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Dobrowody church of the Nativity of the B.V.M. constructed 1912 near Rama; R.M. 395.

DOBROWODY — The church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the first church of the parish. The church is eight and one-half miles north-east of Rama on a twenty acre site acquired for the parish by Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR. Construction began on August 13, 1911 following the blessing of the church site. The Roman Catholic Bishop Langeven donated $200 while the parishioners assumed the remainder of the $2,500 total costs and worked voluntarily under the foremanship of F. Nowakowski of Rama and the directorship of Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR.

Bishop Nykyta Budka visited the church in 1913 and 1926; Archbishop Basil Ladyka blessed it on August 24, 1930, and made a second visit in 1940. Bishop Andrew Roborecki visited the parish in 1957 and 1965.

Dobrowody-interior1Icons for the iconostas and the artistic decoration of the entire church were done by the artist Paul Zabolotny in 1936. The structure has a slightly vaulted ceiling which extends into the large central dome, a wooden floor and pews which seat approx. 80 persons.

A mission cross near the church commemorates the Holy Mission of 1927 which was directedDobrowody-mission cross by the Redemptorist Fathers headed by Rev. S. Bachtalowsky and attended by approx. two thousand faithful from the Canora district. Also adjacent to the church is a wooden belfry; the bell was purchased in 1926 for $240. The parish hall nearby was constructed in 1917.

Ukrainian settlers arrived in this area in 1904 from the village of Dobrowody in the Pidhaitsi county. Initially holy services were held in the Roman Catholic church and later at the home of K. Serhan. The organizers of the parish were: Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR, Illya Tretiak, Stepan Tretiak, Ivan Krawetz, Petro Slobodzian and Ilyariy Koturbash. The first organiza­tional meeting, resultant of which was the decision to construct a church, took place in March 1908 (booklet “Jubilee 25 years . . .”). The founding members of the parish were: II. Koturbash, I. Tretiak, S. Tretiak, P. Slobodzian, P. Michayliuk, B. Diakow, Iv. Diakow, M. Yawney, T. Yawney, K. Serhan, S. Malovany, S. Kresak, I. Diakow, F. Diakow, 0. Diakow, I. Kotsulyma, H. Hrynkiw, H. Puliak, M. Maksimow, 0. Yochyshen and others.

At the time of construction the parish registered 40 families. In 1941 there were 30 members with 40 children (Prop. Knyha), in 1961, 130 souls (Directory) and in 1975, 10 families remained. These, for the practical reasons of distance, have joined the parish at Rama.

In 1987 power was brought into the Parish for the first time.  June 26 1987 the bell tower was dismantled and a new bell tower was built by the parishioners on the same spot. This was the parish Millennium project.

1987 was also the parish’s 75th anniversary.  A commemorative plaque was made with a picture of the church.

Dobrowody-cemetery crossJuly 16, 1989. Bishop Basil Filevich visited the parish and in 1991 a monument (Cairn) was built at the Dobrowody-cemeteryparish cemetery. Fr. John Melnyk blessed the Cairn on September 22, 1991 at the annual Praznik.  May 1994 the church was reshingled and the dome was painted.  In 1999 during the summer, new siding was installed and the windows were all replaced on the church.  On August 3, 2001 a new metal Mission Cross was installed, as the original wooden cross has deteriorated beyond repair. The new cross was blessed September 23, 2001 by Fr. Ivan Nachachewsky.

In 2002, Fr. Andrij Wasylinko became our Pastor. Our parish is still alive and well, the membership is very dedicated. Our neighboring parishes support us, and we them.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dobrowody in 2003 belongs to the Wadena Pastoral District.The name “Dobrowody” of Ukrainian origin comes from a village in the Pidhaitsi county. (some information from the publication Ukrainian Catholic Churches of Saskatchewan by Anna Marie Baran)

Dobrowody Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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Dobrowody Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery

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Bulletins for Canora-Kamsack District Parishes

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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