The Knights of Columbus: the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization comprised of over 15,000 Councils and 1.9 million Catholic men around the world. Dedicated to providing charitable services within both the Church and their communities, the Knights of Columbus are committed to four core principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

Fr. Shyshkowich Council # 8925 was granted its Charter on March 27, 1985. Our Council was named after a Redemptorist Priest, Rev. Gregory Shyshkowich C.Ss.R. In 1928, after ten years of missionary work in Ukraine, Fr. Shyshkowich began his missionary and pastoral work in Canada and the United States. He was regarded by the Ukrainian Canadians as the “Ukrainian Missionary” and assisted in founding St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish.

Fr. Shyshkowich Council supports the many activities and programs at St. Joseph’s Church both financially and with many hours of volunteer work. The Council’s community outreach includes financial support to many charities, foundations and organizations such as participation in the Coats for Kids program; preparation and serving Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners at the Welcome Home and a meal at a local drop in centre.

For further information please contact Mike Kiernicki at 204-694-9196.


Fr. Shyshkowich Council #8925

Bulletin & Meeting Dates

2019/2020 Columbian Year

Bulletin Submission Deadline (Monday) Executive Meeting (Thursday, 7:00) Business Meeting (Monday, 7:00)
August 26September 5September 9
September 30October 10Tues. October 15
October 28November 7November 11
November 25December 5December 9
December 30January 9January 13 - 6:30 pm
January 27February 6February 10
February 24March 5March 9
March 30April 16Tues. April 21
April 27May 7May 11
May 25June 4June 8 - 6:30

2019 – 2020 Council Officers

Chaplain: Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian

Grand Knight: Br. Michael Ryczak

Deputy Grand Knight: Br. Larry Trach

Past Gran Knight: Br. Mike Kiernicki

Financial Secretary: Br. Gord Lasko

Treasurer: Br. Garry Winch

Recording Secretary: Br. Bohdan Wowczuk

Chancellor: Br. Jim Tchir

Warden: Br. George Gaba

Advocate: Br. Dennis Wawrykow

Lecturer: Br. George Koch

Inside Guard: Br. Rudy Macsymach

Outside Guard: Br. Steve Fedun

Trustees: Br. Dave Gnutel / Br. Mike Kiernicki / Br. Peter Washchyshyn