St. Philip’s – Assumption of the B.V.M. (closed)



Church of the Assumption of the B.V.M. constructed 1917, 3 miles east of St. Philips; R.M. 301.


ST. PHILIPS (St. Phillips) — The church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the second church of the parish.


The first parish church was constructed in 1907 and was placed under the patronage of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Bishop Nicetas Budka blessed this church in 1913; in 1916 it was destroyed by fire. Remaining on this site is the parish’s first cemetery where 38 parishioners were solemnly laid to rest. The second church was constructed in 1917 and was visited by Archbishop Basil Ladyka in 1932.


The church stands on a four acre forested site three miles east of St. Philips. Its architectural design is that of a wood constructed cruciform church measuring 54 x 34 feet with a low concrete basement, a shingled gable roof and a large central dome. Metal crosses project above the summits of the gable roofs on all four sides of the church structure; the cross above the main entrance is more intricately designed than the rest. The large white sheet metal covered dome is apexed by a cupola and cross and dominates the site rising high above the treetops. The exterior and interior walls of the church, including the drum of the dome, have narrow wood (v-joint) siding and contain rectangular windows with arched summits. As in other churches of similar architectural style, the central dome is supported by four arcades reinforced by pilasters and dominates the central area of the church illuminating the interior with sunlight. The church is east-west oriented; the sanctuary, main altar and sacristies are found in the east wing while the choir loft extends partially over the west wing of the nave. The church contains wooden pews seating approx. 80 persons; it has central coal heating and candle lighting. Construction of the church took place during the pastorate of Rev. Louis Van den Bosch, CSSR, and was carried out by the Semeniuk brothers. The parishioners covered the construction costs, which totalled $4,000, and also purchased the four acre site in 1917 through their collective funds.


Near the church stands a wooden belfry; adjacent to it and in continuation of the church property lies the parish cemetery.


Ukrainian settlement in this area began in 1904 from the village of Ivanivka in the Terebovlya county. The founding members of the parish were: VasyF Fedoryshyn, Mykhaylo Wiwchar, Semen Palyukh (Pa-luck), Pnt. Swerhun, Yatsko Yakubchak, 01. Wonitowy, Nyk. Ivachevsky (Ewacheski), Hr. Husak, Yurko Ka-shuba, Iv. Pelechaty, Pylyp Barabash, Nyk. Babiy, Zakhar Baluk, Gresko Sivitsky; later they were joined by Pavlo Lozinsky who became the parish’s church elder for many years. The first pastor who visited these settlers and served holy services in private homes was Rev. Nawkraty N. Kryzanowski, OSBM. Later the community was served by Redemptorist Fathers from Yorkton, the pastors of Canora and Arran, and finally by the pastors of Kamsack.


In 1941 the parish registered 25 member families with 40 children (Prop. Knyha) and in 1961, 95 souls (Directory). Presently the church stands closed while the parishioners join in holy services at the neighbouring parishes of Kamsack, Arran and Pelly.


The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Philips, still remains under the pastoral charge of Kamsack.

St. Philip’s Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

51°43’24.6″N 101°50’12.0″W

51.723500, -101.836656

St. Philip’s Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery

51°43’22.0″N 101°50’10.9″W

51.722781, -101.836358

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

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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)

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Swan Plain - Ascension

Swift Current - St. John the Baptist

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Thunder Creek - Ss. Peter and Paul

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Tuffnell Village - Holy Trinity (closed)

Tway Farms - St. Paraskevia (closed)

Tway Town - Ss. Peter and Paul

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Verigin - St. Nicholas (closed)

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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

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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)

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