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HAPPY BIRTHDAY & BEST WISHES – to Lorne Filewych, and to all who celebrate their birthdays or anniversaries. May God bless you with health, peace and happiness! Many happy years!

MANY HAPPY YEARS – to Father Peter Babej and to Dobr. Donna Babej who celebrate the 29th Wedding Anniversary today. May God bless you and grant you peace, health, and many happy years!

ANNUAL HOME BLESSING – If you wish to invite a priest to bless your house with Jordan Holy Water, please contact Fr. Peter Babej (780-993-8037) or Fr. Mykhaylo Bohun (1-587-223-8485).

COFFEE SOCIAL – Today, after the 9:30 am Divine Liturgy.

JAN. 29: HOT LUNCH AND FELLOWSHIP – will take place next Sunday, January 29th, after the Divine Liturgy, in the church basement. As usual, coffee will be served. The meal is $5 per person.

JAN. 29: DONATIONS FOR THE NEEDY – a second collection for the needy will take place on Sunday, January 29th.

INITIAL OFFERING ENVELOPES – These are included for the month of January in your envelope boxes. The Initial Offering offsets the cost associated with envelope boxes and the printing of envelopes, and it also confirms the renewal of parish membership.


VOLUNTEERS – we are in need of volunteer hosts to assist with coffee socials. If you are willing to assist on a rotational basis, place contact Lori Boyarski at 780-619-9517.

JAN. 31: BIBLE STUDY – Online, will begin on Tuesday, January 31, at 7:00 PM (YouTube Channel – St. Josaphat Cathedral). We will study the Book of Acts.

PREPARATION FOR SOLEMN CONFESSION AND COMMUNION – classes have begun on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Sunday School Room. If you wish to register your child, please contact the parish office.

JAN. 24: NEXT PEROGY WORKBEE JAN. 24, 2023 – will take place this Tuesday, January 24, in the Parish Hall. Volunteers are needed to assist from 5:00 PM. Supper is provided for all volunteers!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! –  for Friday, January 27, 2023, during the Malanka. To volunteer or for more information, please call Lori: (780) 619-9517.

JAN. 27, 2023: MALANKA – St. Josaphat Parish Hall will be hosting a New Year’s Malanka on Friday, January 27, 2023. Music by “Trembita.” Guest appearance and “Vertep” by the Viter Ensemble. Please reserve the date! Cost: $75 for adults; $40 for youth 14-17 years; $20 for children 7-13 years; children 6 and younger – free. For tickets, please call the parish office.

PARISH HALL: VOLUNTEERS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED! – Saturday, January 28th at 9 AM, to help pack up the hall. Coffee and muffins will be provided. To volunteer or for more information, please call Lori: (780) 619-9517.

YOUTH MEETING – will take place on Saturday, January 28, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 PM, in the Cathedral auditorium. The program includes: an explanation regarding the Feast of the Encounter; candle making – roll-up candles for the younger youth and dipping candles for the older youth; and a light snack. Please phone or text Paul Buryn at 780-884-9038 to confirm that you will be attending, and to ensure that we have adequate supplies set-up for the activity.

FEB. 1: ST. MICHAEL’S HEALTH GROUP – On Wednesday, February 1st, the property management and operation of the “Verkhovyna” St. Josaphat Senior Citizens Home as well as Barvinok, Fr. Hannas, and St. Nicholas Senior Citizens Homes, will be transitioning from Greater Edmonton Foundation (GEF) to St. Michael’s Health Group. St. Michael’s Health Group currently operates the St. Michael’s Long Term Care Centre and the Millenium Pavillion Seniors Lodge (7404 139th Avenue, Edmonton).

FEB. 2: FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER IN THE TEMPLE (PRESENTATION) – will be celebrated on Thursday, February 2, 2023. With this feast, the Christmas season comes to a close. Schedule of services:

      7:30 AM – Festal Matins

      9:00 AM – Divine Liturgy (Bilingual)

      7:00 PM – Divine Liturgy (Bilingual)

Blessing of Candles will take place at the end of each Liturgy. On the Vigil of the Feast, Wednesday, February 1 – Great Vespers and Lytia at 5:30 pm.

FEB. 19: FORGIVENESS VESPERS – will be prayed on the eve of the Great Fast, Sunday, February 19th, at 5:30 PM.

FEB 20: THE GREAT FAST – begins on Monday, February 20, 2023. On the first day of the Great Fast, a strict fast is observed, with abstinence from meat, dairy products, and eggs, as well as foods that contain these ingredients (Particular Law of the UGCC, Canon 115.1).

REMEMBERING THE DEPARTED (Sorokousty) – during the Great Fast, at various Lenten Services we will be remembering and praying for our departed loved ones, clergy and parishioners. Also, all listed names will be read at least once a week. The family lists of names are listed in two binders, which we have placed today on the side altar dedicated to the Mother of God.

RED BINDER – Family Names A to O.

BLACK BINDER – Family Names: P to Z.

Please check the binders to ensure that your family page is included. Also, if you wish to make changes or add names, please call the parish office. God bless!

MARRIAGE PREPARATION – will take place February 24-25 (Part 1) and March 10-11 (Part 2), 2023. To register, contact the parish office.

PARISH GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING – will take place in the Parish Hall on Monday, March 6, at 7:00 PM. To register your attendance, please call the parish office or send us an email. To obtain a quorum, we will need 60 voting parishioners in attendance.

PYROHY AND HOLUBTSI AND OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE – frozen pyrohy (cheddar, cottage cheese, sauerkraut and onion), frozen cabbage rolls, frozen soups and other items are available for sale and pick-up through the parish office, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call the parish office at 780-422-3181 for information.

JOSAPHAT BOOKSTORE – is open upon request. Please contact Ivone Shewchuk at 587-709-5193 or at

DIRECT DEPOSIT – If you are interested in transferring your Sunday donations to a monthly direct deposit, please contact Ivone at the parish office, 780-422-3181 or email at

Eparchy & Community

TODAY: JAN. 22, 2023 – FUNDRAISER FOR UKRAINE – A CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT – Location: Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (10951-107 Street N.W.); Time: 3:00 PM, Admission by donation to: Orphanage Project in Ukraine, C/O Western Eparchy. Tax deductible receipts. For more information call Luba Boyko-Bell at 780-469-4890.

CAMPERS CONNECT ON ZOOM!!! – FEB. 10, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. In the middle of WINTER, are you dreaming of SUMMER & all the fun you had at camp? Missing your CAMP FRIENDS or maybe thinking about going to camp for the first time next summer? Join our VIRTUAL CAMP on ZOOM for faith filled games, crafts and activities! There is no charge and all children ages 7 – 14 are welcome, but we need you to email us at or call us at 780-424-5496 by FEB. 6 to let us know
you are coming. Then we will send you the link. Watch for upcoming events: April 21 will be an Easter Celebration in person with fun activities & of course some food! Watch the Eparchy Website & Edmonton Eparchy, Camp Oselia and Camp St. Basil’s Facebook pages for more info. SEE YOU ON FEB 10!

FEB. 12: TABLE FOR TWO – YOU ARE MY VALENTINE. A romantic candlelit dinner for couples married or dating, Table for Two provides the ideal opportunity to focus on each other. Each of the courses is served up with discussion starters which invite couples to explore and deepen their relationship with each other and with God. A guest couple will give a short presentation on a topic related to sacramental marriage. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated within reason. WHEN: Feb 12, at 5:30 pm. WHERE: St. Vladimir Parish Hall, 12726 119 St NW, Edmonton. COST: $85 per couple. HOW MUCH: $85 per couple REGISTER:

CONTACT: if you have questions.