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The End of an Era
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The End of an Era

By Denise Titian After decades of serving the spiritual needs of people of the Catholic faith in Ahousaht, on Feb. 7, 2018, St. Lawrence Catholic Church was bulldozed to the ground. The iconic little white church, built in the summer of 1956, had fallen into a state of disrepair and was condemned. At one point...

Where Have All the Oblates Gone in Fond Du Lac?
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Where Have All the Oblates Gone in Fond Du Lac?

Story and Photos by Father David Reilander The Laurentian Plateau, better known as the Canadian Shield, is composed of igneous and metamorphic rock around Hudson Bay that rose from great depths in the Precambrian and formed the core of North America after splitting off from ancient Arctica. The current surface is the root of eroded...

The Church Burned Down
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The Church Burned Down

By Mickey Conlon It was a Sunday in late July, not unlike most Sundays for Denise Grimard, save for the fact she was about eight months pregnant. She was attending Mass at St. Theresa’s Mission Church in Telegraph Creek, B.C., the mission church her husband, Joshua, had just put a roof on. Her youngest of...

The Witness
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The Witness

By Elvira Santiago Foronda , Charitable Gifts Manager One of our donors established a family endowment fund to support the urgent needs of our missions. I was pleasantly surprised during our conversation when he said, “I want to establish this endowment to inspire my children, who are not very close to the church, to help...

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Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church

By Cape Breton Post staff The Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church held their 100th anniversary celebrations, August 2nd to 5th, 2017. Those behind the endeavour were Ukrainian immigrants who came to the area in search of work in coal mines and the steel industry. Although they brought with them their language, customs and beliefs, these new...

Shared Lay Formation Program
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Shared Lay Formation Program

By Sr.Bonita Komarnicki, SSMI In 1996, the Eparchy of Saskatoon had a Needs Assessment Survey. From that Survey, the biggest need from the Assessment was Adult Education. Sr. Patricia Lacey, SSMI and Sr. Gloria Mokry, SSMI from the Ukrainian Catholic Religious Education Centre met with the Saskatoon Diocesan Lay Formation Program Directors. After a great...

Praying with Paint
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Praying with Paint

By Michael Swan Love and pictures go together. You can piece together who and what anybody loves by the pictures on their phone, the pictures they hang on their walls, the pictures pinned to their cubicle at work and the pictures they’ve posted to Facebook. But the next question has to be that Bee Gees...

Prairie Shepherd Missionary Disciple
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Prairie Shepherd Missionary Disciple

By Bishop Bryan Bayda You may have heard it said, “You can take the boy out of the prairie, but you can’t take the prairie out of the boy!” Well, Ithink this is true about me and also true of many. Stop and think about the personal experiences you had growing up. There are places...

CMIC and the Canadian Ukrainian Catholic Church
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CMIC and the Canadian Ukrainian Catholic Church

By Father David Reilander Two years-ago, I made my first mission trip to the Eparchy of New Westminster near Vancouver to visit Bishop Ken Nowakowski and get acquainted with the Ukrainian Catholic Church, which CMIC assists. I knew very little about our sister Church. Bishop Ken gave me a huge volume and asked me to...

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Retirements of Development Director and Communications Officer

By Father David Reilander It is with sadness that two long-term employees left us at the end of June. At their retirement lunch at Biagio Ristorante in Toronto, farewells were paid to Kathleen Ancker and Anne Hanley. Kathleen began 25 years ago as a clerk and worked her way up to the Director of Development....