January 26 – World Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Ukraine

Last Sunday, January 23, the Holy Father Francis, Pope of Rome, announced this Wednesday, January 26, as the Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Ukraine.

At the initiative of His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav, all-day prayer vigil for Ukraine will be held in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, in which every Eparchy of our Church will participate. This vigil will start at 9 am Kyiv time (2 am EST), will last 12 hours and will be broadcast live on ZHYVE TV on YouTube and Facebook.

The schedule for the Archeparchy of Winnipeg can be found here.

Our Parish will participate from 5:00-6:00 pm with the celebration of Vespers followed by the Jesus Prayer. All are welcome (37 people in the church – please register at the Church Office, 204-667-8866, and millions online).

Our 50/50 Draw and Prize Raffle is Now Closed!

Holy Eucharist Parish has been serving Elmwood and the Chalmers neighbourhood for over 100 years! Help us continue and support our Draw and Raffle.

50/50 Draw

The 50/50 Draw will wake place on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 18:00 CT. The Draw is coordinated through friends at Funding Change (fundingchange.ca). The winner will take 50% of the pot.

Prize Raffle

There are three raffle prizes which will be drawn on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 18:00 CT. The Raffle is coordinated through friends at Funding Change (fundingchange.ca).

Prize 1 – $100 Gift Certificate to A&A Jewelers plus $300 cash

Prize 2 – Hamilton Beach Trio Coffeemaker Bundle plus $100 cash

Prize 3 – Children and Gardening Bundle plus $100.

Theophany of our Lord 2022

O you faithful, come and see where Christ was baptized,
that we may further follow Him to the river Jordan,
and so may draw near to the voice crying in the wilderness,
and behold there how the Creator of Adam suffers His head
to be touched by the hand of a servant in His ineffable loving-kindness.
And let us cry aloud to Him:
You have come and appeared in the Jordan to sanctify the waters.

Divine Services for the Theophany of our Lord

On Wednesday, January 5

08:00 am
Royal Hours

05:30 pm
Vespers with Divine Liturgy followed by the Great Blessing of the Waters
[approximately 3 hours]

On Thursday, January 6

09:00 am
Divine Liturgy

This is a holy day of obligation.

Pre-registration is required for all services.

Reminder – All services require pre-registration

UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 5, 2022 AT 7:18 AM

On December 21, 2021, the Province of Manitoba by Public Health Order reduced the capacity for faith-based gatherings to 25 people. We are able to have cohorts (see below).

On January 7, 2022, the Province of Manitoba announced that these restrictions will be in place until February 1, 2022. These restrictions are to remain in force until February 8 according to a February 1 announcement.

As a result, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SERVICES.

And we continue with MANDATORY MASKING and SOCIAL DISTANCING within the Church.

In order to pre-register for a service, please

  • Call 204-667-8866
  • Email: heparish@gmail.com
  • Text: 587-937-5756

We are able to register 62 people per service based on the following:

  • 25-person cohort for the main church (this will be filled first)
  • 12-person cohort for the church balcony (this will be filled second)
  • 25-person cohort for the church auditorium (this will be filled third)

We will contact you by phone, email, or text to confirm your registration and where you will be seated. You are not confirmed until you have been contacted by the parish office.

Once a service is full, we will show that service with a line through it. Press the button below to view the services this week.

Feast of the Nativity – Christmas

UPDATED: DECEMBER 23, 2021 | 2:08 PM

Due to the new restrictions imposed by the Province of Manitoba by Public Health Order, our capacity has been to limited to 25 people and pre-registration for all services is now required.

In order to pre-register for a service, please

  • Call 204-667-8866
  • Email: heparish@gmail.com
  • Text: 587-937-5756

We will contact you by phone, email, or text to confirm your registration. You are not confirmed until you have been contacted by the parish office.

Once a service has 25 people registered, we will show here that service in purple with a line through it.

From Metropolitan Lawrence:

Although the parishes of the Archeparchy have consistently maintained high standards with regard to providing a safe environment for worship and pastoral activity, and will continue to do so, those members of the faithful that are truly concerned or are fearful for their well-being may excuse themselves from in-person participation. They may presume a temporary dispensation from the typical obligation of every member of the Church to personally attend liturgies on every Sunday and major feast day. However, for their spiritual wellbeing and growth – and that of their community – such persons are encouraged to remain full and active members of their parish as best they can. This would mean regular online participation in Liturgies and other meetings or activities. This would mean making their spiritual needs known to their pastor. Also, by supporting their parish financially and in other ways when they are unable to participate personally and directly in the life of their parish community.

Archeparchial Directive #15 on COVID-19 (December 18, 2021)

Schedule of Services

Friday, December 24
Eve of the Nativity of Christ; Venerable-Martyr Eugenia.
Strict Fast. Abstention from meat and dairy and foods that contain these ingredients. According to liturgical prescriptions, the Divine Liturgy is not celebrated today.
For Services on Christmas Eve, see below (December 25)

Saturday, December 25
Nativity in the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ—Christmas.

Holy Day of Obligation.
Gal 4:4-7; Mt 2:1-12
03:30 pm (on Friday Dec 24) Great Vespers–Divine Liturgy (fasting until midnight) FULL – we can take 25 more in the Church Auditorium!
07:30 pm (on Friday Dec 24) Great Compline and Divine Liturgy (fasting until midnight)
10:00 pm (on Friday Dec 24) Great Compline & Divine Liturgy for the Nativity FULL – – we can take 25 more in the Church Auditorium!
10:00 am Divine Liturgy
12:00 pm Divine Liturgy

Sunday, December 26
Sunday after the Nativity of Christ; Commemoration of the Holy and Righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James, Brother of the Lord
Gal 1:11-19; Mt 2:13-23
08:00 am Divine Liturgy (Ukrainian)
10:00 am Divine Liturgy (English)
12:00 pm Divine Liturgy (English)

Monday, December 27
Post-feast of the Nativity of Christ; Holy Apostle, First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen; Our Venerable Father and Confessor Theodore the “Branded One”
Acts 6:8-7:5,47-60; Mt 21:33-42
09:00 am Divine Liturgy

Saturday, January 1
The Circumcision of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ; Our Father Among the Saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379); Gregory of Nazianzis, father of Gregory the Theologian (374); Holy Martyr Basil of Ankyra (322); Saturday before Theophany.
Feast of our Lord. Polyeleos Feast. The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is celebrated today. A day when the faithful are highly encouraged to participate in the Divine Liturgy.
Colossians 2:8-12; 1 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 2:20-21, 40-52; Matthew 3:1-11
10:00 am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, January 2
Sunday before Theophany; Octoechos Tone 7; Our Holy Father Sylvester, Pope of Rome
2 Tim 4:5-8; Mk 1:1-8
08:00 am Divine Liturgy (Ukrainian)
10:00 am Divine Liturgy (English)
12:00 pm Divine Liturgy (English)

Wednesday, January 5
Theophany Eve; Holy Martyrs Theopemptus and Theonas; Venerable Syncletica.
It is a day of fast and abstention from meat and foods that contain these meat.
08:00 am Royal Hours
05:30 pm Great Vespers–Divine Liturgy with Great Blessing of the Waters

Thursday, January 6
The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Holy Day of Obligation.
Titus 2:11-15; 3:4-7; Mt 3:13-17
09:00 am Divine Liturgy

Please remember in your preparations for these feasts the importance of preparing spiritually. Take time to read the Scriptures of the day, to offer little arrow prayers to the Lord for the needs of others (and your own needs), to offer praise and thanksgiving for the wondrous gifts that our Lord bestows upon us. A reminder that December 24 is a strict day of fast (no meat or diary or anything containing these products; some include abstention from alcohol as well). Christmas festal meals ought to take place after midnight on Christmas Day (e.g. if you participate in the Dec 24 10:00 pm Great Compline and Divine Liturgy, it will be after midnight or thereabouts on Christmas Day by the time you get home).