Feeding the Hungry
Valentine’s Day weekend brought joy to many people’s faces around the inner city of Edmonton. This year, at this annual event, UCY made 250 lunch bags which were then distributed to the less fortunate living in our city. This is always such a great event for our youth to take part in because it’s such a great feeling when we help out in our community.
Teen Lenten Retreat
This year our Teen Lenten Retreat took place on March 23-25, 2012 at Camp Oselia where we spoke about what UCY really is and what they can do as the youth in their church. We had 7 teens attend the retreat that weekend where they also participated in various lenten prayers as well as social activities that included movie night and pysanka writing. All in all it was a great weekend! =D
The Plashchanytsia Hop was a great experience for everyone that came out this year. We had 15 people join us as we visited 6 of our Ukrainian Churches in Edmonton. These churches were St. Josaphant’s Cathedral, St. Basil’s, St. Vladamir’s, Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Eucharist and Holy Cross. The youth that attended participated in Jerusalem Matins, various prayers such as a Marian version of the Rosary, and talks by Fr. Mihajlo Planchak and Fr. Ireneus.