A Survey: “How Welcoming Is My Parish?”

As part of our 25 Year Pastoral Plan, the Eparchy of Edmonton is working towards transforming our parishes into even more welcoming places, places where we encounter the living Christ.

Help us become more welcoming parishes by filling out the following survey.  The results of the survey will be shared with your pastor and parish pastoral council so that they help make your parish even more welcoming.

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Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Glory Forever!


Слава Ісусу Христу!

Слава на Віки!


The Shroud of Turin an Official Replica

By Bishop David Motiuk:

It is with much love and great joy in my heart that I welcome you to Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral as we solemnly receive and place on exposition for veneration an official replica of the Shroud of Turin.

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Restoration of the Liturgical Practice of the KISS OF PEACE (ENG/UKR)

The Kiss of Peace is an expression of reconciliation and unity between the people present at a liturgical assembly. It originates with the widespread custom, in the ancient Western Mediterranean world, of people greeting each other with a kiss on the cheek. This was the custom in ancient Judea and was also practiced by Christians.

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25 Year Pastoral Plan

Over the past several years, the Eparchial Pastoral Council has embarked upon an ambitious endeavour in discerning and preparing a 25 Year Pastoral Plan for the Eparchy of Edmonton.

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Becoming A More Welcoming Parish

I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35) The Ukrainian Catholic Church throughout Alberta has embarked upon an exciting and courageous 25 Year Pastoral Plan, entitled Evangelization: A New Springtime.

Home of Hope Project

The Edmonton Eparchy in partnership with the Bridge of Hope has embarked on a charitable project entitled “Home of Hope”. It is a sanctuary and support for teenage girls, who no longer qualify for Ukrainian Government protection services, and need a safe place to work on their education and career.

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Bishop David

On January 25, 2007, he was appointed Bishop of the Eparchy of Edmonton and was enthroned on March 24, 2007 at St. Basil Church in Edmonton.

Our Mission:

To lead all people into a continual deepening personal relationship with Jesus Christ, in and through His Church: By knowing God, loving God and serving God.


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Phone: (780) 424-5496
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Events on November 20, 2014

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple; Our Venerable Father Gregory of Decapolis (842); Our Holy Father Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople (446); Commemoration of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, First Superior of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate (+1919) [Nativity Fast]; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-8; Luke 11:47-12:1

Events on November 21, 2014

Fasting Day

The Entrance into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary [Nativity Fast]; Hebrew 9:1-7; Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Survey Extended and Now Includes a PDF Printable Copy

Survey – How Welcoming is My Parish?  As part of our 25 Year Pastoral Plan, the Eparchy of Edmonton is working towards transforming our parishes into even more welcoming places, places where we encounter the living Christ. Help us become more welcoming parishes by...

Historian takes hard look at Budka’s accomplishments

Author: RAMON GONZALEZ Source: “This article is reprinted with permission from the November 17, 2014 issue of the Western Catholic Reporter, www.wcr.ab.ca.” Bishop Nykyta Budka dedicated much of his life to preserving the faith of Ukrainian Catholics in Canada. But...

Russia and Ukraine: A Violent Past, A Cloudy Future

An interview with Rev. Dr. Athanasius D. McVay, historian of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church By: Dorothy Cummings McLean Source: The Catholic World Report   The Reverend Doctor Athanasius D. McVay is a Canadian-born historian and priest of the Ukrainian Greek...

+ Rev. Ron Hollohan Falls Asleep in The Lord

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of one of our Eparchial Priests – Rev. Ron Hollohan. On October 31, 2014, at 12:30 pm Rev. Ron Hollohan passed away at the age of 88 years. Friday, November 7 – 7:00 p.m. Parastas at Exaltation of...

NOV 1: Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

Source: sheptytskyinstitute.ca Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky was born Count Roman Alexander Maria Sheptytsky in 1865 in the Ukrainian village of Prylbychi. The son of a polonized (and therefore latinized) Ukrainian Aristocrat, Jan Sheptytsky and Sophia Fredro...

Reminder: Daylight Savings Ends (Time Change)

This Sunday, Nov 1st, daylight savings time ends. Please remember to push your clocks ONE hour back; otherwise, you’ll be ONE hour early for the Divine Liturgy-which might not be a bad thing.

Bishop’s Names Day Tea

On behalf of the Ukrainian Catholic Council of the Edmonton Eparchy (Tsentralia) and it’s permanent member organizations UCBC, UCWLC, UCYC, EECKC I would like to extend an invitation to you and your parishioners to attend annual Bishop’s Name Day Tea on November 09,...

Santa Claus cardinal in Ukraine serves as conscience of the nation

By Inés San Martín Vatican correspondent October 21, 2014 www.cruxnow.com KIEV — When millions of pro-democracy Ukrainians launched what they called the “Revolution of Dignity” in November 2013, which led to the fall of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych and...

Vatican’s message for Deepavali 2014

(Vatican) As Hindus worldwide celebrate Deepavali or Diwali, the festival of lights, the Vatican has called on Hindus, Christians, followers ‎of other religions and people of good to foster together a culture of inclusion  for ‎a just and peaceful society.‎  In a...

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

January 1, 2015 The Circumcision of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ Our Father Among the Saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379) Gregory of Nazianzis, father of Gregory the Theologian (374); Holy Martyr Basil of Ankyra (322)

The eighth day following His birth, the Divine Child was presented in the Temple and circumcised according to the Law existing in Israel since the time of Abraham. On this occasion, He was given the name Jesus, which the Archangel Gabriel announced to the All-Holy...

December 9, 2014 Conception of St. Anna

The righteous Joachim and Anna were childless for fifty years of their married life. In their old age the Archangel Gabriel appeared to each one of them separately, telling them that God had heard their prayers and that they would give birth to a daughter, Mary. Then...