Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

УКРАЇНСЬКA КАТОЛИЦЬКA ЦЕРКВА ПРЕОБРАЖЕННЯ ГОСПОДНЬОГО


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Sorokousty/Сорокоусти

During Great Lent we are called to renew and strengthen our relationships with others (both living and dead) and
with God. A special service during Lent is Sorokousty, when we remember all those who have gone before us.

“Sorokousty” literally means “forty mouths”, referring to an ancient monastic practice of 40 monks or priests
singing this commemoration of our departed sisters and brothers.

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Що відбувається на Службі Божі? Why go to church [Pt. 4]

Why should we attend Divine Liturgy?

When people gather together for Liturgy, participate in it, receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ—they
become the Body of Christ—the Church. Thanks to the Liturgy we can understand that the Church isn’t a religious organization, a system of opinions or a creed. It is the body of Christ, a collective of people united by communion in Christ and through Christ.

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Sunday of Zacchaeus

zacchaeusZacchaeus was a sinner, a tax collector, and an outcast. He was the person we don’t want to have anything to do with. Yet, he is the person that Christ sees and wants to visit!

We begin our preparation for Great Lent with this wonderful story. Christ visits the home of Zacchaeus not because Zacchaeus or we are deserving, but rather because God desires to be with us, to share our lives.
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The Most Holy Trinity/ПРЕСВЯТА ТРІЙЦЯ

The Holy TrinityWe have seen the true light, we have received the Heavenly Spirit, we have found the true faith, we worship the undivided Trinity, for It has saved us.

Ми бачили світло Істинне, ми прийняли Духа небесного, ми знайшли віру істинну, нероздільній Тройці покланяємось, Вона бо спасла нас.

The Monday after Pentecost, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Trinity. “In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

As Ukrainian Catholics, these words are among the very first we learn. The sign of the cross — used frequently and generously — is familiar, repeated in threes, with three fingers held together. We often repeat liturgical prayers three times as well.

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Christmas Food Sale

Once again, our parish’s U.C.W.L.C. is inviting everyone to come and help prepare pyrohy and holubtsi for our annual Christmas Food Sale.

Work dates and times are listed below and can be downloaded by clicking here. We look forward to seeing many of you – young and old!

This year, we are also asking for donations of Christmas baking (cookies/bars). This will be a new addition to our sale, so please bring your baking on December 7th.

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The start of a new liturgical year

Glory to Jesus Christ!

September 14th (or the 1st on the Julian calendar) marks the beginning of a new liturgical year.

Coincidentally, it is the time when we are all, as someone remarked to me recently, “getting back into the old routine”. Sun, cottage, long days, and vacations are in the recent past or in the oh, so far away future!

But, the ‘old’ routine can also be comforting; we focus once more on our home, friends and responsibilities – which can be a source of satisfaction and joy. In the end, it depends on our attitude … and in terms of our attitude, the new liturgical year can be a great resource for us all.

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Plaques recall dark chapter in Canadian history

Mark Davis
Waterloo Region Record

plaqueKITCHENER — A dark chapter in Canadian history was recalled Friday with the nationwide unveiling of 100 commemorative plaques.

The plaques recall the internment of thousands of people of European descent in Canadian camps during the First World War.

In Waterloo Region, plaques were unveiled at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Waterloo, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Cambridge, and the Concordia Club in Kitchener.

Aug. 22 marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the War Measures Act, which paved the way for the mass internments at camps across Canada from 1914 to 1920.

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KW Ukrainian community to unveil commemorative plaque

Join the KW Ukrainian community as we mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s tragic internment project with the blessing and unveiling of commemorative plaques. The Ukrainian Orthodox parish and our parish are marking this event together commencing at 10:45am on Friday August 22nd at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

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Welcome to our parish!

God is with us!

Welcome to the homepage of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Transfiguration, serving Eastern Catholics of the Waterloo Region.

We invite you to learn more about this community which has been a vibrant part of Kitchener-Waterloo life for over 90 years. We encourage you to discover the beauty of a world transfigured by faith in a loving and gracious God. We invite you to experience a world transfigured by the power of the Risen Lord!

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