Alberta and Saskatoon Goes to Unity 2012!

Calling all Ukrainian Catholic Young Adults aged 18-35 from Alberta and Saskatchewan! Unity 2012 is coming up this August 16-19 and we are planning to take a bus down to Pinawa, MB for this extraordinary event! This is what the bus schedule looks likes thus far:

Wednesday, August 15:

4:00pm: Bus will leave Calgary
7:00pm: Bus will arrive at St. Josaphat’s Cathedral in Edmonton for the Send off Divine Liturgy with all Albertan participants.
8:30pm: Bus will leave Edmonton and head to Saskatoon.

Thursday, August 16:
1:30am: Bus will arrive in Saskatoon and will pick up Saskatoon participants.
2:00am: Bus will leave Saskatoon and head towards Winnipeg.
1pm: Bus will arrive in Winnipeg. We will have lunch at The Forks.
2:30pm: Bus will depart Winnipeg and head to Cook Creek Shrine for a prayer service/ photo op.
4:00pm: Bus will arrive at Wilderness Edge.

***We have yet to figure out the schedule for the way back, but rest assured we’ll have that posted ASAP!***

The total cost for the bus will be $250 per person.

It’s going to be awesome (and I mean AWESOME in the most epic of proportions!) If you don’t believe me, check out the Unity website at http://unity2012.wordpress.com/ and their YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/Unity2012In2TheWild?ob=0&feature=results_main.

Hope to see you there 😀

 

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2012 Teen Lenten Retreat

Come join your UCY executive at Camp Oselia on March 23- 25th for their annual Teen Lenten Retreat!

This is a great opportunity for you to challenge yourself spiritually, learn more about your UCY group and spend time with old and new friends. The registration form is below, print some off and share them with your friends. Hope to see you all there! =D

Click here for the registration form: Edmonton Registration

Young Adult Lenten Retreat – with Bishop David Motiuk

Young Adult Lenten Retreat – with Bishop David Motiuk

Theme: Holy Week Preparation

Date: April 1, 2012. @ 6pm

Location: St. Josaphat Cathedral – 10825 97 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB.

Description: This retreat takes place on Palm Sunday evening and is focused toward those aged 16-35. Bishop David will lead up in retreat and our journey through holy week.. Participants have the opportunity to meet with other young people to discuss elements of our faith.. This retreat will include Sacrament of Reconciliation, and will finish with the Forgiveness Service.
For more information, contact Millie Schietzsch 780-446-1061 or questions, youth@edmontoneparchy.com

“Spring Thing” Youth Retreat in Saskatoon

If any of you are interested in attending a youth retreat this spring and you happen to be in Saskatchewan? …consider Saskatoon’s UCYC’s “Spring Thing”.  It will take place in Saskatoon on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:00pm till Sunday… afternoon.

This is a “save the date” invitation! More information to follow. For right now, here’s what you need to know!

 

The weekend is for youth and young adults.

It includes a Saturday evening ticket to Vesna, one of Canada’s largest Ukrainian cultural festivals.

You’ll be staying at Sheptytsky Insitute in Saskatoon.

And the best for last….
the speakers/presenters for the weekend are….for the first time ever…
ALL SIX OF THE NAHACHEWSKY BROTHERS!

Deacon/Architect Thomas
Professor Andriy
Fire Chief David
Priest Ivan
Entrepreneur Taras
Priest Bohdan.

This may be a once in a lifetime thing! Mark your calendars.


“Get Real” – St. Stephen’s Winter Youth Retreat 2012

The youth group of St. Stephen’s parish in Calgary is hosting another winter retreat… and it will happen on February 15 till 17.

 

Get Real Registration Form 2012 PDF

You can join us if you are in grade 7 to 12, and you want to have a profound spiritual and social experience.

Schools come for a Liturgy and to bless water at HSP

Every January over 1200 school children from the 4 Catholic Elementary schools come to Holy Spirit Parish to bless water, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and to grow closer to God.  During the homily Fr. Bo and his trusty side-kick Marilyn (the Catechetical Puppet), explained the theology of “blessing stuff”.  Here is a picture of the backs of everyone’s heads at one of the services.  Also present was Fr. Louis from St. Anthony’s RC Parish.

 

We want to see your parish’s Youth Websites

Does your parish youth group have a website, face-book account or some other online presence?  If so we want to know about it!

Here are a couple youth websites that we’d like to show you.

St. Stephen’s Parish in Calgary: 

Ukrainian Catholic Youth Past and Present-Edmonton Eparchy

Programs Page including “Kid’s Club” of Holy Spirit Parish Lloydminster (& Districts):

 

Kids Have Fun at Parish Programs

Most parishes have programs where they teach, play with and pray with their kids.  Part of the mission of the Youth Ministry Office is to support parishes in our Eparchy in this type of ministry.  If you would like help setting up events in your parish, or if you would like to know what is going on in a parish near you, please contact Millie the Director.

Below is a short little video of some kids attending Holy Spirit Parish in Lloydminster’s “Kid’s Club”.  In the video you will hear them laugh as they race to pass smarties from one bowl to another without using their hands.  The Kid’s Club at this parish meets every few weeks on Fridays after school in the parish basement.  In addition to visiting and playing fun games, they also do singing practice, altar serving practice, they study about their faith by using the “God with Us” series, and they eat.  Wow do they ever eat.

 

The Right Rite

This is a video of the “Right Rite”, a young adult event that we held in Edmonton on November 25, 2011.  At this event we had Fr. Greg Faryna and Fr. Paul Kavenagh talk with us about the similarities and differences between the Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Unity 2012

For Young Adults 18 to 35

Please mark your calendar for August 16th to 19th 2012.

Into the Wild Unity 2012 at Pinawa Manitoba. Please check out the Unity website unity2012.wordpress.com for more information or call Millie Schietzsch Youth Director @ 780-424-5496 or email youth@edmontoneparchy.com.

 

From the “About Unity” page of the Unity 2012 website:

About Unity 2012

 Слава Ісусу Христу!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Unity 2012: Into The Wild

August 16-19, 2012

Mission Statement

Unity 2012 is a Ukrainian Catholic national gathering of young adults to further understand, embrace and celebrate our faith through prayer, education and fellowship.

 

UNITY 2012 Theme: Into the Wild 

Through keynotes, prayer, personal witnesses and workshops we will be exploring the theme, Into the Wild. The theme is inspired in part by our surroundings. We are gathering at Wilderness Edge Retreat Center, which is surrounded by awe inspiring wilderness. As Christians, we also must venture out into the wilderness; one that is both a challenge and an adventure. What is ‘wilder’ than setting out on a path with Jesus Christ as his disciple?

 

Event

Prayer Program

  • Daily morning, evening and meal prayers
  • Divine Liturgy
  • Reconciliation Service and opportunity to participate in the Holy Mystery of Penance

Educational Program

  • One keynote speaker
  • Interactive and experiential workshop will be offered by gifted young adult educators in the Ukrainian Catholic Church from across Canada.

Fellowship Program

  • Welcome BBQ and bonfire
  • “Taste of the Eparchies” – An event in which each Eparchy can showcase their talent, their accomplishments within the Church, and their hospitality.
  • Zabava (Banquet and Dance)
  • Opportunities to meet as a small groups for reflection and discussion based on the theme of the weekend
  • An opportunity to meet as individual Eparchies to discuss young adult ministry

 

Participants

All Ukrainian Catholic Young Adults (ages 18-35) are invited to share in the weekend.  Attendance is anticipated from post-secondary students, young professionals and young married couples.  The weekend is being planned to accommodate 150 participants.   

 

Location

Wilderness Edge Retreat Centre is located in Pinawa, MB. Wilderness Edge provides a tranquil retreat from hectic city life. Step outside our doors and take in the stunning river and boreal forest views. Find yourself in awe of the many deer and wildlife that wander their property.

Cost

$225 before May 31, 2012; $250 after June 1, 2012