Announcements

THANK YOU! – Our sincerest thanks to the St. Josaphat UCWLC Branch for hosting the Borsch and Bun lunch and fellowship last Sunday. God bless you!

NICHOLAS SUNDAYTODAY! We welcome all families at the 9:30 am Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am! Please join us for breakfast in the parish hall (Verkhovyna) and the appearance of a special guest – St. Nicholas the Wonderworker!

A SECOND COLLECTION  – will be taken up today to help offset the costs associated with our St. Nicholas Event for our children. Please help us make this a special day for them!

CHRISTMAS-THEOPHANY SCHEDULES – are ready for pick-up at all entrances to the church (in English and Ukrainian).

NO COFFEE SOCIAL – SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH. We will host a coffee social next Sunday, December 17th.

PYROHY WORKBEEMonday, Dec. 11, 2017. Please! Please! Please come and help! We begin at 8 am in the parish hall.

TUES. BIBLE STUDY – “THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW.” Tuesday, December 12th will be the last session for 2017.

WED. BIBLE STUDY – “THE OLD TESTAMENT TIMELINE.” – We are taking a break for the month of December; and will resume on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

WED. DEC 13: ANNUAL MEMORIAL LITURGY – The Father Dydyk Council #7511 Annual Memorial Liturgy in honour of those fallen, clergy, Sister Servants, Sir and Brother Knights, spouses and faithful members of our Cathedral family will take place Wednesday, December 13th, at 6 PM. Seasonal fellowship gathering to follow in the Verkhovyna Hall. All are welcome!

SAT. DEC. 16: DECORATION OF CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS – will take place on Saturday, December 16, from 9 AM. If you are able to help, please notify the parish office at 780-422-3181 or email josaphat@telus.net

SUN. DEC. 17: SAINT NICHOLAS FUNDRAISERSt. John’s Children Project is organizing a family fun event to collect 80 sets of pajamas for children from Zaluchchya Orphanage in Ukraine. Event entry – one pair of new pajama per child attending. Adults – no charge. Join us on December 17, 2017 from 2 till 5 pm at St. John’s Institute (11024 82Ave. Edmonton AB). Light snacks provided (fasting/non-fasting).

SUN. DEC. 17: “ADVENT WITH AXIOS” CONCERT – Sunday, December 17th, 7:00 pm, at St. Josaphat Cathedral, 10825 97th Street. An evening of Sacred Choral Music from the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Traditions to prepare for the coming Nativity of Jesus Christ. For this concert, the Axios Men’s Ensemble of Edmonton will be led by guest conductor, Maestro Michael Zaugg and will also feature select choristers from the renown Boyan Ensemble of Kyiv. This is a concert event that you do not want to miss! Tickets: $25. For more information, go to www.axioschoir.com

DEC 6 – JAN 28: IMAGES OF FAITH, HOPE & BEAUTY – an exhibit of Ukrainian Canadian icons, Iconostases, and Paintings. Where? Enterprise Square – West Gallery, 10230 Jaster Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Gallery hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Closed December 25 & 26 and January 1& 2. Free Admission. The lecture series schedule is posted on our south entrance bulletin board. For more information on tours and lecture series, go to: www.ukrfolk.ualberta.ca or 780-492-6906.

TUES. DEC. 26: CHRISTMAS DINNER – If you are not able to celebrate Christmas with family and friends, or if you will need to work for Christmas, join us for a special CHRISTMAS DINNER on Tuesday, December 26, at 12 noon (after the 10:30 am Divine Liturgy). This dinner is being sponsored by the UCWLC and UCBC. If you plan to attend, please sign up at one of the entrances, or call the parish office. Our maximum capacity is 80 people, so sign-up early! The deadline is Sunday, December 17th.

DEC. 27: CHRISTMAS CONCERT PRESENTATION – by Ihor Bohdan, will take place on Wednesday, December 27th, 7 PM, at St. Josaphat Cathedral. For more information, call 403-510-1555.

MALANKA – Ukrainian New Years Celebration: Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Josaphat Parish Hall (9637 – 108 Ave). Dinner at 6:30 pm; dance to follow. Music by: Sparkling Tones. Advance tickets only – $45, available from: Jenny (780-424-9723), or Dwayne (780-914-0843).

GREY CUP FUNDRAISER – Thank you to all the parishioners who supported the 2017 annual Brotherhood of St. Josaphat Grey Cup fundraising raffle by either buying tickets or helping sell them. Proceeds are primarily directed towards the Ukrainian Bilingual youth recognition program. Congratulations to the following 1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter, Final, and Reverse Final winners in the Green Series: Paul Zazulak ($75), Angie Bober ($100), Michael Fedyna ($75), Walter Gurba ($300), and Andrew Richards ($50).

FOR RENT – Very nice half-duplex suite, in very good condition: 3 bedrooms, open basement, half garage. For more information, phone 780-474-9573 and ask for George or Olga.

CHURCH ENVELOPES for 2018 – are ready to be picked up at the church auditorium (basement). 2018 Calendars are being printed this week and will be available in the next few weeks.

2018 CALENDARS – will be ready for pick up next Sunday, December 2017.

BASILIAN FATHERS MUSEUM – If you are looking for a meaningful Christmas gift, Keep the Basilian Fathers Museum in mind. We have a large selection of puzzles on advent themes, advent calendars and crosses, and ornaments. The museum is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, contact the museum at 780-764-3887. The Museum will be closed from December 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018. We will resume regular hours on Monday, January 8, 2018. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the new year!