Church of the Holy Trinity constructed 1935 near Norquay; R.M. 303.


NORQUAY farms — The church of the Holy Trinity is the third church of the parish.

The first church, constructed 1906-1907, was a log structure erected by the parishioners under the fore-manship of Ivan Drushka and was situated on a two acre site six miles south-east of Norquay. The second church was constructed in 1912 two miles north of the original church site; this was a rectangular wooden structure, larger than the first church, measuring 30 x 18 feet. Rev. Adalbert Saburen assisted the parishioners with the construction by sending lumber and the foreman Anton Kruk from Manitoba. The parishioners faced some setbacks during this period as some of the construction lumber was destroyed by fire. With the assistance of Yuriy Martyniuk, additional lumber was purchased and the construction was completed. All the parishioners worked voluntarily and additionally contributed $25 each towards the construction costs. The church served the parish for twenty-three years. In 1935 during the pastorate of Rev. Peter Kryworuchka the third parish church was constructed; the second church was converted into a parish hall and moved to Norquay. Episcopal visitations to the parish were made by Bishop Nicetas Budka on four separate occasions, by Archbishop Basil Ladyka in 1936 and 1937, and by Bishop Andrew Roborecki in 1955 and 1963.

The present church stands on the second church site nearly four miles south-west of Norquay. It is a wood constructed cruciform structure, 64 x 42 feet, with a low concrete basement, a large central dome, and two small cupolas above the frontal towers. Both the exterior and interior walls are finished with wood siding, the roof is shingled, the domes are covered with white sheet metal. The church is south-north oriented. In the interior it consists of a sanctuary with the main altar, two sacristies, a nave, a vestibule, and a choir loft extending above the vestibule. A large dome dominates the interior axis of the intersecting arms. In 1938 the church was artistically decorated by I. Sych whose work is preserved to this date. The church has a wooden floor, wooden pews seating approx. 100 persons and candle lighting. Heating is accomplished by a wood burning heater.

As in the first two churches of the parish, the parishioners also constructed the third church through their financial contributions and voluntary labour. Chief foreman of the construction was Wasyi Huziak of Arran. Land for the church site was donated by Roman Huska; the church, however, was constructed on the more accessible land of Saveriy Yacyshyn who released the property to the parish in exchange for the site donated by R. Huska.

A single bell wooden belfry stands near the church while the parish cemetery is a short distance away from the church. The first parish cemetery is near the site of the first parish church.

Ukrainian settlement began in this area in 1904 from the Borshchiv county. Founding members of the parish were: Roman Huska, Yuriy Martyniuk, Saveriy Yacyshyn, Ivan Musiy, Semen Lukey, Ivan Romashen-ko, Petro Lukey, Kyrylo Lukey, Yuriy Alyluya, Stefan Gadzevych (Gazdewich), Petro Gurski, V. Markewich, Ivan Drushka, Ivan Markewich, the Cherewyk brothers, Stefan Guliak, Wasyi Baluk, Ivan and Anna Huska.

The first holy services were held in private homes and were served under the directorship of Yuriy Mantyka. The first priest to serve holy services in the first small parish church was a Latin Rite priest who commuted from St. Philips. From 1910, the parish was visited by Rev. Adalbert Saburen of Sifton, Manitoba;

beginning in 1913, the parish was consistently visited by pastors from Canora; from 1931, the pastors came from Arran; from 1951, pastors from Norquay administered this community. Originating from this parish are the following Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate: Sr. Ononysyma Anna Cherewyk, Sr. Carmela Sylvia Lukey and Sr. Modesta Anna Lukey.

In 1941 the parish consisted of 25 families with 90 children (Prop. Knyha), in 1961 there were 64 souls (Directory). The church has been closed since 1968 and the remaining parishioners have registered to the newly formed parish of the Sacred Heart in Norquay.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Holy Trinity, Norquay farms, still remains under the pastoral charge of Norquay.

Norquay Farms Holy Trinity Cemetery

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Norquay Farms St Demetrius Cemetery

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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)