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On November 17th, 2018 19 people from the Interdiocesan (Winnipeg & St. Boniface) permanent Diaconal Formation program came for a morning session at the Shrine. Their program consisted of a tour of the museum to learn about the life the Blessed Vasy and the underground Church; a church tour with a review of some of … Read more
The foundations for a new church in Kovel, Ukraine that will be dedicated to Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky was laid on October 2, 2018. Blessed Vasyl lived and worked in Kovel from 1928- 1935. To VIEW VIDEO of this event press here.
At the end of July, our team from Ukraine, Oleh and Tania, at the invitation of Bishop Boris Gudziak, travelled to France to give presentations to the Ukrainian Catholics about Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky. On July 22, they were at the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr in Paris. As well, on July 29, they were at the … Read more
The Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr’s Shrine conducted a pilgrimage for 22 days to places in Ukraine where Blessed Martyr Vasyl lived, worked and suffered. Some of the places they visited were: Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kovel, Kamianetz Podilsk, Kyiv, the Carpathian Mountains, Zarvanytsia, Pochaiv, etc. On this pilgrimage they had prayer services and heard stories of Blessed … Read more
The Feast Day took place on June 27, 2018 at St. Joseph`s Ukrainian Catholic Church to commemorate Blessed Martyr Vasyl Velychkovsky. The program was filled with prayers, reflections, singing, and fellowship. There was a Divine Liturgy, holy rosary, Moleben and Acathist services, a soup and sandwich lunch, short presentation of our ministry, a second Divine Liturgy followed by … Read more
Jesus Youth is a group from Toronto, Ontario that originated in India and minister all over the world. Dr. Joe José and his family visited the shrine along with Boban, Philip, Alvin, and Steven who are doing ministry work among the First Nations people. They are currently on their way to Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan.
On May 30, Bishop Athanasius visited the Blessed Vasyl shrine with Alex Begin, Rev. Canon Adrian Sequeira and Dr. Peter Kwasniewski. His excellency spent a considerable amount of time in the museum and the shrine. He was most appreciative of the artifacts, especially those of the underground church. In the shrine, the bishop prayed parts … Read more