Church of the Transfiguration constructed 1931, 9 miles north of Rhein. R.M. 273.

DNIPRO “Dnieper” — The church of the Trans­figuration of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the second church of the parish.

The Ukrainian pioneer settlers in this area con­structed the first church, a log structure, in 1904. Up to 1918 the Seraphim, a religious sect in the vicinity, held their services in this church. The first holy service for the Catholic community was served on August 20, 1918 by Rev. Henry Boels, CSSR. On November 1, 1930, this church was destroyed by fire. Consequently the founding members of the parish constructed the second church in 1931 two miles east and two miles south of the original church site. The present church was visited two times by Bishop Nicetas Budka and Archbishop Basil Ladyka who blessed the church June 13, 1938. Bishop Andrew Roborecki honoured the parish with several visitations and last celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church May 10, 1970.

The five acre prairie church site is nine miles north of Rhein and eleven miles south-east of Donwell. The church is a wood constructed cruciform structure, 56 x 36 feet. with a central dome. Its exterior walls, including the drum supporting the dome, are finished in painted narrow wood siding and contain rectangular windows with semicircular summits. The roof is shingled while the dome is covered with white sheet metal.

Orientation of the church is east-west with the main entrance from the west through a vestibule; stairs at the south wall of the vestibule lead to the choir loft. The sanctuary with the main altar is located in the eastern wing of the cruciform structure. A vaulted ceiling extends above the intersecting wings while the large well illuminated dome, which is supported by arcades and four pilasters, dominates the central area of the church. An adjoining porch on the north side of the church houses the sacristy while an additional north adjoining structure accommodates the oil heating unit. The church has a wooden floor, wooden pews seating approx. 100 persons, and electrical lighting.

In 1935-1936 the church was artistically decorated by Paul Zabolotny; the icons were done in the oil on canvas technique and mounted onto the v-joint finished walls; several smaller murals and the four Evangelists, found on the triangular formations beneath the drum of the dome, were painted directly on the walls. In 1960 the church was renovated. The walls were refinished with donnacona and thus covered the original ornamentation of the church with the exception of those paintings which were left exposed with only the framing repainted.

Construction costs of the church totalled $5,000. These were covered by the private donations of the parishioners who also worked voluntarily in the church construction and site landscaping. Foreman of the parish volunteers was Mykhaylo (Michael) Tycholiz. The five acre church and cemetery site was donated by Dmytro Kyba.

The church site contains a wooden belfry, which was constructed adjacent to the first church then moved to the present site in 1931, a wooden cross dating to 1950 and a mission cross dating to 1953; the earlier com­memorative wooden cross was placed following a Holy Mission and stands in tribute to the founding members of the parish. The parish hall, which is named after Rev. Markian Shashkevych and which is found a short distance from the church, was constructed in 1937 and enlarged in 1946. Also found on the site is the parish cemetery.

Ukrainian settlement in this area began in 1897 with settlers from the Borshchiv and Horodenka coun­ties. The founding members of the parish were: P. Kyba, Dm. Kyba, Iv. Kyba, Hav. Yurkiw, Dm. Makowsky, Dm. Schur, Yu. Andrusiak, Iv. Tymbryk (Tymrick), N. Tymrick, An. Cerkowniak, Pant. Korney, Semen Kush-nir, Tom. Yasinko, Dm. Dereniwsky(i), Hr. Yaholnitsky and M. Dereniwsky. The first pastor to visit the settlers was Rev. Achille Delaere, CSSR; he came, accompan­ied by Rev. Wasyi Zholdak, in 1901 and served holy services at the home of C. Hryb. Origination from the founding members of this parish is Sr. Antonia Yurkiw of the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate.

In 1941, 75 member families with 140 children were registered to the parish (Prop. Knyha). In 1961 there were 80 individual members (questionnaire), and in 1975, 17 families were accounted for. In 2003 the pastor of the parish is Rev. Ivan Derkach.  Services are now held only once a year

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Transfigura­tion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Dnieper, is under the pastoral charge of  Kamsack. “Dnieper”, name of Ukrainian origin refers to Dnipro, the largest river in Ukraine. This settlement is also referred to as “Na” Donwell (at Donwell) or Rhein in reference to the community settlements nearby.

Dnipro (Dnieper) Transfiguration of our Lord Church

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Dnipro (Dnieper) Transfiguration of our Lord Cemetery

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Kamsack Norquay District Parishes - Bulletins & Website

Yorkton Protopresbyterate (Deanery)
Rac, Very Rev. Joakim, Dean
Box 1137, Canora, SK S0A 0L0
306-563-5148
 
Dungen, Rev. Warren  Kamsack, St. Josaphat
(Res)119 Nicholas Street,
Box 1628, Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0
306-542-2220; Cell: 306-590-7900
Email: wdungen@gmail.com
 
Yorkton Redemptorist Fathers
155 Catherine Street, Yorkton, SK  S3N 0B9
306-783-4594
Lukie, Rev. Bohdan, C.Ss.R., Pastor Email: blukie@gmail.com
Kushko, Rev. Methodius, C.Ss.R
Lukie, Rev. Raymond, C.Ss.R Email: raylukie@sasktel.net
 
Administrator for Ituna District
Lukie, Rev. Raymond, C.Ss.R
155 Catherine Street, Yorkton, SK  S3N 0B9
306-783-4594
Email: 
raylukie@sasktel.net
Ituna, Sacred Heart (Res) Box 340, Ituna, SK S0A 1N0 306-795-2411
 
Administrator, Wynyard District
Rac, Very Rev. Joakim, Dean
Box 1137, Canora, SK S0A 0L0
306-563-5148
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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