Wolverine – Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)



 Church of the Patronage of the B.V.M. constructed 1953, 6 miles north of Wolverine; R.M. 340.

WOLVERINE — The church of the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the third church of the parish.

Ukrainian settlers in the Wolverine district constructed the first chapel church, 24 x 12 feet, in 1913; the one acre church site was purchased in 1912 with assistance from Rev. Achille Delaere, CSSR. The church was blessed by Rev. Ambrose Redkewich and served the faithful until 1925. When it was dismantled, its salvaged material was utilized in the construction of the second church on a three acre site six miles north of Wolverine; this new site was four miles east of the original site. Bishop Nicetas Budka blessed the church in 1926. In 1952 the church was sold and a year later was moved onto the property of the newly formed Lanigan parish. The succeeding Wolverine parish church was constructed in 1953 near the second church site. Bishop Andrew Roborecki visited the parish on several occasions and blessed the church on August 6, 1961.

The church is a wood constructed rectangular structure, 60 x 30 feet, on a high concrete basement with two frontal towers apexed by cupolas. Its walls have imitation stone asphalt siding and contain wide windows with arched summits while its gable roof is shingled and contains a cross at the frontal summit. The church is east-west oriented; the west main entrance and adjoining porch-vestibule are reached by a series of steps while the east elevated sanctuary has north and south adjoining sacristies. A small porch adjoining the south sacristy serves as an additional outside entrance into the sacristy and church basement.

In the interior, the sanctuary church patron representation and the two traditional holy images on corresponding sides of the sanctuary are glass mounted oil prints. The church contains a choir loft reached by a stairway at the south wall of the nave in which wooden pews seat approx. 80 persons. It has electrical lighting and central oil heating. The wooden linoleum-covered floor is carpeted before the main altar and at the center aisle. All lower wall areas have imitation wood panelling; upper wall areas, including the vaulted ceiling, are finished with painted donnacona.

The parishioners constructed the church through voluntary labour, private monetary contributions and funds received from the sale of their second church. From the initial decision to construct the church to its final completion, the pastors of the parish were: Rev. Stephen Borys, Rev. Theophile Hurko, Rev. Andrew Choronzy and Rev. Peter Kryworuchka. The parish executives during this period were headed by: Steve Bryck, Nick Lenyk, Steve Bay, Nick Huculak, Leon Bay, Moe Bay, Peter Huculak, Fred Syrotuik, Paul Bay, John Hrynkiw and Mike Bay.

Near the church stands a concrete bell tower which was constructed in 1953 and blessed in 1954. The parish cemetery is nearby in continuation of the church grounds; the original parish cemetery is at the first chapel site.

Ukrainian settlement in this area began in 1905 predominantly from the Borshchiv and Yavoriv counties and was initiated by the construction of a railway to Humboldt. The founding members of the parish were:

Mykola Byj (Nick Bay), Danylo Nakoneshny, Petro Stadnichuk, Mykhaylo (Mike) Dopko Sr., Fedir Huculak, liko Sichkarek, Hryhoriy (Harry) Krisa, Ivan (John) Huculak, Stefan (Steve) Byj Sr., Semen (Sam) Dopko, Yakiv Fedorchuk, Atanaziy (Tom) Lenyk, Wasyi Kajanoski, Petro Grezorowski, Hryts Moskalyk, Nykola Wilkoshevski, Nykola (Nick) Wilkowski, Roman Liniuk and Simon Leanow. The first president of the parish executive was Nykola Wilkowski who was succeeded by liko Sichkarek and others. Construction of the second church was executed under the foreman-ship ofAndriy (Andrew) Senko and Stefan Byj Sr. (50th anniversary). The first pastors to serve the settlers were Rev. Achille Delaere, CSSR, and Rev. Henry Boels, CSSR.

In 1941 the parish registered 60 members with 237 youth (Prop. Knyha), in 1961, 180 souls (Directory), and in 1975 there were 24 members. In 1976 the parish was under directorship of: Rev. Andrew Choronzy, pastor, Nick Lenyk, Mike Sawicki, Theodore (Ted) Stadnyk, Kenneth Senko, John Hrynkiw, Joe Syroteuk, and Nick Kuzyk.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish of the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wolverine, is under the pastoral charge of Humboldt.

Wolverine Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary OLD Cemetery

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Wolverine Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery

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Wolverine Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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Bulletins for Cudworth District Parishes
Cudworth and District Praznyks - 2017

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Prince Albert Protopresbyterate (Deanery)
Nahachewsky, Rev. Ivan, Dean - Prince Albert
Administrator - Humboldt, All Saints
Saskatoon, Eparchial Substitute Priest - Military Chaplain - Administrator-Humboldt, All Saints
132 Montreal Ave. South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 3K8
Telephone: (Cell) 306-961-1390
Email: inahachewsky@skeparchy.org
Kachur, Rev. Andrei
751-14th Street West, Prince Albert, SK. S6V 3L9

Telephone: (Rectory) 306-763-3645; Cell: 306-551-1512
Email: stgeorgechurch.pa@gmail.com
(Church/Hall/Office) 306-763-5597;
 Fax: 306-763-5516
Also Serves:
Gronlid, St. Michael
Nipawin, All Saints
Samburg, St; John the Baptist

Salahub, Deacon Harrold 
3276 Bliss Crescent, Prince Albert, SK. S6V 7X7
Telephone: 306-980-9891  
Email: salah@sasktel.net
Romanets, Rev. Mykola, Vice-Dean
Resides in Saskatoon:
1338 Stensrud Road Saskatoon, SK S7W 0B9
Telephone: 306-978-2230: Cell: 306-270-8628
Email: romanets@sasktel.net
Kolosnjaji, Very Rev. Janko, Vicar General, Chancellor, Rector,
Administrator – Cudworth District
Administrator – North Battleford and Hafford District

North Battleford, All Saints
922-108th Street North Battleford, SK S9A 2A8
Tel.: (Office) 306-664-2301; Rectory Office: 306-664-3459
(Res) 306-244-2604
(Cell): 306-370-2866
Email: chan.skeparchy@sasktel.net
Also Serves:
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 Baptisthttps://www.skeparchy.org/wordpress/about-us/parishes/sich-st-michaels/

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)