• During the month of September, the Eparchy of Edmonton conducts its annual Vocations and Seminary Collection.       “It takes a whole village to raise a child.”  It likewise takes the support of the whole Church to form a deacon, priest, religious, monastic and lay member for ministry in the Church. It also takes our support to offer on-going education and formation for those already in sacred orders or involved in lay ministry.       The faithful can acknowledge the role they play in nurturing vocations by offering their financial support to help defray such expenses as formation programs, retreats, conferences, seminars, tuition, books, and room and board.       The collection supports Holy Spirit Seminary, Edmonton; the Basilian House of Studies, Edmonton; the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate Novitiate, Winnipeg; Clergy Study Days; and the Eparchial Diaconal and Lay Ministry Formation Programs;

           The collection also assists the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Toronto, which serves the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada by providing academic and spiritual formation for our future Church leaders.

           Studying at Holy Spirit Seminary this year are:  

    • Subdeacon Cyril Kennedy (Doctoral Studies in Sacred Scripture, Catholic University, Washington, DC);
    • Roman Kobyletskyy (Theology Studies, Saint Paul University, Ottawa);
    • Julian Savaryn (Theology Studies, Newman Theological College, Edmonton)
    • Orion Wiebe (Philosophy/Theology Studies, Newman Theological College, Edmonton)

           The suggested donation amount is $25.00 per family.

           Thank you for your generosity!   May God bless you and your families!


  • The annual Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church will take place from September 2-11 in Lviv (Briukhovychi). This year’s theme is “The Word of God and Catechesis,which builds upon Vision 2020 and the Vibrant Parish Spiritual Renewal Program. Please pray for our bishops that the Holy Spirit may grant them wisdom and guide and bless their episcopal pastoral ministry, at service to the Church and for God’s greater glory.

  • The 75th Annual Plenary Meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops will take place from September 24-28 in Cornwall, Ontario. Please pray for our bishops that the Holy Spirit may grant them wisdom and guide and bless their episcopal pastoral ministry, at service to the Church and for God’s greater glory.

  • The 85th International Holodomor Memorial Day will take place on November 24. For 85 days prior to the Holodomor Memorial Day, Ukrainian communities around the world will participate in an international action:  “Light a Candle in Remembrance!”, organized by the Ukrainian World Congress, Beginning September 1st, the first candle will be lit in a Ukrainian city, and everyday in a different part of the world a candle lighting ceremony will take place.Light a Candle in Remembrance! will take place in Alberta at 7:00 pm, September 21, Saint Josaphat Cathedral, where a Panachyda will be celebrated, during which the names of 85 Holodomor victims will be read.  The event is sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council.The annual Holodomor Commemoration will take place as usual at 12:30 pm, November 24, at City Hall, City of Edmonton.

  • All are invited to the official Opening and Blessing of Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary with the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada on Saturday, October 13. Divine Liturgy will be at 10:00 am followed by a small reception. All are invited.

           Seminary location: 12909 113 Avenue NW, Edmonton.

           Please RSVP to 587-460-6031 before October.

           Contact information for Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary:

           Address: 12909 113 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB  T5M 2W8

           Phone: 587-460-6031

           Email (office): [email protected]

    Email (rector): [email protected]

           Website: holyspiritseminary.org

  • 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)

  • 2018 Annual Clergy Study Days:
    • October 29-November 1 (Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton).
      (Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton). The 2018 Synod of Bishops has chosen for its main theme, “The Word of God and Catechesis.” Building upon this, Rev. Stephen Wojcichowsky will lead this year’s Clergy Study Days:   “Delving More Deeply into Christ Our Pascha:  the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.”


  • Pope Francis appointed His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada, as his special envoy for celebrations marking the beginnings of what is today the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface and 200 years of evangelization in the West and North of Canada. 

           As part of the 200th anniversary, Cardinal Lacroix, presided the Eucharist and delivered the homily at the Saint Boniface Cathedral, in Manitoba, on July 15, 2018 (ENG)

      At the end of the Eucharistic celebration, his Eminence also delivered a Message, sharing the thoughts and closeness of Pope Francis (ENG).

  • His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav was the Keynote Speaker at the State Dinner of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Baltimore, MD. A copy of Keynote Address is attached (English and Ukrainian).
  • Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned Letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such “atrocities”. The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published as Statement in response to the Pennsylvania Abuse Report.
  • The Alberta-NWT Catholic Bishops issued a Pastoral Message regarding the Pennsylvania Abuse Report. We continue pray for the victims of sexual abuse and their families. And we continue to strive ever more so for Safer Environments in our parishes and communities.



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