St. Josaphat’s Alpha Event


alphaSt. Josaphat’s Alpha Event starting this
Wednesday at 6PM with a dinner, talk & conversation.

First, we eat!
Then listen to an engaging topic
Finally, engage in conversation with your questions

Contact Fr. Michael (780-422-3181 | to let him know you are coming. Or for more information click here.


Meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches

The annual meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches in Europe is taking place this year at Fatima (Portugal), 20-23 October at the invitation of the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Manuel Clemente, President of the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference.

In this meeting-pilgrimage at the Marian Shrine of Fatima, which in 2017 is celebrating the centenary of the apparitions, the bishops representing 15 Catholic Eastern Rite Churches in Continue reading


Diversity is not a danger, but a treasure for the whole Church, European Eastern Rite Catholic bishops

With a heartfelt appeal to the international community for an end to the conflict in Ukraine and a reminder about persecuted Christians especially in the Middle East, the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Manuel Clemente, opened the meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches in Europe, which took place in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The bishops will be attending a Conference of European Eastern Rite Bishops in Fatima, Portugal, October 20-23, 2016.

In the Rua dos Jerónimos parish church hall, in the presence of a large delegation of bishops from Ukraine, led by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Patriarch Clemente recalled the forgotten conflict in the Donetsk region, inviting the international community to “take this conflict seriously” so that “private interests do not gain the upper hand over the good of Continue reading

Yearly Borsch and Bun Event

borschtOn Sunday Nov 6th after each Divine Liturgy

The UCWLC ladies of St. Josaphat’s parish will be offering their delicious borsch and bun event after each Divine Liturgy. Also for sale will be containers for take-out.

This will take place in the church basement (depending upon completion) otherwise in the parish hall.

Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk


Bishop Peter Stasiuk, C.Ss.R.Bishop Peter Stasiuk
Chairman of the Synodal Catechetical Commission

When I personally think of the word “catechism” I immediately associate it with a Sister asking me prepared questions about God. Many of us have probably gone through this routine because, until the last 30–40 years, not much has changed in our church with regards to the teaching of catechism since the days of St. Josaphat and he lived 500 years ago. Continue reading

“In all thinks give thanks.” – 1 Thess 5:18

“If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted, but we should stop and be thankful each and every day.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Practicing gratitude is a very powerful took to shift your attention from the things you don’t have to the things you do have and this alone will make you feel better.” – Noelia Aanulds Continue reading

Apostle James – Son of Alphaeus

Holy Apostle James, Son of AlpheusAccording to tradition, James, the son of Alphaeus, is the brother of the apostle and Evangelist Matthew (Levi, son of Alphaeus). He may have also been a taxcollector by profession, like his brother Matthew.

Called by Jesus to be one of the Twelve, James was given “authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness” (Mt 10:1), and sent forth to preach the kingdom of God. James proclaimed the Good News in Judea, in the region of Eleutheropolis, a Roman city 54 km southwest of Jerusalem; then in the region of Gaza, along the Mediterranean coast; and finally, in Egypt.

He was arrested in the Egyptian town of Ostracine, close to the border with Palestine. Following Christ to the end, he was beaten with clubs and then hanged on a cross, where he gave up his soul to God.