Church of St. Michael the Archangel constructed 1934 in north-easterly Goodeve; R.M. 215.

GOODEVE — The church of St. Michael is the second church of the parish.

The first small rectangular church, 36 x 20 feet, was constructed in 1906 one mile south of Goodeve on a site donated by Hnat Yuristy. This parish was especially honoured with a visit by The Servant of God the Metropolitan Andrey Shcptytsky on November 13, 1910. Bishop Nicetas Budka also visited the parish in 1915 and 1925. The church site now contains a small chapel and the parish cemetery.

The present church was constructed in 1934 on a five acre site which was purchased in 1910 by I. Denesiuk for $150 from the Goodeve village. The wood constructed church is in the form of an elongated cross, 70 x 44 feet, and has a complementing asphalt shingled roof which is centrally apexed by a large open dome with a cupola and an elongated metal cross. This central dome cupola and the similar cupolas above the two front towers are covered with white sheet metal. The church is north-south oriented with a south main entrance through a low separately roofed porch-vestibule and a north elevated main altar with two adjoining sacristies. A large oil on canvas church patron icon dominates the wall behind the main altar. It was painted in 1966 by the artist Theodore Baran. Two additional oil on canvas paintings with the standing poses of the Holy Mother of God and Christ the Redeemer are found along the lateral walls of the cruciform interior. These were done in 1933 during the pastorate of Rev. John Bala, CSSR, by an unknown artist. The central area of the church is dominated by a large, well illuminated dome which is supported by arcades and pilasters. Opposite the sanctuary is the south choir loft which is reached through the east front tower. The west tower serves as a belfry. The church structure has wooden pews, electricity and central gas heating.

In 1938 a cross was installed on a small rock mound near the church and commemorates the 950th anniversary of Christianity in Ukraine. The parish hall is a short distance away. The present church was blessed by Archbishop Basil Ladyka in 1937 and visited by Bishop Andrew Roborecki on August 7, 1955. Rev. Stephen Olynyk, CSSR, was ordained in this church. Rev. John C. Pereyma originates from this parish.

Ukrainian settlement began in 1902 with settlers from the Sokal, Husiatyn and Drohobych counties. The founding members of this parish were: S. Soltys, N. Kushlay, Y. Yarotsky, Yu. Madarash, K. Pereyma, Iv. Denesiuk, I. Prykhitko, Iv. Melenowski, M. Oryshchak, Iv. Maradyn, D. Olynyk, Iv. Kushlay and Hn. Yuristy. In later years the parish chronicle singles out the names of the teacher J. Mudry and T. Saranchuk the organizer and director of the church youth choir. In 1941 there were 40 members with 50 children (Prop. Knyha), in 1961, 335 souls (Directory) and in 1975, 55 families remained. The parish in 1976 was under the directorship of Rev. Simeon Ivanochko, CSSR, pastor, Clarence L. Chemeski, Joe Sedlovitch, Morris Yanush, Fred Petlak and John Zabinski.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of St. Michael at Goodeve is under the pastoral charge of Ituna.

Updated 2003

On January 22, 1986, St. Michael’s Church burned to the ground.  It was a tragic event that destroyed the church and all of its contents.  Many precious articles and records were lost in the fire.

The people pulled together and a new church was built on the original site.  The church was constructed by Anaka Construction of Melville.  The cost of the church was approximately $150,000. plus contents.

The building of the new church was headed by Charlie Manastyrski as chairperson of the building committee as well as secretary of the parish council.  The president was Walter Muzyka. The treasurer was Morris Yanush.

A sod turning ceremony was held on June 22, 1986 and construction began shortly afterward.

The first Divine Liturgy was held on November 23, 1986, with a banquet later that day. Father Leonard Ratushniak, C.Ss.R. was the pastor and assistant pastor was Father Vladimir Korba, C.Ss.R..

His Excellency Bishop Basil Filevich, Bishop of the Eparchy of Saskatoon blessed the church on Sunday August 7, 1988.

In the year 2003 there are 35 members.  The present executive consists of Charles Manastyrski as president, Melvin Klus as vice-president, Robert Burak as treasurer and Steve Chorney as secretary.

The Ladies’ Auxiliary committee consists of Diane Petlak as president, Marlene Manastyrski as secretary and Lavona Sedlovitch as treasurer.

Liturgies are celebrated three times a month. Our present pastor is Father Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R.

Goodeve Town St. Michael the Archangel Church

51°03’39.0″N 103°10’42.9″W

51.060844, -103.178572

Goodeve Town St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery

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Ituna District Bulletins

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
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 (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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