On Friday 20th December we welcome the arrival of Fr Iurii Tychenok.

He comes to Australia with his wife Mariya, and three sons, Yurij aged 14, Svyatoslav aged 11 and Julian 2 months.

Father Iurii comes to work in our Eparchy from Prince George BC, Canada.

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He has been working in Canada for the past 5 years. Originally, the family comes from Ukraine.

The Clergy and Parish Council of the Protection of the Mother of God Parish Geelong invite all Parishioners, Families and Friends to welcome new Parish Priest on Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Holy Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:30 am followed by a reception lunch in the Church Hall St Nicholas Charnetskyi

Tickets: Adults $20; Children 7-12 years $10

Children under 7 years Free

Please advise your attendance to Irene Ivanciv on Mob. 0414 785 908 or on Sundays in the Church Entry by 18th December 2019. A plea to our parshioners to bring sweet cakes and pastries.

We welcome Fr Iurii and his family and ask God to bless their ministry amongst us, in the Geelong parish.