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 [email protected].


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?



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



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.   



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.


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