Category: UCY Young Adults

Young Adult Programming put on by the Eparchial UCY

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

 

Plastyanytsya Hop April 18 2014

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Join the Eparchial Ukrainian Catholic Youth & Young Adults as we pray and share our faith this Good Friday at our annual Plastyanytsya Hop.

Please meet us at 2:45 p.m. at St Josaphat Cathedral and we will be carpooling to the various parishes. We will also be providing snacks. Please feel free to join us at any of the parishes at any point if you are not able to join us for the whole evening. For more information call Millie @ 780-446-1061 or Beth @ 780-999-8631.

Below is the schedule for the evening.

 

3:30 p.m.

 

Dormition

15608 – 104 AVE

 

4:15 p.m. St. Vladimir’s

12726 – 119 STREET

5:00 p.m.

 

 

Holy Cross

9003 – 153 AVE

7:00 p.m.

 

 

Holy Eucharist

6425 – 120 AVE

8:00 p.m.

 

 

St. Nicholas

9507 Austin O’Brien Rd

8:45 p.m.

 

 

St. Basil’s

7007 – 109 STREET

9:30 p.m. St. George’s

11305 – 95 A STREET

10:10 p.m.

 

 

St. Josephat’s

10825 – 97 STREET

 

Unity 2014: Registration Now Open!

Registration for Unity 2014 is now open! Click on the above link for their website and download your registration form from the “Documents” section at the top of the page. Unity 2014 promises to be a fun, fulfilling weekend of great people and great activities, all centered around learning more about the Ukrainian Catholic faith.

Hope to see you there!

Joyanne, Unity 2014 Website Facilitator

 

 

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

 

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!!!

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)