Kovalivka church of the Transfiguration constructed 1933, 3’/2 miles north of Tiny; R.M. 304.

KOVALIVKA — The church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the third church of the parish.

The first chapel church was constructed jointly by the Ukrainian Catholic and the Latin rite communities in 1907 on a site one-half mile north-east of the Tiny railway station. In 1912 our community left this church, formed a separate parish and in 1913 constructed a church near the site of the first church. Holy services were served by the pastors of the Canora pastoral district. In 1932 this church was destroyed by fire; in 1933 the parishioners constructed the third church on a two acre site three and one-half miles north of the Tiny railway station, ten miles north-west of Canora. The first Divine Liturgy in this church was celebrated on August 20, 1933, by Rev. Andrew Sarmatiuk. In 1935 Archbishop Basil Ladyka blessed the church; Bishop Andrew Roborecki first celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church on August 19, 1952.

The church stands on a low concrete basement and is a wood constructed cruciform structure, 48 x 26 feet, with an architecturally complementing shingled gable roof and a small blind cupola at the axis of the intersecting arms. Its exterior and interior walls are finished in narrow wood siding and contain rectangular windows with arched summits. The main entrance into the church is sheltered by a small roof supported by columns with a railing.

In the interior the church contains an angulated sanctuary forming a broken semicircle with an adjoining sacristy. The structure has a choir loft, a wooden floor and a vaulted ceiling. Wooden pews provide seating for approx. 70 persons. Lighting is by candles, heating is by a wood burning heater. In 1933 the church was artistically decorated; the interior decoration, icons and murals, are the art work of Stepan Meush.

Construction of this church, total costs $1,600, was accomplished through the generous donations and voluntary labour of the parishioners under the fore-manship of W. Huziak. The two acre church site was purchased by the parishioners for $27.

Near the church stands a wooden memorial cross commemorating the Holy Mission of 1962; adjacent to it is the post constructed bell tower. The parish has two cemetery sites: one is at the present church site, the second is at the site of the second church of the parish.

The first Ukrainian settlers arrived in this area in 1906 from the Buchach and Borshchiv counties. The founding members of the parish were: Rev. Achille Delaere, CSSR, Ivan Shebets (Shabbits, Shabits), Ivan Husak, Marko Pura, Ivan Rudnytsky, Spyrydon Wolos, Tymotey Shabbits, Andriy Shabbits, Vasyi’ Natoniv, Mykhaylo Shvets, Pavlo Pura, Danylo Zaplitney, Ivan Wolos, Nykola Kuzek, Safat Hrynkiw, Semen Hnativ, Ivan Charuk, Victor Hanushevsky and Stefan Bodnarchuk.

In 1941 the parish consisted of 20 members with 40 children (Prop. Knyha). In 1961 there were 30 souls (Directory), in 1967, 27 individual members and in 1975, 8 families were accounted for. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Rev. Peter Hardybala, pastor, William Shabbits, Mike Nicolichuk and Mike Kosar.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Kovalivka, is under the pastoral charge of Buchanan.

“Kovalivka” was most probably brought from the Motherland where there are several settlements with this name, for example, in the Stanyslaviv and Ternopil counties as well as others. The old world Kovalivka originates from the word (name) Koval’. J. B. Rudnyc-kyj, Canadian Place Names of Ukrainian Origin.

KOVALIVKA Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church

The church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the third church of the parish. The first chapel church was constructed jointly by the Ukrainian Catholic and Latin rite communities in 1907 on a site one-half mile north-east of the Tiny railway station. In 1912 a separate parish was formed and in 1913 a church was constructed near the site of the first church. In 1932 this church was destroyed by fire; in 1933 the parishioners constructed the third church on a two acre site three and one-half miles north of the Tiny railway station. Construction of the church, total costs $1,600 was accomplished through the generous donations and voluntary labour of the parishioners under the foremanship ofW. Huziak. The two acre church site was purchased by the parishioners for $27. Near the church stands a mission cross and the post constructed bell tower. The first Divine Liturgy was celebrated on August 20, 1933 by Rev. Andrew Sarmatiuk. In 1935 Archbishop Basil Ladyka blessed the church; Bishop Andrew Roborccki celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church on August 19, 1952.

The parish has two cemetery sites: one is at the present church site, the second is at the site of the second church.

The first Ukrainian settlers arrived in this area in 1906 from the Buchach and Borshchiv counties. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of Fr. Peter Hardybala, William Shabbits, Mike Nicolichuk and Make Kosar. Today there is just one service a year on August 19, and the members belong to the Buchanan or Canora parish.

Kovalivka-Tiny Transfiguration of Our Lord Church and Cemetery

51°42’26.4″N 102°35’27.7″W

51.707336, -102.591017

Bulletins for Canora - District Parishes

Yorkton Protopresbyterate (Deanery)
Rac, Very Rev. Joakim, Pastor, 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
Arran – St. John the Baptist
Swan Plain, Ascension of Our Lord
Swan Rivier, MB, Ascension of Our Lord
 
Yorkton Redemptorist Fathers
155 Catherine Street, Yorkton, SK  S3N 0B9
306-783-4594
Lukie, Rev. Bohdan, CSsR, Pastor
Email: blukie@gmail.com
Kushko, Rev. Methodius, CSsR
Lukie, Rev. Raymond, CSsR
Email: raylukie@sasktel.net

Malowany, Rev.
Basil
Ituna, Sacred Heart
(Res) Box 340,
Ituna, SK S0A 1N0
306-795-2411; Cell: 306-540-5102
 
 
Administrator, Wynyard District
Malowany, Rev. Basil
Box 340,
Ituna, SK S0A 1N0
306-795-2411; Cell:306-540-5102
List of Parishes

Albertown - Ss. Peter and Paul

Alticane - St.John the Baptist

Alvena Farms - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Alvena Town - St. Michael the Archangel

Antonivka - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Arran - St. John the Baptist

Arran-Vesna -Ss. Peter and Paul

Balcarres - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Bankend - Ascension of Our Lord (closed-no church)

Beaver Dale - Assumption of the BVM

Beckenham -Transfiguration of Our Lord

Bedfordville - St. Nicholas

Bienfait - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Biggar - Sacred Heart (closed)

Birmingham - St. Paraskevia (closed-no church)

Blaine Lake - Our Lady of Perpetual Help (closed)

Bobulynci - Transfiguration of Our Lord

Bodnari - Ss. Peter and Paul

Borshchiv - Ss. Peter and Paul

Broadview - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

Brooksby - St. Nicholas

Bruno - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

Bruno Farms - Holy Trinity 

Buchach - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Buchanan - Descent of the Holy Ghost

Calder - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Candiac - Descent of the Holy Ghost 

Canora - Ss. Peter and Paul

Carpenter - Ascension of Our Lord 

Cecil - Holy Trinity (closed-no church)

Chaplin-Thunder Creek - Ss. Peter and Paul

Chekhiv - Descent of the Holy Ghost

Cudworth Farms -Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed-no church)

Cudworth - Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine

Cudworth Town - Holy Eucharist

Dana - St. John the Baptist (closed & sold)

Dobrowody - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dnipro (Dnieper) - Transfiguration of Our Lord 

Dysart - Holy Eucharist (closed-no church) 

Erwood - Blessed Virgin Mary of Succour (closed-no church)

Estevan - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed & sold)

Fenwood - Ss. Peter and Paul

Foam Lake - Holy Eucharist

Fosston - St. John the Baptist (closed-no church)

Glen Elder - Danbury - Holy Eucharist 

Glentworth - Assumption of the 

Goodeve Farms - Holy Trinity 

Goodeve Town - St. Michael the Archangel 

Grenfell - Ss. Peter and Paul

Gronlid - St. Michael

Guernsey - Holy Eucharist (closed-no church)

Hafford - Holy Eucharist

Havryliuke (Prud'homme) - Sacred Heart

Hazel Dell - Ss. Peter and Paul 

High Tor - Sacred Heart 

Hodgeville - Ss. Peter and Paul

Holar (Elfros) - St. Demetrius

Hryhoriv - St. Demetrius 

Hubbard - Holy Spirit

Hubbard - Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Hudson Bay - Holy Eucharist (closed & sold)

Humboldt- All Saints

Hyas Village - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed-no church)

Insinger Farms - Ss. Peter and Paul Insinger - St. Nicholas

Invermay - Ss. Vladimir and Olga

Ituna - Sacred Heart

Janow Corners-Meath Park - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Jaroslaw - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

Jasmin-Doroshi - Immaculate Conception (closed-no church)

Jasmin - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed-no church)

Jedburgh Village - Ss. Peter and Paul

Kamsack - St.Josaphat

Kelliher - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Kelliher - St.Vladimir the Great

Kindersley - St.John the Baptist (closed)

Kipling - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

Kovalivka-Tiny - Transfigurartion of our Lord

Krasne - St. John Apostle the Theologian

Krydor - Sacred Heart

Kulykiv - Holy Eucharist (closed-no church)

Kuroki - Ss. Peter and Paul

Kyziv-Tiaziv - St. Demetrius

Lanigan Farms - Sacred Heart

Laniwci - St. Volodomyr (2016) - Ascension of our Lord

Lipton-Herzel - Dormition of Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

MacDowall - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed-no church)

Madge Lake (Pelly) St. Michael Camp - Holy Eucharist Church (from Pelly)

Major - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

Mamornitz - Virgin of Sorrows Ruthenian Church

Maybridge - St. Nicholas

Meacham - Ascension 

Meadow Lake - St. Catherine (closed & sold)

Melfort - Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)

Melville - St.George the Martyr

Model Farm - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Montmartre - Ss. Peter and Paul

Moose Jaw - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nipawin Farms/Silver Pine - Ascension 

Nipawin Town - All Saints

Nora - Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ (closed-no church)

Norquay - Sacred Heart

Norquay Farms - Holy Trinity (closed - no church)

North Battleford - All Saints

Olesha - Sacred Heart of Jesus

Ormside-Ss. Vladimir and Olga

Orolow - Descent of the Holy Spirit

Parkerview - St. Nicholas 

Pelly-Holy Eucharist (closed - church moved to Madge Lake, St. Michael's Camp)

Peterson - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed - sold)

Plain View - Descent of the Holy Spirit 

Podillia - Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery - (closed-no church)

Ponass Lake - St. Michael the Archangel

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-no church)

Rosthern - SS. Peter and Paul

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

Rosthern Farms-Adamivka - Descent of the Holy Spirit

Runnymede - Ss. Vladimir and Olga (closed-no church)

Samburg - St. John the Baptist

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

Sheho Village - Christ the King

Shipman Rural - Ss. Peter and Paul

Sich-Krydor - St. Michael's (closed-no church)

Smuts/Prymove - St. John the Baptist

Sokal - Holy Trinity

Speers - Ss. Peter and Paul

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

St. Philip's - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

Stenen - St. Nicholas (closed-no church)

Stornoway Cemetery (closed-no church)

Stove Creek - St. Elias (closed-no church)

Swan Plain - Ascension

Swift Current - St. John the Baptist (closed & sold)

Tadmore - St. John the Baptist

Thunder Creek - Ss. Peter and Paul

Tribune - Holy Family

Tuffnell Village - Holy Trinity

Tway Farms - St. Paraskevia (closed-no church)

Tway Town - Ss. Peter and Paul

Uhryniv - St. Nicholas 

Ukrainian Park - Pike Lake - St. Volodymyr Memorial Church

Vasyliw - Ss. Constantine and Helena

Verigin - St. Nicholas (closed-no church)

Vonda - Sacred Heart

Wadena - Descent of the Holy Spirt

Wakaw - Sacred Heart

Watrous - Holy Mother of God (closed-no church)

Watson - St. George (closed-no church)

Weekes - St. Nicholas 

Welechko - Presenation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Weyburn - Holy Trinity

Whitebeech - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Whitesand - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Whitkow - Ascension of Our Lord 

Willowbrook - Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Wishart Farms - St. Michael the Archangel 

Wishart Town - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wolverine - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Wroxton-Farms - Ss. Vladimir and Olga

Wroxton-Village - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed-no church)

Wynyard - Sacred Heart

Yellow Creek - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed-no church)

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

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