THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) – will take place on Sunday, March 08, 2020. One Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 AM.
THANK YOU – to our Knights of Columbus (Dydyk Council) for sponsoring the Pancake Breakfast last Sunday!
BORSCH AND BUN – SUNDAY – MARCH 1ST. Following both liturgies, the UCWLC ladies of our parish will again be offering their delicious hot borsch served with bun, muffin, along with a beverage on SUNDAY – MARCH 1st. The cost will be $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for children under 12 years old. Be sure to join them for social time in the church auditorium. A limited supply of the 32 oz. take-out containers will also be available for purchase for $10. Watch for future bulletins to announce the upcoming dates of their annual Paska/Babka Bake sale.
FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST – is Monday, February 24, a day of fasting and abstinence from meat and dairy products. Abstinence from meat is prescribed for the first week of Lent, Monday to Friday. Liturgically, the Great Fast will begin with Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday, February 23, at 7:00 PM.
LENTEN PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – During the Great Fast, the Service of the Presanctified Liturgy will take place on Wednesdays (English) at 5:30 pm, and Fridays (Ukrainian) at 7:00 PM.
THE WAY OF THE CROSS – During the Great Fast, the Way of the Cross will be prayed on Wednesdays (Ukrainian) at 7:00 PM, and Fridays (English) at 5:30 PM.
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 fill out the forms provided and leave in the PRAYER REQUEST BOX, or call the parish office directly during the week.
PYROHY WORKBEE – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 8:00 am.
PYROHY SUPPER – The next supper will take place on Friday, March 6, 2020, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, at the St. Josaphat Parish Hall. COST: Adults – $18; Children 6-10 – $9; 5 and under – free.
JOSAPHAT BOOKSTORE – located in the cathedral basement is open every Sunday after the first Divine Liturgy, 10:30-11:30 am.
ONLINE DONATIONS – Donations may be made online through the parish website at: www.stjosaphat.ab.ca or by downloading the Title.ly app from the App Store or Google Play. If you require further information, please contact the parish office.
SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDY – On the last Sunday of each month.
Suggestions for the Great Fast
- Pray the Prayer of St. Ephrem daily (with prostrations)
- Pray a daily Holy Hour (preferably in the morning)
- Read Holy Scripture
- Learn to pray the Jesus Prayer or the Rosary or an Akathist
- Read a good spiritual book
- Attend Presanctified Liturgy
- Attend Forgiveness Vespers to begin the Fast
- Attend Great Vespers or Great Matins
- Pray for the Departed
- Make a nightly examen
- Make a good confession
- Abstain from desserts & sweets
- Abstain from meat and meat products on Wednesdays & Fridays
- On Wednesdays and Fridays, eat one full meal, and two smaller meal that together are not equal to the full meal
- Abstain from alcohol
- Abstain from soda drinks (pop)
- Abstain from eating between meals
- Only listen to music that lifts the soul to God
- Abstain from video games
- Abstain from television & movies
- Only use the computer for work, school or essential tasks
- Use mobile devices on for essential communications
- Get a full night’s sleep; wake up early!
Eparchy & Community
BLESSED JOSAPHATA – Join the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in celebrating the life of their co-foundress Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska. LISTEN to- the Ukrainian Catholic Radio Hour “Vechirnya Hodyna” on Sunday February 16th from 6 to 7 pm. on World FM 101.7 or on the Internet at WorldFM.ca. The first ½ hour will be a Moleben to Blessed Josaphata with prayers of intercession.
A JOURNEY THROUGH LENT – Kappella Kyrie Slavic Chamber Choir invites you to their 10th Anniversary Concert entitled, “A Journey Through Lent” on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Cathedral (10035-103 Street). Tickets available from www.eventbrite.ca or from choristers. Advance: $20/adults, $15/seniors and students; At the door: $25/adults, $20/seniors and students. Guests: The King’s University Chamber Choir and Music Faculty. Info: www.kappellakyrie.org
SHEVCHENKO CONCERT – Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:30 PM, at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex, 9615 – 153 Avenue. Tickets: Adults $15. Students $5 (12 and under- free). Available at Ukrainian Social Services, Meest, Orbit, UCC Edmonton Executive, or at the door. For more information, call Luba Boyko-Bell at 780-469-4890 or Anastasiya Khoma at 780-566-2576.
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CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: Prophecy and Fulfillment. DATES & TIMES: March 12 – Introduction, The Messiah – Fr. Danylo Kuc; March 19 – The Nativity – Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky; March 26 – The Suffering of Christ – Fr. Mihajlo Planchak; April 2 – The Passover – Fr. Peter Babej. All sessions run 7:00 – 8:30 pm. LOCATION: Holy Eucharist Parish, 6425 120 Ave, Edmonton ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: You are welcome to attend any or all sessions. No registration is necessary. Livestreaming will be made available. Contact Bernadette firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.