Announcements

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & BEST WISHES – to Arion Sousa, Danylo Wojnowskyj (16th birthday), Ray Lucyshyn, John Tachynski, Maria Wojcichowsky, Les Sereda and Christina Hanas, Laura Sadownyk, Gloria Lovsin (51st birthday), Dan Papirnik, Isaac Leader, Mary Tachynski, and to all who celebrated their birthdays or anniversaries this past week and will celebrate this upcoming week. May God bless you with health, happiness and peace!

CHANNEL 8915 ON TELUS OPTIK – Subscribers to Telus Optik will have access to services at St. Josaphat Cathedral via livestream from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm today, Sunday, April 5, on channel 8915. If this is successful, we will continue to have TELUS livestream for Holy Week and Easter!

LIVESTEAM – we are currently livestreaming all services to Facebook and UTUBE.

BISHOP DAVID’S

EASTER MESSAGE

On Sunday, April 12, between 7:00-9:00 pm, please tune-in at

840 CFCW

for the Zabava Program

on Easter Sunday

to hear Bishop David’s Easter message!

BLESSED WILLOWSThe blessing and distribution of willows has been postponed to a later date (to be announced). We will bless and distribute willows to the faithful once the state of emergency has been lifted and church are once again open to the public.

BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS – this year, will take place by faith. Easter baskets will be blessed via live stream at the conclusion of every Easter Divine Liturgy, by the power of prayer and the grace of the Holy Spirit. Prayer transcends time and space! When Bishop David or any of his priest invokes the blessing via live stream, please be assured that your Easter basket and all Easter food is blessed at the moment the blessing is invoked!

CONFESSIONS – if you need a priest to hear your confession, please call Fr. Peter or Fr. Mykhaylo to make arrangements for a private confession. Please note that with the blessing of Patriarch Sviatoslav, the obligation to make an Easter confession is postponed until after the current pandemic crisis is over.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK – Although care facilities and nursing homes are closed to the public, clergy still have access if they pass the screening test. If there is a need for an emergency Holy Annointing, please do not hesitate to contact one of the priests (cell phone numbers are on the first page of the bulletin).

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION – Although it is not possible to receive our Lord in Holy Communion at the Divine Liturgy at this time, it is possible, however, at any time, to receive Him spiritually in Holy Communion. The following prayer is being used at all Eucharist Services broadcasted via live stream from St. Josaphat’s Cathedral:

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in this Most Holy Mystery! I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as You enter and abide in me, and I unite myself completely to You. Permeate my soul and body, and never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

ASSISTING THOSE IN NEED – Sincerest thanks to Trent Peacock for initiating a new project, Please Stay Home, in order to assist those in need. Do you need someone to pick-up food, medication, supplies or other items? If you are in need of assistance, please contact Trent at 780-246-1413  or canuckster@gmail.com; or visit www.pleasestayhome.com or www.pleasestay home.ca. We will assist with delivery. The ultimate goal of Please Stay Home is to reduce exposure for those most vulnerable and prevent the spread of the virus.

SINCEREST THANKS – to parishioners who donated on-line, mailed-in donations or dropped them off in our mailbox. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated!

LIVE STREAM DIVINE SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK – will take place according to the following schedule:

Holy Monday, April 6

7:30 AM – Bridegroom Matins

3 PM – Rosary (Mysteries of Hope)

5:30 PM – Vespers

Holy Tuesday, April 7

7:30 AM – Bridegroom Matins

3 PM – Rosary (Joyous Mysteries)

5:30 PM – Vespers

Holy Wednesday, April 8

7:30 AM – Bridegroom Matins

3 PM – Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)

5:30 PM – Presanctified Liturgy & Anointing

Holy Thursday, April 9

10 AM – Vespers & Liturgy of St. Basil

3 PM – Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)

7 PM – Matins and Twelve Passion Gospels

Holy Friday, April 10

7:30 AM – Royal Hours

11 AM – Vespers & Veneration of the Shroud

2 PM – Reading of the Acts of the Apostles (Eng)

7 PM – Jerusalem Matins & Vigil

9 PM – Reading of the Acts of the Apostles (Ukr)

Holy Saturday, April 11

10 AM – Vespers & Liturgy of St. Basil

3 PM – Rosary Prayer (Sorrowful Mysteries)

6 PM- Midnight Office (Nadhrobne); transfer of the Holy Shroud; removal of the tomb.