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.

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"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

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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.

Read More and download the 2014 SOBOR document here »»

Watch the video about "SOBOR in Action" - the continuation of the SOBOR process

 

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 ...

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Also Note: St Volodymyr Camp Committee Meeting, Monday March 9th

The Asketerion-the Journal of the Hermitage of the Three Holy Hierarchs

 - Fr Gregory Hrynkiw, Eparchy of Saskatoon

This issue, I write about Gregory of Nazianzus's personal Imitation of Christ,
Sally Read looks at By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, seventy years on from its publication, and consider what it says about our love affairs with God and man, and Marie Meaney reflects on how we can find God in suffering.

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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.

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Introducing Sarah Buchko, New Eparchial Youth and Young Adult Minister

 ... As a youth minister I plan on sharing my love of Christ with others, especially the youth of our Church. It is Christ who said "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14. I want the youth to encounter Christ in their lives and know of the love of God. I will be organizing and planning of different activities and events throughout the year to gather our young people together as one. I hope that the grace of the spirit bless will bless their lives and all of you in this new year of 2015.  Let us go forth and rejoice in the goodness of the Lord! 

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Family and Life Office

SOBOR I, May 3, 2014, Question and Answer–Now Available

Family Life Bulletin for SOBOR in Action

Be sure to visit the Family and Life website:
http://www.skeparchy.org/familyandlife

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

- National and international news items

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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.