This St. Elias Parish Activities Update will answer the questions many of you have been asking.
1.SVIACHENE - PARISH EASTER LUNCH is postponed to May 11 and will be combined with the Mothers' Day Brunch. After Divine Liturgy at St. Augustine School, we will go to the church grounds for a picnic style brunch if the weather is good. If not, then we will stay at the school for the meal. All will be given plenty of notice about the final plans.Volunteers are needed to coordinate this meal.
2. Our PATRIARCH SVIATOSLAV WILL honour our parish with a visit on Monday, May 5th. Moleben at 4pm will be followed with a simple reception and then a meeting with catechists and clergy wives at 5:30 to 6:30. All will take place on parish grounds.
A brief planning meeting for this event will take place on Sunday after Divine Liturgy at St. Augustine School.
3. We ARE taking a bus to the MARCH FOR LIFE in Ottawa on May 8th. Those interested must sign-up on Sunday after Liturgy. If you are unable to attend on Sunday and wish to go, please email pani Iryna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Volunteers needed to do coffee this Sunday. Perhaps
one can make coffee and set out juice while a few others can bring pasta
or other snack to serve. Please respond to this email if you can help!
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REBUILDING SAINT ELIAS – It was with sadness and shock that we witnessed our church building burn to the ground on the morning of Saturday, April 5, 2014. We are greatly relieved that no-one was injured, and grateful for the support that started to pour in before the flames were even extinguished. Those of us who were blessed to experience the beauty and tranquility of our dear church know how much it will be missed. Those of you who were around to build it know how much work lies ahead. But for now, we thank God for those things that fire can not destroy, and remind ourselves that God’s people are the Church. We will build a new home for them.
DONATIONS –Temporarily, online donations can be given through CanadaHelps.org HERE.
Buduchnist Credit Union and Ukrainian Credit Union
are also accepting donations for the St. Elias Re-Building Fund.