through out Ukraine and thousands who have died in the defence of their country and dignity ...
- Appeals and prayers from our Patriarch and the Hierarchy of the Ukrainian Greek Cathoic Church
English Edition of the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church - Soon in Print
Sep 24, 2014 - The Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church is the first of the Eastern Catholic Churches to publish its own catechism, Christ our Pascha. ... It is expected that this long-awaited catechetical resource (well over 300 pages in its original Ukrainian edition) will be available within several months in English. ...
Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude Sviatoslav - "The Vibrant Parish - a place to encounter the living Christ"
... The parish is the place where Christian holiness most often germinates, grows, and matures. For this reason the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 2011, in its concern for the spiritual renewal of our entire Church, focused its particular attention on the parish, that foundational portion of the People of God, which strives for holiness under the guidance of its bishop as father and teacher of the faith. The program, which the Holy Synod approved, is called, “The Vibrant Parish – a place to encounter the living Christ.” The goal of this pastoral program is to help all the faithful of our Church to learn “to live in order to please God” (1 Th 4:1), and thus to grow in holiness and unity in Christ Jesus.
In this Pastoral Letter, I would like to reflect on the key components of a vibrant parish.