Report Conducted between 2015 and 2019.

In 2012, together as laity, religious, monastics and clergy we embarked upon an ambitious 25 Year Pastoral Plan of spiritual renewal within the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alberta:

“Evangelization: A New Springtime – Encountering the Person of Christ; A Call to Action for Parish Renewal”. As we find ways to implement our Pastoral Plan, we now direct our attention to our youth and young families. In response to Pope Francis’ invitation to invest in youth, in 2015 a newly established Youth Evangelization Fund began investing up to $100,000 in youth and young family initiatives across the Eparchy of Edmonton each year for the next 10 years, totaling $1,000,000!  Investing in Our Future Today. Our young people are worth it!

 

Now halfway through the project, ninety-three grants have been approved and $313,709.23 has been paid out for youth-targeted projects since 2015.

Nineteen parishes/parish districts have successfully applied for grant funding and four parishes/parish districts have not yet applied for funding through this grant.

 

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Calgary ($3,300): Pilgrimage to St. Peter and Paul

Vidpust (2015 – $1,000; 2016 – $400), Acolytes Program (2019 – $1,000), Children’s Retreats (2019 – $900)

Vermillion & Lloydminster District ($5,400): Sunday School (2016 – $1,000), “Technovangelist”

(2018 – $3,200), Movie Night Equipment (2018 – $1,200), Youth: Cantoring into the Future (with St. Paul District 2019 – $10,500)

St. Sophia – Sherwood Park ($10,750): Youth Retreat (2018 – $750), Sunday School Room (2019 – $10,000)

St. Stephen Protomartyr – Calgary ($7,420): Summer Bible Day Camp (2015 – $1,250),

Programming for Young Families (2015 – $900), Outfitting Parish with Baby/Child Equipment

(2015 – $2,000), Update Church Cry Room & Enhance Sunday School Equipment (2015 – $770), Strategy and Support for Parish Youth Programming (2016 – $1,000), Festival of the Mother of God (2017 – $1,500)

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God – Edmonton ($18,000): Youth Coordinator Position

(2015 – $11,000), WCACYM Conference and Technology (2016 – $2,500), Little Friends of Jesus

Professional Development & Program Enhancement (2016 – $1,000), Family Room (2016 – $3,500)

Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Edmonton ($4,859.36): Summer Camp (2015 – $2,359.36),

Summer Catechetical and Leadership Day Camp Workshop (2016 – $1,500; 2017 – $1,000)

Holy Eucharist – Edmonton ($25,500): Youth Coordinator Position (2016 – $10,500; 2017 – $5,000; 2018 – $5,000; 2019 – $5,000)

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Edmonton ($15,500): Youth Coordinator Position (with Holy Eucharist 2016 – $10,500; 2017 – $5,000)

St. Basil the Great – Edmonton ($9,000): Young Adults Group (2015 – $2,000), Multipurpose

Board Room and Youth Gathering Space (2019 – $7,000)

St. George – Edmonton ($9,500): Catechism in Ridna Skola (2016 – $2,500), Young Adult Group

(2016 – $1,500), Youth Coordinator Position (2017 – $4,000), Ridna Skola Catechism Books (2017 – $1,500)

St. Josaphat Cathedral – Edmonton ($38,250): Summer Bible Day Camp (2015 – $4,000),

Ukrainian Catholic Youth Program (2015 – $3,050), Ukrainian Choir and Catechetical Program

(2015 – $3,200), Sunday School (2015 – $1,500), Summer Camp (2016 – $2,000; 2017 – $750),

Mom’s Group (2016 – $2,000), ALPHA (2016 – $1,500), Children’s Catechesis (2016 – $6,000),

Ukrainian Catholic Youth (2016 – $2,000), Adult Faith Formation (2016 – $1,000), Children’s

Choir (2017 – $1,500), Children’s Catechesis and Sunday School (2017 – $1,000), Adult

Catechesis (2017 – $500), Shroud (2018 – $5,000), Bible Study for Young Adults (2019 – $750), St Josaphat Book Reading Club (2019 – $2,500)

St. Nicholas – Edmonton ($48,520): Youth Coordinator Position (2015 – $22,000; 2017

$10,608; 2018 – $9,282; 2019 – $6,630)

St. Vladimir – Edmonton ($4,300): Sunday School (2016 – $1,000), Edmonton Youth Pilgrimage

(2017 – $1,000); Pilgrimage to Calgary (2018 – $1,200); Games Night (2019 – $1,100)

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God – Grand Prairie District ($13,900): Professional Development and Leadership Training (2016 – $1,500), New Sunday School Set-Up & Youth and Young Adult Media Center (2016 – $8,300), Children’s Playroom and Parents Room (2016 – $4,100)

St. Vladimir – Red Deer ($7,600): Road to Emmaus – Encountering Christ (2015 – $1,250), Serving Christ as Altar Boys (2015 – $325), Catechetical Summer Camp (2016 – $1,000), Laptop for Programming and Internet Setup (2019 – $625), Choral Workshops, Children’s Day Camp (Lent/Advent), and Catechetical Books (2019 – $4,400)

Holy Trinity – Vegreville and St. John the Baptist – Borshchiw ($14,612.50): Children of Light Catechism Program (2015 – $1,550), Holy Trinity Library (2015 – $3,000), Youth Group Choir and Catechism Program (2017 – $5,750), Youth Group – Trinity Voices (2019 – $4,312.50)

St. Paul District ($15,100): Youth: Cantoring into the Future (2019 – $10,500), Change Tables

(2019 – $600), Youth Corner (2019 – $4,000)

Redwater District ($500): St. Mary in Waugh Praznik Picnic Party (2019 – $500)

Smoky Lake District ($5,300): New Kiew Children’s Camp (2015 – $1,000; 2016 – $1,000; 2018 – $1,000; 2019 – $500), New Kiew – Youth Programming (2017 – $1,000), New Kiev Resource Library (2018 – $500; 2019 – $300)

Edmonton Eparchy ($71,897.37): World Family Day (2015 – $3,497.37), Canadian Catholic

Youth Ministry Network – Conference (2016 – $4,800), World Youth Day Trainee (2016 – $8,400), Acolyte Camp (2016 – $2,500), Table for Two (2016 – $3,000), Eparchial Youth Ministry

Assistant (2017 – $3,000), Parents Group (2017 – $1,500), “God With Us” Digitization (2017 – $20,000), Catechetical Portal – Interactive programs Eng/Ukr (2017 – $15,000), Camp Oselia Archery Equipment (2018 – $4,000), Youth Ministry Leader Conference (2018 – $3,000), Mt.

Tabor Pilgrimage (2018 – $2,500), Woven – Teen Girls Retreat (2019 – $700)

 

We hope to inspire future projects and initiatives so that we may better serve our young people in our parishes! 

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