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-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)

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