On June 24, two Redemptorists from the Yorkton Province in Canada celebrated their 50th Anniversary of Ordinations to the Priesthood at the historic Church of St. Mary’s in Yorkton. Jubilarians Len Ratushniak, C.Ss.R. and Fr. Bohdan Lukie, C.Ss.R. were joined at the altar for the festive Divine Liturgy by Fr. Larry Kondra, C.Ss.R. our Provincial and the other Redemptorist priests. The homily was delivered by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, OSB St. Peter’s Abbey in Munster, SK, who spoke about the role of a priest in the Society and also about the mission and apostolate of Ukrainian Catholic Redemptorists amongst the Ukrainian and Slovak immigrants in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The church was packed with almost 500 faithful, who came from near and far to give thanks to God for the Golden Jubilee of our tireless missionaries Fr. Bohdan and Fr. Len.
We wish them many more happy and blessed years of proclaiming plentiful redemption to the wounded world.
Ivan Mark Dzhur