- During Great Lent, the Eparchy of Edmonton conducts its annual collection for “Aid to the Missionary Church in Canada.” The purpose of this collection is to support the needs of the Church in Canada. Three charitable institutions are the recipients of the collection: the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alberta, Catholic Missions in Canada, and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.The Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alberta responds to the call of Christ to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28: 19-20). The Eparchy of Edmonton supports local priests in their travel, health care, pension, and clergy substitution, thus ensuring that they can respond to the pastoral needs of the faithful, especially the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and funerals in rural Alberta. Visit www.edmontoneparchy.com to see how the Church is working for you.
Catholic Missions in Canada supports over 600 missionaries – priests, deacons, sisters, brothers and lay ministers – throughout 27 eparchies and dioceses right here in Canada, including the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Catholic Missions supports the local churches in our call to proclaim the Gospel among Firsts Nations communities, missionary support, religious education programs, building and repairs, lay pastoral leadership programs, and education of seminarians. To learn more about the work of Catholic Missions in Canada visit (www.cmic.info) and sign up for a free subscription to its quarterly magazine by calling toll free 1-866-937-2642.
Each year the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is asked to speak out, give leadership, and provide guidelines for the faithful on a wide variety of topics in our daily lives. For our bishops to do so, they must have the benefit of research and expert advice. Research and gathering information requires staff, time and money. Through the yearly bishops’ collection, an appeal is made to all Catholics to be generous towards the work of their bishops. To learn more about the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, visit www.cccb.ca.
- The 21st World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on February 11. Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for the occasion, “Go and do likewise (Lk 10:37),” is available on our website at: “Go and do likewise (Lk 10:37)”
A Prayer for the 21st World Day of the Sick; the prayer may be used in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy or Presanctified Liturgy.
- 2013 Presbyteral Council meetings – March 4 (2:00-5:00 pm, Chancery); May 27, September 9, November 4
- 2013 Clergy Conferences – March 5; May 28, September 10, November 5.
- 2013 Clergy Retreat – October 28-November 1, Sanctum Retreat Centre, Caroline.
- 2013 Canada-wide Clergy, Clergy Wives and Women and Men Religious “Encounter” (Study Days) – June 24-27, Saskatoon; Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Bishop-martyr Nykyta Budka as the First Ukrainian Catholic Bishop in Canada. The Encounter will be followed by the National Conventions of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada and the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada from June 27-30 also in Saskatoon.
- The Eparchy of Edmonton is pleased to host the 2013 Sheptytsky Institute Study Days – An Eastern Christian Feast for the Mind and Heart from July 5-7 at Saint Josaphat Cathedral Hall (Verkhovyna). The Study Days are an opportunity for the laity, religious, monastics and clergy to gather together in prayer, study, fellowship and discussion. The theme for the 2013 Study Days is: Celebrating the 1025th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’-Ukraine featuring:
- Rt. Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky – The Spiritual Legacy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church
- Very Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza – The Liturgical Legacy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church
- Rev. Dr. Andrew Onuferko – The Catechetical Legacy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church
- Workshops on a variety of topics
- Children’s Program (ages 5-12)
- Pre-Study Days Beginner and Advanced Cantoring Workshops
For further information and registration, visit www.edmontoneparchy.com or call (780) 424-5496.
- The Eparchy of Edmonton is also pleased to host the 2013 Sheptytsky Institute Summer Institute from July 9-20. Two courses will be offered:
- Rt. Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky – THO 3318 Eastern Christian Spirituality
- Very Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza – THO 3328 The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments.
For further information and registration, contact Julie Daoust email@example.com, 1-800-637-6859 ext. 2332. or (613) 236-1393 ext. 2332.
Cost per course: credit $602; audit $150.
Classes will be held at the Chancery Office of the Eparchy of Edmonton (9645 – 108 Avenue).
Note: Those enrolling in one or both courses are required to attend the Sheptytsky Institute Study Days July 5-7.
2013 Pilgrimage to Ukraine. His Beatitude Sviatoslav Invites You To Join Him Kyiv In 2013! His Beatitude our Patriarch Sviatoslav has invited the faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church to make a pilgrimage to Kyiv in 2013 to celebrate the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivian-Rus, Ukraine! The major celebration will be a special Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 18 at the Holy Resurrection Sobor in Kyiv. Join Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak (Winnipeg), Bishop David Motiuk (Edmonton), Bishop Ken Nowakowski (New Westminster) and Bishop Bryan Bayda (Saskatoon) on an official pilgrimage to Ukraine from August 7-21. The Pilgrimage will begin in western Ukraine visiting Lviv, Zarvanytsia, and Ternopil before heading out to Kyiv for the major celebrations. In the next few weeks more details will be announced as the program is finalized. Solaway Travel has been commissioned to assist our Church in arranging for our travel plans and accommodations on this pilgrimage. To express your interest in being part of this very exciting pilgrimage with our Bishops please contact: Myrna Arychuk, Solaway Travel, 3819 Sunset Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 1T4, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 604 430 6789 Fax: 604-430-2244, www.solawaytravel.com.
Pope Benedict XVI raised the Exarchate for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain to the level of Eparchy, to be known as the Eparchy of the Holy Family of London.
At the same time, the Holy Father named Bishop Hlib Lonchyna as Eparchial Bishop. Bishop Hlib, 58, a native of Steubenville, Ohio, has served as Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain since 2011.
- Pope Benedict XVI raised the Exarchate for Ukrainian Catholics in France to the level of Eparchy, to be known as the Eparchy of Saint Volodymyr the Great. At the same time, the Holy Father named Bishop Borys Gudziak as Eparchial Bishop. Bishop Borys, born in Syracuse, New York, was earlier enthroned as Exarch at Notre Dame Basilica on December 2, 2012.
- Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Daniel Kozlinsky, currently Apostolic Administrator for Ukrainian Catholics in Argentina, as Apostolic Visitator for Ukrainian Catholics in Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Venezuela.
- The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue published a new document entitled, Christian Witness in a Multi-religious World: Recommendations for Conduct, to help Christians and other believers bear witness to their faith. The document was prepared in collaboration with the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance. The document is available on the Vatican website at: www.vatican.va/
- The Commission for Doctrine, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, prepared on online resource entitled, Verbum Domini: List of Pastoral and Practical Recommendations, a text focusing on the pastoral and practical applications of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, including a complete listing of the various recommendations found throughout the Exhortation. The recommendations are organized according to the topics they touch upon: Clergy, Education, Liturgy, Living out God’s Word, Parish Facilities, and Prayer and Devotions. The resource is found at: www.cccb.ca/
Bishop David, the laity, religious, monastics and clergy express their sincere gratitude to Sr. Emmanuela Kharyshyn, ssmi, and Sr. Miriam Holub, ssmi, for their love, dedication and service these past years among the Ukrainian Catholic faithful in the Eparchy of Edmonton.
The Sisters are returning to their Ukrainian Province of Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Lviv to undertake new pastoral responsibilities.
With gratitude in our hearts, we wish the Sisters success in their future endeavours.
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