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.

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Executive Director
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.

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Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw Lecture Presentation

 POPE FRANCIS ON THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

November 27    The Joy of Encountering: Christ and Pope Francis

December 4       The Joy of the Liturgy

December 11     The Joy of Serving My Neighbour

Sessions are 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Rm 1002  St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
1437 College Drive

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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.

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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.”

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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 -

2014 SERENA Saskatchewan Run for the Family

Family Life Bulletin for November 2014 

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.

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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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The Situation in Ukraine

Bishop Ken Nowakowski, Eparch of New Westminster: People continue to die daily in Ukraine - from an interview by ROMEREPORTS.COM

See it on youtube here


 

Article by: Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus, translated by Fr. Jeffrey D. Stephaniuk - from EUROMAIDAN PRESS

Ukrainian army has an advantage over the invaders: love for their nation

"We are living in a state of war. Two armies have met at the border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation: one is planning aggression against our country, while the other army braces itself to defend this same country from foreign invasion" ...

- Appeals and prayers from our Patriarch and the Hierarchy of the Ukrainian Greek Cathoic Church

- National and international news items

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UGCC 2014 Synod of Bishops

The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is being held September 7-14, 2014, in Briukhovychi near Lviv, Ukraine. The theme topic of the synod will be: “Responsibility for God's Gifts”.

While in Ukraine for the Synod, Bishop Bryan Bayda attended the arrival of the World Youth Day Cross and Icon ...

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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.

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Recent Articles by Fr. Jeffrey D. Stephaniuk

Taras Shevchenko and The Feast of Protection of the Mother of God

Words of Christian Encouragement for the Feast of “The Conception of the Honourable and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John”

Protect Life So That Life May Continue

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.