Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ukrainian prelates gather for working group

Bishop Ken Nowakowski of New West leads 'vibrant parish' renewal
Bishop Ken Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster leads a Divine Liturgy in Lviv, Ukraine May 14.
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Bishop Ken Nowakowski, the Eparch of New Westminster, led multiple sessions of the Working Group for the Strategic Development of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Brukhovitsi, Ukraine, May 13 and 14.

The prelate was assisted by Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh, the Secretary General of the Synod of Ukrainian Bishops, along with clergy and laity from Europe, and the Americas.

Bishop Nowakowski and other members of the Working Group.
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The working group has the responsibility to assist the Ukrainian Bishops in implementing a plan put forth by Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (head of the Ukrainian Church) in his pastoral letter: The Vibrant Parish: The Place to Encounter the Living Christ.

The Eparch of New West pictured alongside dozens of his fellow clergymen.
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The working group examined the progress so far and brought up new documents to help priests with pastoral planning and administration.

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