Year of Mercy Column: Announcement

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 in News from the Eparchy

Jubilee of Mercy

Author: Peter Yaremko

The Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis begins one month from today—December 8. Even though it’s weeks away, we should get ready now to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event.

The Jubilee Year is a new step on the Church’s journey to bring the Gospel of mercy to each person. As the Pope reminds us, “The whole Church is in need of mercy, for we are sinners.”

What is the Jubilee Year of Mercy? A formal way that our Catholic community might share a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness toward us, Pope Francis says, is “almost tangible.” During this year, we hope to rediscover the joy of God’s mercy, which is greater than any sin.

The Jubilee also is intended to remind us that we, in turn, are instructed by Jesus to give comfort to others throughout the human family. “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful,” he said.

Perhaps the most encouraging words from Pope Francis? No one can judge us except God, and “his is a judgment of mercy.” The Pope adds, “Do not forget that God forgives all and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness.”

Our prayer today: God of mercy, you are eager to forgive and quick to forget. Help us accept the gift of your mercy without question, and grant forgiveness to us and to others.



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November 8, 2015 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 7 Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers of Heaven

Posted on Nov 7, 2015 in News from the Eparchy

11-08-michaelGREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 7 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us rejoice in the Lord, Who destroyed the power of death and enlightened the human race; and let us cry out with the…

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Pontifical Council for Migrants highlights issue of human trafficking

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in News from the Eparchy


(Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Council of Migrant and Itinerant People’s has issued a final document following an international symposium on the Pastoral Care of the Road. The document and plan of action offers reflections and recommendations highlighting the scourge of human trafficking and calls on states and governments to “protect with all legal measures children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets, who are often victims of socio-economic inconsistencies and/or human trafficking…”



Plan of Action


WE, the participants of the International Symposium on the Pastoral Care of the Road/Street, coming from 42 countries, representing all continents in the world: America, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Oceania, and from 12 Catholic institutions and religious congregations; organized by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, with the support of donor institutions, held in the Vatican City, on 13th-17th September 2015, on the theme: PLAN OF ACTION in response to the phenomenon of children and women who are compelled by various factors to earn a living or to live on roads and streets and their families; studied in the light of the Teachings of POPE FRANCIS and the conclusions of previous 8 international and continental meetings organized by PCPCMIP since 2003; enlightened by the continental presentations on the concerned phenomenon which is treated in the Guidelines on the Pastoral Care of the Road issued by PCPCMIP on 24th May 2007, and the conferences on family and human trafficking; also taking into consideration the VIII World Meeting of Families [USA, September 2015], the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Family [Vatican, October 2015] and the Jubilee Year of Mercy [December 2015-2016]:with filial devotion and obedience, humbly present to our beloved Holy Father, POPE FRANCIS, the following reflections and recommendations for his kind consideration:


We, inspired by the WORD OF GOD which manifests God’s preferential love for the poor: “Let the weak and the orphan have justice, be fair to the wretched and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy, save them from the clutches of the wicked” [Psalm 82: 3-4], and “The oppressed and needy search for water, and there is none, their tongue is parched with thirst. I, Yahweh, shall answer them. I, the God of Israel, shall not abandon them” [Isaiah 41: 17];  which lays down the path of salvation according to the Gospel of Matthew: “For I was hungry, you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me…[Mt 25:35 ff]; and which thus reminds us of our vocation in the context of the pastoral care of the road: “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives, sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord” [Luke 4:18-19; cf. Isaiah 61];

Guided by the Teachings of the Church: which states that “there is a growing awareness of the exalted dignity proper to the human person, since he stands above all things, and his rights and duties are universal and inviolable. Therefore, there must be made available to all men everything necessary for leading a life truly human, such as food, clothing, and shelter…the right to found a family, the right to education, to employment, to a good reputation, to respect…” [ Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern Word Gaudium et spes, n° 26] and as taught by Pope John Paul II that the dignity of the human person was definitively restored to him by the redemption that took place through the cross, giving him back meaning to his life and existence in the world [cf. Redemptoris Missio, 1999, n° 2; cf. Redemptor Hominis, 1979, n° 10];


in Ecclesia in Africa in 1995 that, despite positive developments, the Church has to deplore and condemn all customs and practices still found in some African societies, which deprive women of their rights and the respect due to them, while the Church seeks to contribute to humanity’s conversion, leading it to acceptance of God’s salvific plan through her witness to the Gospel, accompanied by charitable work on behalf of the poor and the neediest [cf. n° 121, n° 139] and in Africae munus in 2011 that there are number of areas to be still addressed with stronger and more coordinated efforts in the mission of the Church in Africa and Madagascar such as the question of woman’s dignity and rights as well as her contribution to the family and to the society, which remain far from being fully recognized, the situation of fewer opportunities being offered to women and girls than to men and boys, and the existence of harmful ancestral traditions and cultural practices debasing and degrading the dignity of women and children as well as various forms of serious maltreatments being committed against children [cf. n° 56;  n° 67];

in Ecclesia in America in 1999 that the Church in America must incarnate in her pastoral initiatives the solidarity of the universal Church towards the poor and the outcast of every kind; that her attitude needs to be one of assistance, promotion, liberation and fraternal openness and the goal of the Church is to ensure that no one is marginalized [cf. n° 58] and in Ecclesia in Asia, of the same year, that the phenomenon of urbanization and the emergence of huge urban conglomerations often become the fertile terrain for crimes, terrorism, prostitution, and exploitation of the weaker sectors of society; and tourism, even though a legitimate industry with its own cultural and educational values, has in some cases a devastating influence upon the moral and physical landscape of many Asian countries, manifested in the degradation of young women and even children through prostitution [cf. n° 7];in Ecclesia in Oceania in 2002 that the social apostolate is as an integral part of the evangelizing mission of the Church to speak a word of hope to the world and to contribute to human development, to promotion of human rights, defence of human life and dignity, social justice and protection of the environment, determined to act against injustices, corruption, threats to life and new forms of poverty [cf. n° 26, n° 32] and in Ecclesia in Europa in 2003 that the whole Church is being called to give new hope to the poor and that in the Church, to welcome and serve the poor means to welcome and serve Christ (cf. Mt 25:40) and that Preferential love for the poor is a necessary dimension of Christian existence and service to the Gospel. Therefore, to love the poor, and to testify that they are especially loved by God, means acknowledging that persons have value in themselves, apart from their economic, cultural, and social status [cf. n° 86], in Ecclesia in Medio Oriente in 2012 that the region, even though traversed by Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Saints, Fathers of the Church and being the crucible of the earliest dogmatic formulations, rich in diversity, but is all too frequently restrictive and even violent, thus affecting all the inhabitants of the region and every aspect of their lives, forcing them to tragically experience human upheavals. This situation demands that the proclamation of the Gospel must always be accompanied by works of charity, responding to the immediate needs of all, regardless of their religion, factions or ideologies, for the sole purpose of making present on earth God’s love for humanity, aiming at promoting values of human life, justice and peace for the good of the people and the region [cf. n° 8, n° 89, n° 31].


the joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. The option for the poor is primarily a theological category rather than a cultural, sociological, political or philosophical one. It is essential, therefore, to draw near to new forms of poverty and vulnerability such as the reality of women who particularly endure situations of exclusion, mistreatment and violence because of their frequently less ability to defend their rights [cf. Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, 24th November 2013, n° 1, n° 198, n° 212 ];

The human trafficking has become today an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity [cf. Address to the participants of the International Conference on combatting human trafficking, 10th April 2014]. The physical, economic, sexual and psychological exploitation of men and women, boys and girls, currently holds tens of millions in inhumane and humiliating bondage. Every human being – man, woman, boy and girl – is the image of God. Despite great efforts of many, this modern slavery continues to be an atrocious scourge that is present throughout the world on a broad scale, even as tourism. This crime of “lèse-humanity” masquerades behind seemingly acceptable customs, but in reality claims its victims through prostitution, human trafficking, forced labour, slave labour, mutilation, the sale of organs, the consumption of drugs and child labour. It hides behind closed doors, in particular places, in the streets, automobiles, factories, the countryside, in fishing boats and many other places [cf. Address on the occasion of the signing of the Faith leaders’ Declaration against slavery, 2 December 2014];

From the first moments of their lives, many children are rejected, abandoned, and robbed of their childhood and future. Their hunger, their poverty, their vulnerability, their abandonment, their ignorance or their helplessness, should these be the very reason for us to love them all the more, with a big heart and greater generosity. Every child who is marginalized, abandoned, who lives on the street begging with every kind of trick, without schooling, without medical care, is a cry that rises up to God and denounces the system that we adults have set in place. And unfortunately these children are prey to criminals who exploit them for shameful trafficking or commerce, or train them for war and violence. [cf. General Audience, Wednesday, 8th April 2015]. Even the deterioration of the environment and of society affects the most vulnerable people on the planet. Today a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach. It must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Greater attention must be given to the needs of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable, in debates often dominated by the powerful and by more powerful interests [cf. Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, 24th May 2015, n° 48, n°49, n°52],

Hence the core of the vocation to service is to embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison (cf. Mt 25:31-46). [cf. Homily of the Inauguration of Petrine Ministry, 19th March 2013]. All are encouraged, therefore, to work to help men and women, and children who are enslaved, exploited, abused as instruments of work or pleasure, who are often tortured and sadly mutilated. The governments and civil authorities are urged to work decisively to remove the causes of this disgraceful scourge, unworthy of our society today [cf. Angelus, 8 February 2015]. The law enforcement authorities are primarily responsible for combating this tragic reality by a vigorous application of the law. The humanitarian and social workers, on the other hand, are called to work, in collaboration with law enforcement authorities, to provide victims with welcome, human warmth and the possibility of building a new life. [cf. Address to the participants of the International Conference on combatting human trafficking, 10th April 2014].


That poverty, uncontrolled urbanization and globalization, wars, social unrests and conflicts, psychological, physical and sexual abuse in family and in society, domestic abuse and violence, family breaks-down, competitive professional demands, lack of opportunities, human trafficking which includes trafficking of human organs and child soldiers, harmful cultural and ethnic practices, male-domination, terrorism, psychological disturbances are seen as major factors driving children and women to earn a living or to live on roads and streets;


SINCE THE SITUATION IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY ALARMING AND in obedience to the words of POPE FRANCIS, addressed to us on Thursday, 17th September 2015:

that he has great admiration for our mission of protecting and promoting the dignity of these children and women, and therefore, he encourages us to continue the same mission with faith and apostolic zeal; that he asks us not to surrender in the face of difficulties and challenges which question our conviction, nourished by faith in Christ who has demonstrated unto death on the cross the preferential love of God the Father towards the weakest and the most marginalized; that the CHURCH, THEREFORE, CANNOT REMAIN SILENT and the Ecclesial institutions cannot close their eyes in front of this sad phenomenon of children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets; that it is important to involve diverse expressions of the Christian community in various countries in order to remove the causes which force a child or a woman to live on streets or to procure a living on roads; that we can never avoid bringing the goodness and the tenderness of God the Merciful Father to all, in particular, to the weakest and the most disadvantageous and the mercy is the supreme act by which God comes to meet us, and it is the path which opens the heart towards the hope of being always loved:

WE unanimously and convincingly state as our proposed PLAN OF ACTION, to be made known to all Episcopal Conferences, Bishops, Religious Conferences, Major Religious Superiors, Parish Priests, Seminary Rectors and Religious Formators, Catholic Schools, Academies and Universities, Catholic charity and development organizations as well as Governments and international non-governmental organizations [NGOs] that:


To uphold the dignity and rights of every human person, regardless of one’s social, cultural, religious, political, ethnic or professional background, created to the image and likeness of God [cf. Genesis 1:26], as proclaimed in the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church [cf. Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter Rerum novarum, 15th May 1891; Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, 2nd April 2004] and the Catechism of the Catholic Church [cf. n° 1928-1933; n°2258; n°2297 ].


All forms of human trafficking and physical, psychological and sexual violence and abuse, inflicted upon children and women, forcing them to lead a life not worthy of human dignity, which generate devastating negative impact on the person concerned and on the life of his/her family as well as on society at large,

All forms of laws and acts favouring prostitution which is a reality that dishonours and degrades the dignity of the life of children, women and men, fearing that such legal recognition may further encourage criminal activities enslaving innocent children, women and men through sexual and labour exploitation [cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n° 2355].


To protect with all legal measures children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets, who are often victims of socio-economic inconsistencies and/or human trafficking, ensuring all necessary sustenance to institutions and procedures of their liberation, rehabilitation, reunification and re-integration into their natural families,  healthy family contexts, educational and formation institutions and fitting workforce;

To employ all resources, both economic and institutional at disposal of States and Governments, to remove all causes of such phenomenon of children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets; and to enforce or to enact necessary legal structures and laws in order to bring to justice all those who promote, facilitate, organize or make use of all forms of sexual and labour exploitation of such children and women, or maintain structures and institutions for the same purpose,

To guarantee to children, women and their families earning a living or living on roads and streets the universal right to identity registration/identity cards and other legal documentation common to all individuals and to ensure their inclusion as beneficiaries of integral and inclusive programmes of development, education, health-care and housing in international projects, in national/regional/city budgets as well as in protection policies and services.


To write a special pastoral letter at National, Diocesan or Congregation level, in the context of the forthcoming XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Family, proposing conferences, discussions, moments of prayers [Catholic, Ecumenical/Inter-religious] on the life of the family of children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets, reassuring to them the promotion of social justice and considering them not as strangers or simply as beneficiaries of charity but as ordinary parishioners and citizens with every right and dignity;

To guarantee the establishment of a special-task desk/force at national/local levels in order to promote, coordinate and implement all that is necessary to reduce the risk and incidences of abuse and exploitation of children and women, and to liberate and reintegrate them, as well as to take every necessary step to collaborate with legal and civil authorities to bring to justice all perpetrators and offenders implicated in all forms of violence and exploitation against children and women;

To include compulsive study-material on the phenomenon of human trafficking in all its forms, in particular sexual and labour exploitation, especially related to children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets, in the curriculum of seminary and religious formation, in the catechesis and in all Catholic education institutions such as schools, colleges and universities, and in the formation of staff of charity and development organizations.

To promote national and international advocacy and lobbying against all forms of sexual and labour exploitation, violence against children and women, prostitution, and in favour of human rights and social benefits of such categories of vulnerable and enslaved persons, through the participation of qualified laity and people of good will.


To promote our recommendations, numbering from 1-10, and to implement, in the same spirit, in collaboration with national and diocesan organizations and other institutions with the same mission towards children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets, through organized events, research work, mass-media, net-working, the recommendations we ourselves have proposed during the previous 8 International and Continental Meetings on the Pastoral Care of Road, held since 2003;

To readily share our experience and knowledge on the concerned phenomenon, and willingly extend our good practices of welcome, counselling, immediate support to all children and women who earn a living or live on roads and streets, in order to liberate themselves from all forms of exploitation or debasing means of living, and to lead a life worthy of human dignity, while strongly urging perpetrators, offenders, clients, to abandon all forms of exploitation and violence and to enter into their own phase of rehabilitation.

Vatican City, 1st October 2015


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Posted on Nov 4, 2015 in News from the Eparchy

St. Michael - Newsletter 2013


  • At the urgent request of Pope Francis, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has joined a global emergency effort aimed at involving the Church in Canada in assisting Syrian refugees seeking shelter and protection in the Middle East and parts of Europe.Thousands of Syria’s displaced families are now packed into overcrowded church buildings, tiny schools, crumbling houses and leaky tents. Thousands more have left Syria in search of safety and a better way of life.  With the freezing temperatures of winter fast approaching, many might not survive until spring.

           Our mission as Church is to provide assistance for families and others inside and outside Syria. Our goal is to keep these families warm, and keep them alive.  But we must do it before the temperature falls and snow arrives. Before it’s too late. It’s why our Holy Father need all the support you can provide.       The world these families knew is gone forever. But your gift of $108 or more can help one family stay warm until spring.       All parishes throughout the Eparchy of Edmonton are invited to take up a collection for the Syria Emergency Relief Fund.  The Federal Government will double donations made before December 2015 up to $100 million.

           Parishes can send their collections directly to Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA Canada) at 1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 6K9. Make cheques payable to “CNEWA Canada”.

           For more information, see attached brochure on a “Snapshot on Syria,” visit CNEWA Canada at or call toll-free 1-866-322-4441.

           Please be as generous as you can!

           Thank you!    And God bless!
           Bishop David


  • Bishop David’s annual Name Day Celebration Tea will take place Sunday, November 1, beginning at 2:00 pm, at Saint Josaphat Cathedral Hall (Verkhovyna).  This year’s celebration is hosted by Saint Volodymyr Parish, Edmonton.

           The theme of this year’s Name’s Day Tea is Year of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky with guest speaker Very Rev. Stephen Wojcichowsky, Chancellor and Vicar General, and former Director of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute, Ottawa.

           2015 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth (July 29, 1865), and November 1 is the anniversary of his death (1944).

  • 2015 Presbyteral Council meetings – (2:00–4:00 pm, Chancery Office) – February 16, May 9 (note special time – 3:30–5:30 pm followed by 7:00 pm “Moleben for Life” at Saint Josaphat Cathedral), October 17.
  • 2015 Clergy Conferences – (10:00–4:00 pm) – February 17 (Saint Nicholas Parish, Edmonton), May 10, October 21.
  • 2015 Annual Clergy Study Days October 5-7 (Providence Centre, Edmonton) with Dr. Bob McKeon (emeritus professor of Newman Theological College) on the new encyclical of Pope Francis, “Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home.”

  • 2016 Annual Clergy Study Days – October 17-20 (Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton) with Very Rev. Peter Galadza, Professor, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute (Ottawa) on “Byzantine Funeral Rites: History and Theology.”
  • 2016 Annual Clergy Retreat June 13-17, Sanctum Retreat Centre, Caroline.


  • Bishop David appointed Rev. Julian Bilyj as Eparchial Vocation Director.  Father Julian currently serves as Pastor of Saint Nicholas Parish, Edmonton, and Chaplain for Edmonton Catholic Schools.
  • The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, through its Commission for Justice and Peace, issued a new pastoral resource, entitled “I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me” – Pastoral Letter on Welcoming Refugees. 

           The pastoral resource is available through the CCCB website

  • Catholic leaders worldwide call for urgent climate action and a major breakthrough at climate negotiations in Paris. The world’s regional groupings of Catholic Episcopal Conferences launched an appeal to the negotiators at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in Paris on Climate Change. The appeal, also signed by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, urges the negotiators to work toward a fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement.

           A copy of the appeal is attached; it is also available at:


  • The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) issued its 2015 Message to Families, entitled, Parents, Will Your Children be Happy? – A Reflection on the Formation of Conscience.

           Christian parents are confronted with an immense challenge:  to lead their children to choose the good, the true and the beautiful, knowing that their eternal happiness will depend on their life choices.  The pervasive influence of relativism makes this challenge especially acute today.

           The Message to Families, together with a workshop guide, aims to help parishes, families, movements and associations deepen their reflection on this theme.  Both are available on the COLF website:

  • The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has published its first issue of Encounter, a new electronic resource intended to provide practical support for diocesan and eparchial directors of religious education, parish catechists, and families who provide catechesis within their homes.

           Future issues of Encounter will be posted on the webpage of the Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis:

  • 2015 Message for the Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. This day of prayer is celebrated on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas (Roman Catholic Church). This year, the members of the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council wish to provide a reflection on the commonalities between Catholicism and traditional indigenous spirituality.
  • Pope Francis on the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, “Migrants and refugees challenge us: The response of the Gospel of mercy,” which will be celebrated January 17, 2016.




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The Shroud of Turin: The Most Studied Artifact in Christendom – Discover the Facts About this Amazing Cloth

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 in News from the Eparchy

Shroud of Turin

Event and Shroud Location:

St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church

10825 – 97 Street, Edmonton

Sunday, November 22, 2 – 4 p.m.

            Shroud presentation with the film, “Shroud.”

Sunday, November 29, 2 – 4 p.m.

            Shroud presentation with the film, “The Holy Face”


Presentations will feature the exposition of an official full size photographic replica on cotton cloth which has been produced under the authority of the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy.  Bishop David Motiuk requested a copy of the Shroud and the Archbishop of Turin was pleased to give one to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.  It is one of ten official copies in North America.  As well, four half Shroud upright displays will also be available for viewing.  These were made from photographs taken by Barry Schwortz, the official photographer for the 1978 scientific study of the Shroud.  Taking pictures of the displays will be permitted.

With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, we will examine the most intriguing and amazing characteristics of the Shroud of Turin, many of which can be discerned and appreciated more fully in our time because of the advances in science and technology.

We will address these important questions:

  • What have we learned from science about the authenticity of the cloth?
  • Is it possible to deduce where it has been during its long history?
  • Is there a connection between church practices (liturgy, iconography) with the Shroud of Turin?
  • Are there any other religious artifacts that shed light on the Shroud of Turin?
  • If it is the actual cloth that wrapped the crucified, dead body of Jesus of Nazareth, what are the implications for our faith?

Our presenter, Ed Hecker, taught with the Edmonton Catholic School District for 30 years.  He has done research on the Shroud for many of those years.  His presentation began as a PowerPoint which he created to share the marvels of the cloth with his students.  He is currently semi-retired and lives in Edmonton.  He has a Bachelor of Theology with a major in Scripture which he earned at Newman Theological College and a Bachelor of Education from the U of A.

For further information or to book a presentation for your group or church, please contact Ed Hecker at 780 483 4707 or e_hecker [at] telus [dot] net or St. Josaphat’s rectory at 780 422 3181.

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