Jesus Prayer – Sung – English – VIDEO & MP3

 

Religious Education Department – Edmonton Eparchy (UGCC). Sung by Christina Csernyanski and Joyanne Rudiak

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Jesus Prayer – Sung – English – VIDEO & MP3

 

Religious Education Department – Edmonton Eparchy (UGCC). Sung by Christina Csernyanski and Joyanne Rudiak

Download the MP3 Version

Jesus Prayer – Sung – English – VIDEO & MP3

 

Religious Education Department – Edmonton Eparchy (UGCC). Sung by Christina Csernyanski and Joyanne Rudiak

Download the MP3 Version

Climbing the Mountain: Young Adults Pilgrim’s Retreat

By    Alicia Chichak

From December 27th to January 4th, a group of young adults from the Eparchy of Edmonton in Canada and the Eparchy of Parma in the United States made the decision to leave the normality of their lives and embark on a journey to bring themselves closer to God. Whether it was to immerse themselves in prayer and find stillness in God, or even just to grow closer in companionship with like minded people, each individual had something on their hearts drawing them to Holy Transfiguration Monastery (often called Mt. Tabor) in Redwood Valley California.

As a young catholic adult in today’s society, working part time, going through school and balancing my personal life, prior to this pilgrimage I was honestly feeling stuck in a state of tiredness and felt a little lost. I wanted to go to Mount Tabor to experience a change of pace and strengthen my relationship with God. I feel most at home and at peace in nature, around mountains and trees, and I hoped that God’s creation would help me along my journey.

Starting in the dark at 5:30 AM and going all the way into evening, we immersed ourselves in the Liturgy of the hours. We had the opportunity to engage in silent, personal prayer. We were able to partake in the sacraments of reconciliation and the eucharist. We received spiritual talks, guidance on prayer, and spiritual direction from Fr. Bohdan Nahachewsky, Fr. Joseph Matlak, Sr. Darlene Pelechaty SSMI, Millie Schietzsch and Katie Matlak. On the long drives to the ocean, redwood forest and local winery excursions, we got to know each other through invigorating conversation and sang our hearts out.

The monastery brought us together in a way that nothing else ever really could have. In our minds, God was first, and it was through God that we came to know each other. It was through my experience at Mount Tabor in prayer, in nature, and with all the amazing people I met there – the monks, the program leaders, and my friends – that I was able to find healing and gain the strength I needed to pick up my crosses and follow Christ on my return home.

In the end, we are all pilgrims, regardless of who we are or where exactly we are going. We are all being drawn towards something, and we are all yearning for something greater. The journey never ends either, if anything this pilgrimage has shown me that my journey has really only just begun. And I would like to challenge everyone to take the time to question themselves and truly reflect, where am I on my journey to finding holiness with God?

Children’s Overnight Retreat – Preparing for Baby Jesus

Children’s Overnight Retreat 2018 Registration

WAIVER & Media Release forms Fall 2018

Preparing for Baby Jesus Overnight Retreat – November 24 – 25th, 2018

Ages; Grades 1 through 6

Make new friends! See friends from summer or previous camps at this overnight retreat. Bring a friend and spread the word!

Drop off: 3:30, November 24

Pick-up: After divine Liturgy November 25.

COST: $20

Register with payment by Monday, November 19th.

Children’s Overnight Retreat – Waiting for Baby Jesus

Children’s Retreat poster


Eparchial Evangelization Fund for Programming for Youth and Young Families

E-fund three year report & guide final

 

Eparchial Evangelization Fund for Youth Programming 2018

Journey Through Lent – Children’s Overnight retreat

 

Time Travel Children’s Retreat

timetravelchildrensretreatcroppedMake new friends! See friends from summer or previous camps!

Join “Children from Our Eparchy” for a

“Time Travel” Children’s Sleepover Retreat
Celebrating 125 Years of Ukrainians in Canada

Nov. 26 (4:30 p.m.) — Nov. 27 (12 Noon) 2016

St. Vladimir Parish, 12726 – 119 St., Edmonton

$10.00 per child

The Eparchial UCWLC and Eparchial Youth Ministry invite all children, grades 1 – 6, of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, to gather together in community as “Children of Our Eparchy” to experience what Ukrainians brought with them to Canada 125 years ago.

Registration using these forms:

Completed forms, with payment attached, are to be sent to:

UCWLC, Edmonton Eparchy
#202, 9645 – 108 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5H 1A3

Registration deadline is November 20, 2016.

Please invite your friends to join in the fun!

 

Employment Opportunity

Youth Ministry Coordinator (part-time) Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Eucharist Parishes, Edmonton

 

Requirements

 

  • Experience working with youth and or young families
  • Active member of a Ukrainian Catholic parish faith community
  • Knowledgeable about the Ukrainian Catholic Faith, bilingual an asset.
  • Proficiency in the use of various social media – Facebook, twitter etc.
  • Some Post-Secondary education/theology courses preferred.

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Eucharist Supervise/coordinate/assist Sunday preschool (ages 3 – 7), Junior Youth (ages 7 – 14), UCY (ages 15 – 19) programs and programs for young families. Closely working with the parish priest and Eparchial youth director and other coordinators in the Eparchy.
  2. Develop leadership skills in youth and young adults.
  3. Coordinate recruitment, training, support, and evaluation of volunteers in the youth ministry program
  4. Maintain communication within the parish, with other parishes throughout the Edmonton eparchy, with the eparchial youth ministry office and other Christian youth based organizations
  5. Determine and deliver effective ways of publicizing and promoting programs and experiences; particularly in the areas of Social Media
  6. Be a presence in the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Eucharist communities through their liturgical and social activities.

 

Details

 

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Eucharist 12 -15 hours per week. This position entails weekend and evening work therefore the successful applicant must be willing to be flexible in their time.

Compensation: $20 – $22/hour commensurate with experience and education.

Contract to commence immediately, until December 2016. Possible option of extension upon the agreement of both parties.

 

Application

 

Please send resume along with the contact information for two references by April 29, 2016 to: youth@edmontoneparchy.com

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information, contact Fr. Mihajlo Planchak at 780-914-2573.