St. Malo Catholic Summer Camp Young Adults Visit the Shrine

The St. Malo Catholic Summer Camp in St. Malo Manitoba, under the Catholic School of Evangelization came to visit the shrine during our feastday celebrations on June 27, 2022. At their camps they provide a space for the campers to have a deep and personal encounter with the Living Christ, through prayer times, sacraments, but … Read more

20th Anniversary of Beatification

The year of 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Beatification of our Ukrainian martyrs. On June 27, 2001 in Lviv, Ukraine, Saint Pope John Paul II proclaimed Nicholas Charnetsky and 24 companions blessed martyrs. Bishop Vasyl Velychkovsky, whose holy relics we venerate here in the Shrine, was one of them. On June 27, 2021, … Read more

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