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Ukrainian Catholic Religious Education Center

The Eparchial Lay Formation program is a 2 year program located in Saskatoon at Queen’s House of Retreats. This Program is run by UCREC. It is an experience in learning the faith in a community setting. We share the experience with the Dioceses of Saskatoon and Prince Albert and the Archdiocese of Keewatin-LePas. It is a three stream program – Eparchy, Diocesan and Aboriginal. This Program is an exciting experience in learning about the Eastern Church and the Universal Church.

The Adult Faith Formation Program runs in both Yorkton and Regina. The programs were started in response to a need to bring the Eparchial Lay Formation to other areas of the Eparchy.  It is a one year program that offers a deepening of spiritual growth and knowledge of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. This program is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about faith, prayer and our Church.

Christ Our Pascha

Introduction

The source of Christian life is faith in the risen Christ. This faith, formulated by the Church in the Nicene Creed, also known as the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Symbol of Faith, is expressed in her liturgical prayer.

Part I

Part One of the Catechism presents the contents of Christian faith in the Most Holy Trinity - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - one God, who revealed himself to humankind and made known to it his will.

Part II

Part Two of the Catechism presents the liturgical life of the Church, that is, the Church's prayerful gathering in Christ. This gathering, or assembly, takes place in the power of the Holy Spirit in order to give praise and thanksgiving to the Father.

Part III

Part Three of the Catechism presents the life and action of the Christian as a new person in Christ in light of Divine Revelation and on the basis of the Eastern Christian tradition. God the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit grants a person new life.

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  • Dr. Lesya Sabada in Lay formation program in yorkton 

"How Can My Faith Respond to Ecological Crisis"

Listening to her presentation makes me dig more deeply into my mind and spirit…                                         I am concerned about the way our world is being destroyed so rapidly, a world given to us by God, to live, enjoy and take care of.                                                                                                                                                  With her presentation, it makes me realize that this didn’t start “yesterday” but maybe around  250 years ago. As she explained: Life used to be much simpler in the olden times “and people felt closer to God”. However, with all the advances in general and all human being are trying to keep up with it; we are failing to protect our suffering world.                                                                                                                                     I’ve been trying to practice my 3 R’s: reuse,  reduce and recycle, also composting, as she explained,           I realize it’s not enough!  The anthropocene is controlling our lives and minds but we can refuse many things. We have to practice “The 10 Ways To Live More Simply” taken from the second part of the Laudato Si’, where Pope Francis invites us to practice this. read more…

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