Plastyanytsya Hop

Here's our schedule. Join the fun!

Here’s our schedule.

Holy Shroud

Holy Shroud

Calling youth and young adults ages13-35.

Come join us as we pray and share our faith this Good Friday.

We will start at 2:45 p.m. at St. Josaphat Cathedral, transportation and snacks are provided.

You can come for the whole evening or join us at any time. For more information call Michael @ 780-893-3238.

Teen Camp

Camp Oselia Teen Camp, July 29 – August 2, 2013

Teen Camp 2013 registration form

Edmonton Eparchy offers a Teen Summer Camp for youth going into grade 8 – age 18. The Camp is located at Camp Oselia on Lake Wabamun about 50 minutes west of Edmonton. Please check out our brochure for prices and more information.

Join your friends in fun and fellowship.

The Leaders of the Camp this year are Fr. Mark Sych and he is joined by seminarians Cyril Kennedy and Tobias Underwood.


When– July 29 – August 2
(Drop off on Monday at 5pm,
pickup on Friday at 7pm)

Cost- $250 for the week
(includes all meals, transportation during camp and all activities) IMG_2903

Camp Oselia Children’s Camp, Summer 2013


You are invited
to attend
Camp Oselia
from July 14-27

The Camp Oselia adventure is a two week children’s summer camp provided by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton’s Youth Ministry Office.

Although primarily advertised in the Ukrainian Catholic Church, children do not have to be Catholic to attend. The goal of the camp is to provide a safe positive environment for children to play and learn together, as members of God’s family.


Camp Oselia
Children’s Camp
is for ages
7-14 years old


The camp runs July 14 to July 27th. You can choose to come for both weeks or just one.

The theme this year is A Wilderness Adventure through the sacraments. Learn about the seven sacraments in a fun, safe environment. Some of the many activities include beach days, crafts, archery, soccer, Ukrainian embroidery and more.

The camp is located on Lake Wabanum about 50 minutes west of Edmonton. Please check the link to our brochure for prices and more information.

Camp Oselia Childrens Camp Registration Form

Also check out our cool camp video from last year.

Here is your staff for your many adventures.

Cyril 2013-02-18 at 5.45.18 PM

Cyril Kennedy – Camp Director

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Tobias Underwood – Program Director and Fr. Michaijlo Planchak – Spiritual Director

Krystyne Durda & Damian Rudiak  Assistant Directors

Krystyne Durda & Damian Rudiak Assistant Directors









Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for a few good young men and  women to assist our dedicated staff. Below are the volunteer positions. See is you fit, and then send a resume to [email protected]  or call Millie Schietzsch at the Edmonton Eparchy Youth Ministry office, 780-424-5496 or after hours 780-446-1061. Resumes need to be in by March 10th, either by email or regular mail (9645 – 108 Ave. Edmonton AB, T5H 1A3) A small honourariam is rewarded to the counsellor.

Camp Counsellors – Apply if you are responsible and mature, and 16 years old or older on July 14, 2013, enjoy working with children, energetic and want to have fun.

Craft Help – We are looking for someone that will organize the execute the crafts for four days a week.

Kitchen Help – We looking for help for a few hours or for the two weeks

Night Watch – We are looking for someone that is comfortable staying up at night to keep our youngsters safe. We are looking for volunteers for one night or for the two weeks.

Nurse – Minimum is First Aid, ideally would be EMT or LPN, doesn’t have to be an actual RN. Need someone for two weeks, or for a couple of days.

Paid Positions

Camp Cook – The camp cook is responsible for preparing ordering and feeding nutritious meals for the camp for the two weeks.


Feed the Hungry

This year Edmonton UCY will be hosting ‘Feed the Hungry’ on Sunday, February 24, 2013. All youth ages 13-35 are invited to attend.

At this event, we pack lunches and then we distribute these lunches in and around the inner city of Edmonton for the homeless. We will meet at 1:00pm in St. Josaphat’s Cathedral basement where we will enjoy a pizza lunch and then get to packing the lunch bags!

If you are interested in attending, or would like further information on this event, please contact Tetiana at [email protected]

Hope to see you there!

Acolyte Camp: (August 5-10th, 2013) – Accepting Registrations

Calling all active Acolytes, and boys of the Eparchy of Edmonton (7 years and older) or those wishing to become active Acolytes. You are invited to attend a camp at St. Basil on Pigeon Lake.

Acolytes (Altar Boys) serve an important part in our churches. You have an opportunity to attend the Annual Acolyte Camp to learn more about their church, faith and each other.

The camp is packed with fun activities like sports, building model rockets, soap stone carving and many other cool things. Most importantly Fr. Slavko will lead all in leaning about God and His Church, so we can serve Him better around the altar and outside the church.

The registration fee before July 19th is $175.00  – late registration is $200.00.


PDF – Acolyte Camp Registration Form

Camp St. Basil, Summer 2013

St. Basil’s Children’s Camp (near Pigeon Lake) will take place this year from July7th  till July 20th. This is a two week camp for children 7 – 14 years old.  Please call Fr. Ireneus at 780-434-8010.

It’s almost here… Listen to the Call!


We’re just a few days away from our winter retreat, “Listen to the Call,” in Calgary, and we are getting very excited to spend the weekend with you. Remember to let either Matt or Joyanne know ASAP if you plan to attend (and why wouldn’t you? It’s going to be awesome!).

To help you get an idea of the weekend, here is the schedule:

Friday, November 16, 2012

7:30pm: Registration
8:00pm: Welcome/Ice Breakers
9:00pm: Creation of small groups/first small groups session
9:30pm: Reflection
10:00pm: Movie/games/snacks

Saturday, November 17, 2012

9:00am: Breakfast
9:45am: Morning Reflection
10:00am: Speaker #1 (Fr. Mark)
11:00am: Break
11:15am: What is UCY? (Joyanne)
12:00pm: Small Groups
12:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm: Speaker #2 (Wayne)
2:45pm: Break
3:00pm: Ask the Padres
4:00pm: Break
4:15pm: Skits
5:00pm: Vespers
6:00pm: Supper
7:00pm: Surprise evening!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

9:00am: Breakfast/Clean up
10:00am: Small Groups/Closing
10:30am: Liturgy
12:00pm: Lunch

We’re going to have some great speakers and activities, so get ready for an awesome weekend!

See you there,


Calling All Youth in Grades 8-12!


The Edmonton Eparchial UCY Executive is calling all youth in grades 8-12 to join them in Calgary, AB, for a winter retreat at St. Stephen Protomartyr. It’s happening November 16-18 for a cost of only $30 (which includes accommodations, meals, and tonnes of fun)! To register, simply fill out the registration form below and either email it to, hand it to Matt Charanduk whenever you might see him, or mail it to:

Edmonton Eparchial UCY
9645 108 St.
Edmonton, AB
T5H 1A3

All cheques are made payable to Edmonton Eparchial UCY.

Now, for those of you not in Calgary, does this mean you cannot attend if you live elsewhere? Heck no! Of course you can! The Edmonton people will be taking various vehicles down to Calgary on Friday evening, so you will have a way there and back. We might even be able to pop into Red Deer and pick people up there. Just make sure when you fill out the form to write in that you need  transportation and we’ll figure it out.

For any other questions, please contact either Joyanne Rudiak at [email protected] or Matt Charanduk at [email protected] You can also check out our Facebook event here.

Thanks so much and see you all there!

Joyanne Rudiak
Edmonton Eparchial UCY President


Unity 2012- Into the Wild!

taken from the Redemptorist Website:

Unity 2012- Into the Wild!

From August 16th to 19th approximately 120 Ukrainian Catholic young adults and speakers gathered together at Wilderness Edge Retreat Centre in Pinawa, MB for Unity 2012. The theme was “Into the Wild” inspired by Isaiah 40:3. This theme continually pointed us towards realizing the purpose of Unity: to understand, embrace, and celebrate our faith at a national level.

We began on Thursday with a hay ride and a steak Barbeque cooked by our clergy including a couple of bishops. We were greeted byour facilitators, Lesia Sianchuk and Fr. Ivan Nahachewsky, who did an excellent job of connecting the various elements of the weekend together and keeping us engaged. The opening ceremonies included a Moleben to Blessed Nykyta Budka and the assembling of the Unity cross, made with wood from each of the different Eparchies, all of which were represented including BC! The program finished with a chance to gather in assigned small groups for the first time of many to share.

Co-facilitators: Lesia & Fr. Ivan

After celebrating the Divine Liturgy on Friday morning the podium was turned over to our keynote speaker, Fr. Athanasius McVay. As this Unity coincided with the 100th Anniversary of having a Ukrainian Catholic Bishop in Canada, he spoke about Blessed Nykyta Budka. Over the course of the weekend he shared the life story of this martyr, including how he came to Canada at a young age in order to take charge of the largest diocese in the world. Learning details about his life in Ukraine, Canada, and finally in Kazakhstan where he suffered and died for Christ challenged and inspired us to live our faith with the same passion and commitment today. These sessions and the question and answer period brought each of us young adults closer to our first Canadian Bishop and gave us a fuller appreciation of our roots.

Fr. Athanasius on Blessed Nykyta

During the afternoon the group spilt up to attend three workshops of their choice. Options included: Fr. Taras Kowch speaking about his grandfather Blessed Emilian; Fr. Michael Smolinski CSsR discussing seeing Christ in the Poor especially through his experience at The Welcome Home;  Melita Mudri-Zubacz sharing the history and spirit of liturgical singing; Sr. Emily Schietzsch SSMI talking about vocations including her own path to becoming a sister; Fr. Michael Kwiatkowski motivating all to take ownership in the Church’s mission today; Sr. Teresa Matwe, SSMI drawing attention to the sex trade in Ukraine; Fr. Mark Gnutel covering the concept of communication between people and God; Mary Jane Kalenchuk, Ksenya Kavets, and Fr. John Sianchuk CSsR exploring the life of Blessed Vasyl and the ministry of his Shrine in Winnipeg. It was a privilege to have such an epic group of presenters and we were stoked to have them. Friday evening wound up with Taste of the Eparchies, giving each province a chance to strut their stuff. Highlights included Mundare kubasa, waffles and maple syrup shots, province themed shooters and skits, and karaoke. Fun was had by all.

Three Bishops sporting sunglasses!

Our third day started with Third Hour. Fr. Athanasius took the stand again for more keynote speeches during the morning. In the afternoon we got the chance to get to know Bishop David, Bishop Bryan, and Metropolitan Lawrence a little better as in the words of the Metropolitan, we- the mob of young people- captured and interrogated them. Really, we just presented them with questions, in the form of tweets, about themselves and about living out our faith. Then Fr. Stephen Wojochewski led us in a reconciliation session and service, followed by the opportunity to go to one of 12 priests for personal confession. There were also two sisters available to talk to and pray with during that time.

Saturday Night Kolomeyka

Wilderness Edge set the tone for our closing banquet by providing a pig roast. A group of young adults did improv as entertainment and thank-you’s were said, especially to Tamara Lisowski, the Manitoba Youth Coordinator who was the mastermind behind Unity 2012 and to her dedicated team of young adults. That night we had a chance to dance to the sounds of Sloohai during the Zabava!

The weekend quickly came to a close with a memorable Divine Liturgy at the Cooks Creek grotto on Sunday morning. Metropolitan Lawrence’s homily on the gospel of the Rich Young Man challenged us all to examine what we are willing to give up in order to follow Christ on our own journeys into the wild. We were sent off to our own Eparchies renewed and transformed, with a blessing and an invitation to come to Unity 2014.

Unity 2012 at Pinawa


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