Archive for September, 2011


Video: A Night For Unity ~ Words of Welcome from the UCY

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Video: Travis & Stefan talking on Three of the Blessed Martyrs being showcased at Unity 2012

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Video: Sister Janet Kozak Sharing the Unity 2012 Bible Verse

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Video: Welcome Back from WYD 2011 in Spain

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Our Unity 2012 Fundraiser Was a Success!! Thank you!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The Unity 2012 fundraiser was an amazing night!! Big thanks go out to all the volunteers, and also to those that attended and helped support our event! It was a very successful fundraiser!  The Unity 2012 Team raised over $2000 at the ‘A Night For Unity’ Fundraiser!  We are now 1/4 of the way to our goal of raising $15,000 by August of 2012!

Please check out the bottom of the ‘Sponsor’ Page to see all the wonderful donations that we received for the fundraiser.  Also see select photos from the event under the ‘Photos ~ ‘A Night For Unity’ Fundraiser, Sept 10, 2011′ tab and on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150369781415490.403178.619970489&l=0ad6b1369b&type=1

Thank you again!! 
The Unity 2012 Team

in front of St. Constantine

As you can see, I am posed in front of a church, but maybe one that you may not recognize. The church in question is St. Constantine’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Minneapolis, which I was able to swing through on the tail end of this summer’s family vacation.

Service was similar to that of any Ukrainian Catholic Church, obviously with its own local flavour though – the biggest of which was getting used to a more southern sounding Amen (with a stress on the A). The people were very friendly and by there demeanor it seems that travelling visitors are not a rare occurence. The church is also very beautiful inside, and an attached museum has a variety of photos representing different styles of Ukrainian Catholic Church architecture, even including many churches from Winnipeg.

After service I dropped off a little information package with the priest about UNITY 2012, just so that he can get the word out to any young adults who might be interested. Keep in mind that Minneapolis is just as close to Winnipeg as Saskatoon, so the possibility of a few of our brothers and sisters to the south coming for UNITY is not as remote as it might seem.

Other than that, we obviously have a big day coming up on the calendar on Saturday so a lot of our energies have been devoted to that, but there should be plenty of new web material following the fundraiser, and we will be getting back into the swing of touring parishes as well.

God Bless,

Andrew

My Blog History

Andrew’s Thoughts for Thursday

(an opinion piece put out every Thursday, time permitting)

July 28 – Acronym of UNITY

August 4 – Bridging the Gap

August 11 – Choices

August 17 – Towards the Tangible

August 25 – “The Spirit of ’96”

September 1 – Welcoming Back the WYD Pilgrims

Andrew’s On the Road(show)

(Recaps and thoughts after every parish tour)

Introduction – Tuesday July 26, 2011: UNITY!?!?

Prizes!!  Items for Sale!!!  Unity 2012 Fundraiser This Weekend!!

Dance Plus is sponsoring our kolomeyka and has some sweet gift packages lined up for the best dancers!

50/50 Draw!!

Mini Pool Table for the Door Prize!!

Hot Dogs, chips, drinks (water, pop, coffee) for sale!!

Glow in the dark braclets and foldable water bottles for sale!!

Unity 2012 Registrations will be available!!

So I have been out of the UNITY loop for a while (6 days), and was pleasantly surprised when I saw all the new videos that were put up today. I have spent some of the last few days thinking about UNITY, but not much.  I have not had any moments of brilliance, and really only two events, one past and one upcoming, are sticking out in my mind.

The event past is the arrival back home of the World Youth Day pilgrims at the airport.  It was wonderful to see all of them returning home, exhausted in body, but very clearly renewed in spirit. It  was also an added bonus to see them so excited about UNITY, and telling us how all of those we went on the CUCP w2ere hoping to re-congregate in Winnipeg for UNITY in August. An added bonus as that half of our planning team has returned and seems ready and excited to face the long road ahead.

The second event I am thinking of is the upcoming fundraiser, basically a week and a day away.  I am excited and I hope you are coming. This is the kickoff to a year of UNITY. Because UNITY is not just one weekend. We are going to carry this mindset from September 10th, 2011 to August 16th, 2012 to July 2013 at WYD in Brazil and beyond. I hope this fundraiser is the start of something big and I just want to put in one last plug for you to buy tickets and come out in support of UNITY 2012.

Thank you for reading and here’s to everyone having a happy and blessed Labour Day weekend.

 

Andrew

 

Andrew’s Thoughts for Thursday

(an opinion piece put out every Thursday, time permitting)

July 28 – Acronym of UNITY

August 4 – Bridging the Gap

August 11 – Choices

August 17 – Towards the Tangible

August 25 – “The Spirit of ’96”

Andrew’s On the Road(show)

(Recaps and thoughts after every parish tour)

Introduction – Tuesday July 26, 2011: UNITY!?!?

 

Archbishop Michael Bzdel Talks on Unity 2012

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About the Unity 2012 Fundraiser 

Event

Fundraiser September 10th, 2011

This is a fundraising event for Unity 2012, a concert featuring the band Sloohai. Come out and help us fundraise for an awesome event to be held next August 2012 in Manitoba.  Bring the whole family!  This is a Family friendly event – ALCOHOL STRICTLY PROHIBITED. To purchase tickets contact a Unity 2012 core team member or email Kristina hospitality@live.ca or Tamara youth@archeparchy.ca   For more information please call 338-7801 ext #2, see your parish youth representative for more information or check out our website at www.ucyc.ca/unity2012  or https://unity2012.wordpress.comor visit our facebook page ‘A Night of Unity’. 

Program

  • Gates open at 5pm
  • Parish and Grotto Tours available from 5pmto 6:15pm
  • Show starts at 6:30pm 

Seating

All seating is unassigned.  Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.  Limited bench and picnic table seating is available on a first come basis. 

Guest Services

Buy your meal or bring a picnic!  Limited concession service will be available on site and will open at 5:00pm.  Souvenirs are available at the Information booth.  NO PETS Please.  (Souvenirs include: water bottles, Frisbees, pens, icon cards, etc)  

Location

Immaculate Conception Parish,Cooks Creek,Manitoba. 

This event will take place on the beautiful grounds behind the grotto.   

Cost

$20 Adults  ~ $10 Children (12 and under)    ~    Special – buy 9 tickets get 1 free!  *only until September 9th.

Tickets available at the gate. 

What to Bring

Please be prepared to changes in the weather.  Remember to bring mosquito repellant, warm clothes, rain-proof outerwear, and a lawn chair.  Be prepared as the evening can cool off quickly once the sun sets.  Be prepared to leave after sunset.