EASTER PASTORAL LETTER OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF CANADA (English/Ukrainian PDF)
CELEBRATE EASTER WITH US !!!NEW WESTMINSTER
KELOWNA / PENTICTON
VERNON / GRINDROD
RSVP. May 5, 2014: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebration banquet to follow at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre
Banquet Tickets: $20.00/adults
$ 10.00/child (6-12)
Free for children under 6
Please send a cheque made payable to: your local Parish with memo: "Celebration Banquet" and hand it to parish priest. Along with the cheque please include the names of people attending.
Eparchial Coat of ArmsWith the blessing of Bishop Ken and with the assistance of a small Committee, our Eparchial Coat of Arms (Crest) was designed for the Eparchy of New Westminster. Until this time, the Coat of Arms of our Bishops were used.
The Eparchial Coat of Arms for the Eparchy of New Westminster is registered with the European Heraldic Society.
The Eparchial Coat of Arms' primary colours are blue and yellow which are the symbolic colours of our Ukrainian heritage. The top of the Coat of Arms contains, the Bishop's Mitre (Crown), the Cross, the Bishop's crozier (staff) and panagia with the Blessed Mother of God depicted at the bottom. All of these are symbols of the Office of the Bishop.
The Canadian Maple Leaf is displayed honouring our Canadian roots and as a Church that lives and participates in Canadian life. The Dogwood flower in the centre is the provincial floral emblem of British Columbia. The purple flower is the floral emblem of the Yukon Territories. These flowers are depicted to signify the Eparchy of New Westminster and the territory the Eparchy covers.
In the centre of the Coat of Arms is the Chalice and "Ahnetz" (Host) depicting the Eparchial See of the Bishop located at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Eucharist in New Westminster. The letters on the "Ahnetz" (Host) are in Greek "ICXC NIKA" and translate as "Jesus Christ Conquers.
THE VIBRANT PARISH A PLACE TO ENCOUNTER THE LIVING CHRIST!
On Sunday, March 16, 2014, clergy and lay representatives from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver island gathered at St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre in Vancouver for the second session of “The Vibrant Parish a Place to Encounter the Living Christ” program. This time the main focus of the program was on: Leadership, Unity and Missionary Spirit, as the basic elements of the Vibrant Parish. After the presentations made by Most Rev. Ken (Nowakowski), Bishop of the New Westminster Eparchy and Dr. Christina Hantel-Fraser, Ph.D., MTS, the participants discussed the concrete ways to implement these elements into the life of their parishes.
Office of the Religious Education
EPARCHIAL CLERGY SPIRITUAL RETREAT
This year Eparchial Clergy Spiritual Retreat was at Westminster Abbey (Mission, BC) from March 11-13. Theme of the retreat was Praying with the Pope (How does Francis pray?) and Retreat director was Fr. Richard Soo, sj
PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND AND POLAND
To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Eparchy, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Poland will take place in October. The detailed information will be posted soon. Anyone interested please contact:
Solaway Travel, 3819 Sunset Street, Burnaby, BC—V5G 1T4; Ph: 604-430-6789, Toll Free: 1-877-430-6789 email@example.com or Sister Angelica firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 604-526-9198