Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія

Glory To Jesus Christ!
Glory Forever!

Слава Ісусу Христу!
Слава На Віки!

Family Matters - Growing Holy Families in the 21st Century

Pope Francis has asked that the whole Church take time to reflect on family life: What is God’s will for families? How do we live a life of Holiness? What is the meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage? etc. To help renew our marriages and family life the Edmonton Eparchy has devoted a new section on the website: Family Matters – Growing Holy Families in the 21st Century.

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Becoming a More Welcoming Parish: Letter on the Survey Results

Thank you to all who responded to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton’s “Becoming a More Welcoming Parish” survey. The Eparchial Pastoral Council and I have compiled the results and will be using them as a foundation for engaging our Ukrainian Catholic community in the process of renewal, as addressed in the 25 Year Pastoral Plan (the Plan). We will also be sharing results pertinent to each parish with the respective parish pastors and councils to help each parish to build on its strengths and grow into an even more welcoming parish.

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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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From Pascha to Pascha: We are Easter People - Let Us Beam With Festive Joy








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.


Mailing Address: 9645 -108 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: (780) 424-5496
Fax: (780) 425-2330
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Email: chancery [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com

God’s Martyr, History’s Witness:
Blessed Nykyta Budka the First
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Bishop of Canada

The book is available through the
Edmonton Eparchial Chancery  at a cost of $25

Liturgical Calendar

March 30, 2015

Great and Holy Monday; Our Venerable Father John Climacus, Author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent (c. 649). Aliturgical day. [Great and Holy Week Fast]; Matins - Matthew 21:18-43; Sixth Hour - Ezekiel 1:1-20; Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - Exodus 1:1-20; Job 1:1-12; Matthew 24:3-35;

March 31, 2015

Great and Holy Tuesday; Our Venerable Father Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra (312-37). Aliturgical day. [Great and Holy Week Fast]; Matins - Matthew 22:15-23:39; Sixth Hour - Ezekiel 1:21-2:1; Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - Exodus 2:5-10; Job 1:13-22; Matthew 24:36-26:2;

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Pope Francis’ Catechesis on the Family – 4. The children

The family – 4. The children Dear Brother and Sisters, Good morning, After reflecting on the figures of the mother and father, in this catechesis on the family I would like to talk about the child, or even better, about children. I shall use a beautiful image...

The Pope asks for prayers for the Synod on the family

Vatican City, 25 March 2015 (VIS) – On the solemnity of the Annunciation, during this Wednesday’s general audience held in a rain-soaked St. Peter’s Square, the pe announced to the faithful that today would be a special catechesis, a pause for prayer...

One Day Workshop for Youth Catechist

The Catechism and Youth Ministry departments are planning a one day workshop for youth catechist and those aspiring to be youth catechists (sacramental prep, youth groups, altar servers, children of Mary, Bozhy Dity) on May 2, 2015. To register please call or email:...

Paschal (Easter) Schedule & Graveside Services 2015

Edmonton Parishes: Dormition Parish – Paschal Schedule 2015 Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish – Paschal Schedule 2015 Protection of the BVM & Holy Eucharist Parish – Paschal Schedule 2015 St. Basil’s Parish – Paschal Schedule &...

Budka Biography Presented in Rome

The presentation of God’s Martyr, History’s Witness, the historical biography of Blessed Bishop-Martyr Nykyta Budka, took place on 18 March 2015, at Centro Ecumenica in Borgo Pio, near the Vatican. Presentations were given by: Bishop Borys Gudziak,...

Pope Francis’ Catechesis on the Family – 2. The mother

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. Today we continue with catecheses on the Church and we will reflect on Mother Church. The Church is mother. Our Holy Mother Church. In these days the Church’s liturgy sets before our eyes the icon of the Virgin Mary, Mother of...

COLF: Life-giving Love

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) last fall announced a new campaign entitled Life-giving Love, whose purpose is to help the faithful understand the teaching of the Church pertaining to issues surrounding end-of-life care. The recent ruling of the...

Pope Francis’ Catechesis on the Family – 1. Nazareth

The family – 1. Nazareth Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning, The Synod of Bishops on the Family, recently celebrated, was the first stage of a journey, which will conclude next October with the celebration of another Assembly on the theme: “The Vocation and...

Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox Bishops of North America Meet

A fraternal encounter of the Hierarchs of the Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of North America was held from March 3-5, 2015 in Clearwater, FL.  It was the first such meeting in three years.  The hierarchs held discussions and exchanged information...

World Meeting of Families Prayer

Join together with families from around the world in prayer. Pray the World Meeting of Families prayer each day with your family for the success of the event and for your family’s personal intentions. God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our Savior, you...

Welcoming committee/kit insert for parish bulletins

Eparchial Pastoral Council Welcoming committee profiles and welcome kits under development There were 459 responses to the recent Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton’s “Becoming a More Welcoming Parish” survey. One of the questions asked whether the parish has a...

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

March 9, 2015 Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 6. Today, as we pass the middle of Lent, by the might of the Cross let us glorify the mighty God and Saviour Who was lifted up in the midst of the earth. As we look, show us Your sufferings, Master, and Your...