Bishop David’s

2012 Calendar of Events

January 2012

1 – Divine Liturgy, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Mundare

3 – Chancery Staff Christmas Gathering

5 – Divine Liturgy and Great Water-Blessing, Feast of Theophany, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

7 – Great Complines and Divine Liturgy, Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, Saint George Parish, Edmonton

8 – Divine Liturgy and Christmas Kutia Dinner, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

9 – Eparchial Youth Commission meeting

10 – Divine Liturgy and Water-Blessing, Saint Nicholas Catholic Junior High School Academy, Protection of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton

11 – Ukrainian Catholic Council (Centralia) meeting

13-15 – Malanka Celebration 2012, Fairmont, Jasper Park Lodge

16 – Presbyteral Council meeting; Eparchial Finance Council meeting; Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada  Christmas Dinner, Saint Michaels Extended Care

17 – Clergy Conference; Clergy and Religious Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada, Saint Josaphat Cathedral Hall (Verkhovyna)

20 – Divine Liturgy and Appreciation, Friars, Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton

22 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Knox Metropolitan Church, Edmonton

23 – Eparchial Cemeteries Advisory Committee meeting

26 – Parish Pastoral Council representatives meeting, Holy Eucharist Parish, Protection of the Mother of God Parish, and Saint Volodymyr Parish, Edmonton

29 – Divine Liturgy and Praznyk, Saint Basil Parish, Edmonton; Festival of Carols, Saint John Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

31 – Faith Development Day, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Shaw Conference Centre

 

February 2012

25 – Funeral of +Catharina Kravec, Saint Basil Parish, Edmonton

26 – 9:00 am Divine Liturgy, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

27-March 2 – Assembly of Western/Northern Canadian Catholic Bishops, Victoria

 

March 2012

2-3 – Lay Formation Program, Saskatoon

4 – 9:00 am Divine Liturgy, Saint Josaphat Cathedral; Shumka 50th Anniversary Concert, Jubilee Auditorium; Parastas for +Nestor Hlus, Saint Basil Parish, Edmonton

9-10 – 2012 Catholic Conference, Calgary

10 – “Evening with the Bishop” Dinner, Saint Stephen Parish, Calgary

11-12 – National Vocation Directors Conference, Calgary

11 – Divine Liturgy, Saint Stephen Parish, Calgary

13 – CCCB Catechetical Commission teleconference; Edmonton Catholic Schools representatives

15 – CFCW Easter Greeting recording; Eparchial Liturgical Commission meeting

18 – Divine Liturgy, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Mundare

19 – Cemeteries Advisory Committee meeting; Eparchial Finance Council meeting; Eparchial Pastoral Council meeting

20-22 – Canadian Consultation on the draft of the Particular Law of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Winnipeg

23 – “The Signs of the Times” Seminar with Dr. Reginald Bibby, sponsored by Edmonton and District Council of Churches, Covenant Christian Reformed Church, Edmonton

24-27 – Lenten Mission, Saint Basil Parish, Edmonton

28 – Lenten Prayer Service, King’s University College, Edmonton; Ukrainian Catholic Council (Centralia) meeting

31 – Thanksgiving Moleben, Donor Appreciation and Farewell to Rev. Gabriel Haber, osbm, Rector, Basilian House of Studies, Edmonton

 

April 2012

1 – Divine Liturgy and Spring Annual Tea, Saint Basil Parish, Edmonton; Young Adult Lenten Mission, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

3 – Meeting with newly elected Sister Pat Lacey, Provincial Superior, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

4 – Divine Liturgy, Archbishop O’Leary Catholic High School

5 – Holy Thursday, Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Myrhh, Washing of Feet, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

6 – Good Friday, Vespers with Laying out of the Holy Shroud (Plaschanytsia), Saint Josaphat Cathedral; Jerusalem Matins, Saint Nicholas Parish, Edmonton

7 – Holy Saturday, Divine Liturgy, Easter Basket blessings, Transfer of the Holy Shroud (Plaschanytsia), Saint Josaphat Cathedral

8 – Easter Sunday, Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgies (Ukrainian and English), Saint Josaphat Cathedral

9 – Easter Monday, Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

10 – Easter Tuesday, Easter Basket blessing, Saint Kevin Catholic Junior High School; Presentation for Edmonton Catholic Schools principals, Saint Andrew Centre; King’s University College Spring Concert, Winnspear

11-12 – Funeral for +Most Rev. Michael Bzdel, Archbishop of Winnipeg and Metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada, Winnipeg

13 – Good Friday, Vespers with Laying out of the Holy Shroud (Plaschanytsia), Saint George Parish, Edmonton; Divine Liturgy and Reception honouring the elevation of Most Rev. Thomas Collins to the College of Cardinals

15 – Easter Sunday, Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy, Saint George Parish, Edmonton

16 – Administrators meeting, Edmonton Catholic Schools; Cemeteries Advisory Committee meeting; Eparchial Finance Council meeting

17-18 – Enthronement of Most Rev. William Skurla as Metropolitan of Ruthenian Catholics in the United States, Pittsburgh

19-20 – “Taste of Heavens” Gala Banquet and Annual General Meeting, Catholic Missions in Canada, Toronto

21 – Thanksgiving and Parish Closure Divine Liturgy, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Drayton Valley; CFCW Vesna Zabava, Expo Centre

22 – 10th Anniversary Divine Liturgy, Saint Sophia Parish, Sherwood Park

24 – Presbyteral Council meeting; Divine Liturgy, Marian Centre

25 – 17th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Shaw Conference Centre; Clergy Conference; Eparchial Sobor on New Evangelization, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

26 – Eparchial Liturgical Commission meeting; Eparchial Catechetical Commission meeting

27 – Knights of Columbus State Chaplains Inaugural meeting and luncheon, Coast Edmonton East Hotel, Sherwood Park

28 – Eparchy of Edmonton Chapter of Knights of Columbus, 102nd Knights of Columbus Annual State Convention and Banquet, Coast Edmonton East Hotel Sherwood Park

29 – Divine Liturgy, Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish; Easter Dinner, Saint George Parish, Youth Unity Centre

30 – May 4 – Annual Clergy Study Days, Caroline

 

May 2012

April 30 – May 4 – Annual Clergy Study Days, Caroline

4 – 43rd Annual Friars’ Ball, Westin Hotel, Edmonton

5 – 100th Anniversary Plast Banquet and Zabava, Meridian Centre, Edmonton

6 – First Holy Communion and Divine Liturgy, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

7-12 – Presentation, Canon Law Society of America, Eastern Region Conference, Philadelphia

13 – 9:00 am Divine Liturgy, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

14-16 – Meeting of the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in Canada, Winnipeg

16 – Patriarchal Visit Planning Meeting of Bilingual Schools, Edmonton Catholic Schools; Ukrainian Catholic Council (Centralia) meeting

17 – March for Life Divine Liturgy, Saint Joseph Basilica, Edmonton

20 – Divine Liturgy, Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton

21 – Eparchial Youth Commission meeting

22-28 – Meeting of the Permanent Synod of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wroclaw, Poland

28 – Eparchial Finance Council meeting

31 – June 10 – First Pastoral Visit of Patriarch Sviatoslav to the Ukrainian Catholic faithful in Alberta

31 – Arrival of Patriarch Sviatoslav, Calgary

 

June 2012

31 – June 10 – First Pastoral Visit of Patriarch Sviatoslav to the Ukrainian Catholic faithful in Alberta:

1 – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and lunch with Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, clergy and clergy families, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Calgary; Private Dinner with Patriarch Sviatoslav, Parishioners of Assumption of the Mother of God Parish and Saint Stephen Parish, Calgary

2 – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and Banquet, 100th Anniversary of Assumption of the Mother of God Parish, Celebration of a Century of Faith, Calgary

3 – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and Reception, Saint Stephen Parish, Calgary

4-5 – Private tour of Banff; Parks Canada Briefing, Site Visit and Panachyda, World War I Ukrainian Internment Camp, Castle Mountain

6 – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy with Ukrainian Bilingual Students and Teachers from Edmonton and Sherwood Park Catholic Schools, Saint Basil Parish; Luncheon with Patriarch Sviatoslav and Clergy, Clergy Spouses, and Religious, Saint Basil Cultural Centre; Book Launch, “The Holy See and the Holodomor,” by Professor Lubomyr Luciuk, co-sponsored by the League of Ukrainian Canadians – Edmonton Branch, the Eparchy of Edmonton, and the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation, Ukrainian Youth Unity Centre

7 – 3rd Annual Bishops Prayer Breakfast with Special Guest Patriarch Sviatoslav, Saint Basil Cultural Centre; Patriarchal Divine Liturgy honouring contribution of religious in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alberta, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate and Basilian Fathers, Mundare; Patriarchal Visit to Saint Mary Immaculate Hospital and Basilian Museum, Mundare

8 – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Assumption of the Mother of God Parish, Star-Peno, First Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada; Patriarchal Tour of Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village; Supper and Question and Answer with Patriarch Sviatoslav and Youth and Young Adults, Saint Josaphat Cathedral Hall (Verkhovyna); Moleben honouring the role of lay organizations in the Church, Saint George Parish, Edmonton

9 – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and Banquet, Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Appointment of Bishop-Martyr Nykyta Budka as First Ukrainian Catholic Bishop in Canada, Saint Basil Parish and Cultural Centre

10 – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Saint Josaphat Cathedral and Parish Hall (Verkhovyna)

10-19 – Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies 25th Anniversary Alaskan Cruise and Fundraiser

19 – Saint Michael’s Health Group, Annual General Meeting, Edmonton

20 – Divine Liturgy and Installation of Officers, Knights of Columbus, Father Dydyk Council, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

21 – Divine Liturgy and Banquet, Grade 6 Ukrainian Bilingual Students Farewell, Saint Matthew Catholic Elementary School, Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish, Edmonton

24 – Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Annual Vidpust-Pilgrimage, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Mundare

25 – Parish Pastoral Council meeting, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

26 – Administrators meeting, Elk Island Catholic Schools; Sod Turning Ceremony, Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta, Edmonton

27 – Ukrainian Catholic Council (Centralia) meeting; Annual General Meeting, Bishop Budka Charitable Society, Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre, Edmonton

28 – Meeting with Bishop Ilarion, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, Eparchy of Western Canada

30 – Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy and 50th and 25th Anniversary of Religious Life, respectively, Sr. Laura Prokop, ssmi, Sr. Yvonne Kabay, Assumption of the Mother of God Parish, Calgary

 

July 2012

1 – 9:00 am Divine Liturgy, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

4 – Saint Josaphat Cathedral Children’s Summer Camp visit

5 – Saint Basil Parish Children’s Summer Camp visit, Pigeon Lake

7 – Baptism of Hryhorii Nakonechny, Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton; Pysanka Festival, Vegreville

8 – Divine Liturgy, Holy Trinity Parish, Vegreville

10 – Ascension of Our Lord Parish, New Kiev, Children’s Summer Camp visit

19 – Fundraiser Dinner, Calgary Evening with the Bishop

22 – Divine Liturgy, Camp Oselia Children’s Summer Camp

26 – Eparchial Liturgical Commission; Eparchial Catechetical Commission

29 – Divine Liturgy, Saint Nicholas Parish, Edmonton

30 – Fundraiser Golf, Bishop’s Annual Appeal

 

August 2012

1 – Divine Liturgy, Camp Oselia Summer Teen Camp

4 – 100th Birthday of Sr. Noeilia Charandiuk, ssmi, Mundare

5-9 – 2012 Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention, Anaheim, California

10 – Divine Liturgy, Eparchial Acolyte Camp, Camp Saint Basil

12 – Ukrainian Day, Divine Liturgy, 100th Anniversary of Saint Nicholas Parish, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village; 92nd Catholic Women’s League National Convention, Divine Liturgy, Saint Joseph Basilica, Edmonton

15 – Divine Liturgy, Youth Unity 2012 Pilgrims, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

16-19 – 2012 Youth Unity, Pinawa, Manitoba

20 – Funeral of Rev. Petro Kachur, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

20-24 – Annual Clergy Retreat, Sanctum Retreat Centre, Caroline

26 – Divine Liturgy and Picnic, Saint Nicholas Parish, Carvel; Divine Liturgy and Banquet, 50th Wedding Anniversary of Maria and Lubomyr Pastuszenko, Saint Michael’s Extended Care

27 – Eparchial Finance Council

30 – Opening School Liturgy, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Winspear

31 – Opening School Liturgy, Elk Island Catholic Schools, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Sherwood Park

 

September 2012

2 – Divine Liturgy, Saint Sophia Parish, Sherwood Park

3 – Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Gregory Bittman, Auxiliary, Archdiocese of Edmonton

5- Episcopal Commission for Catechesis meeting, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

7-17 – Annual Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Winnipeg

17 – Eparchial Cemeteries Advisory Committee meeting; Eparchial Finance Council meeting

18 – Episcopal Commission for Catechesis meeting, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

19-22 – Visit of Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, Apostolic Exarchate in Great Britain

20 – Eparchial Liturgical Commission meeting; Kyiv Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

21 – Parliament of the World’s Religions, Proclamation of the City of Edmonton as Partner City, City Hall; Saint Martin Catholic Elementary School visit

22-28 – Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Annual Plenary meeting, Sainte-Adele, Quebec

28 – 60th Museum Anniversary, Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, Saint Josaphat’s Cathedral

29 – Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy and Parish Closure, Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, Spas-Moskalyk

30 – 35th Anniversary, Divine Liturgy and Banquet, Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish, Edmonton

 

October 2012

1 – Read In 2012, Saint Clement Catholic Elementary/Junior High School, Edmonton; Presbyteral Council meeting

2 – Clergy Conference

3 – School Year Opening Divine Liturgy, Edmonton and Sherwood Park Ukrainian Catholic Bilingual Schools, Saint Josaphat Cathedral; Ukrainian Catholic Council (Centralia) meeting; Presentation on Catholic Education, Edmonton Catholic Schools “Parents Engaged in Christ-Centred Learning for Today and Tomorrow”

4 – Grand Opening of Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School, Sherwood Park; Eparchial Catechetical Commission meeting

4-5 – Symposium honouring Drs. Peter and Doris Kule, “Taking the Gown to the Town:  Recent Scholarship in the Arts and Humanities,” commemorating the 120th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada and the Centennial of the Appointment of Bishop-Martyr Nykyta Budka as the First Ukrainian Catholic Bishop in Canada, University of Alberta

7 – 25th Building Anniversary, Divine Liturgy and Banquet, Protection of the Mother of God Parish, Camrose

9 – Friars’ Fundraising Dinner

10 – Red Mass 2012, Saint Thomas More Lawyers Guild, Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

13 – Convocation Divine Liturgy and Ceremony, Newman Theological College

14 – Bishop’s Annual Name’s Day Tea, Saint Josaphat’s Cathedral Hall Verkhovyna; Annual Hetman Awards, Youth Unity Centre

15 – Eparchial Cemeteries Advisory Committee meeting; Friars’ Fundraising Dinner

16-17 – Catholic Health of Alberta Members and Directors Annual General Meeting; Covenant Health Board Assembly and Banquet; Covenant Health Annual Community Meeting, Edmonton

18 – Eparchial Liturgical Commission meeting

20 – 13th Bi-Annual Conference, Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, Saint Nicholas Parish, Edmonton; Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fundraising Dinner

21 – Divine Liturgy, Holy Eucharist Parish, Edmonton

21-23 – Annual Convention, Canadian Canon Law Society, Winnipeg

24-26 – Leadership Academy, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Reclaiming Time for 21st Century Catholic Leaders, Jasper

27 – Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fundraising Dinner

28 – Divine Liturgy and Praznyk, Saint Stephen Parish, Calgary

29 – Eparchial Catechetical Commission meeting

30 – Presentation on Sacraments, Saint Joseph College, University of Alberta

 

November 2012

1 – Blue Angel Fundraising Dinner, Saint Michael’s Health Group, Edmonton

2 – Clergy Personnel Committee

3 – Divine Liturgy and Praznyk, Saint Michael’s Long Term Care

4 – 75th Anniversary, Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Descent of the Holy Spirit Parish, Darling

6 – Episcopal Catechetical Commission meeting, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

9 – Saint Catherine Catholic Elementary/Junior High School visit

10 – 80th Anniversary Gala, Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, Edmonton

11 – Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Saint Volodymyr Parish, Red Deer

12-14 – Holy Spirit Seminary, Ottawa, Pastoral Visit

12 – Ordination of Cyril Kennedy to the Order of Reader, Holy Spirit Seminary, Ottawa

13 – Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute, Ottawa

16 – Western Diocesan and Eparchial Coordinators of Ecumenism, Conference, “The Light of the East:  A Reflection on ‘Orientale lumen,” Providence Centre; Divine Liturgy, Saint George Parish, Edmonton; 55th Annual Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association Convention, Edmonton

17 – Funeral of Roseanne Kobylko, Protection of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton

18 – Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Saint Olga Parish, Vermilion

19 – Presbyteral Council meeting

20 – Clergy Conference

21 – 100th Anniversary Gala, Archdiocese of Edmonton, Edmonton

22 – Knights of Columbus “Padre Night,” Saint Basil’s Parish Cultural Centre

23 – Visit of Bishop Greschuk Catholic Elementary School to Saint Josaphat Cathedral

24 – Annual Ukrainian Holodomor/Famine Commemoration, Edmonton City Hall

25- Divine Liturgy and Praznyk, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

26 – Eparchial Cemeteries Advisory Committee meeting; Eparchial Catechetical Commission meeting; Eparchial Youth Commission meeting

27 – Parish Pastoral Councils meeting, Holy Eucharist Parish, Protection of the Mother of God Parish

29 – Eparchial Liturgical Commission meeting

30 – Ukrainian Holodomor/Famine and Aboriginal Residential Schools Commemoration, Saint Matthew Catholic Elementary School, Ben Calf Robe Catholic Elementary/Junior High School

 

December 2012

1-2 – Nativity Fast Day of Reflection, Divine Liturgy, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Lethbridge

3 – Unveiling of Official Portrait of Premier Ed Stelmach, Legislature of Alberta

4-5 – Alberta and Northwest Territories Catholic Bishops meeting, Edmonton

6 – 3rd Annual Bishops Appeal Dinner, Chateau Louis Conference Centre, Edmonton

7 – Divine Liturgy, Ukrainian Bilingual Students, Austin O’Brien Catholic High School, Saint Nicholas Parish, Edmonton

9 – Divine Liturgy and Praznyk, Saint Nicholas Parish, Edmonton

10 – Edmonton Catholic Schools Superintendent and Trustees

11 – Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute Fundraiser Dinner, Chateau Louis Hotel, Edmonton

12 – Stephen Carattini, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities and Catholic Social Services; Grade 6 “Sviat Vechir,” Saint Martin Catholic Elementary School, Saint Basil Parish Cultural Centre

14 – Divine Liturgy and Christmas Concert, Saint Martin Catholic Elementary School, Saint Basil Parish Cultural Centre

15 – Saint Nicholas Concert, Saint George Parish, Edmonton, Youth Unity Centre; Edmonton Granite Memorial Christmas Appreciation Dinner

16 – 100th Anniversary Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Saint Nicholas Parish, Buchach

17 – Eparchial Finance Council meeting

18 – Saint Michael’s Health Group Christmas Appreciation Dinner

19 – Funeral of Rev. Vincent Pryhidko, osbm, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Mundare; Saint Matthew Catholic Elementary School Christmas Concert

23 – Divine Liturgy, Protection of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton

24 – Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, 7:30 pm (English) and 10:00 pm (Ukrainian) Great Complines and Divine Liturgy, Saint Josaphat Cathedral

25 – Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, Divine Liturgy, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Mundare

26 – Synaxis of the Mother of God, Divine Liturgy, Holy Trinity Parish, Vegreville

27 – Feast of the Proto-martyr Stephen, Divine Liturgy and Dinner, Clergy, Clergy Families, Monastics and Religious, Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton

28 – Eparchial Liturgical Commission meeting

30 – Divine Liturgy, Saint Sophia Parish, Sherwood Park

31 – Year-end Thanksgiving Moleben, Saint Josaphat Cathedral