Многаля і Благая Літа Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR
on the 34th Anniversary of your Priestly Ordination
– May 30, 1987
On May 30, 1987, Most Rev. Bishop Basil Filevich ordained Deacon Bryan Bayda, CSsR, to the priesthood at Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saskatoon. He accepted various assignments with the Redemptorists such as teaching and directing the minor seminary high school St. Vladimir’s College, Formation Director of Redeemer House, the major seminary of the Ukrainian Redemptorists in Toronto and pastoral ministry in various parishes throughout Western Canada.
After 21 years of priestly ministry, on May 2, 2008, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, appointed Father Bryan as the fifth Bishop of the Eparchy of Saskatoon for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Canada. He was ordained as bishop on June 27, 2008 at St. George’s Cathedral in Saskatoon by Metropolitan Archbishop Lawrence Huculak, OSBM of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg.
As a member of the CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops), he has served on the Doctrine Commission and currently on the Catechises & Evangelization Commission. As a member of the UGCC Synod he has been the Youth Liaison and has been asked to represent the Synod at the upcoming Papal Synod set for October 2018, focusing on the theme: “Youth Faith & Vocational Discernment”. On Saturday, November 9, 2019, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Bryan Bayda CSsR, as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada while remaining Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy Saskatoon.
God’s Blessings Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR!
May God continue to bless you with many long and happy years and good health!
May the Holy Spirit continue to guide and protect you, our Shepherd!
Многаля і Благая Літа!
34 роки тому, 30 травня 1987 року із рук владики Василя Філевича, єпарха Саскатунського, Святе Таїнство Священства прийняв преосвященний владика Браян Байда, єпарх Саскатунський та апостольський адміністратор Торонтської єпархії.