Category: UCY

Eparchial UCY (Ukrainian Catholic Youth) of Edmonton

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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.

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 tetiana.hlus@live.ca

Hope to see you there!

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!!!

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.

Update on Unity 2012!

CIX!

A heads up to those still wanting to join the Edmonton Eparchy’s group for our Unity 2012 excersion: there are only 23 spots left! Do not miss this awesome opportunity to meet with like-minded young adults from across Canada (and even the United States)!

For more information and to register, check out the Unity 2012 website at unity2012.wordpress.com. Also, check out our Facebook page!

I’m super excited for this event and I hope to share this experience with all of you!

Joyanne, Unity 2012 Planning Team (Edmonton Eparchy)

2012 Teen Lenten Retreat

Come join your UCY executive at Camp Oselia on March 23- 25th for their annual Teen Lenten Retreat!

This is a great opportunity for you to challenge yourself spiritually, learn more about your UCY group and spend time with old and new friends. The registration form is below, print some off and share them with your friends. Hope to see you all there! =D

Click here for the registration form: Edmonton Registration

“Spring Thing” Youth Retreat in Saskatoon

If any of you are interested in attending a youth retreat this spring and you happen to be in Saskatchewan? …consider Saskatoon’s UCYC’s “Spring Thing”.  It will take place in Saskatoon on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:00pm till Sunday… afternoon.

This is a “save the date” invitation! More information to follow. For right now, here’s what you need to know!

 

The weekend is for youth and young adults.

It includes a Saturday evening ticket to Vesna, one of Canada’s largest Ukrainian cultural festivals.

You’ll be staying at Sheptytsky Insitute in Saskatoon.

And the best for last….
the speakers/presenters for the weekend are….for the first time ever…
ALL SIX OF THE NAHACHEWSKY BROTHERS!

Deacon/Architect Thomas
Professor Andriy
Fire Chief David
Priest Ivan
Entrepreneur Taras
Priest Bohdan.

This may be a once in a lifetime thing! Mark your calendars.


“Get Real” – St. Stephen’s Winter Youth Retreat 2012

The youth group of St. Stephen’s parish in Calgary is hosting another winter retreat… and it will happen on February 15 till 17.

 

Get Real Registration Form 2012 PDF

You can join us if you are in grade 7 to 12, and you want to have a profound spiritual and social experience.