Announcements

BULLETIN BY EMAILif you wish to receive a copy of the bulletin by email, please let us know by calling the parish office (780-422-3181) or send your email request to josaphat@telus.net

A MESSAGE FROM THE EPARCHY: So far, as of March 25, 2022, we have officially fundraised $1.6 million for the Aid to Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine. The campaign is still ongoing. Parishioners can learn more about the progress of the campaign at www.eeparchy.com/donate.

MATINS AND THE CANON OF ST. ANDREW – will take place this Wednesday, April 6, at 5:30 PM, instead of the Presanctified Liturgy. The story of St. Mary of Egypt will be read during the service.

THANK YOU! – Our sincerest thanks to Fr. Yuri Sadvuk for leading our Lenten Mission this year!

LENTEN MISSION DONATIONS – to offset the cost of our Lenten Mission, donations are most welcome!

DONATIONS FOR REFUGEES – We are now collecting new clothing (not used) and donations for refugees from Ukraine. The drop off box for clothing is at the south exit. Donation envelopes are available at the main entrance to the Cathedral.

APRIL 7: PEROGY WORK BEE – will take place this Thursday, April 7, in the Parish Hall, from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Lunch provided for all volunteers.

APRIL 7: UCWLC MEETING – is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7:00 PM. It will take place in the cathedral basement (if repairs are completed) or in the parish hall. For further information, please contact Carol Batty at 780-476-5834.

APRIL 7: BROTHERHOOD MEETING – is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7:00 PM. It will take place in the cathedral basement (if repairs are completed) or in the parish hall. For further information, please contact Ed Hladunewich at 780-476-4313.

APRIL 10: PALM SUNDAY – First Solemn Holy Communion will take place at the first Sunday, Divine Liturgy, celebrated at 9:00 AM. To provide for time, note that the Liturgy on this day will begin at 9:00 AM instead of 9:30 AM.

APRIL 10 (PALM SUNDAY) – EASTER BASKET FOODS will be available for sale after each Divine Liturgy, in the Parish Hall. (Coffee and cookies also available).

PLEASE PRE-ORDER EASTER FOODS AND BASKETS – To guarantee or supplies, please pre-order Paskas, Babkas, chocolate crosses, and Easter Baskets. Pick-up on Wednesday, April 13, 12:00 pm till 5:00 pm. For inquires or to order, please call the parish office at 780-422-3181.

THE SCHEDULE FOR HOLY WEEK AND BRIGHT WEEK – is available at the main entrance.

APRIL 24: EASTER DINNER (SVIACHENE) – will take place on Thomas Sunday, April 24, at 12:00 NOON, in the Parish Hall, immediately after one community Divine Liturgy, which will be celebrated at 10:30 AM. TICKET COST: Minimum donation of $20 per adult: $10 for youth/child. All net income from this event is designated for Humanatian Aid in Ukraine through the Eparchy, CNEWA, and CUF.

PYROHY AND HOLUBTSI AND OTHER ITEMS – frozen pyrohy (cheddar, cottage cheese and onion), frozen cabbage rolls 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 to reserve your order and enquire about pricing. Ring the doorbell when picking up.

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

E-TRANSFERS – It is now possible to make donations to St. Josaphat Cathedral by means of E-Transfers. Our email is: josaphat@telus.net. Transfers are deposited directly to the Cathedral account. For more information, please contact Ivone Shewchuk at the parish office, 780-422-3181.

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 josaphat@telus.net

 

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HUMANITARIAN AID TO UKRAINE. If you would like to make a donation for humanitarian aid to Ukraine, you made do so in the following ways:

  • Make a donation to St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral – “AID FOR UKRAINE.” All donations received will be forwarded to appropriate charitable agencies and organizations. You will receive an income tax receipt from the Cathedral at the end of the year.
  • Make a donation to The Eparchy of Edmonton – Aid to the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine, and forward your donation to the Pastoral Centre, 9645 – 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5H 1A3. You may also donate on-line, through the website: https://eeparchy.com/donate/. All donations up to $500,000 will be matched.
  • Make a donation to The Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) established in partnership with the Ukrainian Catholic Congress (UCC). Donations can be made on-line: cufoundation.ca. For further information please contact: ukraineappeal@cufoundation.ca.
  • Make a donation to the Catholic New East Welfare Association. Online: cnewa.org.ca; or https://cnewa.org/ca/campaigns/ukraine/ For mail-in donations, send to CNEWA Canada, 223 Main Street Box 80, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4.

FURTHER AID TO UKRAINE – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National has established a registration process for those which to assist Ukraine and refugees in various ways: In-kind donations, service donations, financial donations, transportation, daycare, childcare, employment, housing, immigration sponsorship, legal aid, immigration consultancy, etc. To register, go to info@uccab.ca and follow the link – I WANT TO HELP – . This campaign is being run by the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) in partnership with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

KEYSTONE RANCH BISON MEATS – Keystone Ranch will be selling meat at St. Josaphat’s Parish Hall every other Saturday starting on Saturday, March 26th from 10-2pm. All our animals are raised without soy, corn, or horomones. Our bison are grass-fed and grass-finished, meaning they eat grass for the entirety of their lives, resulting in meat filled with essential vitamins and nutrients and a taste that can’t be beat. We will also be selling chicken meat, eggs, pressed raw honey, and 100% beeswax candles. Visit www.keystoneranch.ca or call Alanna at 780.878.8284 for more information.

UFEST AT BORDEN PARK – FRIDAY, MAY 27 & SATURDAY, MAY 28 – UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival is a celebration of Ukrainian culture, food, music, visual arts, crafts and dance. This two-day event, which began in 2018, brings together people of Ukrainian heritage, as well as attracts audiences of many diverse cultures.​ WHERE: BORDEN PARK. WHEN: Friday May 27th @ 5:00PM – 11:00PM &​ Saturday May 28th @ 11:00AM – 11:00PM. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to take in the entertainment. There will be the Main Stage Performances, a Food Fair, the Kozak Kid’s Zone, the Beer Gardens, the Kava Kafe, the Guest Culture, the Vendors Village and Workshops and Demos. Visit their Website for up to date information: https://www.ufest.ca.