60th Anniversary Celebration of Priestly Ordination of Most Rev. Bishop Emeritus Michael Wiwchar, CSsR

Submitted by Andrea Wasylow, Photos by Yvonne Oranchuk On the evening of Sunday, July 7, 2019, members of our Eparchy of Saskatoon honoured His Excellency, Most Rev. Bishop Emeritus Michael Wiwchar, CSsR, with a celebration marking his 60th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination.  The celebration, sponsored by the Eparchial Pastoral Council

Continue reading

Christmas Message from Fr. Larry Kondra, C.Ss.R.

Dear Confreres, Partners in Mission and Friends!  A brief yet heartfelt greeting to all on this eve of the Nativity of Our Lord! Please know that you are kept in fond and grateful remembrance for your prayerful, dedicated and generous support of our Redemptorist mission.    Many of you are aware

Continue reading

A Pivotal Year: 1918

A Pivotal Year: 1918: une année charnière By Paul Laverdure, M.A., Ph.D. Director of Library, Archives and Technology Services, University of Sudbury Speech given 15 September 2018 In the context of the special event “Celebrating One Church: Two Rites Together/ Célébrer une église – deux rites ensemble” at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of

Continue reading

A Chance to Warm Hearts

A Chance to Warm Hearts Pope Francis said, “For Jesus, what matters above all is reaching out, healing wounds, and restoring people to the family of God.”  What matters above all for you? Are you looking for an opportunity to sync your values and interests with those of Jesus? The

Continue reading

Christmas Message from Fr. Larry Kondra, C.Ss.R.

Christ is born!   Христос  Раждається! In the Byzantine Icon of the Nativity of our Lord, the place of Jesus’ birth is depicted as a cave – a hole in the earth.  It is a setting far from the comforts of home.  There is no tinsel, no candy, no turkey dinner

Continue reading

Fr. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. (1945-2017) RIP

Fr. Peter John Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. July 27, 1945 – October 15, 2017 Fr. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. peacefully reposed in the Lord on October 15, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Home in Saskatoon after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Pidskalny and

Continue reading

Celebrating The Golden Jubilee of Ordinations in Yorkton, SK

On June 24, two Redemptorists from the Yorkton Province in Canada celebrated their 50th Anniversary of Ordinations to the Priesthood at the historic Church of St. Mary’s in Yorkton. Jubilarians Len Ratushniak, C.Ss.R. and Fr. Bohdan Lukie, C.Ss.R. were joined at the altar for the festive Divine Liturgy by Fr.

Continue reading

Fr. Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. (1941-2017) RIP

FATHER BORIS WALDIMIR KYBA, C.Ss.R. Father Boris Kyba, CSsR, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Home in Saskatoon in the presence of his family, fellow priests and Sisters of St. Joseph. Fr. Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. was born on July 14, 1941 in Yorkton

Continue reading

Easter Message from Fr. Larry Kondra, C.Ss.R.

“Should anyone ask you the reason for this hope of yours, be ever ready to reply.”   1 Peter 3:15 There are many places in our world today where the cross of suffering is erected.  The wounds of the Crucified One are evident.  As we celebrate The Great Day, the Feasts

Continue reading

St. Joseph’s Stained Glass Icon of the Nativity

  The Stained Glass Icon of the Nativity that is above the entrance of our church was recently featured in an article that was published in the Catholic Register December 19, the official publication of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. the title of the article is Nativity puts Byzantine art

Continue reading