Invermay – Ss.Vladimir and Olga

 Invermay church of SS. Vladimir and Olga constructed 1953; R.M. 305.


INVERMAY — The church of SS. Vladimir and Olga is the first church of the parish.

The church was constructed in 1953 on a four lot site in south-westerly Invermay. Bishop Andrew Roborecki made several episcopal visitations to the parish and blessed the church on September 15, 1957.

The rectangular wooden church, 52 x 26 feet, stands on a high concrete basement, has an asphalt shingled gable roof apexed by a small frontal dome supported by small quadrilateral posts; two similar domes are above the east and west frontal towers. At the base of the towers entries lead into the church basement which serves as a parish hall with classroom and kitchen facilities. The entire structure is covered with imitation brick asphalt siding and has rectangular, arched at the top, windows; a series of three such windows appears above the main door of the high and semi-circular front wall.

In the interior the three principal areas of the church are dominated by a vaulted ceiling and consist of an elevated sanctuary and main altar with east and west adjoining sacristies, the nave with wooden pews seating approx. 150 persons, and a vestibule above which extends the choir loft. The structure has electricity, central heating and plumbing facilities. Construction of the church, total costs $14,000, was accomplished through the financial donations and voluntary labour of the parishioners under the foremanship of Michael Hrywka of Tadmore.

Adjacent to the church stands a wooden memorial cross commemorating the Holy Mission of 1959. The parish cemetery site is one mile south-west of the church.

Ukrainian settlers arrived in Invermay and surrounding district in 1912 from the village ofKulykiv in Ukraine. Prior to the establishment of the parish at Invermay in 1950, they registered at the neighbouring parish of Kulykiv. The parish had fifteen founding families through whose efforts construction of the parish church was realized. In 1961 the parish registered 120 souls (Directory); in 1975 there were 28 families and three single members. In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of Rev. Casimir Kucharek, pastor, John Zazula, Stephen Potorieko, Eugene Fedik, Michael Fedik and William. Puryk.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of SS. Vladimir and Olga at Invermay is under the pastoral charge of Rama.


55. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church

1953                Iniwlay, Saskatchewan           2003


The beginning of this parish can be traced back to an organizational meeting held at the home of Mike and Elene Peshko on the 29th of July 1950, directed by Rev. Father 0. Pasichniak. The first parish executive elected at this meeting were as follows: William Mula, president; Sam Zawyruka, vice president; Walter Shinkewski, financial and recording secretary; Steve Olyniuk, treasurer; Alex Suchaboki and Peter Gulka, auditors.

In December of 1951 a permit was applied for 5000 square feet of spruce logs for lumber. The logs for tlie lumber were taken from tlie south side of McBride Lake. John Woroschuk felled the trees while Mike Geletski was the trimmer. Steve Olyniuk did the skidding with his team of horses. Mike Orlowski hauled the logs to the saw mill and also hauled the lumber into Invermay. Sam Zawyruka was the foreman of the crew. Peter Shinkewski was the cook. Over 30,000 feet of lumber was cut, planed and hauled into Invermay.

Construction of the church began in the spring of 1953. The plans for the structure were drawn up by Rev. Father. 0. Pasichniak and Mike Hrywkiw. Mike Hrywkiw was also the supervisor and main contractor for the construction of the church. Ss. Vladimir & Olga Church is a rectangular wooden structure, 26 feet wide by 52 feet long, built with the traditional three domes. The three crosses on the domes were constructed by Charles McKctsy. The church has a seating capacity of 100. We also enjoy a finished full basement that is furnished and serves as a parish hall.

The church was gradually completed and improved during the succeeding years. On September 15th, 1957, His Excellency, Bishop Andrew Roborecki, D.D., blessed the church and corner stone.



Important Dates in the life of this Parish

In 1962 Holy Eucharist Parish (Kulikiw) amalgamated with Ss. Vladimir and Olga Parish at Invermay

July 23rd 1978 celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Parish

1985, erected a metal cross

1988 Millennium Project – The erection of a Bell Tower and the installation of the bell that was once in The Bellfry at


July 18th, 1993 – Celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Parish with His Excellency Bishop Filevich in attendance.


In the last 10 years windows were repaired and redone. A shed was built, vinyl siding and a metal roof were put on, a chain link fence with metal gates were erected.

Invermay Ss. Vladimir and Olga Cemetery

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Invermay Ss. Vladimir and Olga Church

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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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