The people of Ukraine need your help. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine, millions of the country’s inhabitants are in dire straits. Constant bombardment, frigid temperatures, fluctuating power, lack of food, shelter, and other basic necessities. As part of your Lenten sacrifice, kindly consider making a donation towards providing emergency services and humanitarian and pastoral support to Ukrainians by offering care, medical supplies, food, clothing, and shelter to displaced persons, the elderly, and the sick, as well as educational programs and support to local priests. For example, for only $25, an emergency food package can provide much-needed relief. $100 can buy four packages. Each package will feed 2 persons for 1 week.

   Donations may be made through your local parish, the Eparchy of Edmonton, or directly to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association – Canada (

   For information on how your donation is making a difference, see Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s 2022 Campaign Report: Ukraine Emergency Relief.

   May God bless you and your family for your generosity.

Photos from Sister Olexia, who works with Bishop Vasyl in Kharkiv. The food packages are being distributed to residents in the suburbs of Kharkiv.