Model Farm church of the Patronage of the B.V.M. constructed 1933, ‘/z mile east of West Bend; R.M. 276.

MODEL FARM — The church of the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the second church of the parish.

The first small wooden church was constructed by the founders of the parish in 1909. Chief foreman of the construction was A. Dubrovny. Bishop Nicetas Budka blessed the church and honoured the parish with a total of three visits. In 1933 the church was dismantled and the second church was constructed.

The architectural plans of the present church were designed by Ivan Tykholiz (John Tycholiz) who also acted as foreman during construction. Construction costs totalled $12,000 and were covered by the generous donations and voluntary labour of the parishioners. The combined five acre church and cemetery site, hilly and partly forested land, was donated by Ivan Woytas. The present church was blessed by Bishop Basil Ladyka in 1933.

The church is a wood constructed cruciform structure, 78 x 54 feet, with a large central dome supported by an octagonal drum. Two narrow towers apexed by cupolas are on corresponding sides of the main entrance. The main altar is in the south wing of the cruciform structure, the vestibule and choir loft are in the north wing. A large dome illuminated by four windows dominates the central area of the church, all other areas are dominated by vaulted ceilings. All ceilings and the central dome are reinforced with arcades which converge into four supporting pilasters. The interior as well as exterior walls are finished with tongue and groove (V-joint) siding.

The sanctuary is separated from the nave by an iconostas which was designed according to iconographic requirements and artistically decorated with icons by Theodore Baran in 1957; the construction and wood carving for the iconostas was done by W. Mazden of Ituna. Bishop Andrew Roborecki blessed the inconostas on August 18, 1957.

Adjacent to the church a single bell belfry was constructed in 1933; the bell was purchased in 1926 for $350. Also near the church is a wooden mission cross dating to 1924, and a monument installed in 1938 commemorating the 950th anniversary of Christianity in Ukraine. A short distance away stands the parish hall which was constructed in 1944 and expanded in 1952;

the first parish hall, the “Reading Room Prosvita” named after Taras Shevchenko, was constructed in 1916 and dismantled in 1944.

The first Ukrainian settlers in the Model Farm district arrived between 1903 and 1905 from the Borschchiv, Peremyshi and Jaroslaw counties. The founding members of the parish were as follows: Rev. Achille Delaere, CSSR, 0. Fedirko, V. Novak, V. Sereda, Iv. Woytas, Hnat. Blazheyko (Blazeiko), V. Chrunik, Hr. Popyk, V. Hadyevych (Hajewich), Iv. Sereda, A. Dubrovny, Yatsko Sereda, P. Chrunik, Ya. Klymashko (Klimashko), P. Nazar, R. Chrunik and M. Laschuk. On February 15, 1908 Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR, celebrated the first Divine Liturgy for the settlers at the home of Ivan Woytas; this date can be considered as the founding date of the parish.

This parish was blessed with eleven vocations to the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate: Sr. Alphonsa M. Chrunik, Sr. Chryzantha E. Chrunik, Sr. Joanicia A. Fedirko, Sr. Alexis M. Nazar, Sr. Gregory A. Novak, Sr. Mary D. Novak, Sr. Elias A. Popyk, Sr. Benedict E. Sereda, Sr. Oreste K. Sereda, Sr. Ambrose P. Stachiw and Sr. Augustine A. Woytas.

In 1941 the parish had 70 members with 120 children (Prop. Knyha), in 1961 there were 260 souls (Directory), and in 1967, 140 souls (questionnaire). In 1975 the parish consists of 23 families and 5 single members, a total membership of 100 souls who live within a seven mile radius of the church. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Rev. Roman Chomiak, CSSR, pastor, Alex Klimashko, Mike Sereda, Steve Hopko, Theodore Woytas, Mike Popik and Bill Hopko.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Model Farm, is under the pastoral charge of Yorkton.

Model Farm Protection of Blessed Mother of God Church and Cemetery

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Yorkton District Parishes - Bulletins & Website

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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