DONATIONS –Temporarily, online donations can be given through CanadaHelps.org HERE.
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.
October 8 (Wednesday) – Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
October 18 (Saturday) – Camp Veselka 60th Banquet and Zabava
Oct. 19 (Sunday) – Rebuild Concert and Banquet at St. Volodymyr
This is a group of 43 musicians based in Kyiv which uses music ministry to help widows, orphans and children of Ukraine. It is an evangelical group consisting of members of various Ukrainian denominations. They are coming to the end of their tour of concert performances in Canada, their last here being at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St., Toronto, Wednesday, October 8. Some of you might remember that they approached us to help billet them after the performance that day. Fortunately, this was made easy for us by a benefactor in our community who funded an actual overnight stay for the group at a motel next to our parish in Niagara Falls. Fr. Nazarchyk and his people will host them for lunch.
Dear parishioners and friends! We have received so much from so many lately – this is an opportunity for us to repay. Please plan on attending the concert October 8 – a free-will offering only for their work in Kyiv, - and very likely, to host them for lunch here prior to their departure for Ukraine on October 12. . Please support them and their charitable work by attending their concert on October 8th, 7pm at
YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, 1585 YOUNGE STREET, TORONTO.
FREE WILL OFFERINGS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR.
There is a good possibility that this group will join us at St. Elias for Divine Liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 12 and will sing with with us and for us before departing for Kyiv.
REBUILD CONCERT AND BANQUET OCTOBER 19
St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Bathurst St., Toronto, in conjunction with the Ukrainian Bandurist Capella, is organizing a Benefit Concert/Banquet to help rebuild our Temple. This will take place on Sunday, October 19, at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, Oakville. They will take care of all the arrangements, asking us only to handle ticket sales on our end.
I am humbled and amazed at this offer. In a way, this will be the first official fund-raising event to rebuild our temple. I anticipate another in the springtime organized to take place at St. Demeter Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Steeles Ave. Another should follow in May, when the construction begins, and finally, a concluding Banquet when the temple is blessed July 17, 2016. (Please, God!).
My request of you is this: please be prepared to respond to such attempts to help us. This Concert/Banquet October 19 is $100 per person, with about $60 per ticket tax deductible. Olia Bobyk (905-273-6315) and Mary Stranart (416-244-8116) will be coordinating our parish ticket sales – ideally, families will be able to purchase tables of 8. I realize times are tough economically, but they have always been tough. I do hope that our small parish community will be able to support this initiative of our friends at St. Volodymyr Cathedral and in the Bandurist Capella. More to come….
Save the dates: October 5 to 13, a mission in Ukrainian Language at St. Demetrius Church
ПІД ТВОЮ МИЛІСТЬ – 8-ми денний духовно-реколекційний цикл в українській мові "Під Покровом Пресвятої Богородиці" відбудеться в парафії Св. Димитрія (135 La Rose Ave., Toronto)з 5 до 13 жовтня 2014 р. (за винятком суботи 11 жовтня). Реколеції голосить: о. Василь Говера (Апостольський Делегат для греко-католиків в Казахстані та Середній Азії, - Караганда, Казахстан).
Join Us for an International Conference at the
University of St. Michael's College
in the University of Toronto
Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street (near Queen's Park Crescent)
"RELIGION in the Ukrainian PUBLIC SQUARE:
An ANALYSIS of the EuroMaidan and Its AFTERMATH"
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
Organized by the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute
of Eastern Christian Studies
For more information on this conference and the one in October on Vatican II
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…