- A “Moleben for Life” will be celebrated at 7:00 pm, May 7, at Saint Josaphat Cathedral, to coincide with the annual National Week of Life and Family and the annual Alberta March for Life.
This year’s Alberta March for Life takes place on May 10, the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, and include a 10:00 am Pro-Life Divine Liturgy at Saint Joseph Basilica, followed by program and speeches beginning at 12:30 pm at the Alberta Legislature (albertamarchforlife.com).
- 2018 Presbyteral Council meetings:
- May 7 (Pastoral Centre: note special time – 3:30–5:30 pm, followed by 7:00 pm “Moleben for Life” at Saint Josaphat Cathedral)
- October 29
- 2018 Clergy Conferences:
- May 8 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton)
- November 2
- Annual Clergy Retreats:
- June 11-15, 2018, Sanctum Retreat Centre, Caroline; Retreat Master: Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, member of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers, postulator of the cause of canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and editor of A Call to Mercy: hearts to love, hands to serve, Mother Teresa.
- 2018 Annual Clergy Study Days:
- October 29-November 1 (Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton).
- The 2018 National Week of Life and Family is celebrated from May 13-20. The theme for the week is: “Love Encountering the Other.” Material to help celebrate the National Week of Life and family are available on the CCCB website: www.cccb.ca/The materials, prepared by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), include:
- poster which can be freely downloaded and reproduced;
- prayer card, also for downloading and photocopying;
- prayer card for children before meals;
- proposed plan for pastors and lay pastoral workers on how they might organize the Week;
- message from Bishop Lionel Gendron, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops;
- proposals for homily notes and Prayers of the Faithful; and
- suggestions for related events and activities.
- Patriarch Sviatoslav issued (attached):
- Palm Sunday Annual Pastoral Letter to the Youth;
- Holy Thursday Annual Pastoral Letter to Priests; and
- Pastoral Greetings on the occasion of the Feast of the Resurrection.
- The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in Canada issued their annual Pastoral Greeting on the ocassion of the Feast of the Resurrection (attached).
- The Bishop David issued a Pastoral Greeting on the occasion of the Feast of the Resurrection (attached). A video version of the Pastoral Greeting is available on the eparchial website www.eeparchy.com.
Noteworthy articles covering recent events in the life of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alberta, by Jayne Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Eparchy of Edmonton:
His Excellency Bishop David and the entire Chancery staff and volunteers extend to the clergy, religious, monastic, and faithful of the Eparchy of Edmonton a blessed and holy celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.
Христос Воскрес! Воістину Воскрес!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
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