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
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
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
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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