Church of St. Michael constructed 1949-1951 near Gronlid; R.M. 458.

GRONLID — The church of St. Michael is the second church of the parish.

On January 17, 1919, the founding members attended a meeting, made a decision to construct a church and chose their first executive consisting of: Hryhoriy Burlak (Harry Buriock), Peter Klepack, Basel Kuzma, Kerelo Kimmie and Louis Koriski. Ivan (John) Buriock donated a one and one-half acre church site which was blessed by Rev. A. Sarmatiuk in February 1919. Construction of the church began on April 7th of that year. Kuba Gornick purchased the tabernacle while all the parishioners, directed by Louis Koriski, helped in the construction, transported the lumber and raised $1,000 for expenditures. By April 18, 1919 the framing was completed. On Palm Sunday of that year the parishioners, without a priest, were directed by Tymko Bodnarchuk and John Buriock in their first holy service in the church. Subsequently, they met every Sunday and on holy days for prayer services, hymns and Molebni. There were very few priests in this area and they visited the parish once or twice a year (quest. 1967).

Thirty years later, again through voluntary labour and generous donations, a larger church was constructed utilizing the salvaged material from the first church.

The plans for this church were drafted by Joseph Hudyma. The construction, under foremanship of Nicholas Laskowski, and its completion in 1951 is greatly attributed to the pastor. Rev. Ivan Mak, and the secretary and treasurer of the parish executive, William Necember and Petro Burlak. On August 7, 1949, the cornerstone was blessed by Rev. Ivan Mak, Rev. Wolodymyr Iwaszko and Rev. Michael Ferenz, CSSR. Bishop Andrew Roborecki blessed the church on July 17, 1955.

The church, a wooden cruciform structure measuring 52 x 18 feet, has a large central cupola-dome and two smaller cupolas above the frontal towers. The main altar is in the east. Two side altars, dedicated to the Mother of God and Christ Who Loves Mankind, are along the eastern lateral walls. A choir loft is reached by a stairway originating in the nave. The ceiling is vaulted. At the axis it extends high into a well illuminated, central dome supported by ceilings of the intercepting arms and four pilasters. Wooden pews seat approx. 75 persons. The church is lighted with electricity and has central oil heating.

The church site contains a wooden belfry with two bells donated by Benjamin Chmura and Michael Yadynnyk, a wooden mission cross commemorating the Holy Mission of 1956, and a parish hall constructed between 1943 and 1944 and named “Ukrainian National Home in the name of Bohdan Chmelnytzkyj”; the interior of the hall was completed in 1945, after the Second World War, and consequently it became known as “Victory Hall”. The parish cemetery, which is under the patronage of the Holy Apostles SS. Peter and Paul, is half a mile north of the church site.

Ukrainian settlers arrived in this area in 1908 predominantly from Zbarazh county. In addition to those already mentioned, the following are included as founding members of this parish: Kost Kruchkowski, Alex Sen, Nykola Burlock, Anton Yacynick, Wasyi Pelech, Antin Kuzma, Mikita Kuzma and Mikita Pellack. The first pastor to visit this parish was Rev. R. Cherepaniak. In 1941 the parish registered 24 members (Prop. Knyha), in 1961, 90 souls (Directory), in 1967, 52 souls (quest.), and in 1975, 43 individuals. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Rev. John Kobelak, MSF, pastor, Peter Hudyma, Harry Bes-korovayny, Mike Necember, William Necember, Alex Burlock, Joe Kochan and Steve Burlock.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of St. Michael at Gronlid is under the pastoral charge of Melfort.

Gronlid St. Michael Church

53°06’12.1″N 104°21’59.1″W

53.103364, -104.366406

Gronlid St. Michael Cemetery

53°06’37.6″N 104°22’05.7″W

53.110433, -104.368261

Prince Albert & District Parishes Praznyk/Graveside Services 2016

LocationDateTime
Prince AlbertApril 2410:00 AM
Melfort May 1 10:00 AM
NipawinMay 8 2:00 PM
Prince Albert - Cemetery ServicesMay 22 1:30 PM
Yellow Creek June 11 2:00 PM
GronlidJune 1910:00 AM
Brooksby June 192:00 PM
Silver Pine July 32:00 PM
SamburgJuly 102:00 PM
ShipmanJuly 17 2:00 PM
Janow CornersJuly 242:00 PM
McDowallAugust 21 10:00 AM

Prince Albert District Parishes - Bulletins

Prince Albert Protopresbyterate (Deanery)
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

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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