2014 Eparchial SOBOR Document
Completed and Ratified
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.
Bishop Budka Eparchial Stewardship Society Inc
The Board of Directors of the newly-formed Bishop Budka Eparchial Stewardship Society Inc. invites applications for an Executive Director.
We are seeking a highly motivated and ethical professional who will lead our organization in generating funds to achieve stewardship and fundraising goals of the Eparchy of Saskatoon.
2014 Chistmas Messages
2014/2015 PASTORAL LETTER OF THE EPARCH OF SASKATOON ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
2014/2015 PASTORAL LETTER OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF CANADA ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
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
Icon of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska - Touring Eparchy of Saskatoon in April 2015
In August 2013 Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk blessed a commissioned icon of the Co-foundress of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, at the Patriarchal Sobor in Kiev. It is a pilgrimage icon with an embedded first-class relic of Blessed Josaphata ...
Videos from the Synod on the Family - October 2014
As part of our SOBOR II process, the Eparchy of Saskatoon held sessions on "Families Evangelizing Families" in May, 2014. Now see the video coverage, by Salt and Light Catholic Television Network, of the Extraordinary General Assembly - Synod on the Family - called by Pope Francis in Rome, October 2014.
Patriarch Sviatoslav Speaks about Families
- extracts from articles by the Catholic News Service
“According to the tradition of the Byzantine church, a priest or a bishop is not a judge. His task is not to justify or to condemn somebody, especially in such a delicate area as marriage and family … Our task, our duty is to be spiritual fathers and provide some sort of spiritual healing.”
Family and Life Office
Our Eparchy works in partnership with those who provide teaching in Natural Family Planning (NFP). Rather than being dowdy and archaic, NFP is youthful dynamic as evidenced by -
Also, be sure to visit the Family and Life website: http://www.skeparchy.org/familyandlife
Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards 2014
... Award recipients with the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, SOM, SVM (centre): William Dumanski, Sonia Mysak, Norbert Wasylenko, Sylvia Myall, Eunice Shiplack, Josie Vantour, the Lieutenant Governor, Premier Brad Wall, Natalie Ostryzniuk, Janet Lysyk (for husband †Edward Lysyk), Anna Prystupa, Zennia Yuzik.
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. ...
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage & Tour - Mexico - February 12 - 21, 2015
- with Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR -
Visit the Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Tour museums, gardens and ancient sites in Mexico
Reflect on the role of cultural heritage in in your life, the life of Christ, and with Mary, the model of Enculturated Evangelization.
Recent Articles by Fr. Jeffrey D. Stephaniuk
Words of Christian Encouragement for the Feast of “The Conception of the Honourable and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John”
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.