(UGCC-Edmonton) - It is with a sad heart that I inform you that Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Spedden, Alberta has burned to the ground. At about 3:00 am. Friday morning, August 28 our church in Spedden was struck by lighting during a severe lighting storm. The volunteer fire department in Vilna arrived on the scene within 20 minutes of the call. Unfortunately at this point only part of the front wall was left standing. Who knew that our service on Sunday, August 23 would be out last service in this church. The hearts of our parishioners are grieving the loss of our beloved church. We now need to decide where we will continue to hold church services, at Vilna or Stry. Please keep us in your prayers.
Fr. Don Bodnar