Olesha Church of the Sacred heart constructed 1924, 8 miles north of Buchanan; R,M.304.

OLESHA — The church of the Sacred Heart is the second church of the parish.

 

The first church was constructed in 1904 on a four acre forest surrounded site eight miles north of Buchan­an. The first Divine Liturgy in the church was celebrated by Rev. Damascen Popowich, OSBM. In 1924 this church was dismantled and that year, during the pastorate of Rev. Stephen Fedoronko, the second church was constructed. The church was blessed in 1925 by Bishop Nicetas Budka. Bishop Andrew Roborecki visited the parish on several occasions and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church on July 28, 1963.

The church is a wood constructed rectangular structure, 50 x 40 feet, with a shingled gable roof and a centrally located small tower apexed by an open arcade cupola and cross. A similar but smaller cupola is found at the frontal roof summit of the adjoining porch-ves­tibule. The church stands on a low basement, has exterior and interior narrow wood siding which is painted a light color, and simple rectangular windows.

Its interior, as the exterior, is rectangular in form with the exception of the angulated sanctuary which appears almost semicircular in form. The church contains but the one main altar in the sanctuary, a choir loft, wooden pews seating approx. 80 persons, and has electricity andcentral oil heating. Between 1939 and 1940 the church was painted and artistically decorated by James (Yakiv) Huziak.

The church was constructed through the private funds and voluntary labour of the parishioners at a total cost of $3,000. Chief foreman of the construction was Antin Hrynkiw.

Near the church stands a wooden mission cross dating to 1941. The original belfry, which was con­structed in 1924, was destroyed by a storm on June 23, 1970. Subsequently the parishioners constructed a new belfry in the southern section of the site. The bell in the belfry was purchased in 1905 for $50.

 

 

North of the church, in continuation of church property, is the parish cemetery. The combined parish church and cemetery site was donated by Stefan Tkachuk.

Ukrainian settlement in this area began in 1901 from the Buchach county. The parish founding members were: Fedir Madarash, Sobko Madarash, Andriy Hadubiak, Hryhoriy Prystay, Bartko Rudnytski, Yakiv Cherkavsky, Pylyp Mykytyshyn, Franko Tulik, Ivan Trach, Semko Dron, Matiy Madarash, Mykhaylo Baver and Stefan Tkachuk. The first pastors to serve the settlers were Rev. Achille Delaere, CSSR, and Rev. Henry Boels, CSSR, from Yorkton. Later the parish was served by pastors from Canora.

In 1941 the parish consisted of 40 families with 60 children (Prop. Knyha) in 1961 there were 70 souls (Directory) and in 1975, 69 individual members were accounted for. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Rev. Peter Hardybala, pastor, Walter Statchuk, Tom Trach, Adolf Rudnytski, Tom Rudnyts­ki and Dmytro Tratch.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Sacred Heart, Olesha, is under the pastoral charge of  Canora

 

Update 2002

This church of the Sacred Heart is the second church of the parish. The first church was constructed in 1904 on a four acre forest surrounded site eight miles north of Buchanan. The first Divine Liturgy in the church was celebrated by Rev. Damascen Popowich, OSBM. In 1924 this church was dismantled and that year, during the pastorate of Rev. Stephen Fedoronko, the second church was constructed. The new church was blessed in 1925 by Bishop Nicetas Budka, who was met at the C.N.R. station at Buchanan by a procession of twelve “Kozaks” on horseback. They were: Paul Mykytyshyn, Anton Trach, Steve Hrynkiw, Harry Pankewich, John Statchuk, John Latta, John Madarash, Frank Cherkowski, John Rudnitski, Peter Hadubiak, Anton Pozniak and Wasyi Krywy. There were also two cars driven by Metro Rudnitski and Peter Bilak. The church was painted and artistically decorated by James Huziak. The church has electricity and central oil heating. The chief foreman of the construction was Antin Hrynkiw. The combined parish church, parish hall and cemetery site was donated by Stefan Tkachuk.

Ukrainian settlement in this area began in 1901 from the Buchach county in Ukraine. In 1941 the parish consisted of 40 families with 60 children. “Olesha” is a name of the Ukrainian origin originating from the village of Olesha in the Buchach county whence came the first members of the parish. In the last few years ca. 2000 we renovated the church: new siding, new shingles, new doors, new signs, new fence, new mission cross and a new bell tower.

The members of the 2002 Parish Council are Pastor Fr. Joakim Rac, President Peter Cherkowsky, Vice President Russell Rudnitski, Treasurer Eleanor Hadubiak. Now there is just one service a year in our church on “praznyk”, and the remaining members worship on a regular basis in Preeceville, Canora, Buchanan, Wasyliw

Olesha Sacred Heart Church and Cemetery

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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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