St George Ukrainian Catholic Church

St George's Ukrainian Catholic Church | Sarnia

Welcome to/Ласкаво просимо до

St George
Ukrainian Catholic Church
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Святого Юрія
Українська Католицька Церква

With the current crisis in Ukraine, the feeling of helplessness can be very upsetting. The desire to do something is very strong during this time.

There are many ways, that you can help out, and every little bit helps.
If you want to become more involved, in helping immigrating families, something as simple as a donation, support networks, or perhaps offering to drive to an appointment. In addition, there will be a need for employment opportunities, and most importantly 

a need to find hosts for the Ukrainian families for a  6-12 months period.

Hosting is the perfect opportunity to get very involved! You can make a huge difference for the families arriving to our community!

Interested in helping out? Contact us and let’s talk!
For further information, please contact at
519-542-9903
stgeorge.ucetec@gmail.com
 

Amelia Uchacz,

On August 5, 1931, Amelia (Wichora) Uchacz began her journey upon this earth until the Lord took her to be with Him on February 24, 2023. Born in Fort William, Ontario, now known as Thunder Bay, life would prove to be challenging at times but through it all she never lost her spirit and her humour. She would marry Jarloslav (Jerry) Uchacz in 1952 and would have three children,
Julianna (Walter) Czekurlon, Peter (Helen) Uchacz and Myron Uchacz. Together they would bless her with 7 grandchildren, Natalya (Devin) and Vanessa Uchacz, Daniel (Kristi) Uchacz, Ashley (Tim) Janssens, Stephen Uchacz (deceased), Michael (Kelly) and Nick Czekurlon. She was GB (Great Baba) to 7 great grandchildren, Aria, Sawyer, Isla, Cece, Deacon, Avery and Isabelle. She was pre-deceased by her mother, brother and two
sisters. She will be missed by extended family here in Canada and in Ukraine.

If you wish to make a donation to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, please donate through the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), and specify that your donation is for Ukraine.

Pray for peace and justice in Ukraine. God is the Lord of history and the Lover of Humankind. His grace changes the most hardened hearts. Ukraine was brutally invaded, its territory annexed, the society traumatized. May God convert the promoters of violence. The Lord miraculously liberated the peoples of the Soviet Union without war. May God’s gift of human dignity be honoured and protected. May God protect Ukraine and its people from further harm. 

Saint Michael the Archangel – Pray for us
Saint George – Pray for us
Saint Volodymyr of Kyiv – Pray for us

Divine Liturgy Times

Saturday 5:00 pm (English)

  • Sunday 9:30 am (English)
  • Sunday 11:30 am (Ukrainian)
During the Great Lent:
Wednesday  5:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm

Our History

It is not clear exactly when the first Ukrainian settlers came to Sarnia, although it is known that they were here before the First World War.

Attracted by job opportunities. Others continued to settle in the area, particularly during the Second World War when workers were needed here to support the wartime industries such as Polymer Rubber Plant. Many Ukrainian families settled in the nearby community of Bluewater.

The end of the Second World War brought a large influx of Ukrainians from Europe who had been uprooted and displaced from their homeland by the war. Many of them were of the Byzantine Catholic faith.

Before 1949, there was no Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sarnia. Priests from Windsor came to celebrate Divine Liturgy (Mass) in private homes and later in Our Lady of Mercy School auditorium.

It soon became apparent that there was a great need for the establishment of a Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sarnia.

It is not clear exactly when the first Ukrainian settlers came to Sarnia, although it is known that they were here before the First World War.

Attracted by job opportunities. Others continued to settle in the area, particularly during the Second World War when workers were needed here to support the wartime industries such as Polymer Rubber Plant. Many Ukrainian families settled in the nearby community of Bluewater.

The Byzantine Rite

If you are new to St George’s, or are not an Eastern Catholic, then here are some tips for celebrating the Divine Liturgy with us! 

golden crowns and green wreaths on altar in church during wedding ceremony

Подружжя//Matrimony

Будь ласка зв’яжіться  з парафіяльним офісом за рік до події
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Please contact parish office one year in advance
Christening newborn in church. Baby christening. Ceremony in Christian Church.

Хрещення//Baptisms

Будь ласка зв’яжіться  з парафіяльним офісом за два місяці до події
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Please contact parish office two months in advance
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Сповідь//Confessions

Перед Літургією або за потреби. Священник радо послужить Вам
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Before Liturgy or with an appointment. Father will do his best to accommodate you

CONTACT US

Address
St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church
1045 Rosedale Avenue
Sarnia, ON
N7S 1Z5
 
Phone
Church office: (519) 542-9903
 
Emergency: (519) 818-6149 
 
Email
stgeorge.ucetec@gmail.com
 
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/stgeorge.sarnia
 
Web
http://stgeorgessarnia.ca

 

Pastor: Yaroslav LUKÁVENKO

Parish Pastoral Council: Sally Smoly 519-336-0889

 

Calendar of Events

PRE-RECORDED DIVINE LITURGY

As our Bishop has stated that the dispensation of Divine Liturgy has ended, we will be ceasing the pre-recorded Divine Liturgy. We will be leaving the archive of Liturgies up for anyone to view. And we may do more recordings in the future for special occasions.