• The Annual “Aid to the Missionary Church in the World” collection is taken up throughout the Eparchy of Edmonton on Pentecost Sunday.     Christ died for our sins on the life-giving wood of the Cross. His message of love, mercy and forgiveness is needed ever more in our broken world. As Christians, we are called to continue Jesus’ mission of spreading the Good News, each according to our ability and means.     Concretely, the Church invites us to collaborate in the mission of the Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, by giving generously to the following international collections: 
    • Peter’s Pence (Pope’s Pastoral Works or Papal Charities),
    • World Mission Fund,
    • Collection for the Holy Land,
    • Catholic Near East Welfare Association, and
    • Aid to the Church in Ukraine.



  • The 9th Annual “Bishop’s Prayer Breakfast” will take place 7:30 – 9:00 am, Wednesday, June 6, at Saint Josaphat’s Cathedral Hall – Verkhovyna (9637 – 108 Avenue), Edmonton.
           The event supports through prayer our clergy, religious, monastics and laity in their leadership roles in continuing the mission of Christ in sharing the Good News among the people of God.
    This year’s theme focuses on building relationships between the Indigenous and Ukrainian peoples.
    Tickets $25.00 per person. $200 for a table of 8 persons. For tickets and more information, contact the Chancery Office at (780) 424-5496; [email protected].
  • Safer Environments Training sessions are scheduled for the month of June at several Edmonton locations:
                   June 5 – Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God;
                   June 10 – Saint Nicholas Parish;
                   June 23 – Saint Josaphat Cathedral; and
                   June 25 – Saint Josaphat Cathedral

           Safer Environments Training is compulsory for:

    • pastors, associate pastors, deacons, sub-deacons, lectors
    • members of the Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Finance Council
    • Parish Volunteer Screening Coordinators
    • all parish employees
    • children’s program and camp facilitators
    • all children’s camp staff and volunteers, including kitchen staff
    • catechists
    • those working in sacramental preparation
    • those who supervise altar servers and/or Children of Mary
    • coordinators and team leaders of pastoral care ministries to hospitals, care centres, nursing homes and private homes
    • youth ministry leaders
    • leaders of any ministry or program serving children or vulnerable persons

           Please note that Safer Environment training is required for all summer camp staff/volunteers and must be completed prior to the beginning of camp. 

  • 2018 Presbyteral Council meetings:
    • October 29 (2:00 pm  – 4:00 pm, Providence Renewal Centre)
  • 2018 Clergy Conferences:
    • November 2 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Providence Renewal Centre)
  • 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 Papal Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has declared that there will be an Extraordinary Missionary Month to be celebrated in October 2019 (and not 2018).
         Two letters by the aforementioned dicastery (3 December 2017, 8 April 2018) which specify different ways in which parishes and eparchies can plan the celebration.
         Preparatory materials for the animation and celebration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month are in the process of being prepared.
    It is hopeful that this ecclesial initiative at both the universal and local Church levels will contribute significantly to a renewal in missionary spirit throughout the country and in the lives of local communities.



Noteworthy articles covering recent events in the life of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alberta:



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