The translation of the Ukrainian Catholic catechism “Christ our Pascha” is almost finished. It is due in the early part of 2016. Bishop David Motiuk from the Eparchy of Edmonton is leading a team which is preparing the translation.
In anticipation of the catechism release Bishop Peter Stasiuk, Head of the Patriarchal Catechism commission has been speaking across western Canada, introducing the soon to be published and much anticipated catechism.
In November 2014, whilst visiting the Edmonton Eparchy, Bishop Peter worked with members of the catechetical commission, he recorded various interviews and an explanation of the new Ukrainian Catholic Catechism. The National Commission also asked our Patriarch Sviatoslav to introduce the catechism by means of a short video.
The National Catechetical Commission for the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada has been working for a number of years producing videos, study notes and other materials which will be published as soon as the English translation is out. These resources will be needed to present this catechism to our English speaking people in our church.
This year Bishop Peter again presented the catechism at various gatherings and parishes. In Manitoba he spoke in Roblin, Russell, and Dauphin and at the cathedral in Winnipeg.
In Saskatchewan, on October 31, 2015, in the presence of Bishop Bryan Bayda, Bishop Michael Wiwchar, priests and sisters, he gave a major address at the Eparchial convention of the Women’s League, Brotherhood and Youth Organizations of the Eparchy.
On Saturday November 28th, Bishop Peter spoke to a group of young parents, at St. Stephan’s parish in Calgary Alberta, on “Lifelong religious studying, from cradle to the grave” and to the whole parish at liturgies on Sunday November 29th.
There is a lot of enthusiasm in Western Canada thanks to the soon to be published Catechism in English “Christ our Pascha.”