St George's Ukrainian Catholic Church

St George's Ukrainian Catholic Church | Sarnia

Welcome to

St George's Ukrainian Catholic Church - Sarnia

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 Father Bohdan Winnicki at 519-542-9903.

Mireille Beauchamp

Peacefully, on Tuesday March 1, 2022, at her residence, at the age of 91. Mireille was the beloved wife of the late Paul (1979). Loving mother of Phil and his wife Diane, Claire and her husband Mark, Pierre and his wife Lise, John and his wife Lisa, Greg, and Marc and his wife Barbara. Me mere to 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

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.

You may also donate directly to St George’s Church, the money will go to charity efforts for Ukraine. Simply send an E-Transfer (with your email address noted in the message so we can contact you to issue a receipt)  to 

saveukraine@stgeorgessarnia.ca

You may also donate directly to St George’s Church, the money will go to charity efforts for Ukraine. Simply send an E-Transfer (with your email address noted in the message so we can contact you to issue a receipt) to
saveukraine@stgeorgessarnia.ca 

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 Vladimir of Kiev – Pray for us
Our Lady of Pochaev – Pray for us

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. 

Divine Liturgy Times

Saturday 5:00 p.m. (English)
Sunday 9:30 a.m. (English)
Sunday 12:00 (Ukrainian)
Weekdays & Holy Days: Please see bulletin

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! 

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Weddings

Please contact parish office one year in advance.

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Baptisms

Please contact parish office two months in advance.

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Confessions

Before Liturgy or with an appointment. Father will do his best to accommodate you

Our Pastor

Bohdan Winnicki was born in Szczecinek, Poland on July 18, 1962 and was raised in the small village of Bielica, Poland. Bohdan was entrusted by God to Roman and Anastazja Stefania Winnicki (Lajkosz). He was the third of five children raised in a traditional Ukrainian Catholic household. As a young boy he attended Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Elementary School in the nearby town of Bialy Bor where he enjoyed music lessons as well as playing numerous sports. He would then attend High School (Technikum Kolejowe) in Szczecin, Poland and he pursued studies at the Catholic University of Lublin and Warsaw Theological Academy, Poland. In 1985 he took the opportunity to immigrate to Canada.

CONTACT US

Address

1055 Rosedale Avenue
Sarnia, ON
N7S 1Z5

Phone

Tel | (519) 542-9903
Emergency | 
(416) 419-1097
Parish Pastoral Council: Sally Smoly 519-336-0889
Catechism: Marie-France Bernier 519-333-9303

Email

pastor@stgeorgessarnia.ca

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