Bodnari church of SS. Peter and Paul constructed 1936, 7 miles north-east of Vonda; R.M. 372.

BODNARI (also Kolo Bodnariv) — The church of SS. Peter and Paul is the second church of the parish.

The first church, a log and clay structure, was constructed in 1906 on the north side of a two acre site seven miles north-east of Vonda. It was blessed by Rev. Emilian Andruchowicz. In 1936, when the parish expanded in membership and resources, a larger church was constructed on the south side of the site which was more accessible. This church was blessed in 1939 by Bishop Neil Savaryn. Bishop Andrew Roborecki honoured the parish with several visitations and on August 17, 1958, served a Pontifical Moleben in the church.

The church is a wood constructed cruciform structure, 46 x 34 feet, with an architecturally complementing gable roof, a large central dome and two small cupolas above the frontal towers. All domes are finished in white sheet metal, the roof is shingled, while the exterior and interior walls have painted narrow wood siding and contain rectangular windows with semicircular summits.

The main entrance into the church is from the south through an adjoining porch. The north area of the church contains an elevated semicircular sanctuary with small east and west adjoining sacristies; the cast sacristy also exits to the church grounds. Behind the main altar hangs the painting of the church patron; on corresponding sides of the main altar, along the lateral walls of the nave, are two traditional paintings of the Holy Mother of God with the Christ Child and Christ Who Loves Mankind. All paintings are glass mounted oil prints. The two nave paintings have small votive altars upon which the faithful place flowers and lighted candles. A choir loft extends above the nave directly opposite the sanctuary and can be reached by a wooden stairway at the east wall of the nave.

The central area of the church, at the axis of the intersecting arms, is dominated by a large well-illuminated dome; all other areas have vaulted ceilings. The entire church has a wooden floor which is carpeted just before the main altar in the sanctuary. Wooden pews provide seating for approx. 80 persons. Lighting is by candles and heating is by a wood burning heater.

The church was constructed by the faithful through their generous voluntary labour and hard earned financial contributions. The church plan was drafted by Slonowsky while chief foreman of the construction was Yosyf Yanushevsky (Joseph Janishewski); construction costs totalled $3,500. The church site was donated by Teodor Bodnar; as a consequence of this and the fact that a number of Bodnar families settled in the proximity of the church, the parish was called Bodnari.

Near the church stands a single bell belfry which was constructed in 1920. The two acre parish cemetery is one-half mile north of the church and was donated by Nykola Kowpak in 1908.

Ukrainian settlement in this area began in 1902 with settlers from the Borshchiv county. The founding members of the parish were: V. Stus, P. Bodnar, S. Mantyka, Kyrylo Hnatyk, P. Kowbel, L. Swidzinsky, F. Bodnar, N. Bilorosiuk, S. Rypchynsky, I. Stachniak and N. Kowpak.

In 1941 the parish registered 14 members with 50 children (Prop. Knyha). In 1961 there were 56 souls (Directory), in 1967, 34 individual members and in 1975, 23 persons were accounted for (questionnaire). In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Rev. Lubomyr Ramach, acting pastor, Joseph Bodnar, John Bodnar, Ray Alexandrowich, Patricia Bodnar and Sophie Alexandrowich.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of SS. Peter and Paul, Bodnari, is under the pastoral charge of Vonda.

Bodnari Ss. Peter & Paul Church

52°26’07.3″N 105°58’32.6″W

52.435369, -105.975717

Bodnari Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery

52°26’31.5″N 105°58’27.6″W

52.442080, -105.974330

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Ukrainian Catholic Parish of the
Dormition of the Blessed Mother of God

120 - 105th Street
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 1N2
Tel: (306) 652-4837
Fax: (306) 374-4235

District Parishes
Sacred Heart Hawruliuke
Sacred Heart – Vonda
St. John the Baptist – Smuts
St. John the Evangelist – Prud’homme
Ss. Peter & Paul – Bodnari
Ss. Peter & Paul – Borshchiw
St. Volodymyr – Laniwci


Saskatoon Protopresbyterate (Deanery)
Kolosnjaji, Very Rev. Janko,  Vicar General, Chancellor, Dean Saskatoon, St. George's Cathedral   210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 2K4;  306-664-3459 (Office); 306-244-2604 (Res); Cell: 306-370-2866 
Yamniuk, Deacon Myron
Saskatoon Redemptorist Fathers
Saskatoon, Ss. Peter and Paul 10th Street East and Munroe Ave. 306-343-0033 (Church Auditorium); (Res) 1202-11th Street East, Saskatoon, SK  S7H 0G3
306-343-6516 Email:
Smolinski, Rev. Michael, C.Ss.R., Pastor
Malkov, Rev. Leonid, C.Ss.R. 
Nahachewsky, Deacon Thomas
Lalach, Rev. Andre, Vice-Chancellor, Vice-Dean Saskatoon, Dormition of the Blessed Mother of God 
120-105th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1N2 306-652-4837 (Church); 306-477-1704 (Res)
List of Parishes

Albertown - Ss. Peter and Paul

Alticane - St.John the Baptist

Alvena Farms - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

Alvena Town - St. Michael

Antonivka - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

Arran - St. John the Baptist

Arran-Vesna -Ss. Peter and Paul

Balcarres - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Bankend - Ascension of Our Lord (closed)

Beaver Dale - Assumption of the BVM

Beckenham -Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed)

Bedfordville - St. Nicholas (closed)

Bienfait - Ss. Peter and Paul

Biggar - Sacred Heart (closed)

Birmingham - St. Paraskevia (closed)

Blaine Lake - Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Bobulynci - Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed)

Bodnari - Ss. Peter and Paul

Borshchiv - Ss. Peter and Paul

Broadview - Assumption of the BVM

Brooksby - St. Nicholas (closed)

Bruno - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

Bruno Farms - Holy Trinity (closed)

Buchach - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Buchanan - Holy Ghost (closed)

Calder - Assumption of the BVM

Candiac - Holy Spirit

Canora - Ss. Peter and Paul

Carpenter - Ascension of Our Lord (closed)

Cecil - Holy Trinity

Chaplin-Thunder Creek - Ss. Peter and Paul

Chekhiv - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Cudworth Farms -Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed)

Cudworth - Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine

Cudworth Town - Holy Eucharist

Dana - St. John the Baptist (closed)

Dobrowody - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dnipro (Dnieper) - Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed)

Dysart - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Erwood - Blessed Virgin Mary of Succour (closed)

Estevan - Assumption of the BVM

Fenwood - Ss. Peter and Paul

Foam Lake - Holy Eucharist

Fosston - St. John the Baptist (closed)

Glen Elder - Danbury - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Glentworth - Assumption of the BVM

Goodeve Farms - Holy Trinity (closed)

Goodeve Town - St. Michael

Grenfell - Ss. Peter and Paul

Gronlid - St. Michael (closed)

Guernsey - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Hafford - Holy Eucharist (closed & sold)

Havryliuke (Prud'homme) - Sacred Heart

Hazel Dell - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

High Tor - Sacred Heart (closed)

Hodgeville - Ss. Peter and Paul

Holar - St. Demetrius

Hryhoriv - St. Demetrius (closed)

Hubbard - Holy Spirit (closed)

Hubbard - Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Hudson Bay - Holy Eucharis t (closed & sold)

Humboldt- All Saints

Hyas Village - Descent of the Holy Spirit

Insinger Farms - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Insinger - St. Nicholas

Invermay - Ss. Vladimir and Olga

Ituna - Sacred Heart

Jaroslaw - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Jasmin-Doroshi - Immaculate Conception (closed)

Jasmin - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Jedburgh Village - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Kamsack - St.Josaphat

Kelliher - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Kelliher - St.Volodymr

Kindersley - St.John the Baptist (closed)

Kipling - Presentation of the BVM (closed)

Kovalivka-Tiny - Transfigurartion of our Lord (closed)

Krasne - St. John the Apostle

Krydor - Sacred Heart

Kulykiv - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Kuroki - Ss. Peter and Paul

Kyziv-Tiaziv - St. Demetrius (closed)

Lanigan Farms - Sacred Heart

Laniwci - Ascension of our Lord

Lipton-Herzel - Dormition of BVM (closed)

Macdowall - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Major - Patronage of the BVM (closed)

Mamornitz - Virgin of Sorrows Ruthenian Church (closed)

Maybridge - St. Nicholas (closed)

Meacham - Ascension (closed)

Meadow Lake - St. Catherine (closed & sold)

Meath Park-Janow Corners - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

Melfort - Holy Spirit

Melville - St.George's

Model Farm - Patronage of the BVM

Montmartre - Ss. Peter and Paul

Moose Jaw - Assumption of the BVM

Nipawin farms - Ascension (closed)

Nipawin town - All Saints

Nora - Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ (closed)

Norquay - Sacred Heart

Norquay Farms - Holy Trinity (closed)

North Battleford - All Saints

Nora - Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ (closed)

Olesha - Sacred Heart of Jesus (closed)

Ormside-Ss. Vladimir and Olga (closed)

Orolow - Descent of the Holy Spirit

Parkerview - St. Nicholas (closed)

Pelly-Holy Eucharist (closed)

Peterson - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Plain View - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Podillia - Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery - (No Church-closed)

Ponass Lake - St. Michael the Archangel (closed)

Porcupine Plain - Ss. Peter and Pau (closed & sold)

Preeceville - Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Prince Albert - St. George

Prud'homme - St. John the Theologian

Radisson - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rama - Saints Peter and Paul

Regina - St. Athanasius

Regina - St. Basil the Great

Roadside Chapel near Rosthern

Rose Valley - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Rosthern - Holy Apostles SS. Peter and Paul

Rosthern Farms - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Rosthern Farms-Adamivka - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Runnymede - Ss. Vladimir and Olga (closed)

Samburg - St. John the Baptist (closed)

Saskatoon - Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God

Saskatoon - Ss. Peter & Paul

Saskatoon - St. George's Cathedral

Saskatoon - St. Volodymyr Villa Chapel

Sheho Farms - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Sheho Village - Christ the King

Shipman Rural - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Sich - St. Michael's (closed)

Smuts - St. John the Baptist

Sokal - Holy Trinity(closed)

Speers - Ss. Peter and Paul

St. Julien - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Pokrov) (closed)

St. Philip's - Assumption of the B.V.M. (closed)

Stenen - St. Nicholas (closed)

Stornoway Cemetery (closed-no church)

Stove Creek - St. Elias (closed)

Swan Plain - Ascension

Swift Current - St. John the Baptist

Tadmore - St. John the Baptist (closed)

Thunder Creek - Ss. Peter and Paul

Tribune - Holy Family

Tuffnell Village - Holy Trinity (closed)

Tway Farms - St. Paraskevia (closed)

Tway Town - Ss. Peter and Paul

Uhryniv - St. Nicholas (closed)

Ukrainian Park - Pike Lake - St. Volodymyr

Vasyliw - Ss. Constantine and Helena (closed)

Verigin - St. Nicholas (closed)

Vonda - Sacred Heart

Wadena - Descent of the Holy Spirt

Wakaw - Sacred Heart

Watrous - Holy Mother of God

Watson - St. George (closed)

Weekes - St. Nicholas (closed)

Welechko - Presenation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Weyburn - Holy Trinity

Whitebeech - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Whitesand - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Whitkow - Ascension of Our Lord (closed)

Willowbrook - Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Wishart Farms - St. Michael the Archangel (closed)

Wishart Town - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wolverine - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Wroxton-Farms - Ss. Vladimir and Olga (closed)

Wroxton-Village - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Wynyard - Sacred Heart

Yellow Creek - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Yorkton - Our Lady of Perpetual Help (St. Mary's)

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