Prayers and Actions for Ukraine
Fr. Michael Kwiatkowski, chancellor of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, explains in this short video how to help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, both through prayer and donations.
Prayers of the Faithful – The Synod of Bishops of Ukraine ask that the following petitions be made during our eucharistic celebrations – Click here
Prayer for Ukraine – This prayer is written from a Ukrainian perspective. You will discover that the text therefore refers to “our ancestral land”. We ask that you consider this as referring not only to the beleaguered nation, but to all people everywhere affected by the conflict – Click here
A Prayer for Ukraine – by Chaya Kaplan-Lester, a Jerusalem-based spiritual teacher, guide and psychotherapist, and co-director of the Shalev Center for Jewish Personal Growth. – Click here
Pray this beautiful Novena for Peace in Ukraine - click here
Join with others in praying the Novena for Peace in Ukraine on the Pray More Novenas website - click here
Make a Donation
To help the people of Ukraine survive the war, visit the Canadian Near-East Welfare Association’s website. This organization was founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926 and is under the guidance of Pope Francis. Click here
Aid to the Church in Need - Canada
In a pastoral letter, the Ukrainian Catholic bishops of Canada invite people to pray, fast, and act in support of their brothers and sisters in Ukraine. In the appeal, they invite parishioners to donate to several charitable organizations, including Aid to the Church in Need – Canada.
In the three-page letter, they express the view that, like the crises the Ukrainian people have experienced in their history, including the Holodomor—also referred to as the Great Famine (1932-1933)—the intent of the current war is “to erase the identity and history of the Ukrainian people — a genocide in the making.”
To read the complete pastoral letter, click here. To donate, click here and then on the “Help for Ukraine” button.
The drawing explained: Last April, an ACN delegation received this flag drawn by a child refugee with his family in a Church institution. A simple way to say: Thank you!
Give to Caritas Ukraine, and learn about how this Catholic organization is helping this beleaguered country. Click here, or on the logo.
Caritas Ukraine work first began in 1992, after Ukraine declared independence. It was set up by local Greek Catholic communities to distribute humanitarian assistance to poor families. However, the needs of society forced Caritas’ activity in Ukraine to expand which led to the formation of the international charitable foundation Caritas Ukraine in 1994. Today, it works to coordinate the efforts of charitable organisations run by local Ukrainian Greek Catholic churches and to build cooperation with foreign Caritas chapters. As a result of the agency’s efforts, the current network of local charitable organisations has developed and expanded; as well as cooperation with foreign partners also continues to grow.
Caritas Ukraine provides humanitarian assistance in the form of clothing, footwear and other necessary items in Ukraine.
Give through Development and Peace - Click here or on the logo to give and to read solidarity prayers.
For a Q & A on Development and Peace's Ukraine Emergency Fundraising, click here.
Make a Donation
- To help the pope of Ukraine survive the war, visit the Canadian Near-East Welfare Association’s website.
- Give to Caritas Ukraine: Click here
Ukraine: A Nation Under Siege, a People of Spiritual Combat
Originally from Ukraine, Stepan Bilynskyy has been in Canada for 22 years. A spiritual health practitioner at Grace Hospital, the permanent deacon offers his testimony on the war in Ukraine and asks everyone to pray for peace. Click here.