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Preservation Fund

All donations to this fund are designed for our 5 year Cathedral Restoration Project. St. Josaphat Cathedral is currently designated as a Heritage Site on both provincial and municipal levels. A total of $500,000 dollars has been designated by the City of Edmonton (matching funds) for restoration work on the Cathedral in the next five years.

Drs. Peter and Doris Kule

Drs. Peter and Doris Kule

OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION AND SINCEREST GRATITUDE to long time parishioners, Peter and Doris Kule, for their extremely generous and immediate donation of $50,000.00 to the Preservation Fund for our 5-Year Restoration Project, with a pledge of $50,000.00 every year, for a total donation of $250,000.00! In response to this remarkable gift of love, are there 100 families in our parish willing to donate $500.00 dollars each to match in total Peter and Doris Kule’s donation of $50,000 for 2015?

† Sister Theodosia - March 13, 1947 – April 14, 2015.

† Sr. Theodosia – March 13, 1947 – April 14, 2015

Sister was born of Fred and Pearl Papirnik on March 13, 1947 in Edmonton, Alberta. She received an education from the University of Alberta, then worked in administration there. She entered religious life to the Ukrainian Sisters of St. Joseph in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in October 1983. She professed her first vows in June 1985 and was immediately appointed Provincial Secretary of the Community as well as Administrator of St. Joseph’s Home in Saskatoon. In 1989, she received her Certificate of Health Care Administration through the University of Saskatchewan. At St. Joseph’s Home she cared and served God’s people until the end of her earthly life.
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Sister Theodosia March 13, 1947 – April 14, 2015.Eternal Remembrance
† Sr. Theodosia
March 13, 1947 – April 14, 2015

With heavy hearts, the Ukrainian Sisters of St. Joseph of Saskatoon share the sad news of the passing of their beloved Sister in Christ, Sister Theodosia, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Funeral Services will commence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 with Private Prayers in the Chapel of St. Joseph’s Home. Monastic Parastas will follow at 6:00 p.m. in The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George (214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon) followed by night long reading of the Psalms in the Shrine to the Venerable Nun Martyrs Olympia and Laurentia (215 Avenue M South).

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George (214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon).

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. Josaphat (10825-97 Street, Edmonton).

Interment will follow at Saint Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of Sister’s missions on earth, donations may be made to ‘Our Girls’ – orphans in Ukraine (Sisters of St. Joseph) or to the construction of the Ukrainian Catholic Sobor of the Holy Resurrection in Kyiv, Ukraine. May God grant His faithful servant, our beloved Sister Theodosia, peaceful repose among the Saints.

Christ Is Risen! – Indeed He Is Risen!


April 19, 2015

TODAY, April 19th, at the 9:30 am Liturgy. Eleven children made their Solemn and Holy Communion after their Solemn Confession and renewing their baptismal vows on Saturday:

Congratulations and God Bless!

  • Eve Sofia Andrusiak
  • Luca Marko Baluchynskyy
  • Tessa Rowan Eve Clark
  • Senna Marissa Gatzke
  • Summer Nicole Gatzke
  • Abigail Hope Karbonik
  • Maxim Volodymyr Kowalchyk
  • Victoria Natalie Kowalchyk
  • Zoryana Marie Kowalchyk
  • Avriella Katherine Sousa
  • Sonia Karolina Wojnowskyj

We extend our best wishes to the children, their parents, family and friends! Many Happy Years! Mnohaya Lita!!!

SINCERE THANKS to our catechists, Lydia Doschak and Andrea Leader, for their hard work and dedication in preparing our children for their first Confession and Solemn Communion.

May God bless!

Thomas Sunday

Thomas Sunday the 2nd Sunday of Holy PaschaIn the Eastern Church, the Sunday after Easter is known as “Antipascha,” which means “the Sunday facing Easter,” in other words similar to a mirror, this Sunday reflects the light of Easter. This is the light that we felt on Easter Night and all of us who came to came to services this past week have also seen and experienced that light, the light of Bright Week.

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Christ, Risen from the Dead – Is Present in Our Midst

The Central Line in Church

The most important line in every Byzantine Church is the central line, which begins at the main doors of the church in the narthex, runs down the main aisle of the nave, and ends at the holy table in the sanctuary. Upon this central line every service in our church takes place. This is the line that leads the faithful to the holy table or altar – because the altar is the very throne of God here on earth, an icon of God’s Throne in heaven itself. This line is most important path in our life. Continue reading

Prayer Intentions: Apr. 12 – Apr. 19


  • 5 PM (Sat) – Divine Liturgy; for repose of †Walter Shupenia
  • 9:30 AM – Divine Liturgy (Eng); for repose †Vera Bociurkiw
  • 11 AM – Divine Liturgy (Choir, Bilingual), for all parishioners; followed by Easter Brunch (Sviachene) at the parish hall (Verkhovyna)


  • 8 AM – Liturgy for the health and intentions of Stephania Broda (UCWLC)


  • 8 AM – For †John and †Mary Berezanski

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