Church of the Holy Eucharist constructed 1966-1967 in southerly Hudson Bay; R.M. 944.

– The Holy Eucharist Church at Hudson Bay was sold on December 9, 2016, but exists as a Parish with services at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Dominic, under the pastoral charge of Yorkton Deanery – Canora District,, with Very Rev. Joakim Rac as Pastor.


HUDSON BAY — The church of the Holy Eucharist is the second church of the parish.

The first church, under the patronage of St. George, was constructed in 1937 near the community railway station. Construction was carried out by the founders of the parish under the directorship of Rev. Peter Kryworuchka. The church was a small log structure with a central dome and only the main altar in the interior; in 1944 it was enlarged and an adjoining structure was added which served as the pastor’s residence. This church served the parish until 1965. That year a decision was made to construct a larger church and consequently the first church and site were sold.

Construction of the second church, on a three lot site in southerly Hudson Bay, began in 1966 and was completed in 1967. The first Divine Liturgy in the yet uncompleted church structure was celebrated by Rev. Walter Kostiuk on August 29, 1966. On August 13, 1967 Bishop Andrew Roborecki blessed the church crosses, which were later installed above the domes, and consecrated the church on August 31, 1969, This newly constructed church was placed under the patronage of the Holy Eucharist.

The wood constructed rectangular church, 70 x 34 feet, stands on a high concrete basement, has narrow rectangular stained glass windows and two frontal towers apexed by cupolas. The interior is finished with a combination of gyproc and donnacona. The open elevated sanctuary with the main altar has two adjoining sacristies which exit to the church grounds. A large glass mounted oil print of the Last Supper hangs on the wall directly behind the main altar; on corresponding sides of the sanctuary facing the nave are two additional glass mounted oil prints of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Christ Who Loves Mankind. The main entrance into the church is from the north through a vestibule. Stairways along the west wall of the vestibule lead to the choir loft and church basement which serves as a parish hall, A room for parents with small children is found along the east wall of the vestibule; adjoining this room are built-in confessionals which are beneath the choir loft and are entered from the nave. The church contains wooden pews seating approx. 200 persons, has electricity, central gas heating and plumbing facilities.

Construction costs totalled approx. $25,000 and were covered by the private donations of the parishioners and proceeds from various fund raising projects organized by the women of the parish. Chief foreman of the construction was William Latta who was assisted by Tony Kurdyna. All construction details were under the auspices of the construction committee consisting of:

William Latta, Frank Gulka, Peter Foga, Steve Stru-tynski, William Kapacilla, Joseph Krochak and Steve Borowetz. Assisting the construction committee were:

Peter Lendzyk, Zenon Diakow, Mike Paslowski, Bill Nowasad, Tony Duhnitski, Ted Ronn, John Borowetz Sr., John Borowetz Jr., Harry Adams, Harry Gel, Alex Bzdell and Steve Pshyk.

In 1971 a mission cross was placed near the church in commemoration of the Holy Mission directed by Rev. Michael Schudio, CSSR. The parish rectory, a short distance away, was constructed in 1972. Both the church and rectory were constructed during the pastorate of Rev. Walter Kostiuk.

Ukrainian settlers arrived in the Hudson Bay district in 1925 predominantly from the Borshchiv and Liubachiv counties; additional settlement growth occurred between 1927 and 1935. The founders of the parish were Rev. Peter Kryworuchka, Iv. Fedory, D. Moshenko, Iv. Borowetz, F. Gogol, V. Oleksevych (Oleksewich), V. Pastukh (Pastuch), V. Moshenko, N. Rosky, P. Saranchuk and others.

From its earliest beginnings the Hudson Bay parish was the seat of the pastoral district serving the mission posts of Erwood, Prairie River, including the Manitoba mission posts ofFlin Flon, Sheridon and The Pas parish. In 1941 the parish registered 12 members with 25 children (Prop. knyha), in 1961, 100 souls (Directory), in 1967, 154 persons, and in 1975, 150 persons were accounted for (questionnaire). In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Rev. Walter Kostiuk, pastor, Peter Foga, Frank Gulka, Victor Shewchuk, Steve Pshyk, William Pirozok, Katherine Duhnitski, Irene Gogol, Mary Gulka, Jean Paslowski, Marcia Shewchuk, Edith Kowall, Angela Pirozok, Doris Latta, Stella Cherkowski, Margaret Nowasad, Nellie Dembisky, Sophie Palaniuk, Rose Matiasz, Anna Fedak, Martha Bejcar, Helen Adams, Sophie Matiasz, Steve Strutynski and Tony Kurdyna.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Holy Eucharist at Hudson Bay is the seat of the pastoral district of Hudson Bay with satellite parishes at Porcupine Plain and High Tor; during their tenure, the Erwood, Weekes and Prairie River parishes were also under the pastoral charge of Hudson Bay. Pastor of the district is Rev. Walter Kostiuk.

2016 – The Holy Eucharist Church at Hudson Bay was sold on December 9, 2016, but exists as a Parish with services at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Dominic, under the pastoral charge of Yorkton Deanery, with Very Rev. Joakim Rac as Pastor.

Hudson Bay - Holy Eucharist Cemetery

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Bulletins for Canora - District Parishes

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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