2017 ARCHEPARCHIAL CONVENTION BEGINS IN WINNIPEG

October 20, 2017

38TH BIENNIAL ARCHEPARCHIAL CONVENTION OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC COUNCIL

The 38th Biennial Convention of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg started on Friday, 20 October 2017 at Winnipeg’s Holy Eucharist Parish Centre. The event, organized by the Archeparchy’s Ukrainian Catholic Council presently under the chairmanship of George Ehr, is a two-day gathering of various major church-related organizations and parish councils. The Archeparchial branches of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada and the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada and the Ukrainian Catholic Youth of Canada are the main organizations that were part of the Convention when it was founded. Over the years, the Knights of Columbus and Parish Pastoral Councils were also included in the gathering every two years. Delegates gather from around the province of Manitoba to hold their own organizational meetings and to participate in a series of plenary sessions that always include a special guest speaker.

This year, Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw from Saskatchewan was invited to speak to the 2017 Convention theme of “Forward in Faith: A Reaffirmation of the Ukrainian Catholic Church”.

The Convention is being held at the excellent facilities at Holy Eucharist Parish in Winnipeg. Various organizations convene in different meeting rooms in the Parish Centre or in the Parish Auditorium. The Convention ends Saturday evening with a formal dinner and dance, but many of the delegates, especially from outside the city, stay for the Sunday morning Divine Liturgy at one of Winnipeg’s fourteen Ukrainian Catholic parishes.


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