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Insinger Farms - Ss. Peter and Paul

Church of Ss. Peter and Paul constructed 1910-1913, 5 miles north of Insinger; R.M. 275.

Apostles SS. Peter and Paul is the first church of the parish.

Originally members of this parish attended the parish of St. Nicholas two and one-half miles south-west of Insinger. Due to the often impassable road, a new parish was established five miles north of Insinger. The founding members raised $1,000 to cover construction costs and under direction of M. Kitsul, constructed the church between 1910 and 1913. The parish was visited twice by Bishop Nicetas Budka who blessed the church on October 25, 1914. Subsequent episcopal visitations were by Bishop Neil Savaryn on September 3, 1944 and by Bishop Andrew Roborecki on September 18, 1957.

 

The log constructed church forms a rectangle measuring 35 x 20 feet. Its exterior is covered with boards while the interior is plastered with clay and painted white. The sanctuary is separated from the nave y an iconostas constructed by M. Kitsul; previously acquired paintings were included in its design. The church has a choir loft, wooden pews which seat approx. 30 persons, lighting by candles and heating by an oil burning stove.

The belfry, constructed near the church in 1918, measures 16 x 16 feet at its base and is used for parish meetings. A nearby mission cross was installed in 1936. Two acres of adjoining church property are used for the parish cemetery. The four acre church and cemetery site was donated by Vasyi' Sawchuk

The first Ukrainian settlers in this area were from the Borshchiv county. Prior to the construction of a church holy services were held in private homes. Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR, celebrated the first Divine Liturgy on February 25, 1904 in the home of Ivan Haliuk. The founding members were: Rev. A. Delaere, Yakiv Oleksiuk, F. Shykhovsky, Fedor Botula, Matey Volo-shyn, Matey Zvarych (Zwarych), Vasyi' Sawchuk, Nykola Pasovysty, Petro Snihur, S. Kostyniuk, Yakym Botula and K. Ukrainetz.

In 1941 the parish consisted of 25 families with a total of 94 children (Prop. Knyha), in 1961, 40 souls (Directory), and in 1975, 5 families remained who attend services at the church of Christ the King in Sheho.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of SS. Peter and Paul is under the pastoral charge of Yorkton.