Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit constructed 1934 in Plain View; R.M. 215.

PLAIN VIEW — The church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) is the second church of the parish.

The parishioners constructed the first church between 1911 and 1912 on a site seventeen and one-half miles north-west of Melville. The first Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the partially completed structure by Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR, on July 7, 1911. Bishop Nicetas Budka visited the parish on three occasions and blessed the church on August 12, 1913.

As the parish outgrew the facilities of the church, the church was dismantled and a larger structure was constructed in 1934. This second church was blessed by Archbishop Basil Ladyka on June 12, 1938. Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the church by Bishop Neil Savaryn on August 28, 1945 and by Bishop Andrew Roborecki on July 1, 1956 and May 17, 1964.

The church is a wood constructed cruciform structure, 54 x 34 feet, with an architecturally complementing shingled gable roof and a steep centrally located pyramidal roof apexed by an open-arcade cupola and cross. Similar cupolas, only smaller in size and completely enclosed, grace the two frontal towers. The walls of the church contain tall rectangular windows with arched summits. The church is west-east oriented with a main entrance sheltered by a small roof supported by pillars and a west, almost rectangular in form, elevated sanctuary with a south adjoining sacristy. The ceilings are vaulted and merge into a low central dome supported by four pilasters. A choir loft rises above the vestibule at the west end of the structure and can be reached by wooden stairs originating at the north wall of the nave. The church was artistically decorated in 1954 by the artist Paul Zabolotny; only his painting behind the main altar has been preserved. The church contains wooden pews seating approx. 60 persons. Lighting is provided by electricity and the church is centrally heated by wood burning.

Plans for the existing church were drafted by John Tycholiz who also acted as foreman of the parish volunteers during construction. All the construction costs, $5,000, were covered by the parishioners. The two acre church site was donated by Anton Zuliniak.

A mission cross was installed near the church in 1941; earlier, the church site also contained a belfry which was constructed in 1937 and housed a bell purchased for $50. A short distance from the church, still on churchproperty, a parish hall was constructed between 1962 and 1964. Adjoining the church grounds is a two acre parish cemetery. Land for the cemetery was donated to the parish by D. Klepak.

Ukrainian pioneers began settling in the Plain View district in 1906 and came predominantly from the Borshchiv county. The parish was founded in 1911 by the following members: Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR, D. Klepak, V. Badowich, A. Sawa, S. Klepak, H. Mysko (Misko), M. Lyzun, V. Turchak, N. Lazorko, L. Sawa, F. Sawa, Iv. Palanychka, Iv. Gamracy, Iv. Krashewsky, Iv. Chopyk, V. Kravetz (Kravich), N. Tsyurko (Chur-ko), S. Polischak, Y. Balaberda, A. Balaberda, R. Kravetz, Iv. Klepak, F. Zuliniak, P. Zuliniak, A. Zuliniak, S. Zuliniak, Iv. Zholkevych, M. Halabuza, M. Vavryshko (Wawrysko), Iv. Mysko, V. Blazheyko (Blazeiko), V. Woloshyn, D. Stadnyk and Iv. Klepa-chok. The Rev. Sr. Philarette, SMI, comes from this parish.

In 1941 there were 35 members with 115 children (Prop. Knyha). In 1961 there were 100 souls (Directory), in 1967, 35 families and in 1975 there were 12 families and 6 single members (questionnaire). In 1976 the parish was under the directorship of: Redemptorist Fathers, pastors, Steve Turchak, Andrew Stadnyk and Kazmir Churko.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Plain View, is under the pastoral charge of Yorkton.

Plain View Descent of the Holy Spirit Cemetery

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Plain View Descent of the Holy Spirit Church

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List of Parishes

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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)

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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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