Special Family Night!

2023-09-28T17:40:30-05:00September 28th, 2023|

The Holy Family Auxiliary are pleased to present a Ukrainian "Buds and Spuds" on Thursday, October 12. Each resident may have two guests attend. Tickets ($15 each) can be purchased at Reception BEFORE October 5 (cut-off for the kitchen to plan accordingly, thanks for understanding). It will be a terrific time with draws, live music, a tasty meal and a terrific time to spend together.

GOOD FRIDAY

2023-04-07T14:02:32-05:00April 7th, 2023|

For the first time in three years, residents were able to come together to pray the Плащаниця Service on Good Friday. This sacred gathering allowed us to unite our sufferings to the suffering of Jesus. Through sung prayer Jesus’ body was honoured. Residents, families and volunteers lead the procession where Jesus was laid in the tomb. Thank you to all who participated in helping this sacred time happen at Holy Family. It was a moving experience as everyone had the opportunity to venerate the Плащаниця with honour and thanksgiving to Jesus, the One who loves us deeply and gave his [...]

TARAS SHEVCHENKO TEA

2023-03-27T21:15:34-05:00March 11th, 2023|

Residents, with their families, enjoyed the Taras Shevchenko Tea. They listened to poetry and songs written by Shevchenko, which were recited and sung by staff and volunteers. Taras Shevchenko lived from March 9, 1814, to March 10, 1861. He is called the "Bard of Ukraine”, on a level with Shakespeare, Byron and Robert Burns. A true “people poet”, he expressed the aspirations of a broad sector of Ukrainians in contemporary language, with humanism and spirituality. He truly laid a solid foundation for the Ukrainian literary language.

YELLOW AND BLUE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

2023-02-25T21:18:39-06:00February 24th, 2023|

As we reflect on the one year anniversary of the brutal Russian Invasion of Ukraine, staff, residents and families at #HolyFamilyHome joined together in prayer as part of a world-wide Prayerful Marathon (молитовний марафон). As His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk (the head of all Ukrainian Catholics all over the world) explained: "I invite all the faithful of our Church to join this prayer stand. Because we feel that, united in prayer, fasting and good deeds, we win. And we need spiritual strength so much in order to bring our victory closer!"  This continuous prayer, according to the Head of the Church, [...]

Valentine’s Telegram

2023-02-10T11:50:26-06:00February 10th, 2023|

February 7, 2023Dear Families,At Holy Family Home, we are dedicated to the provision of quality care and to enhancing the quality of life of residents. The Social Work Department is thrilled to announce that we will be facilitating a Valentine’s Telegram in support of Resident Council. Fundraising helps to support and enhance resident initiatives.Roses are available for purchase at $5 per stem (cash only) from Wednesday, February 8th to Friday, February 10th. Order forms will be available on each unit as well as reception. Please see reception to complete orders. Roses will be distributed on Tuesday, February 14th by residents [...]

UKRAINIAN MALANKA: THE MOSAICS

2023-01-20T13:14:28-06:00January 20th, 2023|

This year, we were able to celebrate Malanka, once  again, with the residents and their families at Holy Family Home. It was so beautiful to see families celebrating  a holiday that is meaningful for many of our residents.  Malanka, celebrated on New Year’s eve is a traditional holiday in honour of Saint Melanie whose feast day is on the last day of the calendar year. Celebrating (the last day of the year) or  (New Year’s Eve) has a long history and actually dates back to pre-Christian pagan times. This holiday includes lots of food, drink, singing, dancing, practical jokes, concerts [...]

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2022

2022-11-30T20:48:27-06:00November 30th, 2022|

The Festival of Lights 2022 is underway and is ready to receive your help. You are invited to offer a gift to the Holy Family Home Festival of Lights Campaign. Your donation will purchase mobility equipment to enhance quality of life for residents in their daily living, and a special swing for the park, so residents who use a wheelchair can enjoy time together outdoors with their loved ones, visiting while having a swing.    Your gift will also help light up the Holy Family Home campus. The more dollars raised, the more lights will shine for residents to enjoy. [...]

CHRISTMAS PARTIES

2022-11-29T15:08:27-06:00November 29th, 2022|

November 29, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We are pleased to share the schedule for the Resident Christmas parties.  We are happy to inform you each resident can have one family member join them for the Christmas party.   All Christmas parties will be held from 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm A Building – Christmas Parties Party Dates Tuesday December 6, 2022 - St. Anne’s (3A)Wednesday December 7, 2022- St. Michael’s (5A)Friday December 9, 2022- St. Joseph’s (4A)Friday December 23, 2022 - Sacred Heart (2A)**these parties will take place on the units.  C Building – Christmas Party Dates  Tuesday December [...]