Dear Parishioners and Friends - There is so much happening in Ukraine (and, for that matter, in the Holy Land), that one is in danger of being overwhelmed by information overload. My family in Ukraine tells me that young men around Lviv are being rounded up to serve in the military; others tell me their homes have been opened to take in refugees. Even here in our community we are not immune to what is happening there: at Praznyk this past Sunday, with us were Fr. Ivan Katkalo and his family, forced out of his church in Crimea, while off to the side, a collection being taken up to provide helmets and medical kits.
Because of the volume of material coming from Ukraine, the temptation is to just tune out and hope for the best. This we cannot do. To help you through this, I am forwarding on to you this simple Media Release from CKY - Ukrainian World Congress - to help keep you informed on events in Ukraine, and still leave you with time to get on with your life here in our blessed Canada…..
Lord, have mercy!
CHURCH SITE WORK COMPLETED – the remains of the salvaged blessed objects will be placed in a mound – date of prayers soon – to be announced. Now what? Architects redesign the building to bring it up to date and for improvements – the structural engineers draw up the specific drawings – then these are put out to tender to 4 builders – (by the new year) – then, if we can afford it, we begin the actual reconstruction, hopefully, early in the new year. A long and complicated process. Lord, help us!
Help needed to reclaim the stone from the building
any day – any time – call 905-459-8888
СКІНЧИЛИ РОБОТУ НА ЦEРКОВНІЙ ПЛОЩІ – готуємо могилу для освячених рештків храму – дамо знати коли буде молитва над ними. А тепер що? Архитекти переробляють пляни на відбудову – тоді до стрктурних енжінерів які нарисують точно – тоді роздаються 4 будівельним фірмам на кошторис (в новім році) – тоді, якщо кошти можемо покрити, вибираємо будівельного і беремося до роботи. Боже, допоможи! Довгий і коштовний процес – краще би було щоби церква не згоріла.
August 10 – Baptism during Liturgy - Sophia Levchenko
August 19 – Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord
August 14-18 – Dormition Fast
August 24 – Baptism during Liturgy – Domenic Alba
August 28 – Feast of Dormition of Mother of God
WHEN CAN WE GO TO CONFESSION? – in our present situation, the following opportunities are best: during any Vespers Service – usually Saturday evenings, 7 – 8 p.m., in the parish house; during Sunday Matins, 9 – 9:45, at St. Augustine Secondary School. -
КОЛИ МОЖEМО СПОВІДАТИСЯ? - найкраще тепер підчас Вечірні, суботами, о год. 7 -8, у парафіяльнім домі, і неділями, підчас Утрені, 9 – 9:45, тут у школі. А якщо нагла потреба, коли небудь….