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Events happening at St. Josaphat’s, its community or within the Ukrainian Catholic rite.

The Shroud of Turin Presentation – April 30

Shroud presentation at St. Josaphat UCCYou are invited to attend a presentation on

The Shroud of Turin:

The Most Studied Artifact in Christendom

Discover the facts about this amazing cloth

St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church

10825 – 97 Street, Edmonton 

Date & Time   April 30, 2017  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Shroud of Turin

Presentations will feature the exposition of an official full size photographic replica on cotton cloth which has been produced under the authority of the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy.  Bishop David Motiuk requested a copy of the Shroud and the Archbishop of Turin was pleased to give one to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.  It is one of ten official copies in North America.  As well, four half Shroud upright displays will also be available for viewing.  These were made from photographs taken by Barry Schwortz, the official photographer for the 1978 scientific study of the Shroud.  Photographing the displays is  permitted.

With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, we will examine the most intriguing and amazing characteristics of the Shroud of Turin, many of which can be discerned and appreciated only in our time because of advances in science and technology.

We will address these important questions:

†       What have we learned from science about the authenticity of the cloth?
†       Is there any reason to think it has been elsewhere other than Europe in its history?
†       Are there any connections between church prayers or art with the Shroud of Turin?
†       Are there any other religious artifacts that shed light on the Shroud of Turin?
†       If it is real, what does that mean for our faith?

Testimonials:  “It was so interesting that I didn’t notice two hours had passed.” (parishioner)

“This was a life changing event.” (student)
“This was a very worthwhile presentation.” (teacher)

Edward HeckerOur presenter, Ed Hecker, taught with Edmonton Catholic Schools for 30 years.  He has researched the Shroud for many of those years.  His presentation began as a PowerPoint which he created to share the marvels of the cloth with his students.  He is currently semi-retired and lives in Edmonton.  He has a Bachelor of Theology with a major in Scripture which he earned at Newman Theological College and a Bachelor of Education from the U of A.

For further information or to book a presentation for your group, students or church, please contact Ed Hecker at 780 483 4707 or

Brotherhood – Annual General Meeting

Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of CanadaAll gentlemen of the parish are invited to attend

St. Josaphat Brotherhood Annual General meeting
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
in the Cathedral Basement.

Please RSVP with Ron Zapisocki at 780-476-8977 if you plan to attend.

CALLED TO BE HOLY – Men’s Conference

Register Now!CALLED TO BE HOLY – Men’s Conference  – Nov 18, 6:30 – 9:00 pm., Nov.19, 10:00 am – 4:00pm.

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.1 Cor. 16:13,14

All Men age 18 and up are invited to share camaraderie, explore God’s call for them, and come to understand more fully what it means to live today as a man of faith and integrity.

 Whether you are single, married, a father or grandfather, you will find something in this conference that will speak to your heart. Topics include: the dialogue between faith and science, living the faith in today’s culture, discipleship in the family, a grandfather’s role in a family of faith, plus much more!

 LOCATION: Providence Renewal Centre 3005 – 119 St NW, Edmonton

 COST: $35.00, includes snacks and Saturday breakfast and lunch

For information or to register with payment:  780-424-5496

CALLED TO BE HOLY – Men’s Conference

 Deadline for registration is Nov.6.
A limited number of rooms are available at a cost for those who wish to stay overnight.
Call Providence Centre: 780-430-9491

PYROHY SUPPER – November 4th


Fr. Peter serving at the Pyrohy SupperFriday, November 4th
4:30pm to 7:00pm

St. Josaphat’s Parish Hall
9637- 108 Avenue, Edmonton

Adults:  $17.00  |  Children 6 – 10:   $8.00
Children 5 and under: Free!

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


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

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.