Thursday, September 28th
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon Saskatchewan. An Eparchy is like a diocese. We live in the Archdiocese of Regina and Archbishop Don Bolen is our shepherd. The shepherd of the Ukrainian Eparchy is Bishop Bryan Bayda.
Let us pray for our brothers and sisters in the Ukrainian Catholic church today. We are all brothers and sister in our faith and yet we celebrate our faith in many very different, yet similar, ways.
Our beliefs in God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are the one. God's love is so large it can be celebrated in many ways. Let us rejoice in God's love in our world!
Let us pray with the words that our brother Jesus taught all of us:
Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.