Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration


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UCWLC-Kitchener sponsors Zarvannytsia camp

Zarvannytisia campThe parish branch of the UCWLC has agreed to sponsor the participation of young girls from the Petryky Internat (for girls and women with disabilities) in a one-week camp at the beautiful pilgrimage site of Zarvannytsia.

Students from St. Jerome’s University (Waterloo) have been volunteering at the Internat just outside of Ternopil, Ukraine, for 10 years. Each summer, at the end of July they accompany a group of girls from the Internat to the camp. Unfortunately, in recent years the camp was on the verge of cancellation due to financial challenges.

This year, the residents of the Internat can anticipate with joy and excitement the transformative experience of Zarvannytsia—thanks to the women in our parish. What’s more, our UCWL branch has generously offered to sponsor the participation of the Internat residents annually. This year’s commitment is $1200 (US).