Chipman parish celebrates 100th anniversary

A Church Became a Burning Priority

Chipman Parish celebrates 100th Anniversary of a “precious faith”

By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton

I remember our church as a place where, among familiar faces and the rituals of the Liturgy, I felt a sense of peace, comfort, security, well-being and belonging….
Irvin Krezanowski

It was Sunday, August 28th, 2016, still summertime, but the wind was nasty. Grey sheets of moisture chased each other around the sky. But the rain clouds and cold did not dampen the celebratory mood of Chipman’s Ukrainian Catholic Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish community marking the 100th anniversary of its parish and historic church, commonly referred to as St. Mary’s. Continue reading

The New Saint of Mercy

Mother TeresaOn September 4, Pope Francis plans to canonize Mother Teresa, whose life sent the world a single, urgent message: that love and caring are the most important things in life.

Perhaps we can best understand why she is worthy of veneration and imitation by reflecting on some of her own words:

“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference toward one’s neighbor who lives at the roadside, assaulted by exploitation, corruption, poverty and disease.

“Those who are a burden to society, who have lost all hope and faith in life, who have forgotten how to smile and no longer know what it means to receive a little human warmth, a gesture of love and friendship—they turn to us to receive a little bit of comfort. If we turn our backs on them, we turn our backs on Christ.

“Our love and our joy in serving must be in proportion to the degree to which our task is repugnant.”

Our prayer today:
Mother Teresa, Saint of Mercy, pray for us that we may truly see the image of God in the spiritually most deprived and disfigured of our brothers and sisters.

SJUCC Portrait Directory


Professional photographs will be conveniently taken at the Cathedral:

  • Weekdays, September 27, 28, 29, 30 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm;
  • Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Our pictorial directory will be in full-colour. Everyone who participates in this program will receive a free pictorial directory and a free portrait! Parishioners will also have the opportunity of purchasing additional portraits if they wish.

To book an appointment on a particular day
please contact the assigned person:

Tuesday, Sept 27 Janice 780-470-0648
Wed. Sept 28 Trish 780-458-2885
Thursday, Sept 29 Irene 780-488-2356
Friday, Sept 30 Carol 780-476-5834
Saturday, Oct 1 Tetyana 780-266-1342

PYROHY SUPPER – September 2nd

Fr. Peter serving at the Pyrohy SupperFriday, September 2nd
4:30pm to 7:00pm

St. Josaphat’s Parish Hall

Adults:  $15.00  |  Children 6 – 10:   $7.00
Children 5 and under: Free!

Meal includes:
Pyrohy, Fish, Lazy Cabbage Rolls, Garlic Sausage, Caesar Salad, Pickles, Dessert, Coffee, Tea & Juice.


Bishop Richard Seminack Funeral Panakhyda

Bishop Richard Seminack Funeral Panakhyda at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA on August 26, 2016.

Video by Teresa Siwak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

ETERNAL MEMORY – Bishop Richard Seminack March 3, 1942 – August 16, 2016

Bishop Richard SeminackBishop Richard Seminack was the fourth Bishop of the Eparchy of Chicago, reposed in the Lord on August 16 at the age of 74 years old after a protracted battle with cancer.

Richard Seminack was Continue reading