Our Eparchy will be blessed with three visits from Ukrainian Catholic bishops in 2018. All of them are coming on pastoral visits.
Bishop Bryan Bayda, the Eparch of Ukrainian Catholics in Saskatoon in Canada, will be the first to arrive. He will be here 12th – 29th of March. He will visit Melbourne and Adelaide for parish missions. He will be preaching in the Melbourne area from15th to 18th March. He will then travel to Adelaide for missions in the two parishes from 18th to 25th March.
- Cardinal Sandri visited St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne
- His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony visits Australia
- Fr. Andriy Mykytyuk on Pastoral visit to New Zealand
Bishop Bryan, a Redemptorist, heads the Youth Commission of our Patriarchate. He very actively promotes the Youth Apostolate in our church.
Bishop Ken Nowakowski is the Eparch of our faithful in the Eparchy of New Westminster in British Columbia, Canada. He is very active in our Synod. He holds many trustworthy committees and commissions. Ken is Bishop chair of our Vibrant Parish committee has given our church much energy in the last few years. Another of his other many tasks is to lead an audit of our Patriarchal structures which is presently ongoing.
He has been invited to preach at the annual retreat for our clergy in Warburton, Victoria, from 4th to 8th June. He will spend some extra days as a guest of our church in Australia.
Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, the Eparch of Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain and Ireland, will arrive at the beginning of October and spend a few weeks in Melbourne and Sydney. He has been invited by our Basilian Sisters to preach a series of retreats for the Sisters.
Bishop Hlib, a Studite monk, is very well known for his love of and knowledge of our liturgical services. He is a very well know theologian as well.
Bishop Peter said “the visit of these three distinguished bishops is a real blessing on our Eparchy. We will all become more spiritually rich because of their presence.