Summer Camp Offers Children Fun and Faith

By Mykhailo Ozovych

Photo caption: Saint Volodymyr participants Sofiya Stavkovy, left, and Megg Lynn Kuzyk. Photo courtesy of the Eparchy of New Westminster

As a second year theology student and seminarian in Ottawa for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster, I was assigned to our Eparchial summer children’s camp—Camp Saint Volodymyr, this past summer as a catechist. My responsibility was to provide some religion lessons for our campers. But…

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Fr. Paul-Emile Côté passes away

Fr. Paul-Emile Côté passes away

By Madeleine Marchildon

PRINCE ALBERT - On May 12, 2014, Fr. Paul-Emil Côté peacefully passed away at the age of 101 at the infirmary of the Sisters of Presentation of Mary.  Fr. Côté was grateful to the Sisters for giving him loving care and the spiritual occasion of having daily mass and communion.

In the eulogy, close friend, Don Rak recalled experiences over a twenty year period with Fr. Côté at Hilltop Apartments and described him  as a very committed priest who had a witty spirit.

Fr. Côté was known for his humility, simplicity and generosity.  Every Advent for some 40 years, he created a nativity scene for Christmas, never two the same.  It was his gift to God and to his parishioners.  Rak said, “He needed time, solitude and silence to create a unique scene each Christmas.”

At the funeral mass, Chancellor, Fr. Greg Elder, related how he had gone to Despins Residence in St. Boniface, MB to prepare Fr. Côté to return to the Diocese of Prince Albert.  When he arrived in St. Louis, Fr. Greg asked him, “Where is your new clothes that we bought for you?”  The reply was simple, “I gave them to the poor.” …

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Ordination to the Priesthood, Fr. Michael Averyt

Ordination to the Priesthood, Fr. Michael Averyt

Newly Ordained—Fr. Michael Averyt and wife Renske stand with Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr. after his ordination to the priesthood on December 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Church in Prince Albert, SK. (de Leon photo)

Fr. Michael Averyt’s Ordination
By Paula Fournier

On December 9, 2013, Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr. ordained the first married priest for the Prince Albert Diocese since its foundation in 1891 in a celebration at St.…

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