Opening of Jubilee Holy Door Dec 20, 2015

Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, Archbishop of Winnipeg designated Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr Shrine/St Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church to have a Holy Door for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. On December 20, the Metropolitan solemnly opened the Holy Door in St. Joseph’s Church blessing the door and the people with holy water. Pilgrims are invited to enter through … Read more

Presentation for Prison Chaplains in Kyiv Nov 10, 2015

Prison Chaplains in Ukraine gathered at the Patriarchal Sobor of Resurrection in Kyiv, Ukraine for a day of renewal. As part of this day, Oleh and Tania Chekharivsky, our shrine promoters in Ukraine, gave a power-point presentation on the life of Blessed Vasyl who was proclaimed Patron of Prison Ministry in 2014 by Patriarch Sviatoslav.

Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay – July 26, 2015

The faithful from the Catholic Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay along with their Bishop Anthony Krotki, OMI made a pilgrimage to the Shrine on Sunday July 26, 2015. Approximately 25 Inuit from as far as North Baffin Island, Nunavut spent time visiting the museum, hearing the story of a martyr who shared in their hardships when … Read more

Commemorating Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky Lviv July 4, 2015

By Tatiana Chekharivska On Saturday July 4th, 2015, parishioners from the Redemptorist Church of the Immaculate Conception in Lviv, Ukraine gathered for a spiritual encounter. Blessed Bishop and Martyr Vasyl Velychkovsky united us all in prayer. Since our new Ukrainian martyrs were proclaimed on June 27, 2001, we held this celebration as close to this date as … Read more

News from St. Nicholas Church in Victoria, BC, Canada June 27, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Fr. Joseph Ostopowich, Parish Administrator, and parishioners from St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Parish in Victoria, BC gathered to pray the Akathist to Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky. It was especially poignant for us to pray to Blessed Vasyl as he is the Patron of Prison Ministry and Fr. Joseph is a prison … Read more

St. Charles Catholic School staff end school year at the Shrine June 2015

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Redemptorist Novices from Toronto June 2015

Redemptorist novices from North American Inter-Novitiate in Toronto visit the Shrine and Museum as part of their three day Eastern spirituality course under the direction of Fr. John Sianchuk, C.Ss.R. (Shrine Director)