Church of the Assumption of the B.V.M. constructed 1950-1953, 4 miles south of Jedburgh; R.M. 245.

BEAVER DALE — The church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the second church of the parish.

Construction of the first church began in 1907; that year Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the church. This was a log constructed structure with a central dome and an iconostas and was constructed by Ivan Bogutsky, Mykola Prybylsky, Harasym Davosyr and parish volunteers. Bishop Nicetas Budka visited the parish on three occasions and blessed the church on August 11, 1913. Bishop Neil Savaryn visited the church and parish in August, 1945.

Plans for the second church were designed by Hryhoriy (Harry) Shalley and Dmytro Sereda who also acted as foremen during construction. The church, constructed between 1950 and 1953, stands four miles south ofJedburghJust north of the first church; the two church sites, now divided by a road, and the parish cemetery constitute three acres of land which was donated to the parish by Ivan Kryvda (Kruda). Construction costs of the church totalled $20,000; these were covered by the generous donations and voluntary labour of the parishioners.

The wood constructed cruciform structure, 64 x 44 feet with an interior height of 35 feet, is north-south oriented and has three blind domed cupolas covered with white sheet metal. The drums of the cupolas, the garrets, and the gable roof are shingled; all exterior walls including the towers have imitation brick asphalt siding. The interior walls are finished with donnacona. The church interior consists of the sanctuary with the main altar and two adjoining sacristies, the nave with two small side altars dedicated to the Mother of God and Christ the Teacher on corresponding sides of the sanctuary, and a vestibule. A choir loft extends above the vestibule and can be reached by a stairway originating in the nave. The interior is dominated by a cruciform vaulted ceiling; its four central triangles converge to form a shallow dome with a fan-like effect.

In 1963, through the efforts of the local branch of Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, Theodore Baran of Saskatoon was commissioned to artistically decorate the church with murals and ornamentation.

The church basement has been finished and serves as a parish hall with kitchen facilities. The entire structure is lighted by electricity and centrally heated by oil.

Bishop Andrew Roborecki blessed the church on August 28, 1957.

In 1930 a mission cross was installed near the first parish church. That site is retained as the parish cemetery and still contains the belfry constructed in 1935; the bell was purchased in 1935 for $400. At one time the reading room “Prosvita”, constructed in 1927, also stood near the church; it was later dismantled.

Ukrainian settlers arrived in this area in 1905 predominantly from the village of Liashky of the Jaroslaw county. The founding members of the parish were: Rev. Achille Delaere, CSSR, N. Prybylsky(i), Dmytro Sereda, Ivan Makovetsky (Makovetski), Andriy Dobko, Maksym Khrunyk (Chrunik), Kost Lys, V. Bohdasevych (Bogdasavich), Yakiv Shkilnyk (Skilnick, Skilnik), P. Karapyta, Oleksa Karapyta, L. Domshy, Iv. Bogutsky, Maksym Makovetsky, Maksym Zhykevych (Zukewich), Mykh. Schurko (Churko), Iv. Prybylsky, Hr. Benko, T. Benko, M. Pakhoiko (Pachoiko), Har. Davosyr, K. Klysko, T. Lasch, Ivan Mushka and V. Sereda. The first Divine Liturgy of the parish was celebrated by Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR, on January 18, 1907 at the home of Andriy Dobko. The parish chronicles preserve for posterity the name of Ivan Bentsula the parish choir director.

In 1941 the parish consisted of 115 members with 225 children (Prop. Knyha), in 1955 there were 35 families (Jubilee Book) and in 1967 there were 48 families (questionnaire). In 1975 the parish registered 33 families and 3 single members from a radius of approximately ten miles. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Redemptorist Fathers, pastors, Nick Benko, Fred Lys, Nick Kruda, Anne Nowakowski, Marcella Hayduk, Eva Kruda, Ella Benko, Jean Misko, Mike Hull and Fred Domshy.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Beaver Dale, is under the pastoral charge of Yorkton.

Beaverdale Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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Beaverdale Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary 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
Dungen, Rev. Warren 
Kamsack, St. Josaphat
(Res)119 Nicholas Street,
Box 1628, Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0
306-542-2220; Cell: 306-590-7900
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
Lukie, Rev. Bohdan, CSsR, Pastor
Kushko, Rev. Methodius, CSsR
Lukie, Rev. Raymond, CSsR

Malowany, Rev.
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 BVM (closed)

Alvena Town - St. Michael the Archangel

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 - Descent of the Holy Ghost (closed)

Calder - Assumption of the BVM

Candiac - Descent of the Holy Ghost 

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 Ghost (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 the Archangel 

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 (Elfros) - 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

Janow Corners-Meath Park - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

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.Vladimir the Great

Kindersley - St.John the Baptist (closed)

Kipling - Presentation of the BVM (closed)

Kovalivka-Tiny - Transfigurartion of our Lord (closed)

Krasne - St. John Apostle the Theologian

Krydor - Sacred Heart

Kulykiv - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Kuroki - Ss. Peter and Paul

Kyziv-Tiaziv - St. Demetrius (closed)

Lanigan Farms - Sacred Heart

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

Lipton-Herzel - Dormition of BVM (closed)

Macdowall - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

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

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)

Melfort - Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)

Melville - St.George the Martyr

Model Farm - Patronage of the BVM

Montmartre - Ss. Peter and Paul

Moose Jaw - Assumption of the BVM

Nipawin Farms/Silver Pine - 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

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 - 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/Prymove - 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 Memorial Church

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 

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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