"Rooted in faith forward in hope" - 36th convention of the Ukrainian Catholic Council of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg

October 20, 2013

The 36th Convention of the Ukrainian Catholic Council of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg was held on October 18 & 19, 2013 at Canada Inns Destination Centre. The Theme of this year Convention was "Rooted in Faith - Forward in Hope.

Robert Erstelle, Chair of the Ukrainian Catholic Council (Centralia) invited His Grace Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, OSBM, to lead the delegates in prayer service in honor of Blessed Martyr Nykyta Budka. Andrew Konopelny, master of ceremonies, introduced the guest speaker for the evening, Very Reverend Father Larry Kondra, CSsR, Provincial Superior of the Redemptorists in Canada. Father Larry spoke on the Convention theme "Rooted in Faith - Forward in Hope.

His Grace Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, OSBM, acknowledged the hard work done by Robert Erstelle and Executives members and Committees who organized the 36th Convention of the Ukrainian Catholic Council of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg. He also expressed appreciation in gathering together as one body to hear Father Larry Kondra's spiritual presentation and to reflect on the value of deepening our faith life and growth.

The 2013 Convention had a total of 165 registered delegates: 65 registered delegates from UCWLC, 25 – from UCBC, 25 – from UCYC/UCYA, 18 – from KUCA, 27 – from Parish Pastoral Council and 5 guests.

Based on the material provided by:

Sr. Theresa Matwe, SSMI
Convention Secretary


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