Category: Parish Young Adult Progamming

Programs put on for Young Adults by the parishes.

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.

Young Adult Jasper Ski Trip

Jasper

Join the St. Josaphat’s Young Adults as we experience God’s glory in the mountains! Enjoy a 2 day trip with ski and sun, as we head to Jasper for an unforgettable weekend from January 29 at 5 PM to Jan 31 at 9 PM

Contemplate the blessings of the Lord as you race down a mountain at full tilt with nothing but a slab of fiberglass strapped to your feet. Oh you’ll be praying alright! $150 package includes food, transportation, accommodation and of course some of the best company around. Spiritual guidance provided by Fr. Michael Bombak. Lift tickets/equipment rentals extra. For those not interested in skiing there is also an excursion to the Maligne Canyon for a walking tour. Register by January 19th. For more information/to register call Millie @ 780-446-1061 or Damian @ 587-986-5757. You can also email youth@edmontoneparchy.com

Here is the registration Jasper Ski Trip Registration Form

Itinerary for Jasper Ski Trip
Friday, January 29th
Travel Day 1

5:00 pm – Meet in St. Josaphat’s parking lot with all gear/bags ready to load

5:30 pm *sharp* – Depart for Jasper Hostel

~9:30 pm – Arrive at Jasper Hostel

Unpack and unwind for a full day of skiing tomorrow

Saturday, January 30th
Ski/Maligne Canyon Walking Tour Day

For those not interested in skiing/snwoboarding there is an available walking tour through the Maligne Canyon.

Breakfast at the Hostel

Ski/Snowboard/Walking Tour

(Individuals responsible for their own lunch)

More skiing/snowboarding/walking

Dinner at the Hostel

Divine Liturgy

Wind down for the evening

Sunday, January 31st
Half Day Ski/Travel Day 2

First Hour Prayers

Breakfast at the Hostel

Ski/Snowboard

~4:00 pm – Depart from Jasper back to Edmonton

~9:00 pm – Arrive at St. Josaphat’s

 

One Rock WYD @ Home

One Rock WYD @ Home

What is One Rock?

 OneRock 2013

What is One Rock? One Rock is a vibrant faith-filled Christian music festival event for young adults and their families. It’s a time where we come together, away from the noise of the world, to make a noise for GOD!

Come join various speakers and Christian musical artists for three fantastic days of music, praise & worship, inspirational talks and more. Come and experience it for yourself. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

July 26, 27, 28 2013

Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre
Box 430
Cochrane, Alberta

Phone: (403) 932-2012

What to bring

  • Lawn chairs
  • Sun screen
  • Mosquito spray
  • Hats
  • Cash for lunch (townsite has an ATM)
  • Bagged lunch if you have special dietary needs

 

 

 PEEPs   Patriarchs Edmonton Eparchy Pilgrims

Edmonton Eparchy is going to One Rock at Cochrane please join Beth Mayko and Father Bo Nahachewsky on this pilgrimage.

Contact Millie at 780-424-5496 or 780-446-1061

 

IGNITE Paska & Pysanky

 

On March 24, Ignite youth got together in the basement of St. Nicholas Parish for a paska and pysanka workshop.

 

The St. Nicholas ladies league were gracious enough to provide some insight to the importance and tradition of paska making, as well as thier expertise in decorating the Easter bread

PaskaIGNITE Paska2IGNITE PaskaThe afternoon was filled with tradition, friends, pysanky, paska, and of course food!.

Ignite Paska Baking 2013

Pasanky

Plastyanytsya Hop

Plastyanytsia Hop 2013

The UCY’s annual Plastyanytsia Hop for the 2013 Easter Season was very successful. The youth travelled to eight different churches as a group. Over the course of the afternoon, the number of participants ranged from five to thirteen. Youth came from around four or five different Parishes. The event started at 4:00 on the south side of Edmonton at St. Nicholas and wound its way around the whole city ending up in each end, at one of the many Ukrainian Catholic churches and ended up downtown at St. Josaphat’s Cathedral ending closer to 11:00pm. The youth learnt a lot by having self lead sessions or by spending times singing, praying and speaking with our many different clergy members. The event was enlightening and a growing experience!563631_10151325333281431_1243520404_n 734462_10151325333156431_1071312309_n 545295_10151325333201431_1708580017_n Plastyanytsia Hop  2013

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.

iWitness

iWitness is our newest and greatest contest that encourages students to showcase how they witness the Lord working in their lives, by way of drawings, pictures, written works, or videos.

check it out: iwitness.edmontoneparchy.com

YOU COULD WIN GREAT PRIZES!!!

Kenosis: Catholic Youth Pilgrimage

Kenosis is a Pilgrimage for Youth and Young adults from Eastern Alberta, to Winnipeg, to go see the shrine of Blessed Vasyl Velechkovsky, a Saint in the making.

For more information please see the attached PDF: Kenosis Poster
 or contact Fr. Bo of Lloydminster

World Youth Day 2013 – Rio, Brazil

“Go and Make Disciples of All Nations!” (CF MT 28:19)

taken from the WYD site: http://www.rio2013.com/en/a-jornada/lema-da-jornada

 

“The World Youth Day in Madrid renewed the call on youth to be the yeast that makes the dough rise, giving to the world the hope that borns with the faith. Be generous when giving a testimony of Christian life, especially having in consideration the next World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.”

This call was made by Pope Benedict XVI when proclaiming the theme of World Youth Day Rio2013: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28, 19), during the general audience on August 24.

At that time, the catechesis was dedicated to WYD 2011, which was over on the 21th of the same month. Benedict XVI recalled fondly the joy of participation of the about two million young people in Madrid, to what he called “a wonderful experience of brotherhood, encounter with the Lord, sharing and growth in faith: a veritable cascade of light.”

That’s why is so important that young people in Brazil and the world from now on assume that call to mission and participate in the World Youth Day as living witnesses of Christ.

PFor the Father Gerardo Dondici Vieira, director of the Theology Department at PUC-Rio, this is a theme to be kept in the heart, reflected and meditated. “This theme, about making disciples, call other disciples to communion and fellowship with the Lord, is the theme dearest to the Gospel of Matthew. This mandate, this mission is already announced in the whole Gospel. And in fact, can only make disciples the one who is already a disciple, who lives with the Lord” said the priest.

Father Dondici points out that this testimony and proclamation of Christ himself, are major challenges for youth, living in a pluralistic world, with thousands of information either through schools, recreation, internet, especially in the contact with social networks, like facebook, twitter: “With these thousand shares, he, young disciple, is called to plant in the hearts of those he meets, with whom it communicates, the desire to be a disciple of Jesus”.

“What does the disciple of Jesus wins? Wins the presence in the kingdom, wins the certainty of God’s love, wins the certainty to be for the others a sign of mercy and love. Wins carrining and giving the peace of the Lord. Forgiveness, mercy, peace, these are the fruits and gifts that the world really needs. Violence, war, corruption, evil, everything that takes away the possibility of the young to grow up and put all its richness and vitality service of humanity, are the ones who will diminish in society.”he said.

In the final term of the text of Matthew – “Go and make disciples of all nations” – explained the priest, there is a great anthropological dream of us all, that the contact with the Lord, the friendship with Him, awaken the best that eachone has in himself.

“We live in a world where there are many wastes, loss of human life, due to lack of chance. The fellowship with the Lord brings out our best. The announcement “Go and make disciples of all nations” is an announcement for a lifetime. At no time we can take a break from it, because it assumes that the one who is a friend of the Lord, by his life, by his way of being in the world, communicate to others the light, the beauty and joy of being a disciple of the Lord. That is the mission that our church needs. Many times we are paralyzed and stunned by a world that goes a little crazy, but in this world we have the presence of the Lord who has chosen us, who chose the youth to be a sign of His love and joy in the world” concluded.

Alberta and Saskatoon Goes to Unity 2012!

Calling all Ukrainian Catholic Young Adults aged 18-35 from Alberta and Saskatchewan! Unity 2012 is coming up this August 16-19 and we are planning to take a bus down to Pinawa, MB for this extraordinary event! This is what the bus schedule looks likes thus far:

Wednesday, August 15:

4:00pm: Bus will leave Calgary
7:00pm: Bus will arrive at St. Josaphat’s Cathedral in Edmonton for the Send off Divine Liturgy with all Albertan participants.
8:30pm: Bus will leave Edmonton and head to Saskatoon.

Thursday, August 16:
1:30am: Bus will arrive in Saskatoon and will pick up Saskatoon participants.
2:00am: Bus will leave Saskatoon and head towards Winnipeg.
1pm: Bus will arrive in Winnipeg. We will have lunch at The Forks.
2:30pm: Bus will depart Winnipeg and head to Cook Creek Shrine for a prayer service/ photo op.
4:00pm: Bus will arrive at Wilderness Edge.

***We have yet to figure out the schedule for the way back, but rest assured we’ll have that posted ASAP!***

The total cost for the bus will be $250 per person.

It’s going to be awesome (and I mean AWESOME in the most epic of proportions!) If you don’t believe me, check out the Unity website at http://unity2012.wordpress.com/ and their YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/Unity2012In2TheWild?ob=0&feature=results_main.

Hope to see you there 😀

 

taken from: http://www.facebook.com/events/207404342695094/?notif_t=plan_user_invited