The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (locally known as "St. Mary's") is a Catholic Church of the Byzantine rite. Services are conducted primarily in English on Saturday evenings and in both English and Ukrainian on Sunday mornings. Week-day services are generally in English unless otherwise requested by those who make the offering for their intention.
(Serving parishes in Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Neepawa and Minnedosa)
NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED
EMERGENCIES only (e.g. final annointing) -
Weekday (Wednesday- Friday) - 9:30 a.m.
(NO WEEKDAY LITURGIES from July 18 to August 13)
SATURDAY - 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY (Ukr/Eng) - 9:00 a.m.
(No SUNDAY services from July 18 - August 12)
Council Executive (2022)
Parish Priest - Rev. Yaroslav Strukhlyak
First Vice-President - Lawnie Halchyshak
Second Vice-President (acting) - Richard Derewianchuk
Recording Secretary - Shirley Sheeshka
Treasurer - Myrcel Sheeshka
Auditors - Ron Boychuk & Albert Todosichuk
Members at Large - Joy Solomon, Sylvia Kostiw, Stella Fedeniuk
Catechetical coordinator - Malveen Austin
Web Master - Stella Fedeniuk
Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak has designated CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association) as the primary vehicle for donations to be made to help Ukraine. You may donate directly to the association via their website. Click on CNEWA
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress MANITOBA Provincial Council website [CLICK HERE] provides other possible links for donating to help Ukraine, including a RED CROSS Ukraine Donation site at which the Canadian Government will MATCH any donation up to $100,000 each.
You may also send cheques made payable to "St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church" and specify that the funds are for "Ukraine" or" Ukraine Humanitarian Needs" and we will forward the funds to the Chancery who will route the money to CNEWA. DO NOT SEND CASH. Tax receipts will be issued.
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
c/o Fr. Y. Strukhlyak
927 Assinioboine Ave.
ATTENDANCE AT CHURCH:
Attendance at church is now open to everyone.
If you, or a family member, are feeling unwell, or have symptoms of cold or flu, PLEASE STAY HOME until you feel better and no longer have symptoms.
Social distancing is no longer required, but recommended to the extent possible. Particpants are urged to avoid "bunching" and maintain a safe distance from others when seated in pews and receiving communion.
Masks are not required but are WELCOME in the church.
These simple acts of Christian love and charity towards the elderly and vulnerable in our parish family are greatly appreciated!
To view PAST pre-recorded services on YouTube:
From St. Mary's (Brandon) - click on St. Mary's YouTube channel!
Our last recorded service for June 26 will be uploaded to YouTube and should be available for viewing by 5:00 p.m..
We will no longer be recording and uploading services to our YouTube Channel after June 26, 2022. Come to church and join our services LIVE!
Several past services will be deleted from our YouTube site in the coming weeks.
Choir Director/Cantor - Stella Fedeniuk
Alternate Cantor - Tony Yuriy
Assistant Cantor - Petro Zaliskyy
Altar Guild - Helen Lazaruk
Bulletin Editor - Fr. Yaroslav
UCWLC President - Malveen Austin
Canadian Ukrainian Men's Club (CUMC) President - Richard Derewianchuk
Organist - Elsie Makwaychuk
Bishop Velychkovsky Prayer Group - Elsie Makwaychuk
This website was last updated August 03, 2022
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