From The Pastor’s Desk – Sept. 30, 2012

Dear Beloved Parishioners and Guests,             We Ukrainian Redemptorists – all 13 of us – are gathered at St. Mary’s in Yorkton, SK for our Annual Chapter (Sept.24-27).This is proving to be quite a challenge and what a drastic change over the years. I fondly recall the days (years ago!) when 13 of us elected delegates represented 45 CssR’ers. Back … Read More

Blessed Nykyta – Bishop and Martyr

Today in our church we have the image of our first Bishop in Canada – Blessed Martyr Nykyta Budka.  This year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of his appointment to Canada.  He served his people faithfully under very difficult circumstances.  In poor health he reluctantly left Canada and was later martyred in Ukraine for his faith by the Communists.  This image is in our church today … Read More

Canon Luhovy Educational Foundation

Canon Luhovy Assembly Of the Knights of Columbus has created an Educational Foundation.  The purpose of this foundation is to assist financially any member of our Ukrainian Catholic Community who is enrolled in a Post Secondary (University and College) or a private Catholic secondary school program.  This assistance is also offered to anyone pursuing a vocation or wishing to enhance … Read More


We welcome new volunteers for our many ministries and organizations in St Joseph’s Parish…Epistle readers, Ushers, Outreach, Choir, Seniors, Men’s Club, UCWLC, Altar Servers, Van Drivers, Shrine and Catechism Teachers (Grade 2 is now vacant). Please consider this opportunity to serve in our parish family! Please call the parish office and we will connect you.  Your time and talents are … Read More

Knights of Columbus Wheelchair Project

The Knights of Columbus have a special wheelchair project. In the past few years, thousands of wheelchairs were donated to the handicapped in Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, etc.  This year the special destination for this charity is the Ukraine.  Our Parish K of C is donating 10 chairs from the Fr. Shyshkowich Council funds. We would like the St Joseph’s Parishioners … Read More

10th Anniversary of Enshrinement

To Mark the 10th Anniversary of the Enshrinement of Blessed Vasyl’s Holy Relics, the following program is planned: Thursday, Sept. 20th at 7:00 PM – Moleben in honour of Blessed Vasyl with Mission Sermon Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 PM – Acathist in honour of Blessed Vasyl with Mission Sermon Saturday Sept. 22 at 10:00 AM – Divine Liturgy with … Read More

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy – September 9, 2012

One Week Prior to Gala Banquet on Sunday September 9th at 11:00 AM! Over 45 Ukrainian Bishops will con-celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Sts Vladimir and Olga Cathedral to commence the world wide Ukrainian Synod that takes place from the 9th until the 15th. This is a unique and memorable event in the history of our Canadian Church!  We, as a parish, have been … Read More