HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION

Eis Polla Eti Despota Happy 10th Anniversary of Episcopal Ordination to our Bishop Ken! All God’s blessings for many more years to come! Eis Polla Eti Despota – На Многая Літа, Владико!  24 July 2007 - 24 July...

Eparchial Christmas Candle Appeal

Eparchial Christmas Candle Appeal 2016-eparchial-christmas-candle-project-information-summary Let us know if you have any questions: Name Email Address Message Message 11 + 9 = Eparchial Christmas Candle Appeal! Since 2012 our Eparchy has been collecting funds to help underprivileged and orphaned children in Ukraine through our Christmas Candle appeal. Our fundraising program is part of a larger global appeal sponsored by Caritas Ukraine. We have had great momentum over the last few years raising over $20,000 with support from our BC Parishes as well as Parishes in other Provinces and parts of the United States. The appeal is once again taking place for the month of December and we encourage everyone to remember these children during our Christmas season with a voluntary donation. Please place your donation in an envelope marked Christmas Candle, with your name and address and include it with the Sunday collection at any Ukrainian Catholic Church in BC or mail to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster.  All donations over $20 are eligible to receive a tax receipt if requested and cheques can be made out to your Parish with Christmas Candle Project in the Memo. If you wish to purchase a candle please contact your parish priest, they are available for a minimum donation of $5 per candle.  Last year’s money raised was used to provide children in Lviv with speech therapy, allowing them to function and communicate normally in society. This year’s focus is to support a Hospice in Ivano-Frankivsk that houses orphans, and provides basic necessities, education and life skills to help them integrate into society. We thank you for your past support...

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker parish (Victoria) 14 January at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Victoria, British Columbia – Bishop Ken of the Eparchy of New Westminster celebrated a special devotion service … a Moleben to Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta and afterwards Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk postulator of the Canonization of St. Mother Teresa directed a spiritual afternoon of renewal by sharing the life and message of St. Teresa.  Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish (Vancouver) A great day, Sunday 15 January at the Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Vancouver. Divine Liturgy with Bishop Ken & Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk and then a most up lifting spiritual conference on Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Formation of the Mother of God parish (Kelowna) A wonderful evening in Kelowna, British Columbia, Eparchy of New Westminster. After the celebration of the special prayer Moleben service dedicated to St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta celebrated by Bishop Ken at Holy Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic parish, Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk MC, postulator for the Canonization of St. Teresa presented a spiritual reflection on the life and teachings of Mother Teresa and what it means for us today, here and now. SAINT MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA Come and share a time of spiritual renewal and inspiration for 2017!   The Eparchy of New Westminster invites you to join Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC for an event to learn about the life and legacy of St. Teresa of Calcutta.  Fr. Brian was born in Winnipeg and is a Ukrainian Catholic priest.  He knew St. Theresa very well and was the...

2017 Camp St Volodymyr

2017 Camp St Volodymyr Days : Hours : Minutes : Seconds REGISTER more info to come MARK YOUR CALENDARS – August 20-27, 2017 The purpose of camp is to provide an opportunity for youth to experience God through nature and the companionship of others. Children will experience Ukrainian language and culture during camp along with games, religious activities, hikes, sports, arts and crafts, camp fires, water activities and other summer camp activities.   This marks the 34th year of our Ukrainian Catholic Summer Camp. Camp will take place in Kelowna at the OAC facility. Camp offers a wide range of activities for campers aged 7-15 (as of December 31, 2017).  Registration will be available online via Eventbrite “Camp St. Volodymyr BC 2017.”  Early bird registration Ends July 6, 2017. WAYS TO HELP VOLUNTEER Camp St. Volodymyr is a nonprofit camp, run on a volunteer basis.  If you are interested in helping at this year’s camp as a counsellor, chef, arts & crafts or cultural coordinator please contact Jennifer. Applications forms for counsellors are due May 15, 2017. All volunteers will be subject to a criminal records check and must sign the camp code of conduct.   DONATE We are always happy to accept food donations of vegetables, fruits, cereals, and treats for children such as cakes, cookies, as well as monetary donations. Tax receipts can be issued with donations of $25 or more.   For more information contact Jennifer Caldwell @ 604.220.0584 or jennsawka@hotmail.com. Visit our webpage via www.nweparchy.ca Camp Site...

Fundraising Gala for Ukrainian Catholic University

FUNDRAISING GALA IN SUPPORT OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY UCU Fundraising Gala Ukrainian Catholic University   7 September 2016 Glory to Jesus Christ! Dear Friends, The Vancouver Friends of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) and the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF) is hosting a special fundraising gala for UCU on 11 November in Vancouver. I fully support this initiative and would also ask you to support it. Ticket information is in the attachment. Please note that there are ten places at each table. Perhaps you could consider purchasing a full table for yourself and inviting friends to join you. The theological and philosophical faculty of the UCU has papal accreditation. The history, IT, humanities, journalism and business programs are among the best in the country. UCU and its various faculties are open to students of all religious denominations and confessions in Ukraine and internationally. The seminarians (more than two hundred of them) at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Lviv, Ukraine receive their academic formation from UCU free of charge. In fact a good number of the clergy of our Eparchy have received their academic formation from UCU! Today UCU is not only a flagship of reform in higher education but is an acknowledged leader in the transformation of Ukrainian society. The university is setting the highest academic standards while being in the forefront of social responsibility. Most of the students come from humble economic backgrounds and can dream of a world class education only with our help. I cannot emphasize enough how important this educational institution is for the future of Ukraine. Local resources are sharply limited during this time of...