St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Red Deer celebrated Easter Sunday with record numbers in attendance this year. Over 800 new Ukrainians have settled in Red Deer over the past year and many of these individuals and families have found their new spiritual home at St. Vladimir. The children were overjoyed to be involved in the early morning procession around the church; to hold candles during the Gospel; and to bless Easter baskets outside with nearly 300 people around the church following the 2.5-hour service. It was truly an emotional and blessed celebration for all in attendance.
Photo credit : Andrii Turianskyi