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

Deanery (Protopresbyterate) of Yorkton

DEANERY (Protopresbyterate) OF YORKTON

CANORA-KAMSACK DISTRICT 
Rac, Very Rev. Joakim, Pastor, Dean
Canora, Ss. Peter and Paul (Res)
Box 1137, Canora, SK S0A 0L0
Telephone: (Res) 306-563-5148
Email: joarac@sasktel.net
ALSO SERVES:
Arran-Vesna, Ss. Peter and Paul
Benito, MB, Descent of the Holy Spirit
Buchanan, Holy Spirit
Dobrowody, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Kamsack, St. Josaphat
Hudson Bay, Holy Eucharist Parish
Invermay, Ss. Vladimir and Olga
Norquay, Sacred Heart of Jesus
Preeceville, Transfiguration
Rama, Ss. Peter & Paul
Swan River, MB, Ascension of Our Lord


ITUNA-WYNYARD DISTRICT 
Malowany, Rev. Basil
Administrator: Ituna-Wynyard District
Ituna, Sacred Heart
(Res) Box 340,
Ituna, SK S0A 1N0
Telephone: 306-795-2411; Cell: 306-540-5102
 
Stephaniuk, Rev. Jeffrey, Assistant Priest
Wynyard, Sacred Heart 
Box 728 
Wynyard, SK S0A 1N0 
Telephone: 306-560-8885
Email: jdstephaniuk@gmail.com
 
ALSO SERVES:
 

YORKTON DISTRICT 
Yorkton Redemptorist Fathers
 
 
 

REGINA - ST. ATHANSIUS-MOOSE JAW DISTRICT 
Tymishak, Rev. Vasyl
Administrator - Moose Jaw District
Regina, St. Athanasius
(Res) 55 McMurchy Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 3G4
Telephone: Office: 306-543-8008; Cell: 306-519-9030
Email: vasyltymishak@gmail.com
Email: stathanasius@sasktel.net
ALSO SERVES:
Chaplin-Thunder Creek, Ss. Peter & Paul
Glentworth, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hodgeville, Ss. Peter & Paul
Moose Jaw, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

 
REGINA - ST.  BASIL'S-MONTMARTRE DISTRICT 
Dungen, Rev. Warren 
Administrator - Montmartre District
Regina, St. Basil
(Res) 1747 Toronto Street, Regina, SK S4P 1M5
Telephone: (Res) 306-522-7767; Cell: 306-590-7900
Email: wdungen@gmail.com
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 - Closed

Hudson Bay - Holy Eucharist (closed & sold)

Humboldt- All Saints

Hyas Village - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed-no church)

Insinger - St. Nicholas

Insinger Farms - Ss. Peter and Paul 

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 - Closed

Kelliher - St.Vladimir the Great - Closed

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) [Decommisioned]

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 - Closed

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 

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 Blessed Mother of God

Saskatoon - Ss. Peter & Paul

Saskatoon - St. Volodymyr Villa Chapel

Saskatoon - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George

Saskatoon - Ukrainian Park - Pike Lake - St. Volodymyr Memorial Church

Sheho Farms - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sheho Village - Christ the King

Shipman Rural - Ss. Peter and Paul

Sich-Krydor - St. Michael's (Demolished 2018; Cemetery only)

Smuts/Prymove - St. John the Baptisthttps://www.skeparchy.org/wordpress/about-us/parishes/sich-st-michaels/

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

Tribune - Holy Family

Tuffnell Village - Holy Trinity (Decommissioned)

Tway Farms - St. Paraskevia (closed-no church)

Tway Town - Ss. Peter and Paul

Uhryniv - St. Nicholas 

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 (No church; cemetery only)

Yorkton - Our Lady of Perpetual Help (St. Mary's)

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