Members of the Patriarchal Catechetical Commission of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church are meeting on August 27 – 30, 2012 at Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC (Canada). The members are being hosted by the Eparchy of New Westminster, BC on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Ukrainian Catholic bishop Blessed Nykyta Budka and the Synod of Bishops that will meet inWinnepeg,Manitoba in September  2012.

This meeting’s agenda includes discussions on the implementation of the Catechism; the timeline for the various publications of the translations and the development of a program for the Catechumenate and the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Patriarchal Catechetical Commission.

Those  in attendance are: Bishop Peter Stasiuk, CSSR, Eparch of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania as well as the Chair of the Patriarchal Catechetical Commission, Bishop Daniel Kozlinski, apostolic administrator for Ukrainian Greek-Catholics of Argentina;  Sr. Luiza Ciupa, SSMI,  assistant chair of  the Patriarchal Catechetical commission; Fr. Taras Barscevski –  member of  the Patriarchal Catechetical Commission and the head of Biblical Apostolate; from eparchy of Toronto – Irene Galadza; from Saskatoon eparchy – Sr. Marijka Kondarevych, SSMI; from Edmonton eparchy – Fr. Peter Babey, Sr. Emmanuela Kharyshyn, SSMI and Gloria Green; from eparchy of New-Westminster – Fr. Andriy Chornen`kyy; from eparchy of Parma – Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM and Sr. Olga Faryna, OSBM; from Stamford eparchy – Fr. Vasyl Colopelnic; from the Catechetical-Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) – Nazar Duda and Iryna Rasyak; Fr. Peter Zhuk – Director of Catechetical office in Kyiv Archeparchy, Rector of Kyiv seminary; Fr. Mykhaylo Harvat – the head of the Catechetical Commission of Kyiv-Galician Major Archeparchy; from Australia – Fr. Andriy Mykytyuk, the head of the Eparchial Catechical Commission.

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L to R Gloria Gree,  Sr. Marijka Kondarevych ,    Iryna Galadza,Fr. Mykhaylo Harvat, Sr Ann Laszok, Sr. Emmanuela Kharyshyn, Sr. Luiza Ciupa,Fr. Vasyl Colopelnic, Bishop Peter, Nazar Duda,Bishop Daniel,Fr. Andriy Mykytyuk, Fr. Peter Zhuk, Fr. Andriy Chornen`kyy, Fr. Peter Babey,  Fr. Taras Barscevski , Sr Olga Marie Fayna,  Iryna Rasyak