Wakaw – Sacred Heart

Church of the Sacred Heart constructed 1945-1946 in Wakaw; R.M. 401.

WAKAW — The church of the Sacred Heart is the first church of the parish.

The church was constructed in 1945-1946 on a one acre site in Wakaw. The first Divine Liturgy in the church was celebrated by Rev. Cyryl Lotocki. Bishop Andrew Roborecki blessed the cornerstone and consecrated the church on June 28, 1953, and blessed the church bells on August 23, 1963.

The church is a wooden rectangular structure, 60 x 30 feet, on a high concrete basement and has three frontal cupolas. Originally the walls had an imitation brick finish; in approx. 1971 the exterior was renovated and is now finished with masonite siding of a light color. The church is south-north oriented with a north main entrance through an adjoining porch-vestibule.

In the interior the sanctuary with the main altar is elevated and has two adjoining sacristies; the west sacristy has an entry into the

church basement and an exit to the church grounds. Behind the main altar hangs a large oil on canvas church patron painting which was painted in 1951 by Wasyi (William) Solar. The two oil on canvas icons of the Holy Mother of God and Christ the Teacher, which have small votive altars, are the artwork of Theodore Baran and were painted in 1955.

Opposite the main altar, the choir loft extends above the north end of the nave and is reached by a carpeted stairway; the choir loft, the central aisle in the nave, the sanctuary and its two adjoining sacristies are also carpeted. The base of the interior walls in finished in wood panelling, the upper wall areas and the vaulted ceiling are finished in painted donnacona. The church contains wooden pews seating approx. 60 persons, has electricity, central gas heating and plumbing facilities. The finished church basement serves as a parish hall with kitchen facilities. Entries into the church basement are at the west wall of the nave and the west side of the church grounds through an adjoining porch. The church has electric bells which were purchased in 1963 for $1,800; speakers have been installed in the central front cupola.

Construction of this church was made possible through financial contributions and voluntary labour of the parishioners who worked under the foremanship of Paul Kukuruza. The one acre church site was purchased by the parishioners for $100. The parish cemetery is two miles north of the church.

Near the church stands a cross commemorating the Holy Mission of 1965. The site also contains a rectory which was constructed in 1957.

Ukrainian Catholics moved into Wakaw in 1934 from thfc neighbouring parishes and farms in the district. In 1961 the parish registered 145 souls (Directory), in 1975 there were 44 families and 15 single members. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Rev. Lubomyr Ramach, acting pastor, Michael Diakoff, Bohdan Zadvomy, William (Bill) Buryniuk, Ernest Huculiak, Nykola (Nick) Kalyniuk, Metro Balone, Anton Micheolycia, Sophie Zakus, Mary Moysiuk, Wasylyna Twardy, Tekia Herchak, Joseph Skopyk and Steve Zaieschuk.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Sacred Heart at Wakaw is the seat of the pastoral district of Wakaw with satellite parishes at St. Julien, Sokal, Tway and, during its tenure, Tway farms. Acting pastor for the district is Rev. Lubomyr Ramach.

 

HISTORY OF THE PARISH

 

1934 – Ukrainian Catholics settling  in Wakaw, attending Divine Liturgy in

Ukrainian or Roman Catholic churches

.

1941—Dreams of the  Sheremetas,Bilorosuks, Werbickis, Mamchurs, Lestashyns,

Ostrowskys, &  Hrynewichs starts to become a reality when an acre of land is

purchased at the present site for a church. Also, an acre of land is purchased

North of town for a cemetery.

 

Before the church was built, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the homes of Wasyl

Sheremeta or John Bilorosuk.

.

1945-1946 – Church construction started and completed, becoming the first church

in the parish.

Construction made possible through financial contributions, bazaars, and

Voluntary labour of Founders who worked under the foremanship of Paul

Kukuruza.

 

1946—First Divine Liturgy celebrated by Fr. Cyril Lotocki, and the Parish was under

the Pastoral charge of Cudworth

.

1951—Sacred Heart of Jesus Icon, behind the alter, painted by Wasyl Solar, donated by

Jacob & Katherine Buryniuk

.

1953—Bishop Andrew Roborecki blessed the cornerstone and consecrated the church

on July 28.

 

1953—Fr. Basil  Woloshyn becomes the first resident Pastor. The parish becomes the

Pastoral seat for missions of Sokal & St. Julien

.

1955– Icons painted by Theodore Baran, Christ The Teacher, bonated by Stephen &

Sophia Zakus.     Mother of God, donated by Metro & Anne Balone.

 

1955—U.C.W.L. Branch formed with 27 members.

 

1955—Mission  Cross placed near the church.

 

1957—Residence (Rectory ) constructed for Parish Priest.

 

1963—Church chimes (Bells) blessed on August 23

.

1980—Parish again under the Cudworth charge.

.            No resident priest. Rectory sold

1988—Millennium of Ukrainian Christianity. May 28th, blessing of the 14 Stations

of the Cross & Vestments donated by Parishioners.

–Blessing of  U.C.W.L. Banner

–Blessing at Cemetery , Cross and Gates.

 

1995—50th  Anniversary of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Church

Blessings and prayers, Most Rev. Cornelius J. Pasichny, OSBM.

 

PRIESTS  Who Served The Parish

1946-51 Fr. Cyril Lotocki

1948-49 Fr. Jerome Lashkewich, Assistant

1951-53 Fr. Jerome Lashkewich

1953-55 Fr. Basil Woloshyn

1955-58 Fr. Nicholas Sydorak

1959-65 Fr.  Stephen Harvanko

1965-66 Fr. Volodymyr Shek

!967-75  Fr. Michael Shewchuck

1975-78 Fr. Dominic Mazun, MSF.

1978-80 Fr.Anthony Chabraszewski, MSF.

1980-85 Fr. Adam Pidwerbeski

1985-88 Fr. Lubomir Ramach, administrator; & other priests

1988-90 Fr. Paul Siska

!990-99 Fr. Leonard J. Romanow

1999-2001 Fr. Roman Ferenc

2001- 2004  Fr.Vasyl Hnatkivskyy

2004 –   Fr. Mykola Romanets

Wakaw Sacred Heart Founders

His Excellency Most Rev. Bishop Cornelius Pasichny with Original Founders and Benefactors

Joseph & Mary Holinaty, Hilda Sheremeta, Anne Balone, Elizabeth Scopick, Anne & Walter Chobotuk

  WAKAW UCWLC

UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE OF CANADA

1945-46  Wakaw Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish built.  A Women’s’ Association was formed to help establish religious, cultural and traditional life of the parish. They held various fundraisers to contribute to the beautification of the church and the purchase of furnishings necessary for worship.

1955   Wakaw Women’s Association becomes affiliated with the UCWLC.

Spiritual Director-Rev. Fr. Basil Woloshyn.   President : Michelena Bilosawsky. Sec. Tres. Anne Chobotuk .  Twenty seven members enrolled, paying memberships to the Eparchial Exec.

UCWL made monetary and voluntary contributions to the church: painting , roofing, permanent siding, carpeting church and basement, pews, stained glass windows, electric chimes, amplifier, furnishing and upkeep of residence.

Sent delegates to Eparchial Conventions; Celebrated UCWL  Day-tags and speakers

Sponsored Sisters to teach Catechism; Communion breakfasts, helped pay for school catechism books; held bazaars, bingo, hamper raffles; Spring bake sales- Easter bread and perogies

1971- Wakaw Homecoming: Ukrainian food booth, parade float with Fr. M.Shewchuk and youth.

Classes on making Ukrainian braided bread and Easter eggs;

Catered to weddings, graduations, parish funerals , memorials

Sponsored High School scholarship.

1979-Lenten Retreat conducted by Rev. Fr. L. Romach with visitation of Statue of Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima by Fr. Gruner.

1981-49 members in UCWL

1983- Continue to purchase needed items for church-vestments, linens.

1984-Furnished room in Lakeview Pioneer Lodge for $2800.00

Responded to Hospital Appeal; sent aid to Brazil

1988-Miraculous Icon of Our Lady of Victory brought to parish.

May 28- Ukrainian Millennium Celebration held.

Blessing of vestments, Fourteen Stations of the Cross( painted by Mary Nagy)

Donated by individual families, UCWLC Banner, Victory Icons for each family

10 members of UCWL receive 25 year certificates.

1992- Declining membership forces curtailment of catering and fall suppers

1993- Rosary Club- 1700 rosaries to Ukraine, 100 to local nursing home, communicants

Support to Pro life, Teen Aid ,Telemiracle, Wreath at Legion Remembrance Day, Restoration of churches in Ukraine , Participate in World Day of Prayer, Hospital and Nursing home visitation, Canvas for Donors Choice, Christmas Shoe Boxes to Ukraine.

1995- Membership drops to 30 ( only half active)

1996- Parish Celebrates 50th Anniversary .Fr. L. Romanow, His Excellency Bishop Cornelius Pasichney, and Deacon Ray Lalach officiating;

Following Divine Liturgy, a gold cross, two icons and Holy water font & sprinkler were blessed.

Founding Members and Benefactors of the church were presented with Certificates of Recognition

2001- UCWL hold a Member Appreciation Day: Divine Liturgy by Fr. Ferenc. Eparchial Pres. Gloria Leniuk presents 25 yr., 30 yr., 40 yr, and 50yr pins.

Attend Eparchial UCWLC 50th Anniv. Celebrations with St. George’s Branch, P.A.

–support  relief to Yugoslavia; World Youth Day; Youth for Christ; Mary Duma

Foundation;  Sheptytski Institute; Nasha Doroha Reserve Fund; Pastoral Care.

2002- membership down to 16 members

Members attended and acknowledge the enthronement of Bishops Basil Filevich, Cornelius Pasechney; Michael Wiwchar

 

Past Presidents: 1955- 1982

Tekla Bilorosek

Anna Werbicki

Mary Lestayshyn

Minnie Mamchur

Nettie Ostrosky

Michalena Bilosowsky

Mary Holinaty

Mary Sheremeta

Hilda Sheremeta

Ann Chobotuk

Anne Balone

Mary Mosejuk

Tillie Schitka

 

1982-2004

Hilda Sheremeta  1982-83

Tillie Schitka 1984-85

Anne Balone 1986-87;  92-93-94-95; 98-99-2000

Josephine Mamchur  1988

Pauline Pasieka 1989-90; 96-97.

Stella Buryniuk 2001-02-03

Sally Deptuch  2004-

Wakaw Sacred Heart Church

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Wakaw Sacred Heart Cemetery

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Bulletins for Cudworth - District Parishes

Cudworth and District Praznyks - 2017

Location
Date - Calendar
(Gregorian- G; Julian -J)
Time
Humboldt, All SaintsMay 22 (G)11:30 a.m.
Adamiwka, PentecostJune 4 (J)11:30 a.m.
Sokal, Holy GhostJune 5 (J)10:00 a.m.
Cudworth, Holy EucharistJune 18 (G)11:15 a.m.
Lanigan, Sacred HeartJune 28 (J)11:30 a.m.
Wakaw, Sacred Heart of JesusJuly 8 - (J)?
Tway, Sts. Peter and PaulJuly 9 (G)11:30 a.m.
Rosthern, Sts. Peter and PaulJuly 16 (J)11:15 a.m.
Carpenter (Hory) AscensionAugust 11 (J)11:30 a.m.
Alvena (Farms), Dormition BVMAugust 28 (J)10:00 a.m.
St. Julien, Patronage BVMOctober 14 (J)10:00 a.m.
Alvena, Archangel MichaelNovember 21 (J)10:00 a.m.

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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