Special visitors visit the Shrine and museum

On Wednesday August 12th 2020, the Shrine staff welcomed Honourable Raquel Dancho, MP for Kildonan-St. Paul, Winnipeg, to the Museum and Shrine. Ms. Dancho and her assistant Jennifer had a tour conducted by Eric Kolsun, our summer student. They heard the life story of Blessed Vasyl and the Shrine ministry in both Canada and Ukraine. … Read more

Feastday Celebrations on June 27, 2020

On June 27, 2020 our annual Blessed Vasyl Feasday celebrations were organized virtually. COVID-19 virus posed a lot of challenges. Therefore, following the rules of physical distancing, we were able to stream the services online from the Blessed Vasyl YouTube channel. The celebrations began at 9:00 am with the Divine Liturgy followed by a testimony … Read more

Special Pilgrims visit the Shrine and museum

On Friday Jan 31st 2020, a group of priests came to visit the Shrine and honour Blessed Vasyl`s holy relics. We were blessed to learn about one of them – Father Lionel Thieballt. After viewing a video presentation about Bishop Velychkovsky, Father Lionel recognized our martyr and shared a beautiful story. In 1972, Father Lionel … Read more

Visit to Kovel Ukraine

While recently in Ukraine Fr. John Sianchuk and Mary Jane Kalenchuk visited a newly constructed chapel in honor of Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky in Kovel. Blessed Vasyl served in Kovel and area from 1928 to 1935. The Redemptorists who have returned to Kovel are now constructing a second Ukrainian Greek Catholic church. This church will be … Read more

Feastday June 27, 2019

The Feast Day took place on June 27, 2019 at St. Joseph`s Ukrainian Catholic Church to commemorate Blessed Martyr Vasyl Velychkovsky. The program was filled with prayers, reflections, singing, and fellowship. We were blessed to have Archbishop Emeritus Stefan Soroka as our guest homilist for the day. There was a Divine Liturgy, holy rosary, Moleben and Acathist services, … Read more

Pilgrimage Reunion September 30, 2018

On September 30, 2018 those who participated in the Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky Pilgrimage to Ukraine this  past summer gathered together for a Moleben Service to give thanks for the graces received. That evening they shared a meal, memories and photos.