March 17, 2022
Слава Ісусу Христу!
Glory be to Jesus Christ!
Dear Reverend Fathers, Sisters, Parish Council Presidents, brothers and sisters in Christ,
On behalf of Bishop Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R., I would like to announce the formation of a new working-group in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon dedicated to addressing ways to assist with the current humanitarian crisis occurring in Ukraine: RESCU (Response by Eparchy of Saskatoon to Crisis in Ukraine). RESCU will continue to convene to organize and action various responses that the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon will undertake to assist Ukrainians effected and displaced by the war including through spiritual, financial, and educational means.
After receiving many calls to our parishes and Chancery Office, we want to reiterate that the best help that the faithful of the Eparchy can give is through financial support to humanitarian aide organizations, of which we highly promote the Catholic Near-East Welfare Association of Canada (CNEWA).
You can send donations directly to CNEWA through the following ways:
Newly available information from the Government of Canada regarding emergency travel can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/ukraine-measures/cuaet.html
Information from the Government of Saskatchewan in support of displaced Ukrainians arriving in our province can be found here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/saskatchewan-supports-ukraine/resources-for-displaced-ukrainians
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council can also provide much needed assistance, especially in the areas of settlement and immigration. More information can be found here: https://www.ucc.sk.ca/en/services/immigration or by calling or emailing them at 1.888.652.5850 or email@example.com.
Let us continue to pray earnestly for an end to the war and for peace in Ukraine.
Very Rev. Janko Kolosnjaji, Chair of RESCU