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.

Hudson Bay - Holy Eucharist Cemetery

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Bulletins for Canora-Kamsack District Parishes

Deanery (Protopresbyterate) of Yorkton

DEANERY (Protopresbyterate) OF YORKTON

Rac, Very Rev. Joakim; Dean-Deanery of Yorkton;
Pastor, Canora-Kamsack District
Canora, Ss. Peter and Paul (Res)
Box 1137, Canora, SK S0A 0L0
Telephone: (Res) 306-563-5148
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

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

Yorkton Redemptorist Fathers
155 Catherine Street, Yorkton, SK  S3N 0B9
Telephone: 306-783-4594
Malkov, Rev. Leonid, CSsR, Pastor
Zadorozhnyi, Rev. Yevhen, CSsR, Assistant Pastor

Tymishak, Rev. Vasyl, Vice-Dean of Deanery of Yorkton;
Administrator: Regina-St. Athanasius-Moose Jaw District
Regina, St. Athanasius
(Res) 55 McMurchy Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 3G4
Telephone: Office: 306-543-8008; Cell: 306-519-9030
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 

Dungen, Rev. Warren 
Administrator: Regina-St. Basil's Montmartre District
Regina, St. Basil
(Res) 1747 Toronto Street, Regina, SK S4P 1M5
Telephone: (Res) 306-522-7767; Cell: 306-590-7900
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-No Church)

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 Baptist

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 Spirit

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)