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

2020/2021 Columbian Year

Bulletin Submission Deadline (Monday) Executive Meeting (Thursday, 7:00) Business Meeting (Monday, 7:00)
August 24September 10September 14
September 28October 8Tues. October 13
October 26November 5November 9
November 30December 10December 14
December 28January 7January 11 - 6:30 pm
January 25February 4February 8
February 22March 4March 8
March 29April 8Tues. April 12
April 26May 6May 10
May 31June 10June 14 - 6:30

2020 – 2021 Council Officers

Chaplain: Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian

Grand Knight: Br. Michael Ryczak

Deputy Grand Knight: Br. Michael Dudar

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