It is with great sadness that the Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Archeparchy of Winnipeg announces the falling asleep in the Lord of His Grace, Most Reverend Michael Bzdel CSsR, Archbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg, late in the evening of Tuesday, April 3, at his residence in Winnipeg.

Funeral Services will be held in Winnipeg beginning on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, at 7:00 pm at Sts. Vladimir & Olga Cathedral, with Hierarchal Parastas. Services will continue on Thursday, 12 April 2012, at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church, with the Divine Liturgy and concluding rites, followed by burial at Holy Family Cemetery.

Bishops and clergy are asked to wear bright (gold coloured) vestments for the liturgical services.

In blessed sleep grant eternal rest, O Lord,

to your ever-to-be-remembered servant, Archeparch Michael,

and make his memory everlasting!