Христос Воскрес! Воістину Воскрес! Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
PLEASE READ - PLEASE SUPPORT -“Every cent donated will go to the orphanages!” Dana (our parishioner). Dana will speak at each Divine Liturgy during the weekend of Sunday May 29.
“At the end of this month, I will be travelling to Ukraine for approximately 2-3 weeks to volunteer at both an Orphanage in Lviv, and an Orphanage for children with disabilities in Mukachevo, 200km south of Lviv in Western Ukraine.
As a Ukrainian, the past 75+ days have been a surreal nightmare. After donating to multiple Ukrainian charities, going to marches in Toronto, and many sleepless nights, I will always feel the need to do more. At the end of April, I came across these BBC reports. One is of an orphanage in Lviv under constant air raid alert, that is in desperate need for supplies, money, and a helping hand. Another is an orphanage outside of Lviv for children with severe disabilities, who were recently tied to their beds and abandoned by their fleeing carers.
I have connected with the BBC reporters, Jewan Abdi and Olga Pona and I will be taking time off of work at the end of May to travel and volunteer in Lviv. I will be self-funding this volunteer effort, and I will be volunteering at both orphanages.
These orphanages need money and supplies for:
- Fuel for their electricity generators
- A water suction pump to keep their wet make-shift bomb-shelters in the basement dry and warm
- Food and water
- Hygiene products
- School supplies
Considering this, I am currently seeking donations from my personal circle of family, friends, colleagues and clients to maximize my impact while I am in Ukraine. I feel an intense need to help, and I would greatly appreciate it if you could join me in this effort by providing financial support to the orphanages.
I have set up a bank account in a local Ukrainian Credit Union. Any donations I receive will be immediately directed to the orphanages so that they are able to instantly get the relief and supplies that they need. Every cent donated will go to the orphanages; all other costs related to this trip will be covered by myself and my family.
This direct fundraising is a rare opportunity for your financial support to have an efficient and instantaneous effect on improving the dire situation for these orphaned children in the midst of this heinous war. There is no pressure to donate, and any donation is welcome.
To donate, you can send an e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OR at the Ukrainian Credit Union account number 301910200 (D. Horoszczak in trust for Ukrainian Orphanage).
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and supporting my appeal in behalf of the orphans!
📌Our Weekend Schedule.
Saturday - Divine Liturgy (English) at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - Divine Liturgy (Ukrainian) at 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy (English) at 10:30 a.m. (live streamed on Facebook site)
UCWLC Day - Sunday, May 29. We invite members to participate at the 10:30 liturgy to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the UCWLC. The new flag will be blessed and a group photo taken. Members are requested to wear a Ukrainian blouse. Following the liturgy a luncheon will be served for our members.
📌ADVANCE NOTICE - THE WEEKEND OF SUNDAY JUNE 5 - Please notice the change in schedule for the weekend of Sunday, June 5 only.
Saturday, June 4 - 5:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy is CANCELLED
Sunday, June 5 - Regular Schedule 9:00 am Ukr and 10:30 am Eng
We will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday June 10 (Julian Calendar). Fr. Boris Heman from St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Oakville will celebrate both Divine Liturgies this Sunday.
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