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New Liturgy Books at IHMS

February 5th, 2020|Community News|

Sr. Emily, SSMI generously donated new Divine Liturgy books to Immaculate Heart of Mary School in honour of her Final Vows on August 10, 2019. These books were blessed during the school's Feast of Theophany prayer service. May God continue to bless Sr. Emily Schietzsch, SSMI abundantly! Rev. Ihor Shved, Sr. Emily Schietzsch SSMI, Rev. Isidore Dziadyk, OSBM and Fr. Yaroslav Kopychyn visiting from Ukraine.

Edmonton Missions

February 3rd, 2020|Community News|

On the Feastday of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska November 20, 2019 members of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate community in Edmonton participated in a school visit that expressed the faithfulness to their charism and founder’s words, “Serve where the need is the greatest”. Sister Anne Pidskalny and Sister Veronica Bartkiw joined members of the Budova Charitable Society from St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church to help bring comfort to students attending St. Matthew Catholic Elementary S

Final IHMS Tea – Steeped in Tradition

February 2nd, 2020|Community News|

From the very beginning of St. Nicholas School, the Sisters were required to fundraise to keep our school operating. Thus, month after month, year after year, out of a deep desire for the Christian education of Ukrainian Youth, no sacrifice was avoided, no effort spared to work towards providing sufficient funding for the well-being of our school. In the 1942 Chronicles, we read: “Our school committee held a fundraising tea at the hall of St. John the Benevolent. The Sisters prepared a concert f

International Meeting of Formators

January 27th, 2020|Community News|

Seen here are Sr Janice Soluk, superior of the Generalate and General Councillor and Sr. Theresa Matwe by Blessed Josaphata’s remains in our Generate Chapel.   Зустріч відповідальних за формацію. 27 січня 2020 у Генеральному домі сестер Служебниць Непорочної Діви Марії в Римі розпочалася міжнародна зустріч сестер відповідальних за формацію у Провінціях. На зустріч прибули сестри із семи Провінцій, а саме: Україна, Польща, Сербія, Словаччина, США, Канада, Бразилія. Тема зустрічі: «Покликав к

Sister Anne-Marie’s 100th Birthday Celebration

January 16th, 2020|Community News|

Sister Anne-Marie Kozakewich, emanates a delightful, positive, spirit and is a life-giving member in her community. She balances life’s purpose with prayer, people and play. On December 28, 2019, Sister Anne Marie celebrated her 100th year of life with her family, friends & SSMI Community. Metropolitan Lawrence celebrated a Divine Liturgy for Sister Anne Marie in the Sisters Chapel. Later a celebratory meal and evening were enjoyed by those close to her. She was born December 29, 1919 in Par

Holy Family Home – New Building Blessing

January 8th, 2020|Community News|

On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, the Sisters Servants, Holy Family Home Staff and Board of Directors, as well as the Lubov SSMI Foundation welcomed donors and community members to bless the new expansion - Building C. Residents moved into the new building in September 2019 and now the space has been officially blessed. Students from Immaculate Heart of Mary School caroled as guests arrived Sr. Christina Syrotynsky, SSMI - Provincial Superior thanked everyone involved in the capital project Metro

Christmas Greetings

December 16th, 2019|Community News|

"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prohet: "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, 'God is with us'." Mt. 1:20-23   Christ is Born! Let us Glorify Him!

Honouring Our Co-Foundress

November 20th, 2019|Community News|

On Wednesday, November 20th, Sr. Ruth Aney SSMI, and Lesia Wozny (nee Pograniczny '98), brought 39 students to Holy Family Home for a Divine Liturgy celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passing of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, co-foundress of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate. The Children of Mary learned about the co-founder in the new atrium space at the Home, and residents were thrilled to see so many bright young faces!  

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