February 2nd, 2014

Popcorn and a Movie with Sr. Ann and the Women of Spirit

Sunday February 23, 2014 – All are welcome!
Viewing and discussion with the film’s producer: Sister Ann Laszok, OSBM

10 AM: Divine Liturgy (Mass) fulfills the Sunday obligation
11:30 AM: Potluck for Meatfare Sunday
12 Noon: Popcorn and Movie with Sr. Ann

St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Church
5600 N. Colony Blvd The Colony, TX 75056

About Women of Spirit:
100 years ago, Bishop Soter Ortynsky, the first Eastern Catholic bishop in the United States, had a congregation of half a million people, many orphans among them, and he needed help. Bishop Soter reached out to the Sisters of St. Basil in Yavoriv, Ukraine. Women of Spirit is the story of how they answered the call by coming to America to minister to the needs of the faithful. Their struggles and challenges in sharing their knowledge of God, through serving and loving the people, are recounted through the stories of many of the older sisters who knew the early pioneers personally.

Women of Spirit: The Sisters of St. Basil the Great in the USA is a riveting story that attests to the impact of the catechetical and academic education of thousands of children through the leadership of the Sisters of St. Basil. The film follows the sisters through their coming to America, heeding the call, ground-breaking, life-giving and healing ministries, the influence they had and continue to have on the United States and Ukraine, and their ongoing catechesis, collaboration, and work in the Church. Humorous and deeply personal recollections and interviews by former students (among whom are bishops, priests, sisters, doctors, lawyers, and teachers) add to the total beauty and warmth of the movie.

Plan to bring friends and invite the family to attend Popcorn and Movie with Sister Ann and the Women of Spirit at St. Sophia parish in The Colony on Sunday, February 23, 2014 around 12 Noon after the 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy/Mass. All are welcome to the potluck and the movie!